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Department of Psychology Psychology of Motivation, Volition, and Emotion

Prof. Dr. Veronika Brandstätter

Veronika Brandstaetter-Morawietz, Prof. Dr.

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+41 44 635 75 10
Room number
BIN 5.A.04

Research focuses

Action crisis and goal disengagment

Persistence in pursuing one’s personal goals and disengagement from goals are core aspects of successful goal striving. Disengagement from goals is still a comparatively unexplored issue in research on goal striving. The aim of the present research is to contribute to this research by scrutinizing a critical phase during goal striving when goal disengagement becomes an issue, which we call an action crisis – that is when the individual is confronted with repeated setbacks and starts asking him/herself whether to stop or to go on.

Motive constellation on an individual and dyadic level

Moral courage


Curriculum vitae