Andreas Brandmaier


Senior Research Scientist

Center for Lifespan Psychology


Phone: +49 30 82406-423

Short CV:

Professor for Research Methods, 2021, MSB Medical School Berlin
Dr. rer. nat., 2011, Saarland University (UdS)

Dipl.-Inform. Univ., 2008, University of Technology, Munich (TUM)

IMPRS COMP2PSYCH Faculty member


Main Focus:

  • Multivariate developmental methodology
  • Formal models of behavioral change
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Statistical and algorithmic modelling
  • Reproducibility
  • Brain-behavior relations across the lifespan

Selected Literature:

Boker, S. M., von Oertzen, T., Pritikin, J. N., Hunter, M. D., Brick, T. R., Brandmaier, A. M., & Neale, M. C. (2023). Products of variables in structural equation models. Structural Equation Modeling, 30(5), 708–718.
Tucker-Drob, E. M., De la Fuente, J., Köhncke, Y., Brandmaier, A. M., Nyberg, L., & Lindenberger, U. (2022). A strong dependency between changes in fluid and crystallized abilities in human cognitive aging. Science Advances, 8, Article eabj2422.
Brandmaier, A. M., Ghisletta, P., & von Oertzen, T. (2020). Optimal planned missing data design for linear latent growth curve models. Behavior Research Methods, 52, 1445–1458.
Brandmaier, A. M., Wenger, E., Bodammer, N. C., Kühn, S., Raz, N., & Lindenberger, U. (2018). Assessing reliability in neuroimaging research through intra-class effect decomposition (ICED). eLife, 7, Article e35718.
Brandmaier, A. M., Prindle, J. J., McArdle, J. J., & Lindenberger, U. (2016). Theory-guided exploration with structural equation model forests. Psychological Methods, 21(4), 566–582.
Freund, J., Brandmaier, A. M., Lewejohann, L., Kirste, I., Kritzler, M., Krüger, A., Sachser, N., Lindenberger, U., & Kempermann, G. (2013). Emergence of individuality in genetically identical mice. Science, 340(6133), 756–759.
Brandmaier, A. M., von Oertzen, T., McArdle, J. J., & Lindenberger, U. (2013). Structural equation model trees. Psychological Methods, 18, 71–86.




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