New paper on prosocial helping published in Psychological Science

Placebo analgesia reduces costly prosocial helping to lower another’s pain


New paper on vicarious fear learning published in PLOS ONE

The causal role of affect sharing in driving vicarious fear learning


Remembrance of Andrea Knauseder

We commemorate Andrea Knauseder, a former Master student at the SCAN-Unit.


New paper on stress and mood during COVID-19 lockdowns published in British Journal of Health Psychology

The effects of social interactions on momentary stress and mood during COVID-19 lockdowns


New paper on vicarious disgust published in NeuroImage

Effective connectivity reveals distinctive patterns in response to others’ genuine affective experience of disgust


New paper on COVID-19 health messaging published in Affective Science

In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries