Publikationen - Cornelia Sindermann

Alleinige Erstautorinnenschaften 25
Geteilte ErstautorInnenschaften: 2
Ko-Autorinnenschaften: 37
Preprints als Erstautorin, die noch nicht publiziert sind: 1
Buchkapitel: 4
Zitationen: 1317 (Google Scholar; 2022-03-28)
H-Index: 22 (Google Scholar; 2022-03-28)

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Erstautorinnenschaften (nach Publikationsjahr und AutorInnennamen sortiert):


Sindermann, C., Yang, H., Elhai, J. D., Yang, S., Quan, L., Li, M., & Montag, C. (2022). Acceptance and fear of artificial intelligence: Associations with personality in a German and a Chinese sample. Discover Psychology, 2(8).

Sindermann, C., Yang, H., Yang, S., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2022). Willingness to accept (WTA), willingness to pay (WTP), and the WTA/WTP disparity in Chinese social media platforms: Descriptive statistics and associations with personality and social media use. Acta Psychologica, 223, 103462.



Sindermann, C., Kannen, C., & Montag, C. (2021). The degree of heterogeneity of news consumption in Germany – Descriptive statistics and relations with individual differences in personality, ideological attitudes, and voting intentions: New Media & Society.

Sindermann, C., Lachmann, B., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2021). Personality associations with WhatsApp usage and usage of alternative messaging applications to protect one’s own data. Journal of Individual Differences, 0, 1–8.

Sindermann, C., & Montag, C. (2021). Individual differences in need satisfaction and intentions to vote for specific political parties – results from Germany. Current Psychology.

Sindermann, C., Mõttus, R., Rozgonjuk, D., & Montag, C. (2021). Predicting current voting intentions by Big Five personality domains, facets, and nuances – A random forest analysis approach in a German sample. Personality Science, 2(1).

Sindermann, C., Riedl, R., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2021). Linking the technology acceptance model to smartphone use and smartphone use disorder tendencies: Results from a survey study. Digital Psychology, 2(1), 6–18.

Sindermann, C., Schmitt, H., Kargl, F., Herbert, C., & Montag, C. (2021). Online privacy literacy and online privacy behavior – The role of crystallized intelligence and personality. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 37(15), 1455–1466.

Sindermann, C., Schmitt, H., Rozgonjuk, D., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2021). The evaluation of fake and true news: On the role of intelligence, personality, interpersonal trust, ideological attitudes, and news consumption. Heliyon, 7(3), e06503. 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06503

Sindermann, C., Sha, P., Zhou, M., Wernicke, J., Schmitt, H. S., Li, M., Sariyska, R., Stavrou, M., Becker, B., & Montag, C. (2021). Assessing the attitude towards artificial intelligence: Introduction of a short measure in German, Chinese, and English language. KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, 35(1), 109–118.

Sindermann, C., Yang, H., Liu, T., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2021). WeChat—Its problematic use and relations with the Big Five personality traits and Fear of Missing Out. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 6(2), 397–405.



Sindermann, C., Cooper, A., & Montag, C. (2020). A short review on susceptibility to falling for fake political news. Current Opinion in Psychology, 36, 44–48.

Sindermann, C., Duke, É., & Montag, C. (2020). Personality associations with Facebook use and tendencies towards Facebook use disorder. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 11, 100264.

Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2020). Predicting tendencies towards the disordered use of Facebook’s social media platforms: On the role of personality, impulsivity, and social anxiety. Psychiatry Research, 285, 112793.

Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., Moshagen, M., & Montag, C. (2020). Age, gender, personality, ideological attitudes and individual differences in a person’s news spectrum: How many and who might be prone to “filter bubbles” and “echo chambers” online? Heliyon, 6(1), e03214.

Sindermann, C., Kuss, D. J., Throuvala, M. A., Griffiths, M. D., & Montag, C. (2020). Should we pay for our social media/messenger applications? Preliminary data on the acceptance of an alternative to the current prevailing data business model. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1415.

Sindermann, C., Luo, R., Becker, B., Kendrick, K. M., & Montag, C. (2020). The role of oxytocin on self-serving lying. Brain and Behavior, 10(2), e01518.

Sindermann, C., Riedl, R., & Montag, C. (2020). Investigating the relationship between personality and technology acceptance with a focus on the smartphone from a gender perspective: Results of an exploratory survey study. Future Internet, 12(7), 110.



Sindermann, C., Cooper, A. J., & Montag, C. (2019). Empathy, autistic tendencies and systemizing tendencies – relationships between standard self-report measures. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 307.


Sindermann, C., Luo, R., Zhang, Y., Kendrick, K. M., Becker, B., & Montag, C. (2018). The COMT Val158Met polymorphism and reaction to a transgression: Findings of genetic associations in both Chinese and German samples. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 148.

Sindermann, C., Luo, R., Zhao, Z., Li, Q., Li, M., Kendrick, K. M., Panksepp, J., & Montag, C. (2018). High ANGER and low agreeableness predict vengefulness in German and Chinese participants. Personality and Individual Differences, 121, 184–192.

Sindermann, C.*, Markett, S.*, Jung, S., & Montag, C. (2018). Genetic variation of COMT impacts mindfulness and self-reported everyday cognitive failures but not self-rated attentional control. Mindfulness, 9(5), 1479–1485.

Sindermann, C., Sariyska, R., Lachmann, B., Brand, M., & Montag, C. (2018). Associations between the dark triad of personality and unspecified/specific forms of Internet-use disorder. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(4), 985–992.



Sindermann, C., Kendrick, K. M., Becker, B., Li, M., Li, S., & Montag, C. (2017). Does growing up in urban compared to rural areas shape primary emotional traits? Behavioral Sciences, 7(3), 60.

Sindermann, C., Saliger, J., Nielsen, J., Karbe, H., Markett, S., Stavrou, M., & Montag, C. (2017). Personality and primary emotional traits: Disentangling multiple sclerosis related fatigue and depression. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 33(5), 552–561.



Montag, C.*, Sindermann, C.*, Becker, B., & Panksepp, J. (2016). An affective neuroscience framework for the molecular study of Internet addiction. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1906.

Sindermann, C., Li, M., Sariyska, R., Lachmann, B., Duke, É., Cooper, A., Warneck, L., & Montag, C. (2016). The 2D:4D-ratio and neuroticism revisited: Empirical evidence from Germany and China. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 811.

Ko-Autorinnenschaften (nach Publikationsjahr und AutorInnennamen sortiert):


Hermes, A., Sindermann, C., Montag, C., & Riedl, R. (2022). Exploring online and in-store purchase willingness: Associations with the Big Five personality traits, trust, and need for touch. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 808500.

Jung, S., Sindermann, C., Haibo, Y., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2022). Anxiety-related coping styles and individual differences in primary emotional systems against the background of Affective Neuroscience Theory: a study using samples from Germany and China. Trends in Psychology.

Rozgonjuk, D., Davis, K. L., Sindermann, C.,& Montag, C. (2022). The Affective Neuroscience Personality Scales: Linking the adjective and statement-based inventories with the Big Five Inventory in English and German-speaking samples. Personality Neuroscience.



Marengo, D., Montag, C., Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., & Settanni, M. (2021). Examining the links between active Facebook use, received likes, self-esteem and happiness: A study using objective social media data. Telematics and Informatics, 58, 101523.

Montag, C., Hegelich, S., Sindermann, C., Rozgonjuk, D., Marengo, D., & Elhai, J. D. (2021). On corporate responsibility when studying social media use and well-being. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25(4), 268–270.

Montag, C., Sindermann, C., Rozgonjuk, D., Yang, S., Elhai, J., & Yang, H. (2021). Investigating links between Fear of COVID-19, neuroticism, social networks and smartphone use disorder tendencies. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 682837.

Müller, M., Sindermann, C., Rozgonjuk, D., & Montag, C. (2021). Mind-Wandering Mediates the Associations Between Neuroticism and Conscientiousness, and Tendencies Towards Smartphone Use Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 2457.

Peterka‐Bonetta, J., Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2021). How objectively measured Twitter and Instagram use relate to self-reported personality and tendencies toward Internet/Smartphone Use Disorder. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies.

Pontes, H. M., Schivinski, B., Sindermann, C., Li, M., Becker, B., Zhou, M., & Montag, C. (2021). Measurement and conceptualization of Gaming Disorder according to the World Health Organization framework: The development of the Gaming Disorder Test. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 19(2), 508–528.

Rozgonjuk, D., Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2021). Comparing smartphone, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat: Which platform elicits the greatest use disorder symptoms? Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 24(2), 129–134.

Zhang, Y., Sindermann, C., Kendrick, K. M., Becker, B., & Montag, C. (2021). Individual differences in tendencies toward Internet use disorder, Internet literacy and their link to autistic traits in both China and Germany. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 1367.



de Hesselle, L. C., Rozgonjuk, D., Sindermann, C., Pontes, H. M., & Montag, C. (2020). The associations between Big Five personality traits, gaming motives, and self-reported time spent gaming. Personality and Individual Differences, 171, 110483.

Kou, J., Zhang, Y., Zhou, F., Sindermann, C., Montag, C., Becker, B., & Kendrick, K. M. (2021). A randomized trial shows dose-frequency and genotype may determine the therapeutic efficacy of intranasal oxytocin. Psychological Medicine, 1–10.

Lachmann, B., Doebler, A., Sindermann, C., Sariyska, R., Cooper, A., Haas, H., & Montag, C. (2020). The molecular genetics of life satisfaction: Extending findings from a recent genome-wide association study and examining the role of the serotonin transporter. Journal of Happiness Studies, 22, 305–322.

Liu, C., Xu, L., Li, J., Zhou, F., Yang, X., Zheng, X., Fu, M., Li, K., Sindermann, C., Montag, C., Ma, Y., Scheele, D., Ebstein, R. P., Yao, S., Kendrick, K. M., & Becker, B. (2020). Serotonin and early life stress interact to shape brain architecture and anxious avoidant behavior – a TPH2 imaging genetics approach. Psychological Medicine, 1–9.

Marengo, D., Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2020). One social media company to rule them all: Associations between use of Facebook-owned social media platforms, sociodemographic characteristics, and the Big Five personality traits. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 936.

Marengo, D., Sindermann, C., Häckel, D., Settanni, M., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2020). The association between the Big Five personality traits and smartphone use disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 9(3), 534–550.

Markett, S., Reuter, M., Sindermann, C., & Montag, C. (2020). Cognitive failure susceptibility and personality: Self-directedness predicts everyday cognitive failure. Personality and Individual Differences, 159, 109916.

Montag, C., Sindermann, C., & Baumeister, H. (2020). Digital phenotyping in psychological and medical sciences: A reflection about necessary prerequisites to reduce harm and increase benefits. Current Opinion in Psychology, 36, 19–24.

Montag, C., Sindermann, C., Lester, D., & Davis, K. L. (2020). Linking individual differences in satisfaction with each of Maslow’s needs to the Big Five personality traits and Panksepp’s primary emotional systems. Heliyon, 6(7), e04325.

Rozgonjuk, D., Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., Christensen, A. P., & Montag, C. (2020). Associations between symptoms of problematic smartphone, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram use: An item-level exploratory graph analysis perspective. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 9(3), 686–697.

Rozgonjuk, D., Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2020a). Fear of missing out (FoMO) and social media’s impact on daily-life and productivity at work: Do WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat use disorders mediate that association? Addictive Behaviors, 110, 106487.

Rozgonjuk, D., Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2020b). Individual differences in Fear of Missing Out (FoMO): Age, gender, and the Big Five personality trait domains, facets, and items. Personality and Individual Differences, 171, 110546.

Schmitt, H. S., Sindermann, C., Li, M., Ma, Y., Kendrick, K. M., Becker, B., & Montag, C. (2020). The dark side of emotion recognition – Evidence from cross-cultural research in Germany and China. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1132.

Zhao, W., Luo, R., Sindermann, C., Li, J., Wei, Z., Zhang, Y., Liu, C., Le, J., Quintana, D. S., Montag, C., Becker, B., & Kendrick, K. M. (2020). Oxytocin modulation of self-referential processing is partly replicable and sensitive to oxytocin receptor genotype. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 96, 109734.



Jung, S., Sindermann, C., Lachmann, B., & Montag, C. (2019). Rs2572431 polymorphism on chromosome 8 is associated with individual differences in anxiety related coping modes. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1451.

Jung, S., Sindermann, C., Li, M., Wernicke, J., Quan, L., Ko, H.-C., & Montag, C. (2019). Anxiety related coping styles, social support and Internet use disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 640.

Peterka-Bonetta, J., Sindermann, C., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2019). Personality associations with smartphone and Internet use disorder: A comparison study including links to impulsivity and social anxiety. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 127.

Peterka-Bonetta, J., Sindermann, C., Sha, P., Zhou, M., & Montag, C. (2019). The relationship between Internet use disorder, depression and burnout among Chinese and German college students. Addictive Behaviors, 89, 188–199.

Sanwald, S., Widenhorn-Müller, K., Wernicke, J., Sindermann, C., Kiefer, M., & Montag, C. (2019). Depression is associated with the absence of sex differences in the 2D:4D ratio of the right hand. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 483.

Wernicke, J., Li, M., Sha, P., Zhou, M., Sindermann, C., Becker, B., Kendrick, K. M., & Montag, C. (2019). Individual differences in tendencies to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and emotionality: Empirical evidence in young healthy adults from Germany and China. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 11(2), 167–182.

Zhao, Z., Yao, S., Li, K., Sindermann, C., Zhou, F., Zhao, W., Li, J., Lührs, M., Goebel, R., Kendrick, K. M., & Becker, B. (2019). Real-time functional connectivity-informed neurofeedback of amygdala-frontal pathways reduces anxiety. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 88(1), 5–15.



Lachmann, B., Sindermann, C., Sariyska, R. Y., Luo, R., Melchers, M. C., Becker, B., Cooper, A. J., & Montag, C. (2018). The role of empathy and life satisfaction in Internet and Smartphone use disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 398.

Montag, C., Zhao, Z., Sindermann, C. Xu, L., Fu, M., Li, J., Zheng, X., Li, K., Kendrick, K. M., Dai, J., & Becker, B. (2018). Internet communication disorder and the structure of the human brain: Initial insights on WeChat addiction. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 2155.

Stodt, B., Brand, M., Sindermann, C., Wegmann, E., Li, M., Zhou, M., Sha, P., & Montag, C. (2018). Investigating the effect of personality, Internet literacy, and use expectancies in Internet-use disorder: A comparative study between China and Germany. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(4), 579.



Montag, C., Sindermann, C., Melchers, M., Jung, S., Luo, R., Becker, B., Xie, J., Xu, W., Guastella, A. J., & Kendrick, K. M. (2017). A functional polymorphism of the OXTR gene is associated with autistic traits in Caucasian and Asian populations. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 174(8), 808–816.



Montag, C., Duke, É., Sha, P., Zhou, M., Sindermann, C., & Li, M. (2016). Does acceptance of power distance influence propensities for problematic Internet use? Evidence from a cross-cultural study. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 8(4), 296–301.

Preprints als Erstautorin, die noch nicht publiziert sind (geordnet nach Publikationsjahr und AutorInnennamen):


Sindermann, C., Rozgonjuk, D., Kannen, C., & Montag, C. (2021). How many dimensions underlie political attitudes? An exploratory graph analysis approach. OSF Preprints. 10.31219/

Buchkapitel (geordnet nach Publikationsjahr und AutorInnennamen):


Wernicke, J., Sindermann, C., & Montag, C. (2022). Psychologische und neurowissenschaftliche Aspekte Internetbezogener Störungen. In C. Schubert (Ed.), Gesundheitsforschung. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven? Nomos.


Montag, C., & Sindermann, C. (2021). Herausforderung Digitalisierung – Eine psycho-neurobiologische Perspektive. In M. Gronover, A. Obermann, & H. Schnabel-Henke (Eds.), Religiöse Bildung in einer digitalisierten Welt – Beiträge zur Theorie und Praxis des Religionsunterrichts an berufsbildenden Schulen (pp. 66–90). Waxman

Sindermann, C., Ebner, F., Montag, C., Scholz, R. W., Ostendorf, S., Freytag, P., & Thull, B. (2021). Vulnerabilitätsraum: Soziale Medien. In R. W. Scholz, M. Beckedahl, S. Noller, O. Renn (Eds.), DiDaT Weißbuch: Verantwortungsvoller Umgang mit digitalen Daten – Orientierungen eines transdisziplinären Prozesses (pp. 169–195). Nomos.

Sindermann, C., Sariyska, R., Elhai, J. D., & Montag, C. (2021). Molecular genetics of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides involved in Internet use disorder including first insights on a potential role of Hypothalamus’ oxytocin hormone. D. F. Swaab, R. M. Buijs, F. Kreier, P. J. Lucassen, & A. Salehi (Eds.), The Human Hypothalamus: Neuropsychiatric Disorders (pp. 381–400). Elsevier.