New Publications of our Team

(only publications in English, for new publications in German language please click here)

  • in press

    Thielsch, M. T., Forthmann, B., Brau, H., & Eisbach, S. (in press). All that glitters is gold: Development and  validation of the Product Aesthetics Inventory (PAI). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.


  • 2022

    Niemann, L., & Hertel, G. (2022). Perceived forcedness and perils of migration: Development and validation of a questionnaire for residents in receiving countries. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 89, 1-18.

    Hüffmeier, J., Hertel, G., Torka, A.-K., Nohe, C., & Krumm, S. (2022). In field settings group members (often) show effort gains instead of social loafing. European Review of Social Psychology, 33(1), 131-170. DOI: 10.1080/10463283.2021.1959125

    Reiners, S., Müller, L.S., Becker, J., Hertel, G. (2022). Measuring the Influence of Characteristics on Decision-Making Scenarios: A Prototype. In: Stephanidis, C., Antona, M., Ntoa, S. (eds) HCI International 2022 Posters. HCII 2022. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1580. Springer, Cham.

    Wilhelmy, A., Hertel, G. & Köhler, T. (2022). Qualitative methods for studying age and work. In Zacher, H. & Rudolph, C. W. (Eds.), Age and Work: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice (pp. 202-218). Routledge: SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series.

  • 2021

    Höddinghaus, M. & Hertel, G. (2021). Trust and Leadership: Implications of Digitization. In Blöbaum, B. (Ed.), Trust and Communication. Findings and Implications of Trust Research (pp. 185-206). Springer Nature.

    Abstract: The ongoing proliferation of communication and information technology and the associated digitization of the workplace has major implications for organizational trust and leadership. New ways to collaborate, the predominance of electronic communication, and the growing automation of work and leadership processes alter risk structures and relationship dynamics in organizations, and ultimately the relevance, development, maintenance, and even the actors of trust. This book chapter summarizes these effects of digitization on leadership and discusses both theoretical and practical implications resulting for trust development. We start with the implications resulting from changes in the general leadership context, then turn to the digitization of leadership communication, and finally discuss how recent technological advances are changing leadership functions.

    Höddinghaus, M., Sondern, D. & Hertel, G. (2021). The automation of leadership functions: Would people trust decision algorithms? Computers in Human Behavior, 116, 106635.

    Lamers, C., Röseler, S., Kirsch, J., Hertel, G. & Thielsch, M. T. (2021). Der Corona-Marathon: Was war für Krisenstäbe in der COVID-19-Pandemie hilfreich? Notfallvorsorge – Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe, 52(2), 4-12. [PDF]

    Mehlich, P., Brandenburg, T. & Thielsch, M. T. (Hrsg.). (2021). Praxis der Wirtschaftspsychologie – Band 1: Auswahl und Entwicklung von Fach- und Führungskräften. Lengerich: Pabst Science Publisher.

    Rudolph, C., Allan, B., Clark, M., Hertel, G., Hirschi, A., Kunze, F., Shockley, K., Shoss, M., Sonnentag, S., & Zacher, H. (2021). Pandemics: Implications for research and practice in industrial and organizational psychology. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 14(1-2), 1-35. doi:10.1017/iop.2020.48

    Schäpers, P., Windscheid, L., Mazei, M., Thielsch, M. T. & Hertel, G. (2021). “Like will to Like” or “Opposites Attract”? Management Board Diversity Affects Employer Attractiveness. Gender in Management: an International Journal, 36 (5), 569-590.

    Thielsch, M. T., Erdal, D. & Merhof, V. (2021). Recruiting aus Sicht der Bewerber_innen: Ein Vergleich klassischer und neuartiger Methoden im Personalmarketing. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 65 (3), 123-137.

    Thielsch, M. T. & Hirschfeld, G. (2021). Quick assessment of web content perceptions. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 37 (1), 68-80.

    Thielsch, M. T., Kirsch, J., Thölking, H., Tangelder, L. & Lamers, C. (2021). Fight or flight? Behaviour and experiences of laypersons in the face of an incipient fire. Ergonomics, 64 (2), 149-170.

    Thielsch, M. T., Röseler, S., Kirsch, J., Lamers, C. & Hertel, G. (2021). Managing pandemics – demands, resources, and effective behaviors within crisis management teams. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 70 (1), 150-187.


  • 2020

    Echterhoff, G., Hellmann, J.H., Back, M.D., Kärtner, J., Morina, N. & Hertel, G. (2020). Psychological Antecedents of Refugee Integration (PARI). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 15(4), 856 –879.

    Gärtner, L. U. A. & Hertel, G. (2020). Age as moderator of the relationship between self-efficacy and effort in occupational teams. Work, Aging and Retirement, 6(2), 118–129.

    Hertel, G. & Hüffmeier, J. (2020). Temporal stability of effort gains in teams. In Karau, S. J. (Ed.), Individual motivation within groups: Social loafing and motivation gains in work, academic, and sports teams (pp. 109-148). New York: Academic Press.

    Hertel, G. & Meeßen, S. M. (2020). Wie Technologien das Vergessen unterstützen – und warum das wichtig ist. Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, Heft 1 2020, S. 38-42.

    Hertel, G., Meeßen, S. M., & Höddinghaus, M. (2020). Trust in the Context of e-HRM. In Bondarouk, T. & Fisher, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Electronic HRM (pp. 76–81). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg. [PDF]

    Hüffmeier, J. & Hertel, G. (2020). Effort losses and effort gains in sports teams. In Karau, S. J. (Ed.), Individual motivation within groups: Social loafing and motivation gains in work, academic, and sports teams (pp. 223-258). New York: Academic Press.

    Meeßen, S. M., Thielsch, M. T. & Hertel, G. (2020). Trust in Management Information Systems (MIS): A Theoretical Model. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 64 (1), 6-16.

    Meeßen, S.M., Thielsch, M. T., Riehle, D. M. & Hertel, G. (2020). Trust is Essential: Positive Effects of Information Systems on Users’ Memory require Trust in the System. Ergonomics, 63 (7), 909-926.

    Müller, L. S., Meeßen, S. M., Thielsch, M. T., Nohe, C., Riehle, D. M., & Hertel, G. (2020). Do not Disturb! Trust in Decision Support Systems improves work outcomes under certain conditions. MuC '20: Proceedings of the Conference on Mensch und Computer 2020, pp. 229–237. New York: ACM.

    Niemann, L. & Thielsch, M. T. (2020). Evaluation of Basic Trainings for Rescue Forces. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 17 (3).

    Röseler, S., Felske, H. & Thielsch, M. T. (2020). Feedback-Instrument zur Rettungskräfte-Entwicklung – Seminare und Tagesveranstaltungen (FIRE-ST). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS).

    Röseler, S., Thölking, H., Hagel, M. & Thielsch, M. T. (2020). Feedback-Instrument zur Rettungskräfte-Entwicklung – Einsatzübungen (FIRE-E). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen.

    Röseler, S., Weber S. & Thielsch, M. T. (2020). Feedback-Instrumente zur Rettungskräfte-Entwicklung (»FIRE«): Toolbox zur Evaluation der Feuerwehrausbildung. BRANDSchutz/Deutsche Feuerwehr-Zeitung, 74(12), 974-979.

    Thielsch, M. T. & Hadzihalilovic, D. (2020). Evaluation of Fire Service Command Unit Trainings. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science.

    Thielsch, M. T., Hadzihalilovic, D., Jaquet, T., & Lamers, C. (2020). Feedback-Instrument zur Rettungskräfte-Entwicklung – Führungsstab (FIRE-CU). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen.

    Thielsch, M. T. & Salaschek, M. (2020). Toolbox zur Website-Evaluation: Erfassung der User Experience von Online-Gesundheitsinformationen. Bundesgesundheitsblatt.

  • 2019

    Borg, I., Hertel, G., Krumm, S. & Bilsky, W. (2019). Work values and Facet Theory: From intercorrelations to individuals. International Studies of Management & Organization, 49, 283-302.

    Breuer, C., Hüffmeier, J., Hibben, F. & Hertel, G. (2019). Trust in teams: A taxonomy of perceived trustworthiness factors and risk-taking behaviors in face-to-face and virtual teams. Human Relations

    Dames, H., Hirschfeld, G., Sackmann, T. & Thielsch, M. T. (2019). Searching vs. Browsing - The influence of consumers’ goal directedness on website evaluations. Interacting with Computers, 31(1), 95-112.

    Ellwart, T., Ulfert, A.-S., Antoni, C., Becker, J.,  Frings, C., Göbel, K., Hertel, G., Kluge, A., Meeßen, S., Niessen, C., Nohe, C., Riehle, D., Runge, Y., Schmid, U., Schüffler, A., Siebers, M., Sonnentag, S., Tempel, T., Thielsch, M. T., Wehrt, W. (2019). Intentional Forgetting in Socio-Digital Work Systems: System Characteristics and User-related Psychological Consequences on Emotion, Cognition, and Behavior. AIS Transactions on Enterprise Systems, 4(1).

    Gärtner, L. U. A., Nohe, C. & Hertel, G. (2019). Lifespan perspectives on individuals’ effort in work teams. In Balres, B. B., Rudolph, C. W. & Zacher, H. (Eds.), Work across the lifespan (pp. 437-454). London: Academic Press

    Hertel, G., Meeßen, S. M., Riehle, D. M., Thielsch, M. T., Nohe, C., & Becker, J. (2019). Directed forgetting in organisations: The positive effects of decision support systems on mental resources and well-being. Ergonomics, 62(5), 597-611. doi:

    Hirschfeld, G. & Thielsch, M. T. (2019). Stichprobenumfang und Fragebogenlänge in Webevaluationen. In: Alt, F., Bulling, A. & Döring, T. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2019 – Tagungsband (S. 543-546). New York: ACM. 3340764.3344454  [PDF]

    Hüffmeier, J., Zerres, A., Freund, P. A., Backhaus, K., Trötschel, R., & Hertel, G. (2019). Strong or weak synergy? Revising the assumption of team-related advantages in integrative negotiations. Journal of Management, 45(7), 2721-2750.

    Klumb, P. L. & Thielsch, M. T. (2019). TBS-DTK-Rezension »S-Tool – Ein Online-Befragungsinstrument zur Erhebung von Belastungen, Ressourcen und Befinden am Arbeitsplatz«. Report Psychologie, 44 (3), 21-23.

    Schulte, N., Babiel, S., Messinger, M., & Thielsch, M. T. (2019). Feedback-Instrument zur Rettungskräfte-Entwicklung (FIRE). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen.

    Schulte, N. & Thielsch, M. T. (2019). Evaluation of Firefighter Leadership Trainings. International Journal of Emergency Services. 8 (1), 34-49.

    Sondern, D. & Hertel, G. (2019). Does Paying Back Pay Off? Effects of Reciprocity and Economic Outcomes on Trust Emergence in Negotiations. Group Decision and Negotiation 28(6), 1053-1076.

    Thielsch, M. T., Haines, R. & Flacke, L. (2019). Experimental investigation on the effects of interface aesthetics on user performance in different virtual tasks. PeerJ, 7:e6516.

    Thielsch, M. T. & Hirschfeld, G. (2019). Facets of website content. Human-Computer Interaction. 34 (4), 279-327.

    Thielsch, M. T., Kläpker, L., & Streppel, L. (2019). Feedback-Instrument zur Rettungskräfte-Entwicklung – Basisausbildung (FIRE-B). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen.

    Thielsch, M. T., Scharfen, J., Masoudi, E. & Reuter, M. (2019). Visual aesthetics and performance: A first meta-analysis. In: Alt, F., Bulling, A. & Döring, T. (Ed.), Mensch und Computer 2019 – Tagungsband (p. 199-210). New York: ACM. [PDF]

    Thielsch, M. T., Thielsch, C. & Hirschfeld, G. (2019). How informative is informative? Benchmarks and optimal cut points for E-Health Websites. Mensch und Computer 2019 – Workshopband (S. 448-452). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. [PDF]

  • 2018

    Frerker, M., Hirschfeld, G., Thielsch, M. T. & Hechler, T. (2018). Elterliche Reaktionen auf kindlichen Schmerz – Was ist eigentlich normal? Der Schmerz, 32 (6), 434-441.

    Gerdenitsch, C., Korunka, C. & Hertel, G. (2018). Need-supply fit in an Activity-based Flexible Office: A longitudinal study during relocation. Environment and Behavior, 50(3), 273-297. [PDF]

    Hertel, G., Nohe, C., Wessolowski, K., Meltz, O., Pape, J., Fink, J., & Hüffmeier, J. (2018). Effort gains in occupational teams - The effects of social competition and social indispensability. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00769.

    Hertel, G. & Zacher, H. (2018). Managing the aging workforce. In Ones, D. S., Anderson, N., Viswesvaran, C., & Sinangil, H. K. (Eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work, & Organizational Psychology, 2nd Edition, Volume 3 (pp. 396-428). Thousand Oakes, CA: Sage.

    Schulte*, T. L., Thielsch*, M.T., Gosheger, G., Boertz, P., Terheyden, J. H. & Wetterkamp, M. (2018). German Validation of the Quality of Life Profile for Spinal Disorders (QLPSD). European Spine Journal, 27 (1), 83-92. (* geteilte Erstautorenschaft)

    Thielsch, M. T. (2018). Websites: Vom Ersteindruck zur Weiterempfehlung. Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, 4/2018, 43-46.

    Thielsch, M. T., Brinkmöller, B. & Forthmann, B. (2018). Reasons for responding in student evaluation of teaching. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 56, 189-196.

    Thielsch, M. T., Busjan, J. N. & Frerichs, K. (2018). Feedback-Instrument zur Rettungskräfte-Entwicklung – Prüfungen (FIRE-P). Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS).

    Thielsch, M. T., Meeßen, S. M. & Hertel, G. (2018). Trust and Distrust in Information Systems at the Workplace. PeerJ 6:e5483.

    Thielsch, M. T. & Thielsch, C. (2018). Depressive symptoms and web user experience. PeerJ 6:e4439.

    Thielsch, M. T., Wetterkamp, M., Boertz, P., Gosheger, G. & Schulte, T. L. (2018). Reliability and validity of the Spinal Appearance Questionnaire (SAQ) and the Trunk Appearance Perception Scale (TAPS). Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 13:274.

    Wohlers, C. & Hertel, G. (2018). Longitudinal effects of Activity-Based Flexible Office Design on teamwork. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2016. DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02016

  • 2017

    Borg, I., Hertel, G., & Hermann, D. (2017). Age and personal values: Similar value circles with shifting priorities. Psychology and Aging, 32(7), 636-641.


    Bölte, J., Hösker, T., Hirschfeld, G. & Thielsch, M. T. (2017). Electrophysiological correlates of aesthetic processing of webpages: A comparison of experts and laypersons. PeerJ, 5:e3440.

    Breuer, C., Hüffmeier, J., & Hertel, G. (2017). Vertrauen per Mausklick: Wie Vertrauen in virtuellen Teams entstehen kann. Personal Quarterly, 69, 2, 10-16. [Link]

    Gärtner, L. U. A. & Hertel, G. (2017). Future time perspective in occupational teams: Do older workers prefer more familiar teams? Frontiers in Psychology, section Organizational Psychology. [Link]


    © OWMs

    Hertel, G., Stone, D., Johnson, R., & Passmore, J. (2017). The Psychology of the Internet at Work. In G. Hertel, D. Stone, R. Johnson, & J. Passmore (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet at Work (p.1-18). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. [PDF]

    Hertel-Waszak, A., Brouwer, B., Schönefeld, E., Ahrens, H., Hertel, G., & Marschall, B. (2017). Medical doctors' job specification analysis: A qualitative inquiry. Journal for Medical Education, 34(4): Doc43. [Link]

    Hüffmeier, J., Filusch, M. A., Mazei, J., Hertel, G., Mojzisch, A. & Krumm, S. (2017). On the boundary conditions of effort losses and effort gains in action teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 1673-1685. [Link]

    Nohe, C. & Hertel, G. (2017). Transformational leadership and organizational citizenship behavior: A meta-analytic test of underlying mechanisms. Frontiers in Psychology. [Link]

    Salaschek, M., Vorpahl, H., Meeßen, S. M., & Hertel, G. (2017). Vernetzte Prävention 2.0: Anforderungen und Motivation bei der Online-Vernetzung von Gesundheits-Akteuren. Gesundheitswesen, 79(08/09), V-247.

    Thielsch, M. T. & Wirth, M. (2017). Web-based annual reports at first contact: corporate image and aesthetics. Technical Communication, 64 (4), 282-296. [PDF]

    Wetterkamp, M., Thielsch, M. T., Gosheger, G., Boertz, P., Terheyden, J.H., Schulte, T. L. (2017). German Validation of the BIDQ-S questionnaire on body image disturbance in idiopathic scoliosis. European Spine Journal, 26(2), 309-315.

    Wohlers, C., Hartner-Tiefenthaler, M. & Hertel, G. (2017). The Relation between Activity-based Work Environments and Office Workers’ Job Attitudes and Vitality. Environment & Behavior, 51(2), 167-198. [PDF]

    Wohlers, C. & Hertel, G. (2017). Choosing where to work at work – Towards a theoretical model of benefits and risks of activity-based flexible offices. Ergonomics, 4, 467-486. [PDF]


  • 2016

    Breuer, C., Hüffmeier, J., & Hertel, G. (2016). Does trust matter more in virtual teams? A meta-analysis of trust and team effectiveness considering virtuality and documentation as moderators. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1151–1177. [PDF]

    Douneva, M., Jaron, R. & Thielsch, M. T. (2016). Effects of different website designs on first impressions, aesthetic judgments, and memory performance after short presentation. Interacting with Computers, 28 (4), 552-567. [PDF]

    Hertel, G. (2016). Motive-congruency and person-environment fit of aging workers. In Pachana, N. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media.  doi 10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_235-1 [PDF]

    Kanthak, J., & Hertel, G. (2016). Trust Fostering Competencies in Asynchronous Digital Communication. In Trust and Communication in a Digitized World (pp. 177-189). Springer International Publishing.

    Krumm, S., Kanthak, J., Hartmann, K. & Hertel, G. (2016). What does it take to be a virtual team player? Human Performance, 29, 123-142. [PDF]

    Mazei, J., & Hertel, G. (2016). Trust in Electronically Mediated Negotiations. In Trust and Communication in a Digitized World (pp. 191-204). Springer International Publishing.

    Romeike, P., Wohlers, C., Hertel, G., & Schewe, G. (2016). New Ways of Working: Chances and Challenges for Trust-Enhancing Leadership. In Trust and Communication in a Digitized World (pp. 161-176). Springer International Publishing.

    Stützer, C., Hellwig, O., Tabino, O., Thielsch, M. T., Wachenfeld-Schell, A. (Eds.) (2016). 18th General Online Research Conference: Proceedings. Dresden 2016. [PDF]


  • 2015

    Douneva, M., Haines, R. & Thielsch, M.T. (2015). Effects of interface aesthetics on team performance in a virtual task. In Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015), Münster. [PDF]

    Hertel, G., Rauschenbach, C., Thielgen, M. M., & Krumm, S. (2015). Are older workers more active copers? Longitudinal effects of age-contingent coping on strain at work. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 514-537. [PDF]

    Hertel, G. & Orlikowski, B. (2015). Project management in distributed virtual teams. In Wastian, M., von Rostenstiel, L., West, M. A., & Braumandl, I. (Eds.), Applied Psychology for Project Managers (p. 305-322). Berlin: Springer.

    Hirschfeld, G. & Thielsch, M. T. (2015). Establishing meaningful cut points for online user ratings. Ergonomics, 58 (2), 310-320. [final draft]

    Kaczmirek, L., Hellwig, O., Tabino, O., Thielsch, M. T., Wachenfeld, A. (Eds.) (2015). 17th General Online Research Conference: Proceedings. Cologne 2015.

    Krumm, S., Lievens, F., Hüffmeier, J., Lipnevich, A., Bendels, H. & Hertel, G. (2015). How "situational" is judgment in Situational Judgment Tests? Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(2), 399-416. [PDF]

    Mazei, J.(*), Hüffmeier, J.(*), Freund, P. A., Stuhlmacher, A. F., Bilke, L., & Hertel, G. (2015). A meta-analysis on gender differences in negotiation outcomes and their moderators. Psychological Bulletin, 141(1), 85-104. (* shared first authorship) [PDF]

    Nestler S., Thielsch, M. T., Krasteva, E. & Back, M. D. (2015). Will They Stay or Will They Go? Personality Predictors of Dropout in an Online Study. International Journal of Internet Science, 10 (1), 37-48. [PDF]

    Nohe, C., Meier, L. L., Sonntag, K., & Michel, A. (2015). The chicken or the egg? A meta-analysis of panel studies of the relationship between work-family conflict and strain. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 522-536. [PDF]

    Thielgen, M.M., Krumm, S. & Hertel, G. (2015). When being old pays off - age mitigates adverse effects of low implicit-explicit motive congruency on work motivation. Journal of Career Assessment, 23(3), 459-480. [PDF]

    Thielgen, M.M., Krumm, S., Rauschenbach, C., & Hertel, G. (2015). Older but wiser: Age moderates congruency effects between implicit and explicit motives on job satisfaction. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 182-200. [PDF]

    Thielsch, M. T., Engel, R. & Hirschfeld, G. (2015). Expected usability is not a valid indicator of experienced usability. PeerJ Computer Science, 1:e19