Dr. Massimo Köster

Massimo Köster
Foto: Dr. Massimo Köster



+49 6421 28-23667 massimo.koester@ 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Raum: 02002 bzw. +2002)


Philipps-Universität Marburg Psychologie (Fb04) AG Persönlichkeit und Diagnostik Psychologische Diagnostik
  • Research interests

    - the role of goal-directed processes in suboptimal behavior
    - the reliance on rigid expectancies
    - environmental psychology

  • Teaching

    The role of theory in psychological science in relation to the replication crisis
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    Teaching assistant
    Tomorrow in Psychological Sciences, Prof. Dr. Peter Kuppens
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

  • Publications

    Köster, M., Fischer, M., Bossuyt, E., Buabang, E. K., & Moors, A. (2024). On the interplay between stimulus-driven and goal-directed processes in the decision to fight or flee. Collabra: Psychology, 10(1), 117347. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.117347

    Joye, Y., Köster, M., Lange, F., Fischer, M., & Moors, A. (2024). A goal-discrepancy account of restorative nature experiences. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 93, 102192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2023.102192

    Van Dessel, P., Boddez, Y., Moors, A., Buabang, E. K., Köster, M., & De Houwer, J. (2024). Exploring the role of goal-dependent processes in action slips under time pressure. Motivation Science. https://doi.org/10.1037/mot0000323

    Buabang*, E. K., Köster*, M., Boddez, Y., Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., & Moors, A. (2023). A goal-directed account of action slips: The reliance on old contingencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 152 (2), 496. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001280

    De Houwer, J., Buabang, E. K., Boddez, Y., Köster, M., & Moors, A. (2023). Reasons to remain critical about the literature on habits: A commentary on wood et al.(2022). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 17456916221131508. https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916221131508

    Köster*, M., Buabang*, E. K., Ivancir, T., & Moors, A. (2023). A value accumulation account of unhealthy food choices: Testing the influence of outcome salience under varying time constraints. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 8 (1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235022-00459-6

    Köster, M., Houwer, J. D., & Moors, A. (2023). A psychological perspective on the reluctance of researchers to adopt open access publishing. KU Leuven Open Science Day proceedings 2023. https://doi.org/10.21428/1192f2f8.f3b17898

    Moors, A., & Köster, M. (2022). Behavior prediction requires implicit measures of stimulus-goal discrepancies and expected utilities of behavior options rather than of attitudes toward objects. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 13 (5), e1611. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcs.1611

    Köster, M., Moors, A., De Houwer, J., Ross-Hellauer, T., Van Nieuwerburgh, I., & Verbruggen, F. (2021). Behavioral reluctance in adopting open access publishing: Insights from a goal-directed perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 649915. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.649915

    Joye, Y., Bolderdijk, J. W., Köster, M. A. F., & Piff, P. K. (2020). A diminishment of desire: Exposure to nature relative to urban environments dampens materialism. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 54, 126783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126783

    *denotes shared first-authorship

  • Curriculum vitae

    July 2023 – present Postdoctoral research fellow
    Research Training Group Breaking Expectations (RTG 2771)
    Marburg University, Marburg, Germany
    February 2018 – June 2023 PhD
    Topic: Toward an increased understanding of suboptimal behavior from a goal-directed perspective
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Agnes Moors, Prof. Dr. Yannick Boddez
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    September 2015 – July 2017 Master of Science
    Applied Social Psychology
    Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands
    September 2012 – July 2015 Bachelor of Science
    Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands

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