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Here you can find all publications members of the department were involved in since 2017.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (since 2017)

In press/advance online publications

Green, M.C. & Appel, M. (in press). Narrative transportation: How stories shape how we see ourselves and the world. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Advanced Online Publication.

Grundke, A. (in press). If machines outperform humans: Status threat evoked by and willingness to interact with sophisticated machines in a work-related context. Behaviour & Information Technology. Advance online publication.

Hutmacher, F. (in press). Listening to a voice from the periphery: A female German life 1934-2022. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies.

Hutmacher, F. & Franz, D. J. (in press). Approaching psychology’s current crises by exploring the vagueness of psychological concepts: Recommendations for advancing the discipline. American Psychologist. Advance online publication.

Messingschlager, T. V. & Appel, M. (in press). Creative artificial intelligence and narrative transportation. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication.

Messingschlager, T. V. & Appel, M. (in press). Mind ascribed to AI and the appreciation of AI-generated art. New Media & Society, Advance online publication.

Stein, J.-P., Breves, P. L., & Anders, N. (in press). Parasocial interactions with real and virtual influencers: The role of perceived similarity and human-likeness. New Media & Society. Advance online publication.

Stein, J.-P., Scheufen, S., & Appel, M. (in press). Recognizing the beauty in diversity: Exposure to body-positive content on social media broadens women's concept of ideal body weight. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication.


Mihalca, L., Ratiu, L., Mengelkamp, C., Brendea, G., & Metz, D. (2024). The role of self-regulatory abilities in predicting performance while teleworking: A cross-sectional and a panel study during the COVID-19 pandemic. Human Resource Development Quarterly.

Hutmacher, F., Reichardt, R., & Appel, M. (2024). Motivated reasoning about climate change and the influence of Numeracy, Need for Cognition, and the Dark Factor of Personality. Scientific Reports, 14, Article 5615.

Stein, J.-P., Messingschlager, T., Gnambs, T., Hutmacher, F., & Appel, M. (2024). Attitudes towards AI: measurement and associations with personality. Scientific Reports, 14, Article 2909.


Appel, M., & Gnambs, T. (2023). Women in fiction: Bechdel-Wallace Test results for the highest-grossing movies of the last four decades. Psychology of Popular Media, 12(4), 499–504.

Appel, M., Hutmacher, F., Politt, T., & Stein, J. P. (2023). Swipe right? Using beauty filters in male Tinder profiles reduces women's evaluations of trustworthiness but increases physical attractiveness and dating intention. Computers in Human Behavior, 148, Article 107871.

de Miquel, C., Moneta, M., Weber, S., Lorenz, C., Olaya, B., & Haro, J. (2023). The mediating role of general and cognitive stress on the effect of an app-based intervention on productivity measures in workers: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 25, Article e42317.

Grundke, A., Stein, J.-P., & Appel, M. (2023). Improving evaluations of advanced robots by depicting them in harmful situations. Computers in Human Behavior, 140, Article 107565.

Hruschka, T. M. J., & Appel, M. (2023). Learning about informal fallacies and the detection of fake news: An experimental intervention. PloS ONE, 18(3): Article e0283238.

Hutmacher, F. (2023). Taking methodological pluralism seriously: Considerations based on the work of Norbert Groeben. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, Article 1215737.

Hutmacher, F. (2023). Vom Ertasten eines Elefanten in einem dunklen Raum: Philosophische, psychologische und literaturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf demenzielle Erkrankungen. cultura & psyché, 4(2), 203–214.

Hutmacher, F. & Appel, M. (2023). The psychology of personalization in digital environments: From motivation to well-being – a theoretical integration. Review of General Psychology, 27(1), 26-40.

Hutmacher, F., & Mayrhofer, R. (2023). Psychology as a historical science? Theoretical assumptions, methodological considerations, and potential pitfalls. Current Psychology, 42, 18507–18514.

Hutmacher, F., Schläger, L., & Meerson, R. (2023). Autobiographical memory in the digital age: Insights based on the subjective reports of users of smart journaling apps. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 37(4), 686-698.

Hutmacher, F. & Schwan, S. (2023). Remembering beloved objects from early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence and the role of the five senses. Memory, 31(2), 270-281.

Lenhart, J., Richter, T., Appel, M., & Mar, R. (2023). Adolescent leisure reading and its longitudinal association with prosocial behavior and social adjustment. Scientific Reports, 13, Article 9695.

Rudloff, J. P., & Appel, M. (2023). When truthiness trumps truth: Epistemic beliefs predict the accurate discernment of fake news. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 12(3), 344–351.

Rudloff, J. P., Hutmacher, F., & Appel, M. (2023). Post-truth epistemic beliefs rooted in the Dark Factor of Personality are associated with higher COVID-19 vaccination refusal. Scientific Reports, 13, Article 4254.

Schmidt, M.-L. C. R., Winkler, J. R., Appel, M., & Richter, T. (2023). Emotional shifts, event-congruent emotions, and transportation in narrative persuasion. Discourse Processes, 60(7), 502–521.

Schmidt, M.-L. C. R., Winkler, J. R., Appel, M., & Richter, T. (2023). Tracking emotional shifts during story reception: The relationship between narrative structure and affective responses. Scientific Study of Literature, 12(1), 17–39.

Stein, J.-P. (2023). Smile Back at Me, But Only Once: Social Norms of Appropriate Nonverbal Intensity and Reciprocity Apply to Emoji Use. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 47(2), 245–266.

Stein, J.-P., & Banks, J. (2023). Valenced Media Effects on Robot-Related Attitudes and Mental Models: A Parasocial Contact Approach. Human-Machine Communication, 6, 155–182.

Trepte, S., Reinecke, L., Gimmler, R., Gleich, U., Winter, S., Frischlich, L., Krämer, N., Appel, M., Hutmacher, F., Mengelkamp, C., Stein J.-P., & Weber, S. (2023). Berufsfelder der Medienpsychologie.

Weber, S., Appel, M., Steffens, M. C., & Hirschhäuser, V. (2023). Just a joke? Can sexist comedy harm women’s cognitive performance?. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 17(5), 608-618.

Winkler, J. R., Appel, M., Schmidt, M.-L. C. R., & Richter, T. (2023). The experience of emotional shifts in narrative persuasion. Media Psychology, 26(2), 141-171.


Appel, M. (2022). Affective resistance to narrative persuasion. Journal of Business Research, 149, 850-859.

Appel, M., & Mengelkamp, C. (2022). Watching videos on a smartphone: Do small screens impair narrative transportation? Media Psychology 25(5), 653-674.

Appel, M. & Prietzel, F. (2022). The detection of political deepfakes. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 27(4), Article 5.

Breves, P. L., & Stein, J.-P. (2022). Cognitive load in immersive media settings: The role of spatial presence and cybersickness. Virtual Reality.

Grundgeiger, T., Ertle, F., Diethei, D., Mengelkamp, C., & Held, V. (2022). Improving procedural skills acquisition of students during medical device training: experiments on e-Learning vs. e-Learning with hands-on. Advances in Health Sciences Education.

Grundke, A., Stein, J.-P., & Appel, M. (2022). Mind-reading machines: Distinct user responses to thought-detecting and emotion-detecting robots. Technology, Mind, and Behavior, 3(1).

Hutmacher, F. (2022). Gerd Jüttemann’s ‘Historical Psychology’: Why it should have succeeded, why it was ignored, and what that means for the future. Theory & Psychology, 32(6), 868-887.

Hutmacher, F., & Morgenroth, K. (2022). The beginning of the life story: The meaning of the earliest autobiographical memory from an adult perspective. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 36(3), 612-622.

Hutmacher, F., Reichardt, R., & Appel, M. (2022). The role of motivated science reception and numeracy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Understanding of Science, 31(1), 19-34.

Hutmacher, F. & Schouwink, K. (2022). ”It is the beautiful things that let us live”: How engaging in creative activities outside of standardized interventions helps family members of persons with dementia. Dementia, 21(2), 396-409.

Mara, M., Appel, M., & Gnambs, T. (2022). Human-like robots and the uncanny valley: A meta-analysis of user responses based on the Godspeed Scales. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 230(1), 33-46.

Marker, C., Gnambs, T., & Appel, M. (2022). Exploring the myth of the chubby gamer: A meta-analysis on sedentary video gaming and body mass. Social Science and Medicine, 301, Article 112325.

Mihalca, L., Mengelkamp, C., Brendea, G., & Metz, D. (2022). Job attribute preferences of incoming university students and newly-hired employees in the context of the romanian labour market. Journal of East European Management Studies, 27(1), 31-63.

Schelhorn, I., Buchner, E., Kosak, F., Hutmacher, F., Kinateder, M., & Shiban, Y. (2022). The effect of induced COVID-19-related fear on psychological distance and time perception. Cognition and Emotion, 36(1), 82-91.

Stein, J.-P., Liebers, N., & Faiss, M. (2022). Feeling better...but also less lonely? An experimental investigation of how parasocial and social relationships affect people’s well-being. Mass Communication and Society. Advance online publication.

Rudloff, J. P., Hutmacher, F., & Appel, M. (2022). Beliefs about the nature of knowledge shape responses to the pandemic: Epistemic beliefs, the dark factor of personality, and COVID-19-related conspiracy ideation and behavior. Journal of Personality, 90, 937955.

Stein, J.-P., Cimander, P. & Appel, M. (2022). Power-posing robots: The influence of a humanoid robot’s posture and size on its perceived dominance, competence, eeriness, and threat. International Journal of Social Robotics, 14, 1413-1422.

Weber, S., Messingschlager, T., & Stein, J.-P. (2022). This is an Insta-vention! Exploring cognitive countermeasures to reduce negative consequences of social comparisons on Instagram. Media Psychology, 25(3), 411-440.

Weber, S., Olsen, M., & Martiny, S. E. (2022). Effects of instagram sports posts on the athletic motivation of female elite athletes: Do they inspire or backfire?. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, Article 102080.

Winkler, J. R., Mengelkamp, C., & Appel, M. (2022). Real-time responses to stories: Linking valence shifts to post-exposure emotional flow and transportation. Communication Research Reports, 39(5), 237-247.


Appel, M., & Weber, S. (2021). Do mass mediated stereotypes harm members of negatively stereotyped groups? A meta-analytical review on media-generated stereotype threat and stereotype lift. Communication Research, 48(2), 151-179. 

Appel, M., Lugrin, B., Kühle, M. & Heindl, C. (2021). The emotional robotic storyteller: On the influence of affect congruency on narrative transportation, robot perception, and persuasion. Computers in Human Behavior, 120, 106749.

Donnermann, M., Lein, M., Messingschlager, T., Riedmann, A., Schaper, P., Steinhaeusser, S., & Lugrin, B. (2021). Social Robots and Gamification for technology supported learning: An empirical study on engagement and motivation. Computers in Human Behavior, 121, Article 106792.

Hutmacher, F. & Lutz, P. (2021). Was macht Hochschullehre schwierig? Eine qualitative Interviewstudie mit erfahrenen Dozierenden. Der pädagogische Blick, 29(2), 105-117.

Hutmacher, F. & Mayrhofer, R. (2021). Die Psychologie der Jetzt-Zeit. Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme methodischer Monokultur in der akademischen Psychologie. psychosozial, 44(3), 99-108.

Hutmacher, F. (2021). Do you remember? Differences and similarities between the earliest childhood memories for the five senses. Memory, 29, 345-352.

Hutmacher, F. (2021). Erkundungen eines fremden Zustands: Demenzdarstellungen in Ulrike Draesners Erzählungen Ichs Heimweg macht alles alleine (2006) und Ichs Heimweg macht alles allein (2011). Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie, 140(4), 551-571.

Hutmacher, F. (2021). Putting stress in historical context: Why it is important that being stressed out was not a way to be a person 2.000 years ago. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 539799.

Hutmacher, F. (2021). Understanding the self of people with dementia: Psychological and philosophical considerations. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 54, 161-166.

Mara, M., Stein, J.-P., Latoschik, M. E., Lugrin, B., Schreiner, C., Hostettler, R., & Appel, M. (2021). User responses to a humanoid robot observed in real life, virtual reality, 3D and 2D. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 633178.

Oliver, M. B., Raney, A. A., Janicke-Bowles, S. H., Dale, K. R., Appel, M., & Bartsch, A. (2021). Model of media inspiration. Journal of Media Psychology, 33(4), 191-201.

Stein, J.-P. (2021). Conjuring up the departed in virtual reality: The good, the bad, and the potentially ugly. Psychology of Popular Media, 10(4), 505–510.

Stein, J.-P., Krause, E., & Ohler, P. (2021). Every (Insta-)gram counts? Applying cultivation theory to explore the effects of Instagram on young users’ body image. Psychology of Popular Media, 10(1), 87–97.

Stein, J.-P., & Yeo, J. (2021). Investigating meal-concurrent media use: Social and dispositional predictors, intercultural differences, and the novel media phenomenon of "mukbang" eating broadcasts. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, 3(5), 956–968.

Weber, S., Stiglbauer, B., Kronberger, N., & Appel, M. (2021). The individual development of cultural identity and psychological well-being among adolescents with a migrant background in Austria: A longitudinal study. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology 27(4), 684–695.


Appel, M., Izydorczyk, D., Weber, S., Mara, M., & Lischetzke, T. (2020). The uncanny of mind in a machine: Humanoid robots as tools, agents, and experiencers. Computers in Human Behavior, 102, 274-286.

Appel, M.Marker, C., & Gnambs, T. (2020). Are social media ruining our lives? A review of meta-analytic evidence. Review of General Psychology, 24, 60-74.

Gnambs, T., Stasielowicz, L., Wolter, I., & Appel, M. (2020). Do computer games jeopardize educational outcomes? A prospective study on gaming times and academic achievement. Psychology of Popular Media, 9, 69-82.

Hutmacher, F. (2020). Vom postmodernen Menschen und seiner schwierigen Suche nach dem guten Leben und dem guten Tod. Zeitschrift für Praktische Philosophie, 7, 15-34.

Hutmacher, F. (2020). Von der Poesie des Fremden – oder: Die schwierige Schönheit der ungarischen Sprache. Eine qualitative Interviewstudie mit Ungarisch-Lernenden. Ungarn-Jahrbuch, 36, 249-269.

Hutmacher, F., & Kuhbandner, C. (2020). Detailed long-term memory for unattended, irrelevant, and incidentally encoded auditory information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149, 222-229.

Hutmacher, F., & Kuhbandner, C. (2020). Does the attentional boost effect depend on the intentionality of encoding? Investigating the mechanisms underlying memory for visual objects presented at behaviorally relevant moments in time. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 3042. 

Krause, S., & Appel, M. (2020). Stories and the self: Assimilation, contrast, and the role of being transported into the narrative world. Journal of Media Psychology, 32(2), 47–58.

Mayrhofer, R., & Hutmacher, F. (2020). The principle of inversion: Why the quantitative-empirical paradigm cannot serve as a unifying basis for psychology as an academic discipline. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 596425.

Mihalca, L., & Mengelkamp, C. (2020). Effects of induced levels of prior knowledge on monitoring accuracy and performance when learning from self-regulated problem solving. Journal of Educational Psychology, 112(4), 795-810.

Oschatz, C., & Marker, C. (2020). Long-term persuasive effects in narrative communication research: A meta-analysis. Journal of Communication, 70, 473-496.

Stein, J.-P., & Appel, M. (2020). How to deal with researcher harassment in the social sciences. Nature Human Behavior, 5, 178–180.

Stein, J.-P., Appel, M., Jost, A., & Ohler, P. (2020). Matter over mind? How the acceptance of digital entities depends on their appearance, mental prowess, and the interaction between both. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 142, Article 102463. 

Tiede, K. & Appel, M. (2020). Reviews, expectations, and the experience of stories. Media Psychology 23(3), 365-390.


Aichele, T., & Bannert, M. (2019). Comparing the effects of marginalia and topic sentences in educational hypermedia. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 28(2), 117-138.

Appel, M., & Gnambs, T. (2019). Shyness and social media use: A meta-analytic summary of moderating and mediating effects. Computers in Human Behavior, 98, 294-301.

Appel, M., Krisch, N., Stein, J.-P., & Weber, S. (2019). Smartphone zombies! Pedestrians’ distracted walking as a function of their fear of missing out. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 63, 130-133. 

Appel, M., Marker, C., & Mara, M. (2019). Otakuism and the appeal of sex robots. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, Article 569.

Appel, M., Schreiner, C., Isberner, M.-B., & Richter, T. (2019). The mediating role of event-congruent emotions in narrative persuasion. Poetics, 77, Article 101385.

Appel, M., Slater, M. D., & Oliver, M. B. (2019). Repelled by virtue? The dark triad and eudaimonic narratives. Media Psychology, 22, 769-794.

Hutmacher, F. (2019). Was bedeutet es, ungarndeutsch zu sein? Identitätskonstruktion der deutschen Minderheit in Ungarn im Wandel der Zeit und in der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Ungarn-Jahrbuch35, 171-190.

Hutmacher, F. (2019). Ungarns Rolle in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts: Opfer des Vertrags von Trianon und Täter im Holocaust? Ungarn-Jahrbuch35, 271-283.

Hutmacher, F. (2019). Why is there so much more research on vision than on any other sensory modality? Frontiers in Psychology10, Article 2246.

Hutmacher, F. (2019). Vom Unsagbaren sprechen: Trauma in Psychologie und Literatur am Beispiel Paul Celans. The German Quarterly92, 328-347.

Hutmacher, F. (2019). Vom Umgang mit Dummheit und Halbbildung – oder: Die Aktualität Robert Musils und Theodor W. Adornos. Pädagogische Korrespondenz59, 56-74.

Hutmacher, F. (2019). On the Janus-facedness of stress and modern life. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology39, 181-192.

Gnambs, T., & Appel, M. (2019). Are robots becoming unpopular? Changes in attitudes towards autonomous robotic systems in Europe. Computers in Human Behavior, 93, 53-61.

Isberner, M.-B., Richter, T., Schreiner, C., Eisenbach, Y., Sommer, C., & Appel, M. (2019). Empowering stories: Transportation into narratives with strong protagonists increases self-related control beliefs. Discourse Processes, 56, 575-598.

Slater, M. D., Oliver, M. B., & Appel, M. (2019). Poignancy and mediated wisdom of experience: Narrative impacts on willingness to accept delayed rewards. Communication Research, 46, 333-354.

Stein, J.-P., Liebold, B., & Ohler, P. (2019). Stay back, clever thing! Linking situational control and human uniqueness concerns to the aversion against autonomous technology. Computers in Human Behavior, 95, 73–82. 

Stiglbauer, B., Weber, S., & Batinic, B. (2019). Does your health really benefit from using a self-tracking device? Evidence from a longitudinal randomized control trial. Computers in Human Behavior, 94, 131-139.    

Weber, S., Lorenz, C., & Hemmings, N. (2019). Improving stress and positive mental health at work via an app-based intervention: A large-scale multi-centre randomised control trial. Frontiers in Psychology – Health Psychology, 10, Article 2745. 


Appel, M., Schreiner, C., Weber, S., Mara, M., & Gnambs, T (2018). Intensity of Facebook use is associated with lower self-concept clarity: Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence. Journal of Media Psychology, 30, 160-172.

Deublein, A., Pfeifer, A., Merbach, K., Bruckner, K., Mengelkamp, C., & Lugrin, B. (2018). Scaffolding of motivation in learning using a social robot. Computers & Education, 125, 182-190.

Gnambs, T., & Appel, M. (2018). Narcissism and social networking behavior: A meta-analysis. Journal of Personality, 86, 200-212.

Hutmacher, F. (2018). Im Dickicht der Erinnerung: Deutungsversuche einer Kindheitserinnerung aus Goethes ‚Dichtung und Wahrheit‘. literatur für leser41, 1-17.

Hutmacher, F., & Kuhbandner, C. (2018). Long-term memory for haptically explored objects: Fidelity, durability, incidental encoding, and cross-modal transfer. Psychological Science29, 2031-2038.

Koban, K., Stein, J.-P., Eckhardt, V., & Ohler, P. (2018). Quid pro quo in Web 2.0. Connecting personality traits and Facebook usage intensity to uncivil commenting intentions in public online discussions. Computers in Human Behavior, 79,  9–18.  

Krause, S., & Weber, S. (2018). Lift me up by looking down: Social comparison effects of narratives. Frontiers in Psychology – Personality and Social Psychology, 9, Article 1889. 

Marker, C., Gnambs, T., & Appel, M. (2018). Active on Facebook and failing at school? Meta-analytic findings on the relationship between online social networking activities and academic achievement. Educational Psychology Review, 30, 651-677.

Oliver, M. B., Raney, A. A., Slater, M. D., Appel, M., Hartmann, T., Bartsch, A., Schneider, F. M., Janicke, S. H., Krämer, N., Mares, M.-L., Vorderer, P., Rieger, D., Dale, K. R., & Das, E. (2018). Self-transcendent media experiences: Taking meaningful media to a higher level. Journal of Communication, 68, 380-389.

Pieger, E., Mengelkamp, C., & Bannert, M. (2018). Disfluency as a desirable difficulty – The effects of letter deletion on monitoring and performance. Frontiers in Education - Educational Psychology, 3, Article 101.

Schreiner, C., Appel, M., Isberner M.-B., & Richter, T. (2018). Argument strength and the persuasiveness of stories. Discourse Processes, 55, 371-386.

Slater, M. D., Oliver, M. B., Appel, M., Tchernev, J. M., & Silver, N. A. (2018). Mediated wisdom of experience revisited: Delay discounting, acceptance of death, and closeness to future self. Human Communication Research, 44, 80-101.      

Stein, J.-P., & Ohler, P. (2018). Saving face in front of the computer? Culture and attributions of human likenes influence users’ experience of automatic facial emotion recognition. Frontiers in Digital Humanities, 7, Article 18. 

Stein, J.-P., & Ohler, P. (2018). Uncanny... but convincing? Inconsistency between a virtual agent's facial proportions and vocal realism reduces its credibility and attractiveness, but not its persuasive success. Interacting With Computers, 30(6), 480–491. 

Stein, J.-P., Lu, X., & Ohler, P. (2018). Mutual perceptions of Chinese and German students at a German university: Stereotypes, media influence, and evidence for a negative contact hypothesis. Compare, 49(6), 943–963.

Stiglbauer, B., & Weber, S. (2018). A picture paints a thousand words: The influence of taking selfies on place identification. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 58, 18-26.   

Weber, S., & Hagmayer, Y. (2018). Thinking about the Joneses? Decreasing rumination about social comparison increases wellbeing. European Journal of Health Psychology, 25, 83-95. 

Weber, S., Kronberger, N., & Appel, M. (2018). Immigrant students’ educational trajectories: The influence of cultural identity and stereotype threat. Self & Identity, 17, 211-235.

Weichhart, G., Stary, C., & Appel, M. (2018). The Digital Dalton Plan: Progressive education as integral part of web-based learning environments. Knowledge Management & E-Learning, 10, 25–52.


Gebbers, T., De Wit, J., & Appel, M. (2017). Transportation into narrative worlds and the motivation to change health-related behavior. International Journal of Communication, 11, 4886-4906.

Gnambs, T., & Appel, M. (2017). Is computer gaming associated with cognitive abilities? A population study among German adolescents. Intelligence, 61, 19-28.

Lischetzke, T., Izydorczyk, D., Hüller, C., & Appel, M. (2017). The topography of the uncanny valley and individuals’ need for structure: A nonlinear mixed effects analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 68, 96-113.

Mihalca, L., Mengelkamp, C., & Schnotz, W. (2017). Accuracy of metacognitive judgments as a moderator of learner control effectiveness in problem-solving tasks. Metacognition and Learning,12, 357-379. 

Münchow, H., Mengelkamp, C., & Bannert, M. (2017). The better you feel the better you learn -  Do warm colours and rounded shapes enhance learning outcome in multimedia learning? Educational Research International, 2017, 1-15.

Pieger, E., Mengelkamp, C., & Bannert, M. (2017). Fostering analytic metacognitive processes and reducing overconfidence by disfluency: The role of contrast-effects. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 291–301. 

Stein, J.-P., & Ohler, P. (2017). Venturing into the uncanny valley of mind—The influence of mind attribution on the acceptance of human-like characters in a virtual reality setting. Cognition, 160, 43–50.

Books, Chapters & Other Publications


Appel, M. (2023). Das Internet als Versuchskäfig? Aufmerksamkeitssteuerung und Konditionierung. In M. Appel, F. Hutmacher, C. Mengelkamp, J.-P. Stein, & S. Weber (Hrsg.), Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation (S. 45–59). Springer.

Appel, M. (2023). Leben im digitalen Zeitalter. In M. Appel, F. Hutmacher, C. Mengelkamp, J.-P. Stein, & S. Weber (Hrsg.), Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation (S. 3–13). Springer.

Appel, M., Hutmacher, F., Mengelkamp, C., Stein, J.-P., & Weber, S. (Hrsg.). (2023). Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation. Springer.

Appel, M. & Weber, S. (2023). Identität und Selbst.  In M. Appel, F. Hutmacher, C. Mengelkamp, J.-P. Stein, & S. Weber (Hrsg.), Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation (S. 61–76). Springer.

Hutmacher, F., & Weber, S. (2023). Grundlagen der menschlichen Kommunikation. In M. Appel, F. Hutmacher, C. Mengelkamp, J.-P. Stein, & S. Weber (Hrsg.), Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation (S. 15–29). Springer.

Mengelkamp, C. (2023). Lernen mit digitalen Medien. In M. Appel, F. Hutmacher, C. Mengelkamp, J.-P. Stein, & S. Weber (Hrsg.), Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation (S. 125–138). Springer.

Rudloff, J. P., & Appel, M. (2023). Fake News. In M. Appel, F. Hutmacher, C. Mengelkamp, J.-P. Stein, & S. Weber (Hrsg.), Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation (S. 217–232). Springer.

Stein, J.-P., Messingschlager, T. & Hutmacher, F. (2023). Künstliche Intelligenz. In M. Appel, F. Hutmacher, C. Mengelkamp, J.-P. Stein, & S. Weber (Hrsg.), Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation (S. 247–260). Springer.

Stein, J.-P., Weber, S., Hutmacher, F. & Appel, M. (2023). Social Media und Wohlbefinden. In M. Appel, F. Hutmacher, C. Mengelkamp, J.-P. Stein, & S. Weber (Hrsg.), Digital ist besser?! Psychologie der Online- und Mobilkommunikation (S. 95–110). Springer.

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