How do teams reach their goals in intercultural and political contexts? This question inspires Lukas Thürmer’s research, with a current focus on collective planning, reactions to criticism within and between groups, and how groups deal with low performers.
Since March 2019, Lukas works as an independent researcher at the Department of Psychology at Paris Lodron University Salzburg. Prior to this appointment, his Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowships allowed Lukas to work at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh (Prof. John Levine), the Chair for Economic- and Social Psychology at the University of Göttingen (Prof. Stefan Schulz-Hardt) and the Chair for Organizational Studies at the Department of Politics and Public Administration (University of Konstanz, Prof. Florian Kunze). Lukas further investigated individual action control as a guest researcher with Prof Michael Scheier at Carnegie Mellon University. Lukas completed his PhD thesis in 2013 at the University of Konstanz and New York University (primary supervisors: Prof. Peter Gollwitzer and Prof. Frank Wieber) with honors (“summa cum laude”). He then assumed a Post-Doc position at the University of Konstanz where he later also served as an interim professor „Social Psychology and Motivation “ (2015/2016).
- 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. (2018). Beyond motivated reasoning: Hostile reactions to critical comment from the outgroup. Motivation Science, 4, 333-346. 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., McCrea, S. M., & McIntyre, B. M. (2019). Motivated collective defensiveness: Group members prioritize counterarguing outgroup criticism over getting their work done. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10, 382-392. doi: 10.1177/1948550618762298
- Thürmer, J. L., Scheier, M. F. & Carver, C. S. (in press). On the mechanics of goal striving: Experimental evidence of coasting and shifting. Motivaiton Science. doi: 10.1037/mot0000157
- 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
- Wolff, W., Thürmer, J. L., Stadler, K.-M., & Schüler, J. (2019). Ready, set, go: Cortical hemodynamics during self-controlled sprint starts. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 41, 21-28. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.11.002
- 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
Paris-Lodron University Salzburg
Department of Psychology
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