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Peer-Reviewed Publications

(44) Sattler, S., Dubljevic, V., Racine, E. (2023): Cooperative Behavior in the Workplace: Empirical Evi-dence from The Agent-Deed-Consequences Model of Moral Judgment. Frontiers in Psychology 13: 1064442. [Link]

(43) Sample, M., Sattler, S. Racine, E., Boehlen, W. (2023, online first): Brain-Computer Interfaces, Disability, and the Stigma of Refusal: A Factorial Vignette Study. Public Understanding of Science (shared 1st authorship). [Link]

(42) Sattler, S., Pietralla, D. (2022): Public Attitudes towards Neurotechnology: Findings from Two Experiments Concerning Brain Stimulation Devices (BSDs) and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). PLOS One 17: e0275454. [Link]

(41) Sattler, S., Knesebeck, O. v. d. (2022): Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work and Prescription Drug Misuse – Prospective Evidence from Germany. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19: 7632. [Link]

(40) Hiltrop, K., Sattler, S. (2022, online first): Parents’ Perceptions on the Debated Parenting Practice of Cognitive Enhancement in Healthy Children and Adolescents. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement (shared 1st authorship). [Link]


(39) Sattler, S., Taflinger, S., Ernst, A., Hasselhorn, F. (2022). A Moderated Mediation Model Explaining the Relationship between Risk-group Membership, Threat Perception, Knowledge, and Adherence to COVID-19 Behavioral Measures. Frontiers in Public Health 10: 842368 (shared first authorship). [Link]

(38) Sample, M., Boehlen, W., Sattler, S., Racine, É., Blain-Moraes, S. (2022): Brain-Computer Interfaces, Inclusive Innovation, and the Promise of Restoration: A Mixed-Methods Study with Rehabilitation Professionals. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. [Link]

(37) Mitchell, M., Schuurman, D., Shapiro, C., Sattler, S., Sorensen, C., Martinez, J. (2022, online first). The L.Y.G.H.T. Program: An Evaluation of a Peer Grief Support Intervention for Youth in Foster Care. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. [Link]

(36) van Veen, F., Sattler, S., Mehlkop, G., Hasselhorn, F. (2022). Feigning Symptoms to Obtain Prescription Stimulants: A Vignette-Based Study on Its Conditions. Journal of Drug Issues, 52: 225-249. [Link]

(35) Huber, S., Sattler, S., Mehlkop, G. (2022, online first). Mechanisms of Perceived Social Norms: The Mediating and Moderating Role of Morality and Outcome Expectations on Prescription Drug Misuse in the Working Population. Deviant Behavior[Link]

(34) Zerbini, G., Taflinger, S., Reicherts, P., Kunz, M., Sattler, S. (2022). Perceived Risk of COVID-19 Exposure and Poor COVID-19 Prognosis Impair Sleep: The Mediating and Moderating Roles of COVID-19-Related Anxiety and Knowledge. Journal of Sleep Research 31: e13569[Link]

(33) Sattler, S., Jacobs, E., Singh, I., Whetham, D., Bárd, I., Moreno, J., Galeazzi, G., Allansdottir, A. (2022, online first). Neuroenhancements in the Military: A Mixed-Method Pilot Study on Attitudes of Officers to Ethics and Rules. Neuroethics. [Link]

(32) Sattler, S., van Veen, F., Mehlkop, G., Hasselhorn, F., Sauer, C. (2022). An Experimental Test of Situational Action Theory of Crime Causation: Investigating the Perception-Choice Process. Social Science Research 106: 102693. [Link]

(31) Sattler, S., Seddig, D., Zerbini, G. (2021, online first). Assessing Sleep Problems and Daytime Functioning: A Translation, Adaption, and Validation of the Athens Insomnia Scale for Non-Clinical Application (AIS-NCA). Psychology & Health. [Link]

(30) Sattler, S., Linden, P. (2021, online first). Unhealthy Parenting Strategies: Situational (Dis-)Incentives, Machiavellian Personality, and their Interaction on Misuse of ADHD Medication for Healthy Children. Social Science Research (shared first authorship). [Link]

(29) Sattler, S., Zolala, F., Baneshi, M. R., Ghasemi, J., Googhari, S. A. (2021). Public Stigma towards Female and Male Opium and Heroin Users. An Experimental Test of Attribution Theory and the Familiarity Hypothesis. Frontiers in Public Health 9: 652876. (shared first authorship).[Link]

(28) Racine, É., Sattler, S., Boehlen, W. (2021). Cognitive Enhancement: Unanswered Questions about Human Psychology and Social Behavior. Science and Engineering Ethics 27:19. [Link]

(27) Sattler, S., Mehlkop, G., Bahr, V., Betsch, C. (2021, online first). Why Parents Abuse Prescription Drugs to Enhance the Cognitive Performance of Healthy Children: The Influence of Peers and Social Media. Journal of Drug Issues. [Link]

(26) Baum, M., Sattler, S., Reimann, M. (2021, online first). Towards an Understanding of How Stress and Resources Affect the Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs for Performance Enhancement Among Employees. Current Psychology (shared first authorship). [Link]

(25) Pradel, F., Sattler, S. (2020, online first). Memories of a Death Threat: Negative Consequences of Unconscious Thoughts about a Terrorist Attack on Attitudes Towards Alcohol. Journal of Death and Dying. [Link]

(24) Sattler, S. (2020). Using Social Learning Theories to Better Understand the Variation of the Moral Acceptability of Performance Enhancement Drug Use. American Journal of Bioethics – Neuroscience 11: 248–250. [Link]

(23) van Veen, F., Sattler, S. (2020). Modeling Updating of Perceived Detection Risk: The Role of Personal Experience, Peers, Deterrence Policies, and Impulsivity. Deviant Behavior  41: 413-433 (shared first authorship). [Link]

(22) Sample, M., Sattler, S., Racine, E., Blain-Moraes, S., Rodriguez-Arias, D. (2020). Do Publics Share Experts’ Worries About Brain-Computer Interfaces? A Trinational Survey on the Ethics of Neural Technology. Science, Technology and Human Values 45: 1242-1270. (shared first  authorship) [Link]

(21) Sample, M., Aunos, M., Blain-Moraes, S., Bublitz, C., Chandler, J., Falke, T., Friederich, O., Groetzinger, D., Jox, R.J., Koegel, J., McFarland, D., Neufield, V., Rodriguez-Arias, D., Sattler, S., Vidal, F., Wolbring, G., Wolkenstein, A., Racine, E., (2019). Brain-Computer Interfaces and Personhood: Interdisciplinary Deliberations on Neural Technology. Journal of Neural Engineering [Link]

(20) Sattler, S., Wörn, J. (2019). Public Perceptions of Prescription Drug Use for Cognitive Enhancement Drug Use in Healthy Children and Adolescents, p. 85-103. In S. Nagel (Ed.), Shaping Children - Ethical and Social Questions That Arise When Enhancing the Young (Dordrecht: Springer). [Link]

(19) Sattler, S. (2019). Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs for Cognitive Enhancement as a Response to Chronic Stress Especially When Social Support is Lacking. Stress & Health 35: 127-137. [Link]

(18) Sattler, S., Graeff, P., Sauer, C., Mehlkop, G. (2018). Der illegale Verkauf verschreibungspflichtiger Medikamente zur kognitiven Leistungssteigerung – Eine vignetten-basierte Studie rationaler und normativer Erklärungsgründe [The Illegal Sale of Prescription Drugs for Enhancing Cognitive Performance – A Vignette-Based Study of Rational and Normative Causes]. Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform [Special Issue „Erklärungsangebote für kriminelles Handeln aus der Perspektive des Rational Choice Paradigmas. Eine Bestandsaufnahme“ (Proposals to Explain Criminal Action from the Perspective of the Rational Choice Paradigm: an Inventory) edited by Heinz Leitgöb and Stefanie Eifler]. [Link]

(17) Dubljevic, V, Sattler, S., Racine, É. (2018). Deciphering Moral Intuition: How Agents, Deeds, and Consequences Influence Moral Judgment. PLoS One 13: e0204631. (shared first authorship). [Link]

(16) Racine, É., Sattler, S., Escande, A. (2017). Free Will and the Brain Disease Model of Addiction: The Not So Seductive Allure of Neuroscience and Its Modest Impact on the Attribution of Free Will to People with an Addiction. Frontiers in Psychology 8: 1850. [Link]

(15) Sattler, S., Escande, A., Racine, É., Göritz, A. (2017). Public Stigma towards People with Drug Addiction: A Factorial Survey. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 78: 415-425. (shared first authorship). [Link]

(14) Sattler, S., Wiegel, W., van Veen, F. (2017). The Use Frequency of 10 Different Methods for Preventing and Detecting Academic Dishonesty and the Factors Influencing their Use. Studies in Higher Education 46: 1126-1144. [Link]

(13) Sattler, S. (2016). Cognitive Enhancement in Germany: Prevalence, Attitudes, Moral Acceptability, Terms, Legal Status, and the Ethics Debate, p. 159-180. In F. Jotterand, & V. Dubljević (Eds.), Cognitive Enhancement: Ethical and Policy Implications in International Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press). [Link]

(12) Sattler, S., Singh, I. (2016). Cognitive Enhancement in Healthy Children Will Not Close the Achievement Gap in Education. American Journal of Bioethics 16: 39-41. [Link]

(11) van Veen, F., Göritz, A. S., Sattler, S. (2016). Response Effects of Prenotification, Prepaid Cash, Prepaid Vouchers, and Postpaid Vouchers: An Experimental Comparison. Social Science Computer Review 34: 333-346. [Link]

(10) Sattler, S., Schunck, R. (2016). Associations between the Big Five Personality Traits and the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs for Cognitive Enhancement. Frontiers in Psychology 6: 1971. [Link]

(9) Wiegel, C., Sattler, S., Göritz, A.S., Diewald, M. (2016). Work-Related Stress and Cognitive Enhancement among University Teachers. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping 29: 100-117. (shared first authorship). [Link]

(8) Patrzek, J., Sattler, S., van Veen, F., Grunschel, C., & Fries, S. (2015). Investigating the effect of academic procrastination on the frequency and variety of academic misconduct: a panel study. Studies in Higher Education 40: 1014-1029. [Link]

(7) Sattler, S., Mehlkop, G., Graeff, P., Sauer, C. (2014). Evaluating the Drivers of and Obstacles Towards the Willingness to Use Cognitive Enhancement Drugs: Influences of Drug Characteristics, Social Environment, and Personal Attributes. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 9: 8. [Link]

(6) Graeff , P., Sattler, S., Mehlkop, G., Sauer, C. (2014). Incentives and Inhibitors of Abusing Academic Positions: Analysing University Students´ Decisions about Bribing Academic Staff. European Sociological Review 30: 230-241  (shared first authorship). [Link]

(5) Dubljević, V., Sattler, S., Racine, É. (2014). Cognitive Enhancement and Academic Misconduct: A Study Exploring their Frequency and Relationship. Ethics & Behavior 24: 408-420 (shared first authorship). [Link]

(4) Sattler, S., Forlini, C., Racine, É., Sauer, C. (2013). Impact of Contextual Factors and Substance Characteristics on Perspectives toward Cognitive Enhancement. PLoS One 8: e71452. [Link]

(3) Sattler, S., Sauer, C., Mehlkop G., Graeff, P. (2013). The Rationale for Consuming Cognitive Enhancement Drugs in University Students and Teachers. PLoS One 8: e68821. [Link]

(2) Sattler, S., Graeff, P., Willen, S. (2013). Explaining the Decision to Plagiarize: An Empirical Test of the Interplay Between Rationality, Norms, and Opportunity. Deviant Behavior 34: 444-463. [Link]

(1) Sattler, S., Wiegel, C. (2013). Cognitive Test Anxiety and Cognitive Enhancement: The Influence of Students’ Worries on their Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs. Substance Use & Misuse 48: 220-232. [Link]


(1) Sattler, S. (2007). Plagiate in Hausarbeiten. Erklärungsmodelle mit Hilfe der Rational Choice Theorie. [Plagiarism in Student Papers: Explanation Models Using Rational Choice Theory]. Hamburg. (with a foreword by Andreas Diekmann). [Link]
Reviews: Völker, Beate (2009) in Tijdschrift voor Sociologie 30: 95-8; Stocké, Volker (2009) in European Sociological Review 25: 739-40 [Link]; Krell, Claudia (2009) in Communicatio Socialis 42: 117-9 [Link]; Müller, Vera (2008) in Forschung & Lehre 2/08: 104.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

(16) Sattler, S., Seddig, D., Zerbini, G. (2023, in press). Die Messung von Schlafproblemen und der Beeinträchtigung der Tagesform mittels der Athens Insomnia Scale for Non-Clinical Application (AIS-NCA) in deutscher und englischer Sprache. Zusammenstellung sozialwissenschaftlicher Items und Skalen (ZIS).

(15) Sattler, S. (2020). Cognitive Enhancement in Children by Using Prescription Drugs. p. 113-130. In T. Burns, & F. Gottschalk (Eds.), Education in the Digital Age: Healthy and Happy Children (Paris: OECD Publishing). [Link]

(14) Dubljević, V., Sattler, S., & Racine, E. (2018): Preferences for Precepts Implied in Moral Theories Instrument (PPIMT) [Database record]. APA PsycTests. [Link]

(13) Sattler, S. (2016). Should We Medicate Healthy Children to Fight Social Inequality?. In, (published: 1 June, 2016). [Link]

Sattler, S., Diewald, M. (2013): FAIRUSE - Fehlverhalten und Betrug bei der Erbringung von Studienleistungen: Individuelle und organisatorisch-strukturelle Bedingungen [FAIRUSE - Misconduct and Fraud in Study Achievements: Individual and Organizational Conditions]. TIB. [Link]

(11) Sattler, S. (2013). Wer kopiert verliert – über Verbreitung und Ursachen von Plagiaten [Who Plagiarizes Loses: Regarding the Prevalence and Causes of Plagiarism]. In U. Bringezu, & A. Kunert (Eds.), Der kleine Plagiats- und Täuschungskompass, 6-8. [Link]

(10) Sattler, S., Diewald, M. (2010). Wechselwirkungen zwischen Arbeitslosigkeit und dem sozialen Netzwerk [The Interplay Between Unemployment and Social Networks]. In C. Stegbauer, & R. Häußling (Eds.), Handbuch Netzwerkforschung (Wiesbaden: VS Verlag), 695-707. [Link]

(9) Diewald, M., Sattler, S. (2010). Soziale Unterstützungsnetzwerke [Social Support Networks]. In C. Stegbauer, & R. Häußling (Eds.), Handbuch Netzwerkforschung (Wiesbaden: VS Verlag), 683-694. [Link]

(8) Sattler, S., van Veen, Floris (2010). Veröffentliche oder stirb [Publish or Perish]. Internationale Zeitschrift für Journalismus 12: 26-29. [Link]

(7) Sattler, S., Diewald, M. (2009). Kosten und Nutzen der Sparsamkeit: Zur Erhebung sozialer Netzwerke und sozialer Unterstützungspotentiale in der Umfrageforschung [Costs and Benefits of Parsimony: Assessing Social Networks and Social Support in Survey Research], SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 156: 1-38. [Link]

(6) Diewald, M., Sattler, S., Wendt, V., Lang, F.R. (2009). Verwandtschaft und verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen [Kinship and Family Connections]. In K. Lenz & F. Nestmann (Eds.), Handbuch - Persönliche Beziehungen (Weinheim: Juventa), 423-444.

(5) Sattler, S. (2008). Plagiate in Hausarbeiten. Erfassung über Direct-Response und Validierung mit Hilfe der Randomized-Response-Technique [Plagiarism in Student Papers: Measurement via Direct Response and Validation Using the Randomized Response Technique]. In K.-S. Rehberg (Ed.), Die Natur der Gesellschaft. Verhandlungen des 33. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Kassel (Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag), 5446-561. [Link]

(4) Sattler, S. (2008). Unterschätztes Phänomen? Über den Umfang und Umgang mit Plagiaten [An Underrated Phenomenon? Regarding the Extent and Handling of Plagiarism]. Forschung & Lehre 5/08: 222-223. [Link]

(3) Welker, M., Sattler, S. (2007). Online-Befragung von Journalisten in Deutschland: ein Modell zur Abschätzung von Coverage- und Responsefehlern bei einer amorphen und dispersen Großgruppe [An online-survey of journalists in Germany: A model to estimate coverage and response bias in an amorphous and dispersed population]. In (2) M. Welker, & O. Wenzel (Eds.), Online-Forschung 2007: Grundlagen und Fallstudien (Cologne: von Halem Verlag), 333-369. [Link]

(2) Bigl, B., Sattler, S. (2005). Der Journalist der Zukunft: ein Alleskönner [The journalist of the future: an all-rounder. Journal 5: 10-12. [Link]

(1) Sattler, S. (2005). Rezension: Der Journalist als “Homo oeconomicus” [Book review: Susanne Fengler and Stephan Ruß-Mohl, Journalists as “homo oeconomicus”]. Publizistik 50: 269-270. [Link]

Research Datasets

(5) Sattler, S.,Dubljević, V., Racine, E. (2002). Data Publication for: Cooperative Behavior in the Workplace: Empirical Evidence from the Agent-Deed-Consequences Model of Moral Judgment. Bielefeld University. [Link].

(4) Sattler, S., Knesebeck, O. v. d. (2022): Data publication for: Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work and Pre-scription Drug Misuse–Prospective Evidence from Germany. Bielefeld University. [Link].

(3) Sattler, S., Taflinger, S., Ernst, A., Hasselhorn, F. (2022). Data publication for: A Moderated Mediation Model Explaining the Relationship between Risk-group Membership, Threat Perception, Knowledge, and Ad-herence to COVID-19 Behavioral Measures. Bielefeld University. [Link].

(2) Zerbini, G., Taflinger, S., Reicherts, P., Kunz, M., Sattler, S. (2022). Data publication for: Perceived Risk of COVID-19 Exposure and Poor COVID-19 Prognosis Impair Sleep: The Mediating and Moderating Roles of COVID-19-Related Anxiety and Knowledge. Bielefeld University. [Link]


(1) Dubljevic, V., Sattler, S., Racine, É. (2018). Pretest dataset, Experiment 1 dataset, Experiment 2 dataset: Deciphering Moral Intuition: How Agents, Deeds, and Consequences Influence Moral Judgment. PLOS One. [Link]

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