Sinika Timme

Sinika Timme, M. Sc. Psych.

PhD Student

I am a research associate at the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology with a degree in psychology. Due to own experiences in competitive sports I have always been interested in exercise related behavior.
In my research I am interested in the link between motivation and behavior. I want to answer questions like “Why is it for some people harder than for others to establish an exercise routine?” and thereby helping people to adopt a more active lifestyle. I am fascinated by psychophysiological (e.g. facial expressions) and indirect measures (e.g. the Implicit Association Test) to get a more objective, unbiased indicator of the affective responses to exercise.
Additionally, I am part of the SAFE YOU+ project, an EU project aimed at combating doping in recreational and competitive sport.

Sinika Timme


Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

  • Timme, S. & Brand, R. (2020). Affect and exertion during incremental physical exercise: Examining changes using automated facial action analysis and experiential self-report. PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228739. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0228739

Journal Articles (Preprint)

  • Engel, C., Glöckner, A., & Timme, S. (2017). Defendant Should Have the Last Word – Experimentally Manipulating Order and Provisional Assessment of the Facts in Criminal Procedure. MPI Collective Goods Preprint, No. 2017/24. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3077855

Contributions to Conferences

  • Timme, S. (2019). The objectivation of exercise-induced affect by facial expressions analysis: a methodological approach. Poster at the 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology (FEPSAC), Münster, Germany.
  • Timme, S. & Antoniewicz, F. (2018). It matters whether and how you look into the crystal ball. What influences affective responses when making exercise-related affective forecasts?. Poster at the 50th Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sportpsychologie (asp), Cologne, Germany.



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