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David Dignath

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Psychologie
Engelbergerstraße 41
D-79085 Freiburg
Abteilung: Allgemeine Psychologie
R 3014
E-Mail: David.Dignath@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de


Since 2015                   post-doc researcher, University Freiburg
                                          (Prof. Dr. Andrea Kiesel)
2014-2015                     post-doc researcher, University Würzburg
                                          (Prof. Dr. Fritz Strack)
2014                              PhD, „Conflict management“, University Würzburg
                                          Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Eder
2011                                Diploma in Psychology, University Würzburg

Research interests


voluntary action control



Mittelstädt, V., Dignath, D., Schmidt-Ott, M., & Kiesel, A. (in press). Exploring the Repetition Bias in Voluntary Task Switching. Psychological Research.

Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Schmidts, C.,  Dignath, D., Wirth, R., & Kunde, W. (in press).  Focused cognitive control in dishonesty: evidence for predominantly transient conflict adaptation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Pfister, R.*, Weller, L.*, Dignath, D., & Kunde, W. (in press). What or when? The impact of anticipated social action effects is driven by action-effect compatibility, not delay. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.(* = shared authorship)

Eder, A., B., Dignath, D., Erle, T., M. Wiemer, J. (in press). Shocking action: Facilitative effects of punishing electric shocks on action control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Dignath, D., & Lotze-Hermes, Farmer, H., & Pfister, R. (in press). Contingency and contiguity of imitative behaviour affect social affiliation. Psychological Research.

Dignath, D., & Janczyk, M., & Eder, A.B. (2017) Phasic valence and arousal do not influence post-conflict adjustments in the Simon task. Acta Psychologica, 174, 31-39.

Kiesel, A., & Dignath, D. (2017) Effort in Multitasking: Local and global assessment of effort. Frontiers in Psychology.

Wirth, R.*, Dignath, D.*, Pfister, R., Kunde, W., & Eder, A. B. (2016). Attracted by rewards: Disentangling the motivational influence of rewarding and punishing targets and distractors. Motivation Science, 2(3), 143-156.(* = shared authorship)

Eder, A. B., Pfister, R., Dignath, D., & Hommel, B. (2016). Anticipatory affect during action preparation: Evidence from backward compatibility in dual-task performance.Cognition and Emotion, 1-14.
Eder, A. B., & Dignath, D. (2016). Influence of verbal instructions on effect-based action control. Psychological Research,  81(2), 355-365.
Eder, A.B. & Dignath, D. (2016). Cue-elicited food seeking is eliminated with aversive outcomes following outcome devaluation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 69(3), 574-588.
Dignath, D., & Eder, A.B. (2015). Stimulus Conflict Triggers Behavioral Avoidance. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.15(4), 822-836.
Dignath, D., Kiesel, A., & Eder, A.B. (2015). Flexible Conflict Management: Conflict Avoidance and Conflict Adjustment in Reactive Cognitive Control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 41(4), 975-988.
supplementary material:
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Dignath, D., Pfister, R., Eder, A. B., Kiesel, A. & Kunde, W. (2014) Representing the hyphen in bi-directional action-effect associations: Automatic integration of time intervals into cognitive action structures. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 40(6), 1701-1712.
Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., Wirth, R., Dignath, D. & Kunde, W. (2014) Thinking with portals: Revisiting kinematic cues to intention. Cognition, 133(2), 464-473.
Dignath, D., Pfister, R., Eder, A. B., Kiesel, A., & Kunde, W. (2014) Something in the way she moves: Movement trajectories reveal dynamics of self-control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(3), 809-816.
Eder, A. B., & Dignath, D. (2014). I like to get nothing: Implicit and explicit evaluation of avoided negative outcomes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 40, 55-62.
Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Schmidt, C., Dignath, D. & Kunde, W. (2013). Honesty saves time (and justifications). Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 4, 473.
Dignath, D. & Eder, A. B. (2013). Recall of observed actions modulates the end-state comfort effect just like recall of one's own actions. Experimental Brain Research, 231(1), 75-83.
Pfister, R., Dignath, D., Hommel, B., & Kunde, W. (2013). It takes two to imitate: Anticipation and imitation in social interaction. Psychological Science, 24. 2117-2121.
Eder, A. B., & Dignath, D. (2013). Messung von Verhaltenstendenzen der Annäherung und Vermeidung: Eine praktische Anleitung [Measurement of approach and avoidance tendences: A manual]. In C. Bermeitinger (Ed.), Paradigmen der Kognitiven Psychologie: Affektive Reize II (pp. 217-237). Berlin: Uni-Edition


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