Margarete Boos

Economic and Social Psychology
Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute of Psychology
Faculty of Biology

Research Interests


  • Social-psychological group research
  • Methods for the analysis of interactions and communication
  • Computer-based communication in groups and organizations
  • Group coordination
  • Brand research




Education and Employment

1995 -Full Professor and Head of Department of Social and Communication Psychology, University of Göttingen, Germany
1993Habilitation, Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
1990 - 1995Assistant professor of Social Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
1985 - 1990Post Doc in a project about "Decision-making processes in public administration", Special Research Area (SFB 211) "Public administration in change", University of Konstanz, funded by the German Research Association (DFG)
1984 - 1986Research for the Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaft (infas), Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany
1983PhD, Sociology, University of Bonn, Germany
1972 - 1979Study of Mathematics and Sociology, University of Bonn, Germany



Selected honours and awards

2012 & 2014Teaching Awards in Bachelor/Master Psychology, University of Göttingen
2010 & 2011Innovation Prize Human Resources (CeBit-Initiative Mittelstand & Landkreis Göttingen) with Malamut TeamCatalyst (university start-up)
2006Fellowship at the University St. Gallen, Swiss Centre for Innovations in Learning (SCIL)



Selected publications

Boos, M., Pritz, J., Lange, S. & Belz, M. (2014): Leadership in Moving Human Groups. PLoS Computational Biology, 10(4), e1003541. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003541.

Fernandez Castelao, E., Russo, S.G., Riethmüller, M. & Boos, M. (2013). Effects of team coordination during cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Critical Care, 28(4), 504-521.

Boos, M., Schauenburg, B., Strack, M. & Belz, M. (2013). Social Validation of Shared and Nonvalidation of Unshared Information in Group Discussions. Small Group Research, 45, 1-15.

Boos, M., Riethmüller, M. & Cornelius, C. (2013).Sozialer Einfluss in Chat?Gruppen: Geschlechtsspezifische Auswirkungen auf konversationale Partizipation und Kohärenz. Gruppendynamik & Organisationsberatung, 44 (4), 445?460.

Boos, M., Grubendorfer, C. & Mey, D. (2013). Hochschule als Marke. Stand der Diskussion und ein Konzept der Organisationsberatung (Universities as brand ? State of discussion and a concept of organization development management). Organisationsberatung, Supervision, Coaching, 20, 5-15.

Belz, M., Pyritz, L. W., & Boos, M. (2013). Spontaneous flocking in human groups. Behavioural Processes, 92, 6-14.

Fernandez Castelao, E., Russo, S. G., Cremer, S., Strack, M., Kaminski, L., Eich, C., Timmermann, A. & Boos, M. (2011). Positive impact of crisis resource management training on no-flow time and team member verbalisations during simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A randomised controlled trial. Resuscitation, 82(10), 1338-1343. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2011.05009

Boos, M., Kolbe, M., Kappeler, P. M. & Ellwart, T. (eds.). (2011). Coordination in Human and Primate Groups. Heidelberg: Springer.

Boos, M., Kolbe, M. & Strack, M. (2011). An Inclusive Model of Group Coordination. In: Boos, M. et al. (eds), Coordination in Human and Primate Groups. Heidelberg: Springer.

Boos, M., Müller, A. & Cornelius, C. (2008). Online-Moderation und Teletutoring. Medienkompetenz für Lehrende. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.