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Alumni & Title of theses


  • Jovana Lehmann-Grube (“Social motivation in patients diagnosed with severe alcohol use disorder in the context of acute psychosocial stress.”; MSc in Psychology)
  • Anna Wittwer (“Correlation between endogenous oxytocin and psychosocial stress in the context of an alcohol use disorder”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Emil Zillikens (“Relationship between endogenous plasma oxytocin and social motivation in severe alcohol-related disorder.”; cand. Dr. med.)
  • Laura Frank (“The Correlations between Self-Esteem, Performance and Attitudes towards Feedback”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Maren Berens (“Social learning in the true-Loop paradigm”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Marieke Neyer (“Sleep Disturbances in Systemic Sclerosis: A cross-sectional study on associated factors”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Larissa Romahn (“Self-relevant feedback learning about own abilities and the impact of affective state”; MSc in Psychology)
  • Mila Sophia Wolters (“Relationship between activity and sleep profiles and the inflammatory factor IL-6 – An analysis of actigraphy- and blood data”; BSc in Molecular Life Sciences)


  • Carlotta Zettlitzer (“Belief Updating – Lernen über Fähigkeiten und die Stabilität etablierter Überzeugungen angesichts konträrer Information”; MSc in Psychology)
  • Julie Förster (“Correlation between endogenous oxytocin and psychosocial stress in the context of an alcohol use disorder”; MSc in Psychology)
  • Anna Hahnemann (“The effects of depression symptoms and personality on everyday moral decision-making by analyzing everyday moral dilemmas”)
  • Matthias Brattig (“Shame and Guilt – A study exploring the distinguishability of two social emotions in an interpersonal context”; MSc in Psychology)


  • Katharina Ohm (“Changes in interpersonal and metacognitive skills: naturalistic long-term study of a day clinic treatment in patients with depression”; MSc in Psychology)
  • Ann-Kristin Schmidt (“Are there any scientific findings that support the construct of sensory processing sensitivity as an independent personality trait?”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Rebecca Motz (“Feedback processing in the context of social learning and the link to social media consumption”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Alexander Schröder (“Dissociation of physiological and emotional stress reactivity in abstinent patients with alcohol use disorder – An analysis of pulse rate and salivary cortisol during acute stress”; MSc in Psychology)
  • Lina Beck (“Processing feedback and the impact of relevance of information”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Banafsche Sayyad (“Geschlechtertheoretische und gesellschaftliche Implikationen neurowissenschaftlicher fMRT-Forschung”; MD PhD)


  • Hendrik Möller (“Effects of stress on feedback learning; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Clara Gunzelmann (“Effects of learn- and performance motivation on belief formation”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Kerewin Frick (“Physiological and psychological stress reactions and their impact on subjective levels of performance expectation”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Lena Hielscher (“Rethinking Autism: Exploring the relationship between autistic traits and social anxiety; BSc in Psychology”)
  • Johanna Klose (“Self- and other-related concept formation in a social group context; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Lisa Kühne (“Embarrassment increases with the number of observers and social anxiety; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Elisabeth Koch


  • Franca Schwesinger (“Neural correlates of real-time social interaction; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Justus Kröning (“Impact of stress on self-related learning”; MSc in Psychology)
  • Hauka Lehna
  • Carlotta Zettlitzer
  • Julia Klabunde (“Effect of observation social learning processes and anxiety; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Alexander Schröder (“Analysis of changes in heartrate and affect as responses to a virtual audience; BSc in Psychology”)
  • Anne Markowsky (“Stress and the reward system: Implications for addiction research”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Finn Lübber (“The presence of a virtual audience induces negative affect and lowers the expectations towards the own performance”; BSc in Psychology)
  • Maurice Cabanis (“Societal implications of cognitive neuroscience research”; Dr. med.)
  • Malte Lünser (“Oxytocin and Autism Spectrum Disorder”; MSc in Psychology)
  • Martje Buss (“Virtual persons – real emotions: Role of presence for the investigation of stress and social facilitation in virtual reality; BSc in Psychology”)


  • Konrad Whittaker (“Neural correlates of selective sleep deprivation and emotion regulation; Dr. med.”)
  • Anna Winkler (“Effects of social anxiety on stress and learning success; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Lea Felicia Dotzauer (“Embarrassment and performance expectation in a public context in social anxiety“)
  • Maximilian Franz (“Feedback learning and the effect of an audience in narcissism; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Reneé Frigge
  • Matthias Brattig (“Shame and Guilt–A study exploring the distinguishability of two social emotions in an interpersonal context”)
  • Lisanne Hamschmidt (“Vicarious embarrassment in social situations: A validation using videos to induce emotional states; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Daniela Lückel (“Impact of anger on ToM and empathy; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Timo Schlesinger 
  • Jana Uhlen
  • Janine Baumann
  • Nora Czekalla (“Effects of social stress on learning of self-related positive and negative performance feedback”)
  • Lotta Loerbroks (“Schadenfreude und vicarious embarrassment: Impact of self-esteem on the evaluation of social situations; MSc in Psychology”)


  • Annalina V. Mayer (“The impact of ego- and allocentric perspective taking on subjective experience and neural correlates of vicarious embarrassment”; MSc in Psychology)

Former lab members

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