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Dr. Florian Bublatzky


Post address
Lehrstuhl für Klinische und Biologische
Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Universität Mannheim
68131 Mannheim

Room: 207, (L13,15-17)

Phone: +49 (0)621 181 3317
E-Mail: f.bublatzky[at]uni-mannheim.de

Office hours: by arrangement

Research Focus

My research is focused on multifaceted topics at the interface between clinical, experimental, social, and biological psychology. Especially, I am interested in:

  • Social cognitive processes in person and face perception (e.g., in social anxiety disorder),
  • learning and extinction of fear and anxiety (e.g., anticipation of threatening and stressful events),
  • body perception (e.g., neural correlates of body image and body dissatisfaction),
  • and motivated attention (e.g., impact of emotion and motivation on attention).

To this end, I use a broad spectrum of methods from the neuro- and social sciences (e.g., event-related potentials, peripheral measures, eye-tracking, reaction times, internet-based surveys, and rating studies). Furthermore, I am glad to offer and supervise final theses in these areas of research.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2016 (Sept.)

Principal investigator
DFG- funded project: "A face to be loved or feared? Emotional and social mediation of verbal threat learning"

2010 (Sept.) - 2016 (Aug.)

'Wissenschaftlicher Assistent' (similar to Assistant Professor)
Clinical & Biological Psychology, University of Mannheim (Germany)

2009 (Oct.) - 2010 (Aug.)

Research associate
General & Biological Psychology, University of Konstanz (Germany)

2009 (Oct.)

Dr. rer. nat.
Thesis title: Effects of Anticipatory Anxiety on Emotion Processing
Supervisor: Prof. Harald T. Schupp

2008 (Feb. - July)

Research associate at the University of Granada (Prof. Jaime Vila, Spain), 6 months.
Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service

2007 - 2009

Scholarship awarded by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany), 12 months.
General & Biological Psychology, University of Konstanz (Germany)

2005 (Jan.) - 2009 (Oct.)

Research associate & PhD student
General & Biological Psychology, University of Konstanz (Germany)

1998 - 2004

Diploma in Psychology at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald (Germany)
Focus: Clinical Psychology, Psychophysiology; Minor in Psychiatry
Diploma thesis: Emotion and attention - Selective processing of affective picture contents
Supervisors: Prof. Alfons O. Hamm, Prof. Harald T. Schupp


List of Publications (click here)

Teaching (selection)

  • Supervision of various Diploma, M.Sc., and B.Sc. theses on selected topics in clinical and biological psychology (since 2005)
  • "Wieviel Psychologie steckt in der Psychotherapie?" (HWS 2015; M.Sc.-Seminar, ECTS 4; instruction language: German)
  • "Selected problems in clinical psychology" (HWS 2011-16; Master-Seminar, ECTS 4; instruction language: German / English)  
  • "Anxiety and avoidance" (FS 2011-16; B.Sc.-Seminar, ECTS 4; instruction language: German)
  • "Psychophysiologie der Emotion und Aufmerksamkeit" (FS 2011-16; B.Sc.-Seminar, ECTS 2; instruction language: German)
  • "Social cognition in psychological disorders" (HWS 2011-14; B.Sc.-Seminar, ECTS 4; instruction language: English) 
  • "Ausbildungsworkshop: Biologische Grundlagen" für angehende Kinder und Jugend-Psychotherapeuten (2013, AWKV, Kassel)
  • "Emotion, Stress and Social Neuroscience" (SS 2007; Advanced seminar, ECTS 4; instruction language: English)
  • "Psychophysiological Correlates of Attention" (SS 2005; Undergraduate seminar, ECTS 4; instruction language: German)
  • Since 2005 participation in: Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


  • Prof. Dr. Harald T. Schupp, Dr. Tobias Flaisch; Universität Konstanz
  • Prof. Dr. Jaime Vila, Prof. Pedro Guerra, Universidad de Granada (Spain)
  • Dr. Martin Riemer, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE, Universität Magdeburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Junghöfer, Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis, Münster University
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Schmälzle, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Prof. Dr. María Carmen Pastor; Universitat Jaume I. Castelló de la Plana (Spain)
  • Dr. Andre Pittig, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Kleinböhl, Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI, Mannheim)
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Trojan, Universität Koblenz-Landau


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), in den Fachgruppen: "Biologische Psychologie und Neuropsychologie" sowie "Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie"
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)
  • European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN)

Editorial board and reviewer activity (selection)

  • Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN); NeuroImage; Psychophysiology; PloS one; Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience (CABN); Biological Psychology; Behavior Therapy; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Neuropsychologia, Emotion, International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • Member of the Frontiers in Emotion Science editorial board