Behavioral endocrinology of implicit motives

Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie (Motivation, Emotion und Lernen)


In our research on the behavioral endocrinology of implicit motives, we study the hormonal factors that influence the development and dispositional strength of the implicit nees for power, achievement, and affiliation. We also have a longstanding focus on the interactive effects of implicit motives and situational factors on hormonal changes and their feedback effects on cognition, learning, and behavior. The chair's own hormone lab specialized in radioimmunoassay assessment of the streroid hormones testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, and cortisol in saliva.

Related Project(s)

Organizational hormone effects, body morphology, and the motivational brain
Dr. Martin Köllner
Development and validation of a measure of sexual motivation
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss
Multi-center, multi-method validation of the assessment of salivary steroid hormones
Gelena Dlugash; Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss
The implicit achievement motive and resilience
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss
Psychoendocrinology of dominance and affiliation
Jonathan Oxford; Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss
(01/02/2012 - 31/01/2014)

Assigned publications

Kuo, P.X., Saini, E.K., Thomason, E., Schultheiss, O., Richard, G., & Volling, B.L. (2016). Individual variation in fathers’ testosterone reactivity to infant distress predicts parenting behaviors with their 1-year-old infants. Developmental psychobiology, 58, 303-314..
Wiemers, U., Schultheiss, O., & Wolf, O.T. (2015). Public speaking in front of an unreceptive audience increases implicit power motivation and its endocrine arousal signature. Hormones and Behavior, 71, 69-74.
Schultheiss, O., Wiemers, U., & Wolf, O.T. (2014). Implicit need for achievement predicts attenuated cortisol responses to difficult tasks. Journal of research in personality, 48(1), 84-92.

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