Charlotte Poller

Philosophy/ Psychology

Project: Conceptual and methodological (dis)concontinuities across the psychological study of well-being

Supervisors: Anna Leuschner/ Cécile Stephanie Stehrenberger


Kasinostraße 19-21
42103 Wuppertal
6th Floor, Room 06.15

Project Summary

In my doctoral research, I examine the empirical study of well-being in psychology from the mid20th century to the present. This investigation explores the (dis)continuities and transformations of concepts, research methods, and institutions within the frameworks of humanistic and positive psychology. Integrating insights from both historical analysis and the philosophy of science, my work aims to reveal the complex interrelationship of conceptual and methodological changes in the empirical study of well-being, with a particular emphasis on values embedded in the concepts within both traditions.

Short Biography/CV

  • Since 2023: PhD in Philosophy and History of Psychology Bergische Universität Wuppertal
  • 2017 – 2021: M.A in Philosophy of Science (taught in English) Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 2014 – 2019: B.A. in Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice Stiftungsuniversität Hildesheim
  • 2013 – 2018: B.Sc. in Psychology Stiftungsuniversität Hildesheim
  • 2012 – 2013: Studium Generale Leibniz Kolleg Tübingen

My research interests encompass the philosophy of science, social epistemology, values in science, and the philosophy of psychology.