Thomas Goschke, Prof. Dr. phil.

Spokesperson; Professor for General Psychology (W3); Director, Institute of General Psychology, Biopsychology and Methods of Psychology VCF

Thomas Goschke

Contact information

Faculty of Science, Department of Psychology
Institute of General Psychology, Biopsychology and Methods of Psychology

Technische Universität Dresden
Zellescher Weg 17, 01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 463-34695
E-Mail: thomas.goschke@tu-dresden.de

Scientific Education

1999Habilitation (Psychology), Universität Osnabrück (Mentor: Prof. Dr. Julius Kuhl)
1992Dr. phil. (summa cum laude), Universität Osnabrück (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Julius Kuhl)
1987Diploma in Psychology (with distinction), Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Schneider)
1979 – 1987Studies of Psychology and Philosophy, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Professional Experience

Since 2009Acting Director, Neuroimaging Center of the Department of Psychology, TU Dresden
2004 – 2009Head of Department (Prodekan), Department of Psychology, TU Dresden 
Since 2003Elected Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Science, TU Dresden
Since 2003Director of the Institute for General Psychology, Biopsychology and Methods of Psychology
Since 2002Professor (W3) for General Psychology, Department of Psychology, TU Dresden
2000 – 2002Senior Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Psychological Research, Munich (Cognition & Action Unit, Prof. Wolfgang Prinz)
1999 – 2000Assistant Professor (C2), University Osnabrück
1997Interim Professor for General Psychology (C4), TU Braunschweig
1993 – 1999Postdoctoral Research Associate (C1), Department of Psychology, University Osnabrück
1987 – 1993Doctoral student, Department of Psychology, University Osnabrück

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Since 2010Principal Investigator, Center for Integrative Life Sciences (CILS), Humboldt University Berlin
Since 2009Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, European Post Graduate School in Addiction Research ESADD
2007 – 2009Founding member of the Scientific Board of the European Platform for Mind, Life, & Brain Sciences, Volkswagen-Foundation
2008Coorganizer of the Kogwis2008 - 9th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science (with Leon Urbas and Boris Velichkovsky)
2005 – 2010Spokesperson of the interdisciplinary research group “Control and responsibility: Investigations on the nature and culture of volition”, Volkswagen-Foundation 
1995/1996Visiting Faculty Member, Institute for Cognition and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon at Eugene (2-month DAAD Foreign Research Scholarships)
1989 – 1990Fellow, Research Group Mind and Brain, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld
Since 1993Ad-hoc reviewer for numerous research organizations and international scientific journals 

Selected Publications

Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M. Fischer, R. & Goschke, T. (2011). The dynamics of cognitive control: evidence for within trial conflict adaptation from frequency tagged EEG. Psychophysiology, 48(5), 591-600.

Goschke, T., Dreisbach, G. (2008). Conflict-triggered goal shielding: response conflicts attenuate background-monitoring for concurrent prospective memory cues. Psychological Science, 19, 25-32.

Goschke, T. & Bolte, A. (2007). Implicit learning of semantic category sequences: response-independent acquisition of abstract sequential regularities. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 33, 394-406.

Linser, K. & Goschke, T. (2007). Unconscious modulation of the conscious experience of voluntary control. Cognition, 104, 459-475.

Dreisbach, G., & Goschke, T. (2004). How positive affect modulates cognitive control: Reduced perseveration at the cost of increased distractibility. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 30, 343-353.