Cornelia Sindermann

Department of Molecular Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

Helmholtzstraße 8/1, 89081 Ulm, Germany

RI : Personality, Pro- / Antisocial Behaviour, Internet and Social Media

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2016.03-Present, PhD, Molecular Psychology, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

2018.04-2018.05, Visiting researcher at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (neuSCAN Lab), Chengdu, China

2017.03-2017.06, Visiting researcher at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (neuSCAN Lab), Chengdu, China

2016.03-2016.12, Visiting researcher at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (neuSCAN Lab), Chengdu, China

2014.10-2016.03, M.Sc., Psychology, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany

2011.10-2014.09, B.Sc., Psychology, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany



(1)             Sindermann C, Li M, Sariyska R, Lachmann B, Duke É, Cooper A, ... & Montag C (2016). The 2D:4D-ratio and neuroticism revisited: empirical evidence from Germany and China. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 811. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00811

(2)             Sindermann C, Kendrick KM, 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. doi: 10.3390/bs7030060

(3)             Sindermann C, Saliger J, Nielsen J, Karbe H, Markett S, Stavrou M, & Montag C (2018). Personality and primary emotional traits: disentangling Multiple Sclerosis related fatigue and depression. Archives of clinical neuropsychology, 33(5), 552-561. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acx104

(4)             Sindermann C, Luo R, Zhao Z, Li Q, Li M, Kendrick KM, ... & Montag C (2018). High ANGER and low agreeableness predict vengefulness in German and Chinese participants. Personality and individual differences, 121, 184-192. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.09.004

(5)             Sindermann C, Luo R, Zhang Y, Kendrick KM, 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. doi: 0.3389/fnbeh.2018.00148

(6)             Sindermann C*, Markett S*, Jung S, & Montag C (2018). Genetic variation in COMT impacts mindfulness and self-reported everyday cognitive failures but not self-rated attentional control. Mindfulness, 9(5), 1479–1485. doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-0893-4

(7)             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. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01906

(8)             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. doi: 10.1111/appy.12229.

(9)             Montag C, Sindermann C, Melchers M, Jung S, Luo R, Becker B, ... & 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. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32596

(10)          Montag C*, Zhao Z*, Sindermann C, Xu L, Fu M, Li J, ..., & Becker B (2018). Internet Communication Disorder and the structure of the human brain: initial insights on WeChat addiction. Scientific reports, 8(1), 2155. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-19904-y

(11)          Lachmann B, Sindermann C, Sariyska R, Luo R, Melchers MC, Becker B, ... & Montag C (2018). The Role of Empathy and Life Satisfaction in Internet and Smartphone Use Disorder. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 398. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00398

(12)          Stodt B, Brand M, Sindermann C, Wegmann E, Li M, Zhou M, ... & 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. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15040579

(13)          Peterka-Bonetta J, Sindermann C, Sha P, Zhou M, & Montag C (2018). The relationship between internet use disorder, depression and burnout among Chinese and German college students. Addictive Behaviors. doi: 0.1016/j.addbeh.2018.08.011