Stefan Sütterlin

  • Senior researcher; Diplom, PhD
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Senior researcher for the CHBD group and Vice-Dean at Østfold University College

Stefan Sütterlin works as a senior researcher for the CHBD group and is Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Health- and Social Studies at Østfold University College. He also leads the CHAP Research group, which is based at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) and focuses on research within Cognition, Health and Performance. His research interests include evaluations of psychological interventions, psychophysiology, emotion regulation, decision-making, and cognitive science in cyber operations. 


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Publications 2022

Cropley M, Weidenstedt L, Leick B, Sütterlin S (2022)
Working from home during lockdown: the association between rest breaks and well-being
Ergonomics, 1-11 (in press)
DOI 10.1080/00140139.2022.2095038, PubMed 35762878

Schelhorn I, Schlüter S, Paintner K, Shiban Y, Lugo R, Meyer M, Sütterlin S (2022)
Emotions and emotion up-regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany
PLoS One, 17 (1), e0262283
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0262283, PubMed 34995338

Publications 2021

Dechsling A, Orm S, Kalandadze T, Sütterlin S, Øien RA, Shic F, Nordahl-Hansen A (2021)
Virtual and Augmented Reality in Social Skills Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Scoping Review
J Autism Dev Disord
DOI 10.1007/s10803-021-05338-5, PubMed 34783991

Dechsling A, Shic F, Zhang D, Marschik PB, Esposito G, Orm S, Sütterlin S, Kalandadze T, Øien RA, Nordahl-Hansen A (2021)
Virtual reality and naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder
Res Dev Disabil, 111, 103885
DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2021.103885, PubMed 33548742

Domarkienė I, Ambrozaitytė L, Bukauskas L, Rančelis T, Sütterlin S, Knox BJ, Maennel K, Maennel O, Parish K, Lugo RG, Brilingaitė A (2021)
CyberGenomics: Application of Behavioral Genetics in Cybersecurity
Behav Sci (Basel), 11 (11)
DOI 10.3390/bs11110152, PubMed 34821613

Lugo RG, Hjelmeland I, Hansen MT, Haug E, Sütterlin S, Grønlien HK (2021)
Impact of Initial Emotional States and Self-Efficacy Changes on Nursing Students' Practical Skills Performance in Simulation-Based Education
Nurs Rep, 11 (2), 267-278
DOI 10.3390/nursrep11020026, PubMed 34968204

Neyer S, Witthöft M, Cropley M, Pawelzik M, Lugo RG, Sütterlin S (2021)
Reduction of depressive symptoms during inpatient treatment is not associated with changes in heart rate variability
PLoS One, 16 (3), e0248686
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0248686, PubMed 33755668

Schelhorn I, Ecker A, Lüdtke MN, Rehm S, Tran T, Bereznai JL, Meyer ML, Sütterlin S, Kinateder M, Lugo RG, Shiban Y (2021)
Psychological Burden During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Germany
Front Psychol, 12, 640518
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.640518, PubMed 34557124

Publications 2020

Bräscher AK, Sütterlin S, Scheuren R, Van den Bergh O, Witthöft M (2020)
Somatic Symptom Perception From a Predictive Processing Perspective: An Empirical Test Using the Thermal Grill Illusion
Psychosom Med, 82 (7), 708-714
DOI 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000824, PubMed 32502072

Egner LE, Sütterlin S, Calogiuri G (2020)
Proposing a Framework for the Restorative Effects of Nature through Conditioning: Conditioned Restoration Theory
Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17 (18)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph17186792, PubMed 32957693

Eikeseth FF, Sætren SS, Benjamin BR, Ulltveit-Moe Eikenæs I, Sütterlin S, Hummelen B (2020)
The Test-Retest Reliability of Heart Rate Variability and Its Association With Personality Functioning
Front Psychiatry, 11, 558145
DOI 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.558145, PubMed 33329098

Rost S, Crombez G, Sütterlin S, Vögele C, Veirman E, Van Ryckeghem DML (2020)
Altered regulation of negative affect in patients with fibromyalgia: A diary study
Eur J Pain, 25 (3), 714-724
DOI 10.1002/ejp.1706, PubMed 33259659

Publications 2019

Ask TF, Ranjitkar S, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Hysing M, Strand TA, Kvestad I, Shrestha L, Andreassen M, Lugo RG, Shilpakar JS, Shrestha M, Sütterlin S (2019)
The Association Between Heart Rate Variability and Neurocognitive and Socio-Emotional Development in Nepalese Infants
Front Neurosci, 13, 411
DOI 10.3389/fnins.2019.00411, PubMed 31105521

Bjørhei A, Pedersen FT, Muhammad S, Tronstad C, Kalvøy H, Wojniusz S, Pabst O, Sütterlin S (2019)
An Investigation on Bilateral Asymmetry in Electrodermal Activity
Front Behav Neurosci, 13, 88
DOI 10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00088, PubMed 31133830

Eikeseth FF, Denninghaus S, Cropley M, Witthöft M, Pawelzik M, Sütterlin S (2019)
The cortisol awakening response at admission to hospital predicts depression severity after discharge in MDD patients
J Psychiatr Res, 111, 44-50
DOI 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.01.002, PubMed 30669031

Firth-Clark A, Sutterlin S, Lugo RG (2019)
Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques to Improve Academic Achievement in Student-Athletes
Educ. Sci., 9 (2), 89
DOI 10.3390/educsci9020089

Firth AM, Cavallini I, Sütterlin S, Lugo RG (2019)
Mindfulness and self-efficacy in pain perception, stress and academic performance. The influence of mindfulness on cognitive processes
Psychol Res Behav Manag, 12, 565-574
DOI 10.2147/PRBM.S206666, PubMed 31413648

Jøsok Ø, Lugo R, Knox BJ, Sütterlin S, Helkala K (2019)
Self-Regulation and Cognitive Agility in Cyber Operations
Front Psychol, 10, 875
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00875, PubMed 31068866

Knox BJ, Lugo RG, Helkala K, Sutterlin S (2019)
Slow Education and Cognitive Agility: Improving Military Cyber Cadet Cognitive Performance for Better Governance of Cyberpower
Int. J. Cyber Warf. Terror., 9 (1), 48-66
DOI 10.4018/IJCWT.2019010104

Knox BJ, Lugo RG, Sutterlin S (2019)
Cognisance as a Human Factor in Military Cyber Defence Education
IFAC PAPERSONLINE, 52 (19), 163-168
DOI 10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.12.168

Lugo RG, Firth-Clark A, Knox BJ, Josok O, Helkala K, Sutterlin S (2019)
Cognitive Profiles and Education of Female Cyber Defence Operators
LECT NOTES ARTIF INT, 11580, 563-572
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-22419-6_40

Maennel K, Mases S, Sutterlin S, Ernits M, Maennel O (2019)
Using Technical Cybersecurity Exercises in University Admissions and Skill Evaluation
IFAC PAPERSONLINE, 52 (19), 169-174
DOI 10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.12.169

Plans D, Morelli D, Sütterlin S, Ollis L, Derbyshire G, Cropley M (2019)
Use of a Biofeedback Breathing App to Augment Poststress Physiological Recovery: Randomized Pilot Study
JMIR Form Res, 3 (1), e12227
DOI 10.2196/12227, PubMed 30684437

Sætren SS, Sütterlin S, Lugo RG, Prince-Embury S, Makransky G (2019)
A Multilevel Investigation of Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents: The Relationships Between Self-Perceived Emotion Regulation, Vagally Mediated Heart Rate Variability, and Personal Factors Associated With Resilience
Front Psychol, 10, 438
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00438, PubMed 30923506

Vervoort T, Karos K, Johnson D, Sütterlin S, Van Ryckeghem D (2019)
Parental emotion and pain control behaviour when faced with child's pain: the emotion regulatory role of parental pain-related attention-set shifting and heart rate variability
Pain, 160 (2), 322-333
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001402, PubMed 30247182

Publications 2018

Ask TF, Lugo RG, Sütterlin S (2018)
The Neuro-Immuno-Senescence Integrative Model (NISIM) on the Negative Association Between Parasympathetic Activity and Cellular Senescence
Front Neurosci, 12, 726
DOI 10.3389/fnins.2018.00726, PubMed 30369866

Georgees Poless P, Torstveit L, Lugo RG, Andreassen M, Sütterlin S (2018)
Guilt and Proneness to Shame: Unethical Behaviour in Vulnerable and Grandiose Narcissism
Europe's Journal of Psychology, 14, 28-43
DOI 10.5964/ejop.v14i1.1355, PublikaID 250

Helkala K, Knox BJ, Josok O, Lugo RG, Sutterlin S, Dyrkolbotn GO, Svendsen NK (2018)
Supporting the Human in Cyber Defence
LECT NOTES COMPUT SC, 10683, 147-162
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-72817-9_10

Knox BJ, Josok O, Helkala K, Khooshabeh P, Odegaard T, Lugo RG, Sutterlin S (2018)
Socio-technical communication: The hybrid space and the OLB model for science-based cyber education
Milit. Psychol., 30 (4), 350-359
DOI 10.1080/08995605.2018.1478546

Lugo RG, Sutterlin S (2018)
Cyber Officer Profiles and Performance Factors
LECT NOTES ARTIF INT, 10906, 181-190
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-91122-9_16

Meessen J, Sütterlin S, Gauggel S, Forkmann T (2018)
Learning by heart-the relationship between resting vagal tone and metacognitive judgments: a pilot study
Cogn Process, 19 (4), 557-561
DOI 10.1007/s10339-018-0865-6, PubMed 29796847

Poless PG, Torstveit L, Lugo RG, Andreassen M, Sütterlin S (2018)
Guilt and Proneness to Shame: Unethical Behaviour in Vulnerable and Grandiose Narcissism
Eur J Psychol, 14 (1), 28-43
DOI 10.5964/ejop.v14i1.1355, PubMed 29899796

Publications 2017

Craig L, Meyers-Manor JE, Anders K, Sutterlin S, Miller H (2017)
The relationship between heart rate variability and canine aggression
Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci., 188, 59-67
DOI 10.1016/j.applanim.2016.12.015

Cropley M, Plans D, Morelli D, Sütterlin S, Inceoglu I, Thomas G, Chu C (2017)
The Association between Work-Related Rumination and Heart Rate Variability: A Field Study
Front Hum Neurosci, 11, 27
DOI 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00027, PubMed 28197087

De Rubeis J, Lugo RG, Witthöft M, Sütterlin S, Pawelzik MR, Vögele C (2017)
Rejection sensitivity as a vulnerability marker for depressive symptom deterioration in men
PLoS One, 12 (10), e0185802
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0185802, PubMed 29049292

De Rubeis J, Lugo RG, Witthöft M, Sütterlin S, Pawelzik MR, Vögele C (2017)
Rejection sensitivity as a vulnerability marker for depressive symptom deterioration in men
PLoS ONE, 12 (10), 1-11
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0185802 , PublikaID 243

De Witte NA, Sütterlin S, Braet C, Mueller SC (2017)
Psychophysiological correlates of emotion regulation training in adolescent anxiety: Evidence from the novel PIER task
J Affect Disord, 214, 89-96
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2017.03.012, PubMed 28285242

G. Lugo R, Helkala K, Knox B, Jøsok, M. Lande N, Sütterlin S (2017)
Interoceptive sensitivity as a proxy for emotional intensity and its relationship with perseverative cognition
Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 11, 1-8
DOI 10.2147/PRBM.S139790, PublikaID 244

Jøsok, Knox BJ, Helkala K, Wilson K, Sütterlin S, Lugo RG, Ødegaard T (2017)
Macrocognition Applied to the Hybrid Space: Team Environment, Functions and Processes in Cyber Operations
In Augmented Cognition: Enhancing Cognition and Behavior in Complex Human Environments, Springer International Publishing
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-58625-0_35, PublikaID 242

Knox BJ, Lugo RG, Jøsok, Helkala K, Sütterlin S (2017)
Towards a Cognitive Agility Index: The Role of Metacognition in Human Computer Interaction
In Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer International Publishing, 330-338
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-58750-9_46, PublikaID 241

Lugo RG, Helkala K, Knox BJ, Jøsok Ø, Lande NM, Sütterlin S (2017)
Interoceptive sensitivity as a proxy for emotional intensity and its relationship with perseverative cognition
Psychol Res Behav Manag, 11, 1-8
DOI 10.2147/PRBM.S139790, PubMed 29296103

Pedersen SKA, Andersen PN, Lugo RG, Andreassen M, Sütterlin S (2017)
Effects of Music on Agitation in Dementia: A Meta-Analysis
Front Psychol, 8, 742
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00742, PubMed 28559865

Publications 2016

De Rubeis J, Sütterlin S, Lange D, Pawelzik M, van Randenborgh A, Victor D, Vögele C (2016)
Attachment Status Affects Heart Rate Responses to Experimental Ostracism in Inpatients with Depression
PLoS One, 11 (3), e0150375
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0150375, PubMed 26943924

De Witte NA, Sütterlin S, Braet C, Mueller SC (2016)
Getting to the Heart of Emotion Regulation in Youth: The Role of Interoceptive Sensitivity, Heart Rate Variability, and Parental Psychopathology
PLoS One, 11 (10), e0164615
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0164615, PubMed 27741261

Egner LE, Sutterlin S, Lugo RG (2016)
Prevalence of Two-Syllable Digits Affecting Forward Digit Span Test Score: A Potential Reliability Factor in Digit Span Tests and New Light to the Word Length Effect
SAGE Open, 6 (4), 2158244016681825
DOI 10.1177/2158244016681825

Forkmann T, Meessen J, Teismann T, Sütterlin S, Gauggel S, Mainz V (2016)
Resting vagal tone is negatively associated with suicide ideation
J Affect Disord, 194, 30-2
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2016.01.032, PubMed 26802504

Helkala K, Knox B, Josok O, Lugo R, Sutterlin S (2016)
How Coping Strategies Influence Cyber Task Performance in the Hybrid Space
COMM COM INF SC, 617, 192-196
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-40548-3_32

Josok O, Knox BJ, Helkala K, Lugo RG, Sutterlin S, Ward P (2016)
Exploring the Hybrid Space Theoretical Framework Applying Cognitive Science in Military Cyberspace Operations
LECT NOTES ARTIF INT, 9744, 178-188
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-39952-2_18

Koval P, Sütterlin S, Kuppens P (2016)
Emotional Inertia is Associated with Lower Well-Being when Controlling for Differences in Emotional Context
Front Psychol, 6, 1997
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01997, PubMed 26779099

Meessen J, Mainz V, Gauggel S, Volz-Sidiropoulou E, Sutterlin S, Forkmann T (2016)
The Relationship Between Interoception and Metacognition A Pilot Study
J. Psychophysiol., 30 (2), 76-86
DOI 10.1027/0269-8803/a000157

Nurnberger M, Nerb J, Schmitz F, Keller J, Sutterlin S (2016)
Implicit Gender Stereotypes and Essentialist Beliefs Predict Preservice Teachers' Tracking Recommendations
J. Exp. Educ., 84 (1), 152-174
DOI 10.1080/00220973.2015.1027807

Rost S, Van Ryckeghem DML, Koval P, Sütterlin S, Vögele C, Crombez G (2016)
Affective instability in patients with chronic pain: a diary approach
Pain, 157 (8), 1783-1790
DOI 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000582, PubMed 27075427

Scheuren R, Duschek S, Schulz A, Sütterlin S, Anton F (2016)
Blood pressure and the perception of illusive pain
Psychophysiology, 53 (8), 1282-91
DOI 10.1111/psyp.12658, PubMed 27079150

Steinmetz JP, Vögele C, Theisen-Flies C, Federspiel C, Sütterlin S (2016)
The relationship between emotion regulation capacity, heart rate variability, and quality of life in individuals with alcohol-related brain damage
Psychol Res Behav Manag, 9, 219-35
DOI 10.2147/PRBM.S108322, PubMed 27616894

Torstveit L, Sütterlin S, Lugo RG (2016)
Empathy, Guilt Proneness, and Gender: Relative Contributions to Prosocial Behaviour
Eur J Psychol, 12 (2), 260-70
DOI 10.5964/ejop.v12i2.1097, PubMed 27298635

Wojniusz S, Callens N, Sütterlin S, Andersson S, De Schepper J, Gies I, Vanbesien J, De Waele K, Van Aken S, Craen M, Vögele C, Cools M, Haraldsen IR (2016)
Cognitive, Emotional, and Psychosocial Functioning of Girls Treated with Pharmacological Puberty Blockage for Idiopathic Central Precocious Puberty
Front Psychol, 7, 1053
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01053, PubMed 27462292

Publications 2015

Mueller SC, De Rubeis J, Lange D, Pawelzik MR, Sütterlin S (2015)
Sensitivity to Social Exclusion in Major Depressive Disorder Predicts Therapeutic Outcome after Inpatient Treatment
Psychother Psychosom, 85 (1), 50-2
DOI 10.1159/000437147, PubMed 26610314

Olsen VV, Lugo RG, Sütterlin S (2015)
The somatic marker theory in the context of addiction: contributions to understanding development and maintenance
Psychol Res Behav Manag, 8, 187-200
DOI 10.2147/PRBM.S68695, PubMed 26185474

Sütterlin S, Egner LE, Lugo RG, Wojniusz S (2015)
Beyond expectation: a case for nonpersonal contextual factors in a more comprehensive approach to the placebo effect and the contribution of environmental psychology
Psychol Res Behav Manag, 8, 259-62
DOI 10.2147/PRBM.S91774, PubMed 26586970

Publications 2014

Pappens M, Schroijen M, Sütterlin S, Smets E, Van den Bergh O, Thayer JF, Van Diest I (2014)
Resting heart rate variability predicts safety learning and fear extinction in an interoceptive fear conditioning paradigm
PLoS One, 9 (9), e105054
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0105054, PubMed 25181542

Scheuren R, Sütterlin S, Anton F (2014)
Rumination and interoceptive accuracy predict the occurrence of the thermal grill illusion of pain
BMC Psychol, 2 (1), 22
DOI 10.1186/2050-7283-2-22, PubMed 25815193

Vervoort T, Trost Z, Sütterlin S, Caes L, Moors A (2014)
Emotion regulatory function of parent attention to child pain and associated implications for parental pain control behaviour
Pain, 155 (8), 1453-1463
DOI 10.1016/j.pain.2014.04.015, PubMed 24769189

Wölk J, Sütterlin S, Koch S, Vögele C, Schulz SM (2014)
Enhanced cardiac perception predicts impaired performance in the Iowa Gambling Task in patients with panic disorder
Brain Behav, 4 (2), 238-46
DOI 10.1002/brb3.206, PubMed 24683516

Publications 2013

Koval P, Ogrinz B, Kuppens P, Van den Bergh O, Tuerlinckx F, Sütterlin S (2013)
Affective instability in daily life is predicted by resting heart rate variability
PLoS One, 8 (11), e81536
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0081536, PubMed 24312315

Schulz A, Lass-Hennemann J, Sütterlin S, Schächinger H, Vögele C (2013)
Cold pressor stress induces opposite effects on cardioceptive accuracy dependent on assessment paradigm
Biol Psychol, 93 (1), 167-74
DOI 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.01.007, PubMed 23354518

Sütterlin S, Schroijen M, Constantinou E, Smets E, Van den Bergh O, Van Diest I (2013)
Breath holding duration as a measure of distress tolerance: examining its relation to measures of executive control
Front Psychol, 4, 483
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00483, PubMed 23908639

Sütterlin S, Schulz SM, Stumpf T, Pauli P, Vögele C (2013)
Enhanced cardiac perception is associated with increased susceptibility to framing effects
Cogn Sci, 37 (5), 922-35
DOI 10.1111/cogs.12036, PubMed 23607678

Publications 2012

Herbert C, Sütterlin S (2012)
Do Not Respond! Doing the Think/No-Think and Go/No-Go Tasks Concurrently Leads to Memory Impairment of Unpleasant Items during Later Recall
Front Psychol, 3, 269
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00269, PubMed 22870071

Sütterlin S, Paap MC, Babic S, Kübler A, Vögele C (2012)
Rumination and age: some things get better
J Aging Res, 2012, 267327
DOI 10.1155/2012/267327, PubMed 22500227

Publications 2011

Herbert C, Deutsch R, Sütterlin S, Kübler A, Pauli P (2011)
Negation as a means for emotion regulation? Startle reflex modulation during processing of negated emotional words
Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 11 (2), 199-206
DOI 10.3758/s13415-011-0026-1, PubMed 21369874

Kaufmann T, Sütterlin S, Schulz SM, Vögele C (2011)
ARTiiFACT: a tool for heart rate artifact processing and heart rate variability analysis
Behav Res Methods, 43 (4), 1161-70
DOI 10.3758/s13428-011-0107-7, PubMed 21573720

Kaufmann T, Vögele C, Sütterlin S, Lukito S, Kübler A (2011)
Effects of resting heart rate variability on performance in the P300 brain-computer interface
Int J Psychophysiol, 83 (3), 336-41
DOI 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.11.018, PubMed 22172335

Sütterlin S, Herbert C, Schmitt M, Kübler A, Vögele C (2011)
Overcoming selfishness: reciprocity, inhibition, and cardiac-autonomic control in the ultimatum game
Front Psychol, 2, 173
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00173, PubMed 21847383

Publications 2010

Sütterlin S, Herbert C, Schmitt M, Kübler A, Vögele C (2010)
Frames, decisions, and cardiac-autonomic control
Soc Neurosci, 6 (2), 169-77
DOI 10.1080/17470919.2010.495883, PubMed 20661838

Sütterlin S, Vögele C, Gauggel S (2010)
Neuropsychiatric complications of efavirenz therapy: suggestions for a new research paradigm
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci, 22 (4), 361-9
DOI 10.1176/jnp.2010.22.4.361, PubMed 21037119

Wojniusz S, Vögele C, Ropstad E, Evans N, Robinson J, Sütterlin S, Erhard HW, Solbakk AK, Endestad T, Olberg DE, Haraldsen IR (2010)
Prepubertal gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog leads to exaggerated behavioral and emotional sex differences in sheep
Horm Behav, 59 (1), 22-7
DOI 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.09.010, PubMed 20934426

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