Maik Bieleke

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

Room: D 507 / E 209
Fon: ++49-(0)-7531-88 2635
Fax: ++49-(0)-7531-88 3286
E-mail: maik.bieleke [at]

Maik is a research associate at the chair of Social Psychology and Motivation, PhD student at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences (GSDS), and research associate of the DFG research group Psychoeconomics. From 2007 to 2012, he studied psychology and economics at the University of Konstanz. His theses in both areas examined performance-related aspects of psychological and economic interventions in experimental research and were supervised by Prof. Anja Achtziger (Zeppelin University, Germany) and Prof. Carlos Alós-Ferrer (University of Cologne, Germany).


In his research, Maik is primarily concerned with the cognitive and motivational underpinnings of decision making and problem solving. His main research topics pertain to the effects of self-regulation on perceptual performance and selective attention as well as the efficiency of information integration in social contexts and higher cognition.

The chair of Social Psychology and Motivation currently offers the following topics from Maik's research areas as bachelor, master, or diploma theses. Interested students may contact him for further information.

  • The effects of self-regulation on the efficiency of information integration.
  • Cognitive consequences of self-regulation.
  • Self-regulatory aspects of interpersonal (social) decision making.


Winter Term 2014/15
Aspects of Motivational and Emotional Psychology (B.Sc. Psychology Seminar)

2012 - 2014
Analyzing Experimental Data with R (Provided within the Graduate School of Decision Sciences and open to interested students from psychology, economics, political sciences, sociology, statistics, and information engineering.)
Data Analysis Using R (M.Sc. Psychology Seminar)
Introduction to Research on Social Preferences (M.Sc. Psychology Seminar)

Do I like what I prefer?

The interdisciplinary symposium  "Do I like what I prefer? Integrating research on attitudes and preferences" took place from December 17 to 19, 2014, at the University of Konstanz. It was arranged within the Graduate School of Decision Sciences (GSDS) and brought together researchers from various fields (psychology, economics, and the political sciences) to discuss empirical and theoretical aspects of attitudes and preferences.

Symposium Organization Team: Maik Bieleke | David Dohmen | Anja Weiergräber