Cognition, Action, and Sustainability
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In our lab, we are really interested in the relation between cognition and action.
Humans usually interact with their environment according to their goals. But behaviour is not fully determined by the mere goals- rather outer stimulation as well as inner states shape together the actual action.
We aim to identify processes that allow humans to reach their goals despite of interference especially in multitasking contexts.
Thus, we cover the topics of action and cognitive control, self-organization, conflict adjustment, using regularities in the outer world for predictive timing and associative learning. In addition, we are interested in how humans perceive their own actions and the following consequences in terms of sense of agency.
We strive to use this knowledge to better understand human actions in general and in particular regarding environmental behaviour. For example, we investigate measures to foster energy saving and sustainability.
We apply a wide variety of different methods. These include experiments assessing behavioural measures like reaction times, accuracy, subjective ratings, and eye movements as well as EEG activity. Furthermore, we conduct online questionnaire studies.
Angelika Maßler: -2489 (Hauptgebäude, 3. OG, Raum 3008)
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Pfeuffer, C. U., Kiesel, A., Huestegge, L. (2016). A look into the future: Spontaneous anticipatory saccades reflect processes of anticipatory action control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(11), 1530-1547. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000224
Janssen, D., Poljac, E., & Bekkering, H. (2016). Binary sensitivity of theta activity for gain and loss when monitoring parametric prediction errors. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(8), 1280-1289. doi:
Thomaschke, R., Hoffmann, J., Haering, C., & Kiesel, A. (in press). Time-based expectancy for task relevant stimulus features. Timing & Time Perception.
Naujoks, F., Kiesel, A., & Neukum, A. (2016). Cooperative warning systems: The impact of false and unnecessary alarms on drivers' compliance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 97, 162-175.
Eder, A. B., & Dignath, D. (2016). Asymmetrical effects of posttraining outcome revaluation on outcome-selective Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer in human adults. Learning & Motivation, 54, 12-21.
Eder, A. B., & Dignath, D. (2016). Influence of verbal instructions on effect-based action control. Psychological Research, 80, 1-11.
Siebenhüner, B., Rodela, R., & Ecker, F. (2016). Social learning research in ecological economics: A survey. Environmental Sciences & Policy, 55, 1, 116-126. doi:
Wir gratulieren Dr. Lisa Hüther-Pape zur Promotion mit dem Thema "Explaining variation in spatial referencing : insights from (cross-) cultural studies and research on bilinguals"!
Pfeuffer, C.U., Moutsopoulou, K., Pfister, R., Waszak, F., & Kiesel, A. (in press). The Power of Words: On item-specific stimulus-response associations formed in the absence of action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.