Dr. Eva-Maria Meßner

01/2020-10/2020 Parental leave
Since 10/2016 University Assistant at the Institute of Psychology and Education: Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm
01/2015-10/2016 Systemic Psychotherapist under Supervision/ Clinical and Health Psychologist at the Child- and Family Therapy Centre Dr. Grohs and the Research Ambulance ÖAGG
03/2014-10/2014 Research term at the University of Otago/ Department Psychology, Daily Life Lab, New Zealand
10/2013-09/2016 Awardee of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the University of Graz
10/2012-09/2013 University Assistant at the Institute of Applied Psychology: Department for Health and Clinical Psychology
10/2011-09/2012 University Assistant at the University of Graz: Health Psychology
10/2011-06/2016 Zumba® and Pilates Trainer at the University Sport Institutes Vienna/ Graz and ATG Graz
03/2011-06/2013 Fitness Trainer at John Harris Fitness
04/2011-09/2011 Project Head of the study: „Body image, self-worth and eating disorders in Viennese Youths“
12/2010-03/2011 Trainee (Health Psychology) at the Viennese Women´s Health Programme
03/2010-11/2010 Trainee (Clinical and Health Psychology) at the Psychosomatic Centre Eggenburg
10/2006-06/2010 Student Assistant at the Department of Sport Psychology, University of Vienna


2020 University didactics certificate of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg
2020 Dissertation "The Psychophysiology of Stress and Coping“ University Graz
2019 License to practice as a psychological psychotherapist in Germany
2012-2018 Student of Systemic Psychotherapy at the ÖAGG
10/2012-09/2020 PhD student at the University of Graz
2008-2016 Student of Sport Sciences at the Universities of Vienna and Graz
10/2012-04/2016 Trainer Education in Pilates, Zumba, Skiing and Yoga
10/2011-10/2012 National Certified Fitness Trainer (BSPA Linz and Graz)
10/2009-10/2010 Postgraduate Study of Propaedeutic Psychotherapy
10/2010-10/2011 Postgraduate Study of Clinical and Health Psychology
10/2003-12/2009 Student of Psychology (University of Vienna)


Eva-Maria Rathner

Dr. Eva-Maria Meßner

Research Assistant
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Third party funded projects and grants

  • Research Grant of the Society for Psychotherapy Research 2019: "The way we talk and psychological health: Linguistic markers of patient-therapist interaction and their association with patients’ psychological, interpersonal, and social systems functioning" in cooperation with Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christina Hunger (University of Heidelberg, Germany), Dr. Markus Wolf (University of Zurich, Switzerland),Dr. Dr. Gudrun Salamon (Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Austria) und Prof. Dr. Johannes Zimmermann (University of Kassel, Germany): 4.990,59$
  • Women´s Fund of Ulm University 2019
  • Women´s Fund of Ulm University 2018
  • Project Funding of the Systemic Association Germany in cooperation with Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christina Hunger (University of Heidelberg, Germany) “Meta-analysis on the efficacy of systemic therapy”: 10.000€
  • DOC Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for highly qualified young researchers (3 year full funding)
  • KUWI (Short Term Scientific Work Abroad) University of Graz
  • NAWI (Grant of the Natural Scientific Faculty) University of Graz

Research interests

  • Systemic Psychotherapy
  • Internet- and mobile based therapy
  • Health Behavior
  • Physical Acitvity and Mood
  • Emotion Regulation/ Emotion Dynamics
  • Coping
  • Quality Assessment of (mobile-based) Therapy
  • Ambulatory Assessment
  • Passive sensing and analysis of speech and text


Domhardt, M., Messner, E.-M., Ebert, D. D., & Baumeister, H. (accepted). Internet- und mobilbasierte Psychotherapie. In W. Rief, E. Schramm & Strauß. B. (Hrsg). Psychologische Psychotherapie - Ein kompetenzorientiertes Lehrbuch. München: Elsevier Urban & Fischer Verlag.

Harrer, M., Adam, S. H., Messner, E.-M., Baumeister, H., Cuijpers, P., Bruffaerts, R., Auerbach, R. P., Kessler, R. C., Jacobi, C., Taylor, C. B., Ebert, D. D. (2020). Prevention of eating disorders at universities: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53, 813-833.

Kraus, J., Scholz, D., Messner, E.-M., Messner, M., & Baumann, M. (2020). Scared to Trust? – Predicting trust in highly automated driving by depressiveness, negative self-evaluations and state anxiety. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2917.

Messner, E.-M., Terhorst, Y., Barke, A., Baumeister, H., Stoyanov, S., Hides, L., Kavanagh, D., Pryss, R., Sander, L., & Probst, T. (2020). The German version of the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS-G): Development and Validation Study. JMIR mHealth uHealth, 8 (3), e14479.

Portenhauser, A., Terhorst, Y., Schultchen, D., Sander, L., Denkinger, M., Stach, M., Waldherr, N., Dallmeier, D., Baumeister, H. & Messner, E.-M. (2020). Mobile applications for older adults: A systematic review and evaluation within online stores. JMIR Aging.

Sander, L. B., Schorndanner, J., Terhorst, Y., Spanhel, K., Pryss, R., Baumeister, H., & Messner, E.-M. (2020). ‘Help for trauma from the app stores?’ A systematic review and standardised rating of apps for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11 (1), 1701788.

Sander, L. B., Baumeister, H. & Messner, E.-M. (2020). Smart-Therapy - Internet und Apps in der Psychotherapie. Psychotherapie aktuell, 1, 20-25.

Schuller, B. W., Batliner, A., Bergler, C., Messner, E.-M., Hamilton, A., Amiriparian, S., Baird, A., Rizos, G., Schmitt, M., Stappen, L.,  Baumeister, H., MacIntyre A. D., & Hantke, S. (2020). The interspeech 2020 computational paralinguistics challenge: Elderly emotion, breathing & masks. Proceedings INTERSPEECH. Shanghai, China: ISCA.

Schultchen, D., Terhorst, Y., Holderied, T., Stach, M., Messner, E.-M., Baumeister, H., & Sander, L. (2020). Stay present with your phone: A systematic review  and standardized rating  of mindfulness apps in European App Stores. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Stach, M., Kraft, R., Probst, T., Messner, E.-M., Terhorst, Y., Baumeister, H., Schickler, M., Reichert, M., Sander, L. B., & Pryss, R. (2020). Mobile Health App Database - A repository for quality ratings of mHealth Apps. Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Rochester, MN, USA.

Tammewar, A., Cervone, A., Messner, E.-M., & Riccardi, G. (2020). Annotation of emotion carriers in personal narratives. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Interspeech 2020, Shanghai, China.

Terhorst, Y., Philippi, P., Sander, L., Schultchen, D., Paganini, S., Bardus, M., Santo, K., Knitza , J.,  Machado, G. C., Schoeppe, S., Bauereiß, N., Portenhauser, A., Domhardt, M., Walter, B., Krusche, M., Baumeister, H., Messner, E.-M. (2020). Validation of the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS). Plos one.

Baird, A., Amirparian, S., Cummins, N., Sturmbauer, S., Janson, J., Messner, E.-M., Baumeister, H., Rohleder, N., & Schuller, B. (2019). Using Speech to Predict Sequentially Measured Cortisol Levels During a Trier Social Stress Test. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Interspeech 2019, (Section 2):3–7.

Baumeister, H., Pryss, R., Baumel, A., & Messner E.-M. Persuasive e-health design for behavior change. In: H. Baumeister & C. Montag (editors). Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing (pp. 261-276). Berlin: Springer.

Knitza, J., Tascilar, K., Messner, E.-M., Meyer, M., Vossen, D., Pulla, A., Bosch, P., Kittler, J., Kleyer, A., Sewerin, P., Mucke, J., Haase, I., Simon, D., & Krusche, M. (2019). German Mobile Apps in Rheumatology: Review and Analysis Using the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS). JMIR mHealth uHealth, 7(8), e14991.

Messner, E.-M., Sariyska, R., Mayer, B., Montag, C., Kannen, C., Schwerdtfeger, A., & Baumeister, H. (2019). Insights: Future implications of passive smartphone sensing in the therapeutic context. Verhaltenstherapie, 1–11.

Messner, E.-M., Probst,,T., O´Rourke, T., Stoyanov, S., & Baumeister, H.(2019). mHealth applications: potentials, limitations, current quality and future directions. In: H. Baumeister & C. Montag (editors). Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing (pp.235-248). Berlin: Springer.

Messner, E.-M., Terhorst, Y., Barke, A., Baumeister, H., Stoyanov ,S., Hides, L., Kavanagh, D., Pryss, R., Sander, L., & Probst, T. (2019). Development and Validation of the German Version of the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS-G). JMIR m u Health.

Montag, C., Baumeister, H., Kannen, C., Sariyska, R., Messner, E.-M., & Brand, M. (2019). Concept, Possibilities and Pilot-Testing of a New Smartphone Application for the Social and Life Sciences to Study Human Behavior Including Validation Data from Personality Psychology. Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal, 2 (2), 102–15.

Ringeval, F., Schuller, B., Valstar, M., Cummins N, Cowie R, Tavabi, L., Schmitt, M., Alisamir, S., Amiriparian, S., Messner, E.-M., Song, S., Liu, S., Zhao, Z., Mallol-Ragolta A., Ren, Z., Soleymani, M. & Pamtic, M. (2019). AVEC 2019 Workshop and Challenge : State-of-Mind, Depression with AI, and Cross-Cultural Affect Recognition. Proceedings of the 9th Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge AVEC 2019, Amherst, MA, USA (pp. 2718-2719).

Sariyska, R., Rathner, E.-M., Baumeister, H., & Montag, C. (2018). Feasibility of Linking Molecular Genetic Markers to Real-World Social Network Size Tracked on Smartphones. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 945.

Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Heene, S., & Messner, E.-M. (2019). Interoceptive awareness and perceived control moderate the relationship between cognitive reappraisal, self-esteem, and cardiac activity in daily life. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 141, 84–92.

Stappen, L., Cummins, N., Messner, E.-M., Baumeister, H., Dineley, J., & Schuller, B. (2019). Sentiment and Self-Assessed Emotion Detection in Spoken Narratives. Proceedings of the ICASSP 2019, Brighton, United Kingdom (pp. 6680-6684).

Stegmaier, M., Raschke, A., Tichy, M., Messner, E.-M., Hajian, S., & Feldengut, A. (2019). Insights for improving diagram editing gained from an empirical study. ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems Companion (MODELS-C), Munich, Germany (pp. 405-412).

Sturmbauer, S. C., Hock, M., Rathner, E.-M., & Schwerdtfeger A. (2019). Das Angstbewältigungsinventar für medizinische Situationen (ABI-MS). Diagnostica, 1–13.

Tammewar, A., Cervone, A., Messner, E.-M., & Riccardi, G. (2019). Modeling user context for valence prediction from narratives. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Interspeech 2019, Graz, Austria (pp. 3252-3256).

Rathner,  E.-M., & Probst, T. (2018). Mobile Applikationen in der psychotherapeutischen Praxis : Chancen und Grenzen. Psychotherapie im Dialog, 19, 51–5.

Rathner, E.-M., Djamali, J., Terhorst, Y., Schuller, B., Cummins, N., Salamon, G., Hunger-Schoppe, C., & Baumeister, H. (2018). How did you like 2017? Detection of language markers of depression and narcissism in personal narratives. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Interspeech 2018, Hyderabad, India (pp. 3388-3392).

Rathner, E.-M., Terhorst, Y., Cummins, N., Schuller, B., & Baumeister, H. (2018). State of mind: Classification through self-reported affect and word use in speech. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Interspeech 2018, Hyderabad, India (pp. 267-271).

Schuller, B., Steidl, S., Batliner, A., Marschik, P. B., Baumeister, H., Dong, F., Hantke, S., Pokorny, F. B., Rathner, E.-M., Bartl-Pokorny, K. D., Einspieler, C., Zhang, D., Baird, A., Amiriparian, S., Quian, K., Ren, Z., Schmitt, M., Tzirakis, P., & Zafeiriou, S. (2018). The INTERSPEECH 2018 computational paralinguistics challenge: Atypical & self-assessed affect, crying & Heart beats. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Interspeech 2018, Hyderabad, India (pp. 122-126).

Terhorst, Y., Rathner, E.-M., Baumeister, H., & Sander, L. (2018). “Hilfe aus dem App-Store?”: Eine systematische Übersichtsarbeit und Evaluation von Apps zur Anwendung bei Depressionen. Verhaltenstherapie, 28 (2), 101–12.

Schwerdtfeger, A. R., & Rathner E-M. (2016). The ecological validity of the autonomic-subjective response dissociation in repressive coping. Journal of Anxiety Stress Coping, 29 (3), 241–58.

Schwerdtfeger, A.R., Schienle, A., Leutgeb, V., & Rathner, E.-M. (2014). Does cardiac reactivity in the laboratory predict ambulatory heart rate? Baseline counts. Psychophysiology, 51 (6), 565–72.

Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Scharnagl, H., Stojakovic, T., Rathner, E.-M. (2014). Cognitive Avoidant Coping Is Associated with Higher Carotid Intima Media Thickness Among Middle-Aged Adults. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22 (5).