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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Stemmler  

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Fachbereich Psychologie,

Gutenbergstr. 18, 35037 Marburg

Phone: +49 6421 – 2823637, Fax: +49 6421 – 2826559

Email: stemmler@staff.uni-marburg.de



 Gerhard Stemmler

Research focus
Psychobiology of personality and of emotions. In personality research biological foundation of agentic extraversion and of affiliation; the role of dopaminergic and opioidergic neurotransmission, respectively; determination of genetic polymorphisms and their role as predictors for psychological traits, from intelligence to personality. In emotion research, the psychophysiological specificity of fear, anger, and warmth-liking, the motivational goal-directed action of the emotions.


-    Electroencephalography, evoked potentials

-    Autonomic activity in particular of the cardiovascular system, noninvasive procedures, e. g., impedance cardiography

-    Real-life experimental emotion induction techniques

-    Pharmacological agents to antagonize specific neurotransmission as proposed in models of personality and emotion, challenge tests

-    Behavioral measures, behavioral observation

-    Questionnaire construction, interview techniques


 Publications (10 selected Publications since 2008)

1. Kemper, C. J., Leue, A., Wacker, J., Chavanon, M. L., Hennighausen, E., & Stemmler, G. (2008). Agentic extraversion as a predictor of effort-related cardiovascular response. Biological Psychology, 78(2), 191-199.

2. Wacker, J., Chavanon, M. L., Leue, A., & Stemmler, G. (2008). Is running away right? The behavioral activation - behavioral inhibition model of anterior asymmetry. Emotion, 8(2), 232-249.

3. Leue, A., Chavanon, M. L., Wacker, J., & Stemmler, G. (2009). On the differentiation of n2-components in an appetitive choice task: Evidence for the revised reinforcement sensitivity theory. Psychophysiology, 46(6), 1244-1257.

4. Stemmler, G. (2009). Psychologie der Emotion. Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Serie Motivation und Emotion (Vol. 3, pp. 1-706). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

5. Mueller, E. M., Stemmler, G., & Wacker, J. (2010). Single-trial EEG predicts cardiac acceleration: A time-lagged p-correlation approach for studying neurovisceral connectivity. Neuroscience, 166, 491-500.

6. Stemmler, G. (2010). Somatovisceral activation during anger. In M. Potegal, G. Stemmler & C. D. Spielberger (Eds.), Handbook of anger (pp. 103-121). New York, NY: Springer.

7. Stemmler, G., & Wacker, J. (2010). Personality, emotion, and individual differences in physiological responses. Biological Psychology, 84, 541-551.

8. Wacker, J., Chavanon, M. L., Leue, A., & Stemmler, G. (2010). Trait BIS predicts alpha asymmetry and p300 in a go/no-go task. European Journal of Personality, 24(2), 85-105.

9. Chavanon, M.L., Wacker, J., & Stemmler, G. (2011). Rostral anterior cingulate activity generates posterior versus anterior theta activity linked to agentic extraversion. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11(2), 172-185.

10. Wacker, J., Mueller, E.M., Hennig, J., & Stemmler, G. (2012). How to consistently link extraversion and intelligence to the catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) gene: On defining and measuring psychological phenotypes in neurogenetic research. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(2), 427.


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