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Dr. Sinika Timme

Dr. Sinika Timme

Scientific employee


Campus I:
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam


consulting hours
Any time by prior email

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Research focus

  • Health behavior change
  • Decision-making processes
  • Psycho-physiological measures
  • Statistical modeling of change processes

Selected publications

Health behavior

  • Timme, S., Hutchinson, J., Regorius, A., & Brand, R. (2022). The Influence of Affective Priming on the Affective Response During Exercise: A Replication Study. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Advance online publication.
  • Brand, R., Nosrat, S., Späth, C., & Timme, S. (2022). Using COVID-19 Pandemic as a Prism: A Systematic Review of Methodological Approaches and the Quality of Empirical Studies on Physical Activity Behavior Change. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4.
  • Brand, R., Timme, S., & Nosrat, S. (2020). When pandemic hits: Exercise frequency and subjective well-being during COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology11, 2391.

Psycho-physiological measures

  • Timme, S., Wolff, W., Englert, C., & Brand R. (2022) Tracking Self-Control – Task Performance and Pupil Size in a Go/No-Go Inhibition Task. Frontiers in Psychology 13:915016.
  • 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.

Decision-making processes

  • Timme, S., Brand, R., & Raboldt, M. (2023). Exercise or not? An empirical illustration of the role of behavioral alternatives in exercise motivation and resulting theoretical considerations. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. https://doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1049356
  • Engel, C., Timme, S., & Glöckner, A. (2020). Coherence-based reasoning and order effects in legal judgments. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law26(3), 333.

Academic career

Selected skills and additional qualifications