M.Sc Kathi Diel

Doctoral Researcher
Room: IB 4/69
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-19549
Fax: +49 (0)234 32-14002

Office hours: by appointment

Research Interests

Social Comparison



Person Perception


Representative Publications

Diel*, K., Broeker*, L., Raab, M., & Hofmann, W. (in press). Motivational and emotional effects of social comparison in Sports. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. *shared first authorship. 

Diel, K., Grelle, S., & Hofmann, W. (2021). A motivational Framework of social comparison. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 120(6), 1415-1430. doi:10.1037/pspa0000204 

Fleischmann, A., Lammers, J., Diel, K., Hofmann, W., & Galinsky, A. D. (2021). More threatening and more diagnostic: How moral comparisons differ from social comparisons. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi:10.1037/pspi0000361 

Hofmann, W., Dohle, S., & Diel, K. (2020). Changing behavior using integrative self-control theory. In: M. S. Hagger, L. D. Cameron, K. Hamilton, N. Hankonen, & T. Lintunen (Eds.), The handbook of behavior change (pp. 150 - 163). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rom, S.C., Katzir, M., Diel, K., & Hofmann, W. (2019). On trading off labor and leisure: a process model of perceived autonomy and opportunity costs. Motivation Science.

Diel, K., & Hofmann, W. (2019). Inspired to perspire: The predicted interplay of social comparison direction and standard extremity in the context of challenging exercising goals. Social Cognition, 37, 247-265.

Dohle, S., Diel, K., & Hofmann, W. (2018). Executive functions and the self-regulation of eating behavior: A review. Appetite, 124, 4-9.

Hofmann, W., Diel, K., & Seibel, M. (2018). Foods, sex, and drugs: Appetitive desires and subjective well-being. In E. Diener & S. Oishi (Eds.), Handbook of well-being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF Publishers.

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Academic Distinctions