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Chen, Kumsta, Dvorak, Domes, Yim, Ebstein, Heinrichs (2015). Genetic modulation of oxytocin sensitivity: a pharmacogenetic approach.
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Lobmaier, Probst, Perrett, Heinrichs (2015). Menstrual cycle phase affects discrimination of infant cuteness.
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Bodenmann, Meuwly, Germann, Nussbeck, Heinrichs, Bradbury (2015). Effects of stress on the social support provided by men and women in intimate relationships.
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Kanat, Heinrichs, Mader, van Elst, Domes (2015). Oxytocin modulates amygdala reactivity to masked fearful eyes.
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Chen, Mayer, Mussweiler, Heinrichs (2015). Oxytocin increases the likeability of physically formidable men.

Kanat, Heinrichs, Schwarzwald, Domes (2015). Oxytocin attenuates neural reactivity to masked threat cues from the eyes.
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Berger, Heinrichs, von Dawans, Way, Chen (2016). Cortisol modulates men’s affiliative responses to acute social stress.
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Auyeung, Lombardo, Heinrichs, Chakrabarti, Sule, Deakin, Bethlehem, Dickens, Mooney, Sipple, Thiemann, Baron-Cohen (2015). Oxytocin increases eye contact during a real-time, naturalistic social interaction in males with and without autism.
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Bosch, Eisenegger, Gertsch, von Rotz, Dornbierer, Gachet, Heinrichs, Wetter, Seifritz, Quednow (2015). Gamma-hydroxybutyrate enhances mood and prosocial behavior without affecting plasma oxytocin and testosterone.
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Yuen, Pillay, Heinrichs, Schoepf, Schradin (2015). Personality does not constrain social and behavioural flexibility in African striped mice.
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Waller, Wittfoth, Fritzsche, Timm, Wittfoth-Schardt, Rottler, Heinrichs, Buchheim, Kiefer, Gündel (2015). Attachment representation modulates oxytocin effects on the processing of own-child faces in fathers.
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New book publication on "Stress and Stress Coping". For further information and online order, please click here.

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.

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 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 newest 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.


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