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Department of Psychology Applied Social and Health Psychology

List of publications by Timon Elmer

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Journal articles (peer reviewed)


Elmer, T. (2023). Computational Social Science is growing up: Why puberty consists of embracing measurement validation, theory development, and open science practices. EPJ Data Science, 12(51).

Elmer, T., Ram, N., Gloster, A., & Bringmann, L. (2023). Studying daily social interaction quantity and quality in relation to depression change: A multi-phase experience sampling study. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Elmer, T., van Duijn, M., Ram, N., & Bringmann, L. (2023). Modeling categorical time-to-event data: The example of social interaction dynamics captured with event-contingent experience sampling methods. Psychological Methods. 

Stadel, M., Stulp, G., Langener, A.M., Elmer, T., van Duijn, M.A.J, Bringmann, L. (2023). Feedback About a Person’s Social Context - Personal Networks and Daily Social Interactions. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 

Eaton, N., Bringmann, L., Elmer, T., Fried, E., Forbes, M., Greene, A., Krueger, R., Kotov, R., McGorry, P., Mei, C., & Waszczuk, M. (2023). A Review of approaches and models in psychopathology classification research. Nature Reviews Psychology. 


Elmer, T., & Lodder, G. (2022). Modeling social interaction dynamics measured with smartphone sensors: An ambulatory assessment study on social interactions and loneliness. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 40(2), 1-16.

Bringmann, L. F., Elmer, T., & Eronen, M. I. (2022). Back to Basics: The Importance of Conceptual Clarification in Psychological Science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 31(4), 340–346. 

Van Alboom, Elmer, T., Boersma, K., Forgeron, P. , Baert, F., Bracke, P. & Goubert, L. (2022). Social integration of adolescents with chronic pain: a social network analysis. PAIN, 163(11), 2232–2244. 


Elmer, T. (2021). In which direction does happiness predict subsequent social interactions? A Commentary on Quoidbach et al. (2019). Psychological Science, 32(6), 955–959. 

Zuaboni, G., Elmer, T., Rabenschlag, F., Heumann, K., Jaeger, S., Kozel, B., Mahlke, C., Theodoridou, A., Jaeger, M. , Rüsch, N. (2021). Psychometric evaluation of the German version of the Opening Minds Stigma Scale for Health Care Providers (OMS-HC). BMC Psychology, 9(1), 86.

Vörös*, A., Boda*, Z., Elmer*, T., Mepham*, K., Hoffman*, M., Raabe*, I., & Stadtfeld*, C. (2021). The Swiss StudentLife Study: Investigating the emergence of an undergraduate community through dynamic, multidimensional social network data. Social Networks, 65, 71–84. 

* These authors contributed equally to the work.


Elmer*, T., Mepham*, K., & Stadtfeld*, C. (2020). Students under lockdown: Comparisons of students’ social networks and mental health before and during the COVID-19 crisis in Switzerland. PLoS One, 15(7). 

Elmer, T., Geschwind, N., Peeters, F., Wichers, M., & Bringmann, L. (2020). Getting stuck in social isolation: Solitude inertia and depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(7), 713–723.

Elmer, T. & Stadtfeld, C. (2020). Depressive symptoms are associated with social isolation in face-to-face interaction networks. Scientific Reports, 1444(10).  

Hoffman, M., Block, P., Elmer, T., & Stadtfeld, C. (2020). DyNAM-i: A statistical model for the analysis of face-to-face interactions. Network Science, 8.

Boda*, Z., Elmer*, T., Vörös*, A., & Stadtfeld*, C. (2020). Seeds of social structure: Short-term and long-term effects of an educational network intervention. Scientific Reports, 10(1). 

* These authors contributed equally to the work. 


Elmer, T. ,Chaitanya, K., Purwar, P., & Stadtfeld, C. (2019). The validity of RFID badges measuring face-to-face interactions. Behavior Research Methods, 51(5), 2120–2138.

Bringmann, L., Elmer, T., Epskamp, S., Krause, R., Schoch, D., Wichers, M., Wigman, H., & Snippe, E. (2019). What do centrality measures measure in psychological networks? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(8), 892–903. 

Stadtfeld, C., Vörös, A., Elmer, T., Boda, Z., & Raabe, I. (2019). Integration in emerging social networks explains academic failure and success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(3), 792-797. 



Gander, F., Ruch, W., Platt, T., Hofmann, J., & Elmer, T. (2018). Current and ideal team roles: Relationships to job satisfaction and calling. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 4(3), 277-289.

Schori, D., Jaeger, M., Elmer, T., Jaeger, S., Mahlke, C., Heumann, K., Theodoridou, A., Zuaboni, G., Kozel, B., & Rabenschlag, F. (2018). Knowledge on types of treatment pressure. A cross-sectional study among mental health professionals. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 32(5), 662-669.



Elmer, T., Boda, Z., & Stadtfeld, C. (2017). The co-evolution of emotional well-being with weak and strong friendship ties. Network Science, 5(3), 278-307. 

Elmer*, T., Rabenschlag*, F., Schori, D., Zuaboni, G., Kozel, B., Jaeger, S., Mahlke, C., Heumann, K., Theodoridou, A., & Jäger, M. (2017). Informal coercion as a neglected form of communication in psychiatric settings in Germany and Switzerland. Psychiatry Research, 262, 400-406.

* These authors contributed equally to the work.