Pirmin Pfammatter

Pirmin Pfammatter

Psychologist, PhD

Zurich University of Applied Sciences

About me

In my research I study family relations mainly in immigrant and minority families. Currently, I focus on intergenerational relations, the relation of adult children to their parents. I want to understand in what way growing up in different contexts (e.g., bicultural or as LGBT) is related to intergenerational family dynamics.

  • Family Relations
  • Intergenerational Relations
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTs
  • Well-being
  • Acculturation
  • Norms
  • Values
  • Open Science / Open Data
  • Statistics
  • R
  • PhD in Developmental Psychology, 2023

    University of Basel

  • MSc in Psychology, 2017

    Zurich University of Applied Sciences

  • BSc in Psychology, 2015

    Zurich University of Applied Sciences



expert knowledge in data wrangling, -analysis, -simualtion, and visualization


Basic knowledge of phyton objects, syntax, loops and object oriented programming


Multivariate analyses, SEM, Multigroup Models, Mediation, Moderation


Zurich University of Applied Sciences
PhD Student / Senior Researcher
Aug 2018 – Present Zurich
  • PhD on intergenerational relations in immigrant families
  • Teaching seminar on reserach in developmental psychology
  • Tutoring developmental psychology for bachelorstudents
  • Support for eTeaching and exams
Work Agency Schaffhausen
Jan 2018 – Jul 2018 Schaffhausen
  • Coaching for unemployed adults
  • Coaching for long-term unemployed people
  • Public Relations
Burkhalter Group AG
Intern Corporate Health Management
Jun 2017 – Dec 2017 Basel
  • Coaching for employees
  • Assessment of current Corporate Health Management
  • Courses on Learning and Motivation for employees
  • Developing a broschure on mental health
Burkhalter Group AG
Part-time employee in Accounting
Dec 2012 – May 2017 Zurich
  • Scanning invoices
  • Verification of invoice accuarcy
  • Invoice payment
F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Biology Lab Technician
Aug 2006 – Jun 2011 Basel
  • Assitant in recruitment and training for biology lab technicians
  • Research on Arteriosclerosis and drug Toxicology
  • Training as biology lab technician, specialization in biochemistry and molecular biology

further Qualifications

Programming in R/R for advanced users
Programming Functions and Loops, writing R-packages
Data management and Open Science
Planning data managment, Open Science projects, legal and technical aspects, funding for Open Science projects
Structural Equation Modelling
Theory and use of Structural Equation Modelling, cross-sectional and longitudinal SEM, latent mediation, multi-group SEM
Certificate Teaching in Higher Education
Constructive Alignment, Assessment and Grading, Supervising Students, eTeaching, Blended Learning, Hybrid Teaching



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