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The head of the department General Psychology: Cognition at the University of Duisburg-Essen is Prof. Dr. Matthias Brand. General Psychology: Cognition is a part of the division of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Sciences at the Faculty of Engineering.

On these pages you can find information about our team, education, and research.

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General Psychology: Cognition
Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science
Faculty of Engineering

University of Duisburg-Essen,
Campus Duisburg

Forsthausweg 2
47048 Duisburg

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Latest publications

Kriegler, J., Wegener, S., Richter, F., Scherbaum, N., Brand, M., & Wegmann, E. (2019). Decision making of individuals with heroin addiction receiving opioid maintenance treatment compared to early abstinent users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 205, 107593.

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.

Liebherr, M., Antons, S., & Brand, M. (2019). The SwAD-Task–An Innovative Paradigm for Measuring Costs of Switching Between Different Attentional Demands. Frontiers in Psychology10(2178), 1-11

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Montag, C., Baumeister, H., Kannen, C., Sariyska, R., Rathner, E.-M. & Brand, M. (2019). Concept, possibilities and pilot-testing of a new smartphone application for the social and life sciences to study human behavior including validation data from personality psychology. J Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal, 2, 102-115.

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].

Mueller, S. M., García Arias, M., Mejuto Vázquez, G., Schiebener, J., Brand, M., & Wegmann, E. (2019). Decision support in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 41(5), 484-496.

Rosenthal-von der Pütten, A., Krämer, N., Maderwald, S., Brand, M. & Grabenhorst, F. (2019). Neural mechanisms for accepting and rejecting artificial social partners in the Uncanny Valley. Journal of Neuroscience.

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.