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Bernadette von Dawans, Ph.D.


 Address:  Department of Psychology
 Laboratory for Biological
 and Personality Psychology
 Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
 Stefan-Meier-Strasse 8
 D-79104 Freiburg i. Br.


 Office:  3rd Floor, Room 03-014
 Telephone:  +49-(0)761-203-97742
 Fax:  +49-(0)761-203-3023
 E-mail:  vondawans@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de
 Offcie hours:    By arrangement


Research and Work Focuses

  • Psychobiology of social interaction and stress (oxytocin, vasopressin, cortisol)
  • Clinical psychology of social interaction (personality disorders, social phobia)
  • Psychophysiology of social interaction (heart rate variability)


Selected Publications

  • von Dawans B., Fischbacher U., Kirschbaum C., Fehr E., and Heinrichs M. (2012)
    The social dimension of stress reactivity: acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans
    Psychological Science, 23, 651-660.
    Article pdf
  • von Dawans, B., Kirschbaum, C., Heinrichs, M. (2011)
    The Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G): A new research tool for controlled simultaneous social stress exposure in a group format
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 514-522
    Article pdf
  • Heinrichs M., von Dawans B., and Domes G. (2009)
    Oxytocin, vasopressin, and human social behavior
    Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 30, 548-557
    Article pdf
  • Ditzen B., Neumann I.D., Bodenmann G., von Dawans B., Turner R.A., Ehlert U., and Heinrichs M. (2007)
    Effects of different kinds of couple interaction on cortisol and heart rate responses to stress in women
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32, 565-574
    Article pdf
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