J. Lukas Thürmer studied psychology at Konstanz University and Tel Aviv University from 2004 until 2009 and completed his Diplom thesis “Action Control in Group Decisions: Can Implementation Intentions Uncover Hidden Profiles?” under the supervision of Prof. Peter Gollwitzer, Prof. Anja Achtziger and Dr. Frank Wieber. He completed his doctorate on "Goal striving in groups with implementation intentions: Collective planning improves performance" at Konstanz University under the supervision of Prof. Peter Gollwitzer in April 2013 with honors (summa cum laude).
Lukas currently holds a Post-Doctoral position at Konstanz University. He continues his work with Prof. Peter Gollwitzer and Dr. Frank Wieber on collective self-regulation through goals and plans in group decision-making. Moreover, bulding on past work on the regulation of self-esteem protective behavior (Thürmer, McCrea, & Gollwitzer, 2013), Lukas collaborates with Prof. Sean McCrea (University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA) in a project on threat and decision making and with Dr. Joana Kunz (Univeristy of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand) in a project on effective self-regulation at the workplace.
Publications (Peer Revieved)
Martiny-Hünger, T., Thürmer, J. L., Issa, M., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2011). Über die Unterstützung reflektiver Verhaltensdeterminanten. Psychologische Rundschau, 62, 179-187.
Thürmer, J. L., Wieber, F., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (in press). A self-regulation perspective on hidden profile problems: If-then planning to review information improves group decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. doi: 10.1002/bdm.1832
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
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
Wieber, F., Thürmer, J. L., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (in press). Attenuating the escalation of commitment to a faltering project in decision-making groups: An implementation intention approach. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550614568158
Thürmer, J. L., Wieber, F., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (in press). Planning high performance: How groups and teams benefit from implementation intentions. In M. Frese & M. D. Mumford (Eds.), Organizational planning: The psychology of performance.
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.
Grant Halvorson, H. (2014). Get your team to do what it says it's going to do. Harvard Business Review, 92, 82-87. (Review of my resarch on implementation intentions in teams)
Rindt, C. (2009, 31. Dezember). „Machen Sie Wenn-dann-Pläne“ Interview with J. L. Thürmer. Südkurier.
Conference Presentations and Invited Talks (selected)
Thürmer, J. L. (2013, April). The self-regulation of goal conflict: Implementation intentions improve performance. Invited talk at the Behavioral Science colloquium at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa.
Thürmer, J. L., Wieber, F., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2012, Juliy. Collective implementation intentions improve physical persistence in interdependent small groups. Talk at the conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), Chicago.
Thürmer, J.L., Wieber, F., Gollwitzer, P.M. (2012, June). Selbstregulation in Kleingruppen: Kollektive Durchführungsintentionen verbessern interdependente Ausdauerleistung. Invited talk presented at the Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany.
Thürmer, J. L., Wieber, F., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2011, Juliy. Introducing collective implementation intentions. How to improve self-regulation at the group level. Talk at the General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Stockholm.
Wieber, F., Thürmer, J. L., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2009). How to find a hidden profile? Planning enhances group decision-making. Paper presented at the Small Group Meeting on Self Regulation Approaches to Group Processes, Tübingen/ Hohenstein, Deutschland.