Prof. Dr. Gregor Domes

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

Office hours

During lecture time Thu. 1:00 - 2:00 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

Press, S. A., Biehl, S. C., Domes, G., & Svaldi, J. (2023). Increased insula and amygdala activity during selective attention for negatively valenced body parts in binge eating disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 132(1), 63–77.

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.