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Eisenegger, Kumsta, Naef, Gromoll, Heinrichs (2017). Testosterone and androgen receptor gene polymorphism are associated with confidence and competitiveness in men.
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Ditzen, Heinrichs (2017). Neurobiologie der Bindung. In Strauß & Schauenburg (Hrsg.), Bindung in Psychologie und Medizin. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. 
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Kanat, Spenthof, Riedel, van Elst, Heinrichs, Domes (2017). Restoring effects of oxytocin on the attentional preference for faces in autism.
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Spengler, Schultz, Scheele, Essel, Maier, Heinrichs, Hurlemann (2017). Kinetics and dose-dependency of intranasal oxytocin effects on amygdala reactivity.
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Tomova, Majdandzic, Hummer, Windischberger, Heinrichs, Lamm (2017). Increased neural responses to empathy for pain might explain how acute stress increases prosociality.
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Kirschbaum, Domschke, Heinrichs (2017). Biopsychologische Grundlagen. In Wittchen & Hoyer (Hrsg.), Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie. Berlin: Springer.

Chen, Heinrichs, Johnson (2017). Oxytocin and the emergence of individual differences in the social regulation of stress.
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Nakataki, Soravia, Schwab, Horn, Dierks, Strik, Wiest, Heinrichs, de Quervain, Federspiel, Morishima (2017). Glucocorticoid administration improves aberrant fear-processing networks in spider phobia.
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Liaci, Fischer, Heinrichs, van Elst, Kornmeier (2017). Mona Lisa is always happy – and only sometimes sad.
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von Dawans, Heinrichs (2017). Physiologische Stressreaktionen. In Fuchs & Gerber (Hrsg.), Handbuch Stressregulation und Sport. Berlin: Springer.
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Isaksson, Martin, Kaufmehl, Domes, Heinrichs, Rüsch (2017). Social identity shapes stress appraisals in people with a history of depression.
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Colonnello, Petrocchi, Heinrichs (2017). The psychobiological foundation of prosocial relationships: the role of oxytocin in daily social exchanges. In P. Gilbert (Ed.), Compassion: concepts, research and applications.
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Domes, Heinrichs (2017). Oxytocin. In Zeigler-Hill & Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Berlin: Springer.
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News

Dr. Bastian Schiller and Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs received a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project entitled "Effects of oxytocin on socio-cognitive processes: new insights from spatio-temporal EEG analyses".

Prof. Dr. Yin Wu (Center for Brain Function and Psychological Science, Shenzhen University, China, and Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK) was awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a two-year research stay in our laboratory. Congratulations! We are pleased to welcome – after Prof. Dr. Frances S. Chen (Stanford University, USA; now University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) and Dr. Valentina Colonnello (Washington State University, USA: now University of Bologna, Italy) – another Humboldt research fellow to our group. A warm welcome to Freiburg!

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs gives a talk on "Brain, Hormones, and Trust: Neurobiology of Approach Behavior" at the "Long Night" of the University of Freiburg.

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs and Prof. Dr. Gregor Domes (University of Trier) received a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the two-center project entitled "The dynamics of eye-to-eye contact in social anxiety and autism: A naturalistic dyadic eye-tracking paradigm" (Duration: 30 months; EUR 209,204).

Janina Ullrich, M.A., joined our department as new medical assistant on January 1, 2018. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start! 

Franny Spengler, M.Sc., joined our department as new postdoctoral fellow on October 1, 2017. A warm welcome to Freiburg and best wishes for a good start!

Dr. Tobias Stächele has been awarded the "Golden Apple" prize in recognition of his unique instructional contribution by his graduating classmates in the "Bachelor of Science in Psychology" program and by graduates in the "Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, and Rehabilitation Science" program. Congratulations on this dual success!

Lea Lott, M.Sc., joined our department as new predoctoral fellow on September 1, 2017. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start!

Why do we feel we need to belong to a social group? Dr. Bastian Schiller developed a quiz for the format "Beat the Prof" of "ZEIT Campus". Here is the link to the quiz.

Boy oh Boy – The soft side of testosterone? The German newspaper SUEDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG reported in their 16.05.2017 issue on our new research findings on the hormone testosterone and its role in human behavior (see publications in HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR, NATURE, NATURE).

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs, Prof. Dr. Matthias Nückles (Department of Educational Science, Speaker), Prof. Dr. Albert Gollhofer (Department of Sports Science), Prof. Dr. Andrea Kiesel (Department of Psychology), PD Dr. Sebastian Schwenzfeuer (Department of Philosophy), and Prof. Dr. Markus Tauschek (Department of Cultural Anthropology) received a FRIAS Project Group entitled "Sustainable self-optimization as a human core competence in the 21st century".

Science Jam of the Bernstein Center and the Cluster of Excellence Brain Links-Brain Tools on "Liquid Trust". An Evening with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs and actors Christoff Raphael Mortagne und Jana Skolovski. 

Eva Gasteyer, M.Sc., joined our department as new Head of the Biochemistry Laboratory on January 1, 2017. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start!

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs met the Dalai Lama for a dialogue talk on "The biology of care: social hormones in the human brain" in Brussels
(Press photo 1Press photo 2DVD of the conference).

Seeking couples as volunteers for new study on "Stress and Sense of Smell": Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs (SWR 3, 26.09.2016).

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs was awarded a Professorial Research Fellowship at the Cognition and Emotion Research Centre from ACU Melbourne, Australia.

The Chemistry of Bonding: Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs (Bayern 2, 07.07.2016).

Prof. Dr. Gregor Domes accepts the position as Full Professor and Chair for Biological and Clinical Psychology at the University of Trier. Congratulations and all the very best!

Miracle Drug Oxytocin? Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs (SWR2, 30.04.2016).

What’s the origin of trust? The German weekly DIE ZEIT reported in the 31.3.2016 issue on the Freiburg research team investigating the hormone oxytocin and prospects for improving the psychotherapy of social disorders.

Hormones and Trust: Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs (SWR1, April 12, 2016).

New paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) (Press Information)

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs received a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project entitled "Psychoneuroendocrinological perspectives on implicit regulation mechanisms in couples" (Duration: 2 years; EUR 151,862).

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs has declined the offer of an appointment as Full Professor and Chair for Clinical Psychology at the University of Vienna and accepted a counter-offer to stay at the University of Freiburg.

New book publication on "Stress and Stress Coping". For further information and online order, please click here.

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs has been appointed by the President of the Max Planck Society for a six-year term of office on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich.

Prof. Dr. Frances S. Chen, Humboldt research fellow with our group since 2010, accepts the position as Professor of Health Psychology at the renowned University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Congratulations and all the very best!

Prof. Dr. Robert Kumsta accepts the position as Full Professor and Chair for Genetic Psychology at the University of Bochum and declined an offer of an appointment as Full Professor of Life-Span Psychology at the University of Lubeck. Congratulations and all the very best!

 

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