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J. Lukas Thürmer

J. Lukas Thürmer

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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.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting

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J. Lukas Thürmer
Chair for Economic- and Social Psychology
University of Göttingen
Goßlerstr. 14
37073 Göttingen

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