Peter Schmuck

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The authors investigated the structure of goal contents in a group of 1,854 undergraduates from 15 cultures around the world. Results suggested that the 11 types of goals the authors assessed were consistently organized in a circumplex fashion across the 15 cultures. The circumplex was well described by positioning 2 primary dimensions underlying the goals:(More)
The personal assessments of the current and expected future state of the environment by 3232 community respondents in 18 nations were investigated at the local, national, and global spatial levels. These assessments were compared to a ranking of each country’s environmental quality by an expert panel. Temporal pessimism (‘‘things will get worse’’) was found(More)
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) can assist local decision processes towards selecting renewable energy systems as it is able to manage qualitative data and offers opportunities to integrate knowledge from local stakeholders. However, little experience is available regarding practical applications of MCDA in real decision processes in communities on(More)
Ignoring a distractor on a prime trial generally impairs responses to that stimulus on a subsequent probe trial. This so called negative-priming (NP) effect supports the view that the representations of distracting stimuli underly a cognitive inhibition during target selection (Tipper, 1985). Aiming at the optimization of NP designs for analyzing cognitive(More)
We investigated the structure of goal contents in a group of 1,854 undergraduates from 15 cultures around the world. Results suggested that the 11 types of goals we assessed were consistently organized in a circumplex fashion across the 15 cultures. The circumplex was welldescribed by positing two primary dimensions underlying the goals: Intrinsic (e.g.,(More)
Aspirations for intrinsic (e.g., self-acceptance, affiliation, community feeling) versus extrinsic (e.g., financial success, appearance, social recognition) goals were examined in German and U.S. college students. The structure of students’ goal-systems in terms of goal content was remarkably similar in the two cultures, as evidenced by examination of the(More)
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