Publications

Prof. Dr. V. Brandstätter

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Ghassemi, M., Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (in press). The process of disengagement from personal goals: Reciprocal influences between the experience of action crisis and appraisals of goal desirability and attainability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., Kuster, M., Nussbeck, F. W., Bradbury, T. N., Bodenmann, G., & Sutter-Stickel, D. (2016). Who suffers from stress?: Action-state orientation moderates the effect of external stress on relationship satisfaction. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi:10.1177/0265407516661045

Brandstätter, V., Job, V., & Schulze, B. (2016). Motivational incongruence and well- being at the workplace: Person-job fit, job burnout, and physical symptoms. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1153. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01153.

Brandstätter, V., Jonas, K. J., Koletzko, S. H., & Fischer, P. (2016). Self-regulatory processes in the appraisal of moral courage situations. Social Psychology, 47, 201– 213. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000274

Denzinger, F., Backes, S., Job, V., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Age and gender differences in implicit motives. Journal of Research in Personality, 65, 52–61. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2016.09.003

Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., Brandstätter, V., & Job, V. (2015). Implicit theories about willpower predict subjective well-being. Journal of Personality. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12225

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2015). Goal disengagement in emerging adulthood: The adaptive potential of action crises. International Journal of Behavioral Development. doi:10.1177/0165025415597550

Brandstätter, V., Giesinger, L., Job, V., & Frank, E. (2015). The role of deliberative versus implemental mindsets in time prediction and task accomplishment. Social Psychology, 46(2), 104. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000231

Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Action crises and goal disengagement: Longitudinal evidence on the predictive validity of a motivational phase in goal striving. Motivation Science, 1(2), 121-136. doi:10.1037/mot0000016

Koletzko, S. H., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Unconflicted goal striving: Goal ambivalence as a mediator between goal self-concordance and well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(1), 140-156. doi:10.1177/0146167214559711

Koletzko, S. H., Ghaemmaghami, P., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Mixed expectations: Effects of goal ambivalence during pregnancy on maternal well‐being, stress, and coping. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. doi:10.1111/aphw.12047

Kuster, M., Bernecker, K., Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., Nussbeck, F. W., Bradbury, T. N., ... Bodenmann, G. (2015). Avoidance orientation and the escalation of negative communication in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(2), 262-275. doi:10.1037/pspi0000025

Schattke, K., Brandstätter, V., Taylor, G., & Kehr, H. M. (2015). Wahrgenommene Leistungsanreize moderieren den positiven Einfluss von Leistungsmotiv-Kongruenz auf das Flow-Erleben beim Hallenklettern. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 22(1). doi:10.1026/1612-5010/a000134

Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., & Baumann, N. (2015). Effects of implicit failure priming on cognitive and motoric performance in elementary school children. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 74(2), 83-90. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000154

Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., Wegner, M., & Baumann, N. (2015). Testing the convergent and discriminant validity of three implicit motive measures: PSE, OMT, and MMG. Motivation and Emotion. doi:10.1007/s11031-015-9502-1

Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., & Brandstätter, H. (2014). Moral courage: Its personal and situational determinants. Politische Psychologie, 3, 5-23.

Herrmann*, M., Baur*, V., Brandstätter, V., Hänggi, J., & Jäncke, L. (2014). Being in two minds: The neural basis of experiencing action crises in personal long-term goals. Social Neuroscience, 9(6). 548-561. doi:10.1080/17470919.2014.933715 [*shared first authorship]

Landis, M., Bodenmann, G., Bradbury, T. N., Brandstätter, V., Peter-Wight, M., Backes, S., … Nussbeck, F. W. (2014). Commitment and dyadic coping in long-term relationships. GeroPsych: Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(4), 139–149. doi:10.1024/1662-9647/a000112

Oertig, D., Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., & Augustine, A. A. (2014). The influence of avoidance temperament and avoidance-based achievement goals on flow. Journal of Personality, 82(3), 171-181. doi:10.1111/jopy.12043

Schattke, K., Brandstätter, V., Taylor, G., & Kehr, H. M. (2014). Flow on the rocks: Motive-incentive congruence enhances flow in rock climbing. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45(6), 603–620. doi:10.7352/IJSP2014.45.603

Brandstätter, V., Herrmann, M., & Schüler, J. (2013). The struggle of giving up personal goals: Affective, physiological, and cognitive consequences of an action crisis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(12), 1668-1682. doi:10.1177/0146167213500151

Brandstätter, V., & Schüler, J. (2013). Action crisis and cost–benefit thinking: A cognitive analysis of a goal-disengagement phase. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(3), 543-553. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2012.10.004

Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2013). Overcoming action crises in personal goals – Longitudinal evidence on a mediating mechanism between action orientation and well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 47(6), 881-893. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.09.005

Oertig, D., Schüler, J., Schnelle, J., Brandstätter, V., Roskes, M., & Elliot, A. J. (2013). Avoidance goal pursuit depletes self-regulatory resources. Journal of Personality, 81(4), 365-375. doi:10.1111/jopy.12019

Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., & Baumann, N. (2013). Failure cues priming and impaired cognitive performance – Analysis of avoidance motivation as mediator and fear of failure as moderator. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(5), 335-343. doi:10.1002/ejsp.1942

Schüler, J., & Brandstätter, V. (2013). How basic need satisfaction and dispositional motives interact in predicting flow experience in sport. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(4), 687-705. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2013.01045.x

Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., & Sheldon, K. M. (2013). Do implicit motives and basic psychological needs interact to predict well-being and flow? Testing a universal hypothesis and a matching hypothesis. Motivation and Emotion, 37(3), 480-495. doi:10.1007/s11031-012-9317-2

Simmen-Janevska, K., Brandstätter, V., & Maercker, A. (2012). The overlooked relationship between motivational abilities and posttraumatic stress: A review. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 3, 1-19. doi:10.3402/ejpt.v3i0.18560

Job, V., Oertig, D., Brandstätter, V., & Allemand, M. (2010). Discrepancies between implicit and explicit motivation and unhealthy eating behavior. Journal of Personality, 78(4), 1209-1238. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00648.x

Schnelle, J., Brandstätter, V., & Knöpfel, A. (2010). The adoption of approach versus avoidance goals. The role of goal-relevant resources. Motivation and Emotion, 34(3), 215-229. doi:10.1007/s11031-010-9173-x

Job, V., & Brandstätter, V. (2009). To get a taste of your goals: Creating motive-goal congruence by affect-focus goal-fantasy. Journal of Personality, 77(5), 1527-1559. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2009.00591.x

Job, V., Langens, T. A., & Brandstätter, V. (2009). Effects of achievement goal striving on well-being: The moderating role of the explicit achievement motive. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(8), 983-996. doi:10.1177/0146167209336606

Schüler, J., Job, V., Fröhlich, S., & Brandstätter, V. (2009). Dealing with a “hidden stressor”: Emotional disclosure as a coping strategy to overcome the negative effects of motive incongruence on health. Stress and Health, 25(3), 221-233. doi:10.1002/smi.1241

Schüler, J., Job, V., Fröhlich, S., & Brandstätter, V. (2008). A high implicit affiliation motive does not always make you happy. Motivation and Emotion, 32(3), 231-242. doi:10.1007/s11031-008-9096-y

Schüler, J., Job, V., Fröhlich, S., & Brandstätter, V. (2008). Emotional disclosure buffers the negative effect of motive-incongruence on health. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3-4), 223-223.

Brandstätter, V., Frey, D., & Schneider, G. (2006). Zivilcourage: Eine wichtige Tugend in einer Demokratie [Moral courage: A basic virtue in a democracy]. Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie, 14, 375-398.

Jonas, K. J., & Brandstätter, V. (2004). Zivilcourage: Definition, Befunde und Handlungsempfehlungen [Civil courage: Definition, empirical results and recommendations for intervention]. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 45, 185-200.

Brandstätter, V., Heimbeck, D., Malzacher, J. T., & Frese, M. (2003). Goals need implementation intentions: The model of action phases tested in the applied setting of continuing education. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 12(1), 37-59. doi:10.1080/13594320344000011

Brandstätter, V., & Frank, E. (2002). Effects of deliberative and implemental mindsets on persistence in goal-directed behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28(10), 1366-1378. doi:10.1177/014616702236868

Frank, E., & Brandstätter, V. (2002) Approach vs. avoidance: Different types of commitment in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82(2), 208-221. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.82.2.208

Brandstätter, V., Lengfelder, A., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2001). Implementation intentions and efficient action initiation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81(5), 946-960. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.81.5.946

Gollwitzer, P. M., & Brandstätter, V. (1997). Implementation intentions and effective goal pursuit. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73(1), 186-199. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.73.1.186

Schuster, B., Brandstätter, V., & Frey, D. (1997). Wie das Schöne im Menschen bewah- ren – und dennoch durch Anreize motivieren? [How to preserve the good in human beings – and still motivate through incentive systems]. Die Betriebswirtschaft, 57, 307-321.

Brandstätter, V., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (1993). Research on motivation: A review on the eighties and early nineties. German Journal of Psychology, 18, 181-232.

Brandstätter, V., Ellemers, N., Gaviria, E., Giosue, F., Huguet, P., Kroon, M., … Perez, J. A. (1991). Indirect majority and minority influence: An exploratory study. European Journal of Social Psychology, 21(3), 199-211. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2420210303

Books

Brandstätter, V., Schüler, J., Puca, R. M., & Lozo, L. (2013). Lehrbuch Motivation und Emotion [Motivation and emotion, textbook]. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Brandstätter, V., & Otto, J. H. (Eds.) (2009). Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie: Motivation und Emotion [Handbook of Motivation and Emotion Psychology]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Jonas, K. J., Boos, M., & Brandstätter, V. (Eds.) (2007). Zivilcourage trainieren! Theorie und Praxis [Training civil courage! Theoretical and practical approaches]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V. (2003). Persistenz und Zielablösung [Persistence and disengagement from goals]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Chapters in handbooks, encyclopaedias, and books

Brandstätter, V., & Hennecke, M. (in press). Ziele. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Ed.), Motivation und Handeln [Motivation and action] (5th ed.). Berlin: Springer.

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, V. (in press). Goal disengagement and action crises. In N. Baumann, T. Goschke, M. Kazén, S. Koole, & M. Quirin (Eds.), Why people do the things they do: Building on Julius Kuhl’s contribution to motivation and volition psychology. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Hennecke, M., & Brandstätter, V. (in press). Means, ends, and happiness: The role of goals for subjective well-being. In M. Eid & M. Robinson (Eds.), The happy mind: Cognitive contributions to well-being. New York: Springer.

Hennecke, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Gefühle und Anreize als Auslöser und Regulativ von Handlungen: Beiträge der Allgemeinen Psychologie – Emotion und Motivation [Feelings and incentives as triggers and regulators of action: Contributions of the psychology of emotion and motivation]. In K. Sonntag (Ed.), Personalentwicklung in Organisation [Human resource development in organizations] (pp. 83-124). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Hennecke, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Intrinsische Motivation [Intrinsic motivation]. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich C, Serie VI, Band 2: Soziale Motive und soziale Einstellungen [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area C, series VI, volume 2: Social motives and social attitudes] (pp. 1-29). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Niesta Kayser, D., Frey, D., Kirsch, F., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Zivilcourage [Moral courage]. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich C, Serie VI, Band 2: Soziale Motive und soziale Einstellungen [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area C, series VI, volume 2: Social motives and social attitudes] (pp. 255-275). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V., & Jonas, K. J. (2012). Moral courage training programs as a means of overcoming societal crises. In K. J. Jonas & T. A. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: The psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis (pp. 265- 283). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Oertig, D., Schüler, J., & Brandstätter, V. (2012). Do avoidance goals always impair performance? How neuroticism moderates the short- and long-term effects of avoidance versus approach goals on performance. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research (Vol. 94, pp. 147-168). New York, NY: Nova Publishers.

Brandstätter, V., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Achtziger, A. (2011). Motivation und Volition [Motivation and volition]. In A. Schütz, M. Brand, H. Selg & S. Lautenbacher (Eds.), Psychologie: Eine Einführung in ihre Grundlagen und Anwendungsfächer [Psychology: An introduction to its basic concepts and fields of application] (3rd ed., pp. 173-188). Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer.

Schüler, J., & Brandstätter, V. (2010). Zielbildung und Zielbindung [Goal setting and goal commitment]. In U. Kleinbeck & K.-H. Schmidt (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich D, Serie III, Band 1: Arbeitspsychologie [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area D, series III, volume 1: Work psychology] (pp. 39-88). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V. (2007). Kleine Schritte statt Heldentaten: Ein Training zur Förderung von Zivilcourage gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit [Civil courage: Small steps instead of heroic deeds against violence and intolerance]. In K. J. Jonas, M. Boos & V. Brandstätter (Eds.), Zivilcourage trainieren! Theorie und Praxis [Training civil courage! Theoretical and practical approaches] (pp. 95-105). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V., & Schnelle, J. (2007). Motivationstheorien [Theories of motivation]. In H. Schuler & K.-H. Sonntag (Eds.), Handbuch der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie [Handbook of work and organizational psychology] (pp.51-58). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V., & Frank, E. (2006). The role of implemental versus deliberative mindsets in goal-setting and goal-directed persistence. In D. Frey, H. Mandl & L. v. Rosenstiel (Eds.), Knowledge and action (pp. 7-22). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Frey, D., Peus, C., Brandstätter, V., & Winkler, M. (2006). Zivilcourage [Civil courage]. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Handbuch der Sozialpsychologie und Kommunikationspsychologie [Handbook of social- and communication psychology] (pp. 180-186). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V. (2005). Motivation [Motivation]. In D. Frey, L. v. Rosenstiel & C. Graf Hoyos (Eds.), Wirtschaftspsychologie [Economic psychology] (pp. 273-278). Beltz, Germany: Weinheim.

Brandstätter, V., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2005). Motivation und Volition [Motivation and volition]. In A. Schütz, H. Selg & S. Lauterbacher (Eds.), Psychologie: Eine Einführung in ihre Grundlagen und Anwendungsfelder [Psychology: An introduction to the basics and areas of application] (2nd ed., pp. 201-216). Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer.

Brandstätter, V. (2004). Annäherungs- und Vermeidungsmotivation: Implikationen für ausgewählte organisationspsychologische Fragestellungen [Approach and avoidance motivation: Implications for some issues in organizational psychology]. In J. Wegge & K.-H. Schmidt (Eds.), Förderung von Arbeitsmotivation und Gesundheit in Organisationen [Promoting work motivation and health in organizations] (pp. 39-51). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V., & Frey, D. (2004). Motivation zu Arbeit und Leistung [Work motivation]. In H. Schuler (Ed.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich D, Serie III, Band 3: Organisationspsychologie. Grundlagen und Personalpsychologie [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area D, series III, volume 3: Organizational psychology] (pp. 295-341). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Frey, D., Brandstätter, V., Peus, C., & Winkler, M. (2004). Zivilcourage: Intoleranz gegenüber Intoleranz [Civil courage: Intolerance towards intolerance]. In H. R. Yousefi & K. Fischer (Eds.), Interkulturelle Orientierung: Grundlegung des Toleranz-Dialogs. Teil II: Angewandte Interkulturalität. Reihe Bausteine zur Mensching-Forschung [Intercultural orientation: Foundation of the tolerance- dialogue. Part II: Applied interculturality]. (6th ed., Vol. 2, pp. 431-452). Nordhausen, Germany: Bautz.

Frey, D., Schuster, B., & Brandstätter, V. (2004). Sozialpsychologische Grundlagen der Organisationspsychologie: Was kann die Organisationspsychologie von der Sozialpsychologie lernen? [Social psychological basics of I/O psychology: What I/O psychology can learn from social psychology]. In H. Schuler (Ed.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich D, Serie III, Band 4: Organisationspsychologie. Gruppe und Organisation [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area D, series III, volume 4: Organizational psychology] (pp. 3-54). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe

Peus, C., Traut-Mattausch, E., Kerschreiter, R., Frey, D., & Brandstätter, V. (2004). Ökonomische Auswirkungen professioneller Führung [Economic aspects of professional leadership]. In M. Dürndorfer & P. Friederichs (Eds.), Human Capital Leadership (pp. 193-207). Hamburg, Germany: Murmann.

Brandstätter, V. (1999). Arbeitsmotivation und Arbeitszufriedenheit [Work motivation and work satisfaction]. In D. Frey & C. Graf Hoyos (Eds.), Organisationspsychologie [Organizational psychology] (pp.344-357). Weinheim, Germany: Beltz.

Brandstätter, V. (1998). Von der Schwierigkeit, Ziele aufzugeben: Wenn sich das Streben nach Erfreulichem in Vermeiden von Unerfreulichem verkehrt [When giving up a goal turns out to be difficult: The change from approach to avoidance]. In O. L. Braun (Eds.), Ziele und Wille in der Psychologie: Beiträge aus Forschung und Praxis [Goals and volition in psychology: Contributions from research and practice] (pp.51- 68). Landau, Germany: VEP.

Brandstätter, V., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (1996). Leistungsmotiv, Motivation, Wille [Achievement motivation, motivation, volition]. In G. Strube (Ed.), Wörterbuch der Kognitionswissenschaft [Encyclopaedia of cognitive science]. Stuttgart, Germany: Klett-Cotta.

Ulich, D., Brandstätter, V., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (1996). Emotion, Motivation und Volition [Emotion, motivation, and volition]. In D. Dörner & H. Selg (Eds.), Psychologie: Eine Einführung in ihre Grundlagen und Anwendungsfelder [An introduction to psychology and its applications] (pp.115-135). Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer.

Brandstätter, H., & Brandstätter, V. (1995). Auswahl von Führungskräften [Selection of managers]. In A. Kieser, G. Reber & R. Wunderer (Eds.), Handwörterbuch der Führung [Encyclopaedia of leadership] (pp. 112-123). Stuttgart, Germany: Poeschel.

Gollwitzer, P. M., & Brandstätter, V. (1995). Motivation. In A. S. R. Manstead & M. Hewstone (Eds.), The Blackwell dictionary of social psychology (pp. 397-403). Oxford, England: Blackwell.

Frey, D., Brandstätter, V., & Schuster, B. (1994). Das ökonomische Modell aus psychologischer Sicht [The economic model from a psychological perspective]. In Ch. Smekal & E. Theurl (Eds.), Stand und Entwicklung der Finanzpsychologie [Currenct status and developments in finance psychology] (pp. 65-106). Baden- Baden, Germany: Nomos.

Publications in applied journals and books

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2014). Die Handlungskrise [The action crisis]. In M. Storch & F. Krause (Eds.), Selbstmanagement - ressourcenorientiert. Grundlagen und Trainingsmanual für die Arbeit mit dem Zürcher Ressourcen Modell (ZRM) [Resource-oriented self-management. Foundations and manual of the Zurich Resource Model] (5th ed., pp. 102-110). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Brandstätter, V. (2011). Zivilcourage – Kleine Schritte statt Heldentaten gegen Gewalt und Intoleranz. [Civil courage – Small steps instead of heroic deeds against violence and intolerance] In Schweizerische Kriminalprävention (SKP) (Eds.), Jugend und Gewalt. Ein Handbuch der Schweizerischen Kriminalprävention [Youth and violence. A handbook of the Swiss Criminal Prevention] (pp. 95-105). Bern, Switzerland: Stämpfli Verlag.

Schnelle, J., Brandstätter, V., & Moser, B. (2009). Aspekte der Work-Life-Balance aus motivationspsychologischer Perspektive: Zielkonflikte zwischen Beruf und Familie [Aspects of work-life balance from a motivational perspective: Goal conflicts between job and family]. Personalführung, 42 (2), 46-54.

Brandstätter, V., Frey, D., & Backes, S. (2007). Erfahrungsbericht zum Modul „Training von Zivilcourage“ im Rahmen des BLK-Programms „Demokratie lernen und leben“. [Field report on the module „moral courage training in the course of the BLK- program “learning and living democracy”] In Landesinstitut für Schule und Medien Berlin - Brandenburg (Eds.). Demokratie erfahrbar machen: Demokratiepädagogische Beratung in der Schule. Ein Handbuch für Beraterinnen und Berater für Demokratiepädagogik [Making democracy tangible: democracy pedagogy counselling at school. A handbook for democracy pedagogy counsellors]. Ludwigsfelde: LISUM.

Brandstätter, V., Frey, D., & Schneider, G. (2006). Zivilcourage in Theorie und Training als Beitrag zu Werteverwirklichung und Demokratieverständnis [Civil courage in theory and training as a contribution to the understanding of democracy]. Berlin: Bund-Länder-Kommissionsprogramm Demokratie lernen und leben. Retrieved from http://www.blk-demokratie.de/index.php?id=660

Brandstätter, V., & Frey (2003). Kleine Schritte statt Heldentaten [Small steps instead of heroic deeds]. Psychologie Heute, 30 (7), 67-69.

Dr. phil. Marie Hennecke

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Hennecke, M., & Converse, B. (in press). Next week, next month, next year: How perceived temporal boundaries affect initiation expectations. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Luhmann, M., & Hennecke, M. (in press). The motivational consequences of life satisfaction. Motivation Science.

IJzerman, H., Colic, M., Hennecke, M., …, & Lindenberg, S. (in press). Does distance from the equator predict self-control? Lessons from the Human Penguin Project (Invited commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Hennecke, M., & Freund, A. M. (2016). Age, action orientation, and self-regulation during the pursuit of a dieting goal. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 8, 19-43. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12060

Freund, A. M., & Hennecke, M. (2015). On means and ends: The role of goal focus for successful goal pursuit and attainment. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 149-153. doi:10.1177/0963721414559774

Hennecke, M., Bleidorn, W., Denissen, J. J. A., & Wood, D. (2014). A three-part framework for self-regulated personality development across adulthood. European Journal of Personality, 28, 216-230. doi: 10.1002/per.1966

Hutteman, R., Hennecke, M., Orth, U., Reitz, A. K., & Specht, J. (2014). Developmental tasks as a framework to study personality development in adulthood and old age. European Journal of Personality, 28, 267-278. doi: 10.1002/per.1959

Specht, J., Bleidorn, W., Denissen, J. J. A., Hennecke, M., Hutteman, R., Kandler, C., Luhmann, M., Orth, U., Reitz, A. K., & Zimmermann, J. (2014). What drives personality development? A comparison of theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence. European Journal of Personality, 28, 289-299. doi: 10.1002/per.1945

Hennecke, M., & Freund, A. M. (2014). Identifying success on the process level reduces negative effects of prior weight loss on subsequent weight loss. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 6, 48-66. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12021

Hennecke, M., & Freund, A. M. (2013). Competing goals draw attention to effort which then enters cost-benefit computations as input (Invited commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 690-691. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X13001027

Freund, A. M., & Hennecke, M. (2012). Changing eating behaviour vs. losing weight: The role of goal focus for weight loss in overweight women. Psychology and Health, 7, 25-42. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2011.570867

Freund, A. M., Hennecke, M., & Riediger, M. (2010). Age-related differences in outcome and process goal focus. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 198-222. doi: 10.1080/17405620801969585

Hennecke, M., & Freund, A. M. (2010). Staying on and getting back on the wagon: Age-related improvement in self-regulation during a low-calorie diet. Psychology and Aging, 25, 876-885. doi: 10.1037/a0019935

Thoma, P., Hennecke, M., Mandok, T., Bruene, M., Juckel, G,. & Daum, I. (2009). Proverb comprehension impairments in schizophrenia are related to executive dysfunction. Psychiatry Research, 170, 132-139. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.01.026

Thoma, P., Hennecke, M., Mandok, T., Bruene, M., Juckel, G,. & Daum, I. (2008). The specificity of proverb comprehension impairment and its relationship to executive control functions and psychopathology in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 102, 147-148. doi: 10.1016/S0920-9964(08)70448-1

Chapters in handbooks, encyclopedias, and books

Brandstätter, V., & Hennecke, M. (in press). Ziele [Goals].  In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Eds.), Motivation und Handeln [Motivation and Action]. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Hennecke, M. & Brandstätter, V. (in press). Means, ends, and happiness: The role of goals for subjective well-being. In M. D. Robinson and M. Eid (Eds.), The happy mind: Cognitive contributions to well-being. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Hennecke, M., & Freund, A. M. (in press). The development of goals and motivation. Chapter for J. Specht (Ed.), Personality development across the life-span.  Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Hennecke, M. (in press). Zielsystemtheorie [Goal systems theory]. In Dorsch – Lexikon der Psychologie. Bern, Switzerland: Verlag Hans Huber.

Hennecke, M., & Brandstätter, V. (in press). Gefühle und Anreize als Auslöser und Regulativ von Handlungen: Beiträge der Allgemeinen Psychologie – Emotion und Motivation [Feelings and incentives as triggers and regulators of action: Contributions of the psychology of emotion and motivation]. In K. Sonntag (Ed.), Personalentwicklung in Organisation [Human resource development in organizations]. Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Hennecke, M. & Brandstätter, V. (in press). Intrinsische Motivation [Intrinsic motivation]. In D. Frey & H. W. Bierhoff (Ed.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Sozialpsychologie. [Encyclopedia of psychology: Social psychology]. Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Freund, A. M., & Hennecke, M. (in press). Self-regulation across adulthood. International Encyclopedia of the Behavioral and Social Sciences (2nd edition).

Hennecke, M. (in press). Zielsystemtheorie [Goal systems theory]. In Dorsch – Lexikon der Psychologie. Bern, Switzerland: Verlag Hans Huber.

Hennecke, M. & Brandstätter, V. (in press). Intrinsische Motivation [Intrinsic motivation]. In D. Frey & H. W. Bierhoff (Hrsg.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Sozialpsychologie. [Encyclopedia of psychology: Social psychology]. Göttingen, G ermany: Hogrefe.

Hennecke, M., & Freund, A. M. (2013). Zielfokus [Goal focus]. In Dorsch – Lexikon der Psychologie. Bern, Switzerland: Verlag Hans Huber.

Freund, A. M., & Hennecke, M. (2012). Lebensgestaltung im höheren Alter [Shaping one’s life in old age]. In H.-W. Wahl, C. Tesch-Römer & J. P. Ziegelmann (Eds.), Angewandte Gerontologie: Interventionen für ein gutes Altern in 100 Schlüsselbegriffen [Applied Gerontology: Interventions for a good aging in 100 keywords]. Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer.

Freund, A. M., Hennecke, M., & Mustafic, M. (2012). On gains and losses, means and ends: Goal orientation and goal focus across adulthood. In R. Ryan (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Motivation. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Book

Nikitin, J. & Hennecke, M. (Eds., February 2015). Warum wir hinterher glauben, es vorher besser gewusst zu haben. 100 psychologische Denkfallen. [Why later we believe that we knew it all along: 100 psychological thinking traps]. Weinheim: Beltz.

Dipl.-Psych. Mirjam Ghassemi Tabrizi

Monographies

Ghassemi, M. (2011). Emotion regulation and decision making: Exploring the impact of reappraisal and expressive suppression on confirmatory information search and processing. Unpublished master’s thesis. LMU Munich, Munich, Germany.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Ghassemi, M., Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (in press). The process of disengagement from personal goals: Reciprocal influences between the experience of action crisis and appraisals of goal desirability and attainability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Journal articles under peer-review

Bernecker, K.*, Ghassemi, M.*, & Brandstätter, V. (under review). Approach and avoidance relationship goals and the nonverbal communication of fighting couples. (*shared first authorship)

M.Sc. Antonia Kreibich

Monographies

Kreibich, A. (2016). I wonder how, I wonder why: Die Bedeutung dispositioneller Selbstreflektion für das Erleben von Zielkonflikten [I wonder how, I wonder why: The impact of dispositional self-reflection on the experience of goal-conflicts]. (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. phil. Sabine Backes

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Zemp, M., Bodenmann, G., Backes, S., Sutter-Stickel, D., & Bradbury, T. N. (in press). Positivity and negativity in interparental conflict: Implications for children. Swiss Journal of Psychology.

Kuster, M., Bernecker, K., Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., Nussbeck, F. W., Bradbury, T. N., ... Bodenmann, G. (2015). Avoidance orientation and the escalation of negative communication in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(2), 262-275. doi:10.1037/pspi0000025

Landis, M., Bodenmann, G., Bradbury, T. N., Brandstätter, V., Peter-Wight, M., Backes, S., … Nussbeck, F. W. (2014). Commitment and dyadic coping in long-term relationships. GeroPsych: Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(4), 139–149. doi:10.1024/1662-9647/a000112

Backes, S., Brandstätter, V. & Brandstätter, H. (2014). Moral Courage: Its personal and situational determinants. Politische Psychologie, 3, 5-23.

Jonas, K. J., Boos, M., Backes, S., Büttner, N., Ehrenthal, J., Prasse, A. (2007). Das Göttinger Zivilcourage-Impuls-Training (G-ZIT). In K. J. Jonas, M. Boos & V. Brandstätter (Hrsg.). Zivilcourage trainieren! Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Jonas, K. J., Boos, M., Backes, S., Büttner, N., Ehrenthal, J., Prasse, A. (2002). Göttinger Zivilcourage-Training. Polizei und Wissenschaft, 1, 72-82.

Monographies

Backes, S. (2004). Social Comparison Effects in a Preparatory Attention Design. Unpublished diploma thesis, University of Göttingen, Germany, Universtität Göttingen.

Backes, S. (2008). Planning is the key to success – but for whom and how? Action-state orientation and specificity as moderators of implementation intention effects on goal achievement. Unpublished dissertation thesis, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

M.Sc. Martin Bettschart

Master’s thesis
Bettschart, M. (2015). Zielunabhängige Effekte der Handlungskrise auf Entscheidungsverhalten [Goal-independent effects of action crises on decision-making] (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

M.Sc. Thomas Czikmantori

Monographies

Czikmantori, T. (2014). Configurations of social desires in couples and relationship functioning: A latent profile analysis. Unpublished diploma thesis, University of Trier, Germany.

Journal articles under peer review

Czikmantori, T., Hagemeyer, B., & Engeser, S. (2017). A Dyadic Typology of Social Desires in Couples. Manuscript submitted for publication.

M. Sc. Ferdinand Denzinger

Monographies

Denzinger, F. (2014). Ohne Worte: Implizite Motive und Körpersprache. [Without words: Implicit motives and nonverbal communication]. Unpublished master’s thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Denzinger, F., Backes, S., Job, V., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Age and gender differences in implicit motives. Journal of Research in Personality, 65, 52-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2016.09.003

Dr. phil. Marcel Herrmann

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., Brandstätter, V., & Job, V. (2015). Implicit theories about willpower predict subjective well-being. Journal of Personality. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12225

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2015). Goal disengagement in emerging adulthood: The adaptive potential of action crises [Special section]. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 40(2), 117-125. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165025415597550

Brandstätter, V., Herrmann, M., & Schüler, J. (2013). The struggle of giving up personal goals: Affective, physiological, and cognitive consequences of an action crisis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(12), 1668-1682. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167213500151

Ghassemi, M., Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (in press). The process of disengagement from personal goals: Reciprocal influences between the experience of action crisis and appraisals of goal desirability and attainability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Herrmann*, M., Baur*, V., Brandstätter, V., Hänggi, J., & Jäncke, L. (2014). Being in two minds: The neural basis of experiencing action crises in personal long-term goals. Social Neuroscience, 9(6), 548-561. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2014.933715 [*shared first authorship]

Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Action crises and goal disengagement: Longitudinal evidence on the predictive validity of a motivational phase in goal striving. Motivation Science, 1(2), 121-136. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/mot0000016

Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2013). Overcoming action crises in personal goals – Longitudinal evidence on a mediating mechanism between action orientation and well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 47(6), 881-893. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2013.09.005

Koletzko, S. H., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Unconflicted goal striving - Goal ambivalence as a mediator between goal self-concordance and well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(1), 140-156. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167214559711

Journal articles under peer review

Herrmann, M., Brandstätter, V., & Wrosch, C. (2016). Downgrading goal-relevant resources in action crises – Effects on well-being and the moderating role of goal reengagement capacities. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Chapters in handbooks, encyclopaedias, and books

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (in press). Goal disengagement and action crises. In N. Baumann, T. Goschke, M. Kazén, S. Koole, & M. Quirin (Eds.), Why people do the things they do: Building on Julius Kuhl’s contribution to motivation and volition psychology. Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Publications in applied journals and books

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2014). Die Handlungskrise [The action crisis]. In M. Stroch & F. Krause (Eds.), Selbstmanagement - ressourcenorientiert. Grundlagen und Trainingsmanual für die Arbeit mit dem Zürcher Ressourcen Modell (ZRM) (5th ed., pp. 102-110). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

M.Sc. Benjamin M. Wolf

Master’s thesis

Wolf, B. M. (2015). Das Mindset der Handlungskrise: Kognitives Tuning in zielunspezifischen Aufgaben und der Einfluss des Leistungsmotivs. [The mindset of action crises: Cognitive tuning in goal-unrelated tasks and the influence of the achievement motive] (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Zurich, Zurich.