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Gabriele Oettingen

Professor Of Psychology

    1985 …2019
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    Research Output 1985 2019

    Article

    Intervention Effects of Information and Self-Regulation on Eating Fruits and Vegetables Over Two Years

    Stadler, G., Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P. M., May 2010, In : Health Psychology. 29, 3, p. 274-283 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Vegetables
    Fruit
    Eating
    Randomized Controlled Trials
    Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

    Making sense of one's actions in an explanatory vacuum: The interpretation of nonconscious goal striving

    Parks-Stamm, E. J., Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P., May 2010, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46, 3, p. 531-542 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Vacuum
    study behavior
    interpretation
    Social Norms
    grant

    Mental contrasting and conciliatory behavior in romantic relationships

    Schrage, J., Schwörer, B., Krott, N. R. & Oettingen, G., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Motivation and Emotion.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Students

    Mental contrasting and goal commitment: The mediating role of energization

    Oettingen, G., Mayer, D., Timur Sevincer, A., Stephens, E. J., Pak, H. J. & Hagenah, M., May 2009, In : Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 35, 5, p. 608-622 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Self Report
    Emotions
    Self-Control

    Mental contrasting and the self-regulation of helping relations

    Oettingen, G., Stephens, E. J., Mayer, D. & Brinkmann, B., Aug 2010, In : Social Cognition. 28, 4, p. 490-508 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Critical Care
    Nurses
    Students
    Self-Control

    Mental Contrasting and the Self-Regulation of Responding to Negative Feedback

    Kappes, A., Oettingen, G. & Pak, H., Jul 2012, In : Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 38, 7, p. 845-857 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Mental Competency
    Self-Control

    Mental Contrasting and Transfer of Energization

    Sevincer, A. T., Busatta, P. D. & Oettingen, G., Feb 2014, In : Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 40, 2, p. 139-152 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Blood Pressure
    Physical Exertion
    Intelligence Tests
    Research
    Self-Control

    Mental contrasting changes the meaning of reality

    Kappes, A., Wendt, M., Reinelt, T. & Oettingen, G., Sep 2013, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 49, 5, p. 797-810 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Control Groups
    study goal
    present
    human being
    evaluation

    Mental contrasting facilitates academic performance in school children

    Gollwitzer, A., Oettingen, G., Kirby, T. A., Duckworth, A. L. & Mayer, D., Dec 2011, In : Motivation and Emotion. 35, 4, p. 403-412 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Teaching
    Students
    Vocabulary
    Language
    Learning

    Mental contrasting in DanceSport: The champion's mindset

    Tay, I. Q., Valshtein, T. J., Krott, N. R. & Oettingen, G., Nov 1 2019, In : Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 45, 101511.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Athletes
    Sports

    Mental contrasting instigates goal pursuit by linking obstacles of reality with instrumental behavior

    Kappes, A., Singmann, H. & Oettingen, G., Jul 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48, 4, p. 811-818 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    behavior expectation
    study behavior

    Mental contrasting of a dieting wish improves self-reported health behaviour

    Johannessen, K. B., Oettingen, G. & Mayer, D., Oct 2012, In : Psychology and Health. 27, SUPPL. 2, p. 43-58 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Health Behavior
    Food
    Students
    Health
    Direction compound

    Mental contrasting of a negative future with a positive reality regulates state anxiety

    Brodersen, G. & Oettingen, G., Sep 20 2017, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, SEP, 1596.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Anxiety
    Foster Home Care
    Research

    Mental contrasting of counterfactual fantasies attenuates disappointment, regret, and resentment

    Krott, N. R. & Oettingen, G., Oct 31 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Motivation and Emotion. p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    Emotions
    Social Psychology

    Mental Contrasting of Future and Reality: Managing the Demands of Everyday Life in Health Care Professionals

    Oettingen, G., Mayer, D. & Brinkmann, B., 2010, In : Journal of Personnel Psychology. 9, 3, p. 138-144 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Delivery of Health Care
    Decision Making
    Teaching
    Costs and Cost Analysis
    Healthcare

    Mental contrasting promotes integrative bargaining

    Kirk, D., Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P., Oct 2011, In : International Journal of Conflict Management. 22, 4, p. 324-341 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    dyad
    self-regulation
    planning conception
    sale
    Sales

    Mental contrasting turns positive feedback on creative potential into successful performance

    Oettingen, G., Marquardt, M. K. & Gollwitzer, P. M., Sep 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48, 5, p. 990-996 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Creativity
    performance
    creativity
    Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
    present

    Mental contrasting with implementation intentions (MCII) improves physical activity and weight loss among stroke survivors over one year

    Marquardt, M. K., Oettingen, G., Gollwitzer, P., Sheeran, P. & Liepert, J., Nov 1 2017, In : Rehabilitation Psychology. 62, 4, p. 580-590 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Survivors
    Weight Loss
    Stroke
    Exercise
    Teaching

    Mental contrasting with implementation intentions enhances self-regulation of goal pursuit in schoolchildren at risk for ADHD

    Gawrilow, C., Morgenroth, K., Schultz, R., Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P., 2013, In : Motivation and Emotion. 37, 1, p. 134-145 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    Self-Control
    Parents
    Learning

    Mental Contrasting with Implementation Intentions Increases Goal-Attainment in Individuals with Mild to Moderate Depression

    Fritzsche, A., Schlier, B., Oettingen, G. & Lincoln, T. M., Jan 13 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Cognitive Therapy and Research. p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Depression
    Self Efficacy
    Healthy Volunteers
    Exercise

    Mental Contrasting With Implementation Intentions Reduces Drinking When Drinking Is Hazardous: An Online Self-Regulation Intervention

    Wittleder, S., Kappes, A., Oettingen, G., Gollwitzer, P., Jay, M. & Morgenstern, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Health Education and Behavior.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Drinking
    Self-Control
    Self-regulation
    Intentions
    Confidence Intervals

    Mindsets and pre-conscious open-mindedness to incidental information

    Fujita, K., Gollwitzer, P. M. & Oettingen, G., Jan 2007, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 43, 1, p. 48-61 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Automatic Data Processing
    information processing
    Word Processing
    experiment
    Recognition (Psychology)

    Mind wandering via mental contrasting as a tool for behavior change

    Oettingen, G. & Schwörer, B., 2013, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 4, SEP, Article 562.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Research
    Emotions
    Costs and Cost Analysis
    Problem Behavior
    Self-Control

    Multiple trauma and mental health in former Ugandan child soldiers

    Klasen, F., Oettingen, G., Daniels, J. & Adam, H., Oct 2010, In : Journal of Traumatic Stress. 23, 5, p. 573-581 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Domestic Violence
    Multiple Trauma
    Military Personnel
    Mental Health
    Major Depressive Disorder

    Needs instigate positive fantasies of idealized futures

    Kappes, H. B., Schwörer, B. & Oettingen, G., Apr 2012, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 42, 3, p. 299-307 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    Drinking
    Research

    Nonconscious goal pursuit: Acting in an explanatory vacuum

    Oettingen, G., Grant, H., Smith, P. K., Skinner, M. & Gollwitzer, P., Sep 2006, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 42, 5, p. 668-675 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Vacuum
    social norm
    experience
    Psychology

    Paradoxical Knowing: A Shortcut to Knowledge and Its Antisocial Correlates

    Gollwitzer, A. & Oettingen, G., Jan 1 2019, In : Social Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    goal attainment
    common knowledge
    aggression
    flight
    love

    Pessimism and behavioral signs of depression in East versus West Berlin

    Oettingen, G. & Seligman, M. E. P., 1990, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 20, p. 207-220

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Pessimism and behavioural signs of depression in East versus West Berlin

    Oettingen, G. & Seligman, M. E. P., 1990, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 20, 3, p. 207-220 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Berlin
    Depression
    Newspapers
    Pessimism

    Pessimistic Explanatory Style in the Historical Record: CAVing LBJ, Presidential Candidates, and East Versus West Berlin

    Zullow, H. M., Oettingen, G., Peterson, C. & Seligman, M. E. P., Sep 1988, In : American Psychologist. 43, 9, p. 673-682 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Berlin
    Depression
    Newspapers
    Vietnam
    Health

    Physical Activity in Women. Effects of a Self-Regulation Intervention

    Stadler, G., Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P. M., Jan 2009, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 36, 1, p. 29-34 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Exercise
    Germany
    Life Style
    Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
    Self-Control

    Pleasure Now, Pain Later: Positive Fantasies About the Future Predict Symptoms of Depression

    Oettingen, G., Mayer, D. & Portnow, S., Mar 1 2016, In : Psychological Science. 27, 3, p. 345-353 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    Pleasure
    Depression
    Pain
    Intuition

    Positive fantasies about idealized futures sap energy

    Kappes, H. B. & Oettingen, G., Jul 2011, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 47, 4, p. 719-729 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    energy
    present
    experiment

    Positive fantasies dampen charitable giving when many resources are demanded

    Kappes, H. B., Sharma, E. & Oettingen, G., Jan 2013, In : Journal of Consumer Psychology. 23, 1, p. 128-135 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    Sierra Leone
    Cyclonic Storms
    Charitable giving
    Resources

    Positive fantasies predict low academic achievement in disadvantaged students

    Kappes, H. B., Oettingen, G. & Mayer, D., Feb 2012, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 42, 1, p. 53-64 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    Vulnerable Populations
    Students
    Vocational Education
    Social Class

    Positive Thinking About the Future in Newspaper Reports and Presidential Addresses Predicts Economic Downturn

    Sevincer, A. T., Wagner, G., Kalvelage, J. & Oettingen, G., 2014, In : Psychological Science. 25, 4, p. 1010-1017 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Newspapers
    Economics
    Gross Domestic Product
    Fantasy
    Economic Development

    Posttraumatic resilience in former Ugandan child soldiers

    Klasen, F., Oettingen, G., Daniels, J., Post, M., Hoyer, C. & Adam, H., Jul 2010, In : Child Development. 81, 4, p. 1096-1113 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Military Personnel
    soldier
    resilience
    posttraumatic stress disorder
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

    Pragmatic prospection: How and why people think about the future

    Baumeister, R. F., Vohs, K. D. & Oettingen, G., Mar 1 2016, In : Review of General Psychology. 20, 1, p. 3-16 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cognition
    Emotions
    Brain
    Thinking
    Pessimism

    Projection of visceral needs: Satisfaction of the need and similarity of the target person as moderators

    Ahn, J. N., Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P., Jan 1 2017, In : Social Psychology. 48, 1, p. 54-59 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    need satisfaction
    Thirst
    moderator
    projection
    human being

    Promoting integrative bargaining: Mental contrasting with implementation intentions

    Kirk, D., Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P. M., Apr 2013, In : International Journal of Conflict Management. 24, 2, p. 148-165 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    dyad
    Sales
    Railroad cars
    Planning
    Implementation intentions

    Promoting the self-regulation of stress in health care providers: An internet-based intervention

    Gollwitzer, P., Mayer, D., Frick, C. & Oettingen, G., Jun 15 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, JUN, 838.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Health Personnel
    Internet
    Exercise
    Control Groups
    Workplace

    Relatedness needs and negative fantasies as the origins of obsessive thinking in romantic relationships

    Valshtein, T. J., Mutter, E. R., Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Motivation and Emotion.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    Thinking
    Research
    Meta-Analysis
    Psychology

    Sad mood promotes self-initiated mental contrasting of future and reality

    Kappes, H. B., Oettingen, G., Mayer, D. & Maglio, S., Oct 2011, In : Emotion. 11, 5, p. 1206-1222 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Research
    Self-Control

    Selective Attention to In- and Out-Group Members Systematically Influences Intergroup Bias

    Martiny-Huenger, T., Gollwitzer, P. & Oettingen, G., Nov 13 2014, In : Social Psychological and Personality Science. 5, 8, p. 936-943 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Statistical Factor Analysis

    Self-regulation and goal pursuit: Turning hope thoughts into behavior

    Oettingen, G. & Gollwitzer, P., 2002, In : Psychological Inquiry. 13, p. 304-307

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Self-Regulation and School Performance: Is There Optimal Level of Action-Control?

    Lopez, D. F., Little, T. D., Oettingen, G. & Baltes, P. B., Jul 1998, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 70, 1, p. 54-74 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Intelligence
    Longitudinal Studies
    Self-Control
    Psychology
    Research

    Self-regulation of commitment to reduce cigarette consumption: Mental contrasting of future with reality

    Oettingen, G., Mayer, D. & Thorpe, J., 2010, In : Psychology and Health. 25, 8, p. 961-977 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    Tobacco Products
    Insurance Benefits
    Self-Control

    Self-regulation of goal setting: Turning free fantasies about the future into binding goals

    Oettingen, G., Schnetter, K. & Pak, H. J., Jan 1 2001, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 80, 5, p. 736-753 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    self-regulation
    commitment
    present
    activation

    Self-regulation of goal setting: Turning free fantasies about the future into binding goals

    Oettingen, G., Schnetter, K. & Pak, H. J., May 2001, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 80, 5, p. 736-753 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Fantasy
    self-regulation
    commitment
    present
    activation

    Self-regulation of time management: Mental contrasting with implementation intentions

    Oettingen, G., Kappes, H. B., Guttenberg, K. B. & Gollwitzer, P. M., Mar 1 2015, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 45, 2, p. 218-229 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Time Management
    Students
    Control Groups
    Self-Control
    Mothers