Timo Lorenz

Timo Lorenz
Medical School Berlin | MSB · Department of Psychology

PhD
Always looking for possible collaborations.

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Introduction
I am Juniorprofessor in Work and Organizational Psychology. My research focus is a trinity composed of positive organizational scholarship, new approaches in measurement and validations, and neurodiversity with a focus on autism & employment. During my time off you will probably find me engaged in some fantasy/sci-fi material or doing BJJ. I really enjoy cooperations with other like-minded researchers - so if you are looking to do a project, say hello.
Additional affiliations
April 2018 - September 2020
Medical School Berlin
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2014 - March 2018
Freie Universität Berlin
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Projects: * Autism & Work * Positive Psychology & Work Courses: * Advanced research in Positive Organizational Behvaior (M.Sc.) * The Psychology of Diversity (M.Sc.) * Introduction to I/O-Psychology (B.Sc.) * Positive Psychology & Work (B.Sc.) * The Dark Side of social identity (B.Sc.)
April 2013 - September 2013
Freie Universität Berlin
Position
  • Instructor
Education
April 2014 - May 2016
Freie Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 2012 - October 2013
Freie Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Psychology
April 2010 - September 2012
Freie Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (43)
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This article provides information about the psychometric limitations of the original Compound Psychological Capital Scale (CPC-12) and suggests a revised version CPC-12R, a free-to-use measure of Psychological Capital. The investigation consisted of three studies: two of these identified psychometric limitations of the original scale, and the third...
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The Broader Autism Phenotype Questionnaire (BAPQ) is a measure to assess a set of personality and language characteristics reflecting the phenotypic expression of autistic traits in neurotypically developing individuals. This paper aims to evaluate the newly developed German version of the BAPQ (BAPQ-G) in terms of its factorial validity. We perfor...
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Gender microaggressions, especially its subtler forms microinsults and microinvalidations are by definition hard to discern. We aim to construct and validate a scale reflecting two facets of the microaggression taxonomy: microinsults and microinvalidations toward women in the workplace, the MIMI-16. Two studies were conducted (N1 = 500, N2 = 612)....
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This study investigated the effects of the 6 Minutes Journal (6MT), a commercial diary combining several positive psychology interventions, including gratitude, goal-setting, and self-affirmation exercises, on several mental health outcome measures. In a randomized controlled trial, university students (N = 157) were randomly assigned to one of two...
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Research has recently established the notion that humor in leadership contributes to the development of a positive professional relationship between leaders and followers. This relationship has been supposed to be the core mechanism via which humor in leadership unfolds its effects on work attitudes and behaviors. However, research has neglected th...
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This guide has been created to support you as an employer who wants to employ and include autistic workers in their organisation and gain some insight and awareness of autism. You may have already considered autistic students or graduates for a job role, perhaps without even knowing it. Here you will find key information, tips and guidelines, based...
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The Strength Use and Deficit Correction (SUDCO) Questionnaire has been shown to be a reliable instrument for the measurement of its four dimensions perceived organizational support for strengths use, perceived organizational support for deficit correction, strengths use behavior, and deficit correction behavior in the context of organizations. We a...
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This research provides information about the psychometric limitations of the original Compound Psychological Capital Scale (CPC-12) and suggests a revised version CPC-12R. The investigation consisted of three studies: two of these identified psychometric limitations of the original scale, and the third presented the revised version of the scale. Th...
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Gender microaggressions, especially their subtler forms microinsults and microinvalidations are by definition hard to discern. We aim to construct and validate a scale reflecting two facets of the microaggression taxonomy: microinsults and microinvalidations towards women in the workplace, the MIMI-16. Two studies were conducted (N1 = 500, N2 = 612...
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The Strength Use and Deficit Correction (SUDCO) Questionnaire has been shown to be a reliable instrument for the measurement of its four dimensions perceived organizational support for strengths use , perceived organizational support for deficit correction , strengths use behavior , and deficit correction behavior in the context of organizations. T...
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Purpose: The study aimed to reveal barriers and their coherences between discrimination and self-perceived employability which students and employees on the autism spectrum often face and need to overcome. These include discrimination based on disability, when applying for a job or retaining employment. This research located barriers in three diff...
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Purpose This research aims to examine effective support strategies for facilitating employment of autistic students and graduates by answering the following research question: What constitutes effective employment support for autistic students and graduates? Design/methodology/approach Data were collected using the method of empathy-based stori...
Conference Paper
This contribution focuses on autistic people’s transition from education into work, and the substantial employment gap that exists. Many young autistic people successfully complete their education, yet regularly fail to secure or retain employment afterwards. Reasons are multi-fold: ineffective careers advice, poor employability skills, biased rec...
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When we talk about probability, we are talking about a concept that is omnipresent in our life – from thinking about all the probabilities you have after finishing your work or the most basic of all probability examples, the ‘mother of probability’, gambling. The concept of probability is even more fundamental when we take a look at how we understa...
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The significance of Meaning of Work (MOW) has been established for over 30 years. Various studies have shown its strong connection to most of the important organizational outcomes. But as research progresses, examples mount that contrary to original beliefs, MOW does not appear to be culturally independent. Despite this, only few research exists sp...
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As organizational research turned its focus to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), interest also grew in the individual’s perspective on CSR. When looking for cross-cultural comparisons of the effects of CSR, measurement invariance is of utter importance as a questionnaire might not be equivalent in all investigated samples and thus bias results...
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Covariance matrices of all items in all samples. (DOCX)
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CFA, model 4F: Standardized item loadings and factor correlations (with standard errors). All reported parameters are significant with p < .01. (DOCX)
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Descriptive statistics: Item means and standard deviations. (DOCX)
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Increasing individual subjective well-being has various positive outcomes, knowledge about its antecedents and the mediators of this relationship can therefore help to increase subjective well-being and the accompanying positive effects. The more future oriented facets of psychological capital, i.e. optimism, hope and self-efficacy have been shown...
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Objectives: Veterinary practitioners’ working situation is both challenging and changing. They have higher levels of work-related stress and suicide risk than the general population. The proportion of women is increasing, and in Germany especially women and employed veterinarians are reported to be less satisfied than comparable subgroups of the ge...
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One concept that is discussed in in order to increase well-being in the area of work and organizational psychology is psychological capital. Its facets of hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism are considered to be developable and interventions can hence be implemented to increase psychological capital. All subfacets as well as their composite hav...
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80% of individuals on the autism spectrum are unemployed. Some companies already specialize in placement services for individuals with autism (e.g. as IT-consultants or electricians). There is no insightful data as to which problems these individuals encounter on the regular job market or how they handle them. Their sometimes great potential remain...
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With this chapter, we want to open up the debate whether neurodiversity might be the next step of diversity. The term neurodiversity was first established in the online autism community in the 1990s and has since spread both off‐ and online. It describes the idea that, throughout the human population, different brain developments and structures exi...
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Wohlbefinden und psychische Gesundheit sind ein für alle Individuen erstrebenswertes Ziel. Die Ansätze der Positiven Psychologie zeigen Wege auf, dieses Ziel zu erreichen. Optimismus, Hoffnung und Selbstwirksamkeit, als Teile des sogenannten Psychologischen Kapitals, sind persönliche Ressourcen, die entwickelbar sind und gleichzeitig positiv mit Wo...
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With the Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ) being the standard measure to assess psychological capital (PsyCap) in the context of organizations, this paper targets to broaden this domain-specific approach by introducing a measure with universal claim. Two studies were conducted to create and validate a German self-report scale (CPC-12) measu...
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Über 80% der Menschen auf dem Autismusspektrum sind arbeitslos. Da viele Menschen mit Autismus durchaus eine Anstellung anstreben, löst dies nicht nur Frustration aus, auch ihr mitunter großes Potenzial bleibt damit für den Arbeitsmarkt ungenutzt. Eine Handvoll Firmen haben dieses bereits erkannt und spezialisieren sich auf die Vermittlung von Mens...
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The term neurodiversity was first established in the online autism community in the 1990s, and has since spread both off- and online. It describes the idea that, throughout the human population, different brain developments and structures exist. Neuronal variances such as autism or ADHD are therefore not to be seen as disorders but as variations di...
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Die Arbeitsbedingungen für Hebammen in Deutschland verschlechtern sich zunehmend, dennoch bleiben viele im Beruf und sprechen sogar von hoher Arbeitszufriedenheit. Nach dem Demand-Induced Strain Compensation Modell können hohe Anforderungen im Beruf sowie mangelnde Arbeitsressourcen zu niedrigerem subjektiven Wohlbefinden und Krankheit führen. Mögl...
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When Martin Seligman became APA president in 1998, the Positive Psychology movement gave new perspectives and ideas to the discipline of psychology. In the past several years, the movement's focus on subjective well-being has also influenced the field of work and organizational psychology. This dissertation aims to introduce a contemporary approach...
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Working conditions are worsening for midwives in Germany, yet many remain in the profession and even report high job satisfaction. According to the Demand-Induced Strain Compensation model, high job demands and lack of job resources lead to reduced subjective well-being and sickness. However, personal resources could diminish this impact. The prese...
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With the Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ) being the standard measure to assess psychological capital (PsyCap) in the context of organizations, this paper aims to broaden this domain-specific approach by introducing a measure with universal claim. Two studies were conducted to create and validate a German self-report scale (CPC-12) measurin...
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Interview questionnaire on barriers to employment and their overcoming. (PDF)
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The aim of this study was to discover how individuals with autism succeed in entering the job market. We therefore sought to identify expected and occurred barriers, keeping them from taking up and staying in employment as well as to identify the solutions used to overcome these barriers. Sixty-six employed individuals with autism–17 of them with a...
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Interview questionnaire on barriers to employment and their overcoming. (DOCX)
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Complete dataset of all variables used in quantitative analysis. (XLSX)
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Organizations are more and more interested in implementing and communicating programs of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Research points to the effects of their authenticity, stating that if these programs are not perceived as authentic they are merely judged as green-washing with detrimental effects for the organization, and although this e...
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Rooted in the neurodiversity approach, this study provides an overview of the strengths and interests of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. We interviewed136 individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and 155 neurotypical individuals via an online survey with regards to (a) demography, (b) occupational strengths, (c) general self-efficacy, (d) occupat...
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Rooted in the neurodiversity approach, this study provides an overview of the strengths and interests of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. We interviewed136 individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and 155 neurotypical individuals via an online survey with regards to (a) demography, (b) occupational strengths, (c) general self-efficacy, (d) occupat...

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The Erasmus+ funded IMAGE project aims to improve the employability prospects of autistic HE graduates by: 1) developing new training materials for HE careers advisors and providing training across the 5 partner countries; 2) creating an employability skills toolkit for autistic students; 3) sharing good practice examples with academics and HE managers to help them make the HE sector more inclusive; 4) helping employers adjust their recruitment and employee support practice to make the labour market more inclusive.
Archived project
The project „autism & work“ in the department of work and organizational psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin, examines possible occupational means and factors for the integration of individuals with autism. Our project's theoretical framework is based on the concept of neurodiversity.