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Schiller, Kleinert, Teige-Mocigemba, Klauer, Heinrichs (2020). Temporal dynamics of resting EEG networks are associated with prosociality.
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Kirschbaum, Domschke, Heinrichs (2020). Biopsychologische Grundlagen. In Hoyer & Knappe (Hrsg.), Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie. Berlin: Springer.
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Schiller, Domes, Heinrichs (2020). Oxytocin changes behavior and spatio-temporal brain dynamics underlying inter-group conflict in humans.
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Stächele, Heinrichs, Domes (2020). Ratgeber Stress und Stressbewältigung. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
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Kleinert, Schiller, Fischbacher, Grigutsch, Koranyi, Rothermund, Heinrichs (2020). The Trust Game for Couples (TfC): a new standardized paradigm to assess trust in romantic relationships
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Stächele, Domes, Wekenborg, Penz, Kirschbaum, Heinrichs M. (2020). Effects of a 6-week internet-based stress management program on perceived stress, subjective coping skills, and sleep quality
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Schiele, Thiel, Kollert, Fürst, Putschin, Kehle, Hauke, Mahr, Reinhold, Gottschalk, Heinrichs, Zaudig, Berberich, Domschke (2020). Oxytocin receptor DNA methylation – a biomarker of treatment response in obsessive-compulsive disorder?
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Schwab, Federspiel, Morishima, Nakataki, Strik, Wiest, Heinrichs, de Quervain, Soravia (2020). Gucocorticoids and cortical decoding in the phobic brain
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Frach, Tierling, Schwaiger, Moser, Heinrichs, Hengstler, Walter, Kumsta (2020). The mediating role of KITLG DNA methylation in the association between childhood adversity and cortisol stress reactivity does not replicate in monocytes
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Pfeifer, Schroeder-Pfeifer, Schneider, Schick, Heinrichs, Bodenmann, Ehlert, Herpertz, Läuchli, Eckstein, Ditzen (2020). Oxytocin and positive couple interaction affect the perception of wound pain in everyday life
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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. Tara Donker joined our department on September 1, 2020. A warm welcome to Freiburg and best wishes for a good start!

New book publication on "Guide to Stress and Stress Coping". After our book on “Stress and Stress Coping” for psychotherapists, this new self-help book is aimed at stressed individuals to improve their regenerative capacity, to change stress-inducing situations and to easily learn relaxation techniques.

Lea Lott, M.Sc., Dr. Franny Spengler, Prof. Dr. Andreas Vlachos (Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology) and Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs have been awarded a grant from the project competition "Innovative Studies 2021" for the project entitled "FreiBrain 3D – A 360°-tour through the brain" (Duration: 12 months; EUR 65,137).

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 115,140).

Lea Lott, M.Sc., has been awarded the "Golden Apple" prize in recognition of her unique instructional contribution by graduates in the "Bachelor of Science in Psychology" program. Congratulations on this success!

"It's about staying in touch" - Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs on the risks of social isolation (DER SONNTAG, 05.04.2020).

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!

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

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).

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).

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).

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

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!

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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