Dr. Benjamin P. Lange

Current positions


Post-doctorial research scientist and lecturer


Chairman of the ethics committee of the Institute Human-Computer-Media at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany




2008: German language and literature studies with specialisation in linguistics (and communication and media); English language and literature studies; Psychology (M.A.)


2011: Psychology (Dr. / Ph.D)


2018: Psychology (Dr. habil.)




Benjamin Lange (*1978) studied German language and literature studies with specialisation in linguistics, English language and literature studies, and Psychology in Kassel. He worked as a journalist in Berlin und Kassel. He also worked as a research scientist at the universities of Kassel, Frankfurt am Main, and Göttingen. He obtained his doctorate in Psychology at the University of Kassel ("Verbal proficiency as fitness indicator. Experimental and comparative research on the evolutionary psychology of language and verbal displays", supervisor: Professor Harald A. Euler, Ph. D). Since 2007 public appearances in the media (e.g., television programs).


Since 2014, he is a post-doctoral research scientist and lecturer at the Media Psychology Department at the University of Wuerzburg. Since 2015, he is doing his habilitation (post-doctoral qualification) in Psychology at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Wuerzburg. Since 2015, he also works as a psychological counsellor and therapist.




Evolutionary Psychology; Acta Linguistica; Evolution and Human Behavior; Human Nature; Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology; Perspectives on Psychological Science; Journal of Language and Social Psychology; Frontiers in Psychology and many more

Research interests


Evolutionary psychological aspects of human communication, language and literature, reading, video games




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Julius Maximilians University of Wuerzburg

Faculty of Human Sciences

Institute Human-Computer-Media

Department of Media Psychology


Campus Hubland Nord
Oswald-Kuelpe-Weg 82
97074 Wuerzburg, Germany


Mail: benjamin.lange@uni-wuerzburg.de

Web: http://www.mp.uni-wuerzburg.de/

Phone: +49 931/31-86689

Fax: +49 931/31-87364

Benjamin P Lange