Institute of Sports Science

Britta Seiffer

Institute of Sports Science
Gartenstraße 19
1st Floor, Room 103
  07071 29-76196

Main research

  • Preventive and intervention effects of physical activity on mental illness
  • Implementation and evaluation of the sports and movement therapy program "ImPuls" for people with mental illness
  • Protective factors of mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic

Current projects

Short vita

Since 2019
PhD student and research assistant

University of Tübingen

Master’s degree Psychology

University of Tübingen

Graduate assistant

University of Tübingen

Bachelor's degree Psychology

University of Mainz

Student assistant

University Medical Center University of Mainz

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Rösel, I., Bauer, L. L., Seiffer, B., Deinhart, C., Atrott, B., Sudeck, G., Hautzinger, M., & Wolf, S. (2022). The effect of exercise and affect regulation skills on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey. Psychiatry Res, 312, 114559. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2022.114559
  • Seiffer, B., Hautzinger, M., Ulrich, R., & Wolf, S. (2021). The Efficacy of Physical Activity for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. J Atten Disord, 10870547211017982. doi: 10.1177/10870547211017982
  • Wolf, S., Seiffer, B., Zeibig, J.-M., Welkerling, J., Bauer, L. L., Frei, A. K., Studnitz, T., Rosenstiel, S., Fiedler, D. V., Helmhold, F., Ray, A., Herzog, E., Takano, K., Nakagawa, T., Kropp, S., Franke, S., Peters, S., El-Kurd, N., Zwanzleitner, L., . . . Ehring, T. (2021). Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a Transdiagnostic group-based exercise intervention: study protocol for a pragmatic multi-site randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 21(1), 540. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03541-3
  • Zeibig, J. M., Seiffer, B., Sudeck, G., Rosel, I., Hautzinger, M., & Wolf, S. (2021). Transdiagnostic efficacy of a group exercise intervention for outpatients with heterogenous psychiatric disorders: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 21(1), 313. doi:10.1186/s12888-021-03307-x
  • Wolf, S., Seiffer, B., Zeibig, J.-M., Welkerling, J., Brokmeier, L., Atrott, B., Ehring, T., & Schuch, F. B. (2021). Is Physical Activity Associated with Less Depression and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Rapid Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 51(8), 1771-1783. doi:10.1007/s40279-021-01468-z

  • Seiffer, B., Wolf, S. Sportliche Aktivität als mögliche Therapieoption bei ADHS. Psychotherapeut 65, 156–159 (2020). doi:10.1007/s00278-020-00419-9

  • Wolf, S., Seiffer, B., Hautzinger, M., Farhan Othman, M., & Kizilhan, J. (2019). Aufbau psychotherapeutischer Versorgung in der Region Dohuk, Nordirak. Psychotherapeut, 64(4), 322-328. doi:10.1007/s00278-019-0344-2

Book chapters

  • Seiffer, B.*, Studnitz, T.*, Zeibig, J.-M., Thiel, A., Wolf, S. (in Druck). Sportliche Aktivität in der ambulanten Versorgung von Patient:innen mit psychischen Erkrankungen. In: T. Thimme, H. Deimel & C. Chermette (Hrsg), Bewegungstherapie bei psychischen Erkrankungen über die Lebensspanne. Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag