Research employee at the professorship for Educational Research and Methodology (Faculty of Education)


Lehrgebäude 2 / Raum 7a

+49 361 737-2019

Office hours

By appointment

Visiting address

Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Bildungsforschung und Methodenlehre
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Holger Futterleib

Research focus

  • Science reception and communication
  • facilitating and hindering factors in dealing with scientific evidence



  • Futterleib, H., Thomm, E., & Bauer, J. (2022). The scientific impotence excuse in education – Disentangling potency and pertinence assessments of educational research. Frontiers in Education.
  • Asberger, J., Futterleib, H., Thomm, E., & Bauer, J. (2022). How to recognize educational myths? Seven heuristics for self-questioning and retelling. In G. Steins, B. Spinath, S., Dutke, M. Roth, & M. Limbourg (Eds.). myths, misconceptions, misconceptions, and misconceptions in schools and classrooms. Berlin: Springer.


  • Aßmann, L., Futterleib, H., Betsch, T., Thomm, E., & Bauer, J. (2021). How Do People Search Information on Content and Sources? Integrating source search in information boards. PsyArXiv.


  • Erfurt Open Science Initiative(EFOSI)
  • Center for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Science(CEREB)
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction(EARLI)


Professional experience

  • since October 2018 research employee at the professorship for educational research and methodology and doctoral candidate in the AUREL project, University of Erfurt


  • 2016 - 2018 University degree (Master of Science) in psychology with a focus on teaching, learning and competence development, University of Erfurt
  • Master thesis: "Eye movement capture as a process measure in multiattribute decisions"
  • 2017 - 2018 Research assistant at the Chair of Social, Organizational and Business Psychology, University of Erfurt
  • 2012 - 2016 University degree (Bachelor of Science) in psychology, University of Leipzig