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

    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    The role of theory in psychological science in relation to the replication crisis

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

  • Publications

    Joye, Y., Köster, M., Lange, F., Fischer, M., & Moors, A. (2023). A goaldiscrepancy account of restorative nature experiences. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 102192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2023. 102192

    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/s41235- 022-00459-6

    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

    Buabang*, E. K., Köster*, M., Boddez, Y., Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., & Moors, A. (2022). 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. (2022). 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

    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., & 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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