Publications

Prof. Dr. V. Brandstätter

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Ghassemi,  M.*,  Bernecker,  K.*,  &  Brandstätter,  V.  (in press). “Take care, honey!”: People are more anxious about their significant others’ risk behavior than about their own. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2019.103879 (*shared first authorship)

Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). Investigating the Unified Motive Scales: The predictive validity of the achievement motive subscale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). The seed of goal-related doubts: A longitudinal investigation of the roles of failure and expectation of success among police trainee applicants. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2151. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02151

Herrmann, M., Brandstätter, V., & Wrosch, C. (2019). Downgrading goal-relevant resources in action crises: The moderating role of goal reengagement capacities and effects on well-being. Motivation and Emotion, 43(4), 535–553. doi:10.1007/s11031-019-09755-z

Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., Zubler, I., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). Action crises in personal goals compromise recovery during physical therapy. Motivation Science, 5(2), 179-184. doi:10.1037/mot0000106

Bernecker, K., Ghassemi, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Approach and avoidance relationship goals couples’ nonverbal communication during conflict. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 622–636. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2379

Brandstätter, H., Brandstätter, V., & Pelka, R. B. (2018). Similarity and positivity of personality profiles consistently predict relationship satisfaction in dyads. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1009. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01009

Brandstätter, V., Koletzko, S. H., & Bettschart, M. (2018). When goals loom darker: Goal ambivalence moderates the effect of goal proximity on goal-related motivation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 778-793. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2541

Denzinger, F., Backes, S., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Same same but different: Similarity of goals and implicit motives in intimate relationships. Motivation Science, 4(1), 60-77. doi:10.1037/mot0000064

Hennecke, M., Czikmantori, T., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Doing despite disliking: Self-Regulatory strategies in everyday aversive activities. European Journal of Personality, 33,104-128. doi:10.1002/per.2182

Leuchtmann, L., Milek, A., Bernecker, K., Nussbeck, F. W., Backes, S., Martin, M., Zemp, M., Brandstätter, V., & Bodenmann, G. (2018). Temporal dynamics of couples’ communication behaviors in conflict discussions: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0265407518806582

Leuchtmann, L., Zemp, M., Milek, A., Nussbeck, F. W., Brandstätter, V., & Bodenmann, G. (2018). Role of clarity of other's feelings for dyadic coping. Personal Relationships, 25(1), 38-49. doi:10.1111/pere.12226

Wolf. B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Self-efficacy vs. action orientation: Comparing and contrasting two determinants of goal setting and goal striving. Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 35-45. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2017.11.001

Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., Brandstätter, V., & Job, V. (2017). Implicit theories about willpower predict subjective well‐being. Journal of Personality, 85(2), 136-150. doi:10.1111/jopy.12225

Ghassemi, M., Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2017). The process of disengagement from personal goals: Reciprocal influences between the experience of action crisis and appraisals of goal desirability and attainability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(4), 524-537. doi:10.1177/0146167216689052

Kuster, M., Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., Nussbeck, F. W., Bradbury, T. N., Sutter-Stickel, D., & Bodenmann, G. (2017). Approach-avoidance goals and relationship problems, communication of stress, and dyadic coping in couples. Motivation and Emotion, 41(5), 576-590. doi:10.1007/s11031-017-9629-3

Zemp, M., Backes, S., & Brandstätter, V. (2017). The power motive and parenting style—Is incongruence related to inconsistency? Motivation Science, 3(4), 383-392. doi:10.1037/mot0000057

Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., Kuster, M., Nussbeck, F. W., Bradbury, T. N., Bodenmann, G., & Sutter-Stickel, D. (2016). Who suffers from stress?: Action-state orientation moderates the effect of external stress on relationship satisfaction. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34(6), 894-914. doi:10.1177/0265407516661045

Brandstätter, V., Job, V., & Schulze, B. (2016). Motivational incongruence and well-being at the workplace: Person-job fit, job burnout, and physical symptoms. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1153. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01153.

Brandstätter, V., Jonas, K. J., Koletzko, S. H., & Fischer, P. (2016). Self-regulatory processes in the appraisal of moral courage situations. Social Psychology, 47, 201–213. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000274

Denzinger, F., Backes, S., Job, V., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Age and gender differences in implicit motives. Journal of Research in Personality, 65, 52–61. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2016.09.003

Brandstätter, V., Giesinger, L., Job, V., & Frank, E. (2015). The role of deliberative versus implemental mindsets in time prediction and task accomplishment. Social Psychology, 46(2), 104. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000231

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2015). Goal disengagement in emerging adulthood: The adaptive potential of action crises. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 40, 117-125. doi:10.1177/0165025415597550

Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Action crises and goal disengagement: Longitudinal evidence on the predictive validity of a motivational phase in goal striving. Motivation Science, 1(2), 121-136. doi:10.1037/mot0000016

Koletzko, S. H., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Unconflicted goal striving: Goal ambivalence as a mediator between goal self-concordance and well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(1), 140-156. doi:10.1177/0146167214559711

Koletzko, S. H., La Marca‐Ghaemmaghami, P., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Mixed Expectations: Effects of Goal Ambivalence during Pregnancy on Maternal Well‐Being, Stress, and Coping. Applied Psychology: Health and WellBeing, 7(3), 249-274. doi:10.1111/aphw.12047

Kuster, M., Bernecker, K., Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., Nussbeck, F. W., Bradbury, T. N., Martin, M., Sutter-Stickel, D., & Bodenmann, G. (2015). Avoidance orientation and the escalation of negative communication in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(2), 262-275. doi:10.1037/pspi0000025

Schattke, K., Brandstätter, V., Taylor, G., & Kehr, H. M. (2015). Wahrgenommene Leistungsanreize moderieren den positiven Einfluss von Leistungsmotiv-Kongruenz auf das Flow-Erleben beim Hallenklettern. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 22(1), 20-33. doi:10.1026/1612-5010/a000134

Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., & Baumann, N. (2015). Effects of implicit failure priming on cognitive and motoric performance in elementary school children. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 74(2), 83-90. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000154 

Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., Wegner, M., & Baumann, N. (2015). Testing the convergent and discriminant validity of three implicit motive measures: PSE, OMT, and MMG. Motivation and Emotion. 39(6), 839-857. doi:10.1007/s11031-015-9502-1

Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., & Brandstätter, H. (2014). Moral courage: Its personal and situational determinants. Politische Psychologie, 3, 5-23.

Herrmann, M., Baur, V., Brandstätter, V., Hänggi, J., & Jäncke, L. (2014). Being in two minds: The neural basis of experiencing action crises in personal long-term goals. Social Neuroscience, 9(6). 548-561. doi:10.1080/17470919.2014.933715

Landis, M., Bodenmann, G., Bradbury, T. N., Brandstätter, V., Peter-Wight, M., Backes, S., … Nussbeck, F. W. (2014). Commitment and dyadic coping in long-term relationships. GeroPsych: Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(4), 139–149. doi:10.1024/1662-9647/a000112

Oertig, D., Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., & Augustine, A. A. (2014). The influence of avoidance temperament and avoidance-based achievement goals on flow. Journal of Personality, 82(3), 171-181. doi:10.1111/jopy.12043

Schattke, K., Brandstätter, V., Taylor, G., & Kehr, H. M. (2014). Flow on the rocks: Motive-incentive congruence enhances flow in rock climbing. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45(6), 603–620. doi:10.7352/IJSP2014.45.603 

Brandstätter, V., Herrmann, M., & Schüler, J. (2013). The struggle of giving up personal goals: Affective, physiological, and cognitive consequences of an action crisis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(12), 1668-1682. doi:10.1177/0146167213500151

Brandstätter, V., & Schüler, J. (2013). Action crisis and cost–benefit thinking: A cognitive analysis of a goal-disengagement phase. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(3), 543-553. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2012.10.004

Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2013). Overcoming action crises in personal goals – Longitudinal evidence on a mediating mechanism between action orientation and well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 47(6), 881-893. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.09.005

Oertig, D., Schüler, J., Schnelle, J., Brandstätter, V., Roskes, M., & Elliot, A. J. (2013). Avoidance goal pursuit depletes self-regulatory resources. Journal of Personality, 81(4), 365-375. doi:10.1111/jopy.12019

Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., & Baumann, N. (2013). Failure cues priming and impaired cognitive performance – Analysis of avoidance motivation as mediator and fear of failure as moderator. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(5), 335-343. doi:10.1002/ejsp.1942

Schüler, J., & Brandstätter, V. (2013). How basic need satisfaction and dispositional motives interact in predicting flow experience in sport. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(4), 687-705. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2013.01045.x 

Schüler, J., Brandstätter, V., & Sheldon, K. M. (2013). Do implicit motives and basic psychological needs interact to predict well-being and flow? Testing a universal hypothesis and a matching hypothesis. Motivation and Emotion, 37(3), 480-495. doi:10.1007/s11031-012-9317-2

Simmen-Janevska, K., Brandstätter, V., & Maercker, A. (2012). The overlooked relationship between motivational abilities and posttraumatic stress: A review. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 3, 1-19. doi:10.3402/ejpt.v3i0.18560

Job, V., Oertig, D., Brandstätter, V., & Allemand, M. (2010). Discrepancies between implicit and explicit motivation and unhealthy eating behavior. Journal of Personality, 78(4), 1209-1238. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00648.x

Schnelle, J., Brandstätter, V., & Knöpfel, A. (2010). The adoption of approach versus avoidance goals. The role of goal-relevant resources. Motivation and Emotion, 34(3), 215-229. doi:10.1007/s11031-010-9173-x

Job, V., & Brandstätter, V. (2009). To get a taste of your goals: Creating motive-goal congruence by affect-focus goal-fantasy. Journal of Personality, 77(5), 1527-1559. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2009.00591.x

Job, V., Langens, T. A., & Brandstätter, V. (2009). Effects of achievement goal striving on well-being: The moderating role of the explicit achievement motive. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(8), 983-996. doi:10.1177/0146167209336606

Schüler, J., Job, V., Fröhlich, S., & Brandstätter, V. (2009). Dealing with a “hidden stressor”: Emotional disclosure as a coping strategy to overcome the negative effects of motive incongruence on health. Stress and Health, 25(3), 221-233. doi:10.1002/smi.1241

Schüler, J., Job, V., Fröhlich, S., & Brandstätter, V. (2008). A high implicit affiliation motive does not always make you happy. Motivation and Emotion, 32(3), 231-242. doi:10.1007/s11031-008-9096-y

Schüler, J., Job, V., Fröhlich, S., & Brandstätter, V. (2008). Emotional disclosure buffers the negative effect of motive-incongruence on health. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3-4), 223.

Brandstätter, V., Frey, D., & Schneider, G. (2006). Zivilcourage: Eine wichtige Tugend in einer Demokratie [Moral courage: A basic virtue in a democracy]. Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie, 14, 375-398.

Jonas, K. J., & Brandstätter, V. (2004). Zivilcourage: Definition, Befunde und Handlungsempfehlungen [Civil courage: Definition, empirical results and recommendations for intervention]. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 45, 185-200. doi: 10.1024/0044-3514.35.4.185

Brandstätter, V., Heimbeck, D., Malzacher, J. T., & Frese, M. (2003). Goals need implementation intentions: The model of action phases tested in the applied setting of continuing education. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 12(1), 37-59. doi:10.1080/13594320344000011

Brandstätter, V., & Frank, E. (2002). Effects of deliberative and implemental mindsets on persistence in goal-directed behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28(10), 1366-1378. doi:10.1177/014616702236868

Frank, E., & Brandstätter, V. (2002) Approach vs. avoidance: Different types of commitment in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82(2), 208-221. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.82.2.208

Brandstätter, V., Lengfelder, A., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2001). Implementation intentions and efficient action initiation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81(5), 946-960. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.81.5.946

Gollwitzer, P. M., & Brandstätter, V. (1997). Implementation intentions and effective goal pursuit. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73(1), 186-199. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.73.1.186

Schuster, B., Brandstätter, V., & Frey, D. (1997). Wie das Schöne im Menschen bewah­ren – und dennoch durch Anreize motivieren? [How to preserve the good in human beings – and still motivate through incentive systems]. Die Betriebswirtschaft, 57, 307-321.

Brandstätter, V., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (1993). Research on motivation: A review on the eighties and early nineties. German Journal of Psychology, 18, 181-232.

Brandstätter, V., Ellemers, N., Gaviria, E., Giosue, F., Huguet, P., Kroon, M., … Perez, J. A. (1991). Indirect majority and minority influence: An exploratory study. European Journal of Social Psychology, 21(3), 199-211. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2420210303

Books

Brandstätter, V., Schüler, J., Puca, R. M., & Lozo, L. (2018). Lehrbuch Motivation und Emotion (2. Auflage) [Motivation and emotion, textbook, 2nd edition]. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 

Brandstätter, V., & Otto, J. H. (Eds.) (2009). Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie: Motivation und Emotion [Handbook of Motivation and Emotion Psychology]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Jonas, K. J., Boos, M., & Brandstätter, V. (Eds.) (2007). Zivilcourage trainieren! Theorie und Praxis [Training civil courage! Theoretical and practical approaches]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V., Frey, D., & Schneider, G. (2006). Zivilcourage in Theorie und Training als Beitrag zu Werteverwirklichung und Demokratieverständnis [Civil courage in theory and training as a contribution to the development of democratic understanding]. Berlin: BLK

Brandstätter, V. (2003). Persistenz und Zielablösung [Persistence and disengagement from goals]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Chapters in Handbooks, Encyclopaedias, and Books

Brandstätter, V. (2018). Holding on or letting go? Persistence and disengagement. In R. A. Scott, M. Buchmann & S.Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 1-14). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 

Brandstätter, V., & Hennecke, M. (2018). Ziele [Goals]. In H. Heckhausen & J. Heckhausen (Eds.), Motivation und Handeln [Motivation and action] (pp. 331-353). Berlin: Springer.

Hennecke, M. & Brandstätter, V. (2017). Means, ends, and happiness: The role of goals for subjective well-being. In M. Robinson & M. Eid (Eds.), The happy mind: Cognitive contributions to well-being (pp. 235-251). New York, NY: Springer.

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, V. (2017). Goal disengagement and action crises. In N. Baumann, T. Goschke, M. Kazén, S. Koole, & M. Quirin (Eds.), Why people do the things they do: Building on Julius Kuhl’s contribution to motivation and volition psychology (pp. 87-108). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Hennecke, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2017). Means, ends, and happiness: The role of goals for subjective well-being. In M. Eid & M. Robinson (Eds.), The happy mind: Cognitive contributions to well-being (pp. 235-251). New York: Springer.

Hennecke, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Gefühle und Anreize als Auslöser und Regulativ von Handlungen: Beiträge der Allgemeinen Psychologie – Emotion und Motivation [Feelings and incentives as triggers and regulators of action: Contributions of the psychology of emotion and motivation]. In K. Sonntag (Ed.), Personalentwicklung in Organisation [Human resource development in organizations] (pp. 83-124). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Hennecke, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Intrinsische Motivation [Intrinsic motivation]. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich C, Serie VI, Band 2: Soziale Motive und soziale Einstellungen [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area C, series VI, volume 2: Social motives and social attitudes] (pp. 1-29). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Niesta Kayser, D., Frey, D., Kirsch, F., & Brandstätter, V. (2016). Zivilcourage [Moral courage]. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich C, Serie VI, Band 2: Soziale Motive und soziale Einstellungen [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area C, series VI, volume 2: Social motives and social attitudes] (pp. 255-275). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V., & Jonas, K. J. (2012). Moral courage training programs as a means of overcoming societal crises. In K. J. Jonas & T. A. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: The psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis (pp. 265-283). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Oertig, D., Schüler, J., & Brandstätter, V. (2012). Do avoidance goals always impair performance? How neuroticism moderates the short- and long-term effects of avoidance versus approach goals on performance. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research (Vol. 94, pp. 147-168). New York, NY: Nova Publishers.

Brandstätter, V., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Achtziger, A. (2011). Motivation und Volition [Motivation and volition]. In A. Schütz, M. Brand, H. Selg & S. Lautenbacher (Eds.), Psychologie: Eine Einführung in ihre Grundlagen und Anwendungsfächer [Psychology: An introduction to its basic concepts and fields of application] (3rd ed., pp. 173-188). Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer.

Schüler, J., & Brandstätter, V. (2010). Zielbildung und Zielbindung [Goal setting and goal commitment]. In U. Kleinbeck & K.-H. Schmidt (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich D, Serie III, Band 1: Arbeitspsychologie [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area D, series III, volume 1: Work psychology] (pp. 39-88). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V. (2007). Kleine Schritte statt Heldentaten: Ein Training zur Förderung von Zivilcourage gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit [Civil courage: Small steps instead of heroic deeds against violence and intolerance]. In K. J. Jonas, M. Boos & V. Brandstätter (Eds.), Zivilcourage trainieren! Theorie und Praxis [Training civil courage! Theoretical and practical approaches] (pp. 95-105). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V., & Schnelle, J. (2007). Motivationstheorien [Theories of motivation]. In H. Schuler & K.-H. Sonntag (Eds.), Handbuch der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie [Handbook of work and organizational psychology] (pp.51-58). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe. 

Brandstätter, V., & Frank, E. (2006). The role of implemental versus deliberative mindsets in goal-setting and goal-directed persistence. In D. Frey, H. Mandl & L. v. Rosenstiel (Eds.), Knowledge and action (pp. 7-22). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Frey, D., Peus, C., Brandstätter, V., & Winkler, M. (2006). Zivilcourage [Civil courage]. In D. Frey & H.-W. Bierhoff (Eds.), Handbuch der Sozialpsychologie und Kommunikationspsychologie [Handbook of social- and communication psychology] (pp. 180-186). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V. (2005). Motivation [Motivation]. In D. Frey, L. v. Rosenstiel & C. Graf Hoyos (Eds.), Wirtschaftspsychologie [Economic psychology] (pp. 273-278). Beltz, Germany: Weinheim.

Brandstätter, V., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2005). Motivation und Volition [Motivation and volition]. In A. Schütz, H. Selg & S. Lauterbacher (Eds.), Psychologie: Eine Einführung in ihre Grundlagen und Anwendungsfelder [Psychology: An introduction to the basics and areas of application] (2nd ed., pp. 201-216). Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer.

Brandstätter, V. (2004). Annäherungs- und Vermeidungsmotivation: Implikationen für ausgewählte organisationspsychologische Fragestellungen [Approach and avoidance motivation: Implications for some issues in organizational psychology]. In J. Wegge & K.-H. Schmidt (Eds.), Förderung von Arbeitsmotivation und Gesundheit in Organisationen [Promoting work motivation and health in organizations] (pp. 39-51). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Brandstätter, V., & Frey, D. (2004). Motivation zu Arbeit und Leistung [Work motivation]. In H. Schuler (Ed.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich D, Serie III, Band 3: Organisationspsychologie. Grundlagen und Personalpsychologie [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area D, series III, volume 3: Organizational psychology] (pp. 295-341). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe. 

Frey, D., Brandstätter, V., Peus, C., & Winkler, M. (2004). Zivilcourage: Intoleranz gegenüber Intoleranz [Civil courage: Intolerance towards intolerance]. In H. R. Yousefi & K. Fischer (Eds.), Interkulturelle Orientierung: Grundlegung des Toleranz-Dialogs. Teil II: Angewandte Interkulturalität. Reihe Bausteine zur Mensching-Forschung [Intercultural orientation: Foundation of the tolerance-dialogue. Part II: Applied interculturality]. (6th ed., Vol. 2, pp. 431-452). Nordhausen, Germany: Bautz.

Frey, D., Schuster, B., & Brandstätter, V. (2004). Sozialpsychologische Grundlagen der Organisationspsychologie: Was kann die Organisationspsychologie von der Sozialpsychologie lernen? [Social psychological basics of I/O psychology: What I/O psychology can learn from social psychology]. In H. Schuler (Ed.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich D, Serie III, Band 4: Organisationspsychologie. Gruppe und Organisation [Encyclopaedia of psychology, subject area D, series III, volume 4: Organizational psychology] (pp. 3-54). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe

Peus, C., Traut-Mattausch, E., Kerschreiter, R., Frey, D., & Brandstätter, V. (2004). Ökonomische Auswirkungen professioneller Führung [Economic aspects of professional leadership]. In M. Dürndorfer & P. Friederichs (Eds.), Human Capital Leadership (pp. 193-207). Hamburg, Germany: Murmann.

Brandstätter, V. (1999). Arbeitsmotivation und Arbeitszufriedenheit [Work motivation and work satisfaction]. In D. Frey & C. Graf Hoyos (Eds.), Organisationspsychologie [Organizational psychology] (pp.344-357). Weinheim, Germany: Beltz.

Brandstätter, V. & Frank, E. (1998). Erschwerte Zielablösung bei Alltagszielen: Wenn die Furcht vor dem Aufgeben zum Grund für das Weitermachen wird. In Rosenstiel, L. v. (Hrsg.), Person, Arbeit, Gesellschaft (pp. 47-62). Augsburg, Germany: Verlag Dr. Wissner.

Brandstätter, V. (1998). Von der Schwierigkeit, Ziele aufzugeben: Wenn sich das Streben nach Erfreulichem in Vermeiden von Unerfreulichem verkehrt [When giving up a goal turns out to be difficult: The change from approach to avoidance]. In O. L. Braun (Eds.), Ziele und Wille in der Psychologie: Beiträge aus Forschung und Praxis [Goals and volition in psychology: Contributions from research and practice] (pp.51-68). Landau, Germany: VEP.

Brandstätter, V., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (1996). Leistungsmotiv, Motivation, Wille [Achievement motivation, motivation, volition]. In G. Strube (Ed.), Wörterbuch der Kognitionswissenschaft [Encyclopaedia of cognitive science]. Stuttgart, Germany: Klett-Cotta.

Ulich, D., Brandstätter, V., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (1996). Emotion, Motivation und Volition [Emotion, motivation, and volition]. In D. Dörner & H. Selg (Eds.), Psychologie: Eine Einführung in ihre Grundlagen und Anwendungsfelder [An introduction to psychology and its applications] (pp.115-135). Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer. 

Brandstätter, H., & Brandstätter, V. (1995). Auswahl von Führungskräften [Selection of managers]. In A. Kieser, G. Reber & R. Wunderer (Eds.), Handwörterbuch der Führung [Encyclopaedia of leadership] (pp. 112-123). Stuttgart, Germany: Poeschel.

Gollwitzer, P. M., & Brandstätter, V. (1995). Motivation. In A. S. R. Manstead & M. Hewstone (Eds.), The Blackwell dictionary of social psychology (pp. 397-403). Oxford, England: Blackwell.

Frey, D., Brandstätter, V., & Schuster, B. (1994). Das ökonomische Modell aus psychologischer Sicht [The economic model from a psychological perspective]. In Ch. Smekal & E. Theurl (Eds.), Stand und Entwicklung der Finanzpsychologie [Currenct status and developments in finance psychology] (pp. 65-106). Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos.

Publications in Applied Journals and Books

Ghassemi, M., & Brandstätter, V. (in press). Selbstregulation zwischen Zielbindung und Zielablösung [Self-regulation between commitment to and disengagement from goals]. In S. Rietmann & P. Deing (Hrsg.), Selbststeuerung. Psychologische Grundlagen gelingender Lebensführung [Self-regulation. Psychological foundation of successful conduct of life]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS

Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., Zentner, D., Degen, E., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Mehr Motivation im CATI-Center [More motivation at the CATI center]. Planung & Analyse, 5, 56-58.

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2014). Die Handlungskrise [The action crisis]. In M. Storch & F. Krause (Eds.), Selbstmanagement - ressourcenorientiert. Grundlagen und Trainingsmanual für die Arbeit mit dem Zürcher Ressourcen Modell (ZRM) [Resource-oriented self-management. Foundations and manual of the Zurich Resource Model] (5th ed., pp. 102-110). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Brandstätter, V. (2011). Zivilcourage – Kleine Schritte statt Heldentaten gegen Gewalt und Intoleranz. [Civil courage – Small steps instead of heroic deeds against violence and intolerance] In Schweizerische Kriminalprävention (SKP) (Eds.), Jugend und Gewalt. Ein Handbuch der Schweizerischen Kriminalprävention [Youth and violence. A handbook of the Swiss Criminal Prevention] (pp. 95-105). Bern, Switzerland: Stämpfli Verlag.

Schnelle, J., Brandstätter, V., & Moser, B. (2009). Aspekte der Work-Life-Balance aus motivationspsychologischer Perspektive: Zielkonflikte zwischen Beruf und Familie [Aspects of work-life balance from a motivational perspective: Goal conflicts between job and family]. Personalführung, 42 (2), 46-54.

Brandstätter, V., Frey, D., & Backes, S. (2007). Erfahrungsbericht zum Modul „Training von Zivilcourage“ im Rahmen des BLK-Programms „Demokratie lernen und leben“. [Field report on the module „moral courage training in the course of the BLK-program “learning and living democracy”] In Landesinstitut für Schule und Medien Berlin - Brandenburg (Eds.). Demokratie erfahrbar machen: Demokratiepädagogische Beratung in der Schule. Ein Handbuch für Beraterinnen und Berater für Demokratiepädagogik [Making democracy tangible: democracy pedagogy counselling at school. A handbook for democracy pedagogy counsellors]. Ludwigsfelde: LISUM.

Brandstätter, V., Frey, D., & Schneider, G. (2006). Zivilcourage in Theorie und Training als Beitrag zu Werteverwirklichung und Demokratieverständnis [Civil courage in theory and training as a contribution to the understanding of democracy]. Berlin: Bund-Länder-Kommissionsprogramm Demokratie lernen und leben.

Brandstätter, V., & Frey (2003). Kleine Schritte statt Heldentaten [Small steps instead of heroic deeds]. Psychologie Heute, 30 (7), 67-69.

Dr. phil. Katharina Bernecker

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Ghassemi, M. G., Bernecker, K., & Brandstätter, V. (in press). “Take care, honey!”: People are more anxious about their significant others’ risk behavior than about their own. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Bernecker, K., & Kramer, J. (2019). Implicit theories about willpower are associated with exercise levels during the academic examination period. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Advance online publication. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spy0000182

Bernecker, K., Ghassemi, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). Approach and avoidance relationship goals and couples’ nonverbal communication during conflict. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49(3), 622- 636. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2379

Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2019). Too exhausted to go to bed: Implicit theories about willpower and stress predict bedtime procrastination. British Journal of Psychology. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12382

Bernecker, K., Wenzler, M., & Sassenberg, K. (2019). Tweeted anger predicts county-level results of the 2016 United States presidential election. International Review of Social Psychology, 32(1), 6, 1–14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/irsp.256

Sieber, V., Flückiger, L., Mata, J., Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2019). Autonomous goal striving promotes a nonlimited theory about willpower. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167218820921

Bernecker, K., Job, V., & Hofmann, W. (2018). Experience, resistance, and enactment of desires: Differential relationships with trait measures predicting self-control. Journal of Research in Personality, 76, 92-101. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2018.07.007

Leuchtmann, L., Milek, A., Bernecker, K., Nussbeck, F. W., Backes, S., Martin, M., ... Bodenmann, G. (2018). Temporal dynamics of couples’ communication behaviors in conflict discussions: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407518806582

Bernecker, K., & Job V. (2017). Implicit theories about willpower in resisting temptations and emotion control. Journal of Psychology, 225, 157-166. https://dx.doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000292

Ghassemi, M., Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2017). The process of disengagement from personal goals: Reciprocal influences between the experience of action crisis and appraisals of goal desirability and attainability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(4), 524 – 537. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167216689052

Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., Brandstätter, V., & Job, V. (2017). Implicit theories about willpower predict subjective well-being. Journal of Personality, 85(2), 136–150. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12225

Neysari, M., Bodenmann, G., Mehl, M.R., Bernecker, K., Nussbeck, F.W., Backes, S., Zemp, M., Martin, M., & Horn, A. (2016). Monitoring pronouns in conflicts: Temporal dynamics of verbal communication in couples across the lifespan. The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 29, 201-213. https://doi.org/10.1024/1662-9647/a000158

Job, V., Friese, M., & Bernecker, K. (2015). Effects of practicing self-control on academic performance. Motivation Science, 1(4), 219–232. http://doi.org/10.1037/mot0000024

Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2015). Beliefs about willpower are related to therapy adherence and psychological adjustment in patients with type 2 diabetes. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 37(3), 188–195. http://doi.org/10.1080/01973533.2015.1049348

Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2015). Beliefs about willpower moderate the effect of previous day demands on next day’s expectations and effective goal striving. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1496), 1–10. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01496

Job, V., Walton, G. M., Bernecker, K., & Dweck, C. S. (2015). Implicit theories about willpower predict self-regulation and grades in everyday life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(4), 637– 647. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000014

Job, V., Bernecker, K., Miketta, S., & Friese, M. (2015). Implicit theories about willpower predict the activation of a rest goal following self-control exertion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 694–706. http://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000042

Kuster, M., Bernecker, K., Backes, S., Brandstätter, V., Bradbury, T. N., Martin, M., Sutter-Stickel, D., & Bodenmann, G. (2015). Avoidance orientation and the escalation of negative communication in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychology, 109(2), 262–275. 10.1037/PSPI0000025

Job, V., Walton, G. M., Bernecker, K., & Dweck, C. S. (2013). Beliefs about willpower determine the impact of glucose on self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(37), 14837–42. doi:10.1073/pnas.1313475110

Job, V., Bernecker, K. & Dweck, C.S. (2012). Are implicit motives the need to feel certain affect? Motive– affect congruence predicts relationship satisfaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(12), 1552–1565. doi: 10.1177/0146167212454920

Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2011). Assessing implicit motives with an online version of the picture story exercise. Motivation and Emotion, 35(3), 251-266. doi: 10.1007/s11031-010-9175-8

Book Chapters

Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2019). Mindset theory. In K. Sassenberg & Vliek, M.L.W. (Eds.). Social Psychology in Action: Evidence-Based Interventions from Theory to Practice. Basel: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13788-5

Bernecker, K., & Job, V. (2017). Implicit theories about willpower and their implications for health and well-being. In D. T. D. DeRidder, M.A. Adriaanse, & K. Fujita (Eds). Routledge International Handbook of Self-Control in Health and Well-Being. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315648576

Conference Talks (*presenting author)

Bernecker, K.*, Job, V. (2017, July). Beliefs about willpower and sleep procrastination. Preconference “The self-regulation of health”, 18th General Meeting of The European Association of Social Psychology, Granada, Spain.

Sieber, V.*, Flueckiger, L., Bernecker, K., Mata, J., & Job, V. (2017, July). Autonomous goal striving promotes a nonlimited belief about willpower. 18th General Meeting of The European Association of Social Psychology, Granada, Spain.

Brandstätter, V.*, Bernecker, K., & Ghassemi, M., (2016, September). Avoidance motivation, negative (non)verbal communication, and emotional experience in intimate relationships in younger and older age. 50th Congress of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), Leipzig, Germany.

Bernecker, K.*, Ghassemi, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2016, September). "Fahr vorsichtig, Schatz!" – Emotionale Auswirkungen von riskantem Verhalten in (Paar-)Beziehungen. 50th Congress of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), Leipzig, Germany.

Ghassemi, M.*, Bernecker, K., & Brandstätter, V. (2016, August). “Take care, honey”: People are more anxious about their partner's risk behavior than about their own. ESCON Transfer of Knowledge Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Bernecker, K., Job V., & Hofmann, W. (2016, August). Trait Measures of Self-Control and their Relationship to Experience, Resistance, and Enactment of Desires in Everyday Life. ESCON Transfer of Knowledge Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Ghassemi, M., Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2016, May). The process of disengagement from personal goals. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation (SSM), Chicago, IL

Bernecker, K. *, Job, V, & Friese, M. (2016, February). Effects of Practicing Self-Control on Academic Performance. Self-Regulation Pre-Conference 17th SPSP Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, US.

Job, V., Bernecker, K.*, Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015, September). Implicit theories about willpower predict subjective well-being. SSP/SGP Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.

Ghassemi, M.*, Herrmann, M., Bernecker, K., & Brandstätter, V. (2015, September). Should I stop or should I go? Recent findings on the action crisis as a motivational conflict between goal pursuit and goal disengagement. Paper presented at the 14th Biannual Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society (SSP/SGP), Geneva, Switzerland.

Bernecker, K.*, Job, V., Dweck, C.S. & Walton, G.M. (2013, September). Veränderung von Impliziten Theorien über Willenskraft verbessert Selbstkontrolle unter Stress [Changing lay theories about willpower improves self-regulation under stress]. Fachgruppentagung Sozialpsychologie, Hagen, Germany.

Job, V.*, Bernecker, K., & Friese, M. (2013, September). “That was exhausting, I need a break!”: A limited theory of willpower predicts rest-goal-activation following self-control exertion. 13th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, Basel, Switzerland.

Bernecker, K.* & Job, V. (2013, August). Implicit theories about willpower predict preference for sugar after self-control exertion. Meeting of the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON), Vilnius, Lithuania.

Job, V.*, Walton, G. M., Bernecker, K., & Dweck, C. S. (2013, August). Beliefs about willpower determine the impact of glucose on self-control. European Social Cognition Network Meeting (ESCON), Vilnius, Lithuania.

Job, V.*, Bernecker, K., & Dweck, C. S. (2013, May). Are implicit motives the need to feel certain affect? Motive-affect congruence predicts relationship satisfaction. 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation (SSM), Washington, DC.

Job, V.*, Bernecker, K. & Friese, M. (2013, May). “That was exhausting, I need a break!”: A limited theory of willpower predicts rest-goal-activation following self-control exertion. 25th Annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Washington, US.

Job, V.*, Walton, G. M., Bernecker K., & Dweck, C. S. (2012, October). Does glucose really boost willpower? Implicit theories vs. glucose as determinants of self-control. Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), Austin, US.

Bernecker, K.* & Job, V. (2012, September). Exploring the mechanism of implicit theories of willpower. Meeting of the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON), Estoril, Portugal.

Bernecker, K.*, Job, V., Dweck, C.S., & Walton, G.M. (2012, September). Veränderung von Impliziten Theorien der Willenskraft verbessert Selbstregulation unter Stress. [Change in willpower theories predicts better self-regulation under stress.] 48th Annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, e.V. (DGPs), Bielefeld, Germany.

Job, V.*, Walton, G. M., Bernecker K., & Dweck, C. S. (2012, September). Implizite Theorien vs. Glucose als Determinanten von Selbstkontrolle [Implicit theories vs. glucose as determinants of self-control]. 48th Annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, e.V. (DGPs), Bielefeld, Germany.

Bernecker, K.*, Job, V., Walton, G.M., & Dweck, C.S. (2012, January). Changing lay theories about willpower improves self-regulation under stress. 13thAnnual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, US.

Bernecker, K.* & Job, V. (2013, September). When Do People Want Sugar? 13th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, Basel, Switzerland.

Bernecker, K.* & Job, V. (2012, May). Implizite Theorien der Willenskraft verändern [Change implicit theories about willpower]. LiMaDoKo, Zurich, Switzerland.

Bernecker, K.*, Job, V., & Dweck, C.S. (2011, January). Explicit motives buffer ego-depletion. 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, US.

Bernecker, K.*, Schmidt, A.*, Wagner, S.*, & Rummer, R. (2011, March). Gibt es einen Testing-Effekt für handlungsbezogenes Wissen? [Is there a testing-effect in action-related knowledge?]. 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Halle, Germany.

Bernecker, K.*, Job, V., & Dweck, C.S. (2010, January). Which emotions create relationship satisfaction? 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Las Vegas, US.

Bernecker, K.*, Dressler, A.*, Feistel, P.*, & Kaufmann, M. (2008). Unterscheiden sich implizite und explizite Stereotype? [Do implicit and explicit stereotypes differ?]. 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Marburg, Germany

Dr. phil. Mirjam Ghassemi Tabrizi

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Ghassemi, M.*, Bernecker, K.*, & Brandstätter, V. (in press). “Take care, honey!”: People are more anxious about their significant others’ risk behavior than about their own. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. *shared first authorship

Bernecker, K.*, Ghassemi, M.*, & Brandstätter, V. (2019). Approach and avoidance relationship goals and couples’ nonverbal communication during conflict. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 622-636. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2379 *shared first authorship

Ghassemi, M., Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2017). The process of disengagement from personal goals: Reciprocal influences between the experience of action crisis and appraisals of goal desirability and attainability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(4), 524–537. doi: 10.1177/0146167216689052

Monographies

Ghassemi, M. (2017). The action crisis in the disengagement process from personal goals (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Zora at >http://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/145088/1/20173152.pdf>

Ghassemi, M. (2011). Emotion regulation and decision making: Exploring the impact of reappraisal and expressive suppression on confirmatory information search and processing. Unpublished master’s thesis. LMU Munich, Munich, Germany.

Antonia Kreibich, MSc

Monographies

Kreibich, A. (2016). I wonder how, I wonder why: Die Bedeutung dispositioneller Selbstreflektion für das Erleben von Zielkonflikten [I wonder how, I wonder why: The impact of dispositional self-reflection on the experience of goal-conflicts]. (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. phil. Benjamin M. Wolf

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). Investigating the Unified Motive Scales: The predictive validity of the achievement motive subscale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). The seed of goal-related doubts: A longitudinal investigation of the roles of failure and expectation of success among police trainee applicants. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1-8. doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02151

Wolf, B. M.*, Herrmann, M.*, Zubler, I., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Brief report: Action crises in personal goals compromise recovery during physical therapy. Motivation Science. Advance online publication. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/mot0000106 [* shared first authorship]

Wolf. B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Self-efficacy vs. action orientation: Comparing and contrasting two determinants of goal setting and goal striving. Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 35-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2017.11.001

Publication, not peer-reviewed

Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., Zentner, D., Degen, E., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Mehr Motivation im CATI-Center [More motivation at the CATI center]. Planung & Analyse, 5, 56-58.

Master’s thesis

Wolf, B. M. (2015). Das Mindset der Handlungskrise: Kognitives Tuning in zielunspezifischen Aufgaben und der Einfluss des Leistungsmotivs. [The mindset of action crises: Cognitive tuning in goal-unrelated tasks and the influence of the achievement motive] (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Zurich, Zurich.