Alexander Wuttke BITSS CatalystPolitical Science

Alexander Wuttke is a political psychologist at the University of Mannheim. He examines individuals’ perceptions and evaluations of the political environment in which they are embedded, and how these orientations shape motivation for political engagement. In his dissertation, he synthesizes psychological theories to investigate the origins of political motivation. Alex‘s main motivation to join the Open Science movement is concern about the credibility of published research findings. Within his discipline, political science, he therefore promotes changing the incentive structures of academic research to reward open and transparent research practices. Alexander is one of the co-organizers of the MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019, which reflects about the current state of social science research. He is one of the principal investigators of the Crowdsourced Replication Initiative.