Main Content



Willadsen, M., Üngör, M., Sługocka, A., Schwarting, R. K. W., Homberg, J. R., Wöhr, M. (in press). Fear extinction and predictive trait-like inter-individual differences in rats lacking the serotonin transporter International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Berz, A., Pasquini de Souza, C., Wöhr, M., & Schwarting, R. K. W. (in press). Limited generalizability, pharmacological modulation, and state-dependency of the habituation towards pro-social 50-kHz calls in rats. iScience.

Bierwirth, P., Sperl, M. F. J., Antov, M. I., & Stockhorst, U. (in press). Prefrontal theta oscillations are modulated by estradiol-status during fear recall and extinction recall. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

Chandran, M., & Thorwart, A. (2021). Time in Associative Learning: A Review on Temporal Maps. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 167.

Gesualdo, C., & Pinquart, M. (2021). Expectancy challenge interventions to reduce alcohol consumption among high school and college students: A meta-analysis. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, In Press.

Pinquart, M., Endres, D., Teige-Mocigemba, S., Panitz, C., & Schütz, A. C. (2021). Why expectations do or do not change after expectation violation: A comparison of seven models. Consciousness and Cognition, 89, 103086.

Pinquart, M., Koß, J. C., & Block, H. (in press). How do students react when their performance is worse or better than expected? An analysis based on the ViolEx model. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie.

Pinquart, M., Rothers, A., Gollwitzer, M., Khosrowtaj, Z., Pietzsch, M., & Panitz, C. (in press). Predictors of coping with expectation violation: An integrative review. Review of General Psychology.

Sarter, L., Heider, J., Kirchner, L., Schenkel, S., Witthöft, M., Rief, W., & Kleinstäuber, M. (2021). Cognitive and emotional variables predicting treatment outcome of cognitive behavior therapies for patients with medically unexplained symptoms: A meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 110486.

Sperl, M. F. J., Wroblewski, A., Mueller, M., Straube, B., & Mueller, E. M. (2021). Learning dynamics of electrophysiological brain signals during human fear conditioning.NeuroImage, 226,117569.

Strelow, A. E., Dort, M., Schwinger, M., Christiansen, H. (2021). Influences on Teachers’ Intention to Apply Classroom Management Strategies for Students with ADHD: A Model Analysis. Sustainability, 13, 2558. 

Torrents-Rodas, D., Koenig, S., Uengoer, M., & Lachnit, H. (2021). A rise in prediction error increases attention to irrelevant cues. Biological Psychology, 159, 108007.

Torrents-Rodas, D., Koenig, S., Uengoer, M., & Lachnit, H. (2021). Evidence for two attentional mechanisms during learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Advance online publication.


Bergmann, N., Tünnermann, J., & Schubö, A. (2020). Reward-predicting distractor orientations support contextual cueing: Persistent effects in homogeneous distractor contexts. Vision Research, 171, 53–63.

Dort, M., Strelow, A. E., Schwinger, M., & Christiansen, H. (2020). What teachers think and know about ADHD: Validation of the ADHD-school-expectation-questionnaire (ASE). International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. 

Dort, M., Strelow, A. E., French, B., Groom, M., Luman, M., Thorell, L. M., & Christiansen, H. (2020). Bibliometric Review: Classroom Management in ADHD – Is there a communication gap concerning knowledge between the scientific fields psychiatry/psychology and education?. Sustainability, 12(17).

Dort, M., Strelow, A. E., Schwinger, M., & Christiansen, H. (2020). Working with Children with ADHD - A Latent Profile Analysis of Teachers’ and Psychotherapists’ Attitudes. ADHD and Related Problems in the Classroom: Perspectives for Sustainability, 12(22), 9691. 

Kotzur, P. F., & Wagner, U. (2020). The dynamic relationship between contact opportunities, positive and negative intergroup contact, and prejudice: A longitudinal investigation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Kube, T., Rief, W., Vivell, M. B., Schäfer, N. L., Vermillion, T., Körfer, K., & Glombiewski, J. A. (2020). Deceptive and nondeceptive placebos to reduce pain: An experimental study in healthy individuals. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 36(2), 68-79.

Kube, T., Schwarting, R., Rozenkrantz, L., Glombiewski, J. A., & Rief, W. (2020). Distorted Cognitive Processes in Major Depression: A Predictive Processing Perspective. Biological Psychiatry 87, 388-389.

Pauls, I. L., & Lienen, C. (2020). Die Corona-Krise verunsichert viele Menschen - was kann man dagegen tun? (Teil 1). The Inquisite Mind. 

Pinquart, M., & Block, H. (2020). Coping with broken achievement-related expectations in students from elementary school: An experimental study. International Journal of Developmental Science, 14, 9-17. DOI: 10.3233/DEV-200001

Pinquart, M., & Ebeling, M. (2020). Parental educational expectations and academic achievement in children and adolescents – A meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review, 32, 463-480.

Pinquart, M., & Ebeling, M. (2020). Students’ expected and actual academic achievement–A meta-analysis. International Journal of Educational Research, 100, 101524.

Redecker, T. M., Kisko, T. M., Wöhr, M., & Schwarting, R. K. W. (2020) Cacna1c haploinsufficiency lacks effects on adult hippocampal neurogenesis and volumetric properties of prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in female rats. Physiology & Behaviour. 223:112974.

Sangarapillai, N., Ellenberger, M., Wöhr, M., & Schwarting, R. K. W. (in press). Ultrasonic vocalizations and individual differences in rats performing a Pavlovian conditioned approach task. Behavioural Brain

Schemer, L., Rief, W., & Glombiewski, J. A. (2020). Treatment expectations towards different pain management approaches: Two perspectives. Journal of Pain Research, 13, 1725-1736. doi:10.2147/JPR.S247177

Strelow, A. E., Dort, M., Schwinger, M., & Christiansen, H. (2020). Influences on pre-service teachers’ intention to use classroom management strategies for students with ADHD: A model analysis. International Journal of Educational Research, 103, 101627.

Uengoer, M., Thorwart, A., Lucke, S., Wöhr, M., & Lachnit, H. (2020). Adding or removing context components equally disrupts extinction in human predictive learning. Behavioural Processes, 179, 104216.

Wagner, U., & Pauls, I. L. (2020). Gruppenzugehörigkeiten und Radikalisierungsprozesse. In J.B. Schmitt, J. Ernst, D. Rieger, & H.-J. Roth (Eds.), Propaganda und Prävention (pp.569-579). Springer VS.

Willadsen, M., Uengoer, M., Schwarting, R., Homberg, J. R., & Wöhr, M. (2020). Reduced emission of alarm 22-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations during fear conditioning in rats lacking the serotonin transporter.  Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 110072.

Wöhr, M., Willadsen, M., Kisko, T. M., Schwarting, R. K., & Fendt, M. (2020). Sex-dependent effects of Cacna1c haploinsufficiency on behavioral inhibition evoked by conspecific alarm signals in rats. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 99, 109849.


Bergmann, N., Koch, D., & Schubö, A. (2019). Reward expectation facilitates context learning and attentional guidance in visual search. Journal of Vision, 19(3), 1-18.

Bergmann, N., Tünnermann, J., & Schubö, A. (2019). Which search are you on? Adapting to color while searching for shape. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-21. 

Binz, M., & Endres, D. (2019). Emulating human developmental stages with Bayesian neural networks. Cognitive Science, 3245. arXiv:1902.07579

Binz, M., & Endres, D. (2019). Where do heuristics come from? Cognitive Science, 1402-1408. arXiv:1902.07580

Kotzur, P. F., Schäfer, S. J., & Wagner, U. (2019). Meeting a nice asylum seeker: Intergroup contact changes stereotype content perceptions and associated emotional prejudices, and encourages solidarity‐based collective action intentions. British Journal of Social Psychology, 58, 668-690.

Kube, T., Rief, W., Gollwitzer, M., Gärtner, T., & Glombiewski, J. A. (2019). Why dysfunctional expectations in depression persist – Results from two experimental studies investigating cognitive immunization. Psychological Medicine, 49, 1532-1544. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291718002106

Mueller, E. M., Sperl, M. F., & Panitz, C. (2019). Aversive imagery causes De Novo fear conditioning. Psychological science, 30(7), 1001-1015. 

Panitz, C., Keil, A., & Mueller, E. M. (2019). Extinction-resistant attention to long-term conditioned threat is indexed by selective visuocortical alpha suppression in humans. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-9.

Pinquart, M., & Ebeling, M. (2019). Parental educational expectations and academic achievement in children and adolescents—a meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review, 32, 463–480.

Redecker, T. M., Kisko, T. M., Schwarting, R. K., & Wöhr, M. (2019). Effects of Cacna1c haploinsufficiency on social interaction behavior and 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations in adult female rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 367, 35-52. 

Schemer, L., Körfer, K., & Glombiewski, J. A. (2019). Evaluation of exposure instructions to pain: Should therapist focus on fear reduction or expectation violation?. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1-12.

Sperl, M. F., Panitz, C., Rosso, I. M., Dillon, D. G., Kumar, P., Hermann, A., Whitton, A. E., Hermann, C., Pizzagalli, D. A. & Mueller, E. M. (2019). Fear extinction recall modulates human frontomedial theta and amygdala activity. Cerebral Cortex, 29(2), 701-715. 

Stolz, C., Endres, D., & Mueller, E. M. (2019). Threat‐conditioned contexts modulate the late positive potential to faces—A mobile EEG/virtual reality study. Psychophysiology, 56(4), 13308.

Van Zomeren, M., Pauls, I. L., & Cohen-Chen, S. (2019). Is hope good for motivating collective action in the context of climate change? Differentiating hope`s emotion- and problem-focused coping functions. Global Environmental Change, 58, 101915. 


Fendt, M., Brosch, M., Wernecke, K. E., Willadsen, M., & Wöhr, M. (2018). Predator odour but not TMT induces 22-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations in rats that lead to defensive behaviours in conspecifics upon replay. Scientific reports, 8(1), 1-11.

Gollwitzer, M., Thorwart, A., & Meissner, K. (2018). Editorial: Psychological responses to violations of expectations. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:2357.

Kotzur, P., Tropp, L. R., & Wagner, U. (2018). Welcoming the unwelcome: How contact shapes contexts of reception for new immigrants in Germany and the United States. Journal of Social Issues, 74, 812-832. 

Kube, T., Rief, W., Gollwitzer, M., & Glombiewski, J. A. (2018). Introducing an EXperimental Paradigm to investigate Expectation Change (EXPEC). Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 59, 92-99.

Panitz, C., Sperl, M. F., Hennig, J., Klucken, T., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E. M. (2018). Fearfulness, neuroticism/anxiety, and COMT Val158Met in long-term fear conditioning and extinction. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 155, 7-20.

Pauls, I. L., Lienen, C., Knab, N., Harnack, K., & Cohrs, J. C. (2018). Mit Psychologie Frieden fördern? Beiträge aus der psychologischen Forschung zur Reduktion von destruktiven Konflikten und Friedensförderung. The Inquisite Mind, 4

Willadsen, M., Best, L. M., Wöhr, M., & Clarke, P. B. S. (2018). Effects of anxiogenic drugs on the emission of 22-kHz and 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations in adult rats. Psychopharmacology, 235(8), 2435-2445. 


Guffler, K., & Wagner, U. (2017). Backfire of good intentions: Unexpected long-term contact intervention effects in an intractable conflict area. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 23, 383-391.

Kube, T., Rief, W., & Glombiewski, J. A. (2017). On the Maintenance of Expectations in Major Depression – Investigating a Neglected Phenomenon. Frontiers in Psychology 8(9), 1-7.

Rief, W., & Glombiewski, J. A. (2017). The role of expectations in mental disorders and their treatment. World Psychiatry, 16(2), 210-211. doi: 10.1002/wps.20427


Sperl, M. F., Panitz, C., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E. M. (2016). A pragmatic comparison of noise burst and electric shock unconditioned stimuli for fear conditioning research with many trials. Psychophysiology, 53(9), 1352-1365. 

Süssenbach, P., Gollwitzer, M., Mieth, L., Buchner, A., & Bell, R. (2016). Trustworthy tricksters: Violating a negative social expectation affects source memory and person perception when fear of exploitation is high. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:2037.


Rief, W., Glombiewski, J. A., Gollwitzer, M., Schubö, A., Schwarting, R., & Thorwart, A. (2015). Expectancies as core features of mental disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 28(5), 378-385. DOI: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000184