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

Office hours: on appointment

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

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

e-mail: maik.bieleke(at)



Maik Bieleke 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 determinants of decision making and choice across contexts (i.e. involving risk or uncertainty, intertemporal trade-offs, and social preferences). Another research focus is on the cognitive processes behind strategic automaticity and habituation.

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.

  • Habit Formation and Strategic Automaticity
  • The Effects of Planning on Specific Goal Striving
  • Disentangling Risk- and Effect-Seeking Behavior


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


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)