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Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Loffing, F. & Schorer, J. (2021). Handedness and relative age in international elite interactive individual sports revisited. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3(62). doi: 10.3389/fspor.2021.662203

Schorer, J., Heibült, N., Wilson, S. G. & Loffing, F. (2021). Sleep facilitates anticipation training of a handball goalkeeping task in novices. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 53, 101841. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101841

Heil, J., Loffing, F. & Büsch, D. (2020). The Influence of Exercise-Induced Fatigue on Inter-Limb Asymmetries: a Systematic Review. Sports Medicine - Open, 6(1), 39. doi:10.1186/s40798-020-00270-x

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2020). Motor competence is not enough: Handedness does not facilitate visual anticipation of same-handed action outcome. Cortex, 130, 94-99. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.05.008

Lüders, T., Schorer, J. & Loffing, F. (2020). On the influence of action preference on female players’ gaze behavior during defense of volleyball attacks. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (Section: Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement). doi: 10.3389/fspor.2020.00006

Bloß, N., Loffing, F., Schorer, J. & Büsch, D. (2020). Physical load and referees’ decision-making in sports games: A scoping review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 19, 149-157.

Panten, J., Loffing, F., Baker, J. & Schorer, J. (2019). Extending Research on Deception in Sport – Combining Perception and Kinematic Approaches. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02650

Huesmann, K. & Loffing, F. (2019). Contextual cue utilization in visual anticipation in tennis: On the role of an opponent’s on-court position and skill. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. doi: 10.1007/s12662-019-00597-y

Loffing, F., Prelle, L., Heil, L. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2019). Body-specific influences on performance evaluation in realistic dynamic scenes. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 24, 355-372. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2018.1522323

Furley, P., Dörr, J. & Loffing, F. (2018). Goofy vs. Regular: Laterality effects in surfing. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 23, 629-642. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2018.1433192

Loffing, F., Nickel, S. & Hagemann, N. (2017). Directionality in aesthetic judgments and performance evaluation: Sport judges and laypeople compared. Frontiers in Psychology (Section Cognition). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02109

Loffing, F. (2017). Left-handedness and time pressure in elite interactive ball games. Biology Letters, 13. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0446

Mann, D. L., Loffing, F. & Allen, P. M. (2017). The success of sinister right-handers in baseball. New England Journal of Medicine, 377, 1688-1690. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1711659

Loffing, F. & Cañal-Bruland, R. (2017). Anticipation in sport. Current Opinion in Psychology, 16, 6-11. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.03.008

Loffing, F., Sölter, F., Hagemann, N. & Strauss, B. (2016). On-court position and handedness in visual anticipation of stroke direction in tennis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 27, 195-204. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.08.014

Loffing, F. (2016). Commentary: “How much is that player in the window? The one with the early birthday?” Relative age influences the value of the best soccer players, but not the best businesspeople. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00620

Loffing, F., Sölter, F., Hagemann, N. & Strauss, B. (2015). Accuracy of outcome anticipation, but not gaze behavior, differs against left- and right-handed penalties in team-handball goalkeeping. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01820

Loffing, F., Stern, R. & Hagemann, N. (2015). Pattern-induced expectation bias in visual anticipation of action outcomes. Acta Psychologica, 161, 45-53. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.08.007

Loffing, F., Hagemann, N., Schorer, J. & Baker, J. (2015). Skilled players' and novices' difficulty anticipating left- vs. right-handed opponents' action intentions varies across different points in time. Human Movement Science, 40, 410-421. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2015.01.018

Schorer, J., Cobley, S., Bräutigam, H., Loffing, F., Hütter, S., Büsch, D., Wattie, N., Helsen, W. & Baker, J. (2015). Developmental contexts, depth of competition and relative age effects in sport: A database analysis and a quasi-experiment. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 57, 126-143.

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2015). Pushing through evolution? Incidence and fight records of left-oriented fighters in professional boxing history. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 20, 270-286. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2014.961471

Loffing, F., Sölter, F. & Hagemann, N. (2014). Left preference for sport tasks does not necessarily indicate left-handedness: Sport-specific lateral preferences, relationship with handedness and implications for laterality research in behavioural sciences. PLoS ONE, 9, e105800. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105800

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2014). Zum Einfluss des Anlaufwinkels und der Füßigkeit des Schützen auf die Antizipation von Elfmeterschüssen [On the effect of a shooter’s approach angle and kicking foot on the anticipation of penalty-kicks]. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 21, 63-73. doi: 10.1026/1612-5010/a000117

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2014). Skill differences in visual anticipation of type of throw in team-handball penalties. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 260-267. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.01.006

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2014). On-court position influences skilled tennis players’ anticipation of shot outcome. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36, 14-26. doi: 10.1123/jsep.2013-0082

Memmert, D., Hüttermann, S., Hagemann, N., Loffing, F. & Strauss, B. (2013). Dueling in the penalty box: evidence-based recommendations on how shooters and goalkeepers can win penalty shootouts in soccer. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 6, 209-229. doi: 10.1080/1750984x.2013.811533

Loffing, F., Hagemann, N. & Strauss, B. (2012). Left-handedness in professional and amateur tennis. PLoS ONE, 7, e49325. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049325

Loffing, F. (2012). Hand dominance in tennis: do left-handed players have an advantage? Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis, 17, 50-54.

Loffing, F., Schorer, J., Hagemann, N. & Baker, J. (2012). On the advantage of being left-handed in volleyball: further evidence of the specificity of skilled visual perception. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 446-453. doi: 10.3758/s13414-011-0252-1

Schorer, J., Loffing, F., Hagemann, N. & Baker, J. (2012). Human handedness in interactive situations: Negative perceptual frequency effects can be reversed! Journal of Sports Sciences, 30, 507-513. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2012.654811

Loffing, F., Wilkes, T. & Hagemann, N. (2011). Skill level and graphical detail shape perceptual judgments in tennis. Perception, 40, 1447-1456. doi: 10.1068/p7035

Loffing, F., Schorer, J. & Cobley, S. P. (2010). Relative Age Effects are a developmental problem in tennis: but not necessarily when you're left-handed! High Ability Studies, 21, 19-25. doi: 10.1080/13598139.2010.488084

Loffing, F., Hagemann, N. & Strauss, B. (2010). Automated processes in tennis: Do left-handed players benefit from the tactical preferences of their opponents? Journal of Sports Sciences, 28, 435-443. doi: 10.1080/02640410903536459

Loffing, F., Hagemann, N. & Strauß, B. (2009). The serve in professional men’s tennis: Effects of players’ handedness. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 9, 255-274. doi: 10.1080/24748668.2009.11868482

Strauß, B., Hagemann, N. & Loffing, F. (2009). Die Drei-Punkte Regel in der deutschen 1. Fußballbundesliga und der Anteil unentschiedener Spiele. Eine Replik auf den Beitrag von Dilger und Geyer (2007). Sportwissenschaft, 39, 16-22. doi: 10.1007/s12662-009-0003-9

Journal Articles (without peer-review)

Loffing, F., Büsch, D., Schorer, J. & Hagemann, N. (2018). Linkshänder im Sport. Ein empirischer Zwischenstand, vorläufige Handlungsempfehlungen und Erkenntnislücken. Leistungssport, 48, 31-36.

Loffing, F., Hagemann, N., Schorer, J. & Büsch, D. (2018). Vorteil Linkshänder? Fakten statt Mythen - eine wissenschaftliche Bestandsaufnahme zur Trefferquote linkshändiger Spieler. Handballtraining, 40(2), 36-37.

Loffing, F. (2012). „Höher, schneller, weiter?“ Ein kritischer Blick auf den Impact Factor als Beurteilungsmaß in der Wissenschaft. Ze-phir, 19(2), 11-17.

Hofmann, J., Jekauc, D. & Loffing, F. (2012). Kumulativ promovieren in der Sportwissenschaft. Ze-phir, 19(1), 3-8.

Strauß, B., Hagemann, N. & Loffing, F. (2009). Das Nullritual und die Beurteilung von Effekten: „Die Erde ist rund (pSportwissenschaft, 39, 350-356.

Loffing, F. (2009). Auf Wundts Spuren: „Menschen in Bewegung“ auf der 41. Jahrestagung der asp in Leipzig. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 16, 165-166.

Loffing, F. & Brüggemann, A. (2008). Promotion of international scientific activities for young researchers in sport science by the German research foundation (DFG). Ze-phir, 15(1), 5-8.

Book Chapters

Hagemann, N. & Loffing, F. (2020). Expertise. In J. Munzert, M. Raab & B. Strauß (Hrsg.), Sportpsychologie: Ein Lehrbuch (S. 131-150). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Diederich, M., Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2019). Kognition und kognitives Training im Sport. In A. Güllich & M. Krüger (Hrsg.), Sport in Kultur und Gesellschaft: Handbuch Sport und Sportwissenschaft (S. 1-19). Berlin: Springer.

Schorer, J., Panten, J., Neugebauer, J. & Loffing, F. (2018). Perceptual expertise in handball. In L. Laver, P. Landreau, R. Seil & N. Popovic (Eds.), Handball Sports Medicine: Basic Science, Injury Management and Return to Sport (pp. 597-614). Berlin: Springer.

Loffing, F., Hagemann, N. & Farrow, D. (2017). Perceptual-cognitive training: The next piece of the puzzle. In J. Baker, S. Cobley, J. Schorer & N. Wattie (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport (pp. 205-218). London: Routledge.

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2016). Performance differences between left- and right-sided athletes in one-on-one interactive sports. In F. Loffing, N. Hagemann, B. Strauss & C. MacMahon (Eds.), Laterality in sports (pp. 249-277). San Diego: Academic Press.

Loffing, F., Hagemann, N., Strauss, B. & MacMahon, C. (2016). Laterality in sports: More than two sides of the same coin. In F. Loffing, N. Hagemann, B. Strauss & C. MacMahon (Eds.), Laterality in sports (pp. 1-7). San Diego: Academic Press.

Schorer, J., Loffing, F., Rienhoff, R. & Hagemann, N. (2015). Efficacy of training interventions for acquiring perceptual cognitive skill. In J. Baker & D. Farrow (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise (pp. 430-438). London: Routledge.

Loffing, F., Cañal-Bruland, R. & Hagemann, N. (2014). Antizipationstraining im Sport. In K. Zentgraf & J. Munzert (Hrsg.) Kognitives Training im Sport (S. 137-160). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Hagemann, N. & Loffing, F. (2013). Antizipation. In A. Güllich & M. Krüger (Hrsg.), Sport. Das Lehrbuch für das Sportstudium (S. 562-564). Berlin: Springer.

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2012). Side bias in human performance: a review on the left-handers’ advantage in sports. In T. Dutta, M. Mandal & S. Kumar (Eds.), Bias in Human Behaviour (pp. 163-182). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Books & Edited Publications

Loffing, F., Neugebauer, J., Hagemann, N. & Schorer, J. (2017). Eye-Tracking im Spitzensport - Validität, Grenzen und Möglichkeiten. Hellenthal: Sportverlag Strauß.

Loffing, F., Hagemann, N., Strauss, B. & MacMahon, C. (Eds.). (2016). Laterality in sports: Theories and applications. San Diego: Academic Press.

Loffing, F., Weigel, P. & Herrmann, C. (2016). Forschungsethik [Themenheft]. Ze-phir, 22(2)/23(1).

Hagemann, N., Loffing, F., Albert, A., Fischer, S., Heyer, T. & Sölter, F. (Hrsg.). (2014). Sport.Spiel.Trends: interdisziplinär, innovativ, international. Hamburg: Czwalina.

Loffing, F. (Hrsg.) (2012). Publizieren [Themenheft]. Ze-phir, 19(2).

Loffing, F., Hofmann, J. & Jekauc, D. (Hrsg.) (2012). Summa Kum Laude – Kumulativ promovieren in der Sportwissenschaft!? [Themenheft] Ze-phir, 19(1).

Loffing, F., Cobley, S. & Schorer, J. (Hrsg.) (2008). “Going Global”: International opportunities for young sport scientists [Themenheft]. Ze-phir, 15(1).

Dictionary Entries

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2019). Laterality (psychology of). In D. Hackfort, R. Schinke & B. Strauss (Eds.), Dictionary of Sport Psychology: Sport, Exercise, and Performing Arts (p. 159). London: Academic Press.

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2019). Laterality score. In D. Hackfort, R. Schinke & B. Strauss (Eds.), Dictionary of Sport Psychology: Sport, Exercise, and Performing Arts (p. 160). London: Academic Press.

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2019). Negative frequency-dependent selection. In D. Hackfort, R. Schinke & B. Strauss (Eds.), Dictionary of Sport Psychology: Sport, Exercise, and Performing Arts (pp. 193-194). London: Academic Press.

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2019). Handedness. In D. Hackfort, R. Schinke & B. Strauss (Eds.), Dictionary of Sport Psychology: Sport, Exercise, and Performing Arts (p. 125). London: Academic Press.

Loffing, F. & Hagemann, N. (2019). Footedness. In D. Hackfort, R. Schinke & B. Strauss (Eds.), Dictionary of Sport Psychology: Sport, Exercise, and Performing Arts (p. 111). London: Academic Press.

Hagemann, N. & Loffing, F. (2019). Anticipation. In D. Hackfort, R. Schinke & B. Strauss (Eds.), Dictionary of Sport Psychology: Sport, Exercise, and Performing Arts (p. 14). London: Academic Press.


Loffing, F. (2019). Visuelle Bewegungswahrnehmung im Sport. Kumulative Habilitationsschrift, Universität Kassel.

Loffing, F. (2011). Handedness in tennis – a study on performance in left- and right-handed professional players. Kumulative Dissertation, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Loffing, F. (2006). Zum Einfluss eines handspezifischen visuellen Wahrnehmungstrainings auf die Antizipationsleistung von Novizen im Cricket. Unveröff. Examensarbeit (1. Staatsexamen), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

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