Altermann, W., & Gröpel, P. (2023). Effects of acute endurance, strength, and coordination exercise interventions on attention in adolescents: A randomized controlled study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 64, 102300.

Kessler, L., Gröpel, P., Aichner, H., Aspalter, G., Kuster, L., Schmölzer, G. M., Berger, A., Wagner, M., & Simma, B. (2023, online first). Eye-tracking during simulated endotracheal newborn intubation: a prospective, observational multi-center study. Pediatric Research.

Lubert, V. J., Nordin-Bates, S. M., & Gröpel, P. (2023). Effects of tailored interventions for anxiety management in choking-susceptible performing artists: a mixed-methods collective case study. Frontiers in Psychology, 141164273.



Giordano, V., Bibl, K., Felnhofer, A., Kothgassner, O. D., Steinbauer, P., Eibensteiner, F., Gröpel, P., Scharnowski, F., Wagner, M., Olischar, M., Berger, A., & Steyrl, D. (2022). Relationship between psychological characteristics, personality traits, and training on performance in a neonatal resuscitation scenario: a machine learning based analysis. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 10, 1000544.

Gröpel, P., Wagner, M., Bibl, K., Schwarz, H., Eibensteiner, F., Berger, A., & Cardona, F. S. (2022). Provider visual attention correlates with the quality of pediatric resuscitation: An observational eye-tracking study. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 10, 867304.

Gröpel, P., & Lubert, V. J. (2022). Interventions for performance under pressure in sports and the performing arts. Psychologie in Österreich, 42(2), 134-139.

Krois, W., Schmölz, L., Wagner, M., Gröpel, P., Unger, E., Berger, A., Metzelder, M. L., & Reck-Burneo, C. A. (2022). Cysto-vaginoscopy of a 3D-printed cloaca model: A step toward a personalized non-invasive preoperative assessment in patients with complex anorectal malformations. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 32(2), 210-214.

Lubert, V. J., & Gröpel, P. (2022). Testing interventions for music performance under pressure: A randomized control study. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 11(1), 93-105.

Wagner, M., den Boer, M., Jansen, S., Gröpel, P., Visser, R., Witlox, R., Bekker, V., Lopriore, E., Berger, A., & te Pas, A. (2022). Video-based reflection on neonatal interventions during COVID-19 with eye-tracking glasses: An observational study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 107, F156-F160.

Wagner, M., Gröpel, P., Eibensteiner, F., Kessler, L., Bibl, K., Gross, I. T., Berger, A., & Cardona, F. S. (2022). Visual attention during pediatric resuscitation with feedback devices: a randomized simulation study. Pediatric Research, 91, 1762–1768.



Bibl, K., Wagner, M., Steinbauer, P., Gröpel, P., Wimmer, S., Olischar, M., Berger, A., & Hladschik-Kermer, B. (2021). NeoAct: A randomized prospective pilot study on communication skill training of neonatologists. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 9, 675742.

Finkenzeller, T., Krenn, B., Würth, S., & Amesberger, G. (2021). The design fluency test: A reliable and valid instrument for the assessment of game intelligence? German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, 51, 146-155.

Koch, P., & Krenn, B. (2021). Executive functions in elite athletes – Comparing open-skill and closed-skill sports and considering the role of athletes' past involvement in both sport categories. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 55, 101925.

Krois, W., Palmisani, F., Gröpel, P., Feil, P., Metzelder, M. L., Patsch, J. M., & Reck-Burneo, C. A. (2021). Assessment of sacral ratio in patients with anorectal malformations - Can magnetic resonance imaging replace conventional radiographs? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 56(11), 1993-1997.

Mesagno, C., Ehrlenspiel, F., Wergin, V., & Gröpel, P. (2021). Choking under pressure. In E. Filho & I. Basevitch (Eds.), Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology: Research Directions To Advance the Field (pp. 31-45). Oxford University Press.

Rupprecht, A., Tran, U., & Gröpel, P. (2021, online first). The effectiveness of pre-performance routines in sports: A meta-analysis. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Schönbrodt, F. D., Hagemeyer, B., Brandstätter, V., Czikmantori, T., Gröpel, P., Hennecke, M., Israel, L. S. F., Janson, K., Kemper, N., Köllner, M., Kopp, P. M., Mojzisch, A., Müller-Hotop, R., Prüfer, J., Quirin, M., Scheidemann, B., Schiestel, L., Schulz-Hardt, S., Sust, L., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2021). Measuring implicit motives with the Picture Story Exercise (PSE): Databases of expert-coded German stories, pictures, and updated picture norms. Journal of Personality Assessment, 103(3), 392-405.

Tief, V. J., & Gröpel, P. (2021). Pre-performance routines for music students: An experimental pilot study. Psychology of Music, 49(5), 1261–1272.



Abula, K., Beckmann, J., He, Z., Cheong, C., Lu, F., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Autonomy support in physical education promotes autonomous motivation towards leisure-time physical activity: Evidence from a sample of Chinese college students. Health Promotion International, 35, e1–e10.

Bibl, K., Gröpel, P., Berger, A., Schmölzer, G. M., Olischar, M., & Wagner, M. (2020). Randomised simulation trial found an association between rescuers’ height and weight and chest compression quality during paediatric resuscitation. Acta Paediatrica, 109(9), 1831-1837.

Bibl, K., Gröpel, P., Berger, A., Schmölzer, G. M., Olischar, M., & Wagner, M. (2020). Response to letter to the editor regarding article “Randomised simulation trial found an association between rescuers' height and weight and chest compression quality during paediatric resuscitation”. Acta Paediatrica, 109(9), 1910-1911.

Chovanec, L., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Effects of 8-week endurance and resistance training programmes on cardiovascular stress responses, life stress, and coping. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(15), 1699-1707.

Gröpel, P., Mesagno, C., & Beckmann, J. (2020). Pre-shot routines to improve competition performance: A case study of a group of elite pistol shooters. Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4(1), 52-57.

Gröpel, P., Gross, T. I., & Wagner, M. (2020). Differences in intubators' visual attention during neonatal endotracheal intubation. Resuscitation, 156, 277-278.

Krenn, B., Mitter, B., Bauer, P., & Tschan, H. (2020). Color’s impact on maximal torque production – Casting a light on the timing of viewing red. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 51(2), 141-157.

Kopp, P. M., Senner, V., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Regular exercise participation and volitional competencies. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 9(2), 232-243.

Kopp, P. M., Senner, V., Kehr, H. M., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Achievement motive, autonomous motivation, and attendance at fitness center: A longitudinal prospective study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 51, 101758.

Krois, W., Gröpel, P., Metzelder, M. L., Wood, R. J., Levitt, M. A., & Reck-Burneo, C. A. (2020). The effect of pediatric colorectal short-term medical service trips on self-reported confidence in patient care in volunteers in the home country. Annals of Global Health, 86(1):28, 1-5.

Krois, W., Reck-Burneo, C. A., Gröpel, P., Wagner, M., & Metzelder, M. L. (2020). Joint attention in a laparoscopic simulation-based training - A pilot study on camera work, gaze behavior, and surgical performance in laparoscopic surgery. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 30(5), 564-568.

Oblinger-Peters, V., & Krenn, B. (2020). ‘Time for recovery’ or ‘utter uncertainty’? The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games through the eyes of Olympic athletes and coaches. A qualitative study. Frontiers in Psychology.

Wergin, V. V., Beckmann, J., Gröpel, P., & Mesagno, C. (2020). Investigating cumulative effects of pre-performance routine interventions in beach volleyball serving. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0228012.

Wagner, M., Gröpel, P., Bibl, K., Olischar, M., Auerbach, M., & Gross, I. (2020). Eye-tracking during simulation-based neonatal airway management. Pediatric Research, 87, 518-522.



Gröpel, P., & Mesagno, C. (2019). Choking interventions in sports: A systematic review. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12, 176-201.

Gröpel, P., & Tief, V. (2019). Nudging tools to promote physical activity at the workplace. In Österreichischer Betriebssport Verband (Ed.), Bewegung im Setting Arbeitswelt in einer sich wandelnden, modernen Gesellschaft (pp. 46-54). Vienna: ÖBSV.

Gurnakova, J., & Gröpel, P. (2019a). Potenciál riešenia simulovaných úloh pre zvyšovanie kvality výkonu profesionálov v zdravotnej záchrannej službe [The benefits of simulation-based exercises for performance quality of emergency medical services professionals]. Urgentni Medicina, 22(4).

Gurnakova, J., & Gröpel, P. (2019b). Prior participation in simulation events is associated with in-simulation team performance among emergency medical services professionals. Simulation in Healthcare, 14, 235-240.

Krenn, B., & Buehler, C. (2019). Facial features and unethical behavior – Doped athletes show higher facial width-to-height ratios than non-doping sanctioned athletes. PLoS ONE, 14(10).

Ley, C., & Rato Barrio, M. (2019). Promoting Health of Refugees in and through Sport and Physical Activity: A Psychosocial, Trauma-Sensitive Approach. In T. Wenzel, & B. Drožđek (Eds.), An Uncertain Safety: Integrative Health Care for the 21st Century Refugees (pp. 301-343). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Mesagno, C., Beckmann, J., Wergin, V. V., & Gröpel, P. (2019). Primed to perform: Comparing different pre-performance routine interventions to improve accuracy in closed, self-paced motor tasks. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 73-81.

Mesagno, C., Garvey, J., Tibbert, S. J., & Gröpel, P. (2019). An investigation into handedness and choking under pressure in sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 90, 217-226.

Wagner, M., Bibl, K., Hrdliczka, E., Steinbauer, P., Stiller, M., Gröpel, P., Goeral, K., Salzer-Muhar, U., Berger, A., Schmölzer, G. M., & Olischar, M. (2019). Effects of feedback on chest compression quality: A randomized simulation study. Pediatrics, 143(2):e20182441.


2018 – 2010

Krenn, B., & Meier, J. (2018). Does facial width-to-height ratio predict aggressive behavior in association football? Evolutionary Psychology, 2018, 1-8.

Krenn, B., Finkenzeller, T., Würth, S., & Amesberger, G. (2018). Sport type determines differences in executive functions in elite athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 38, 72-79.

Ley, C., Lintl, E., Stumpf, S., & Karus, F. (2018). „Und jetzt verstehe ich immer mehr, dass ich leben will“: Bewegungs- und trainingstherapeutische Prozesse und Wirkungen bei posttraumatischer Belastungsstörung. Spectrum Psychiatrie, (1/2018), 20-23.

Ley, C., Rato Barrio, M., & Koch, A. (2018). "In the Sport I Am Here": Therapeutic Processes and Health Effects of Sport and Exercise on PTSD. Qualitative Health Research, 28(3), 491-507.

Mabweazara, S. Z., Leach, L. L., Ley, C., & Smith, M. (2018). A six week contextualised physical activity intervention for women living with HIV and AIDS of low socioeconomic status: a pilot study. AIDS care, 30(sup2), 61-65.

Mabweazara, S. Z., Leach, L. L., Ley, C., Smith, M., Jekauc, D., Dave, J., ... Lambert, V. E. (2018). Physical activity behaviours of persons living with HIV of low socioeconomic status: domain, intensity and sociodemographic correlates. AIDS care, 1-5.

Mabweazara, S. Z., Ley, C., & Leach, L. L. (2018). Physical activity, social support and socio-economic status amongst persons living with HIV and AIDS: a review. African Journal of AIDS Research, 17(2), 203-212.

Krenn, B. (2017). Does uniform color affect offside in association football? Color Research and Application, 43(2), 268 - 275.

Krenn, B., Pernhaupt, N., & Handsteiner, M. (2017). Do red and blue uniforms matter in football and handball penalties? Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 16(4), 565-573.

Ley, C., & Krenn, B. (2017). Erhebung sportartspezifischer Motivausprägungen bei sportlich aktiven Personen mit dem Berner Motiv- und Zielinventar (BMZI). Diagnostica, 63(4), 285-296.

Ley, C., & Rato Barrio, M. (2017). Centrando la atención en las sensaciones corporales en un programa físico-deportivo terapéutico [Directing attentional focus towards somatic sensations in sport and exercise therapy]. Revista de Psicologia del Deporte, 26(Suppl 4), 17-21.

Ley, C., Krammer, J., Lippert, D., & Rato Barrio, M. (2017). Exploring flow in sport and exercise therapy with war and torture survivors. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 12, 83–93.

Mabweazara, S. Z., Ley, C., & Leach, L. L. (2016). Physical activity interventions for the management of chronic disease in low-income populations: A systematic review. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 22(2.1), 348-364.

Krenn, B. (2015). The impact of uniform color on judging athletes’ aggressiveness, fairness and chance of winning. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37, 207-212.

Ley, C., & Prista, A. (2015). Physical activity and HIV in Africa. Open AIDS Journal, 9, 60-61.

Ley, C., Rato Barrio, M., & Leach, L. (2015). Social-Ecological, Motivational and Volitional Factors for Initiating and Maintaining Physical Activity in the Context of HIV. Open AIDS Journal, 9, 96-103.

Krenn, B. (2014). Does uniform color affect others’ judgments of athletes’ aggressiveness and fairness? Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36, 97.

Krenn, B. (2014). The impact of uniform color on judging tackles in association football. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15.

Krenn, B., & Ley, C. (2014). Rezension - Zentgraf, K. & Munzert, J. (Hrsg.). (2014) Kognitives Training im Sport. Spectrum der Sportwissenschaften, 26(1), 70-75.

Ley, C., & Lintl, E. (2014). "Movi Kune – gemeinsam bewegen": Bewegungstherapie mit Kriegs- und Folterüberlebenden. Spectrum der Sportwissenschaften, 26(2), 71-97.

Ley, C., Leach, L., Rato Barrio, M., & Bassett, S. (2014). Effects of an exercise programme with people living with HIV: research in a disadvantaged setting. African Journal of AIDS Research, 13(4), 313–319.

Krenn, B., Würth, S., & Hergovich, A. (2013). Individual Differences concerning the impact of feedback - specifying the role of core self-evaluations. Studia Psychologica, 55, 95 - 110.

Krenn, B., Würth, S., & Hergovich, A. (2013). The impact of feedback on goal setting and task performance. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 72, 79-89.

Ley, C., & Rato Barrio, M. (2013). Evaluation of a psychosocial health programme in the context of violence and conflict. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(10), 1370–1380.

Ley, C., Lembethe, A., & Chiware, J. (2013). Perceptions of university athletes engaged in soccer, rugby and netball towards people living with HIV. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 51(5), 276-285.

Ley, C., & Zillmann, N. (2013). Rezension von Schüle, K. & Huber, G. (Hrsg.). (2012) Grundlagen der Sport- und Bewegungstherapie. Prävention, ambulante und stationäre Rehabilitation. Spectrum der Sportwissenschaften, 25(1), 80-84.

Rato Barrio, M., & Ley, C. (2013). Methodologies for evaluating the use of sport for development in post-conflict contexts. In I. Henry, & L-M. Ko (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sports Policy (pp. 289-302). London (UK): Routledge.

Krenn, B. (2012). Zur Frage der Eignung von TV-Sportszenen zur Erfassung selektiver Aufmerksamkeit unter Zeitdruck im Sport. Spectrum der Sportwissenschaften, 24, 116-120.

Krenn, B., Hergovich, A., & Würth, S. (2012). TESAZIS - Test zur Erfassung selektiver Aufmerksamkeit unter Zeitdruck im Sport. Spectrum der Sportwissenschaften, 6-27.

Ley, C. (2012). A narrative review of research on the effects of physical activity on people living with HIV and opportunities for health promotion in disadvantaged settings. African Journal of AIDS Research, 11(2), 123–133.

Ley, C., & Rato Barrio, M. (2012). Active learning and self-supporting processes through sport, games and participatory activities with women who suffered violence. In K. Gilbert & W. Bennett (Eds.), Sport, Peace and Development (pp. 355-366). Champaign, IL: Common Ground Pub.

Ley, C., & Rato Barrio, M. (2012). Sport and recreation as educational and diagnostic tools: Don Bosco's vision and the Salesians' mission in Eastern and Southern Africa. In K. Gilbert & W. Bennett (Eds.), Sport, Peace and Development (pp. 141-150). Champaign, IL: Common Ground Pub.

Rato Barrio, M., & Ley, C. (2012). Potentialities and challenges of an intervention model to promote intercultural processes in post-conflict contexts. In K. Gilbert & W. Bennett (Eds.), Sport, Peace and Development (pp. 163-176). Champaign, IL: Common Ground Pub.

Amesberger, G., & Würth, S. (2010). Bewegung und Sport als Ressource für psychische Gesundheit. Psychologie in Österreich, 1, 30-37.

Amesberger, G., Finkenzeller, T., & Würth, S. (2010). Psychophysiologie im Sport- zwischen Experiment und Handlungsoptimierung. Schriften der deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft.

Schneider, G., Ecker, H., Haber, P., Janeschitz, T., Tomanek, A., & Würth, S. (2010). Berufsbild Mannschaftssportler (Fußball, Eishockey). In A. Grundei (Ed.), Berufssportrecht III: Im Fokus: Der Berufssportler (Vol. 3, pp. 85-92). Wien: Sramek.

Würth, S. (2010). Berufsbild Mannschaftssportler: Psychische Berufsanforderungen. In A. Grundei (Ed.), Berufssportrecht III: Im Fokus: Der Berufssportler (Vol. 3, pp. 47-68). Wien: Sramek.