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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.

Embedded in the lab is the research group Time, Interaction, and Self-determination headed by Dr. Roland Thomaschke.



Engelbergerstraße 41 (Hauptgebäude) u. 41c (Hörsaalgebäude)
79106 Freiburg
Tel. +49 (0)761 203-2489, Fax +49 (0)203-2490
e-mail: sekr.allgpsy@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de


Prof. Dr. Andrea Kiesel: -9164 (Hauptgebäude, 3. OG, Raum 3009)



Angelika Maßler: -2489 (Hauptgebäude, 3. OG, Raum 3008)


Professor i.R.:

Prof. Dr. Hans Spada: -2487 (Hauptgebäude, 3. OG, Raum 3022)




Wir begrüßen Sonja Ehret, M.A., Irina Monno, M.A., und Ezgi Özoglu, M.A., in unserem Team.

Aufschnaiter, S., Kiesel, A., Dreisbach, G., Wenke, D., & Thomaschke, R. (in press). Time-based expectancy in temporally structured task switching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Thomaschke, R., Bogon, J., & Dreisbach, G. (in press). Timing affect: Dimension-specific time-based expectancy for affect. Emotion.

Thomaschke, R., Miall, R.C., Ruess, M., Mehta, P.R., & Hopkins, B. (in press). Visuomotor and motorvisual priming with different types of set level congruency: Evidence in support of ideomotor theory, and the Planning and Control Model (PCM). Psychological Research.

Mittelstädt, V., Dignath, D., Schmidt-Ott, M., & Kiesel, A. (in press). Exploring the Repetition Bias in Voluntary Task Switching. Psychological Research.

Rittger, L., Reinmüller, K., & Kiesel, A. (in press). Measuring information demand of a dynamic in-vehicle display while driving – a study evaluating the MARS (Masking Action Relevant Stimuli) method. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour.

Dr. Christina Pfeuffer hat einen Psychonomic Society Member Select-Speaker Award erhalten, um ihren Beitrag zum Thema "Working Memory Re-processing in Instruction-based Action Control" auf dem Jahrestreffen der Psychonomic Society 2017 in Vancouver vorzustellen.


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