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Dr. Marcel Herrmann

Dr. Marcel Herrmann

Dr. Marcel Herrmann

ZHAW School of Applied Psychology
Fachgruppe Diagnostics and Counselling
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich

+41 (0) 58 934 80 27
marcel.herrmann@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

lecturer

www.zhaw.ch/=hemr

Expertise and research interests

Motivational Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Marketing / Market Research

Educational background

MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) | Zurich University of Applied Sciences (2022)

PhD in Psychology | University of Zurich (2013)

MSc in Psychology | University of Zurich (2010)

Professional milestones

Research and Teaching | University of Zurich (2010–2019)

Senior Project Manager| Research & Consulting (2015–2018)

Membership of networks

Publications

Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Other publications

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

COMPLETE LIST OF PUBLICATIONS


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (chronologically numbered)

(1) Brandstätter, V., Herrmann, M., & Schüler, J. (2013). The struggle of giving up personal goals: Affective, physiological, and cognitive consequences of an action crisis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(12), 1668–1682. dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167213500151

(2) Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2013). Overcoming action crises in personal goals – Longitudinal evidence on a mediating mechanism between action orientation and well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 47(6), 881–893. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2013.09.005

(3) Herrmann*, M., Baur*, V., Brandstätter, V., Hänggi, J., & Jäncke, L. (2014). Being in two minds: The neural basis of experiencing action crises in personal long-term goals. Social Neuroscience, 9(6), 548–561. [*shared first authorship] dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2014.933715

(4) Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Action crises and goal disengagement: Longitudinal evidence on the predictive validity of a motivational phase in goal striving. Motivation Science, 1(2), 121–136.
dx.doi.org/10.1037/mot0000016

(5) Koletzko, S. H., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2015). Unconflicted goal striving - Goal ambivalence as a mediator between goal self-concordance and well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(1), 140–156. dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167214559711

(6) Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2016). Goal disengagement in emerging adulthood: The adaptive potential of action crises [Special section]. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 40(2), 117–125. dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165025415597550

(7) Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., Brandstätter, V., & Job, V. (2017). Implicit theories about willpower predict subjective well-being. Journal of Personality, 85(2), 136–150. doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12225

(8) Ghassemi, M., Bernecker, K., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2017). The process of disengagement from personal goals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(4), 524–537. dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167216689052

(9) Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Self-efficacy vs. action orientation: Comparing and contrasting two determinants of goal setting and goal striving. Journal of Research in Personality, 73(1), 35–45. doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2017.11.001

(10) Wolf*, B. M., Herrmann*, M., Zubler, I., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Action crises in personal goals compromise recovery during physical therapy. Motivation Science, 5(2), 179–184. [*shared first authorship] dx.doi.org/10.1037/mot0000106

(11) Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). The seed of goal-related doubts: A longitudinal investigation of the roles of failure and expectation of success among police trainee applicants. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, Article 2151. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02151

(12) Herrmann, M., Brandstätter, V., & Wrosch, C. (2019). Downgrading goal-relevant resources in action crises: The moderating role of goal reengagement capacities and effects on well-being. Motivation and Emotion, 43(4), 535–553. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11031-019-09755-z

(13) Bettschart, M., Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., & Brandstätter, V. (2021). Investigating the Unified Motive Scales: The predictive validity of the Achievement Motive Subscale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 37(2), 118–122. doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000571

(14) Ghassemi, M., Wolf, B. M., Bettschart, M., Kreibich, A., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2021). The dynamics of doubt: Short-term fluctuations and predictors of doubts in personal goal pursuit. Motivation Science, 7(2), 153–164. doi.org/10.1037/mot0000210

(15) Bettschart, M., Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2021). Age-related development of self-regulation: Evidence on stability and change in action orientation. Journal of Research in Personality, 91, Article 104063. doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.104063

(16) Kreibich, A., Wolf, B. M., Bettschart, M., Ghassemi, M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2022). How self-awareness is connected to less experience of action crises in personal goal pursuit. Motivation and Emotion, 46(6), 825–836. doi.org/10.1007/s11031-022-09942-5


CHAPTERS IN HANDBOOKS, ENCYCLOPAEDIAS, AND BOOK

Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2017). Goal disengagement and action crises. In N. Baumann, M. Kazén, M. Quirin, & S. L. Koole (Eds.), Why people do the things they do: Building on Julius Kuhl’s contributions to the psychology of motivation and volition (pp. 87–108). Hogrefe. doi.org/10.1027/00540-000


PUBLICATIONS IN APPLIED JOURNALS AND BOOKS (alphabetically by authors)

Bettschart, M., Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). Zweifelsfrei in den Polizeidienst: Eine Studie zu Zweifeln am Berufsziel «Polizist*in» im Bewerbungs- und Ausbildungsprozess [Entering the police service without doubts: A study on doubts about the professional goal "policeofficer" in the application and training process]. Format Magazine, 9, 11–17. www.institut-police.ch/06-wissen/06-04-format-magazine/2019-09/inhalt-2019-09/2%20Bettschart%20et%20al.pdf

(2) Brandstätter, V., & Herrmann, M. (2022). Die Handlungskrise [Action crisis]. In M. Storch, F. Krause, & J. Weber (Eds.), Selbstmanagement – ressourcenorientiert: Theoretische Grundlagen und Trainingsmanual für die Arbeit mit dem Zürcher Ressourcen Modell (ZRM®) (7th ed., pp. 108–120). Hogrefe. doi.org/10.1024/86214-000

Herrmann, M., Wolf, B. M., Zentner, D., Degen, E., & Brandstätter, V. (2018). Mehr Motivation im CATI-Center [More motivation in CATI centers]. Planung & Analyse, 5, 56–58. www.horizont.net/planung-analyse/nachrichten/online-special-felddienstleister-mehr-motivation-im-cati-center-170746

Schmidt, S., & Herrmann, M. (2018). „Mine the Mind“ für ein Customer Insights 4.0 [„Mine the Mind“ for Customer Insights 4.0]. In vsms (Ed.), Jahrbuch: Markt- und Sozialforschung Schweiz (pp.30–31). vsms. www.vsms-asms.ch/files/6215/2992/7057/Gesamtausgabe_MAFO_2018_1.pdf