Under the first link you will find my latest publication on lying in romantic relationships (published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology).

The magazine Psychology Today reported on this publication.


2012 - 2015 Bachelor of Science, Business Psychology, Hochschule Osnabrück (Germany)

2015 - 2018 Master of Science, Economic Psychology & Management , University of Kassel (Germany)

2023 Dr. phil, University of Kassel (Germany). Dissertation: "An Investigation of the lie-telling personality type within different social contexts" (Online-Version)


Academic Positions

2017 - 2018 Student Research Assistant, University of Kassel (Germany)

Since 2018 Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Kassel (Germany)


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Journal Articles (with Peer Review)

Reinhardt, N., Reinhard, M-A., & Bittner-Fäthke, G. (2023). The correlation between Honesty-Humility and attitude toward counterfeit luxury. Italian Journal of Marketing, 2023, 503–519.​​​​​​​

Reinhardt, N., Reinhard, M-A., & Schindler, S. (2023). Is peoples’ belief in a just world associated with (dis)honesty in romantic relationships? Journal of Research in Personality, 105, Article 104396.

Harhoff, N., Reinhardt, N., Reinhard, M.-A., & Mayer, M. (2023). Agentic and communal narcissism in predicting different types of lies in romantic relationships. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, Article 1146732. 

Reinhardt, N., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2023). Honesty–humility negatively correlates with dishonesty in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 125(4), 925–942.

Reinhardt, N., Trnka, L.-M. & Reinhard, M-A. (2023). The correlation of honesty-humility and learning goals with academic cheating. Social Psychology of Education, 26, 211–226. 

Schindler, S., Reinhardt, N., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2022). Challenges in detecting proximal effects of existential threat on lie detection accuracy. Current Psychology, 42, 22114–22126.

Marris, A., Reinhardt, N., & Schindler, S. (2022). The role of just world beliefs in responding to the COVID‐19 pandemic. Social Justice Research, 35, 188–205.

Schindler, S., Reinhardt, N., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2021). Defending one’s worldviews under mortality salience: Testing the validity of an established idea. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology93, 104087.

Reinhardt, N., Wenzel, K., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2019). Am I responsible for my learning success? A study about the correlation between locus of control and attitudes towards and self-reported use of desirable difficulties. Journal of Psychological and Educational Research, 27, 7–24. Online Version.


Journal Articles (without Peer Review)

Reinhardt, N. (2023). An investigation of the lie-telling personality type within different social contexts [Dissertation, University of Kassel]. KOBRA.

Reinhardt, N., & Kanning, U. P. (2015). Sichtung von Bewerbungsunterlagen - Sind Hinweise auf die Leitung von Jugendfreizeitreisen ein sinnvolles Auswahlkriterium? Journal of Business and Media Psychology1, 27–32.

Deception in romantic relationships, with my current work focussing particularly on the association between various personality factors and the frequency of lying.

Lie detection

Belief in a just world 

Effects of existential threat (Terror Management Theory)


Honesty-Humility and deception in romantic relationships (supported by a grant of the University of Kassel)

Research indicates that dishonesty in romantic relationships is linked to decreased relational satisfaction, commitment (Cole, 2001) and closeness (DePaulo & Kashy, 1998). Despite these negative consequences, romantic partners are assumed to tell about one lie in every three interactions (DePaulo & Kashy, 1998). The planned research should bring together two lines of research, which has not been merged so far: One the one hand, the question about which personality factors affect the prevalence of lying in romantic relationships already provides first insights (e.g., Kashy & DePaulo, 1996), but the investigation of potential associations to Honesty-humility are missing so far. On the other hand, Honesty-humility reliably appeared to be the major predictor for dishonesty in economic cheating paradigms (e.g., Hilbig & Zettler, 2015). With the present project, we aim to merge both lines of research to check the hypothesis that Honesty-humility is also negatively linked to dishonesty within romantic relationships.

Project management: Nina Reinhardt & Marc-André Reinhard