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Publikationen in wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschriften mit Gutachter-Verfahren (peer-review)


  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Rominger, Ch., Obser, P. A shy heart may benefit from everyday life social interactions with close others: An ecological momentary assessment trial using Bayesian multilevel modeling. Biological Psychology, in press

In einer neuen Studie konnten Andreas Schwerdtfeger, Christian Rominger und Patrick Obser zeigen, dass Schüchternheit mit einer verminderten Herzratenvariabilität und damit einem verminderten Vagotonus im Alltag assoziiert zu sein scheint. In Übereinstimmung mit früheren Studien des Arbeitsbereichs Gesundheitspsychologie scheint jedoch der vagale Tonus durch soziale Interaktionen mit nahestehenden Personen angehoben werden zu können. Interessanterweise gilt dies jedoch primär für real stattfindende soziale Interaktionen und nicht für soziale Interaktionen über soziale Medien (Facebook, Whatsapp etc.). Die Daten lassen vermuten, dass eine kompromittierte Herzregulation nicht nur bei depressivem Befinden und Rumination, sondern auch bei Schüchternheit durch vertraute nahestehende Personen gelindert werden könnte.


  • Traunmüller, C., Stefitz, R., Gaisbachgrabner, K., Hofmann, P., Roessler, A., & Schwerdtfeger, A. R. (2019). Psychophysiological concomitants of burnout: Evidence for different subtypes. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 118, 41-48.
  • Lackner, H. K., Feyaerts, K., Rominger, C., Oben, B., Schwerdtfeger, A., & Papousek, I. (in press). Impact of humor-related communication elements in natural dyadic interactions on interpersonal physiological synchrony. Psychophysiology.
  • Sturmbauer, S. C., Hock, M., Rathner, E.-M., & Schwerdtfeger, A. R. (in press). Das Angstbewältigungsinventar für medizinische Situationen (ABI-MS). Diagnostica.
  • Rominger, C., Papousek, I., Perchtold, C.M., Benedek, M., Weiss, E.M., Schwerdtfeger, A.R. & Fink, A. (in press). Creativity is associated with a characteristic U-shapped function of alpha power changes accompanied by an early increase in functional coupling. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience. doi:10.3758/s13415-019-00699-y.
  • Fruhwirth, V., Enzinger, C., Weiss, E., Schwerdtfeger, A., Gattringer, T., & Pinter, D. (2019). Apps in der Sekundärprävention nach Schlaganfall. Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (in press).
  • Rominger, C., Papousek, I., Fink, A., Perchtold, C. M., Lackner, H. K., Weiss, E. M., & Schwerdtfeger, A. R. (in press). Creative challenge: Regular exercising moderates the association between task-related heart rate variability changes and individual differences in originality. PlosOne.
  • Pfurtscheller, G., Rassler, B., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Klimesch, W., Andrade, A., Schwarz, G., & Thayer, J. F. (in press). Switch-off” of respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) may be associated with the activation of an oscillatory source (pacemaker) in the brain stem. Frontiers in Physiology.
  • Messner, E.-M., Sariyska, R., Mayer, B., Montag, C., Kannen, C., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., & Baumeister, H. (in press). Insights - Anwendungsmöglichkeiten von passivem Smartphone-Tracking im therapeutischen Kontext [Insights – Future Implications of Passive Smartphone Sensing in the Therapeutic Context]. Verhaltenstherapie.
  • Rominger, C., Papousek, I., Perchtold, C. M., Benedek, M., Weiss, E. M., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., & Fink, A. (in press). Creativity is associated with a characteristic U-shaped function of alpha power changes accompanied by an early increase in functional coupling. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.
  • Sturmbauer, S. C., Hock, M., Rathner, E.-M., & Schwerdtfeger, A. R. (2019). Das Angstbewältigungsinventar für medizinische Situationen (ABI-MS). Diagnostica, 65, 253-265.
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Heene, S., & Rathner, E.-M. (2019). Interoceptive awareness and perceived control moderate the relationship between cognitive reappraisal, self-esteem, and cardiac activity in daily life. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 141, 84-92.
  • Weber, B., Koschutnig, K., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Rominger, C., Papousek, I., Weiss, E. M., Tilp, M., & Fink, A. (2019). Learning unicycling evokes manifold changes in gray and white matter networks related to motor and cognitive functions. Scientific Reports, 9, 4324.
  • Lackner, H. K., Feyaerts, K., Rominger, C., Oben, B., Schwerdtfeger, A., & Papousek, I. (2019). Impact of humor-related communication elements in natural dyadic interactions on interpersonal physiological synchrony. Psychophysiology, 56, e13320.
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Schwarz, G., Pfurtscheller, K., Thayer, J. F., Jarczok, M. N., & Pfurtscheller, G. (2019). Invited review: Heart rate variability (HRV): From brain death to resonance breathing at 6 breaths/minute. Clinical Neurophysiology (in press).


  • Traunmüller, C., Gaisbachgrabner, K., Lackner, H.K. & Schwerdtfeger, A.R. (2018). Burnout of the mind - burnout of the body? Journal of Psychophysiology, 32, 30-42.
  • Rassler, B., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Aigner, C. S. & Pfurtscheller, G. (2018). „Switch-off” of respiratory sinus arrhythmia can occur in a minority of subjects during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Frontiers in Physiology, 9, 1688.
  • Pfurtscheller, G., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Fink, D.; Brunner, C., Aigner, C., Brito, J., & Andrade, A. (2018). MRI-related anxiety in healthy individuals, intrinsic BOLD oscillations at 0.1 Hz in precentral gyrus and insula, and heart rate variability in low frequency bands. PlosOne, 13(11), e0206675.
  • Pfurtscheller, G., Schwarz, G. & Schwerdtfeger, A. R. (2018). Heart rate variability and impact of central pacemaker on cardiac activity (Editorial). Clinical Neurophysiology, 129, 2188-2190.
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. R. & Dick, K. (2018). Episodes of momentary resilience in daily life are associated with HRV reductions to stressful operations in firefighters: An ambulatory assessment approach using Bayesian multilevel modeling. The Journal of Positive Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2018.1497689.
  • Pfurtscheller, G., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Seither-Preisler, A., Brunner, C., Aigner, C. A., Calisto, J., Gens, J. & Andrade, A. (2018). Synchronization of intrinsic 0.1-Hz blood-oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) oscillations in amygdala and prefrontal cortex in subjects with increased state anxiety. European Journal of Neuroscience, 47, 417-426.


  • Riedrich, K., Weiss, E.M., Dalkner, N., Reininghaus, E., Papousek, I., Schwerdtfeger, A.R., Lackner, H.K. & Reininghaus, B. (2017). Kognitive Defizite beim Burnout-Syndrom - Ein Überblick. Neuropsychiatrie, 31, 24-31.
  • Schwerdtfeger, A.R., Gaisbachgrabner, K. & Traunmüller, C. (2017). Life satisfaction and hemodynamic reactivity to mental stress. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, 464-469.
  • Traunmüller C., Hofmann, P., Gaisbachgrabner, K., Müller, A., Vrecko, K., Rössler, A. & Schwerdtfeger, A.R. (2017). The relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and allostatic load. International Journal of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, 3, 127.
  • Pfurtscheller, G., Schwerdtfeger, A.R., Brunner, C., Aigner, C., Fink, D., Brito, J., Carmo, M.P. & Andrade, A. (2017). Distinction between neural and vascular BOLD oscillations and intertwined heart rate oscillations at 0.1 Hz in the resting state and during movement. PlosOne, 12(1), e0168097.
  • Pfurtscheller, G., Schwerdtfeger, A.R., Seither-Preisler, A., Brunner, C., Aigner, C.S., Brito, J., Carmo, M.P. & Andrade, A. (2017). Brain-heart communication: Evidence for "central pacemaker" oscillations with a dominant frequency at 0.1 Hz in the cingulum. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(1), 183-193.


  • Schwerdtfeger, A. R. & Rathner, E.-M. (2016). The ecological validity of the autonomic-subjective response dissociation in repressive coping. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 29, 241-258. DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2015.1048237
  • Gerteis, A.K.S. & Schwerdtfeger, A.R. (2016). When rumination counts: Perceived social support and heart rate variability in daily life. Psychophysiology, 53, 1034-1043.


  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Friedrich-Mai, P. & Gerteis, A. K. S. (2015). Daily positive affect and nocturnal cardiac activation. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 22, 132-138. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-014-9396-4
  • Schienle, A., Übel, S. Rössler, A., Schwerdtfeger, A., Lackner, H. K. (2015). Body position influences cardiovascular disgust reactivity: A tilt table experiment. Journal of Psychophysiology 29(2), 73-79. DOI: 10.1027/0269-8803/a000136
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Scharnagl, H., Stojakovic, T. & Rathner, E.-M. (2015). Cognitive avoidant coping is associated with higher carotid intima media thickness among middle-aged adults. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22, 597-604. DOI: 10.1007/s12529-014-9457-8
  • Schwerdtfeger, A.R. (2015). Sportliche Aktivität und Befinden: Eine wissenschaftliche Bestandsaufnahme. Bewegung & Sport, 69, 4-13.


  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Schienle, A., Leutgeb, V. & Rathner, E.-M. (2014). Does cardiac reactivity in the laboratory predict ambulatory heart rate? Baseline counts. Psychophysiology, 51, 565-572. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12199
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Gerteis, A. K. S. (2014). The manifold effects of positive affect on heart rate variability in everyday life: Distinguishing within-person and between-person associations. Health Psychology, 33, 1065-1073. DOI: 10.1037/hea0000079


  • Schwerdtfeger, A.R. & Gerteis, A.S. (2013). Is the blunted blood pressure reactivity in dysphoric individuals related to attenuated behavioral approach? International Journal of Psychophysiology, 90(1), 58-65. DOI:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2013.01.015


  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Schmitz, C. & Warken, M. (2012). Using text messages to bridge the intention-behavior gap? A pilot study on the use of text message reminders to increase objectively assessed physical activity in daily life. Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 3, 270. [Open Access Paper] DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00270
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Scheel, S.-M. (2012). Self-esteem fluctuations and cardiac vagal control in everyday life. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 83(3), 328-335. DOI:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.11.016

2011 und früher

  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Rosenkaimer, A.-K. (2011). Depressive symptoms and attenuated physiological reactivity to self-relevant stress. Biological Psychology, 87(3), 430-438. DOI:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.05.009
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. (2011). Kardiovaskuläre Psychophysiologie. Psychotherapie im Dialog, 12(1), 33-38. DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1266033
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Schlagert, H. (2011). The conjoined effect of naturalistic perceived available support and enacted support on cardiovascular reactivity during a laboratory stressor. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 42(1), 64-78. DOI: 10.1007/s12160-011-9272-2
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Eberhardt, R.,Chmitorz, A. & Schaller, E. (2010). Momentary affect predicts bodily movement in daily life: An ambulatory monitoring study. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 32(5), 674-693. Zur Artikelseite
  • Möschl, K., Schwerdtfeger, A., Körber, J. & Murken, S. (2010). Selbstwirksamkeit und sozialer Abwärtsvergleich bei Darmkrebspatienten. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 18(3), 135-143. DOI: 10.1026/0943-8149/a000021
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Derakshan, N. (2010). The time line of threat processing and vagal withdrawal in response to a self-threatening stressor in cognitive avoidant copers: Evidence for vigilance-avoidance theory. Psychophysiology, 47(4), 786-795. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.00965.x
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Heims, R. & Heer, J. (2010). Digit ratio (2D:4D) is associated with traffic violations for male frequent car drivers. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 42(1), 269-274. DOI:10.1016/j.aap.2009.08.001
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Friedrich-Mai, P. (2009). Social interaction moderates the relationship between depressive mood and heart rate variability: Evidence from an ambulatory monitoring study. Health Psychology, 28(4), 501-509. DOI: 10.1037/a0014664
  • Kemper, C. J. & Schwerdtfeger, A. (2009). Comparing indirect methods of digit ratio (2D:4D) measurement. American Journal of Human Biology, 21(2), 188-191. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.20843
  • Kwon, Y.-D., Biesterfeld, S., Hansen, T., Schwerdtfeger, A. & Kunkel, M. (2008). Lymphadenomatous carcinoma of the sublingual gland: Report of a first case in an unusual localization. Head & Neck, 30(10), 1394-1398. DOI: 10.1002/hed.20814
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Heer, J. (2008). Second to fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) of the right hand is associated with nociception and augmenting-reducing. Personality and Individual Differences, 45(6), 493-497. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2008.05.027
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Spaderna, H., Weidner, G. & Krohne, H. W. (2008). Behavioural cardiology at the Department of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 16(3), 154-156. DOI: 10.1026/0943-8149.16.3.154
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Konermann, L. & Schönhofen, K. (2008). Self-efficacy as a health-protective resource in teachers? A biopsychological approach. Health Psychology, 27(3), 358-368. DOI: 10.1037/0278-6133.27.3.358
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Eberhardt, R. & Chmitorz, A. (2008). Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen Bewegungsaktivität und psychischem Befinden im Alltag? Eine Methodenillustration zum ambulanten Monitoring in der Gesundheitspsychologie. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 16(1), 2-11. DOI: 10.1026/0943-8149.16.1.2
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. (2007). Individual differences in auditory, pain, and motor stimulation: The case of augmenting-reducing. Journal of Individual Differences, 28(3), 165-177. DOI:10.1027/1614-0001.28.3.165
  • Egloff, B., Schmukle, S. C., Burns, L. R. & Schwerdtfeger, A. (2006). Spontaneous emotion regulation during evaluated speaking tasks: Associations with negative affect, anxiety expression, memory, and physiological responding. Emotion, 6(3), 356-366. DOI: 10.1037/1528-3542.6.3.356
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Schmukle, S. C. & Egloff, B. (2006). Avoidant coping, verbal-autonomic response dissociation and pain tolerance. Psychology & Health, 21(3), 367-382. DOI: 10.1080/14768320500286203
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Schmukle, S. C. & Egloff, B. (2006). Verbal-autonomic response dissociations as traits? Biological Psychology, 72(2), 213-221. DOI:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2005.11.003
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. (2006). Trait anxiety and autonomic indicators of the processing of threatening information: A cued S1-S2 paradigm. Biological Psychology, 72(1),59-66. DOI:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2005.07.008
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Schmukle, S. C. & Egloff, B. (2005). Interactive effects of avoidant coping and parental hypertension on rate pressure product reactivity in women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 29 (2), 106-115. DOI: 10.1207/s15324796abm2902_5
  • Egloff, B., Schwerdtfeger, A. & Schmukle, S. C. (2005). Temporal stability of the implicit association test-anxiety. Journal of Personality Assessment, 84(1), 82-88. DOI: 10.1207/s15327752jpa8401_14
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. (2004). Predicting autonomic reactivity to public speaking: Don’t get fixed on self-report data! International Journal of Psychophysiology, 52(3), 217-224. DOI:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2003.10.008
  • Schwerdtfeger, A., Getzmann, S. & Baltissen, R. (2004). Fast reducers, slow augmenters: A psychophysiological analysis of temperament-related differences in reaction time. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 52(3), 225-237. DOI:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2003.10.007
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. (2003). Using affective pictures instead of white noise: Still different response patterns for Petrie-style augmenters and -reducers? Personality and Individual Differences, 34(2), 253-262. DOI:10.1016/S0191-8869(02)00041-7
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Baltissen, R. (2002). Augmenting-reducing paradox lost? A test of Davis et al.’s (1983) hypothesis. Personality and Individual Differences, 32(2), 257-271. DOI:10.1016/S0191-8869(01)00028-9
  • Boucsein, W., Schaefer, F., Schwerdtfeger, A., Busch, P. & Eisfeld, W. (1999). Objective emotional assessment of foam. SÖFW-Journal, 125, 2-17.
  • Schwerdtfeger, A. & Baltissen, R. (1999). Augmenter vs. Reducer: Kortikale und auto­nome Reaktivität auf Reize unterschiedlicher Intensität. Zeitschrift für Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie, 20(4), 247-262. DOI: 10.1024//0170-1789.20.4.247


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