Deutsch Intern
    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

    Academic awards

    APS Rising Star Award (2021)

    Paul Bertelson Award (European Society for Cognitive Psychology, ESCoP, 2020)

    Early Career Award (Psychonomic Society, 2020)

    Teaching Award "Golden Fipsi" (2017-2019)

    Heinz-Heckhausen Young Scientist Prize (German Psychological Society, DGPs, 2016)



    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

    Janczyk, M., Giesen, C. G., Moeller, B., Dignath, D., & Pfister, R. (in press). Perception and action as viewed from the Theory of Event Coding: A multi-lab replication and effect size estimation of common experimental designs. Psychological Research.

    Neszmélyi, B., Weller, L., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (in press). Social action effects: Representing predicted partner responses in social  interactions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2022.837495

    Pfister, R., Neszmélyi, B., & Kunde, W. (in press). Response durations: A flexible, no-cost tool for psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

    Eck, J., Dignath, D., Kalckert, A., & Pfister, R. (2022). Instant disembodiment of virtual body parts. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-022-02544-w

    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. pdf.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-022-01691-x

    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

    Moeller, B., & Pfister, R. (2022). Ideomotor learning: Time to generalize a longstanding principle. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 140, 104782. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104782

    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. (2022). Being observed does not boost rule retrieval. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 18(3), 9-14. doi: 10.5709/acp-0359-8. pdf.

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

    Schwarz, K. A., Klaffehn, A. L., Hauke-Forman, N., Muth, F. V., & Pfister, R. (2022). Never run a changing system: Action-effect contingency shapes prospective agency. Cognition, 229, 105250.

    Varga, S., Pfister, R., Neszmélyi, B., Kunde, W., & Horváth, J. (2022). Binding of Task-Irrelevant Action Features and Auditory Action Effects. Journal of Cognition, 5(1), 35. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joc.225

    Klaffehn, A. L., Sellmann, F. B., Kirsch, W., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2021). Temporal binding as multisensory integration: Manipulating perceptual certainty of actions and their effects. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-021-02314-0

    Dignath, D., Born, B., Eder, A. B., Topolinski, S., & Pfister, R. (2021). Imitation of action-effects increases social affiliation. Psychological Research, 85(5), 1922-1933. doi: 10.1007/s00426-020-01378-1 pdf.

    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

    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. (2021). Variability of Bayes Factor estimates in Bayesian analysis of variance. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 17(1), 40-45. doi: 10.20982/tqmp.17.1.p042 pdf.

    Pfister, R., Klaffehn, A. L., Kalckert, A., Kunde, W., & Dignath, D. (2021). How to lose a hand: Sensory updating drives disembodiment. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 28, 827-833.  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.

    Tonn, S., Pfister, R., Klaffehn, A. L., Weller, L., Schwarz, K. A. (2021). Two faces of temporal binding: Action- and effect-binding are not correlated. Consciousness and Cognition, 96, 103219. doi:  10.1016/j.concog.2021.103219 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

    Thébault, G., Pfister, R., Michalland, A.-H., & Brouillet, D. (2020). Flexible weighting of body-related effects in action production. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73(9), 1360–1367. doi: 10.1177/174702182091179 pdf.

    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.