Prof. Dr. Peter F. Titzmann

Journal Articles

Full texts for many of my publications are available at Research Gate.


Aumann, L. and Titzmann, P. F. (2018), Acculturation gaps in diaspora immigrant adolescent–mother dyads: The case for a domain‐, group‐ and context‐specific view on family adaptation.  International Journal of Psychology. advance online publication. doi:10.1002/ijop.12524

Juang, L., Simpson, J., Lee, R. M., Rothman, A., Titzmann, P. F., Schachner, M., Korn, L., Heinemeier, D., & Betsch, C. (accepted for publication). Using an attachment framework to understand adaptation and resilience among immigrant and refugee youth. American Psychologist.


Titzmann, P. F., & Lee, R. M. (2018).  Adaptation of young immigrants: A developmental perspective on acculturation research. European Psychologist, 23(1), 72-82. doi:0.1027/1016-9040/a000313


Titzmann, P. F., Ferrer-Wreder, L., & Dimitrova, R. (2018). Introduction to a special section on Explaining Positive Adaptation of Immigrant and Minority Youth across Cultures. Journal of Adolescence, 62, 171-174. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.09.008


Titzmann, P. F., & Gniewosz, B. (2018). With a little help from my child: A dyad approach to immigrant mothers’ and adolescents’ socio-cultural adaptation. Journal of Adolescence, 62, 198-206. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.04.005


Titzmann, P. F., & Jugert, P. (2017). Transition to a New Country: Acculturative and Developmental Predictors for Changes in Self-Efficacy among Adolescent Immigrants. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(10), 2143-2156. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0665-9


Jugert, P., & Titzmann, P. F. (2017). Trajectories of victimization in ethnic diaspora immigrant and native adolescents: Separating acculturation from development. Developmental Psychology, 53(3), 552-566. doi: 10.1037/dev0000254


Titzmann, P. F., Serwata, O. J., Silbereisen, R. K., & Davidov, E. (2016). Ethnic homophily in minority groups: A comparative perspective on Germany and Israel. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47(8), 1076-1096. doi:10.1177/0022022116658245


Titzmann, P. F., & Sonnenberg, K. (2016). Adolescents in conflict: Intercultural contact attitudes of mothers and adolescents as predictors of family conflicts. International Journal of Psychology, 51(4), 279 - 287. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12172

Iarmolenko, S., Titzmann, P. F., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2016). Bonds to the homeland: Patterns and determinants of women’ transnational travel frequency among three immigrant groups in Germany. International Journal of Psychology, 51(2), 130 - 138. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12141


Titzmann, P. F., & Fuligni, A. J. (2015). Immigrants’ adaptation to different cultural settings: A contextual perspective on acculturation. International Journal of Psychology, 50(6), 407 - 412. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12219

Brenick, A., & Titzmann, P. F. (2015). Internationally comparative research on minority and immigrant adolescents’ social, emotional, and behavioral development. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57(6), 571 - 573. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.09.005


Titzmann, P. F., & Jugert, P. (2015). Acculturation in context: The moderating effects of immigrant and native peer orientations on immigrants’ acculturation experiences. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(11), 2079 - 2094.

doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0314-0


Titzmann, P. F., Brenick, A.; & Silbereisen, R. K. (2015). Friendships fighting prejudice: A longitudinal perspective on adolescents’ cross-group friendships with immigrants. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(6), 1318-1331. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0256-6


Titzmann, P. F., Gniewosz, B., & Michel, A. (2015). Two sides of a story: Mothers' and adolescents' agreement on child disclosure in immigrant and native families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(1), 155-169. doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-0077-4


Titzmann, P. F. (2014). Immigrant adolescents’ adaptation to a new context: Ethnic friendship homophily and its predictors. Child Development Perspectives, 8(2), 107-112. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12072


Stoessel, K., Titzmann, P. F., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2014). Being ‘Them’ and ‘Us’ at the same time? Subgroups of cultural identification change among adolescent diaspora immigrants. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45(7) 1089–1109. doi: 10.1177/0022022114534770


Titzmann, P. F., Silbereisen, R. K., & Mesch, G. (2014). Minor delinquency and immigration: A longitudinal study among male adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 50(1), 271-282. doi: 10.1037/a0032666


Schulz, S. Titzmann, P. F., & Michel, A. (2013). Jugendliche Übersetzer: Language Brokering in Migrantenfamilien in Deutschland [Adolescent interpreter: Language brokering in migrant families in Germany]. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 45(3), 161 – 174. doi: 10.1026/0049-8637/a000087


Titzmann, P. F. (2013). Immigrants or Adolescents? The interplay of development and acculturation using the example of delinquent behavior. APS Observer, 26(3), 32-34.


Titzmann, P. F., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). Acculturation or development? Autonomy expectations among ethnic German immigrant adolescents and their native German age-mates. Child Development, 83(5), 1640-1654. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01799.x


Titzmann, P. F. (2012). Growing up too soon? Parentification among immigrant and native youth in Germany. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(7), 880 – 893. doi: 10.1007/s10964-011-9711-1


Chen, X., Christmas-Best, V., Titzmann, P. F., & Weichold, K. (2012). Issue editors' notes: Youth success and adaptation in times of globalization and economic change. New Directions for Youth Development, 135, 1 – 10. doi: 10.1002/yd.20022


Brenick, A.; Titzmann, P. F., Michel, A., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). Ethnic German immigrant adolescents’ perceived discrimination: Individual and school-level associations. European Psychologist, 17(2), 105-119. doi: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000118


Stoessel, K., Titzmann, P. F., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). Young diaspora immigrants' attitude and behavior towards the host culture: The role of cultural identification. European Psychologist, 17(2), 143-157. doi: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000113


Michel, A., Titzmann, P. F., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). Language shift among adolescent ethnic German immigrants: Predictors of increasing use of German over time. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36(2), 248-259. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2011.10.002


Michel, A., Titzmann, P. F., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2012). Psychological adaptation of adolescent immigrants from the former Soviet Union in Germany: Acculturation vs. age-related time trends. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43(1), 59 – 76. doi: 10.1177/0022022111416662


Titzmann, P. F., Silbereisen, R. K., & Mesch, G. S. (2012). Change in friendship homophily: A German Israeli comparison of adolescent immigrants. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43(3), 410-428. doi: 10.1177/0022022111399648


Stoessel, K., Titzmann, P. F., Silbereisen, R. K. (2011). Children's psychosocial development during the transitions to kindergarten and school: A comparison between natives and immigrants in Germany. International Journal of Developmental Science, 5(1-2), 41 - 55.


Titzmann, P. F., Silbereisen, R. K., Mesch, G., & Schmitt-Rodermund, E. (2011). Migration-specific hassles among adolescent immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany and Israel. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(5), 779 – 796. doi: 10.1177/0022022110362756


Titzmann, P. F., Michel, A., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2010). Inter-ethnic contact and socio-cultural adaptation of immigrant adolescents in Israel and Germany. ISSBD Bulletin, 58, 13-17.


Titzmann, P. F., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2009). Friendship homophily among ethnic German immigrants. A longitudinal comparison between recent and more experienced immigrant adolescents. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(3), 301-310. doi: 10.1037/a0015493


Titzmann, P. F., Raabe, T., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2008). Risk and protective factors for delinquency among male adolescent immigrants at different stages of the acculturation process. International Journal of Psychology, 43(1), 19 – 31. doi: 10.1080/00207590701804305


Raabe, T., Titzmann, P. F. & Silbereisen, R. K. (2008). Freizeitaktivitäten und Delinquenz bei jugendlichen Aussiedlern und Einheimischen [Leisure Activities and Delinquency Among Ethnic German Adolescents from the Former Soviet Union and Native German Adolescents]. Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht, 55(1), 39 – 50.


Titzmann, P. F., Silbereisen, R. K. & Schmitt-Rodermund, E. (2007). Friendship homophily among Diaspora migrant adolescents in Germany and Israel. European Psychologist, 12(3), 181-195. doi:10.1027/1016-9040.12.3.181


Titzmann, P. F., Roger, D. & Olason, D.T. (2004). A new approach to assessing optimism: The development of a German version of the Positive and Negative Expectancies Questionnaire (PANEQ-G). Current Psychology, 23(2), 97 - 110. doi: 10.1007/BF02903071


Weber, H. & Titzmann, P. F. (2003). Ärgerbezogene Reaktionen und Ziele: Entwicklung eines neuen Fragebogens. [Anger-related reactions and goals: The development of a new inventory]. Diagnostica.,49(3), 97 – 109. doi:10.1026//0012-1924.49.3.97