People

Staff

Sören Krach is a professor and heading the group “Social Neuroscience in Psychiatry”. His clinical focus is on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Anxiety.

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20190923_141958 Frieder Paulus is a professor and heading the group “Social Neuroscience Methods”. He develops novel approaches to investigate social learning processes in non-clinical and clinical populations. Another focus of Frieder is on the replicability of fMRI data.
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phone: 0049 (0)451 - 31017527
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Laura Müller-Pinzler is a post-doc scientist. In her current research she focuses on the neural dynamics underlying self-related belief updating in healthy participants as well as in persons with social anxiety.

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Lena

Lena Rademacher is a post-doc researcher. Her research focuses on the dopamine system, social reward processing and stress in healthy and psychiatric individuals.

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Johanna Voges is a physician doing her PhD in the intersection of social neuroscience and immunology. She is a scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

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phone: 0049 (0)451 - 31017511
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David Stolz is a psychologist and is about to finish his PhD on subjectively perceived control, self-efficacy and pride.

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phone: 0049 (0)451 - 31017528
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Annalina Mayer is a M.Sc. of psychology. She is part of the BMBF-funded ASD-Net and doing her PhD on social cognition, oxytocin and Autism Spectrum Disorders since 2017.

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phone: 0049 (0)451 - 31017530
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Nora Czekalla (M.Sc. in psychology) is a PhD student since 2017. Her current projects focus on the effects of social stress on self-related learning processes. She is also involved in a study on social learning in depression.

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phone: 0049 (0)451 - 31017510
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Janine Baumann is a M.Sc. of psychology and just finished her clinical practice year. In 2019 Janine started her PhD on social reward, eating-related disorders and addiction.

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phone: 0049 (0)451 3101 7536
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Alexander Schröder is a student in the M.Sc. of psychology program. He will start his PhD on social learning and sleep in 2020.

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Robert Glosemeyer is a 5th year medical student and MD candidate working on social rejection, emotion regulation and sleep.

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Finn Lübber is a M.Sc. in Molecular Life Sciences and M.Sc. in Psychology, which he finished at Wake Forest University. Finn will start his PhD in 2020 in a collaboration project together with Professor Tanja Lange (Psychoimmunology).

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Philipp Methfessel is an intern from TU Chemnitz (AG Einhäuser) who is currently collaborating on a project on ASD and perception.

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Isabel Haeger is a 3rd year medical student and MD candidate working on epigenetics, immunology and addiction.

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Ella Sünkeler is a 3rd year medical student and MD candidate working on immunology and addiction.

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Clara Fransiska Weber is a 2nd year medical student and MD candidate working on microstructural and functional correlates of Autism. She is supervised by Professor Sam Payabvash at the Yale School of Medicine. Funded by the BMEP – Biomedical Sciences Education Program, Clara will conduct a research internship at the Yale School of Medicine for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Emil Zillikens is a 3rd year medical student and MD candidate working on social processing, immunology and addiction.

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Banafsche Sayyad is an affiliated physician doing her doctoral thesis at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Lübeck University. She is currently working in the psychiatry at the Vivantes Klinikum in Neukölln, Berlin.

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Maurice

Maurice Cabanis is an affiliated physician and collaboration partner at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Lübeck University. He is heading the Addiction Unit at the Bürgerhospital Stuttgart.

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M.Sc. and B.Sc. students

Rebecca Motz is a Psychology student doing her B.Sc. in our lab.
Jovana Lehmann-Grube is a Psychology student doing her M.Sc. in our lab.
Carlotta Zettlitzer is a Psychology student doing her B.Sc. in our lab.
Hauke Lehna is a Psychology student doing his B.Sc. in our lab.
Ann-Kristin Schmidt is a Psychology student doing her B.Sc. in our lab.

Student assistants

Alexander Schröder is a B.Sc. of Psychology and working as a research assistant in the addiction project.
Ann-Kristin Schmidt is a B.Sc. of Psychology and working as a research assistant in our group.
Julie Forster is a B.Sc. of Psychology and working as a research assistant in the addiction project.
Jovana Lehmann-Grube is a M.Sc. student of Psychology and working as a research assistant in our group.
Katharina Ohm is a B.Sc. Psychology and working in the addiction project.
Rebecca Motz is a student in the B.Sc. of Psychology and working as a research assistant in the social learning project.
Hauke Lehna is a student in the B.Sc. of Psychology and working as a research assistant in the gambling project.
Anna-Sophia von Krauss is a student in the M.Sc. of Psychology and working as a research assistant in the addiction project.

Interns

  

Alumni & Title of theses

  • Katharina Ohm (“Changes in interpersonal and metacognitive skills: naturalistic long-term study of a day clinic treatment in patients with depression”)
  • Carlotta Zettlitzer
  • Hauke Lehmann
  • Rebecca Motz (“Feedback processing in the context of social learning and the link to social media consumption”)
  • Clara Gunzelmann (“Effects of learn- and performance motivation on belief formation”)
  • Hendrik Möller (“Effects of stress on feedback learning; MSc 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”)
  • Franca Schwesinger (“Neural correlates of real-time social interaction; MSc in Psychology”)
  • Justus Kröning (“Impact of stress on self-related learning”; MSc in Psychology)
  • 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”)
  • Matthias Brattig (“Shame and Guilt – A study exploring the distinguishability of two social emotions in an interpersonal context”; MSc 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”)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Konrad Whittaker (“Neural correlates of selective sleep deprivation and emotion regulation; Dr. med.”)
  • Lotta Loerbroks (“Schadenfreude und vicarious embarrassment: Impact of self-esteem on the evaluation of social situations; MSc in Psychology”)

Former lab members