Research

Generally speaking, our research looks at the conditions for and the consequences of successful goal striving. On the one hand, we examine the characteristics that a goal should have in order to have a favorable effect on well-being and performance. On the other hand, we are interested in the volitional processes of goal implementation and goal disengagement, which occur when actions encounter obstacles. Our research has a wide range of implications for everyday life as well as practical applications (in health, sports, partnerships, business and administrative leadership, moral courage), as is reflected by our cooperation with business enterprises, sports and educational institutions.

Projects

Research project Involved researchers

The action crisis – Antecedents and consequences

Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter
Dr. Martin Bettschart
Dr. Mirjam Ghassemi Tabrizi
Dr. Benjamin Wolf

Motivational aspects of relationship development of couples

Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter
Dr. Katharina Bernecker
Dr. Mirjam Ghassemi Tabrizi
Charlotte Kukowski, MSc

Hedonic goal pursuit - Determinants and consequences of the successful pursuit of pleasure Dr. Katharina Bernecker

Affective reactions to risk

Dr. Mirjam Ghassemi Tabrizi
Dr. Katharina Bernecker
Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter

The desire to make the most of one's own life

Dr. Mirjam Ghassemi Tabrizi
Dr. Katharina Bernecker
Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter

Dispositional self-awareness in the context of goal striving Antonia Kreibich, MSc
Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter
Prof. Dr. Marie Hennecke

Moral courage - Antecedent conditions and interventions

Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter
Dr. Mirjam Ghassemi Tabrizi

 
Research collaborations

The ability to pursue hedonic goals and its consequences for well-being

Dr. Katharina Bernecker, UZH
Dr. Daniela Becker, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien Tübingen

«No Pain, No Gain? Investigating Motivational Effects of Game Elements in Cognitive Tasks»

Dr. phil. Katharina Bernecker, UZH
Dr. Manuel Ninaus, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien Tübingen

«Promoting health competence with a digital application: Adaptation and evaluation of the evidence based exercise program THüKo for patients with osteoarthritis»

Prof. Dr. Inga Krauß, Universität Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Kai Sassenberg, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Gorden Sudeck, Universität Tübingen
Dr. phil. Katharina Bernecker, UZH
M.Sc. Jennifer Durst, Universität Tübingen

Processing expectancy violations in trust relations

M.Sc. Nicole Methner, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Dr. Benjamin Wolf, UZH