PsychoEconomic Research Lab

University of Salzburg

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Core facility (CF)

Short Description

The research infrastructure allows the recording of brain currents (electroencephalography, 32 channels) as well as peripheral physiological signals (electrodermal activity, respiration, muscle activity, cardiac and circulatory parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure).
It has its own video lab in which video and sound recording in HD quality are possible (up to 3 cameras simultaneously - two of which can be remote-controlled live from an adjacent room, room and directional microphones are available).
The software INTERACT is available for video analysis. In addition, software is available for the millisecond-precise presentation of visual and auditory stimuli (inquisit, presentation).
This presentation software is coupled with the neuro- and peripheral physiological recording devices, which allows for accurate behavioral measurements in combination with the physiological measures. Specific software (Brain Vision Analyzer 2) is used for analyzing brain currents.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Eva Traut-Mattausch

Research Services

Work and health: the role of requirements and resources for motivation and stress
Execution of employee surveys, especially evaluation of psychological burden
Resistance to changes in society and organizations
Managing modern working environments: Living and working 4.0
Effectiveness and effectiveness of counseling, in particular coaching, supervision and mediation

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

General: data analysis, statistical modeling, scientific presentation and publication of research results
Psychology: Conducting and evaluating psychological experiments, especially in the field of work, organizational and economic psychology; Quantitative and qualitative analyzes of questionnaire and behavioral data
Electroencephalography: event-related potentials, spectral analyzes, wavelet analyzes, frontal asymmetry
Peripheral Physiology: Evaluation and interpretation of physiological parameters

Prof. Dr. Eva Traut-Mattausch
Fachbereich Psychologie
0043 662 8044 5149
Please contact the research service of the University of Salzburg ( or the responsible contact person for this section mentioned in the contact field.
Department of social sciences and economics, University Salzburg
Arbeiterkammer Salzburg
German and Austrian companies (medium-sized enterprises, large enterprises)
Doktoratskolleg "Bewältigung moderner Arbeitswelten: Leben und Arbeiten 4.0"
seit 2016
Traut-Mattausch E.
Doctorate School PLUS, internes Projekt

Bewältigung von Anforderungen in Spannungsfeld vorhandener Ressourcen: Motivation & Stresserleben
seit 2016
Traut-Mattausch E., Speitel C.
internes Projekt

Erfassung psychischer Belastungen: Entwicklung moderner Verfahren
seit 2014
Traut-Mattausch E., Neureiter M., Sittenthaler S
internes Projekt

Wirkung und Wirksamkeit von Beratung
seit 2012
Traut-Mattausch E., Mühlberger M., Neureiter M., Losch S.
internes Projekt
"Overcoming the Fear That Haunts Your Success" - The Effectiveness of Interventions for Reducing the Impostor Phenomenon.
Zanchetta, M., Junker, S., Wolf, A.-M., Traut-Mattausch, E.
Frontiers in Psychology, 11(405), 1-15. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00405

Functions of the right DLPFC and right TPJ in proposers and responders in the ultimatum game.
Speitel, C., Traut-Mattausch, E. & Jonas, E.
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 14(3), 263-270. DOI:10.1093/scan/nsz005

Gesellschaftliches- und wirtschaftliches Verhalten: Ausgewählte Aspekte erfassen und verändern.
Traut-Mattausch, E., Sittenthaler S., & Speitel, C. (2018).
In S. Greif & K.-C Hamborg (Hrsg.). Methoden der Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie (S. 431-507). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Konfliktbearbeitung in Organisationen - Wann hilft Supervision, Mediation und Coaching?
Traut-Mattausch, E. & Zanchetta, M.
WISO, 4, 169-184.

Comparing the effectiveness of individual coaching, self-coaching, and group training: How leadership makes the difference
Losch S., Traut-Mattausch E., Mühlberger M.D., Jonas E.
Frontiers in Psychology, 7(629)

Leading to effectiveness: Comparing dyadic coaching and group coaching
Mühlberger M.D. & Traut-Mattausch E.
Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 1-33

Complaints as starting point for vicious cycles in customer-employee-interactions.
Traut-Mattausch E., Wagner S., Pollatos O., Jonas E.
Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1454)