Dr. Martin Weiß

Martin Weiß is a postdoctoral researcher in the group for Translational Social Neuroscience at the University Hospital Würzburg.

He completed his PhD in 2020 in the research group for Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics at the University of Würzburg (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Johannes Hewig). In his dissertation, he investigated neural processes underlying the influence of emotional feedback on economic decisions making.

His current research focuses on prosocial motives and their neural correlates as well as different aspects of psychopathology (e.g., social media use and depression). He is also interested in differential psychological topics and questionnaire construction and evaluation (e.g., greed, climate anxiety).

Selected Publications

Weiß, M., Gründahl, M., Deckert, J., Eichner, F., Kohls, M., Störk, S., Heuschmann, P., and Hein, G. (2023). Differential network interactions between psychosocial factors, mental health, and health-related quality of life in women and men. Scientific Reports, 13, 11642.

Weiß, M.*, Saulin, A.*, Iotzov, V., Hewig, J., and Hein, G.(2023). Can monetary incentives overturn fairness-based decisions? [Registered Report] Royal Society Open Science, 10: 211983.

Weiß, M., Schulze, J., Krumm, S., Göritz, A.S., Hewig, J., and Mussel, P. (2023). Domain-Specific Greed. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 01461672221148004.

Weiß, M., Baumeister, H., Cohrdes, C., Deckert, J., Gründahl, M., Pryss, R., and Hein, G. (2022). Extraversion moderates the relationship between social media use and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 100343.


Further Information


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