Michael Wenzel completed his psychology undergraduate studies and PhD (1996) at the University of Münster, Germany. He subsequently was lecturer at the University of Jena (1997-99), then research fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University (2000-04), before taking up a position at Flinders University in 2005, where he is now Professor of Psychology. He is currently the Head of Discipline of Psychology, and co-Director of the Psychology of Justice, Emotions and Motivations lab (Psych-JEM).
Thomas, E., Wenzel, M., Skitka, L., and Osborne, D, How utopian thinking influences political engagement, 2020-2022, $384,050, ARC Discovery Project.
Wenzel, M., Okimoto, T. G., Woodyatt, L., and Worthington, E., Dynamics of forgiveness and self-forgiveness, 2019-2021, $240,000, ARC Discovery Project.
Wenzel, M., Okimoto, T. G., and Hornsey, M. J., Identifying and resolving challenges to the effectiveness of collective apologies, 2013-2015, $230,000, ARC Discovery Project.
Wenzel, M., When and why forgiveness promotes justice, 2008-2010, $150,000, ARC Discovery Project.
Wenzel, M., Feather, N. T., and Platow, M. J., How do we seek justice after hurt, offence or terror? Retributive and restorative responses 2005-2008, $315,000, ARC Discovery Project.
Honours and Awards
Fellow of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, 2018.
Innovative Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Resource Prize of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in conjunction with the Teaching, Learning and Psychology Interest Group of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and the Australian Psychology Educators Network (APEN), 2011.
Heinz Heckhausen Award, German Psychological Society, 1998.
Head of Discipline and Lead Academic Supervisor
Endeavour Research Fellowship - NOV 2017
Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) - APR 2017
Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - APR 2016
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - MAR 2020
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