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Domes, Ower, von Dawans, Spengler, Dziobek, Bohus, Matthies, Philipsen, Heinrichs (2019). Effects of intranasal oxytocin administration on empathy and approach motivation in women with borderline personality disorder: a randomized trial.

Schiller, König, Heinrichs (2019). Oxytocin modulates the temporal dynamics of resting EEG networks.
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Ditzen, Germann, Meuwly, Bradbury, Bodenmann, Heinrichs (2019). Intimacy as related to cortisol reactivity and recovery in couples undergoing psychosocial stress.
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Domes, Stächele, von Dawans, Heinrichs (2019). Effects of internet-based stress management on acute cortisol stress reactivity: preliminary evidence using the Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G).
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Heinrichs (2019). The biology of care: social hormones in the human brain. In Singer & Ricard (Eds.), Power and care - toward balance for our common future. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
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Labuschagne, Grace, Rendell, Terrett, Heinrichs (2019). An introductory guide to conducting the Trier Social Stress Test.
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Spengler, Scheele, Kaiser, Heinrichs, Hurlemann (2019). A protective mechanism against illusory perceptions is amygdala-dependent.
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Schiller, Gianotti, Baumgartner, Knoch (2019). Theta resting EEG in the right TPJ is associated with individual differences in implicit intergroup bias.
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Kirschbaum, Domschke, Heinrichs (2019). Biopsychologische Grundlagen. In Wittchen & Hoyer (Hrsg.), Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie. Berlin: Springer.

Heinrichs (2019). Oxytocin, soziale Interaktion und Stress. In Pinel, Barnes & Pauli (Hrsg.), Biopsychologie. München: Pearson.
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Tomova, Heinrichs, Lamm (2019). The other and me: effects of oxytocin on self-other distinction.
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Zietlow, Eckstein, Hernandez, Nonnenmacher, Reck, Schaer, Bodenmann, Heinrichs, Ditzen (2019). Dyadic coping and its underlying neuroendocrine mechanisms – implications for stress regulation.
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Schiller & Heinrichs (2019). The neuroendocrinological basis of human affiliation: how oxytocin coordinates affiliation-related cognition and behavior via changing underlying brain activity. In Schultheiss & Mehta (Eds.), International handbook of social neuroendocrinology. New York: Routledge.
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Schwaiger, Heinrichs, Kumsta (2019). Oxytocin administration and emotion recognition abilities in adults with a history of childhood adversity.
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Heinrichs (2019). Die Biologie der Fürsorge: soziale Hormone im menschlichen Gehirn. In Ricard & Singer (Hrsg.), Die Macht der Fürsorge – Wissenschaft und Buddhismus im Dialog mit dem Dalai Lama. München: Knaur.
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von Dawans, Ditzen, Trüg, Fischbacher, Heinrichs (2019). Effects of acute stress on social behavior in women.
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Aguilar-Raab, Eckstein, Geracitano, Prevost, Gold, Heinrichs, Bilderbeck, Ehlert, Ditzen (2019). Oxytocin modulates the cognitive appraisal of the own and others close intimate relationships.
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Heinrichs & Domes (2020). Oxytocin. In Zeigler-Hill & Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Berlin: Springer.
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News

Dr. Bastian Schiller received a "Postdoctoral Fellowship for Leading Early Career Researchers" from the Baden-Wurttemberg Foundation for the project entitled "Situational and individual determinants of behavior towards refugees: A biopsychological approach" (Duration: 24 months; EUR 129,668).

How does stress make us ill? – The German weekly ZEIT ONLINE reported in the 12.08.2019 issue on the association between stress, burnout, and depression.

Dr. Franny Spengler received a start-up funding grant from the "Innovation Fund" of the University of Freiburg for the project entitled "The smell of social threat: Effects of chemosensory stress cues on social cognition" (EUR 16,780).

Fascinating hormone – Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs on therapeutic perspectives of the hormone oxytocin (MEDICO, 05.06.2019).

Radio Feature "Hormone Research between Therapy and Potential Manipulation": Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs and Dr. Bastian Schiller (Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 10.01.2019).

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" (Duration: 30 months; EUR 182,615).

Loneliness: Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs (NZZ Format, SRF1 und 3sat, 13.09.2018).

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!

Dr. Sally Grace (Centre for Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology, and Cognition and Emotion Research Centre, ACU, Australia) was awarded a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a research stay in our laboratory. Congratulations and a warm welcome to Freiburg!

Dr. Julia Becker joined our department as new head of our biochemistry laboratory on June 15, 2018. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start!

Why stress can cause an upset stomach – Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs (SPIEGEL ONLINE, 12.03.2018).

Daniel Tönsing, M.Sc., joined our department as new predoctoral fellow on April 1, 2018. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start! 

Dr. Elisa Scheller joined our department as new clinical research fellow in our Outpatient Clinic for Stress-Related Disorders on March 1, 2018. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start!

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! 

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!

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. 

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).

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.

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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