Gabriela Hofer

PhD Candidate

University of Graz


Gabriela Hofer is a PhD candidate and university assistant at Aljoscha Neubauer’s lab at the University of Graz (Austria). In her research, she focuses on self- and other-knowledge of different cognitive and non-cognitive abilities, trying to answer the question “Who knows what a person is good at?". Her other research interests include (close) relationships and interpersonal attraction (and its relationship to intelligence and other abilities).

Gabriela is passionate about open and reproducible research practices. She co-leads the ReproducibiliTea journal club in Graz (see https://osf.io/r3hcn/ for information on our journal club and https://reproducibilitea.org/ for an overview of the ReproducibiliTea movement) and is a founding member of the Graz Open Science Initiative (GOSI; https://twitter.com/GrazOpenScience ).

She is also an early career researcher representative at the Austrian Association for Psychology (see https://oegp.uni-graz.at/de/jung-wissenschaftlerinnen/juwis-sprecherinnen/ ), where she and her colleagues work on improving the working conditions of PhD-students and Post-Docs.


  • Person Perception
  • Self-Knowledge
  • Close Relationships
  • Attraction
  • Open Science and Reproducibility


  • Doctoral Programme Natural Science, ongoing

    University of Graz

  • MSc in Psychology, 2017

    University of Graz & Universitat de Barcelona

  • BSc in Psychology, 2014

    University of Graz

Recent Publications

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Self- and Other-Estimates of Intelligence

This book chapter focuses on the validity of self- and other-estimates of intelligence.

Self-estimates of abilities are a better reflection of individuals’ personality traits than of their abilities and are also strong predictors of professional interests

In several meta-analyses, self-estimates of abilities have been shown to correlate surprisingly low with individuals’ real (i.e., …

The self–other knowledge asymmetry in cognitive intelligence, emotional intelligence, and creativity

The self–other knowledge asymmetry model (SOKA) assumes that some personality traits might be open to oneself and other persons (‘open …