chapter  20
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Psychology in Germany

WithIngrid Plath, Lutz H. Eckensberger

Ingrid Plath received a B.A. (Hons.) degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, a Diplom in psychology from the University of Frankfurt am Main, and her doctorate in psychology from the University of Tübingen. She joined the research staff of the German Institute for International Educational Research (Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung [DIPF], a member of the Leibniz Association of nonuniversity research institutes in 1989. Her interests include research integration, meta-analysis, the handling of knowledge, social psychology of science, and problems regarding the transmission of theoretical knowledge into practice, as well as issues of cultural contexts and education. Recently, she has been involved in scientific management and evaluation. She is the author and co-author of several articles and books including Understanding Meta-Analyses: A Consumer’s Guide to Aims, Problems, Evaluation, and Developments.