German Institute for Development Evaluation
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Dr Martin Bruder

Current evaluations

Completed evaluations


  • Planning and management of evaluations
  • Methods of empirical social science research and evaluation
  • Conducting meta-analyses
  • Development and validation of psychometric instruments for evaluation projects

Curriculum Vitae

Psychology studies in Freiburg and Cambridge (until 2003); doctoral studies in social psychology at the University of Cambridge (2003-2007); subsequently Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southampton and Cardiff University; Scientific Project Manager at the evaluation department of the head office of the German Council of Science and Humanities including participation in institutional and strategic evaluations; Fellow and Junior Research Group Leader at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz (2010-2012); Head of Section “Monitoring, Evaluation, Research” at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) including commissioning and management of project and program evaluations as well as facilitating the development of a results-based management system in the area of BMZ funding (2013-2015). Since November 2015 Head of Department at DEval.

Selected publications

Schneider, S. H., J. Eger, M. Bruder, J. Faust, L. H. Wieler (2020), "Does the COVID-19 pandemic threaten global solidarity? Evidence from Germany", World Development, Volume 140, 2021. [Link]

Bruder, M., Polak, J.T., Guffler, K., & Scheinert, L (2020). Using mediation analysis to uncover psychological mechanisms of attitude change in a development volunteer program. In J. Schmitt (Ed.), Causal Mechanisms in Program Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 167, 131–143.

Scheinert, L., Guffler, K., Polak, J.T., & Bruder, M. (2019). International development volunteering: An instrument for promoting education in line with the Sustainable Development Goals? International Journal of Development Education & Global Learning, 11(1), 4-28.

van Tilburg, W. A. P., Bruder, M., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Göritz, A. (2018) (in press), "An appraisal profile of nostalgia", Emotion.“ [ABSTRACT]

Polak, J. T., Scheinert, L., Guffler, K., & Bruder, M. (2018), "Wirkt weltwärts? Wie Freiwillige sich verändern und zum entwicklungspolitischen Lernen in Deutschland beitragen", Voluntaris, 6(2), 264-269.

Schneider, S.H., J. Eger, M. Bruder und S.H. Gleser (19. Oktober 2018), „Attitudes towards Development Cooperation: New Evidence on Germany“, DevCommsLab Blog,

Steckhan, H., Thomas, S., Ahrens, L., Bruder, M. (2018), "Herausforderungen der menschenrechtsbasierten Evaluierung von politischen Strategiepapieren: Das Beispiel der Evaluierung des 'Aktionsplans zur Inklusion von Menschen mit Behinderungen' des BMZ", Zeitschrift für Evaluation, 17(1), pp. 108-129.

Zimmermann, J., Schubert, K., Bruder, M., & Hagemeyer, B. (2017), "Why go the extra mile? A longitudinal study on sojourn goals and their impact on sojourners' adaptation", International Journal of Psychology, 52(6), pp. 425-435. [ABSTRACT]

Bruder, M., & Galizia, C. G. (2017), "Recruitment and integration of international faculty at German universities: The case of the University of Konstanz", In M. Yudkevich, P. G. Altbach & L. E. Rumbley (Eds.), International faculty in higher education: Comparative perspectives on recruitment, integration, and impact (pp. 124-149). New York, NY: Routledge. [BOOK ABSTRACT]

Bruder, M. (2015), "Rose-tinted memories as a human resource: Nostalgia’s functional effects on how we reconstruct our past and succeed in the present", In D. Shulman & G. Galizia (Eds.), Forgetting: An interdisciplinary conversation (pp. 82-90). Jerusalem: The Hewbrew University Magnes Press. [BOOK ABSTRACT]

van der Schalk, J., Kuppens, T., Bruder, M., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2015), "The social power of regret: The effect of social appraisal and anticipated emotions on fair and unfair allocations in resource dilemmas", Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 151-157. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Bruder, M., Fischer, A., & Manstead. A. S. R. (2014), "Social appraisal as cause of collective emotions", In C. von Scheve & M. Salmela (Eds.), Collective emotions, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 141-155. [TOC]

Bruder, M., & Tanyi, A. (2014), "Overdemanding consequentialism? An experimental approach", Utilitas, 26, 250-275. [ABSTRACT]

Bruder, M., & Tanyi, A. (2014), "How to gauge moral intuitions? Prospects for a new methodology", In C. Lütge, H. Rusch, & M. Uhl (Eds.), Experimental Ethics: Towards an Empirical Moral Philosophy. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [TOC]

Imhoff, R., & Bruder, M. (2014), "Speaking (un-)truth to power: Conspiracy mentality as a generalised political attitude", European Journal of Personality, 28, 25-43. [ABSTRACT]

Slabu, L., Lenton, A., Sedikides, C., & Bruder, M. (2014), "Trait and state authenticity across cultures, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1347-1373. [ABSTRACT]

Tanyi, A., & Bruder, M. (2014), "Consequentialism and its demands: A representative study", Journal of Value Inquiry, 48, 293-314. [ABSTRACT]

Wildschut, T., Bruder, M., Robertson, S., van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Sedikides, C. (2014), "Collective nostalgia: A group-level emotion that confers unique benefits on the group", Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 844-863. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Bruder, M., Haffke, P., Neave, N., Nouripanah, N., & Imhoff, R. (2013), "Measuring individual differences in generic beliefs in conspiracy theories across cultures: The Conspiracy Mentality Questionnaire", Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 225. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Bruder, M., Dosmukhambetova, D., Nerb, J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2012), "Emotional signals in nonverbal interaction: Dyadic facilitation and convergence in expressions, appraisals, and feelings", Cognition & Emotion, 26, 480-502. [ABSTRACT]

Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R., & Bruder, M. (2011), "The more, the merrier? Numerical strength versus subgroup distinctiveness in minority groups", Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 786-793. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R., Bruder, M., & Shepherd, L. (2011), "We feel, therefore we are: Emotion as a basis for self-categorization and social action", Emotion, 11, 754-767. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

Lenton, A. P., Bruder, M., & Sedikides, C. (2009), "A meta-analysis on the malleability of automatic gender stereotypes", Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 183-196. [ABSTRACT] [PDF]

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