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Department of Exercise & Health
Psychology and Human Movement
Prof. Dr. Matthias Weigelt
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The Psychology and Movement Science Group is headed by Prof. Dr. Matthias Weigelt and investigates basic and applied topics of human performance in daily activities, clinical settings, and sports.

Research Areas and Laboratories:

- Sport Psychology Lab (Dr. Iris Güldenpenning)

- Human Movement Science Lab (Dr. Daniel Krause)

- Institute of Biomechanics (Prof. Dr. Thomas Jöllenbeck)

- Physical Exercise and Mental Health (Dr. Andre Berwinkel)

- Applied Sport Psychology (Frederik Hellermann)

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Recent Publications

Güldenpenning, I., Kunde, W., & Weigelt, M. (2020). Effects of Expertise and Motor and Visual Training on the Head-Fake Effect in  Basketball. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Link

Schütz, C., Güldenpenning, I., Koester, D., & Schack, T. (2020). Social cues can impact complex behavior unconsciously. Scientific ReportsLink

Budde, K., Barela, J. A., Figueiredo, G. A., & Weigelt, M. (2020). Mental body rotation with egocentric and object-based transformations in different postures: sitting vs. standing. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 14(2), 73-84. Link

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Call for Papers

The science of deceptive human movement

Iris Güldenpenning, Robin Jackson (Loughborough University, London), and Rouwen Cañal-Bruland, (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) edit a special issue on “The science of deceptive human movement” in Human Movement Science. The submission portal is open between 14th December 2020 and 30th August 2021.

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Bärbel Kube

Psychology and Human Movement

Bärbel Kube
+49 5251 60-5301
+49 5251 60-3591

Office hours:

Montag bis Donnerstag vormittags


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