Eva-Maria Meßner, Mag.

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


11/2012-06/2017Student of Systemic Psychotherapy at the ÖAGG
10/2012-datoPhD student at the University of Graz
03/2008-datoStudent of Sport Sciences at the Universities of Vienna and Graz
10/2012-04/2016Trainer Education in Pilates, Zumba, Skiing and Yoga
10/2011-10/2012National Certified Fitness Trainer (BSPA Linz and Graz)
10/2009-10/2010Postgraduate Study of Propaedeutic Psychotherapy
10/2010-10/2011Postgraduate Study of Clinical and Health Psychology
10/2003-12/2009Student of Psychology (University of Vienna)


Eva-Maria Rathner

Mag. Eva-Maria Meßner

Research Assistant
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Maternity leave until 15.10.2020


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.

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.

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.

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).