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Who is Friederike Schriever ?

Friederike SchrieverFriederike Schriever PhD, Dipl.-Psych., was born in Hamm (Westphalia), Germany. 

Education and Professional Career:
Friederike Schriever studied mathematics, biology and psychology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. First state examination for the teaching profession in 1980, psychology diploma (Dipl.-Psych.) in 1987, PhD (Dr.phil.) in 1998. 1985-1986, research associate at the Freiburg Institute for Border Areas of Psychology and Mental Hygiene (IGPP, Prof. Dr.Dr. Hans Bender). 1988-1993, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for General and Comparative Pedagogics, Free University of Berlin. In 1989, Friederike Schriever coordinated the 6th European Conference of the International Reading Association at the Free University of Berlin. 1989-1990, research in a project on "Social cognitive development and picture comprehension" at the Psychology Department, Technical University of Berlin. 1993-1998, extensive empirical and theoretical research on the personality-specific development of cognitive structures pertaining to subjective paranormal convictions that resulted in an 800pp. dissertation thesis, published as a book in 1998.

In 1999-2000, Friederike Schriever was the leading research scientist at the University of Giessen in an empirical study on the working time and burnout symptoms of teachers located in the Swiss canton of Zurich. The results of this Swiss-government-sponsored study were published, in book form, in 2001. 2000-2001, Assistant Professor in the Institute for the Didactics of Mathematics, University of Giessen. Since 2002, owner and director of a private teaching institute ("Lehrinstitut für Orthographie und Schreibtechnik" [LOS]) for children suffering from reading and writing disabilities (partially related to impairments such as attention deficit / hyperactivity disorders).

1985-present Member, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Lesen und Schreiben (DGLS) [Secretary, 1986-1988]
1986-present Member, Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Parapsychologie (WGFP) [Secretary, 1999-present]
1988-1994 Member, International Reading Association (IRA)
1988-1996 Member, Bund Deutscher Psychologen (BDP)
1989-present Associate Member, Parapsychological Association
1990-present Member, American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR)

When, in 1985, Friederike Schriever accepted Prof. Hans Bender's invitation to choose the Freiburg IGPP as the place for her two-year practical research in psychology, her leading interest was in the possibilities of applying known, accepted scientific methods in order to study, and maybe explain, parapsychological phenomena. This basic interest has remained unchanged since then. Consequently, in those parts of her own empirical research work that pertains to parapsychology, she analyzed the conditions for, and structures of, spontaneous phenomena (precognitive dreams, RSPK case reports). The psychological conditions under which spontaneous experiences occur have always been in the focus of her interest. In the extensive research for her PhD dissertation, she has investigated the reasons and justifications persons mention for their paranormal convictions. And she has tried to identify phenomena-specific and/or conviction-specific patterns in the arguing strategies of persons


Schriever, F. (1987): A 30-year "experiment with time" evaluation of an individual case study of precognitive dreams. European Journal of Parapsychology 7: 49-72. 

Schriever, F. (1988): Ein 30jähriges Experiment mit der Zukunft: Evaluation einer Einzelfallstudie des Freiburger Instituts für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene [A 30-year experiment with the future: Evaluation of an individual case study of the Freiburg IGPP]. Zeitschrift für Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der Psychologie 30: 99-132. 

Schriever, F. (1988): A 30-year "experiment with time" Evaluation of an individual case study performed by the Freiburg Institute for Border Areas of Psychology and Mental Hygiene. In: Weiner, D.H., Morris, R.L. (Eds.): Research in Parapsychology 1987. Metuchen, N.J. & London: Scarecrow Press, pp. 96-100. 

Huesmann, M., Schriever, F. (1989): Steckbrief des Spuks. Darstellung und Diskussion einer Sammlung von 54 RSPK-Berichten des Freiburger Instituts für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene aus den Jahren 1947-1986 [Wanted: The Poltergeist. Description and discussion of a collection of 54 RSPK reports from the years 1947-1986, collected by the Freiburg IGPP]. Zeitschrift für Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der Psychologie 31: 52-107. 

Schriever, F. (1992): Methodologische Probleme bei der Erforschung von Wahrträumen [Methodological problems in the investigation of clairvoyant dreams]. In: Resch, A. (Ed.): Aspekte der Paranormologie. Innsbruck: Resch-Verlag, pp. 301-325. 

Schriever, F. (1997): Präkognition im Traum. Eine Einzelfallstudie aus dem Freiburger Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene [Dream Precognition: A single case study from the files of the Freiburg IGPP]. Basdorf bei Berlin: Retriever (Microfiche, 382 pp.). 

Schriever, F. (1998): Grenzbereiche der Realitätserfassung. Ein Erklärungsmodell auf der Basis individueller Lebenserfahrungen [Reality Construction on the Fringes: An Explanatory Model Based On Individual Experiences]. Berlin: Retriever [779 pp.]. 

Schriever, F. (1999): Are there different cognitive structures behind paranormal beliefs? Proceedings of Presented Papers. The Parapsychological Association 42nd Annual Convention. Stanford University, Palo Alto (abstracted in Journal of Parapsychology 93 [1999]: 224-225). 

Schriever, F. (1999): Phänomenspezifische Begründungsmuster für paranormale Überzeugungen [Phenomenon-specific motives for paranormal beliefs]. Grenzgebiete der Wissenschaft 48: 195-227. 

Schriever, F. (1999): How Can Paranormal Beliefs Be Explained? A Subject-Centered Explanatory Model for Paranormal Convictions. Paper presented at the 5th Euro-PA Cenference, St. Piat, France. 

Schriever, F. (2000): Are there different cognitive structures behind paranormal beliefs? European Journal of Parapsychology 15: 46-67. 

Schriever, F. (in press): Die Skala zur Erfassung paranormaler Überzeugungen (SEPÜ) [Paranormal Conviction Scale (PCS)]. Zeitschrift für Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der Psychologie.


Schriever, F. (1982): Lehrerangst Renaissance der psychoanalytischen Pädagogik? Zu einem Buch von Horst Brück [Teacher anxiety Renaissance of psychoanalytic pedagogics? An essay review of a book by Horst Brück]. IRA/D-Beiträge, Heft 1, pp. 60-61. 

Görlitz, D., Herrig, M., Hofmann, S., Meyer, M.-L., Schriever, F. (1991): Bildverstehen von Kindern am Beispiel der Lebenstreppe [Picture comprehension in children, exemplified with "The Staircase of Life"]. In: Gesellschaft von Freunden der TU Berlin (Eds.): Humanismus und Technik. Jahrbuch 1990. Vol. 34. Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin, pp. 110-122. 

Forneck, H.J., Schriever, F. (2001): Die individualisierte Profession. Belastungen im Lehrberuf [The Individualized Profession: Burdens in the Teaching Profession]. Basel: hep-Verlag [422 pp.]. 

Forneck, H.J., Schriever, F. (2001): Die individualisierte Profession. Einsichten aus einer Studie über Lehrerarbeitszeiten [The individualized profession: Insights gained from a study a teacher working time]. Neue Zürcher Zeitung 222: (139), 57. 

Schriever, F. (2002): Zuhören allein genügt nicht [Just listening is not enough]. SacheWortZahl 30: (43), 4-8. 

Schriever, F. (2002): Motivationstheoretisch optimierter Unterricht. Was können LOS-Pädagogen tun? [Improved teaching based on motivation theory: What LOS teachers can do]. Wortspiegel 10: (1/2), 29-31.


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