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Department of Cognitive Science

Professor Steffen Moritz

DipPsych UHAM, PhD UHAM.

Adjunct Supervisor

Contact Details

email : moritz@uke.de
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8601-0143

External Address

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Grants Awarded

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation] (2015 - 2018) "Metacognitive training for patients with psychosis." (€550,000) Brüne, M., & Moritz, S. ($852,500)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Balzan, R.P., Woodward, T.S., Menon, M., & Moritz, S. (2014). Non-pharmacological treatment targeting cognitive biases underlying delusions in schizophrenia: Metacognitive training and therapy. In N. Galbraith (Ed.), Aberrant Beliefs and Reasoning (pp. 154-170). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Woodward, T.S., Balzan, R.P., Menon, M., & Moritz, S. (2014). Metacognitive training and therapy: An individualised and group intervention for psychosis. In P.H. Lysaker, G. Dimaggio, & M. Brüne (Eds.), Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia: Psychopathology and Treatment Approaches (pp. 179-189). Waltham, USA: Elsevier.

Periodicals

  • Moritz, S., Pfuhl, G., Ludtke, T., Menon, M., Balzan, R.P., & Andreou, C. (2017). A two-stage cognitive theory of the positive symptoms of psychosis: Highlighting the role of lowered decision thresholds. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 56, 12-20. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.07.004
  • Balzan, R.P., Woodward, T.S., Delfabbro, P., & Moritz, S. (2016). Overconfidence across the psychosis continuum: A calibration approach. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 21(6), 510-524. doi:10.1080/13546805.2016.1240072
  • Menon, M., Balzan, R.P., Harper-Romeo, K., Kumar, D., Anderson, D., Moritz, S., & Woodwards, T.S. (In Press). Psychosocial approaches in the treatment of psychosis. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses. doi:10.3371/CSRP.MEBA.022015
  • Moritz, S., Balzan, R.P., Bohn, F., Veckenstedt, R., Kolbeck, K., Bierbrodt, J., & Dietrichkeit, M. (2016). Subjective versus objective cognition: Evidence for poor metacognitive monitoring in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 178(1-3), 74-79. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2016.08.021
  • Moritz, S., Werner, D., Menon, M., Balzan, R.P., & Woodward, T.S. (2016). Jumping to negative conclusions – a case of study-gathering bias?: A reply by the developers of metacognitive training (MCT) to the meta-analysis of van Oosterhout et al (2015). Psychological Medicine, 46(1. doi:10.1017/S0033291715002068
  • Moritz, S., Woodward, T.S., & Balzan, R. (2016). Is metacognitive training for psychosis effective? Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 16(2), 105-107. doi:10.1586/14737175.2016.1135737
  • Schneider, B.C., Brüne, M., Bohn, F., Veckenstedt, R., Kolbeck, K., Krieger, E., Englisch, S., Lee-Grimm, S.-I., Drommelschmidt, K., Eisenacher, S., Nagel, M., Zink, M. & Moritz, S. (2016). Investigating the efficacy of an individualised metacognitive therapy program (MCT+) for psychosis: study protocol of a multi-center randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 16, 51. doi:10.1186/s12888-016-0756-2
  • Andreou, C., Schneider, B.C., Balzan, R.P., Luedecke, D., Roesch-Ely, D., & Moritz, S. (2015). Neurocognitive deficits are relevant for the jumping-to-conclusions bias, but not for delusions: A longitudinal study. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 2(1), 8-11. doi:10.1016/j.scog.2015.02.001
  • Moritz, S., Endlich, L., Mayer, H., Andreou, C., Ramdani, N., Petermann, F., & Balzan, R.P. (2015). The benefits of doubt: Cognitive bias correction training reduces hasty decision-making in schizophrenia. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39(5), 627-635.
  • Moritz, S., Andreou, C., Schneider, B.C., Wittekind, C.E., Menon, M., Balzan, R.P., & Woodward, T.S. (2014). Sowing the seeds of doubt: A narrative review on metacognitive training in schizophrenia. Clinical Psychology Review, 34(4), 358-366. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2014.04.004
  • Moritz, S., Veckenstedt, R., Andreou, C., Bohn, F., Hottenrott, B., Leighton, L., Kother, U., Woodward, T.S., Treszl, A., Menon, M., Schneider, B., Pfueller, U., & Roesch-Ely, D. (2014). Sustained and "sleeper" effects of group metacognitive training for schizophrenia: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(10), 1103-1111.
  • Sanford, N., Veckenstedt, R., Moritz, S., Balzan, R.P., & Woodward, T.S. (2014). Impaired integration of disambiguating evidence in delusional schizophrenia patients. Psychological Medicine, 44(13), 2729-2738. doi://10.1017/S0033291714000397
  • Moritz, S., Andreou, C., Klingberg, S., Thoering, T., & Peters, M.J.V. (2013). Assessment of subjective cognitive and emotional effects of antipsychotic drugs: Effect by defect? Neuropharmacology, 72, 179-186. doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2013.04.039
  • Moritz, S., Hottenrott, B., Jelinek, L., Brooks, A.M., & Scheurich, A. (2012). Effects of obsessive-compulsive symptoms on neuropsychological test performance: Complicating an already complicated story. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26(1), 31-44. doi:10.1080/13854046.2011.639311
  • Moritz, S., Schilling, L., Hauschildt, M., Schroder, J., & Treszl, A. (2012). A randomized controlled trial of internet-based therapy in depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50(7-8), 513-521. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2012.04.006

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Jaeger, A., Langdon, R., & Moritz, S. (2011, August). A behavioral study of perceived responsibility in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder. Paper presented at the Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.

Further Information

Seminars

Who is Visiting

Contact Details

Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
Web : www.cogsci.mq.edu.au