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Volsa, S., Batinic, B., & Stieger, S. (2022). Self-reports in the field using Smartwatches: An open-source firmware solution. Sensors, 22, 1980. doi.10.3390/s.22051980 

Stieger, S., Götz, F. M., Wilson, C., Volsa, S., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2022). A tale of peaks and valleys: Sinusoid relationsship patterns between mountainousness and basic human vales. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13(2), 390-402. doi.10.1177/19485506211034966

Wang K., Goldenberg A., Dorison, C. A., Miller, J. K., Uusberg, A., Lerner, J. S., Gross, J. J., Agesin, B. B. Bernardo, M., Campos, O., Eudave, L., Grzech, K., Ozery, D. H., Jackson, E. A., Luis Garcia, E. O., Drexler, S. M., Jurković, A. P. Rana, K., Wilson, J. P., ... Moshontz, H. (2022). A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behavior, 5, 1089-1110. doi.10.1038/s41562-021-01173-x


Swami, V., Tran, U. S., Stieger, S., & Voracek, M. (2021). Developing a model linking self-reported nature exposure and positive body image: A study protocol for the Body Image in Nature Survey (BINS). Body Image, 40, 50-57. doi.10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.11.002 

Stieger*, S., Lewetz, D., & Swami*, V. (2021). Emotional well-being under conditions of lockdown: An experience sampling study in Austria during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Happiness Studies. 22, 2703-2720. *both authors contributed equally doi.org/10.1007/s10902-020-00337-2

Swami, V., Todd, J., Stieger, S., Furnham, A., Horne, G., & Tylka, T. (2021). Body acceptance by others: Refinement of the construct, and development and psychometric evaluation of a revised measure – the Body Acceptance by Others Scale-2. Body Image36, 238-253. doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.11.007

Jones, B. C., DeBruine, L. M., Flake, J. K., Liuzza, M. T., Antfolk, J., Arinze, C. N., Ndukaihe, I. L. G., Bloxsom, N. G., Lewis, S.C., Foroni, F., Willis, M. L., Cubillas, C. P., Vadillo, M. A., Turiegano, E., Gilead, M., Simchon, A., Saribay, S. A., Owsley, N. C., Jang, C., ... Coles, N. A. (2021). To which world regions does the valence-dominance model of social perception apply?. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 159-169. doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-01007-2


Stieger, S., Schmid, I., Altenburger, P., & Lewetz, D. (2020). The sensor-based physical analogue scale as a novel approach for assessing frequent and fleeting events: A proof of concept. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 538122. doi.10.3389/fpsyt.2020.538122

Swami, V., Todd, J., Stieger, S., & Tylka, T. (2020). The Body Acceptance by Others Scale: An assessment of its factorial validity in adults from the United Kingdom. Body Image, 35, 71-74. doi.10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.006

Stieger, S., Aichinger, I., & Swami, V. (2020). The impact of nature exposure on body image and happiness: An experience sampling study. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 32(4), 870-884. doi.10.1080/09603123.2020.1803805

Götz, F. M., Stieger, S., Gosling, S. D., Potter, J., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2020). Physical topography is associated with human personality. Nature Human Behavior, 1-10. doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0930-x

Swami, V., Furnham, A., Horne, G., & Stieger, S. (2020). Taking it apart and putting it back together again: Using Item Pool Visualisation to summarise complex data patterns in (positive) body image research. Body Image, 34, 155-166. doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.05.004

Götz*, F. M., Stieger*, S., Ebert, T., Rentfrow, P. J., & Lewetz, D. (2020). What drives our emotions when we watch sporting events? An ESM study on the affective experience of German spectators during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Collabra: Psychology, 6(1), 15. doi.10.1525/collabra.262 Retrieved from osf.io/r7vxp * both authors contributed equally

Swami, V., Tran, U. S., Barron, D., Afhami, R., Aimé, A., ... Stieger, S., ... Voracek, M.  (2020). The Breast Size Satisfaction Survey (BSSS): Breast size dissatisfaction and its antecedents and outcomes in women from 40 nations. Body Image, 32, 199-217. doi.10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.01.006

Beierle, F., Probst, T., Allemand, M., Zimmermann, J., Pryss, R., Neff, P., Schlee, W., Stieger, S., & Budimir, S. (2020). Frequency and duration of daily smartphone usage in relation to personality traits. Digital Psychology, 1, 20-28. doi.org/10.24989/dp.v1i1.1821


Stieger, S. (2019). Facebook usage and life satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2711. doi.10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02711

Dantlgraber, M., Stieger, S., & Reips, U.-D. (2019). Introducing Item Pool Visualization (IPV): A method for conceptual scale and facet comparisons. Methodological Innovations. doi.10.1177/2059799119884283

Götz, F. M., Stieger, S., & Reips, U.-D. (2019). The emergence and volatility of homesickness in exchange students abroad: A smartphone-based longitudinal study. Environment and Behavior, 51, 689-716. doi.org/10.1177/0013916518754610
Stieger, S., & Reips, U.-D. (2019). Well-being, smartphone sensors, and data from open-access databases: A mobile experience sampling study. Field Methods, 31, 277-291. doi.org/10.1177/1525822X18824281


Stieger, S., & Kuhlmann, T. (2018). Validating psychometric questionnaires using experience-sampling data: The case of nightmare distress. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12:901. doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2018.00901

Pietschnig, J., Gittler, G., Stieger, S., Enachescu, J., Forster, M., Gadek, N., … Voracek, M. (2018). Indirect (implicit) and direct (explicit) self-esteem measures are virtually unrelated: A meta-analysis of the Initial Preference Task. PLoS One, 13(9): e0202873. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202873

Stieger, S., & Lewetz, D. (2018). A week without using social media: Results from an ecological momentary intervention study using smartphones. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 21, 618-624. doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2018.0070

Moshontz, H., Campbell, L., Ebersole, C. R., IJzerman, H., Urry, H. L., Forscher, P. S., … Chartier, C. R. (2018). The Psychological Science Accelerator: Advancing psychology through a distributed collaborative network. Forthcoming at Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/785QU

Bryant, G. A., Fessler, D. M. T., Fusaroli, R., Clint, E., Amir, D., Chavez, B., Denton, K. K., Diaz, C., Duarn, L. T., Fančovičová, J., Fux, M., Ginting, E. F., Hasan, Y., Hu, A., Kamble, S. V., Kameda, T., Kuroda, K., Li, N. P., Luberti, F. R., Peyravi, R., Prokop, P., Quintelier, K. J. P., Shin, H. J., Stieger, S., Sugiyama, L. S., van den Hende, E. A., Viciana-Asensio, H., Yildizhan, S. E., Yong, J. C., Yuditha, T., & Zhou, Y. (2018). The perception of spontaneous and volitional laughter across 21 societies. Psychological Science, 29, 1515-1525. doi.org/10.1177/0956797618778235

Past research (2017-2018: University of Konstanz)

Stieger, S., Lewetz, D., & Reips, U.-D. (2018). Can smartphones be used to bring computer-based tasks from the lab to the field? A mobile experience sampling method study about pace of life. Behavior Research Methods, 50, 2267-2275.

Quirin, M., Wróbel, M., Norcini Pala, A., Stieger, S., Shanchuan, D., Hicks, J. A., Mitina, O., Brosschot, J., Kazén, M., Lasauskaite-Schüpbach, R., Silvestrini, N., Steca, P., & Padun, M. A. (2018). A cross-cultural validation of the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT): Results from ten nations across three continents. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34, 52-63.

Tran, U. S., Bertl, B., Kossmeier, M., Pietschnig, J., Stieger, S., & Voracek, M. (2018). „I'll teach you differences”: Taxometric analysis of the Dark Triad, trait sadism, and the Dark Core of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 19-24.

Götz, F. M., Stieger, S., & Reips, U.-D. (2017). Users of the main smartphone operating systems (iOS, Android) differ only little in personality. PLoS ONE, 12(5): e0176921.

Bertl, B., Pietschnig, J., Tran, U. S., Stieger, S., & Voracek, M. (2017). More or less than the sum of its parts? Mapping the Dark Triad of personality onto a single Dark Core. Personality and Individual Differences, 114, 140-144.

Swami, V., Barron, D., Weis, L., Voracek, M., Stieger, S., & Furnham, A. (2017). An examination of the factorial and convergent validity of four measures of conspiracist ideation, with recommendations for researchers. PLoS ONE, 12(2): e017261.

Stieger, S., Kandler, C., Tran, U. S., Pietschnig, J., & Voracek, M. (2017). Genetic and environmental sources of implicit and explicit self-esteem and affect: Results from a genetically sensitive multi-group design. Behavior Genetics, 47, 175-192.


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