Zeitschriftenartikel (peer-reviewed)


Drost, L., Finke, J. B., Behrje, A., Rebeck, D., Domes, G., & Schächinger, H. (2023). Optimal timing of oral metyrapone intake for the suppression of cold-pressor stress-induced cortisol release. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 156, 106328.

Finke, J. B., Opdensteinen, K. D., Klucken, T., & Schächinger, H. (2023). Close (d) to you? Avoidant attachment is associated with attenuated pupil responsivity to social stimuli. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 192, 26-34.

Holler, A., Maldei-Gohring, T., Reiß, F., Opdensteinen, K.D., Kaman, A., Ravens-Sieberer U., & Hechler T. (2023). COVID statt Kita: Der anhaltende Einfluss der COVID-19 Pandemie auf die psychische Gesundheit von Vorschulkindern. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie.

Opdensteinen, K. D., Rach, H., Gruszka, P., Schaan, L., Adolph, D., Pané-Farré, C. A., ... & Hechler, T. (2023). "The mere imagination scares me"-evidence for fear responses during mental imagery of pain-associated interoceptive sensations in adolescents with chronic pain. PAIN.

Von Wirth, E., Breuer, D., Schröder, S., & Döpfner, M. (2023). Parent-child inpatient treatment in child and adolescent mental healthcare: predictors of child outcomes. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

Von Wirth, E., Willems, S., Döpfner, M., & Kohl, L. T. (2023). Effectiveness of videoconference-delivered psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and their parents: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.

Wickering, L., Lautwein, C., Nitsche, H., Schneider, M., & Hechler, T. (2023). Know Pain, No Pain? Preliminary Testing and Application of a New Tool to Assess Biopsychosocial Pain Concepts in Children. Children, 10(5), 814.


Finke, J. B., Behrje, A., Heßlenberg, E., Klucken, T., & Schächinger, H. (2022). Stressed in afterthought: Neuroendocrine effects of social self-threat during physical effort are counteracted by performance feedback after stress exposure. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 139, 105703.

Maldei-Gohring, T., Hellbach, C., Betz., T. & Hechler,T. (2022). Folgen der Corona-Pandemie für die psychische Gesundheit von Kita-Kindern. Frühe Kindheit 3/22.

Maldei-Gohring, T., Opdensteinen, K. D., Hellbach, C., Grassmann, T., Hofer, J., Walther, E., & Hechler, T. (2022). Ein halbes Leben lang Corona: Wie Vorschulkinder und ihre Bezugspersonen die Covid-19 Pandemie wahrnehmen und von ihr beeinflusst werden. Kindheit & Entwicklung, 31(2), 1-9.

Rach, H., Kistinger, S., & Hechler, T. (2022). Psychologische Diagnostik chronischer primärer Schmerzen im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Schmerz. Therapie5, 159-164.


Hechler, T. (2021). Altered interoception and its role for the co-occurrence of chronic primary pain and mental health problems in children. Pain, 162(3), 665-671.

Opdensteinen, K. D., Schaan, L., Pohl, A., Schulz, A., Domes, G., & Hechler, T. (2021). Interoception in preschoolers: New insights into its assessment and relations to emotion regulation and stress. Biological Psychology, 165.

Wallrath, M. K., Geremek, A., Rubel, J., Lindner, C., & Hechler, T. (2021). Elterliche Reaktionen auf kindliche Schmerzen: Die Rolle von kindlichen und elterlichen Somatisierungs- und Angstsymptomen [Parental responses to child pain: The role of parental and child somatic and anxiety symptoms]. Schmerz (Berlin, Germany).


Hechler, T. (Spring 2019). Interoceptive exposure for children and adolescents with chronic pain: On the way, but not yet there. Pediatric Pain SIG Newsletter.

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.

Wallrath, M., Rubel, J., Ohls, I., Demiralay, C. & Hechler, T. (2019). Bottom-up or top-down? The role of child and parent chronic pain and anxiety in the context of parental catastrophizing and solicitousness. European Journal of Pain Advance online publication.


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.

Frerker, M., Hirschfeld, G., Thielsch, M. T., & Hechler, T. (2018). Elterliche Reaktionen auf kindlichen Schmerz – Analyse der elterlichen Reaktionen auf die Schmerzen ihres Kindes in der deutschen Allgemeinbevölkerung. Der Schmerz 32(6), 434-441.

Gruszka, P., Schaan, L., Adolph, D., Pané-Farré, C. A., Benke, C., Schneider, S., & Hechler, T. (2018). Defence response mobilization in response to provocation or imagery of interoceptive sensations in adolescents with chronic pain: A study protocol. Pain Reports, 3(Suppl 1).


Flack, F., Gerlach, A. L., Simons, L. E., Zernikow, B., & Hechler, T. (2017). Validation of the German Fear of Pain Questionnaire in a sample of children with mixed chronic pain conditions. European Journal of Pain, 21(7), 1224-1233.

Flack, F., Pané-Farré, C. A., Zernikow, B., Schaan, L., & Hechler, T. (2017). Do interoceptive sensations provoke fearful responses in adolescents with chronic headache or chronic abdominal pain? A preliminary experimental study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(6), 667-678. 

Larra, M. F., Behrje, A., Finke, J. B., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2017). Filling the gap: Evidence for a spatial differentiation in trace eyeblink conditioning. Neuroscience Letters, 654, 33-37.


Frerker, M., Hechler, T., Schmidt, P., & Zernikow, B. (2016). Schmerzbezogenes Elternverhalten. Mütterliche und väterliche Reaktionen auf die chronischen Schmerzen ihres Kindes und deren Veränderung nach stationärer interdisziplinärer Schmerztherapie. Der Schmerz, 30(3), 241-247.

Hechler, T., Endres, D., & Thorwart, A. (2016). Why harmless sensations might hurt in individuals with chronic pain: About heightened prediction and perception of pain in the mind. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1638.


Hahn, U., Hechler, T., Witt, U., & Krummenauer, F. (2015). Conception and Content Validation of a Questionnaire Relating to the Potential Need for Information of Visually Impaired Persons with Regard to Services and Contact Persons. Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, 232(12), 1402-1409.

Hechler, T., Kanstrup, M., Lewandowski Holley, A., Simons, L. E., Wicksell, R. K., Hirschfeld, G., & Zernikow, B. (2015). Systematic review on intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for children with chronic pan. Pediatrics, 136(1), 115-27.