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New metric in the house! The Cuckoo-index as a measure of a scientist’s efficiency and assertiveness

We are happy to announce the open-contribution publication of a new research metric: The c-index Abstract: The Cuckoo-index (c-index) is a new index that attempts …

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The pursuit of pride

If people master a challenging task, they experience positive emotions. A recent study from our lab finds that the emotional response is shaped by how …

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Media

Nature portfolio: The pursuit of pride

BEHIND THE PAPER The Pursuit of Pride We show that emotional responses depend on whether we believe that events were caused by our own actions. …

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The High Hopes dance and the science of cringe.

Dr Laura Müller-Pinzler among others on the “cringiest trend of the campaign season” (The Guardian). Article by Bejmanin Powers on www.popsci.com

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Learning about own and others’ performance beliefs – new paper published in Scientific Reports!

We are very happy to share that our paper “Negativity-bias in forming beliefs about own abilities” has been published. In this team effort, led by …

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Conferences

Talk by Prof. Frieder Paulus at the “Replication of Crisis” workshop

Fascinating talk by Frieder Paulus on “Contextualizing replication in the organization of the academic work force”. The talk was part of a workshop on “Replication …

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Interview in Dutch newspaper “Trouw” with Dr. Laura Müller-Pinzler on embarrassment

Waarom heb ik zoveel last van plaatsvervangende schaamte? Plaatsvervangende schaamte een nutteloze emotie? Je hebt er meer aan dan je denkt.

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#flugscham

Annalina Mayer, PhD student of the Social Neuroscience Lab, speaks at Deutschlandfunk Nova about why shaming will not stop us from showing particular behaviors. Check …

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Alcohol addiction – what is the role of the immune system?

Alkoholabhängigkeit –  Was macht das Immunsystem? Trotz der großen gesellschaftlichen Bedeutung sind die Ursachen für die Entstehung der Alkoholabhängigkeit bisher nur unzureichend verstanden. Ein neuer …

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