Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss



  • Verhaltensendokrinologie der Motivation

  • Motivationsdiagnostik

  • Motivation, Wohlbefinden und Gesundheit

  • Implizite und explizite Lernprozesse in der Motivation

  • Emotion und Affekt im Kontext der Motivation

  • Potenzialdiagnostik

Scopus Author ID: 6701633866


Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie (Motivation, Emotion und Lernen)

Awards / Honours

2016 : Henry Murray Award
2011 : Fellow
2011 : Fellow

Project lead

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Development and validation of a measure of sexual motivation
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss

Mindfulness and motivational congruence
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss

Multi-center, multi-method validation of the assessment of salivary steroid hormones
Gelena Dlugash; Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss

Implicit motives' effect on attentional orienting and associated learning processes
Kevin Janson; Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss

Measuring motives in movies
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss; Carola Walther

Other Research Activities

Organisation of a congress / conference
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss; Carola Walther
36. Motivationspsychologisches Kolloquium 2016
(04/10/2016 - 06/10/2016)
Editorship of a scientific journal / series
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss
Editorial head - Journal of Research in Personality
(01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012)
Editorship of a scientific journal / series
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss
Editorial head - Journal of Personality Assessment

Publications (Download BibTeX)

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Schultheiss, O., & Wirth, M.M. (2018). Biopsychological aspects of motivation. In J. Heckhausen & H. Heckhausen (Eds.), Motivation and Action. (pp. 407-451). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Köllner, M., Janson, K., & Schultheiss, O. (2018). Commentary: Sexual dimorphism of facial width-to-height ratio in human skulls and faces: A meta-analytical approach. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9.
Oxford, J., Tiedke, J.M., Oßmann, A., Özbe, D., & Schultheiss, O. (2017). Endocrine and aggressive responses to competition are moderated by contest outcome, gender, individual versus team competition, and implicit motives. PLoS ONE, 12.
Roch, R., Rösch, A., & Schultheiss, O. (2017). Enhancing Congruence between Implicit Motives and Explicit Goal Commitments: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in psychology, 8(1540).
Rawolle, M., Schultheiss, O., Strasser, A., & Kehr, H.M. (2017). The Motivating Power of Visionary Images: Effects on Motivation, Affect, and Behavior. Journal of Personality, 85 (6), 769-781.
Köllner, M., Rösch, A.G., & Schultheiss, O. (2016). Die Implizit-Explizit-Profilkongruenz von Motiven: Ein studienübergreifender Test des Unabhängigkeitspostulats anhand von Bild- und Subkategorienprofilen innerhalb von Individuen [Implicit-explicit profile congruence of motives: A multi-study test of the independence postulate using within-individual picture and subcategory profiles]. Erlangen (Germany).
Schultheiss, O., Wiemers, U., & Wolf, O.T. (2016). Exploring Effects of Hydrocortisone on Implicit Motivation and Activity Inhibition: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 2(3), 267-280.
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..
Schultheiss, O., & Drescher, A. (2016). Meta-analytic evidence for higher implicit affiliation and intimacy motivation scores in women, compared to men. Journal of research in personality, 64, 1-1.
Janson, K., Köllner, M., & Schultheiss, O. (2016). Organizational effects of gonadal steroids on the implicit power motive. Leipzig, DE.

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