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


  • 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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