Dr. Sandra Paul
I am interested in whether and how emotion regulation contributes to mental health. During my PhD I examined neural correlates of abnormal emotion regulation in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using fMRI and EEG. Using experimental paradigms and ecological momentary assessment (EMA), my current research focuses on how situational factors (e.g., social context) and person variables (e.g., depression, attachment) influence strategy choice and emotion regulation effectiveness.
- Since 2019 Research Assistant, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Heidelberg University
2017 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2011 Diploma in Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Paul, S., Beucke, J.C., Kaufmann, C., Mersov, A., Heinzel, S., Kathmann, N., & Simon, D. (2019).
Amygdala-prefrontal connectivity during appraisal of symptom-related stimuli in obsessive-compulsive disorder
. Psychological Medicine, 49(2), 278-286.
Paul, S., Kathmann, N., & Riesel, A. (2016).
The costs of distraction: The effect of distraction during repeated picture processing on the LPP.
Biological Psychology, 117, 225-234.
- Paul, S., Endrass, T., Kathmann, N., & Simon, D. (2016). Adapting another person’s affective state modulates brain potentials to unpleasant pictures. Biological Psychology, 120, 81-87.
- Paul, S., Simon, D., Endrass, T., & Kathmann, N. (2016). Altered emotion regulation in obsessive–compulsive disorder as evidenced by the late positive potential. Psychological Medicine, 46(1), 137-147.
- Paul, S., Simon, D., Kniesche, R., Kathmann, N., & Endrass, T. (2013). Timing effects of antecedent- and response-focused emotion regulation strategies . Biological Psychology, 94, 136-142.