Dr. Tobias Ebert

Dr. Tobias Ebert

Academic staff member
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 439
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-2036
Fax: +49 621 181-2038
E-mail: Tobias.Ebert
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Interests

    • Geographical Psychology
    • Personality
    • Person-Environment-Interactions
    • Big Data
    • Entrepreneurship
  • Publications

    * = shared first authorship

    *Ebert, T., *Götz, F. M., *Mewes, L., & Rentfrow, P. J. (in press). Spatial analysis for psychologists: How to use individual-level data for research at the geographically aggregated level. Psychological Methods.

    Ebert, T., Mewes, L., Götz F. M., & Brenner, T. (in press). Effective maps, easily done: Visualizing geo-psychological differences using distance weights. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.

    Calanchini, J., Hehman, E., Ebert, T., Esposito, E., Simon, D., & Wilson, L. (in press). Regional intergroup bias. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Preprint:

    Mewes, L., Ebert, T., Obschonka, M., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (in press). Psychological openness and the emergence of breakthrough vs. incremental innovations: A regional perspective. Economic Geography.

    Ebert, T., Gebauer, J. E., Brenner, T., Bleidorn, W., Gosling, S. D., Potter, J., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2022). Are regional differences in psychological characteristics and their correlates robust? Applying spatial analysis techniques to examine regional variation in personality. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 17(2), 407–441.

    *Berkessel, J. B., *Ebert, T., Gebauer, J. E., Jonsson, T., & Oishi, S. (2021). Pandemics initially spread among people of high (not low) social status: Evidence from COVID-19 and the 1918/1919 Spanish Flu. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13(3), 722–733.

    Buecker, S., Ebert, T., Götz, F. M., Entringer, T. M., & Luhmann, M. (2021). In a lonely place: Investigating regional differences in loneliness. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12(2), 147–155.

    *Ebert, T., *Götz, F. M., Gladstone, J. J., Müller, S. R., & Matz, S. C. (2021). Spending reflects not only who we are but also who we are around: The joint effects of individual and geographic personality on consumption. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 121(2), 378–393.

    *Götz, F. M., *Ebert, T., Gosling, S. D., Obschonka, M., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2021). Local housing market dynamics predict rapid shifts in cultural openness: A 9-year study across 199 cities. American Psychologist, 76(6), 947–961.

    Mewes, L., & Ebert, T. (2021). Where do people want to become entrepreneurs? Mapping fine-grained geographical differences in entrepreneurial potential across Great Britain. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 8(1), 332–335.

    Zickfeld, J. H., van de Ven, N., Pich, O., Schubert, T. W., Berkessel, J. B., … Ebert, T., … Vingerhoets, A. (2021). Tears evoke the intention to offer social support: A systematic investigation of the interpersonal effects of emotional crying across 41 countries. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 95, 104137.

    Zmigrod, L., Ebert, T., Götz, F. M., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2021). The psychological and socio-political consequences of infectious diseases. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 9(2), 456–474.

    Ebert, T., Gebauer, J. E., Talman, J. R., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2020). Religious people only live longer in religious cultural contexts: A gravestone analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(1), 1–6.

    Götz, F. M., Stieger, S., Ebert, T., Rentfrow, P. J., & Lewetz, D. (2020). What drives our emotions when we watch sporting events? An ESM study on the affective experience of German spectators during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Collabra: Psychology, 6(1), 15.

    Obschonka, M., Lee, N., Rodríguez-Pose, A., Eichstaedt, J.C., & Ebert, T. (2020). Big data methods, social media, and the psychology of entrepreneurial regions: Capturing cross-county personality traits and their impact on entrepreneurship in the US. Small Business Economics, 55(3), 567–588.

    Ebert, T., Brenner, T., & Brixy, U. (2019). New firm survival: The interdependence between regional externalities and innovativeness. Small Business Economics, 53(1), 287–309.

    Ebert, T., Götz, F. M., Obschonka, M., Zmigrod, L., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2019). Regional variation in courage and entrepreneurship: The contrasting role of courage for the emergence and survival of start-ups in the US. Journal of Personality, 87(5), 1039-1055.

    Götz, F. M., Ebert, T., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2018). Regional cultures and the psychological geography of Switzerland: Person–environment–fit in personality predicts subjective wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 517.