Ausgewählte Publikationen zum Thema Verhaltenssucht


Montag, C., Wegmann, E., Sariyska, R., Demetrovics, Z., & Brand, M. (2019). How to overcome taxonomical problems in the study of Internet use disorders and what to do with “smartphone addiction”? Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

Wegmann, E., & Brand, M. (2019). A narrative overview about psychosocial characteristics as risk factors of a problematic social
networks use. Current Addiction Reports.

Antons, S., Müller, S.M., Wegmann, E., Trotzke, P., Schulte, M. & Brand, M. (2019). Facets of impulsivity and related aspects differentiate among recreational and unregulated use of Internet-pornography. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 1-11.

Antons, S., Trotzke, P., Wegmann, E., & Brand, M. (2019). Interaction of craving and functional coping styles in heterosexual males with varying degrees of unregulated Internet-pornography use. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, 237-243.

Brand, M., Antons, S., Wegmann, E. & Potenza, M.N. (2019). Theoretical assumptions on pornography problems due to moral incongruence and mechanisms of addictive or compulsive use of pornography: Are the two “conditions” as theoretically distinct as suggested? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 417-423.

Brand, M. & Potenza, M.N. (2019). In memory of Dr. Kimberly S. Young: The story of a pioneer. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 8, 1-2.

Brand, M., Rumpf, H.-J., Demetrovics, Z., King, D.L., Potenza, M.N. & Wegmann, E. (2019). Gaming disorder is a disorder due to addictive behaviors – Evidence from behavioral and neuroscientific studies addressing cue-reactivity and craving, executive functions, and decision making. Current Addiction Reports.

Brand, M., Wegmann, E., Stark, R., Müller, A., Wölfling, K., Robbins, T.W. & Potenza, M.N. (2019). The Interaction of Person-Affect-Cognition-Execution (I-PACE) model for addictive behaviors: Update, generalization to addictive behaviors beyond Internet-use disorders, and specification of the process character of addictive behaviors. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 104, 1-10.

Fernández-Aranda, F., Granero, R., Mestre-Bach, G., Steward, T., Müller, A., Brand, M., Mena-Moreno, T., Vintró-Alcaraz, C., Pino-Gutiérrez, A.D., Moragas, L., Mallorquí-Bagué, N., Aymamí, N., Gómez-Peña, M., Lozano-Madrid, M., Menchón, J.M. & Jiménez-Murcia, S. (2019). Spanish validation of the pathological buying screener in patients with eating disorder and gambling disorder. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 8, 123-134.

Müller, A., Brand, M., Claes, L., Demetrovics, Z., de Zwaan, M., Fernández-Aranda, F., Frost, R., Jimenez-Murcia, S., Lejoyeux, M., Loeber, S., Mitchell, J., Moulding, R., Nedeljkovic, M., Trotzke, P., Weinstein, A. & Kyrios, M. (2019). Buying-shopping disorder – Is there enough evidence to support its inclusion in ICD-11? CNS Spectrum [EPub ahead of print].

Trotzke, P., Starcke, K., Müller, A., & Brand, M. (2019). Cue-induced craving and symptoms of online-buying-shopping disorder interfere with performance on the Iowa Gambling Task modified with online-shopping cues. Addictive Behaviors, 96, 82–88.

Vogel, B. Trotzke, P., Steins-Loeber, S., Schäfer, G., Stenger, J., de Zwaan, M., Brand, M. & Müller, A. (2019). An experimental examination of cognitive processes and response inhibition in patients seeking treatment for buying-shopping disorder. PLOSE ONE, 14, e0212415.



Antons, S. & Brand, M. (2018). Trait and state impulsivity in males with tendency towards Internet-pornography-use disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 79, 171-177.

Ostendorf, S., Stodt, B., Wegmann, E., & Brand, M. (2018). Internet-communication disorder: The role of emotional competence, neuroticism, and expectancies. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(S1), 25.

Ostendorf, S., Wegmann, E., Stodt, B., & Brand, M. (2018). Verstärkende Mechanismen und protektive Faktoren bei einer Internet-communication disorder – Zur Interaktion von Nutzungserwartungen und Selbstregulationskompetenz. Sucht, 64(S1), 160-161.

Pekal, J., Laier, C., Snagowski, J., Stark, R., & Brand, M. (2018). Tendencies toward Internet-pornography-use disorder: Differences in men and women regarding attentional biases to pornographic stimuli. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 1-10.

Potenza, M.N., Higuchi, S., & Brand, M. (2018). Call for research into a wider range of behavioural addictions. Nature, 555, 30.

Starcke, K., Antons, S., Trotzke, P., & Brand, M. (2018). Cue-reactivity in behavioral addictions: A meta-analysis and methodological considerations. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 1-12.

Stodt, B., Brand, M., Sindermann, C., Wegmann, E., Li, M., Zhou, M., ... Montag, C. (2018). Investigating the effect of personality, Internet Literacy, and use expectancies in Internet-use disorder: A comparative study between China and Germany. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 579.

Stodt, B., Wegmann, E., & Brand, M. (2018). The relationship between Internet literacy, use expectancies, and symptoms of Internet-use disorder: A comparative study between China and Germany. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(S1), 147.

Stodt, B., Wegmann, E., Ostendorf, S., & Brand M. (2018). Stressed out by your phone?! Der Einfluss online-spezifischer fear of missing out, Internetnutzungserwartungen und Symptomen einer Internet-communication disorder beim Erleben von Technostress. Sucht, 64(S1), 92.

Wegmann, E., & Brand, M. (2018). Reizreaktivität und Craving bei Verhaltenssüchten mit Fokus auf Internetnutzungsstörungen [Cue reactivity and craving in behavioral addictions with focus on Internet use disorder]. Verhaltenstherapie, 28, 238-246.

Wegmann, E., Müller, S. M., Ostendorf, S., & Brand, M. (2018). Highlighting Internet-communication disorder as further Internet-use disorder when considering neuroimaging studies. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 5(4), 295-301.

Wegmann, E., Ostendorf, S., & Brand, M. (2018). Is it beneficial to use Internet-communication for escaping from boredom? Boredom proneness interacts with cue-induced craving and avoidance expectancies in explaining symptoms of Internet-communication disorder. PLoS ONE, 13, e0195742.

Wegmann, E., Ostendorf, S., & Brand, M. (2018). Internet-communication disorder: The effect of boredom proneness and the mediation of expectancies and craving. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(S1), 162.



Laier, C. & Brand, M. (2017). Mood changes after watching pornography on the Internet are linked to tendencies towards Internet-pornography-viewing disorder. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 5, 9–13.

Müller, M., Brand, M., Mies, J., Lachmann, B., Sariyska, R., & Montag, C. (2017). The 2D:4D marker and different forms of Internet Use Disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8, 213.

Oberst, U., Wegmann, E., Stodt, B., Brand, M., & Chamarro, A. (2017). Negative consequences from heavy social networking in adolescents: The mediating role of fear of missing out. Journal of Adolescence, 55, 51-60.

Schiebener, J. & Brand, M. (2017). Decision making and related processes in Internet Gaming Disorder and other types of Internet-use disorders. Current Addiction Reports, 4, 262-271.  

Stark, R., Kruse, O., Wehrum-Osinsky, S., Snagowski, J., Brand, M., Walter, B., & Klucken, T. (2017). Predictors for (problematic) use of Internet sexually explicit material: Role of trait sexual motivation and implicit approach tendencies towards sexual explicit material. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 24, 180-202.

Trotzke, P., Brand, M., & Starcke, K. (2017). Cue-reactivity, craving, and decision making in buying disorder: A review of the current knowledge and future directions. Current Addiction Reports, 4, 246-253.

Wegmann, E., Oberst, U., Stodt, B., & Brand, M. (2017). Online-specific fear of missing out and Internet-use expectancies contribute to symptoms of Internet-communication disorder. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 5, 33-42.

Wegmann, E., Stodt, B., & Brand, M. (2017). Cue-induced craving in Internet-communication disorder using visual and auditory cues in a cue-reactivity paradigm. Addiction Research & Theory, 1-9.

Young, K.S. & Brand, M. (2017). Merging theoretical models and therapy approaches in the context of Internet Gaming Disorder: A personal perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1853.



Brand, M., Snagowski, J., Laier, C., & Maderwald, S. (2016). Ventral striatum activity when watching preferred pornographic pictures is correlated with symptoms of Internet pornography addiction. NeuroImage, 129, 224-232.

Brand, M., Young, K.S., Laier, C., Wölfling, K., & Potenza, M.N. (2016). Integrating psychological and neurobiological considerations regarding the development and maintenance of specific Internet-use disorders: An Interaction of Person-Affect-Cognition-Execution (I-PACE) model. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 71, 252-266.

Rumpf, H.-J., Arnaud, N., Batra, A., Bischof, A., Bischof, G., Brand, M., Gohlke, A., Kaess, M., Kiefer, F., Leménager, T., Mann, K., Mößle, T., Müller, A., Müller, K., Rehbein, F., Thomasius, R., Wartberg, L., te Wildt, B., Wölfling, K., & Wurst, F.M. (2016). Memorandum Internetbezogene Störungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Suchtforschung und Suchttherapie (DG-Sucht). Sucht, 62, 167–172.

Snagowski, J., Laier, C., Duka, T., & Brand, M. (2016). Subjective craving for pornography and associative learning predict tendencies towards cybersex addiction in a sample of regular cybersex users. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 23(4), 342-360.

Stodt, B., Wegmann, E., & Brand, M. (2016). Predicting dysfunctional Internet use: The role of age, conscientiousness, and Internet literacy in Internet addiction and cyberbullying. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 6(4), 28–43.

Wegmann, E. & Brand, M. (2016). Internet-communication disorder: It's a matter of social aspects, coping, and Internet-use expectancies. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1747.



Brand, M. & Laier, C. (2015). Cybersexsucht. Suchttherapie, 16, 173-178.

Laier, C., Pekal, J., & Brand, M. (2015). Sexual excitability and dysfunctional coping determine cybersex addiction in homosexual males. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18, 575-580.

Love, T., Laier, C., Brand, M., Hatch, L., & Hajela, R. (2015). Neuroscience of Internet pornography addiction: A review and update. Behavioral Sciences, 5, 388-433.

Müller, A., Trotzke, P., Mitchell, J. E., de Zwaan, M., & Brand, M. (2015). The Pathological Buying Screener: Development and psychometric properties of a new screening instrument for the assessment of pathological buying symptoms. PLOS ONE, 10, e0141094.

Schiebener, J., Laier, C., & Brand, M. (2015). Getting stuck with pornography? Overuse or neglect of cybersex cues in a multitasking situation is related to symptoms of cybersex addiction. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 4, 14-21.

Snagowski, J. & Brand, M. (2015). Symptoms of cybersex addiction can be linked to both approaching and avoiding pornographic stimuli: Results from an analogue sample of regular cybersex users. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 653.

Snagowski, J., Wegmann, E., Pekal, J., Laier, C., & Brand, M. (2015). Implicit associations in cybersex addiction: Adaption of an Implicit Association Test with pornographic pictures. Addictive Behaviors, 49, 7-12.

Trotzke, P., Starcke, K., Müller, A., & Brand, M. (2015). Pathological buying online as a specific form of Internet addiction: A model-based experimental investigation. PLOS ONE, 10, e0140296.

Trotzke, P., Starcke, K., Pedersen, A., Müller, A., & Brand, M. (2015). Impaired decision making under ambiguity but not under risk in individuals with pathological buying - Behavioral and psychophysiological evidence. Psychiatry Research, 229, 551-558.

Wegmann, E., Stodt., B., & Brand, M. (2015). Addictive use of social networking sites can be explained by the interaction of Internet use expectancies, Internet literacy, and psychopathological symptoms. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 4, 155-162.



Brand, M., Laier, C., & Young, K.S. (2014). Internet addiction: Coping styles, expectancies, and treatment implication. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1256.

Brand, M., Young, K.S., & Laier, C. (2014). Prefrontal control and Internet addiction: A theoretical model and review of neuropsychological and neuroimaging findings. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 375.

Laier, C. & Brand, M. (2014). Empirical evidence and theoretical considerations on factors contributing to cybersex addiction from a cognitive-behavioral view. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 21, 305-321.

Laier, C., Pawlikowski, M., & Brand, M. (2014). Sexual picture processing interferes with decision-making under ambiguity. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 473-482.

Laier, C., Pekal, J., & Brand, M. (2014). Cybersex addiction in heterosexual female users of Internet pornography can be explained by gratification hypothesis. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 17, 505-511.

Pawlikowski, M., Nader, I. W., Burger, C., Biermann, I., Stieger, S., & Brand, M. (2014). Pathological Internet use – It is a multidimensional and not a unidimensional construct. Addiction Research & Theory, 22, 166-175.

Trotzke, P., Starcke, K., Pedersen, A., & Brand, M. (2014). Cue-induced craving in pathological buying: Empirical evidence and clinical implications. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 694-700.

Voth, E. M., Claes, L., Georgiadou, E., Selle, J., Trotzke, P., Brand, M., de Zwaan, M., & Müller, A. (2014). Reactive and regulative temperament in patients with compulsive buying and non-clinical controls measured by self-report and performancebased tasks. Comparative Psychiatry, 55, 1505-1512.


2013 und früher

Brand, M. & Laier, C. (2013). Neuropsychologie der pathologischen Internetnutzung. Sucht, 59, 143-152.

Laier, C., Pawlikowski, M., Pekal, J., Schulte, F. P., & Brand, M. (2013). Cybersex addiction: Experienced sexual arousal when watching pornography and not real-life sexual contacts makes the difference. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 2, 100-107.

Laier, C., Schulte, F. P., & Brand, M. (2013). Pornographic picture processing interferes with working memory performance. Journal of Sex Research, 50, 642-652.

Pawlikowski, M., Altstötter-Gleich, C., & Brand, M. (2013). Validation and psychometric properties of a short version of Young's Internet Addiction Test. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 1212-1223.

Starcke, K., Schlereth, B., Domaß, D., Schöler, T., & Brand, M. (2013). Cue reactivity towards shopping cues in female participants. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 2, 17-22.

Brand, M., Laier, C., Pawlikowski, M., Schächtle, U., Schöler, T., & Altstötter-Gleich, C. (2011). Watching pornographic pictures on the Internet: Role of sexual arousal ratings and psychological-psychiatric symptoms for using Internet sex sites excessively. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 14, 371-377.

Pawlikowski, M. & Brand, M. (2011). Excessive Internet gaming and decision making: Do excessive World of Warcraft-players have problems in decision making under risky conditions? Psychiatry Research, 188, 428-433.

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Das Fachgebiet Allgemeine Psychologie: Kognition an der Universität Duisburg-Essen untersteht der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Matthias Brand und gehört zur Abteilung Informatik und Angewandte Kognitionswissenschaft der Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften.

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