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Jan Digutsch, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Researcher
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Jan Digutsch is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Behavioral Science and Technology at the University of St. Gallen. His research focuses on predicting psychological well-being and motivation at work using between-person differences and within-person dynamics of personality. In his postdoctoral studies, Jan’s research combines classic and novel methodologies from surveys and experiments to natural language processing (NLP) and digital behavioral traces such as mobile sensing.

Jan received his bachelor’s in Psychology & Management at the International School of Management in Dortmund and his master’s in Human Resource Management at the University of Groningen. In 2023, Jan successfully defended his doctoral studies in Psychology at the Technical University of Dortmund.

Jan received the International Postdoctoral Fellowship (IPF) of the University of St. Gallen.

Selected Publications

  • Digutsch, J., & Kosinski, M. (2023). Overlap in meaning is a stronger predictor of semantic activation in GPT-3 than in humans. Scientific Reports13(1), 5035. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-32248-6
  • Digutsch, J., & Diestel, S. (2021). How achievement motive enactment shapes daily flow experience and work engagement: The interplay of personality systems. Motivation and Emotion, 45(5), 557–573. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-021-09894-2
  • Schade, H., Fan, Y., Digutsch, J., & Kleinsorge, T. (2021). Having to Work from Home: Basic Needs, Well-Being, and Motivation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(10), 5149. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105149
  • Digutsch, J., & Koch, T. J. S., & Diestel, S. (2022). Affective shifts during off-job time and next-day subjective vitality: The moderating role of positive stress beliefs. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/hp45b
  • Getzmann, S., Digutsch, J., & Kleinsorge, T. (2021). COVID-19 Pandemic and Personality: Agreeable People Are More Stressed by the Feeling of Missing. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 182(20), 759. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010759