Marcus Möschl, Dipl.-Psych.

Doctoral researcher VCF

Marcus Möschl

Contact information

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

Technische Universität Dresden
Zellescher Weg 17, 01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 463-36011

Research Statement

My research focuses on two central prerequisites for adaptive goal-directed behavior: 1) Our ability to delay executing intended actions until later occasions (prospective memory), and 2) our ability to deactivate intentions once they become irrelevant (e.g., after completion).

More specifically, I am interested in dynamics and properties of cognitive intention representations as well as mechanisms and modulators of carry-over effects from completed intentions that often incur costs during subsequent performance (i.e., aftereffects of completed intentions).

To this aim, my current research concerns the following topics 1) Do cognitive intention representations persist after intention completion? 2) The interplay of cognitive-control functioning and intention deactivation. 3) The impact of demanding situations (e.g., acute stress experiences) on prospective memory and intention deactivation.

Scientific Education

2008 - 2013Diploma in Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; 

Professional Experience

2015 - todayPhD Student, Department of General Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden (CRC 940)
2014Fellowship holder in the Collaborative Research Center "Volition and Cognitive Control" (CRC 940), Technische Universität Dresden

Selected Publications

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science.  Science, 349(6251). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716

Möschl, M., Walser, M., Plessow, F., Goschke, T., & Fischer, R. (July 2016). Effects of acute stress on prospective memory monitoring and intention deactivation. Poster at the 6th International Conference on Memory, Budapest, Hungary.

Möschl, M., Walser, M., Goschke, T., & Fischer, R. (June 2015). Deaktivierung erledigter Absichten: Einfluss kognitiver Kontrollanforderungen. Poster at the 4th Doktorandenworkshop der Allgemeinen Psychologie, Jena, Germany.

Möschl, M., Walser, M., Plessow, F., Goschke, T., & Fischer, F. (March 2015). Is it gone, once it's done? Mechanisms and modulators of intention deactivation. Invited talk in the symposium "Prospective memory - current trends and theoretical advances" at the 57th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, Hildesheim, Germany.