Psychology of Action
- Deliberation, implementation, action, and evaluation mindsets: Information processing at different phases of goal pursuit.
- Goal intentions versus implementation intentions: Differential effects on cognition, affect, and behavior.
- Differences in conscious vs. non-conscious goal pursuit.
- The willful control of unwanted automatic thoughts, feelings, and actions.
- Emotional states of mind: Effects on action control.
- Persistence in goal pursuit: Effective self-regulatory thoughts.
- Affective consequences of goal implementation: The speed of goal pursuit.
- Neuropsychological aspects of action control: e.g., effects of implementation intentions in frontal lobe patients.
- Health promoting behaviors: The role of goals and plans.
- Flexibility/rigidity in goal pursuit.
Self and Identity
- Symbolic self-completion: Various forms of self-symbolizing as a consequence of self-definitional incompleteness.
- Social reality of self-symbolizing: Effects of public recognition of self-definitional symbols.
- Social interaction: Interpersonal insensitivity as a consequence of self-symbolizing.
- Intentions as symbols: Negative effects on action initiation.
- Identity conflicts: Motivational versus volitional crises.
- The willful pursuit of identity: A life-span perspective.
International cooperation partners are:
- Prof. J. Bargh, Yale University, guest in Konstanz 1996/97
- Prof. P. Carnevale, University of Southern California
- Prof. H. Grant, Lehigh University
- Prof. P. Jensen, Columbia University, New York
- Prof. A. Nadler, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Prof. G. Oettingen, New York University / University of Hamburg, Germany
- Prof. P. Sheeran, The University of South Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Prof. S. Taylor, UCLA
- Prof. D. Amodio, New York University
- Prof. J. Hirsch, Columbia University, New York
- Prof. T. Webb, University of Sheffield, UK