Social neuroendocrinology: Neurobiology and biopsychology of social relationships and health
Our research group focuses on the influence of social relationships on mental and physical health, with an emphasis on the neurosciences and neuroendocrinological methods. We are interested in, how hormones (e.g. oxytocin, sex hormones) can influence social behavior, such as couple interaction and - on the other hand - how social behavior influences biological parameters (e.g. endogenous hormone levels, corticosteroids, neurophysiology) and subjective experiences.
These interests guide our research with healthy study participants and clinical groups.