Social Psychology & Motivation

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Maik Bieleke

Social Psychology and Motivation
P.O. Box 39
University of Konstanz
D-78457 Konstanz

Room: D 507 / E 209

Office hours: on appointment

Fon: ++49-(0)-7531-88 2635 /

       ++49-(0)-7531-88 3225

Fax: ++49-(0)-7531-88 3286



Maik is a research associate at the chair of Social Psychology and Motivation and graduate student at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences. From 2007 to 2012 he studied psychology and economics at the University of Konstanz. His theses in both areas examined performance-related aspects of psychological and economic interventions in experimental research and were supervised by  Prof. Anja Achtziger (Zeppelin University, Germany) and  Prof. Carlos Alós-Ferrer (University of Cologne, Germany).


In his research, Maik is primarily concerned with the cognitive and motivational underpinnings of decision making and problem solving. His main research topics pertain to the effects of self-regulation on perceptual performance and selective attention as well as the efficiency of information integration in social contexts and higher cognition. 

The chair of Social Psychology and Motivation currently offers the following topics from Maik's research areas as bachelor, master, or diploma theses. Interested students may contact him for further information.

  • The effects of self-regulation on the efficiency of information integration.
  • Cognitive consequences of self-regulation.
  • Self-regulatory aspects of interpersonal (social) decision making.


  •  Janczyk, M., Dambacher, M., Bieleke, M., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2015). The benefit of no choice: Goal-directed plans enhance perceptual processing. Psychological Research, 79, 206-220.

Invited Talks and Poster Presentations

Invited Talks

  • Bieleke, M., Dambacher, M., Hübner, R., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2014). If-then planning enhances selective attention. Invited talk at the Motivation Lab at New York University, NY.

Poster Presentations

  • Bieleke, M., Gollwitzer, P. M., Oettingen, G., & Fischbacher, U. (2014). The predictive value of Social Value Orientation for fairness preferences depends on mode of processing. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, CA.
  • Bieleke, M., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Oettingen, G. (2013). Self-control and heuristics in social decision making. Poster presented at the Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality organized by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin.


Winter Term 2014/15

  • Aspects of Motivational and Emotional Psychology (B.Sc. Psychology Seminar)

Summer Term 2014

  • Analyzing Experimental Data with R (Provided within the Graduate School of Decision Sciences and open to interested students from psychology, economics, political sciences, sociology, statistics, and information engineering.)

Winter Term 2013/14

  • Data Analysis Using R (M.Sc. Psychology Seminar)

Summer Term 2013

  • Data Analysis Using R (M.Sc. Psychology Seminar)

Winter Term 2012/13

  • Introduction to Research on Social Preferences (M.Sc. Psychology Seminar)

Do I like what I prefer?

The interdisciplinary symposium  "Do I like what I prefer? Integrating research on attitudes and preferences" took place from December 17 to 19, 2014, at the University of Konstanz. It was arranged within the Graduate School of Decision Sciences (GSDS) and brought together researchers from various fields (psychology, economics, and the political sciences) to discuss empirical and theoretical aspects of attitudes and preferences.


Symposium Organization Team

Maik Bieleke | David Dohmen | Anja Weiergräber