Prof. Dr. Gregor Domes

Professor for Biological and Clinical Psychology
Psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Office hours

During lecture time Tue. 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Prior appointment by ► e-mail.

Research and work focuses

- Neurobiological basis of social cognition
- Impairments in social cognition in psychiatric conditions and developmental disorders
- Interaction of cognition and emotion in personality disorders
- Neurobiological mechanisms in psychological stress and stress management


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Selected publications

Stächele, T., Domes, G., Wekenborg, M., Penz, M., Kirschbaum, C., & Heinrichs, M. (2020). Effects of a 6-Week Internet-Based Stress Management Program on Perceived Stress, Subjective Coping Skills, and Sleep Quality. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 463. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00463

Domes, G., Ower, N., Dawans, B. von, Spengler, F. B., Dziobek, I., Bohus, M., … Heinrichs, M. (2019). Effects of intranasal oxytocin administration on empathy and approach motivation in women with borderline personality disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Translational Psychiatry, 9(1), 1–9.

Kanat, M., Spenthof, I., Riedel, A., van Elst, L.T., Heinrichs, M., & Domes, G. (2017). Restoring effects of oxytocin on the attentional preference for faces in autism. Translational Psychiatry, 7, e1097; doi:10.1038/tp.2017.67

Domes, G., Marx, L., Spenthof, I., & Heinrichs, M. (2016). The German version of the Gaze Anxiety Rating Scale (GARS): reliability and validity. PLOS ONE, 11(3), e0150807;

Kanat, M., Heinrichs, M., Mader, I., Van Elst, L. T., & Domes, G. (2015). Oxytocin modulates amygdala reactivity to masked fearful eyes. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40(11), 2632–2638.

Kanat, M., Heinrichs, M., Schwarzwald, R., & Domes, G. (2015). Oxytocin attenuates neural reactivity to masked threat cues from the eyes. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40(2), 287–295.

Matzke, B., Herpertz, S. C., Berger, C., Fleischer, M., & Domes, G. (2014). Facial reactions during emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder: A facial electromyography study. Psychopathology, 47(2), 101–110

Domes, G., Kumbier, E., Heinrichs, M., & Herpertz, S. C. (2014). Oxytocin promotes facial emotion recognition and amygdala reactivity in adults with asperger syndrome. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(3), 698–706.