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Buttlar, B., Walther, E., Pohl, C., & Gierens, A. (2020): Mind the gap between feeling bad and feeling dead: Stress but not death reminders elicit endocrine responses. Death Studies.

Domes, G., & Frings, C. (2020). Stress and cognition in humans. Experimental Psychology, 67(2), 73–76.

Geissler, C. F., Domes, G., & Frings, C. (2020). Shedding light on the frontal hemodynamics of spatial working memory using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Neuropsychologia, 146, 107570. 

Halbeisen, G., Buttlar, B., Kamp, S.-M., & Walther, E. (2020). The Timing-dependent Effects of Stress-induced Cortisol Release on Evaluative Conditioning. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 152, 44-52.

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. 

Pastötter, B., von Dawans, B., Domes, G., & Frings, C. (2020). The forward testing effect is immune to acute psychosocial encoding/retrieval stress. Experimental Psychology, 67(2), 112–122.

von Dawans, B., Spenthof, I., Zimmer, P., & Domes, G. (2020). Acute psychosocial stress modulates the detection sensitivity for facial emotions. Experimental Psychology, 67(2), 140–149. 


von Dawans, B., Ditzen, B., Trueg, A., Fischbacher, U., & Heinrichs, M. (2019). Effects of acute stress on social behavior in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 137-144.

Kamp, S. M., Endemann, R., Domes, G., & Mecklinger, A. (2019). Effects of acute psychosocial stress on the neural correlates of episodic encoding: Item versus associative memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 157, 128-138.

Schaan, L., Schulz, A., Nuraydin, S., Bergert, C., Hilger, A., Rach, H., & Hechler, T. (2019). Interoceptive accuracy, emotion recognition, and emotion regulation in preschool children. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 138, 47-56.

Yurtsever, T., Streit, F., Foo, J. C., Trifonova, S., Kumsta, R., Muller, C. P., Meyer, J., … & Schote, A. B. (2019). Temporal dynamics of cortisol-associated changes in mRNA expression of glucocorticoid responsive genes FKBP5, GILZ, SDPR, PER1, PER2 and PER3 in healthy humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102, 63-67.

Zimmer, P., Buttlar, B., Halbeisen, G., Walther, E., & Domes, G. (2019). Virtually stressed? A refined virtual reality adaptation of the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) induces robust endocrine responses. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 101, 186-192.

Zimmer, P., Wu, C. C., & Domes, G. (2019). Same same but different? Replicating the real surroundings in a virtual trier social stress test (TSST-VR) does not enhance presence or the psychophysiological stress response. Physiology & Behavior, 212, 112690. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112690


Bachmann, P., Zhang, X., Larra, M. F., Rebeck, D., Schönbein, K., Koch, K. P., & Schächinger, H. (2018). Validation of an automated bilateral feet cold pressor test. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 124, 62-70.

von Dawans, B., Trueg, A., Kirschbaum, C., Fischbacher, U., & Heinrichs, M. (2018). Acute social and physical stress interact to influence social behavior: The role of social anxiety. PloS One, 13(10), e0204665.

Domes, G., Stächele, T., von Dawans, B., & Heinrichs, M. (2018). Effects of internet-based stress management on acute cortisol stress reactivity: preliminary evidence using the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). Psychoneuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.12.001

Finke, J. B., Behrje, A., & Schächinger, H. (2018). Acute stress enhances pupillary responses to erotic nudes: Evidence for differential effects of sympathetic activation and cortisol. Biological Psychology, 137, 73-82.

Finke, J. B., Kalinowski, G. I., Larra, M. F., & Schächinger, H. (2018). The socially evaluated handgrip test: Introduction of a novel, time-efficient stress protocol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 87, 141-146.

Hengesch, X., Elwenspoek, M. M., Schaan, V. K., Larra, M. F., Finke, J. B., Zhang, X., ... & Schächinger, H. (2018). Blunted endocrine response to a combined physical-cognitive stressor in adults with early life adversity. Child Abuse & Neglect, 85, 137-144.

Kaiser, D., Jacob, G. A., van Zutphen, L., Siep, N., Sprenger, A., Tuschen-Caffier, B., ... & Domes, G. (2018). Patients with borderline personality disorder and comorbid PTSD show biased attention for threat in the facial dot-probe task. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2018.11.005

Li-Tempel, T., Suer, T., Tempel, T., Larra, M. F., Winnikes, U., Schächinger, H., Meyer, J., & Schote, A. B. (2018). Promoter haplotypes of the corticotropin-releasing hormone encoding gene modulate the physiological stress response in vitro and in vivo. Stress. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10253890.2018.1501020

Naumann, E., Svaldi, J., Wyschka, T., Heinrichs, M., & von Dawans, B. (2018). Stress-induced body dissatisfaction in women with binge eating disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(6), 548-558.

Schote AB, Jäger K, Kroll SL, Vonmoos M, Hulka LM, Preller KH, Meyer J, Grünblatt E, Quednow BB (2018): Glucocorticoid receptor gene variants and lower expression of NR3C1 are associated with cocaine use. Addiction Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/adb.12632

Schwabe, L., & Schächinger, H. (2018). Ten years of research with the Socially Evaluated Cold Pressor Test: Data from the past and guidelines for the future. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 92, 155-161.

Zhang, X., Bachmann, P., Schilling, T. M., Naumann, E., Schächinger, H., & Larra, M. F. (2018). Emotional stress regulation: The role of relative frontal alpha asymmetry in shaping the stress response. Biological Psychology, 138, 231-239.


von Dawans, B., & Heinrichs, M. (2017). Physiologische Stressreaktionen. In: R. Fuchs, M. & Gerber (Hrsg.) Handbuch Stressregulation und Sport (S. 1-15). Springer Reference Psychologie. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

von Dawans, B., Trüg, A., Kirschbaum, C., Dziobek, I., Fischbacher, U., & Heinrichs, M. (2017). Effects of social and non-social stress on social behavior in health and social anxiety disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 71.

Isaksson, A., Martin, P., Kaufmehl, J., Heinrichs, M., Domes, G., & Rüsch, N. (2017). Social identity shapes stress appraisals in people with a history of depression. Psychiatry Research, 254, 12–17. 

Li-Tempel, T., Suer, T., Tempel, T., Larra, M. F., Winnikes, U., Schächinger, H., ... & Schote-Frese, A. (2017). In vitro and in vivo evidence for influences of corticotropin-releasing hormone haplotypes on stress responses. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 5-6.

Schiller, B., von Dawans, B., Brustkern, J., & Heinrichs, M. (2017). Effects of stress on in-group favoritism and out-group discrimination are moderated by self-control. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 70.

Wunsch, K., Wurst, R., Kasten, N., von Dawans, B., Strahler, J., & Fuchs, R. (2017). The influence of habitual and acute exercise on SNS and HPA axis responses to psychosocial stress–A randomized, controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 77.


Deuter, C. E., Schächinger, H., Best, D., & Neumann, R. (2016). Effects of two dominance manipulations on the stress response: Cognitive and embodied influences. Biological Psychology, 119, 184–189.

Dierolf, A. M., Arlt, L. E., Roelofs, K., Kölsch, M., Hülsemann, M. J., Schächinger, H., & Naumann, E. (2016). Effects of basal and acute cortisol on cognitive flexibility in an emotional task switching paradigm in men. Hormones and Behavior, 81, 12-19.

Huelsemann, M., Dierolf, A. M., Fechtner, J., Boehnke, R., Schächinger, H., & Naumann, E. (2016). Explorative analysis of the modulation of phase-amplitude coupling by cortisol while executing cognitive control. International Journal of Psychophysiology, (108), 143.

Larra, M. F., Pramme, L., Schächinger, H., & Frings, C. (2016). Stress and selective attention: Immediate and delayed stress effects on inhibition of return. Brain and Cognition, 108, 66–72.

Li-Tempel, T., Larra, M. F., Sandt, E., Mériaux, S. B., Schote, A. B., Schächinger, H., … Turner, J. D. (2016). The cardiovascular and hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis response to stress is controlled by glucocorticoid receptor sequence variants and promoter methylation. Clinical Epigenetics, 8: 12

Li-Tempel, T., Larra, M. F., Winnikes, U., Tempel, T., DeRijk, R. H., Schulz, A., Schächinger, H., ... & Schote, A. B. (2016). Polymorphisms of genes related to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis influence the cortisol awakening response as well as self-perceived stress. Biological Psychology, 119, 112-121.

Schächinger, H. (2016). Stress, Psychobiologie eines Erfolgsrezeptes. Psychotherapie im Dialog (PiD), 17, 78-83.

Schneider, K. K., Frings, C., Meyer, J., & Schote, A. B. (2016). The role of the glucocorticoid receptor gene ( NR3C1 ) for the processing of aversive stimuli. Neuroscience Research, 107, 8–13.

Schote, A. B., Bonenberger, M., Pálmason, H., Seitz, C., Meyer, J., & Freitag, C. M. (2016). Glucocorticoid receptor variants in childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Psychiatry Research, 246, 275–283.

Tempel, T., & Neumann, R. (2016). Taming test anxiety: the activation of failure-related concepts enhances cognitive test performance of test-anxious students. The Journal of Experimental Education, 84, 702–722.

Yurtsever, T., Schilling, T. M., Kölsch, M., Turner, J. D., Meyer, J., Schächinger, H., & Schote, A. B. (2016). The acute and temporary modulation of PERIOD genes by hydrocortisone in healthy subjects. Chronobiology International, 33, 1222–1234.

Berger, J., Heinrichs, M., von Dawans, B., Way, B. M., & Chen, F. S. (2016). Cortisol modulates men’s affiliative responses to acute social stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 63, 1-9.


Heinrichs, M., Stächele, T., & Domes, G. (2015). Stress und Stressbewältigung (Vol. 58). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Heflick, N. A., Goldenberg, J. L., Hart, J. J., & Kamp, S.-M. (2015). Death awareness and body-self dualism: The why and how of afterlife belief. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(2), 267-275.

Kuehl, L. K., Deuter, C. E., Richter, S., Schulz, A., Rüddel, H., & Schächinger, H. (2015). Two separable mechanisms are responsible for mental stress effects on high frequency heart rate variability: an intra-individual approach in a healthy and a diabetic sample. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95(3), 299-303.

Larra, M. F., Schilling, T. M., Röhrig, P., & Schächinger, H. (2015). Enhanced stress response by a bilateral feet compared to a unilateral hand cold pressor test. Stress, 18(5), 589-596.

Peifer, C., Schächinger, H., Engeser, S., & Antoni, C. H. (2015). Cortisol effects on flow-experience. Psychopharmacology, 232(6), 1165-1173.

Pramme, L., Schächinger, H., & Frings, C. (2015). Baroreceptor activity impacts upon controlled but not automatic distractor processing. Biological Psychology, 110, 75-84.

Schneider, K. K., Frings, C., Meyer, J., & Schote, A. B. (2015). The Role of the Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene (NR3C1) for the Processing of Aversive Stimuli. Neuroscience Research, 107, 8-13.


Chen, F. S., Schmitz, J., Domes, G., Tuschen-Caffier, B., & Heinrichs, M. (2014). Effects of acute social stress on emotion processing in children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 40, 91–95.

Klaperski, S., von Dawans, B., Heinrichs, M., & Fuchs, R. (2014). Effects of a 12-week endurance training program on the physiological response to psychosocial stress in men: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of behavioral medicine, 37(6), 1118-1133.

Deuter, C. E., Best, D., Kuehl, L. K., Neumann, R., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Effects of approach-avoidance related motor behaviour on the startle response during emotional picture processing. Biological Psychology, 103, 292–296.

Gross, K. M., Schote, A. B., Schneider, K. K., Schulz, A., & Meyer, J. (2014). Elevated Social Stress Levels and Depressive Symptoms in Primary Hyperhidrosis. Plos One, 9, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092412.

Larra, M. F., Schilling, T. M., Röhrig, P., & Schächinger, H. (2015). Enhanced stress response by a bilateral feet compared to a unilateral hand cold pressor test. Stress, 18(5), 589-596.

Larra, M. F., Schulz, A., Schilling, T. M., de Sá, D. S. F., Best, D., Kozik, B., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Heart rate response to post-learning stress predicts memory consolidation. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 109, 74-81.

Peifer, C., Schulz, A., Schächinger, H., Baumann, N., & Antoni, C. H. (2014). The relation of flow-experience and physiological arousal under stress—can u shape it?. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 62-69.

de Sá, D. S. F., Schulz, A., Streit, F. E., Turner, J. D., Oitzl, M. S., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Cortisol, but not intranasal insulin, affects the central processing of visual food cues. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50, 311-320.

Schilling, T. M., Ferreira de Sá, D. S., Westerhausen, R., Strelzyk, F., Larra, M. F., Hallschmid, M., ... & Schächinger, H. (2014). Intranasal insulin increases regional cerebral blood flow in the insular cortex in men independently of cortisol manipulation. Human Brain Mapping, 35(5), 1944-1956.

Schilling, T. M., Larra, M. F., Deuter, C. E., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Rapid cortisol enhancement of psychomotor and startle reactions to side-congruent stimuli in a focused cross-modal choice reaction time paradigm. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(11), 1828-1835.

Tempel, T., & Neumann, R. (2014). Stereotype threat, test anxiety, and mathematics performance. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 17(3), 491-501.

Tomova, L., von Dawans, B., Heinrichs, M., Silani, G., & Lamm, C. (2014). Is stress affecting our ability to tune into others? Evidence for gender differences in the effects of stress on self-other distinction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 43, 95-104.


Klaperski, S., von Dawans, B., Heinrichs, M., & Fuchs, R. (2013). Does the level of physical exercise affect physiological and psychological responses to psychosocial stress in women?. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14(2), 266-274.

Frings, C., Larra, M. F., Gräbener, A., Moeller, B., & Schächinger, H. (2013). Stress disrupts distractor-based retrieval of SR episodes. Biological Psychology, 93, 58–64.

Huggenberger, H. J., Suter, S. E., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2013). Maternal social stress modulates the development of prepulse inhibition of startle in infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 84-90.

Schilling, T. M., Kölsch, M., Larra, M. F., Zech, C. M., Blumenthal, T. D., Frings, C., & Schächinger, H. (2013). For whom the bell (curve) tolls: cortisol rapidly affects memory retrieval by an inverted U-shaped dose-response relationship. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1565–1572.

Schulz, A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Sütterlin, S., Schächinger, H., & Vögele, C. (2013). Cold pressor stress induces opposite effects on cardioceptive accuracy dependent on assessment paradigm. Biological Psychology, 93(1), 167-174.

Schulz, A., Strelzyk, F., de Sá, D. S. F., Naumann, E., Vögele, C., & Schächinger, H. (2013). Cortisol rapidly affects amplitudes of heartbeat-evoked brain potentials—implications for the contribution of stress to an altered perception of physical sensations?. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(11), 2686-2693.

Walter, M., Gerber, H., Kuhl, H. C., Schmid, O., Joechle, W., Lanz, C., Schächinger, H., … & Borgwardt, S. J. (2013). Acute effects of intravenous heroin on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response: a controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 33(2), 193-198.

Wirtz, P. H., Thomas, L., Domes, G., Penedo, F. J., Ehlert, U., & Nussbeck, F. W. (2013). Psychoendocrine validation of a short measure for assessment of perceived stress management skills in different non-clinical populations. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 572–586.


Daskalakis, N. P., Oitzl, M. S., Schächinger, H., Champagne, D. L., & de Kloet, E. R. (2012). Testing the cumulative stress and mismatch hypotheses of psychopathology in a rat model of early-life adversity. Physiology & Behavior, 106(5), 707-721.

Von Dawans, B., Fischbacher, U., Kirschbaum, C., Fehr, E., & Heinrichs, M. (2012). The social dimension of stress reactivity: acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans. Psychological Science, 23(6), 651-660.

Deuter, C. E., Kuehl, L. K., Blumenthal, T. D., Schulz, A., Oitzl, M. S., & Schächinger, H. (2012). Effects of cold pressor stress on the human startle response. PloS One, 7(11), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049866

Mühlberger, A., Neumann, R., Lozo, L., Müller, M., & Hettinger, M. (2012). Bottom-up and top-down influences of beliefs on emotional responses: fear of heights in a virtual environment. In B. K. Wiederhold & G. Riva (Eds.), Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2012 (pp. 133-137). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Neumann, R., & Lozo, L. (2012). Priming the activation of fear and disgust: evidence for semantic processing. Emotion, 12(2), 223-228.

Schulz, A., Plein, D. E., Richter, S., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Cold pressor stress affects cardiac attenuation of startle. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79(3), 385-391.

Strelzyk, F., Hermes, M., Naumann, E., Oitzl, M., Walter, C., Busch, H. P., ... & Schächinger, H. (2012). Tune it down to live it up? Rapid, nongenomic effects of cortisol on the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(2), 616-625.

Ter Horst, J. P., De Kloet, E. R., Schächinger, H., & Oitzl, M. S. (2012). Relevance of stress and female sex hormones for emotion and cognition. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 32(5), 725-735.


Cao-Lei, L., Leija, S. C., Kumsta, R., Wüst, S., Meyer, J., Turner, J. D., & Muller, C. P. (2011). Transcriptional control of the human glucocorticoid receptor: identification and analysis of alternative promoter regions. Human Genetics, 129(5), 533-543.

Chen, F. S., Kumsta, R., von Dawans, B., Monakhov, M., Ebstein, R. P., & Heinrichs, M. (2011). Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(50), 19937-19942.

Von Dawans, B., Kirschbaum, C., & Heinrichs, M. (2011). The Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G): A new research tool for controlled simultaneous social stress exposure in a group format. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(4), 514-522.

Lass-Hennemann, J., Kuehl, L. K., Schulz, A., Oitzl, M. S., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Stress strengthens memory of first impressions of others' positive personality traits. PloS One, 6(1). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016389

Richter, S., Schulz, A., Zech, C. M., Oitzl, M. S., Daskalakis, N. P., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Cortisol rapidly disrupts prepulse inhibition in healthy men. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(1), 109-114.

Römer, S., Schulz, A., Richter, S., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Oral cortisol impairs implicit sequence learning. Psychopharmacology, 215(1), 33-40.

Schulz, A., Plein, D. E., Richter, S., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Cold pressor stress affects cardiac attenuation of startle. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79(3), 385-391.

Suter, S. E., Huggenberger, H. J., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Differential effect of ill-being and chronic stress on cradling behavior of first and multi-time parents. Infant Behavior and Development, 34(1), 170-178.

Walter, M., Wiesbeck, G. A., Degen, B., Albrich, J., Oppel, M., Schulz, A., Schächinger, H., … & Dürsteler‐MacFarland, K. M. (2011). Heroin reduces startle and cortisol response in opioid‐maintained heroin‐dependent patients. Addiction biology, 16(1), 145-151.