Anna Foerster, M.Sc.


Room U4

Appointment by e-mail


Department of Psychology (III)

Röntgenring 11

97070 Würzburg, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)931 / 3189019

Fax:     +49 (0)931 / 3182815



Research interests


Cognitive control

Perception in action




Foerster, A., Wirth, R., Herbort, O., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (in press). Lying upside-down: Alibis reverse cognitive burdens of dishonesty. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

Foerster, A., Wirth, R., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (in press). The dishonest mind set in sequence. Psychological Research. pdf.  doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0780-3

Wirth, R., Foerster, A., Rendel, H., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (in press). Rule-violations sensitize towards negative and authority-related stimuli. Cognition & Emotion, (ahead of print), 1-14. pdf.

Pfister, R., Wirth, R., Schwarz, K. A., Foerster, A., Steinhauser, M., & Kunde, W. (2016). The electrophysiological signature of deliberate rule violations. Psychophysiology, 53, 1870-1877. pdf. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12771

Wirth, R., Pfister, R., Foerster, A., Huestegge, L., & Kunde, W. (2016). Pushing the rules: Effects and aftereffects of deliberate rule violations. Psychological Research, 80(5), 838-852.  pdf.  doi: 10.1007/s00426-015-0690-9

Foerster, A., Gray, R., & Canal-Bruland, R. (2015). Size estimates remain stable in the face of differences in performance outcome variability in an aiming task. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 47-52. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2014.12.004 pdf.

Pfister, R., Foerster, A., & Kunde, W. (2014). Pants on fire: The electrophysiological signature of telling a lie. Social Neuroscience, 9(6), 562-572. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2014.934392. pdf.

Pfister, R., Foerster, A., Schwarz, K.A., & Wirth, R. (2014). Lässt sich ein guter Hochstapler als solcher entlarven? Wenn ja: Wie? In: W. Schwanebeck (Ed.), Über Hochstapelei: Perspektiven auf eine kulturelle Praxis (pp. 63-72). Berlin: Neofelis.

Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Schmidt, C., Dignath, D. & Kunde, W. (2013). Honesty saves time (and justifications). Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 4, 473. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00473 pdf.