Institute of Sports and Sports Science (IfSS)

Mental mHealth Lab / Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Psychologie

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We focus on:

  • A multimodal operationalization of phenomena of interest in everyday life using subjective self-reports (e-diaries), peripheral physiological signals (ECG, EDA, ...), behavioral (accelereometry, GPS).
  • Real-time analysis of psychophysiological parameters to trigger electronic diary assessments (interactive monitoring)
  • Analysis of dynamical processes (affective instability)
  • Lab-Field comparisons
  • Integrating experimental manipulation and intervention strategies into ambulatory assessment methodology
  • We use ambulatory assessment technology to study mental symptoms in healthy individuals (stress or procrastination among students) and patients (borderline personality disorder, depression, ADHD, epilepsy).
Nonexercise activities enhance affective well-being

The mental mHealth Lab and the Central Institute of Mental Health (Mannheim) combined geolocation-triggered Smartphone-diaries and brain imaging to unravel neurobiological mechanisms of the association of nonexercise activity and affective well-being in everyday life. The study and its results are published in Science Advances.

Press release of the KIT
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New publication on digital phenotyping

Ebner-Priemer et al. (2020) demonstrate empirically how to fully leverage the potential of digital phenotyping in bipolar disorders by using structural equation modelling to combine categorical and dimensional expert and self-ratings into one latent psychopathological outcome, that dimensionally fluctuates on a daily basis. article

Ebner-Priemer: new chair of ECNP network „Digital Health“

Ulrich Ebner-Priemer was appointed as chair of the newly founded "Digital Health Applied to the Clinical Research of Brain Disorders" network of the ECNP: article

Doctorate with highest praise for Marco Giurgiu

Marco Giurgiu received his doctorate with summa cum laude honors on the topic: "Sedentary behavior in daily life: assessment issues, psychological antecedents and consequences." picture

 

New publication in J. of Abnormal Psychology

Tim Trull & Uli Ebner-Priemer published Reporting Guidelines for Ambulatory Assessment Research.

New publication: LANCET psychiatry

A new commentary by P. Santangelo & U. Ebner-Priemer highlights the promising features of digital phenotyping objective and continuous assessment in patients' daily

New publication

Marco Giurgiu (mental mHealth Lab) has successfully published an article in the "Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science In Sports" on the topic of mood and sedentary behavior. article

Recommendations on Mobile Data Collection

Recommendation of the German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD): "Mobile Data Collection - Data Quality and Management, Research Ethics and Data Protection" with the participation of Prof. Dr. Ebner-Priemer is now available online.

New publication

Marco Giurgiu (mental mHealth Lab) has successfully published an article in the journal "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise" on the effect of sedentary breaks on mood. article

Urban green space exposure promotes psychological well-being

A research team with central participation of Prof. U. Ebner-Priemer and M. Reichert from the IfSS could demonstrate that urban green space exposure directly improves the well-being in everyday life of city dwellers. The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Doctorate with highest praise for Markus Reichert

Markus Reichert received his doctorate with summa cum laude honors on the topic: "Psychological antecedents and consequences of physical activity as they unfold in everyday life".

Publication

Marco Giurgiu (mental mHealth Lab) has successfully published an article in the "Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science In Sports" on the topic of mood and sedentary behavior.

DFG supports new project

May 2019: DFG supports new project „Mobile infrastructure for daily life research“ from Prof. Ebner-Priemer within the Transregio Collaborative Research Centre „Losing and Regaining Control over Drug Intake: From Trajectories to Mechanisms to Interventions“ (TRR 265).

BMBF funded four new studies

BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funded four new studies starting spring 2019 at the „Mental mHealth Lab“: EMPOWERYOU, START, RELATER, and SRIAS2PRACTICE.