Prof. Dr. Johannes Keller

Johannes Keller, Diploma in Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim (2001), Dissertation at the University of Mannheim (2004), visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research (Ann Arbor, USA; 2005-2006 ), visiting scholar at the Université catholique de Louvain, Department of Psychology (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; 2006-2007); “Habilitation” in psychology at the University of Mannheim (2009); Chair of Social Psychology at Ulm University (since 2009).

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Johannes Keller
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Research Interests

  • The role of self-regulatory processes in social cognition and social interaction.
  • Psychological essentialism and its relationship to mechanisms of motivated social cognition.
  • The underlying psychological mechanisms of FLOW-experiences.
  • Behavior in social dilemmas
  • Psychological factors involved in (hospital) hand hygiene behavior
  • Empathy and compassion.

Selection of 10 important publications

1) Keller, J. & Dauenheimer, D. (2003). Stereotype threat in the classroom: Dejection mediates the disrupting threat effect on women’s math performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 371-381.

2) Keller, J. (2005). In genes we trust: The biological component of psychological essentialism and its relationship to mechanisms of motivated social cognition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 686-702.

3) Keller, J. & Bless, H. (2008). Flow and regulatory compatibility: An experimental test of the flow model of intrinsic motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 196-209.

4) Keller, J. & Bless, H. (2008). Expectancy effects on cognitive test performance: Regulatory focus as a catalyst. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 187-212.

5) Rangel, U., & Keller, J. (2011). Essentialism goes social: Belief in social determinism as a component of psychological essentialism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 1056-1078.

6) Keller, J., Bless, H., Blomann, F. & Kleinböhl, D. (2011). Physiological aspects of flow experiences: Skills-demand-compatibility effects on heart rate variability and salivary cortisol. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 849-852.

7) Keller, J., & Pfattheicher, S. (2011). Vigilant self-regulation, cues of being watched and cooperativeness. European Journal of Personality, 25, 363-372.

8) Keller, J. & Pfattheicher, S. (2013). The Compassion-hostility-paradox: The interplay of vigilant, prevention-focused self-regulation, compassion and hostility. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1518-1529.

9) Ulrich, M., Keller, J., Hönig, K., Waller, C., & Grön, G. (2014). Neural correlates of experimentally induced flow experiences. NeuroImage, 86, 194-202.

10) Sassenrath, C., Diefenbacher, S., Siegel, A., & Keller, J. (2016). A person-oriented approach to hand hygiene behavior: Emotional empathy fosters hand hygiene practice. Psychology & Health, 31, 205-227.

SERVICE TO THE FIELD

Member of the organizing committee of the Annual Meeting of Graduate Students in Social Psychology sponsored by the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (German Society for Social Psychology) held at the University of Mannheim, May 5 to 8, 2005.

Organizer and teacher of a workshop on Regulatory Focus Theory sponsored by the Postgraduate Program in Social Psychology (a cooperative program of the Social Psychology Departments at the Universities of Basel, Freiburg, Heidelberg, and Mannheim) held at the University of Mannheim, June 3, 2005.

Teacher of a workshop on “Stereotype Threat“ (December 2008) at the International Graduate College "Conflict and Cooperation between Social Groups." Universität Jena.

Teacher at the Annual Meeting of Graduate Students in Social Psychology sponsored by the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie (German Society for Social Psychology) held at the University of Munich, June 2011.

Organisation of the Small Group Meeting on „Power, morality, and norms“ at Ulm University, sponsored by the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, March 2012.

Ad hoc reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG), Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF) Austria; Israel Science Foundation; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Teacher at the 7th Summer School of the International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World des Max Planck Instituts für Ökonomik in Jena (August 2013).

Organisation of the Small Group Meeting – sponsored by the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) - „Towards a multifaceted understanding of empathy: Integrating findings on physiological, affective, cognitive and behavioral underpinning” October 6-8, 2013, Schloss Reisensburg, Günzburg, Germany.

Editorial Board Member European Journal of Social Psychology (2007-2009; since 2012)

Editor of a special issue in the Journal of Economic Psychology on the topic “Self-Regulation and Strategic Motivational Orientations in Economic Contexts”

Member of the program committee for the Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie 2012 (Bielefeld), 2014 (Bochum)

Member of the scientific committee for the General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) in Amsterdam 2014.

Associate Editor British Journal of Social Psychology (starting January 2017)

REVIEW ACTIVITIES FOR:

American Educational Research Journal

American Journal of Political Science

Asian Journal of Social Psychology

Basic and Applied Social Psychology

BioScience

British Journal of Social Psychology

Cognition and Emotion

Communication Theory
Consciousness and Cognition

Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology

European Journal of Psychology of Education

European Journal of Social Psychology

European Management Journal

Experimental Psychology

Group Dynamics

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Interacting with Computers

Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Journal of Clinical and Social Psychology

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Journal of Personality

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie

Learning and Individual Differences

Motivation & Emotion

NeuroPsychoEconomics

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Personality and Social Psychology Review

PLoS One
Psychological Bulletin

Psychological Reports

Psychological Science

Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht

Psychology of Women Quarterly

Scandinavian Journal of Psychology

Self and Identity

Sex Roles

Social Cognition

Social Neuroscience

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Social Psychology

Social Psychology of Education

Spanish Journal of Psychology

Swiss Journal of Psychology

Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie

Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie

Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie (seit 2008: Social Psychology)

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Psychological Association

American Sociological Association

Association for Psychological Science

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie)

European Association of Social Psychology

Human Behavior and Evolution Society

Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Society for Psychophysiological Research

Society for the Study of Motivation

SERVICE IN THE CONTEXT OF UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION (AT ULM UNIVERSITY)

2009 - 2013 Head of the examination board for the degree programs B.Sc./M.Sc. Psychology

2013 - 2015 Dean of studies for the degree programs B.Sc./M.Sc. Psychology

since 2009   Member of the board of studies for the degree programs B.Sc./M.Sc. Psychology

since 2012   Member of the examination board Dr. phil.