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Prof. Gregor Domes, 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)761-203-3035
 Fax:  +49-(0)761-203-3023
 E-mail:  domes@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de
 Office hours:      Wed. 11-12 am
 Please contact me by E-mail


Current Teaching

  • Lecture "Differential Psychology", Wed 2-4 pm, Lecture Hall
  • Seminar "Neurobiology of Mental Disorders", Mon 2-4 pm, SR4003
  • Seminar "Projects in Biological Psychology  II", Thu 4.30-6 pm, Conference Room, Stefan-Meier.Str.8, 3rd floor


Research and Work Focuses

  • Neurobiological foundations of social cognition (face perception, emotion recognition, theory of mind)
  • Impairments of social cognition in mental disorders and developmental disorders (e.g. autism)
  • Interaction of cognition and emotion in cluster B personality disorders
  • Stress and stress management



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Selected Publications

  • Heinrichs, M., Stächele, T., Domes, G. (2015)
    Stress und Stressbewältigung
    Göttingen: Hogrefe
  • Domes, G., Marx, L., Spenthof, I., & Heinrichs, M. (2016)
    The German version of the Gaze Anxiety Rating Scale (GARS): reliability and validity.
    PLOS ONE, 11, e0150807.
    Article pdf
  • Chen F. S., Kumsta R., Dvorak F., Domes G., Yim O.-S., Ebstein R. P., & Heinrichs M. (2015)
    Genetic modulation of oxytocin sensitivity: a pharmacogenetic approach
    Translational Psychiatry, 5, e664
    Article pdf
  • Kanat, M., Heinrichs, M., Mader, I., Tebartz van Elst, L. & Domes, G. (2015).
    Oxytocin modulates amygdala reactivity to masked fearful eyes.
    Neuropsychopharmacology, Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.111.
    Article pdf
  • Kanat, M., Heinrichs, M., Schwarzwald, R., & Domes, G. (2015)
    Oxytocin attenuates neural reactivity to masked threat cues from the eyes.
    Neuropsychopharmacology, 40(2), 287-295.
    Article pdf
  • Matzke, B., Herpertz, S. C., Berger, C., Fleischer, M., & Domes, G. (2014)
    Facial reactions during emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder: a facial electromyography study.
    Psychopathology, 47(2), 101-110.
    Article pdf
  • Kanat, M., Heinrichs, M., & Domes, G. (2014).
    Oxytocin and the social brain: Neural mechanisms and perspectives in human research.
    Brain Research, 1580, 160-171.
    Article pdf
  • Domes, G., Kumbier, E., Heinrichs, M., & Herpertz, S.C. (2014).
    Oxytocin promotes facial emotion recognition and amygdala reactivity in adults with Asperger syndrome
    Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(3), 698-706
    Article pdf
  • Domes, G., Heinrichs, M., Kumbier, E., Grossmann, A., Hauenstein, K., & Herpertz, S. C. (2013).
    Effects of intranasal oxytocin on the neural basis of face processing in autism spectrum disorder
    Biological Psychiatry, 74(3), 164-171
    Article pdf
  • Domes, G., Hollerbach, P., Vohs, K., Mokros, A., & Habermeyer, E. (2013)
    Emotional empathy and psychopathy in offenders: an experimental study
    Journal of Personality Disorders, 27(1), 67-85
    Article pdf
  • Domes, G., Mense, J., Vohs, K., & Habermeyer, E. (2013)
    Offenders with antisocial personality disorder show attentional bias for violence-related stimuli
    Psychiatry Research, 209(1), 78-84
    Article pdf
  • Domes, G., Sibold, M., Schulze, L., Lischke, A., Herpertz, S. C., & Heinrichs, M. (2013)
    Intranasal oxytocin increases covert attention to positive social cues
    Psychological Medicine, 43(8), 1747-1753
    Article pdf
  • Domes, G., Steiner, A., Porges, S. W., & Heinrichs, M. (2013)
    Oxytocin differentially modulates eye gaze to naturalistic social signals of happiness and anger.
    , 38(7), 1198-1202
    Article pdf
  • Lischke, A., Berger, C., Prehn, K., Heinrichs, M., Herpertz, S. C., & Domes, G. (2012)
    Intranasal oxytocin enhances emotion recognition from dynamic facial expressions but leaves eye-gaze unaffected
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(4), 475-481
    Article pdf
  • Lischke, A., Gamer, M., Berger, C., Grossmann, A., Hauenstein, K., Heinrichs, M., et al. (2012)
    Oxytocin increases amygdala reactivity to threatening scenes in females
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(9), 1431-1438
    Article pdf
  • Schulze, L., Domes, G., Koppen, D., & Herpertz, S. C. (2012)
    Enhanced detection of emotional facial expressions in borderline personality disorder
    Psychopathology, doi: 10.1159/000341730
    Article pdf
  • Domes, G., Grabe, H. J., Czieschnek, D., Heinrichs, M., & Herpertz, S. C. (2011)
    Alexithymic traits and facial emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder
    Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 383-385
    Article pdf
  • Meyer-Lindenberg A., Domes G., Kirsch. P., and Heinrichs, M. (2011)
    Oxytocin and vasopressin in the human brain: social neuropeptides for translational medicine.
    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 12, 524-538
    Article pdf
  • Schulze, L., Lischke, A., Greif, J., Herpertz, S. C., Heinrichs, M., & Domes, G. (2011)
    Oxytocin increases recognition of masked emotional faces
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(9), 1378-1382
    Article pdf
  • Schulze, L., Domes, G., Kruger, A., Berger, C., Fleischer, M., Prehn, K., et al. (2011)
    Neuronal correlates of cognitive reappraisal in borderline patients with affective instability
    Biological Psychiatry, 69(6), 564-573
    Article pdf
  • Domes G., Schulze L., Böttger M., Grossmann A., Hauenstein K., Wirtz P., Heinrichs M., and Herpertz S.C. (2010)
    The neural correlates of sex differeces in emotional reactivity and emotion regulation
    Human Brain Mapping, 31, 758-69
    Article pdf
  • Domes G., Lischke A., Berger C., Grossmann A., Hauenstein K., Heinrichs M., and Herpertz S.C. (2010)
    Effects of intranasal oxytocin on emotional face processing in women
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35, 83-93
    Article pdf
  • Heinrichs M., von Dawans B., and Domes G. (2009)
    Oxytocin, vasopressin, and human social behavior
    Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 30, 548-57
    Article pdf
  • Domes G., Schulze L., and Herpertz S.C. (2009)
    Emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder: a review of the literature
    Journal of Personality Disorders, 21, 6-19
    Article pdf
  • Heinrichs M., and Domes G. (2008)
    Neuropeptides and social behavior: effects of oxytocin and vasopressin in humans
    Progress in Brain Research, 170, 337-350
    Article pdf
  • Domes G., Czieschnek D., Weidler F., Berger C., Fast K., and Herpertz S.C. (2008)
    Recognition of facial affect in borderline personality disorder
    Journal of Personality Disorders, 22(2) , 135-147
    Article pdf
  • Domes G., Kumbier E., Herpertz-Dahlmann B., and Herpertz S.C. (2008)
    Autismus und soziale Kognition : Eine Ubersicht funktioneller Bildgebungsstudien
    Nervenarzt, 79(3), 261-274
    Article pdf
  • Domes G., Heinrichs M., Glascher J., Buchel C., Braus D.F., and Herpertz S.C. (2007)
    Oxytocin attenuates amygdala responses to emotional faces regardless of valence
    Biological Psychiatry, 62(10), 1187-1190
    Article pdf
  • Domes G., Heinrichs M., Michel A., Berger C., and Herpertz S.C. (2007)
    Oxytocin improves "mind-reading" in humans
    Biological Psychiatry, 61, 731-733
    Article pdf
  • Domes G., Winter B., Schnell K., Vohs K., Fast K., and Herpertz S.C. (2006)
    The influence of emotions on inhibitory functioning in borderline personality disorder
    Psychological Medicine, 36(8), 1163-1172
    Article pdf
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