Ausgewählte Publikationen


Hein, G, Engelmann, JB, Vollberg, M., & Tobler PN (2016). How learning shapes the empathic brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, 80-85.

Hein, G, Morishima, Y, Sul, S, Leiberg, S & Fehr, E. (2016). The brain’s functional architecture reveals human motives. Science, 351, 1074-1078.
• selected as “Perspectives” article in the ‘Insights’ section of Science, Gluth & Fontanesi (2016), 35, 1028

Hein, G, Engelmann, JB, & Tobler, PN (2018). Pain relief provided by an outgroup member enhances analgesia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 285, 20180501.

Grühndahl M, Deckert J, &  Hein G (2020). Three questions to consider before using ecological momentary interventions (EMI) in psychiatry. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 333.

Qi Y, Herrmann M J, Bell L, Fackler A, Han S, Deckert J, & Hein G (2020). The mere physical presence of another person reduces human autonomic responses to aversive sounds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 287: 20192241.

Kang P, Burke CJ, Tobler PN, &  Hein G (2021). Why we learn less from observing outgroups. Journal of Neuroscience, 41, 144-152.


Iotzov, V, Saulin, A, Kaiser, J, Han, S, & Hein, G (2021).  Financial incentives facilitate the neural computation of prosocial decisions stronger in low empathic individuals.

Saulin, A, Horn, U, Lotze, M, Kaiser, J & Hein, G (2021). The neural computation of prosocial choices in complex motivational states. BioRxiv, 851931.

Gründahl, M, Retzlaff, L, Herrmann, M, Andreatta, M*,& Hein, G* (2021). The autonomic pain relief response is independent of self or social influence on pain. 

Hein, G*, Gamer, M*, Gall, D, Grühndahl, M, Domschke, K, Andreatta, M, Wieser, MJ, & Pauli, P (2021). Social cognitive factors outweigh negative emotionality in predicting Covid-19 related safety behavior.

Ausgewählte Buchkapitel

Hein, G, Qi, Y & Han, S (2021). The biological foundations and modulation of empathy. In P.M.A.van Lange, E.T. Higgins, A.W. Kruglanski (eds.), Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles (Third Edition). New York: The Guilford Press, pp. 127-140.

Hein, G, & Saulin A (2020). Empathie bei Mensch und Tier. In U. Lüke, G. Souvignier (eds), Der Mensch – ein Tier. Und sonst? Interdisziplinäre Annäherungen. Verlag Herder, Freiburg.

Hein, G (2018). Neurowissenschaftliche Sozialpsychologie oder Soziale Neurowissenschaften. In O. Decker (ed.), Sozialpsychologie und Sozialtheorie, Band 1: Zugänge. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 189-202.

Hein, G (2013). Empathy and resilience in a connected world. In M. Kent, M.C. Davis, J.W. Reich (eds.), The resilience handbook: approaches to stress and trauma. Routledge: New York/London, pp. 144-155.

Singer, T, &  Hein, G (2012).Human empathy through the lens of psychology and social neuroscience. In F.B.M. de Waal & P.F. Ferrari (eds.), The primate mind, pp. 158-174, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

• see book review in Nature (2012), 482, 158.

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