Jakob grew up in Vienna, Austria where he received his M.Sc. in Psychology in 2008 from the University of Vienna. Being interested in psychological research methods, subsequently he started to work as a research associate at the Methods unit of the Department of Basic Psychological Research at the University of Vienna, where he is also currently engaged in completing his dissertation. His research interests include statistical methods in the framework of meta-analyses, assessment methods for publication bias, and generational IQ gains (Flynn effects).
- Pietschnig, J., Voracek, M., & Formann, A. K. (2010). Mozart effect–Shmozart effect: A meta-analysis . Intelligence, 38, 314-323.
- Pietschnig, J., Voracek, M., & Formann, A. K. (2010). Pervasiveness of the IQ rise: A cross-temporal meta-analysis . PLoS ONE, 5, e14406.