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Benjamin Wolf, Dr. phil.

Postdoktorand

Tel.: +41 44 635 75 17

Raumbezeichnung: BIN 5.A.06

b.wolf@psychologie.uzh.ch

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Selbstregulation und Ambivalenz im Zielstreben

Handlungskrisen und Ablösung von persönlichen Zielen

Verletzungen zwischenmenschlichen Vertrauens

Forschungsprojekte

Die Handlungskrise – Bedingungen und Konsequenzen

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Zielstreben in der Bewerbung für den Polizeiberuf / Zielstreben in der Polizeiausbildung

Unterstützung (Teilfinanzierungen) durch die Stiftung Suzanne und Hans Biäsch zur Förderung der Angewandten Psychologie (PI: Benjamin M. Wolf) sowie die Stiftung zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung an der Universität Zürich (PI: Veronika Brandstätter-Morawietz).

Verarbeitung von Erwartungsverletzungen in Vertrauensbeziehungen

Kooperation mit:
MSc Nicole Methner, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Unterstützt durch einen Seedcorn Grant der European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)

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Publikationen

Publications (PDF, 409 KB)

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., & Brandstätter, V. (2020). Investigating the Unified Motive Scales: The predictive validity of the achievement motive subscale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000571

Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). The seed of goal-related doubts: A longitudinal investigation of the roles of failure and expectation of success among police trainee applicants. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2151. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02151

Wolf, B. M.*, Herrmann, M.*, Zubler, I., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). Brief report: Action crises in personal goals compromise recovery during physical therapy. Motivation Science, 5(2), 179-184. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/mot0000106 [* shared first authorship]

Wolf. B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Self-efficacy vs. action orientation: Comparing and contrasting two determinants of goal setting and goal striving. Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 35-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2017.11.001

Conference Presentations (as presenting author)

Wolf, B. M., Ghassemi, M., Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Kreibich, A., & Brandstätter, V. (2019, September). Short-term variation in goal-related doubts: An experience sampling study. In K. Brinkmann (Chair), Self-regulation and effort I: Affective influences and consequences. Paper presented at the 16th Swiss Psychological Society Conference, Bern, Switzerland.

Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., Ghassemi, M., Bettschart, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019, September). Lost on the fence: Action crises as an antecedent of disengagement. In L. M. Straub (Chair), Alternative Strategies in Goal Pursuit. Paper presented at the 16th Swiss Psychological Society Conference, Bern, Switzerland.

Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019, May). Job-related action crises predict employee turnover in a workplace with high fluctuation. In A. Marion-Jetten (Chair), Drowning in the Rubicon: Current Findings on Action Crises and Goal Disengagement. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2018, October). Die Handlungskrise als Prädiktor von Kündigungen: Eine angewandte Studie mit Telefonisten eines Marktforschungsinstituts [The action crisis as predictor of turnover: An applied study with telephone workers at a market research institute]. Paper presented at the 38th Motivationspsychologisches Kolloquium (MPK), Konstanz, Germany.

Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., Zubler, I., & Brandstätter, V. (2017, September). Action crises in personal goals impair healing during physical therapy. In N. Silvestrini (Chair), Recent advances in motivation research II: Applied perspectives. Symposium conducted at the 15th conference of the Swiss Psychological Society (SPS), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2016, October). Ziele auf der Kippe: Die Bedeutung von Selbstregulationskompetenzen für das Erleben von Handlungskrisen in persönlichen Zielen [Goals on the brink: Self-regulatory competences’ relevance to action crises in personal goals]. Paper presented at the 36th Motivationspsychologisches Kolloquium (MPK), Erlangen, Germany.

Presented poster

Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019, May). Decisional conflict is crucial: Jobrelated action crises predict employee turnover. Poster presented at the 12th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation, Washington, DC.

Other publications, not peer-reviewed

Wolf, B. M. (2020, April). sermed_mlm: R functions to facilitate serial mediation analysis with multilevel data. Computer software. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/uetn9

Bettschart, M., Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2020). Zweifelsfrei in den Polizeidienst: Eine Studie zu Zweifeln am Berufsziel «Polizist*in» im Bewerbungs- und Ausbildungsprozess [Into the police service: A study on doubts about the goal to become a police officer during the application and training procedures]. format magazine – Zeitschrift für Polizeiausbildung und Polizeiforschung, 9, 11-17. Available online under https://www.institut-police.ch/06-wissen/06-04-format-magazine/2019-09/inhalt-2019-09/2%20Bettschart%20et%20al.pdf

Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., Zentner, D., Degen, E., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Mehr Motivation im CATI-Center [More motivation at the CATI center]. Planung & Analyse, 18(5), 56-58. Published online under https://www.horizont.net/planung-analyse/nachrichten/online-special-felddienstleister-mehr-motivation-im-cati-center-170746

Wolf, B. M. (2017, December). Dranbleiben oder loslassen? Studienabbruch aus motivationspsychologischer Perspektive [Stick to it or let it go? Study dropout out of motivation psychology’s perspective]. Public lecture at the exhibition “Im richtigen Studium?” [In the right studies?], University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Theses

Wolf, B. M. (2019). Indecision in Personal Goal Pursuit: Emergence and Consequences of Action Crises. Doctoral thesis. University of Zurich, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-174130

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, Switzerland.