Dr. Lucas Keller

Social Psychology and Motivation
P.O. Box 39
University of Konstanz
D-78457 Konstanz


Room: C 509
Fon: ++49-(0)-7531-88 3287
E-mail: lucas.keller [at] uni-konstanz.de

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Psychology and Motivation lab and the DFG research unit "RiskDynamics". In this research unit, I focus on motivational aspects of risk perception and risk-taking behavior. More specifically, my focus is on how people perceive and take risks during the course of goal pursuits unrelated to the (health) risks at hand.

From 2009 to 2013, I studied psychology at the University of Konstanz. I finished my studies with a thesis on the interplay between objective self-awareness and primed goal pursuit. In 2017, I completed my doctorate on goal pursuit from an action phases perspective.

My research interests are

* the afforementioned effects of mindsets evoked by unrelated goal pursuits on risk perception and risk-taking behavior

* differences between primed and deliberate goal pursuit

* open-minded cognition or the lack thereof

* the assessment of risk-taking behavior in the lab in general


I am involved in the supervision of B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses related to these research topics.