List of Publications

Last update: Oct. 10, 2021


Georg Lind

Contact: Georg_Lind (at) moralcompetence.net

Major Areas of Research and Development:

Books, Contributions to Books & Journals

Events, Presentations

List of Publications, Lectures, and Scientific Conferences



Last revision: Oct. 19, 2021

(c) Georg Lind

Professional Achievements

  • Creation of Experimental Questionnaires (EQ), a new methodology for making personality traits visible. More
  • Creation of the EQ-based Moral Competence Test (MCT). More
  • Development of the Konstanz Methode of Dilemma-Discussion (KMDD) for fostering moral competence in adolescents and adults. More
  • Design and practical testing of a KMDD-Teacher training and certification program. More


  • Dr. phil.habil. (Ph.D. in Philosophical Science); Catholic University of Eichstätt, 1992.
  • "Venia legendi" (the right to teach) at the University of Konstanz (1993 -).
  • Dr. rer.soc. (Ph.D. in Social Science); University of Konstanz, 1984.
  • Diplom-Psychologe (Master in Psychology); University of Heidelberg, 1973.
  • Graduation from High School of Science (naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium) Weierhof, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 1967.
  • Graduation from Southmoreland High School, Pennsylvania, USA, 1966.

Professional Experiences

  • Director of the KMDD-training and certification program (1999 -).
  • Until 2010 apl. Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Konstanz. Lectures and seminars: educational psychology, teaching and learning, developmental, moral and democratic psychology, counselling and supervision, research design and test construction.
  • Director of the KMDD training project of the German Armed Forces (2007 - 2009).
  • Director of the joint computer laboratories for teaching at the University of Konstanz (1987 - 2001).
  • Co-director of the project Demokratie und Erziehung in der Schule (DES; democracy and education in schools) of the Ministry of Education of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (1985 - 1991).
  • Researcher at the Special Research Unit "Educational Research" (Sonderforschungsbereich 23, Bildungsforschung), University of Konstanz (1973 - 1986).
  • Visiting professor at Humboldt University Berlin (1993/94).
  • Visiting professor at University of Illinois at Chicago (1995/96).
  • Visiting professor at University of Monterrey, UdeM,Mexico (1999).
  • Director of the KMDD teacher training program of the Secretaria de Educación de Bogotá (2003).
  • Director of the KMDD training program at the Instituto Tecnológico y Estudios Superiores (ITESM) de Monterrey, México(2004).
  • Director of the project KMDD in Saxony - KiS (2013 - 2014).
  • Creater and director of the Discussion-Theater (2017 -)
  • Chair of the Institute for Moral-Democratic Competence e.V. (IMDC) (2020 -).

Consultant for Research, Education & Evaluation Projects ("year-" designates ongoing projects) (selection)

  • Talks about the creation of a master's program Moral-Democratic Competence Education with universities inb Bogotá, Monterrey and Konstanz (2015 - 2019).
  • Moral-democratic integration of refugees using the KMDD (2015 - 2017).
  • Advisor to the Ministerio de Educación National de Colombia (2004 - 2010).
  • Berlin-Moabit prison project "Talking and Listening" (with Kay Hemmerling and Matthias Scharlipp) (2008 - 2011).
  • UNESCO Comité Regional Norte de la Comisión Mexicana, Monterrey: Workshop on the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion KMDD (2007).
  • ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants: Development of a new instrument for fostering ethical sensitivity in accountant students and measurement of developmental progress during study (with Dr. Marcia Schillinger) (2007).
  • German Armed Forces: Training and certification of KMDD-Teachers for the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (2006 - 2007).
  • Monterrey, Mexico (Instituto Tecnológico y Estudios Superiores ITESM, Monterrey): Training and certification of ethics professors on the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (2004 - 2009).
  • UNESCO / International Bureau of Education, Geneva: The assessment of moral & democratic competencies (2003).
  • Secretaria de Educación, Bogotá, Colombia: Moral and Democratic Learning / KMDD, Teacher Training Programs, Assessment Studies; (1998-2003).
  • Haifa, Israel: Project "Moral Competence and Political Activism"; Prof. M. Gross (1994/96).
  • Switzerland: Project "Humanizing of Vocational Training by Fostering Social-moral Development"/HASMU, EVA, Prof. F. Oser (1979 - 1983).
  • Reviewer for the Hans Böckler-Stiftung (- 2010)

Membership of Organisations (selection)

  • Member of the Ethics-Commission of the University of Konstanz (2004 - 2008)
  • Member of the "Große Senat" (comprehensive senate) of the University of Konstanz (?)
  • Member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (1989 - )

Prizes (selection)


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