In his research, Lukas Thürmer focusses on the question of how teams reach their (performance-) goals. As of September 2016, Lukas Thürmer is working at Prof. Dr. Florian Kunze’s Chair for Organizational Studies as an EU researcher as a part of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship. From September 2016 until August 2017 his workplace was at the University of Pittsburgh, where he examined the role of attribution processes in teams together with Prof. John Levine. From September 2017 to October 2018, he was investigating the role of these processes in organizations at the Chair for Organisational Studies in Konstanz and during group decisions at the Chair for Economic and Social Psychology in Göttingen. Since November 2018, Lukas is a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair for Economic and Social Psychology in Göttingen.
From 2009 to 2013, he completed his doctorate on performance and goal achievement in teams at the University of Konstanz’s Chair for Social Psychology & Motivation (Prof. Peter Gollwitzer and Dr. Frank Wieber). Since 2013, he was employed there as a research associate and represented the chair as an Interim Professor during the winter semester 2015/2016. Lukas Thürmer frequently publishes his research in scientific journals, including Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS), Motivation and Emotion, and the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making (JBDM). He further regularly translates his work to the business context, for instance in a chapter in the book “Organizational Planning” (Frese & Mumford [Eds.], 2015). His work has been discussed in the Harvard Business Review.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Group Processes
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Intergroup Relations
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Motivation, Goal Setting
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- Martiny-Hünger, T., Thürmer, J. L., Issa, M., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2011). Über die Unterstützung reflektiver Verhaltensdeterminanten. Psychologische Rundschau, 62, 179-187.
- Scheib, J. P. P., Stoll, S., Thürmer, J. L., & Randerath, J. (2018). Efficiency in rule- vs. plan-based movements Is modulated by action-mode. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00309
- Thürmer, J. L., & McCrea, S. M. (in press). Beyond motivated reasoning: Hostile reactions to critical comments from the outgroup. Motivation Science. doi: 10.1037/mot0000097
- Thürmer, J. L., McCrea, S. M., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2013). Regulating self-defensiveness: If-then plans prevent claiming and creating performance handicaps. Motivation and Emotion, 37, 712-725. doi: 10.1007/s11031-013-9352-7
- Thürmer, J. L., McCrea, S. M., & McIntyre, B. M. (in press). Motivated collective defensiveness: Group members prioritize counterarguing out-group Criticism over getting their work done. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550618762298
- Thürmer, J. L., Wieber, F., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2015). A self-regulation perspective on hidden-profile problems: if–then planning to review information improves group decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28, 101-113. doi: 10.1002/bdm.1832
- Thürmer, J. L., Yedyenyova, A., & Spieß, E. (2017). Identifying barriers to continued training for older workers in a production plant: A mixed-methods approach. International Journal of Disability Management, 12, e4. doi: 10.1017/idm.2017.4
- Wieber, F., Thürmer, J. L., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2015). Attenuating the escalation of commitment to a faltering project in decision-making groups: An implementation intention approach. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 587-595. doi: 10.1177/1948550614568158
- Wieber, F., Thürmer, J. L., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2015). Promoting the translation of intentions into action by implementation intentions: Behavioral effects and physiological correlates. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00395
- Wieber, F., Thürmer, J. L., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2012). Collective action control by goals and plans: Applying a self-regulation perspective to group performance. American Journal of Psychology, 125, 275-290. doi: 10.5406/amerjpsyc.125.3.0275
- Thürmer, J. L., Wieber, F., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2015). Planning high performance: How groups and teams benefit from implementation intentions. In M. Frese & M. D. Mumford (Eds.), The psychology of planning in organizations: Research and applications (pp. 123-145). New York, NY: Routledge.
- Thürmer, J. L., Wieber, F., Schultze, T., & Schulz-Hardt, S. (2018). In search of synergy in group decisions: Coding hidden profile discussions. In E. Brauner, M. Boos & M. Kolbe (Eds.), Handbook of Group Interaction Analysis (pp. 565-574): Cambridge University Press.
- Wieber, F., Thürmer, J. L., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2013). Intentional action control in individuals and groups. In G. Seebaß, M. Schmitz & P. M. Gollwitzer (Eds.), Acting intentionally and its limits: Individuals, groups, institutions. Interdisciplinary approaches (pp. 133-162). Berlin: De Gruyter.
J. Lukas Thürmer
Chair for Economic- and Social Psychology
University of Göttingen
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