Biological and Personality Psychology
Domes, Spenthof, Radtke, Isaksson, Normann, Heinrichs (2016). Autistic traits and empathy in chronic vs. episodic depression.
Eisenegger, Kumsta, Naef, Gromoll, Heinrichs (2016). Testosterone and androgen receptor gene polymorphism are associated with confidence and competitiveness in men.
Kanthak, Chen, Kumsta, Hill, Thayer, Heinrichs (2016). Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism modulates the effects of social support on heart rate variability.
Millan, Andrieux, Bartzokis, Cadenhead, Dazzan, Fusar-Poli, Gallinat, Giedd, Grayson, Heinrichs, Kahn, Krebs, Leboyer, Lewis, Marin, Marin, Meyer-Lindenberg, McGorry, McGuire, Owen, Patterson, Sawa, Spedding, Uhlhaas, Vaccarino, Wahlestedt & Weinberger (2016). Altering the course of schizophrenia: progress and perspectives.
Domes, Normann, Heinrichs (2016). The effect of oxytocin on attention to angry and happy faces in chronic depression.
Tomova, Majdandzic, Hummer, Windischberger, Heinrichs, Lamm (2016). Increased neural responses to empathy for pain might explain how acute stress increases prosociality.
Thienel, Fritsche, Heinrichs, Peter, Ewers, Lehnert, Born, Hallschmid (2016). Oxytocin’s inhibitory effect on food intake is stronger in obese than normal-weight men.
Schwaiger, Grinberg, Moser, Zang, Heinrichs, Hengstler, Rahnenführer, Cole, Kumsta (2016). Altered stress-induced regulation of genes in monocytes in adults with a history of childhood adversity.
Schiller, Gianotti, Baumgartner, Nash, Koenig, Knoch (2016). Clocking the social mind by identifying mental processes in the IAT with electrical neuroimaging.
Domes, Marx, Spenthof, Heinrichs (2016). The German version of the Gaze Anxiety Rating Scale (GARS): reliability and validity.
Dannlowski, Kugel, Grotegerd, Redlich, Opel, Dohm, Zaremba, Grögler, Schwieren, Suslow, Ohrmann, Bauer, Krug, Kircher, Jansen, Domschke, Hohoff, Zwitserlood, Heinrichs, Arolt, Heindel, Baune (2016). Disadvantage of social sensitivity: interaction of oxytocin receptor genotype and child maltreatment on brain structure.
Colonnello, Heinrichs (2016). Oxytocin and self-consciousness.
Nakataki, Soravia, Schwab, Horn, Dierks, Strik, Wiest, Heinrichs, de Quervain, Federspiel, Morishima (2016). Glucocorticoid administration improves aberrant fear-processing networks in spider phobia.
Colonnello, Domes, Heinrichs (2016). As time goes by: oxytocin influences the subjective perception of time in a social context.
Zietlow, Heinrichs, Ditzen (2016). Psychobiologie sozialer Nähe: Zusammenhänge mit Stress und Gesundheit im Entwicklungsverlauf.
Nanchen, Brodführer, Heinrichs, Philipsen, van Elst, Matthies (2016). Autistische Züge bei Patientinnen mit Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Empathie.
Yuen, Pillay, Heinrichs, Schoepf, Schradin (2016). Personality traits are consistent when measured in the field and in the laboratory in African striped mice (Rhabdomys pumilio).
Berger, Heinrichs, von Dawans, Way, Chen (2016). Cortisol modulates men’s affiliative responses to acute social stress.
New book publication on "Stress and Stress Coping". For further information and online order, please click here.
Johanna Brustkern, M.Sc., und Tobias Kleinert, M.Sc., joined our department as new research assistants on October 1, 2016. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start!
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).
Prof. Dr. Gregor Domes received a start-up funding grant from the "Innovation Fund" of the University of Freiburg for the project entitled "Eye contact and social anxiety: Evaluation of a new approach for the microanalysis of eye gazing in natural social interaction" (EUR 17,800).
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.
New paper in NATURE REVIEWS
Hormones and Trust: Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs (SWR1, April 12, 2016).
Ms. Annette Feith joined our department as a new administrative staff member on February 1, 2016. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start!
Dr. Gregor Domes has been appointed adjunct professor at the University of Freiburg.
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 paper in TRANSLATIONAL PSYCHIATRY
Dr. Ellen Rückert joined our department as a new clinical research fellow in our Outpatient Clinic for Stress-Related Disorders on October 1, 2015. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start!
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.
Ines Spenthof, M.Sc., joined our department as a new research assistant on September 1, 2015. A warm welcome and best wishes for a good start!
Dr. Bernadette von Dawans and Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs received a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project entitled "Disentangling the effects of social versus non-social stress exposure on social decision-making in men – role of social anxiety" (Duration: 1 year; EUR 75,412).
PD Dr. Gregor Domes has declined an offer of an appointment as Full Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Cologne.
Mag. Livia Tomova (University of Vienna) received a Marietta Blau Grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) for a one-year research stay in our laboratory. Congratulations and a warm welcome to Freiburg!
Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs has been named one of the world’s most highly-cited researchers of the last decade (evaluation of the top 1% of the most-cited publications in the natural sciences, social sciences, and medicine from 2002 to 2012) and has been placed on the list of "The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds" (press information University of Freiburg; press information German Psychological Society).
Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs and Prof. Dr. Daria Knoch (Social and Affective Neuroscience, University of Basel) received a grant from the European Neuroscience Network NEUREX for the project entitled "The neurobiological basis of inter-group behavior in humans – Insights from neuroimaging, neuropharmacological modulation, and electroencephalography" (EUR 100,000).
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!
Dr. Frances S. Chen represented the University of Freiburg in the international competition for the AXA Research Fund. Her project proposal, "Effects of Stress on Social and Non-Social Risk Taking" (Duration: 24 months; EUR 120,000) was successfully funded – congratuations!
Dr. Valentina Colonnello (Washington State University, USA, und Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy) received a fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation for a two-year research stay in our laboratory. Congratulations! We are pleased to welcome, after Dr. Frances S. Chen (Stanford University, USA), another Humboldt research fellow to our group. A warm welcome!
Our publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America (PNAS) was chosen by the Faculty of 1000 as a "Must Read" in the top 2% of all scientific articles in Medicine and Biology.