Deutsch Intern
    Lehrstuhl für Psychologie III

    Dr. Anna Förster


    Room U4, Appointment by e-mail

    Department of Psychology (III)

    Röntgenring 11

    97070 Würzburg, Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)931 / 3189019




    Research Interests


    Cognitive control


    Note. The PDFs below are for your personal scholary use only, and not for reproduction, distribution or commercial use. Also, they have been removed.

    Foerster, A., Moeller, B., Frings, C., Pfister, R. (2022). What is left after an error? Towards a comprehensive account of goal-based binding and retrieval. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-022-02609-w

    Foerster, A., Moeller, B., Huffman, G., Kunde, W., Frings, C., & Pfister, R. (2022). The human cognitive system corrects traces of error commission on the fly. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General151(6), 1419–1432. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0001139 pdf.

    Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Wirth, R., & Kunde, W. (2022). Post-execution monitoring in dishonesty. Psychological Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-022-01691-x pdf. 

    Foerster, A., Schiltenwolf, M., Dignath, D., & Pfister, R. (2022). Binding error-induced control states. Journal of Cognition, 5(1): 24, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.213

    Foerster, A., Steinhauser, M., Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2022). Error cancellation. Royal Society Open Science, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210397

    Parmar, J., Foerster, A., Pfister, R., & Rothermund, K. (2022). Frankly, my error, I don’t give a damn: Retrieval of goal-based but not coactivation-based bindings after erroneous responses. Journal of Cognition, 5(1): 34, 1–12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.224

    Pfister, R., Bogon, J., Foerster, A., Kunde, W., & Moeller, B. (2022). Binding and retrieval of response durations: Subtle evidence for episodic processing of continuous movement features. Journal of Cognition, 5(1): 23, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.212

    Pfister, R., & Foerster, A. (2022). How to measure post-error slowing: The case of pre-error speeding. Behavior Research Methods, 54, 435-443. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-021-01631-4

    Reis, M., Pfister, R., & Foerster, A. (2022). Cognitive load promotes honesty. Psychological Research. doi: 10.1007/s00426-022-01686-8

    Foerster, A., Rothermund, K., Parmar, J. J., Moeller, B., Frings, C., Pfister, R. (2021). Goal-based binding of irrelevant stimulus features for action slips. Experimental Psychology, 68(4), 206-213. pdf.  https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000525

    Foerster, A., Schmidts, C., Kleinsorge, T., & Kunde, W. (2020). Affective distraction along the flexibility-stability continuum. Cognition and Emotion, 34(3), 438-449.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2019.1635084

    Schmidts, C., Foerster, A., Kleinsorge, T., & Kunde, W. (2020). Proactive control of affective distraction: Experience-based but not expectancy-based. Cognition, 194, 104072. pdf. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104072

    Schmidts, C., Foerster, A., & Kunde, W. (2020). Situation selection and cognitive conflict: Explicit knowledge is necessary for conflict avoidance. Cognition & Emotion, Advance Online Publication. pdf  https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2020.1736006

    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. pdf. doi: 10.3758/s13428-020-01409-0

    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

    Kunde, W., Foerster, A., Weigelt, M., & Dignath, D. (2019). On the ball: Short-term consequences of movement fakes. Acta Psychologica, 198, 8. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.102872

    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., 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.

    Schmidts, C., Foerster, A., & Kunde, W. (2018). Conflict Modification: Predictable Production of Congruent Situations Facilitates Responding in a Stroop Task. Psychological Research. doi:10.1007/s00426-018-1021-8

    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

    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.  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:10.1080/02699931.2017.1316706

    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.  doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01405 (* equal author contribution)  Supplementary Material.

    Foerster, A., Wirth, R., Herbort, O., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). Lying upside-down: Alibis reverse cognitive burdens of dishonesty. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied23(3), 301-319. doi: 10.1037/xap0000129

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

    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. doi:10.1111/psyp.12771

    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.  doi:10.1007/s00426-015-0690-9

    Foerster, A., Gray, R., & Canal-Bruland, R. (2015). Size estimates remain stable in the face of differences in performance outcome variability in an aiming task. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 47-52. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2014.12.004 

    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.

    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.

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