Economic Actors - Behavior and Regulation

Behavioural Economics - Digitalisation - History of Creditors - Performance and load limits - Human psyche and motor skills

Forschung

Projekte

Illustration is documented: Robert M. Yerkes. Chimpanzees. A Laboratory Colony, New Haven 1945, S. 173.

Observing and Regulating Behavior in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Rüdiger Graf

Research project

The project analyzes the transdisciplinary emergence of a specific body of behavioral knowledge in the second half of the twentieth century, asking how regulatory approaches to human beings changed in the paradigm of behavior. Scrutinizing behavioral economics, communicative behavior, behavior therapy, consumption, and traffic behavior, it focuses on questions concerning the relationship between normative orders and empirical descriptions of behavior, the difference between concepts of action and behavior as well as the respective understandings of subjectivity and rationality.

Creditors – History of a figure

Stefanie Middendorf

Asociated research project

Lending money, giving credit have always appeared as dubious practices. Not least, debates on the contemporary history of debt are heavily influenced by this critical perspective. While the fate of the „indebted man“ (Maurizio Lazzarato) has therefore been subject to recent research, the other side of the debt relation still seems widely undiscovered.

Efficiency and Its Limits: (digital) Product Design and Shifting Job Requirements in the High-Tech Industry since the 1970s

Christopher Neumaier

Research project

The project analyzes how job requirements in three high-tech industries – automobiles, pharmaceutics, and information and communication technology – shifted in the Federal Republic of Germany since the 1970s. How did these changes affect the work requirements and pressure on workers and employees as well as their efficiency?

Comprehending the human psyche and grasping motor skills: the history of technical psychological testing and the relationship of manual and intellectual work

Agnes Bauer

Asociated PhD project

This project is situated in between the history of science, technology and media. Focus of the research will be the relationship between thinking and (manual) labour and how it was measured, stabilised, scrutinised or formed in the first place by psychological performance tests in Germany (and partly Austria and Switzerland) during the 20th century.

Economic Actors - Behavior and Regulation

Behavioural Economics - Digitalisation - History of Creditors - Performance and load limits - Human psyche and motor skills

Forschung

Projekte

Illustration is documented: Robert M. Yerkes. Chimpanzees. A Laboratory Colony, New Haven 1945, S. 173.

Observing and Regulating Behavior in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Rüdiger Graf

Research project

The project analyzes the transdisciplinary emergence of a specific body of behavioral knowledge in the second half of the twentieth century, asking how regulatory approaches to human beings changed in the paradigm of behavior. Scrutinizing behavioral economics, communicative behavior, behavior therapy, consumption, and traffic behavior, it focuses on questions concerning the relationship between normative orders and empirical descriptions of behavior, the difference between concepts of action and behavior as well as the respective understandings of subjectivity and rationality.

Creditors – History of a figure

Stefanie Middendorf

Asociated research project

Lending money, giving credit have always appeared as dubious practices. Not least, debates on the contemporary history of debt are heavily influenced by this critical perspective. While the fate of the „indebted man“ (Maurizio Lazzarato) has therefore been subject to recent research, the other side of the debt relation still seems widely undiscovered.

Efficiency and Its Limits: (digital) Product Design and Shifting Job Requirements in the High-Tech Industry since the 1970s

Christopher Neumaier

Research project

The project analyzes how job requirements in three high-tech industries – automobiles, pharmaceutics, and information and communication technology – shifted in the Federal Republic of Germany since the 1970s. How did these changes affect the work requirements and pressure on workers and employees as well as their efficiency?

Comprehending the human psyche and grasping motor skills: the history of technical psychological testing and the relationship of manual and intellectual work

Agnes Bauer

Asociated PhD project

This project is situated in between the history of science, technology and media. Focus of the research will be the relationship between thinking and (manual) labour and how it was measured, stabilised, scrutinised or formed in the first place by psychological performance tests in Germany (and partly Austria and Switzerland) during the 20th century.