Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hofmann

Room: IB 4/61
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-21681
Fax: +49 (0)234 32-14002

Research Interests

Self-Control and Self-Regulation


Environmental Behavior and Sustainable Consumption

Public Policy


Health Behaviors


Representative Publications

Hofmann, W. (in press). Going beyond the individual level in self-control research. Nature Reviews Psychology.

Hofmann, W. & Grigoryan, L. (in press). The social psychology of everyday life. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology.

Weiss, A., Michels, C., Burgmer, P., Mussweiler, T., Ockenfels, A., & Hofmann, W. (2021). Trust in everyday life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 24, 245-251.

Hofmann, W., Meindl, P., Mooijman, M., & Graham, J. (2018). Morality and self-control: How they are intertwined, and where they differ. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 286-291.

Smith, P. K., & Hofmann, W. (2016). Power in everyday life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 10043–10048. 

Kotabe, H. P., & Hofmann, W. (2015). On integrating the components of self-control. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 618-638.

Hofmann, W., Wisneski, D. C., Brandt, M. J., & Skitka, L. J. (2014). Morality in everyday life. Science, 345, 1340-1443.

Hofmann, W., Baumeister, R. F., Foerster, G., & Vohs, K. D. (2012). Everyday temptations: An experience sampling study of desire, conflict, and self-control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 1318–1335.

Hofmann, W., Schmeichel, B. J., & Baddeley, A. D. (2012). Executive functions and self-regulation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 174–180.

Hofmann, W., De Houwer, J., Perugini, M., Baeyens, F., & Crombez, G. (2010). Evaluative conditioning in humans: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 390-421.

Hofmann, W., Friese, M., & Strack, F. (2009). Impulse and self-control from a dual-systems perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 162–176.

Hofmann, W., Gawronski, B., Gschwendner, T., Le, H., & Schmitt, M. (2005). A meta-analysis on the correlation between the Implicit Association Test and explicit self-report measures. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1369–1385.


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Brief Curriculum Vitae

Academic Distinctions

Professional and Editorial Services and Activities