Journal Articles (with Peer Review)


Schindler, S. (2020). Ein achtsamer Blick auf den Achtsamkeits-Hype. Organisationsberatung, Supervision, Coaching, 27, 111–124. doi:10.1007/s11613-020-00641-z


Schindler, S., Pfattheicher, S., Reinhard, M.-A., & Greenberg, J. (2019). 'Heroes aren't always so great!' – Heroic perceptions under mortality salience. Social Influence, 14, 77–91. doi:10.1080/15534510.2019.1656668

Schindler, J., Schindler, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2019). Effectiveness of self-generation during learning is dependent on individual differences in need for cognition. Frontline Learning Research7, 23–39. doi:10.14786/flr.v7i2.407

Schindler, S., Pfattheicher, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2019). Potential negative consequences of mindfulness in the moral domain. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 1055–1069. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2570

Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., Dobiosch, S., Steffan-Fauseweh, I., Özdemir, G., Greenberg, J. (2019). The attenuating effect of mortality salience on dishonest behavior. Motivation and Emotion43, 52–62. doi:10.1007/s11031-018-9734-y

Schindler, S., Wenzel, K., Dobiosch, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2019). The role of belief in a just world for (dis)honest behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 142, 72–78. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2019.01.037

Pfattheicher, S., Schindler, S., & Nockur, L. (2019). On the impact of honesty-humility and a cue of being watched on cheating behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology71, 159–174. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2018.06.004

Pfundmair, M., Schindler, S., & Burgstaller, J. (2019). The role of oxytocin in terror management processes. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 103, 83–86. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.01.011


Schindler, S., Greenberg, J., & Pfattheicher, S. (2018). An existential perspective on the psychological function of shamans. Behavioral and Brain Sciences41, e85. doi:10.1017/S0140525X17002163

Geiger, M., Pfattheicher, S., Hartung, J., Weiss, S., Schindler, S., & Wilhelm, O. (2018). Self-Compassion as a Facet of Neuroticism? A Reply to the Comments of Neff, Tóth-Király, and Colosimo. European Journal of Personality32, 393–404. doi:10.1002/per.2168 

Weißgerber, S. C., Reinhard, M.-A., & Schindler, S. (2018). Learning the hard way: Need for cognition influences attitudes towards and self-reported use of desirable learning difficulties. Educational Psychology, 38, 176–202. doi:10.1080/01443410.2017.1387644

Zimmermann, J., Schindler, S., Klaus, G., Leising, D. (2018). The effect of dislike on accuracy and bias in person perception. Social Psychological and Personality Science9, 80–88. doi:10.1177/1948550617703167


Schindler, S., & Pfattheicher, S. (2017). The frame of the game: Loss-framing increases dishonest behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 172–177. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2016.09.009

Schindler, S., & Reese, G. (2017). Social loafing in the refugee crisis: Information about existing initiatives decreases willingness to help. Societies, 7, 13. doi:10.3390/soc7020013

Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., Grünenwald, F., & Messner, M. (2017). 'I want to persuade you!' – Investigating the effectiveness of explicit persuasion concerning attributes of the communicator and the marketing campaign. Social Influence12, 128–140. doi:10.1080/15534510.2017.1378125

Pfattheicher, S., Geiger, M., Hartung, J., Weiß,. S., & Schindler, S. (2017). Old wine in new bottles? The case of self-compassion and neuroticism. European Journal of Personality31, 160–169. doi:10.1002/per.2097  

Wagner, L., Schindler, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2017). The positive facet of self-compassion predicts self-reported use of and attitudes toward desirable difficulties in learning. Frontiers in Psychology8, 1353. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01353

Wenzel, K., Schindler, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2017). General belief in a just world is positively associated with dishonest behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1770. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01770


Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., & Dickhäuser, O. (2016). Boon and bane of being sure: The effect of performance certainty and expectancy on task performance. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 31, 245–253. doi:10.1007/s10212-015-0267-4

Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., Knab, M., & Stahlberg, D. (2016). The bicultural phenomenon: The interplay of group prototypicality and cultural identity switching. Social Psychology, 47, 233–243. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000276

Genschow, O., & Schindler, S. (2016). The influence of group membership on cross-contextual imitation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review23, 1257–1265. doi:10.3758/s13423-015-0983-4

Pfattheicher, S., Sassenrath, C., & Schindler, S. (2016). Feelings for the suffering of others and the environment: Compassion fosters proenvironmental tendencies. Environment and Behavior, 48, 929–945. doi:10.1177/0013916515574549

Pfattheicher, S., & Schindler, S. (2016). Misperceiving bullshit as profound is associated with favorable views of Cruz, Rubio, Trump and conservatism. PLoS ONE, 11, e0153419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153419

Weißgerber, C. S., Reinhard, M.-A., & Schindler, S. (2016). Study harder? The relationship of achievement goals to attitudes and self-reported use of desirable difficulties in self-regulated learning. Journal of Psychological and Educational Research1, 42–60.


Schindler, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2015). A hero in the name of truth – Mortality salience increases heroic perceptions of Edward Snowden. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 7, 43–48. doi:10.5539/ijps.v7n4p43

Schindler, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2015). Catching the liar as a matter of justice: Effects of belief in a just world on deception detection accuracy and the moderating role of mortality salience. Personality and Individual Differences, 73, 105–109. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.09.034

Schindler, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2015). Increasing skepticism toward potential liars: Effects of existential threat on veracity judgements and the moderating role of honesty norm activation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1312. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01312

Schindler, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2015). When death is compelling: Door-in-the-face compliance under mortality salience. Social Psychology, 46, 352–360. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000252

Pfattheicher, S., & Schindler, S. (2015). Understanding the dark side of costly punishment: The impact of individual differences in everyday sadism and existential threat. European Journal of Personality29, 498–505. doi:10.1002/per.2003

Reinhard, M.-A., Schindler, S., & Dickhäuser O. (2015). Effects of subjective task values and information processing on motivation formation. International Journal of Psychological Studies7, 58–66. doi:10.5539/ijps.v7n3p58

Seibert, A., Schindler, S., & Reinhard, M.-A. (2015). The heavy weight of death: How anti-fat bias is affected by weight-based group membership and existential threat. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 139–146. doi:10.1111/jasp.12283


Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., Stahlberg, D., & Len, A. (2014). Quid pro quo: The effect of individuals’ exchange orientation on prosocial behavior and the moderating role of mortality salience. Social Influence9, 242–254. doi:10.1080/15534510.2013.815132

Reinhard, M.-A., Schindler, S., Raabe, V., Stahlberg, D., & Messner, M. (2014). Less is sometimes more: How repetition of an antismoking advertisement affects attitudes toward smoking and source credibility. Social Influence, 9, 116–132. doi:10.1080/15534510.2013.790839

Reinhard, M.-A., Schindler, S., & Seibert, A. (2014). The advantage of fitting the ingroup: Ingroup prototypicality and attributed occupational success. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 6, 129–133. doi:10.5539/ijps.v6n3p129

Reinhard, M.-A., Schindler, S., & Stahlberg, D. (2014). The risk of male success and failure: How performance outcomes along with a high-status identity effect gender identification, risk behavior, and self-esteem. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17, 200–220. doi:10.1177/1368430213507319

Szücs, A., Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., & Stahlberg, D. (2014). When being a bad friend doesn’t hurt: The buffering function of gender typicality against self-esteem threatening feedback. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 73, 97–103. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000128

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Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., & Stahlberg, D. (2013). Tit for tat in the face of death: The effect of mortality salience on reciprocal behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 87–92. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2012.06.002

Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., & Stahlberg, D. (2012). Mortality salience increases personal relevance of the norm of reciprocity. Psychological Reports, 111, 565–574. doi:10.2466/20.02.21.PR0.111.5.565-574

Schindler, S., Reinhard, M.-A., & Stahlberg, D. (2011). Repetition of educational AIDS advertising affects attitudes. Psychological Reports108, 693–698. doi:10.2466/01.13.PR0.108.3.693-698

Reinhard, M.-A., Schindler, S., Messner, M., Stahlberg, D., & Mucha, N. (2011). "I don't know anything about soccer": How personal weaknesses and strengths guide inferences about women’s qualification in sex-typed jobs. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 70, 149–154. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000050