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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Computer-based motive assessment
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)

Motivational functions of facial expressions of emotion for senders and perceivers“
Dr. Andreas Rösch; Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss
(01/02/2010 - 31/01/2013)

Diagnosing high-potentials in a research organization
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schultheiss

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., 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. In Proceedings of the 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology. Leipzig, DE.
Schultheiss, O., & Zimni, M. (2015). Associations between implicit motives and salivary steroids, 2D:4D digit ratio, mental rotation performance, and verbal fluency. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 1(4), 387-407.
Steinmann, B., Dörr, S., Schultheiss, O., & Maier, G.W. (2015). Implicit motives and leadership performance revisited: What constitutes the leadership motive pattern? Motivation and Emotion, 39(2), 167-174.
Neumann, M., & Schultheiss, O. (2015). Implicit Motives, Explicit Motives, and Motive-Related Life Events in Clinical Depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39(2), 89-99.
Yang, F., Ramsay, J.E., Schultheiss, O., & Pang, J.S. (2015). Need for achievement moderates the effect of motive-relevant challenge on salivary cortisol changes. Motivation and Emotion, 39(3), 321-334.
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.
Donhauser, P., Rösch, A., & Schultheiss, O. (2015). The implicit need for power predicts recognition speed for dynamic changes in facial expressions of emotion. Motivation and Emotion, 39(5), 714-721.

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