Selected publications

Selected papers

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.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26699464/

Hein G, Morishima Y, Sul S, Leiberg S & Fehr E. (2016).
The brain’s functional architecture reveals human motives.
Science
, 351, 1074-1078.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26941317

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.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30257910/

Gründahl M, Deckert J, Hein G (2020).
Three questions to consider before using ecological momentary interventions (EMI) in psychiatry.
Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 333.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32372991/

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.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31964306/

Gründahl M, Retzlaff L, Herrmann M, Andreatta M*,Hein G* (2021).
The skin conductance response indicating pain relief is independent of self or social influence on pain.
Psychophysiology, in press.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psyp.13978

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.
Preventive Medicine Reports, 24, 101559.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34567955/

Kang P, Burke CJ, Tobler PN*, Hein G* (2021).
Why we learn less from observing outgroups.
Journal of Neuroscience,41, 144-152.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33203741/

Qi Y, Bruch D, Krop P, Herrmann MJ, Latoschik ME, Deckert J, Hein, G (2021).
Social buffering of human fear is shaped by gender, social concern and the presence of real vs virtual agents.
Translational Psychiatry, 11, 641.
https://rdcu.be/cDxpA

Saulin A, Horn U, Lotze M, Kaiser J,  Hein G (2021).
The neural computation of human prosocial choices in complex motivational states.
NeuroImage, 247, 118827.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118827

 

Preprints

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.
bioRxiv, March 23.
https://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2021.03.23.436445v1

Zhou Y#, Lindström B#, Soutschek A, Kang P, Tobler PN*, Hein G* (2021)
Learning form ingroup experiences changes intergroup impressions.
bioRxiv, November 4.
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.02.466926v1

 

Selected book chapters

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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