Lehrstuhl für Psychologie III

    Dr. Roland Pfister


    Room 305

    Department of Psychology (III)

    Röntgenring 11

    97070 Würzburg, Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)931 / 3181363

    Consultation: By appointment (e-mail).


    Personal website: www.roland-pfister.net


    Research interests

    Action effects & ideomotor theory

    Endogenous and exogenous processes in action control

    Rule violations

    Cube and button based testing




    Janczyk, M., & Pfister, R. (2020). Inferenzstatistik verstehen. Von A wie Signifikanztest bis Z wie Konfidenzintervall. 3. Auflage. [Understanding inferential statistics. From A as in significance test to Z as in confidence interval. 3nd Ed.]. Heidelberg: Springer.

    Web: https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783662599082


    Dignath, D., Born, B., Eder, A. B., Topolinski, S., & Pfister, R. (in press). Imitation of action-effects increases social affiliation. Psychological Research. doi: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00426-020-01378-1

    Pfister, R. (in press). Variability of Bayes Factor estimates in Bayesian analysis of variance. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology.

    Pfister, R., Klaffehn, A. L., Kalckert, A., Kunde, W., & Dignath, D. (2021). How to lose a hand: Sensory updating drives disembodiment. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi: 10.3758/s13423-020-01854-0  pdf.

    Pfister, R.*, Tonn, S.*, Weller, L., Kunde, W., & Schwarz, K. A. (2021).  To prevent means to know: Explicit but no implicit agency for prevention behavior. Cognition, 206(104489), 1-6. doi:  10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104489 (* = equal author contribution)  pdf.

    Frings, C., Koch, I., Rothermund, K., Dignath, D., Giesen, C., Hommel, B., Kiesel, A., Kunde, W., Mayr, S., Moeller, B., Möller, M., Pfister, R. & Philipp, A. (2020).  Merkmalsintegration und Abruf als wichtige Prozesse der Handlungssteuerung – eine Paradigmen-übergreifende Perspektive. Psychologische Rundschau, 71(1), 1 - 14. doi: 10.1026/0033-3042/a000423 pdf.

    Kirsch, W., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2020). On why objects appear smaller in the visual periphery. Psychological Science, 31(1), 88-96. doi:  10.3758/s13414-020-02013-2  pdf.

    Lelonkiewicz, J. R., Gambi, C., Weller, L., & Pfister, R. (2020). Action-effect anticipation and temporal adaptation in social interactions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46(4), 335-349. pdf. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000717

    Liesner, M., Kirsch, W., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2020). Spatial action–effect binding depends on type of action–effect transformation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82(5), 2531-2543. pdf. doi: 10.3758/s13414-020-02013-2

    Pfister, R., Weller, L., & Kunde, W. (2020). When actions go awry: Monitoring partner errors and machine malfunctions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(9), 1778-1787. pdf. doi: 10.1037/xge0000748

    Richardson, B., Pfister, R., & Fournier, L. (2020). Free-choice and forced-choice actions: Shared representations and conservation of cognitive effort. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82(5), 2516-2530. pdf.  doi: 10.3758/s13414-020-01986-4

    Weller, L., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2020). Anticipation in sociomotor actions: Similar effects for in- and outgroup interactions. Acta Psychologica, 207, 103087. pdf. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103087

    Weller, L., Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2020). Something  from nothing: Agency for deliberate nonactions. Cognition, 104136, 1-10.  pdf. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104136

    Wirth, R., Foerster, A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2020). Design choices: Empirical recommendations for designing two-dimensional finger-tracking experiments. Behavior Research Methods, 52(6), 2394–2416. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-020-01409-0

    Yang, C.-T., Cousineau, D., & Pfister, R. (2020). Editorial: Are sequential sampling models the future gold standard of cognitive psychology? The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 16(2), 71-72.

    Foerster, A., Wirth, R., Berghoefer, F. L., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2019). Capacity limitations of dishonesty. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(6), 943-961. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000510

    Fröber, K., Pfister, R., & Dreisbach, G. (2019). Increasing reward prospect promotes cognitive flexibility: Direct evidence from voluntary task switching with double registration. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(8), 1926-1944. pdf. doi: 10.1177/1747021818819449

    Jusyte, A., Pfister, R., Gehrer, N., & Schönenberg, M. (2019). Risky business! Behavioral bias and motivational salience of rule-violations in children with conduct disorder. Psychiatry Research, 271, 740-746.  doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.11.001 pdf.

    Klaffehn, A. L., Baess, P., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2019). Sensory attenuation prevails when controlling for temporal predictability of self- and externally generated tones. Neuropsychologia, 132(107145), 1-9. pdf. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.107145

    Moeller, B., Pfister, R., Kunde, W., & Frings, C. (2019). Selective binding of stimulus, response, and effect features. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26(5), 1627-1632.  pdf. doi: 10.3758/s13423-019-01646-1

    Pfeuffer, C. U., Pfister, R., Foerster, A., Przybylski, F., & Kiesel, A. (2019). Binding Lies: Flexible retrieval of honest and dishonest behavior Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(2), 157-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000600

    Pfister, R. (2019). Effect-based action control with body-related effects: Implications for empirical approaches to ideomotor action control. Psychological Review, 126(1), 153-161. doi: 10.1037/rev0000140 pdf.

    Pfister, R., Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2019). The role of congruency for distractor-response binding: A caveat. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 15(2), 26-31. doi: 10.5709/acp-0260-3 pdf.

    Pfister, R., Wirth, R., Weller, L., Foerster, A., & Schwarz, K. A. (2019). Taking shortcuts: Cognitive conflict during motivated rule-breaking. Journal of Economic Psychology, 71, 138-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2018.06.005  pdf.

    Riechelmann, E.*, Weller, L.*, Huestegge, L., Böckler, A., & Pfister, R. (2019). Revisiting intersubjective action-effect binding: No evidence for social moderators. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 81(6), 1991-2002. doi: 10.3758/s13414-019-01715-6 (* = equal author contribution) pdf.

    Schwarz, K. A., Sprenger, C., Hidalgo, P., Pfister, R., Diekhof, E. K., & Büchel, C. (2019). How stereotypes affect pain. Scientific Reports. 9, 8626.  pdf.doi:10.1038/s41598-019-45044-y

    Schwarz, K. A., Weller, L., Klaffehn, A. L., & Pfister, R. (2019). The effects of action choice on temporal binding, agency ratings, and their correlation. Consciousness and Cognition75, 102807.

    Schwarz, K. A., Weller, L., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2019). Connecting action control and agency: Does action-effect binding affect temporal binding? Consciousness and Cognition, 76, 102833. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2019.102833 pdf.

    Weller, L., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2019). Sociomotor actions: Anticipated partner responses are primarily represented in terms of spatial, not anatomical features. Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, 45(8), 1104-1118. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000658 pdf.

    Wirth, R., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2019). How not to fall for the white bear: Combined frequency and recency manipulations diminish negation effects on overt behavior. Journal of Cognition, 2(1), 1-18. doi: 10.5334/joc.62 pdf.

    Dignath, D., Lotze-Hermes, P., Farmer, H., & Pfister, R. (2018). Contingency and contiguity of imitative behaviour affect social affiliation. Psychological Research, 82(4), 819-831.  pdf. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0854-x

    Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Schmidts, C., Dignath, D., Wirth, R., & Kunde, W. (2018). Focused cognitive control in dishonesty: Evidence for predominantly transient conflict adaptation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(4), 578-602. doi:10.1037/xhp0000480

    Holtfrerich, S., Pfister, R., Gammal, A. E., Bellon, E., & Diekhof, E. (2018). Endogenous testosterone and exogenous oxytocin influence the response to baby schema in the female brain. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 7672. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000658 pdf.

    Klaffehn, A. L.,  Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). Similar task-switching performance of real-time strategy and first-person shooter players: Implications for cognitive training. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 2(3), 240-258. pdf. doi:10.1007/s41465-018-0066-3

    Kunde, W., Weller, L., & Pfister, R. (2018). Sociomotor action control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 25. 917-931. pdf.

    Pfister, R., & Schwarz, K. A. (2018). Should we pre-date the beginning of scientific psychology to 1787? Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 9, 2481. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02481

    Schwarz, K. A., Burger, S., Dignath, D., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). Action-effect binding and agency. Consciousness and Cognition, 65, 304-309. pdf.

    Schwarz, K. A., Pfister, R., Kluge, M., Weller, L., & Kunde, W. (2018). Do we see it or not? Sensory attenuation in the visual domain. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(3), 418-430. pdf.

    Schwarz, K.A.*, Pfister, R.*, Wirth, R., & Kunde, W. (2018). Dissociating action-effect activation and effect-based response selection. Acta Psychologica, 188, 16-24. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.05.007 (* = equal author contribution) pdf.

    Trafimow, D., Amrhein, V., Areshenkoff, C. N., Barrera-Causil, C. J., Beh, E. J., Bilgiç, Y. K., Bono, R., Bradley, M. T., Briggs, W. M., Cepeda-Freyre, H. E., Chaigneau, S. E., Ciocca, D. R., Correa, J. C., Cousineau, D., De Boer, M. R., Dhar, S. S., Dolgov, I., Gómez-Benito, J., Grendar, M., Grice, J. W., Guerrero-Gimenez, M. E., Gutiérrez, A., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Jaffe, K., Janyan, A., Karimnezhad, A., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Kosugi, K., Lachmair, M., Ledesma, R. D., Limongi, R., Liuzza, M. T., Lombardo, R., Marks, M. J., Meinlschmidt, G., Nalborczyk, L., Nguyen, H. T., Ospina, R., Perezgonzalez, J. D., Pfister, R., Rahona Lopez, J. J., Rodríguez-Medina, D. A., Romão, X., Ruiz Fernandez, S., Suarez, I., Tegethoff, M., Tejo, M., Van De Schoot, R., Vankov, I. I., Velasco-Forero, S., Wang, T., Yamada, Y., Zoppino, F. C. M., & Marmolejo-Ramos, F. (2018). Manipulating the alpha level cannot cure significance testing. Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, 9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00699

    Weller, L., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). Disarming the Gunslinger effect: Reaction beats intention for cooperative actions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(2), 761-766. pdf.  doi:10.3758/s13423-018-1462-5 https://rdcu.be/KMYU

    Weller, L., Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). My mistake? Enhanced error processing for commanded compared to passively observed actions. Psychophysiology. pdf. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13057 http://rdcu.be/EmVc

    Wirth, R., Foerster, A., Herbort, O., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). This is how to be a rule breaker. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 14(1), 21-37. pdf. doi: 10.5709/acp.0235-2 

    Wirth, R., Foerster, A., Rendel, H., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). Rule-violations sensitise towards negative and authority-related stimuli. Cognition and Emotion, 32(3), 480-493. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2017.1316706

    Eder, A. B., Pfister, R., Dignath, D., & Hommel, B. (2017). Anticipatory affect during action preparation: Evidence from backward compatibility in dual-task performance. Cognition & Emotion, 31(6), 1211-1224.  pdf. doi: 10.1080/02699931-2016.1208151

    Foerster, A., Wirth, R., Herbort, O., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). Lying upside-down: Alibis reverse cognitive burdens of dishonesty. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23(3), 301-319. pdf doi: 10.1037/xap0000129

    Foerster, A.*, Pfister, R.*, Reuss, H. and Kunde, W. (2017). Commentary: Feeling the Conflict: The Crucial Role of Conflict Experience in Adaptation. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1405. pdf.  doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01405 (* equal author contribution)  Supplementary Material.

    Foerster, A., Wirth, R., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). The dishonest mind set in sequence. Psychological Research, 81(4), 878-899. pdf.  doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0780-3

    Hommel, B., Lippelt, D.P., Gurbuz, E., & Pfister, R. (2017). Contributions of expected sensory and affective action effects to action selection and performance: evidence from forced- and free-choice tasks. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24(3), 821-827. pdf. doi. 10.3758/s13423-016-1139-x

    Jusyte, A., Pfister, R., Mayer, S. V., Schwarz, K. A., Wirth, R., Kunde, W., & Schönenberg, M. (2017). Smooth criminal: Convicted rule-breakers show reduced cognitive conflict during deliberate rule violations. Psychological Research, 81(5), 939-946. pdf. doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0798-6

    Muth, F. V., Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). Feeling watched: What determines perceived observation? Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4(3), 298-309. pdf.

    Pfeuffer, C. U., Moutsopoulou, K., Pfister, R., Waszak, F., & Kiesel, A. (2017). The power of words: On item-specific stimulus-response associations formed in the absence of action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(2), 328-347. pdf. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000317

    Pfister, R., Schwarz, K. A., Wirth, R., & Lindner, I. (2017). My command, my act: Observation inflation in face-to-face interactions. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13(2), 166-176. pdf. doi: 10.5709/acp-0216-8

    Pfister, R.*, Weller, L.*, Dignath, D., & Kunde, W. (2017). What or when? The impact of anticipated social action effects is driven by action-effect compatibility, not delay. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(7), 2132-2142. doi:10.3758/s13414-017-1371-0 (* = equal author contribution). pdf.

    Schwarz, K. A., Pfister, R., & Büchel, C. (2017). The Being a Patient effect: Negative expectations based on group labeling and corresponding treatment affect patient performance. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 23(1), 99-105. pdf.

    Weller, L., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). Non-action effect binding: A critical re-assessment. Acta Psychologica, 180, 137-146. pdf.

    Weller, L., Schwarz, K.A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). Was it me? - Filling the interval between action and effects increases agency but not sensory attenuation. Biological Psychology, 123, 241-249. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.12.015

    Kirsch, W., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2016). Spatial action-effect binding. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(1), 133-142. pdf. doi: 10.3758/s13414-015-0997-z

    Moeller, B., Frings, C., & Pfister, R. (2016). The structure of distractor-response bindings. Conditions for configural and elemental integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(4), 464-479. pdf. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000158

    Moeller, B., Pfister, R., Kunde, W., & Frings, C. (2016). A common mechanism behind distractor-response and response-effect binding? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(4), 1074-86. pdf. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1063-1

    Pfister, R., & Janczyk, M. (2016). schoRsch: An R package for analyzing and reporting factorial experiments. Tutorials in Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 12(2), 147-151. pdf. doi: 1020982/tqmp12.2.p147

    Pfister, R., Wirth, R., Schwarz, K. A., Foerster, A., Steinhauser, M., & Kunde, W. (2016). The electrophysiological signature of deliberate rule violations. Psychophysiology, 53, 1870-1877. pdf. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12771

    Pfister, R., Wirth, R., Schwarz, K. A., Steinhauser, M., & Kunde, W. (2016). Burdens of non-conformity: Motor execution reveals cognitive conflict during deliberate rule violations. Cognition,  147, 93-99. pdf. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2015.11.009

    Schroeder, P. A., Pfister, R., Kunde, W., Nuerk, H.-C., & Plewnia, C. (2016). Counteracting implicit conflicts by electrical inhibition of the prefrontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(11), 1737-1748. pdf. doi: 101162/jocn_a_01001

    Schwarz, K.A., & Pfister, R. (2016). Scientific psychology in the 18th century: a historical rediscovery. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(3), 399-407. pdf.

    Schwarz, K.A., Pfister, R., & Büchel C. (2016). Rethinking explicit expectations: Connecting placebos, social cognition, and contextual perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(6), 469-480. pdf.

    Wirth, R.*, Dignath,D.*, Pfister, R., Kunde, W., & Eder, A. B. (2016).  (* = equal author contribution)   Attracted by rewards: Disentangling the motivational influence of rewarding and punishing targets and distractors. Motivation Science, 2(3), 143-156. pdf. doi: 10.1037/mot0000037 

    Wirth, R., Pfister, R., Brandes, J., & Kunde, W. (2016). Stroking me softly: Body-related effects in effect-based action control. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 1755-1770. pdf.

    Wirth, R., Pfister, R., Foerster, A., Huestegge, L., & Kunde, W. (2016). Pushing the rules: Effects and aftereffects of deliberate rule violations. Psychological Research, 80(5), 838-852.  pdf.  doi: 10.1007/s00426-015-0690-9

    Wirth, R., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2016). Asymmetric transfer effects between cognitive and affective task disturbances. Cognition and Emotion, 30(3), 399-416.  pdf. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1009002

    Wunsch, K., Pfister, R., Henning, A., Aschersleben, G., & Weigelt, M. (2016). No interrelation of motor planning and executive functions across young ages. Frontiers in Cognition, 7, 1031. pdf. doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0780-3

    Janczyk, M., & Pfister, R. (2015). Von der Basis zur Anwendung: Kognitionspsychologie und ihre Bedeutung für den Alltag. Teil 2: Lernen und Gedächtnis. In-Mind Magazine, 4. 

    Janczyk, M., Yamaguchi, M., Proctor, R.W., Pfister, R. (2015). Response-effect compatibility with complex actions: The case of wheel rotations. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77,  930-940.

    Melcher, T., Pfister, R., Busmann, M., Schlüter, M. C., Leyhe, T., & Gruber, O. (2015). Functional characteristics of control adaptation in intermodal sensory processing. Brain & Cognition, 9, 43-55. pdf. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2015.03.003

    Schroeder, P. A., & Pfister, R. (2015). Arbitrary numbers counter fair decisions: Trails of markedness in card distribution. Frontiers in Development Psychology, 6, 240. pdf. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00240

    Wirth, R., Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., & Kunde, W. (2015). Through the portal: Effect anticipation in the central bottleneck. Acta Psychologica, 160, 141-151. pdf.

    Dignath, D., Pfister, R., Eder, A.B., Kiesel, A., & Kunde, W. (2014). Representing the hyphen in action-effect associoations: Automatic acquisition and bi-directional retrieval of action-effect intervals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 1701-1712.

    Dignath, D., Pfister, R., Eder, A.B., Kiesel, A., & Kunde, W. (2014). Something in the way she moves - Movement trajectories reveal dynamics of self- control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 809-816. pdf.

    Janczyk, M., & Pfister, R., (2014). Von der Basis zur Anwendung: Kognitionspsychologie und ihre Bedeutung für den Alltag. Teil 1: Wahrnehmung und Handlung. In-Mind Magazine, 2.

    Janczyk, M., Pfister, R., Hommel, B., & Kunde, W. (2014). Who is talking in backward crosstalk? Disentangling response- from goal-conflict in dual-task performance. Cognition, 132(1), 30-43. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2014.03.001 pdf.

    Janczyk, M., Pfister, R., Wallmeier, G., & Kunde, W. (2014). Exceptions from the PRP effect? A comparison of prepared and unconditioned reflexes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 776-786.

    Pfister, R., Dolk, T., Prinz, W., & Kunde, W. (2014). Joint Response-Effect Compatibility. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(3), 817-822. doi: 10.3758/s13423-013-0528-7 pdf.

    Pfister, R., Foerster, A., & Kunde, W. (2014). Pants on fire: The electrophysiological signature of telling a lie. Social Neuroscience, 9(6), 562-572. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2014.934392. pdf.

    Pfister, R., Foerster, A., Schwarz, K.A., & Wirth, R. (2014). Lässt sich ein guter Hochstapler als solcher entlarven? Wenn ja: Wie? In: W. Schwanebeck (Ed.), Über Hochstapelei: Perspektiven auf eine kulturelle Praxis (pp. 63-72). Berlin: Neofelis.

    Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., Gressmann, M., Fournier, L.R., & Kunde, W. (2014). Good vibrations? Vibrotactile self-stimulation reveals anticipation of body-related action effects in motor control. Experimental Brain Research, 232(3), 847-854. doi: 10.1007/s00221-013-3796-6. pdf.

    Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., Wirth, R., Dignath, D., & Kunde, W. (2014). Thinking with portals: Revisiting kinematic cues to intention. Cogniton, 133(2), 464-473. pdf.

    Pfister, R.*, Melcher, T.* Kiesel, A., Dechent, P., & Gruber, O. (2014). Neural correlates of ideomotor effect anticipations. Neuroscience, 259, 164-171. doi: 10.10167/j.neuroscience.2013.11.061 (* = equal author contribution) pdf.

    Pfister, R., Obhi, S., Rieger, M., & Wenke, D. (2014). Action and perception in social contexts: Intentional binding for social action effects. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 667. pdf. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00667

    Pfister, R., Pfeuffer, C.U. & Kunde, W. (2014). Perceiving by proxy: Effect-based action control with unperceivable effects. Cognition, 132(3), 251-261. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.04.012. pdf.

    Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Schmidts, C., Dignath, D. & Kunde, W. (2013). Honesty saves time (and justifications). Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 4, 473. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00473 pdf.

    Heinemann, A., Pfister, R., & Janczyk, M. (2013). Manipulating number generation: Loud + long = large? Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 1332-1339. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2013.08.014 pdf.

    Janczyk, M., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2013). Mice move smoothly: Irrelevant object variation affects perception, but not computer-mouse actions. Experimental Brain Research, 231, 97-106. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-013-3671-5 pdf.

    Melcher, T., Winter, D., Hommel, B., Pfister, R., Dechent, P., & Gruber, O. (2013) The neural substrate of the ideomotor principle revisited: Evidence for asymmetries in action-effect learning. Neuroscience, 231, 13-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.11.035. pdf.

    Pfister, R., Dignath, D., Hommel, B., & Kunde, W. (2013). It takes two to imitate: Anticipation and imitation in social interaction. Psychological Science, 24, 2117-2121. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613489139 pdf.

    Pfister, R. & Janczyk, M. (2013). Confidence intervals for two sample means: Calculation, interpretation, and a few simple rules. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 9, 74-80. pdf.

    Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., & Kunde, W. (2013). Editorial: Action effects in perception and action. Frontiers in Cognition, 4. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00223 pdf.

    Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2013). Dissecting the response in response-effect compatibility. Experimental Brain Research, 224(4), 647-655. DOI: 0.1007/s00221-012-3343-x. pdf.

    Pfister, R., Schroeder, P. A., & Kunde, W. (2013). SNARC struggles: Instant control over spatial-numerical associations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39 (6), 1953-1958. DOI: 10.1037/a0032991 pdf.

    Pfister, R., Schwarz, K. A., Carson, R., & Janczyk, M. (2013). Easy methods for extracting individual regression slopes: Comparing SPSS, R, and Excel. Tutorials in Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 9(2), 72-78. pdf.

    Pfister, R., Schwarz, K. A., Janczyk, M., Dale, R., & Freeman, J. B. (2013). Good things peak in pairs: A note on the bimodality coefficient. Frontiers in Quantitive Psychology and Measurement, 4, 700. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00700. pdf.

    Waszak. F., Pfister, R., & Kiesel, A. (2013). Top-down v. bottom-up: When instructions overcome automatic retrieval. Psychological Research, 77, 611-617. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-012-0459-3 pdf.

    Janczyk, M., Heinemann, A., & Pfister, R. (2012). Instant attraction: Immediate action-effect bindings occur for both, stimulus- and goal-driven actions. Frontiers in Cognition, 3. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00446

    Janczyk, M., Pfister, R., Crognale, M., & Kunde, W. (2012). Effective rotations: Action-effects determine the interplay of mental and manual rotations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 489-501. DOI: 10.1037/a0026997 pdf.

    Janczyk, M., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2012). On the persistence of tool-based compatibility effects. Journal of Psychology, 220(1), 16-22. DOI: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000086 pdf.

    Kunde, W., Pfister, R., & Janczyk, M. (2012). The locus of tool-transformation costs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(3), 703-714. DOI: 10.1037/a0026315 pdf.

    Pfister, R., Heinemann, A., Kiesel, A., Thomaschke, R., Janczyk, M. (2012). Do endogenous and exogenous action control compete for perception? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(2), 279-284. DOI: 10.1037/a0026658 pdf.

    Pfister, R., & Janczyk, M. (2012). Harleß' Apparatus of Will: 150 years later. Psychological Research, 76(5), 561-565. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-011-0362-3

    Pfister, R., Pohl, C., Kiesel, A., & Kunde, W. (2012). Your unconscious knows your name. PLoS ONE, 7(3), e32402. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032402 pdf.

    Pfister, R., Schwarz, K. A., & Janczyk, M. (2012). Ubi irritatio, ibi affluxus: A 19th century perspective on haemodynamic brain activity. Cortex, 48(8), 1061-1063. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.05.006

    Pfister, R. (2011). Gender effects in gaming research: A case for regression residuals? Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 14(10), 603-606. DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2010.0547. pdf.

    Pfister, R. (2011). Wardrobe malfunctions and the measurement of internet behaviour. Psychology, 2(3), 265-267. DOI: 10.4236/psych. 2011.23042. pdf.

    Pfister, R., Kiesel, A., & Hoffmann, J. (2011). Learning at any rate: Action-effect learning for stimulus-based actions. Psychological Research, 75(1), 61-65. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-010-0288-1. pdf.

    Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., & Kunde, W. (2010). Los, beweg dich! - Aber wie? Ideen zur Steuerung menschlicher Handlungen. In-Mind Magazine, 4. Available online.

    Pfister, R., Kiesel, A., & Melcher. T. (2010). Adaptive control of ideomotor effect anticipations. Acta Psychologica, 135(3), 316-322. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.08.006. pdf.

    Hoffmann, J., Lenhard, A., Sebald, A., & Pfister, R. (2009). Movements or targets: What makes an action in action effect learning? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(12), 2433-2449. DOI: 10.1080/17470210902922079. pdf.