Institute of Sports Science

Dr. Sebastian Wolf

Junior group leader "Exercise and Mental Health"

Contact
Institute of Sports Science
Gartenstraße 19
1st Floor, Room 104
  07071 29-73613
sebastian.wolfspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de
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Main research

  • Exercise and mental health/mental disorders
  • (neurophysiological) mechanisms of the antidepressant effects of exercise
  • Prevention effects of exercise on mental disorders

Current research projects


Short vita

Since 2020
Junior group leader of the research group "Exercise and Mental Health"

University of Tübingen, Germany

2014 - 2020
Research Associate

Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany

2010 - 2013
Research Associate

Institute of Medical Psychology, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Germany


Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Zeibig, J.-M., Seiffer, B., Sudeck, G., Rösel, 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. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03307-x
  • Seiffer, B., Hautzinger, M., Ulrich, R., & Wolf, S. (2021). Efficacy of Regular Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in Children with ADHD: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. J Atten Disord. doi:10.1177/10870547211017982
  • Wolf, S., Seiffer, B., Zeibig, J.-M., Welkerling, J., Brokmeier, L., Atrott, B., . . . Schuch, F. B. (2021). Is Physical Activity Associated with Less Depression and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Rapid Systematic Review. Sports Medicine. doi:10.1007/s40279-021-01468-z
  • Wolf, S., Zeibig, J.-M., Giel, K., Granz, H., Sudeck, G., & Thiel, A. (2020). Sportliche Aktivität und psychische Erkrankungen. [Sports Activity and Mental Diseases]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol, 70(09/10), 412-428. doi: 10.1055/a-1193-2584

  • Seiffer, B., Wolf, S. (2020). Exercise as a possible treatment option in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Current study situation and suggestions for specific exercise interventions. Psychotherapeut, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00278-020-00419-9

  • Wolf, S., Zeibig, J., Giel, K., Granz, H., Sudeck, G., Thiel, A. (2020). Sportliche Aktivität und psychische Erkrankungen.  PSYCH up2date, 14:255-271. doi: https://doi.org/10.1055/a-0973-1982

  • Broelz, EK., Enck, P., Niess, AM., Schneeweiss, P., Wolf, S., Weimar, K. (2019). The neurobiology of placebo effects in sports: EEG frontal alpha asymmetry increases in response to a placebo ergogenic aid. Scientific Reports, 9, 2381. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38828-9
  • Wolf, S., Seiffer, B., Hautzinger, M., Kizilhan (2019). Aufbau psychotherapeutischer Versorgung in der Region Dohuk, Nordirak. Psychotherapeut. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00278-019-0344-2
  • Broelz, EK., Wolf, S., Schneeweiss, P., Niess, AM., Enck, P., Weimar, K. (2018). Increasing effort without noticing: A randomized controlled pilot study about the ergogenic placebo effect in endurance athletes and the role of supplement salience. Plos One, 13, 6. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198388
  • Keune, P. M., Hansen, S., Weber, E., Zapf, F., Habich, J., Muenssinger, J., Wolf, S., Schönenberg, M., & Oschmann, P. (2017). Exploring resting-state EEG brain oscillatory activity in relation to cognitive functioning in multiple sclerosis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(9), 1746-1754. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2017.06.253
  • Adorjan, K., Mulugeta, S., Odenwald, M., Ndetei, D. M., Osman, A. H., Hautzinger, M., Wolf, S., ... & Schulze, T. G. (2017). Psychiatrische Versorgung von Flüchtlingen in Afrika und dem Nahen Osten [Psychiatric care of refugees in Africa and the Middle East]. Der Nervenarzt, 88(9), 974-982. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00115-017-0365-4
  • Wolf, S., Brölz, E., Keune, P., Wesa, B., Hautzinger, M., Birbaumer, N, Strehl, U. (2015). Motor skill failure or flow-experience? Functional brain asymmetry and brain connectivity in elite and amateur table tennis players. Biol Psychol, 105, 95-105. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.01.007
  • Wolf, S., Brölz, E. K., Scholz, D., Murguialday, A. R., Keune, P. M., Hautzinger, M., Birbaumer, N., Strehl, U. (2014). Winning the game: Brain processes in expert, young elite and amateur table tennis players. Front Behav Neurosci, 8, 370. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00370
  • Wolf, S. & Hautzinger, M. (2012). Linderung depressiver Symptomatik. Ist sportliche Aktivität eine empfehlenswerte therapeutische Methode? Psychotherapeut, 57(3), 241 – 247. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00278-011-0854-z

Books

  • Wolf, S., Zeibig, J.-M., Hautzinger, M., & Sudeck, G. (2020). Psychische Gesundheit durch Bewegung. ImPuls: Ein sport- und bewegungstherapeutisches Programm für Menschen mit psychischen Erkrankungen. Weinheim: Verlagsgruppe Beltz.
  • Hautzinger, M. & Wolf, S. (2012). Sportliche Aktivität und Depression. in Fuchs, R. & Schlicht, W. (Hrsg.) (2012). Seelische Gesundheit und sportliche Aktivität (S. 164-185). Göttingen: Hogrefe
  • Wolf, S. & Hautzinger, M. (2012). Sport, ein natürliches und preiswertes Antidepressivum?  in Siegl, J., Schmelzer, D., Mackinger, H. (Hrsg.) (2012). Horizonte der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapie. Festschrift für Hans Reinecker (S. 340-346). Lengerich: Pabst