apl- Prof. Dr. Phil. Klaus-Helmut Schmidt

Research fellow

Flexible control of behavior

Phone: +49 / 231 1084 327
Email: schmidtkh@ifado.de

Curriculum Vitae:

  • habilitation in psychology at the University of Dortmund
  • doctor's degree on philosophy (Dr. phil)
  • student of psychology, sociology, and philosophy at the University of Bochum

Research topics:

  • work motivation
  • work and health
  • absenteeism
  • performance measurement and feedback systems
  • self-control demands at work


  • Schmidts, C.; Foerster, A.; Kleinsorge, T.; Kunde, W.: Proactive control of affective distraction: experience-based but not expectancy-based
    Cognition 194: epub ahead of print (2020)
  • Foerster, A.; Schmidts, C.; Kleinsorge, T.; Kunde, W.: Affective distraction along the flexibility-stability continuum
    Cogn. Emot. XX: epub ahead of print (2019)
  • Wang, Y.; Tatham, M. H.; Schmidt-Heck, W.; Swann, C.; Singh-Dolt, K.; Hengstler, J. G.; Godoy, P.; Hay, D. C.: Multiomics analyses of HNF4alpha protein domain function during human pluripotent stem cell differentiation
    iScience 16: 206-217 (2019)
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  • Konze, A.-K.; Rivkin, W.; Schmidt, K.-H.: Can faith move mountains?: How implicit theories about willlpower moderate the adverse effect of daily emotional dissonance on ego-depletion at work and its spillover to the home-domain
    Eur. J. Work Organiz. Psychol. 28: 137-149 (2019)
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  • Gombert, L.; Konze, A.-K.; Rivkin, W.; Schmidt, K.-H.: Protect your sleep when work is calling: how work-related smartphone use during non-work time and sleep quality impact next-day self-control processes at work
    Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15: (8): 1757 (15 pp) (2018)
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  • Gombert, L.; Rivkin, W.; Schmidt, K.-H.: Indirect effects of daily self-control demands on subjective vitality via ego depletion: how daily psychological detachment pays off
    Appl. Psychol.: Int. Rev. XX: epub ahead of print (2018)
  • Schmidt, M.; Weyer-Elberich, V.; Hengstler, J. G.; Heimes, A.-S.; Almstedt, K.; Gerhold-Ay, A.; Lebrecht, A.; Joensuu, H.: Prognostic impact of CD4-positive T cell subsets in early breast cancer: a study based on the FinHer trial patient population
    Breast Cancer Res. 20: article 15 (10 pp) (2018)
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  • Rivkin, W.; Diestel, S.; Schmidt, K.-H.: Which daily experiences can foster well-being at work?: A diary study on the interplay between flow experiences, affective commitment, and self-control demands
    J. Occup. Health Psychol. 23: 99-111 (2018)
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  • Konze, A.-K.; Rivkin, W.; Schmidt, K.-H.: Implicit theories about willpower as a moderator of the adverse effect of daily self-control demands on need for recovery
    Z. Arbeitswiss. 72: 61-70 (2018)
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  • Konze, A.-K.; Rivkin, W.; Schmidt, K.-H.: The dark side of job control: a cross-lagged panel study on the interplay of quantitative workload, emotional dissonance, and job control
    In: Arbeit(s).Wissen.Schaf(f)t: Grundlage für Management & Kompetenzentwicklung ; 64. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft, FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management gGmbH, Essen, 21.–23. Februar 2018 (S. Beitrag A.9.5 (6 S.)) / Schriftleitung: Matthias Jäger. Dortmund: GfA-Press, 2018.
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