apl. Prof. Dr. Dieter Kleinböhl

Education and academic positions

1981 - 1983

pre-study educational program Psychology, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg

1983 - 1991

study of Psychology at the University of Mannheim


Diploma in Psychology

1993 - 1995

Ph.D. thesis project at Otto-Selz-Institute, University of Mannheim


Ph.D. (Dr. phil.; summa cum laude), University of Mannheim

1995 - 2007

Deputy head of the Laboratory of Clinical Psychophysiology, Otto-Selz-Institute, University of Mannheim

1996 - 1998

studies in Medical Physics, Educational Academy, Universities Heidelberg and Mannheim

1999 - 2005

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Mannheim


Habilitation for Psychology, University of Mannheim

Current position

Otto-Selz-Institute of Applied Psychology
University of Mannheim

Research interests

  • Psychophysics and psychophysiology of somatosensation, body awareness and chronic pain
  • Role of implicit learning in pain perception
  • Neuroimaging and cognitive neurosciences

Membership and professional function

  • German Chapter of the International Association for the Studies of Pain (IASP):
    “Deutsche Gesellschaft zum Studium des Schmerzes” (DGSS)
  • International Association for the Studies of Pain (IASP)
  • Reviewer for Pain, European Journal of Pain

Honors and awards

Award for Pain Research of the German Association of Study of Pain, 2006