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 30.09.2020


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


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.

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.

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.

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

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). Mobile Sensing and Psychoinformatics. 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.

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.

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.

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, 6680–4.

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.

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

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.

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 2019, 122–6.

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, 3388–92.

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, 267–71.

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).