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 a former member of the expired DFG research unit "RiskDynamics." I focus on the 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 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 phase perspective.

My research interests are

* the aforementioned 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.