Barbara Mackinger

Mag. Dr. Barbara Mackinger
Department of Psychology

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044 – 5175
Fax.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044 – 5126

Consultation hour: by appointment

Research groups:  Sozial Psychology,  On Track, Educational Psychology

Academic positions:

  • Since 2012 Post-Doc University of Salzburg, Department Psychology
  • 2008-2012 PhD University of Salzburg, Department Psychology
  • 2007-2008 Training as a clinical and health psychologist
  • 2001 – 2007 Master University of Salzburg & University of Maine

Research My research focuses on social interactions and what supports successful development. I am particularly interested in applying these scientific findings in teaching and practice. In our module “Mentoring as a stepping stone – individual support in practice”, we support student teachers in combining theory and practice.  For one year, they accompany a pupil as a mentor. They learn how to build a relationship of trust that promotes autonomy and self-efficacy so that these children can optimally develop their abilities and talents. In particular, children with social and structural disadvantages learn through an additional role model to deal adaptively with their situation and to be open to new individual educational paths.

Key publications:

  • Mackinger, B., & Jonas, E. (2021). Mentoringprojekt „Sprungbrett – zusammen spielend Talente fördern“ – Wie kann die Identitätsentwicklung strukturell benachteiligter Kinder gefördert werden? In F. Gmainer-Pranzl & B. Mackinger (Hrsg.), Identitäten: Zumutungen für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang Verlag.
  • Rückl, M., & Mackinger, B. (2016). Erwerb von berufsrelevanten Kompetenzen in Mentoring-Tandems: eine Win-win-Situation für Lehramtsstudierende und Schüler/innen. Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, 11(1), 239-256.
  • Mackinger, B., Jonas, E., & Mühlberger, C. (2017). When advisors’ true intentions are in question. How do bank customers cope with uncertainty in financial consultancies? Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1112.