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Prof. Dr. Brigitte M. Kudielka

PROFILE

PROFESSIONAL

since 04/2011 Head of Department, Professor of Medical Psychology, Psychological Diagnostics and Research Methodology
since 05/2009 Member of the Ethics Committee of the German Society of Psychology (DGPs)
since 06/2008 Professor of Health Psychology, Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, Jacobs University Bremen
07/2006 Venia legendi for Psychology
since 10/2004 Head of an independent DFG Emmy-Noether Research Group, University of Trier
since 08/2002 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland
since 08/2001 Postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Mind & Biology, University of Chicago, USA
since 10/1999 Scientific assistant, Department of Experimental Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
02/2000 Doctorate to Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), University of Trier
10/1996 Diploma in Psychology, University of Trier

STIPENDS / AWARDS / HONORS

2017

Referee for PhD sponsorships of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.

2017

Innovative Research on Aging Award 2017 for the Paper Jansen et al. (2016). Effects of Karate training versus mindfulness training on emotional wellbeing and cognitive performance in later life. Research on Aging, 1-27.

2014

Most cited article since 2009 in Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology (Hellhammer et al 2009)

2014

Second most cited article since 2009 in Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology (Kudielka et al 2009)

2013

Appointment as Mentor of the Max Weber-Programm Bavaria (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.)

2010

Admission to the Academy of Science in Hamburg (Akademie der Wissenschaften)

2010

Admission to AcademiaNet, the internet portal for excellent female scientists

2009

Herbert Weiner Early Career Award of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS)

2008

Elsevier Author Award for the Top Cited Paper in 2006 & 2007 in the Journal of Biological Psychology

2008

Charlotte und Karl Bühler Award of the German Society for Psychology (DGP)

2006

Peter Jacobi Award of the German Society for Medical Psychology (DGMP)

2004

Young Investigator Award of the Internat. Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE)

2004

Scholar Award of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS)

2001

Dissertation Award 2000 of the ‘Freundeskreis Trierer Universität e.V.’

1998

Young Investigator Award of the Internat. Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE)

1996–1999

Postgraduate Scholarships of the State Scholarship Program Rheinland Pfalz and FPP

1994–1996

Student Scholarship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

PUBLICATIONS


In Press

Siegrist J., Kudielka B.M. & Bellingrath S. (2018). Stress and emotions. In: E.B. Fisher, L.D. Cameron, A.J. Christensen, U. Ehlert, B. Oldenburg, F.J. Snoek, Y. Guo  (Eds.). Principles and concepts of behavioral medicine: a global handbook. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Zänkert S. & Kudielka B.M. (2018). In: O.C. Schultheiss & P.H. Mehta (Eds.). Routledge international handbook of social neuroendocrinology. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.


2018

Ceccato S., Kettner S.E., Kudielka B.M., Schwieren C. & Voss A. (2018). Social preferences under chronic stress. PLoS one, 13: e0199528.


2017

Bellingrath S. & Kudielka B.M. (2017). Biological pathways to stress-related disease vulnerability in educators. In: T. McIntyre, S. McIntyre & D. Francis (Eds.). Educator stress: an occupational health perspective. Springer: Berlin.

Buckert M., Schwieren C., Kudielka B.M. & Fiebach C.J. (2017). How stressful are economic competitions in the lab? An investigation with physiological measures. Journal of Economic Psychology, 62: 231-245.

Henze G.-I., Zänkert S., Urschler D., Hiltl T.-J., Kudielka B.M., Pruessner J.C., & Wüst S. (2017). Testing the ecological validity of the TSST: Associations with real-life exam stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75:52-55.

Jansen P., Schulz A., Zimmer-Dahmen K. & Kudielka B.M. (2017). Effects of Karate training versus mindfulness training on emotional wellbeing and cognitive performance in later lifeResearch on Aging, 39:1118-1144.

Kudielka B.M. (2017). Dexamethasone suppression test. In: M.D. Gellman, J.R. Turner (Eds.). Encyclopedia of behavioral medicine, 2nd Edition, Springer: New York.

Schladt T.M., Nordmann G.C., Emilius R., Kudielka B.M., de Jong T.R., Neumann, I.D. (2017). Choir versus solo singing: effects on mood and salivary oxytocin and cortisol concentrations. Frontiers of Economic Psycholgy, 11:430.

Singer N., Sommer M., Döhnel K, Zänkert S., Wüst S. & Kudielka B.M. (2017). Acute psychosocial stress and everyday moral decision-making in young healthy men: The impact of cortisol. Hormones & Behavior, 93:72-81.


2016

Bellingrath S. & Kudielka B.M. (2016). Psychobiological pathways from work stress to reduced health: naturalistic and experimental studies on the model of Effort-Reward-Imbalance. In: J. Siegrist, M. Wahrendorf (Eds.). Work stress and health in a globalized economy - The model auf effort-reward imbalance, chapter 7, 145-170. Springer: Berlin.

Kudielka B.M. (2016). Chronischer Stress am Arbeitsplatz und Burnout- Eine biopsychologische Perspektive. Blick in die Wissenschaft, 33:28-32.

Ceccato S., Kudielka B.M. & Schwieren C. (2016). Increased risk taking in relation to chronic stress in adults. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6:2036.

Quaiser-Pohl C., Jansen P., Lehmann J. & Kudielka B.M. (2016). Is there a relationship between the performance in a chronometric mental-rotations test and salivary testosterone and estradiol levels in children aged 9 to 14 years? Developmental Psychobiology, 58:120-128.

Stalder T., Kirschbaum C., Kudielka B.M., Adam E.K., Pruessner J.C., Wüst S., Dockray S., Smyth N., Evans P., Hellhammer D.H., Miller R., Wetherell M.A., Lupien S. & Clow A. (2016). Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: expert consensus guidelines. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 63:114-132.


2015

DeSantis A., Adam E.K., Hawkley L.C., Kudielka B.M. & Cacioppo J.T. (2015). Racial/ethnic differences in diurnal cortisol rhythms: Are they consistent over time? Psychosomatic Medicine, 77:6-15. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.03.006


2014

Buckert M., Schwieren C., Kudielka B.M. & Fiebach C.J. (2014). Acute stress affects risk taking but not ambiguity aversion. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8:82. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00082


2013

Bellingrath S., Wolfram M. & Kudielka B.M. (2013). Chronic psychosocial work stress in teachers: An update on empirical psychobiological findings. In: L. Cavalcanti & S. Azevedo (Hrsg.), Psychology of Stress: New Research, 179-186. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Kudielka B.M. (2013). Dexamethasone suppression test. In: M.D. Gellman, J.R. Turner (Hrsg.). Encyclopedia of behavioral medicine, part 4, 573-575. Springer Science+Business Media: New York. 

Feuerhahn, N., Stamov-Roßnagel, C., Wolfram, M., Bellingrath, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2013). Emotional Exhaustion and Cognitive Performance in Apparently Healthy Teachers: A Longitudinal Multi-source Study. Stress and Health, 29(4), 297-306. doi:10.1002/smi.2467

Feuerhahn, N., Bellingrath, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2013). The interplay of matching and non-matching job demands and resources on emotional exhaustion in teachers. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 5(2), 171-92. doi:10.1111/aphw.12002

Wolfram, M., Bellingrath, S., Feuerhahn, N., & Kudielka, B. M. (2013). Cortisol Responses to Naturalistic and Laboratory Stress in Student Teachers: Comparison with a Non-stress Control Day. Stress and Health, 29(2), 143-9. doi:10.1002/smi.2439

Bellingrath, S., Rohleder, N., & Kudielka, B. M. (2013). Effort—reward-imbalance in healthy teachers is associated with higher LPS-stimulated production and lower glucocorticoid sensitivity of interleukin-6 in vitro. Biological Psychology, 92(2), 403-9. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.12.003

Wolfram, M., Bellingrath, S., Feuerhahn, N., & Kudielka, B. M. (2013). Emotional exhaustion and overcommitment to work are differentially associated with hypothalamus—pituitary—adrenal (HPA) axis responses to a low-dose ACTH(1-24) (Synacthen) and dexamethasone—CRH test in healthy school teachers. Stress, 16(1), 54-64. doi:10.3109/10253890.2012.683465


2012

Buckert, M., Kudielka, B. M., Reuter, M., & Fiebach, C. J. (2012). The COMT Val158Met polymorphism modulates working memory performance under acute stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(11), 1810-21. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.03.014

Feuerhahn, N., Kühnel, J., & Kudielka B. M. (2012). Interaction effects of effort—reward imbalance and overcommitment on burnout and job performance. International Journal of Stress Management, 19(2), 105-31. doi:10.1037/a0028338

Kudielka, B. M., Gierens, A., Hellhammer, D. H., Wüst, S., & Schlotz, W. (2012). Salivary Cortisol in Ambulatory Assessment — Some Dos, Some Don'ts, and Some Open Questions. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(4), 418-31. doi:10.1097/PSY.0b013e31825434c7

Voltmer, E., Zander, M., Fischer, J. E., Kudielka, B. M., Richter, B., & Spahn, C. (2012). Physical and mental health of different types of orchestra musicians compared to other professions. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 27(1), 9-14.


2011

Lynch, S. M., Gander, M.-L., Kohls, N., Kudielka, B., & Walach, H. (2011). Mindfulness-based Coping with University Life: A Non-randomized Wait-list-controlled Pilot Evaluation. Stress and Health, 27(5), 365-75. doi:10.1002/smi.1382

Wolfram, M., Bellingrath, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2011). The cortisol awakening response (CAR) across the female menstrual cycle. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(6), 905-12. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.12.006

van Leeuwen, N.*, Bellingrath, S.*, de Kloet, E. R., Zitman, F. G., DeRijk, R. H., Kudielka, B. M., & Wüst, S. (2011). Human mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) gene haplotypes modulate MR expression and transactivation: Implication for the stress response. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(5), 699-709 (* two first authors). doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.10.003


2010

Bellingrath, S., Rohleder, N., & Kudielka, B. M. (2010). Healthy working school teachers with high effort—reward-imbalance and overcommitment show increased pro-inflammatory immune activity and a dampened innate immune defence. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24(8), 1332-9. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2010.06.011

Budde, H., Windisch, C., Kudielka, B. M., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2010). Saliva cortisol in school children after acute physical exercise. Neuroscience Letters, 483(1), 16-9. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2010.07.036

Looser, R. R., Metzenthin, P., Helfricht, S., Kudielka, B. M., Loerbroks, A., Thayer, J. F., & Fischer, J. E. (2010). Cortisol Is Significantly Correlated With Cardiovascular Responses During High Levels of Stress in Critical Care Personnel. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(3), 281-9. doi:10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181d35065

Kudielka, B. M., & Wüst, S. (2010). Human models in acute and chronic stress: Assessing determinants of individual hypothalamus—pituitary—adrenal axis activity and reactivity. Stress, 13(1), 1-14. doi:10.3109/10253890902874913


2009

von Känel, R., Bellingrath, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2009). Association of vital exhaustion and depressive symptoms with changes in fibrin D-dimer to acute psychosocial stress. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 67(1), 93-101. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.12.009

Fischer, J. C., Kudielka, B. M., von Känel, R., Siegrist, J., Thayer, J. F., & Fischer, J. E. (2009). Bone-marrow derived progenitor cells are associated with psychosocial determinants of health after controlling for classical biological and behavioral cardiovascular risk factors. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23(4), 419-26. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2008.08.005

von Känel, R., Bellingrath, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2009). Association between longitudinal changes in depressive symptoms and plasma fibrinogen levels in school teachers. Psychophysiology, 46(3), 473-80. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00788.x

von Känel, R., Bellingrath, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2009). Overcommitment but not Effort—Reward Imbalance Relates to Stress-Induced Coagulation Changes in Teachers. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37(1), 20-8. doi:10.1007/s12160-009-9082-y

Hellhammer, D. H., Wüst, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2009). Salivary cortisol as a biomarker in stress research. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(2), 163-71. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.10.026

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Haeberli, A., Stutz, M., Fischer, J. E., & Patterson, S. M. (2009). Prothrombotic changes with acute psychological stress: Combined effect of hemoconcentration and genuine coagulation activation. Thrombosis Research, 123(4), 622-30. doi:10.1016/j.thromres.2008.05.014

Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H., & Wüst, S. (2009). Why do we respond so differently? Reviewing determinants of human salivary cortisol responses to challenge. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(1), 2-18. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.10.004

Bellingrath, S., Weigl, T., & Kudielka, B. M. (2009). Chronic work stress and exhaustion is associated with higher allostastic load in female school teachers. Stress, 12(1), 37-48. doi:10.1080/10253890802042041


2008

Klingmann, P. O., Kugler, I., Steffke, T. S., Bellingrath, S., Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H. (2008). Sex-specific Prenatal Programming: A Risk for Fibromyalgia? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1148, 446-55. doi:10.1196/annals.1410.020

Bellingrath, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2008). Effort-reward-imbalance and overcommitment are associated with hypothalamus—pituitary—adrenal (HPA) axis responses to acute psychosocial stress in healthy working schoolteachers. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33(10), 1335-43. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.07.008

Wolf, O. T., & Kudielka, B. M. (2008). Stress, health and ageing: a focus on postmenopausal women. Menopause International, 14(3), 129-33. doi:10.1258/mi.2008.008021

von Känel, R., Bellingrath, S., & Kudielka, B. M. (2008). Association between burnout and circulating levels of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in schoolteachers. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 65(1), 51-9. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.02.007

Kudielka, B. M., Bellingrath, S., & von Känel, R. (2008). Circulating fibrinogen but not D-dimer level is associated with vital exhaustion in school teachers. Stress, 11(4), 250-8. doi:10.1080/10253890701714831

Bellingrath, S., Weigl, T., & Kudielka, B. M. (2008). Cortisol dysregulation in school teachers in relation to burnout, vital exhaustion, and effort—reward-imbalance. Biological Psychology, 78(1), 104-13. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.01.006

von Känel, R., Mausbach, B. T., Kudielka, B. M., & Orth-Gomér, K. (2008). Relation of morning serum cortisol to prothrombotic activity in women with stable coronary artery disease. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, 25(2), 165-72. doi:10.1007/s11239-007-0035-7

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Helfricht, S., Metzenthin, P., Preckel, D., Haeberli, A., Cung, T., & Fischer, J. E. (2008). The Effects of Aspirin and Nonselective Beta Blockade on the Acute Prothrombotic Response to Psychosocial Stress in Apparently Healthy Subjects. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 51(3), 231-8. doi:10.1097/FJC.0b013e318161ea63

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Metzenthin, P., Helfricht, S., Preckel, D., Haeberli, A., Stutz, M., & Fischer, J. E. (2008). Aspirin, but not propranolol, attenuates the acute stress-induced increase in circulating levels of interleukin-6: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 22(2), 150-7. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2007.07.005

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Helfricht, S., Metzenthin, P., Preckel, D., Haeberli, A., Cung, T., & Fischer, J. E. (2008). Effects of aspirin and propranolol on the acute psychological stress response in factor VIII coagulant activity: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled experimental study. Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis, 19(1), 75-81. doi:10.1097/MBC.0b013e3282f38c4e


2007

Kudielka, B. M., Fischer, J. E., Metzenthin, P., Helfricht, S., Preckel, D., & von Känel, R. (2007). No Effect of 5-Day Treatment with Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin) or the Beta-Blocker Propranolol (Inderal) on Free Cortisol Responses to Acute Psychosocial Stress: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Neuropsychobiology, 56(2-3), 159-66. doi:10.1159/000115783

Kudielka, B. M., Hawkley, L. C., Adam, E. K., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2007). Compliance with Ambulatory Saliva Sampling in the Chicago Health, Aging, and Social Relations Study and Associations with Social Support. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 34(2), 209-16. doi:10.1007/BF02872675

von Känel, R., Preckel, D., Kudielka, B. M., & Fischer, J. E. (2007). Responsiveness and Habituation of Soluble ICAM-1 to Acute Psychosocial Stress in Men: Determinants and Effect of Stress-Hemoconcentration. Physiological Research, 56(5), 627-39.

Kudielka, B. M., Bellingrath, S., & Hellhammer, D. H. (2007). Further support for higher salivary cortisol levels in "morning" compared to "evening" persons. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62(5), 595-6. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2007.03.016

Wilhelm, I., Born, J., Kudielka, B. M., Schlotz, W., & Wüst, S. (2007). Is the cortisol awakening rise a response to awakening? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32(4), 358-66. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2007.01.008

Preckel, D., Meinel, M., Kudielka, B. M., Haug, H.-J., & Fischer J. E. (2007). Effort-reward-imbalance, overcommitment and self-reported health: Is it the interaction that matters? Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80(1), 91-107. doi:10.1348/096317905X80183

Kudielka, B. M., Buchtal, J., Uhde, A., & Wüst, S. (2007). Circadian cortisol profiles and psychological self-reports in shift workers with and without recent change in the shift rotation system. Biological Psychology, 74(1), 92-103. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2006.08.008


2006

Federenko, I. S., Wolf, J. M., Wüst, S., Schlotz, W., Hellhammer, J., Kudielka, B. M., Kirschbaum, C., Hellhammer, D. H., & Wadhwa, P. D. (2006). Parity Does Not Alter Baseline or Stimulated Activity of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Women. Developmental Psychobiology, 48(8), 703-11. doi:10.1002/dev.20187

Adam, E. K., Hawkley, L. C., Kudielka, B. M., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2006). Day-to-day dynamics of experience—cortisol associations in a population-based sample of older adults. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(45), 17058-63. doi:10.1073/pnas.0605053103

Kudielka, B. M., von Känel, R., Preckel, D., Zgraggen, L., Mischler, K., & Fischer, J. E. (2006). Exhaustion is associated with reduced habituation of free cortisol responses to repeated acute psychosocial stress. Biological Psychology, 72(2), 147-53. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2005.09.001

Kudielka, B. M., Federenko, I. S., Hellhammer, D. H., & Wüst, S. (2006). Morningness and eveningness: the free cortisol rise after awakening in "early birds" and "night owls". Biological Psychology, 72(2), 141-6. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2005.08.003

Kudielka, B. M., Bellingrath, S., & Hellhammer, D. H. (2006). Cortisol in burnout and vital exhaustion: an overview. Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia, 28(1 Suppl 1), 34-42.

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Preckel, D., Hanebuth, D., Fischer, J. E. (2006). Delayed response and lack of habituation in plasma interleukin-6 to acute mental stress in men. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 20(1), 40-8. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2005.03.013

[Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). (2006). Das Emmy Noether-Programm. Beihefter Spektrum der Wissenschaft, 1, 12-13.]


2005

Kudielka, B. M., Hanebuth, D., von Känel, R., Gander, M.-L., Grande, G., & Fischer, J. E. (2005). Health-related quality of life measured by the SF12 in working populations: associations with psychosocial work characteristics. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 10(4), 429-40. doi:10.1037/1076-8998.10.4.429

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Preckel, D., Hanebuth, D., Herrmann-Lingen, C., Frey, K., & Fischer, J. E. (2005). Opposite effect of negative and positive affect on stress procoagulant reactivity. Physiology & Behavior, 86(1-2), 61-8. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2005.06.005

Mischler, K., Fischer, J. E., Zgraggen, L., Kudielka, B. M., Preckel, D,, & von Känel, R. (2005). The effect of repeated acute mental stress on habituation and recovery responses in hemoconcentration and blood cells in healthy men. Life Sciences, 77(10), 1166-79. doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2005.03.006

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Hanebuth, D., Preckel, D., & Fischer, J. E. (2005). Different contribution of interleukin-6 and cortisol activity to total plasma fibrin concentration and to acute mental stress-induced fibrin formation. Clinical Science, 109(1), 61-7. doi:10.1042/CS20040359

Kudielka, B. M., & Kirschbaum C. (2005). Sex differences in HPA axis responses to stress: a review. Biological Psychology, 69(1), 113-32. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2004.11.009

Preckel, D., von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., & Fischer, J. E. (2005). Overcommitment to work is associated with vital exhaustion. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 78(2), 117-22. doi:10.1007/s00420-004-0572-8

Zgraggen, L., Fischer, J. E., Mischler, K., Preckel, D., Kudielka, B. M., & von Känel, R. (2005). Relationship between hemoconcentration and blood coagulation responses to acute mental stress. Thrombosis Research, 115(3), 175-83. doi:10.1016/j.thromres.2004.08.022

Kudielka, B. M. (2005). „Die Balance muss stimmen” [Interview]. In O.ton. Das O2 Mitarbeitermagazin, 2, 21.


2004

von Känel, R., Preckel, D., Zgraggen, L., Mischler, K., Kudielka, B. M., Haeberli, A., & Fischer, J. E. (2004). The effect of natural habituation on coagulation responses to acute mental stress and recovery in men. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 92(6), 1327-35. doi:10.1160/TH04-04-0223

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Schulze, R., Gander, M.-L., & Fischer, J. E. (2004). Hypercoagulability in Working Men and Women with High Levels of Panic-Like Anxiety. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 73(6), 353-60. doi:10.1159/000080388

Grande, G., Jordan, J., Kümmel, M., Struwe, C., Schubmann, R., Schulze, F., Unterberg, C., von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Fischer, J., & Herrmann-Lingen, C. (2004). Evaluation der deutschen Typ-D-Skala (DS14) und Prävalenz der Typ-D-Persönlichkeit bei kardiologischen und psychosomatischen Patienten sowie Gesunden. [Evaluation of the German Type D Scale (DS14) and prevalence of the Type D personality pattern in cardiological and psychosomatic patients and healthy subjects]. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Medizinische Psychologie, 54(11), 413-22. doi:10.1055/s-2004-828376

Kudielka, B. M., Schommer, N. C., Hellhammer, D. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (2004). Acute HPA axis responses, heart rate, and mood changes to psychosocial stress (TSST) in humans at different times of day. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29(8), 983-92. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2003.08.009

von Känel, R., Kudielka, B. M., Abd-el-Razik, A., Gander, M.-L., Frey, K., & Fischer, J. E. (2004). Relationship between overnight neuroendocrine activity and morning haemostasis in working men. Clinical Science, 107(1), 89-95. doi:10.1042/CS20030355

Broderick, J. E., Arnold, D., Kudielka, B. M., & Kirschbaum, C. (2004). Salivary cortisol sampling compliance: comparison of patients and healthy volunteers. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29(5), 636-50. doi:10.1016/S0306-4530(03)00093-3

Kudielka, B. M., von Känel, R., Gander, M.-L., & Fischer, J. E. (2004). The Interrelationship of Psychosocial Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease in a Working Population: Do We Measure Distinct or Overlapping Psychological Concepts? Behavioral Medicine, 30(1), 35-43. doi:10.3200/BMED.30.1.35-44

Kudielka, B. M., von Känel, R., Gander, M.-L., & Fischer, J. E. (2004). Effort-reward imbalance, overcommitment and sleep in a working population. Work & Stress, 18(2), 167-87. doi:10.1080/02678370410001731785

Kudielka, B. M., Buske-Kirschbaum, A., Hellhammer, D. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (2004). Differential Heart Rate Reactivity and Recovery After Psychosocial Stress (TSST) in Healthy Children, Younger Adults, and Elderly Adults: The Impact of Age and Gender. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 11(2), 116-21. doi:10.1207/s15327558ijbm1102_8

Kudielka, B. M., & Kern, S. (2004). Cortisol day profiles in victims of mobbing (bullying at the work place): preliminary results of a first psychobiological field study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 56(1), 149-50. doi:10.1016/S0022-3999(03)00126-0

Kudielka, B. M., Buske-Kirschbaum, A., Hellhammer, D. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (2004). HPA axis responses to laboratory psychosocial stress in healthy elderly adults, younger adults, and children: impact of age and gender. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29(1), 83-98. doi:10.1016/S0306-4530(02)00146-4


2003

Kudielka, B. M., Broderick, J. E., & Kirschbaum, C. (2003). Compliance With Saliva Sampling Protocols: Electronic Monitoring Reveals Invalid Cortisol Daytime Profiles in Noncompliant Subjects. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65(2), 313-9. doi:10.1097/01.PSY.0000058374.50240.BF

Kudielka, B. M., & Kirschbaum, C. (2003). Awakening cortisol responses are influenced by health status and awakening time but not by menstrual cycle phase. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 28(1), 35-47. doi:10.1016/S0306-4530(02)00008-2


2002

Rohleder, N., Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H., Wolf, J. M., & Kirschbaum, C. (2002). Age and sex steroid-related changes in glucocorticoid sensitivity of pro-inflammatory cytokine production after psychosocial stress. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 126(1-2), 69-77. doi:10.1016/S0165-5728(02)00062-0


2001

Kirschbaum, C., & Kudielka, B. M. (2001). Psychischer Stress und Cortisol — Was folgt aus der Wechselwirkung für die Behandlung von Addison-Patienten? Glandula, 14, 25-27.

Kudielka, B. M., & Wolf, O. T. (2001). Östrogene unter der Lupe: Beeinflusst das „weibliche“ Geschlechtshormon die menschliche Stressreaktion und das verbale Gedächtnis? Menopause Praxis, 6, 80-3.


2000

Kudielka, B. M., Schmidt-Reinwald, A. K., Hellhammer, D. H., Schürmeyer, T., & Kirschbaum, C. (2000). Psychosocial Stress and HPA Functioning: No Evidence for a Reduced Resilience in Healthy Elderly Men. Stress, 3(3), 229-40.

Wolf, O. T., Preut, R., Hellhammer, D. H., Kudielka, B. M., Schürmeyer, T. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (2000). Testosterone and Cognition in Elderly Men: A Single Testosterone Injection Blocks the Practice Effect in Verbal Fluency, but Has No Effect on Spatial or Verbal Memory. Biological Psychiatry, 47(7), 650-4. doi:10.1016/S0006-3223(99)00145-6

Kudielka, B. M. (2000). Hormonpillen: Der Traum von Jugend und Glück. UGB-Forum. Fachzeitschrift für Gesundheitsförderung, 6, 296-8.


1999

Kudielka, B. M., Schmidt-Reinwald, A. K., Hellhammer, D. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (1999). Psychological and Endocrine Responses to Psychosocial Stress and Dexamethasone/Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone in Healthy Postmenopausal Women and Young Controls: The Impact of Age and a Two-Week Estradiol Treatment. Neuroendocrinology, 70(6), 422-30. doi:10.1159/000054504

Wolf, O. T., Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H., Törber, S., McEwen, B. S., & Kirschbaum, C. (1999). Two weeks of transdermal estradiol treatment in postmenopausal elderly women and its effect on memory and mood: verbal memory changes are associated with the treatment induced estradiol levels. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 24(7), 727-41. doi:10.1016/S0306-4530(99)00025-6

Schommer, N. C., Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (1999). No evidence for a close relationship between personality traits and circadian cortisol rhythm or a single cortisol stress response. Psychological Reports, 84(3 Pt 1), 840-2. doi:10.2466/pr0.1999.84.3.840

Kirschbaum, C., Kudielka, B. M., Gaab, J., Schommer, N. C., & Hellhammer, D. H. (1999). Impact of Gender, Menstrual Cycle Phase, and Oral Contraceptives on the Activity of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 61(2), 154-62.


1998

Wolf, O. T., Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H., Hellhammer, J., & Kirschbaum, C. (1998). Opposing effects of DHEA replacement in elderly subjects on declarative memory and attention after exposure to a laboratory stressor. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 23(6), 617-29. doi:10.1016/S0306-4530(98)00032-8

Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, J., Hellhammer, D. H., Wolf, O. T., Pirke, K.-M., Varadi, E., Pilz, J., & Kirschbaum, C. (1998). Sex Differences in Endocrine and Psychological Responses to Psychosocial Stress in Healthy Elderly Subjects and the Impact of a 2-Week Dehydroepiandrosterone Treatment. Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 83(5), 1756-61. doi:10.1210/jc.83.5.1756


1997

Roth, W. L., Klusemann, J., & Kudielka, B. M. (1997). „Lebenslust statt Alltagsfrust“ - Konzeption, Beschreibung und erste Evaluation eines Trainings zur Steigerung des psychischen Wohlbefindens. Report Psychologie, 22, 858-71.


BOOK SECTIONS

Bellingrath, S., Wolfram, M., & Kudielka, B. M. (2013). Chronic psychosocial work stress in teachers: An update on empirical psychobiological findings. In L. Cavalcanti & S. Azevedo (Eds.), Psychology of Stress: New Research (pp. 179-86). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Kudielka, B. M. (2013). Dexamethasone Suppression Test. In M. D. Gellman & J. R. Turner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (pp. 573-5). New York: Springer Science+Business Media.

Feuerhahn, N., Stamov-Roßnagel, C., & Kudielka, B. M. (2011). Passung in Organisationen. In U. M. Staudinger, B. Godde, H. Heidemeier, B. M. Kudielka, K. Schömann, C. Stamov-Roßnagel, C. Voelcker-Rehage & S. C. Voelpel (Eds.), Den demografischen Wandel meistern: Eine Frage der Passung. Ergebnisse des „demopass“ Projekts (pp. 37-58). Bielefeld: W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. KG.

Kudielka, B. M., & Rohleder, N. (2011). Psychoendokrinologische und -immunologische Veränderungen während der Lebensspanne. In U. Ehlert & R. von Känel (Eds.), Psychoendokrinologie und Psychoimmunologie (Chapter 9, pp. 187-205). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

Stamov Roßnagel, C., Baron, S., Kudielka, B. M., & Schömann, K. (2010). A competence perspective on lifelong workplace learning. In M. P. Caltone (Ed.), Handbook of lifelong learning developments (pp. 79-209). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Kudielka, B. M., & Wüst, S. (2009). Grundlagen und Modelle der psychobiologischen Stressforschung. In P.-M. Wippert & J. Beckmann (Eds.), Stress- und Schmerzursachen verstehen. Gesundheitspsychologie und -soziologie in Prävention und Rehabilitation (Chapter 7, pp. 105-12). Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag.

Kudielka, B. M., & Bellingrath, S. (2008). The Trier Teacher Stress Study: a psychobiological perspective. In L. N. Piccard (Ed.), Biological psychology: new research (pp. 9-15). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Kudielka, B. M., & Wüst, S. (2008). The cortisol awakening response (CAR): a useful tool for ambulant assessment of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity. In A.-L. Léglise (Ed.), Progress in circadian rhythm research (Chapter XI, pp. 223-34). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (2007). Sex differences in human stress response. In G. Fink (Ed.), G. Chrousos, I. Craig, E. R. de Kloet, G. Feuerstein, B. S. McEwen, N. R. Rose, R. T. Rubin & A. Steptoe (Associate Eds.), Encyclopedia of stress (2nd ed., pp. 469-473). Oxford: Academic Press.

Kudielka, B. M., Wüst, S., Kirschbaum, C., & Hellhammer, D. H. (2007). The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). In G. Fink (Ed.), G. Chrousos, I. Craig, E. R. de Kloet, G. Feuerstein, B. S. McEwen, N. R. Rose, R. T. Rubin & A. Steptoe (Associate Eds.), Encyclopedia of stress (2nd ed., pp. 776-781). Oxford: Academic Press.

Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (2007). Ten years of research with the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) – revisited. In E. Harmon-Jones & P. Winkielman (Eds.), Social neuroscience: integrating biological and psychological explanations of social behaviour (Chapter 4, pp. 56-83). New York: The Guilford Press.

Kudielka, B. M., & Kirschbaum C. (2007). Biological bases of the stress response. In M. Al’Absi (Ed.), Stress and addiction: biological and psychological mechanisms (Chapter 1, pp. 3-19). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Kirschbaum, C., Kudielka, B. M., Wolf, O. T., & Rohleder, N. (2005). Endokrinologie und Immunologie des höheren Lebensalters. In S.-H. Filipp & U. M. Staudinger (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich C Theorie und Forschung, Serie V Entwicklungspsychologie, Band 6 Entwicklungspsychologie des mittleren und höheren Erwachsenenalters (Chapter 5, pp. 173-208). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Kudielka, B. M., & Kirschbaum C. (2002). Stress und Gesundheit. In: R. Schwarzer, M. Jerusalem, & H. Weber (Eds.), Gesundheitspsychologie von A bis Z. Ein Handwörterbuch (pp. 562-564). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Kudielka, B. M., & Kirschbaum C. (2001). Stress and health research. In: N. J. Smelser, & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (Vol. 22, pp. 15170-5). Amsterdam and Oxford: Elsevier.

Kudielka, B. M., Hellhammer, D. H., & Kirschbaum, C. (2000). Sex differences in human stress response. In: G. Fink (Ed.), T. Cox, E. R. de Kloet, B. S. McEwen, N. R. Rose, N. J. Rothwell, R. T. Rubin, A. Steptoe, & L. Swanson (Associate Eds.), Encyclopedia of stress (1st ed., pp. 424-429). San Diego: Academic Press.


BOOKS

Staudinger, U. M., Godde, B., Heidemeier, H., Kudielka, B. M., Schömann, K., Stamov-Roßnagel, C., Voelcker-Rehage, C., & Voelpel S.C. (Hrsg., 2011). Den demografischen Wandel meistern: Eine Frage der Passung. Ergebnisse des „demopass“ Projekts. Bielefeld: W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. ISBN 978-3-76-394896-3

Stamov Roßnagel, C., Baron, S., Kudielka, B. M., & Schömann K. (2010). A competence perspective on lifelong workplace learning. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. [Einzelauskopplung; inhaltlich identisch mit Stamov Roßnagel, C. et al. (2010)]. ISBN 978-1-61-668686-4

Kudielka, B. M. (2000). Empirische Untersuchungen zur Regulation der Hypothalamus-Hypophysen-Nebennierenrindenachse: Der Einfluss von Alter, Geschlecht und Sexualsteroiden auf die Stress-Reaktion. Göttingen: Cuvillier Verlag. ISBN 978-3-89-712816-3

RESEARCH

Main research topics

Stress research – Identification and description of psychological and biological determinants of individual stress regulation



Research aims

  • To identify mechanisms explaining how stress-related health disturbances develop and to identify psychological and biological factors of inter- and intraindividual stress vulnerability
  • Integration of psychobiological and work psychological research methodology to assess differential stress patterns under chronic work stress


Disciplines

  • Psychological Diagnostics, Medical Psychology, Health Psychology, Biological Psychology
  • Related to: Clinical Psychology, Psychosomatics, Public Health, Work- & Organizational Psychology, Educational Psychology


The overarching research topic is the phenomenon of stress. Stress and stress-related diseases are major problemsof our modern and industrialized societies and, not least, cause enormous economic costs. Knowledge on psychological and biological mechanisms how stress increase the risk, for example for the development or progression of depression or coronary heart disease (CHD), however, is still fragmentary. Therefore, our aim is to identify relevant psychobiological mechanisms of stress regulation in an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological approach. Beside others, we are interested in research questions like the following: Which psychic, neuronal, endocrine and immunological processes play an important role in the development of stress-related diseases? Why do some people develop an illness or disease under conditions of chronic stress while others don’t? Which factors influence the individual stress vulnerability and stress resilience? Do, for example, factors like gender, age, personality traits or situational characteristics like the psychosocial work environment contribute significantly? Major research topics are thus the phenomenon of stress, the subjective experience of stress, psychobiological aspects of stress, health consequences of stress, and diagnostic aspects. Finally, a special focus lies on the issue of stress at work.



Research Projects 

Grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)

 2018 - 2020

„Acute psychosocial stress and everyday moral decision-making: behavioral effects, psychoneuroendocrinological responses, and neuronal activity“

 Reference number KU 1401/10-1

 in cooperation with PD Dr. Monika Sommer (Bezirksklinikum Regensburg) and apl. Prof. Dr. S. Wüst (University of Regensburg)

 

Grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)

 2018 - 2020 

“Biopsychological stress regulation in burnout”

 

Reference number KU 1401/9-1

 

in cooperation with apl. Prof. Dr. S. Wüst (University of Regensburg)

 

Grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)

 2017 - 2020

“Psychological, endocrine, central nervous and genetic predictors of chronic stress responses in daily life – a prospective-longitudinal quasi-experiment”

 

Reference number WU 392/9-1

 in cooperation with apl. Prof. Dr. S. Wüst (University of Regensburg; PI), Prof. M. Rietschel und Prof. Dr. P. Kirsch (Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim)

 

Grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)

 2017 - 2019

“Psychobiological stress regulation and aggression: Investigations on the dimensionality of externalization” site Regensburg

 

Reference number KU 1401/6-1

 in cooperation with Prof. B. Schiffer (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Dr. H. Eisenbarth (University of Southampton) und apl. Prof. Dr. S. Wüst (University of Regensburg)

 

Grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)

 2017 - 2019

“Psychobiological stress regulation and aggression: Investigations on the dimensionality of externalization” site Bochum

 

Reference number SCHI 1034/7-1

 in cooperation with Prof. B. Schiffer (Ruhr-Universität Bochum; PI), Dr. H. Eisenbarth (University of Southampton, UK) und apl. Prof. Dr. S. Wüst (University of Regensburg)

 

Grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)

 2010 - 2014

“Economic decision making under stress – behavioural and psychoneuroendocrinological aspects”

 

Reference number SCHW 1537/1-1

 

in cooperation with Prof. Dr. C. Schwieren (University of Heidelberg) and Prof. Dr. C. Fiebach (University of Frankfurt) 

 

Grant by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (Jacobs University Bremen & University Bremen)

 2009 - 2015 

“Caregiver job stress, burnout and coping: Effects of stress on the qualities of child-caregiver interaction in institutional homes”

 

PhD Projekt: M.Sc. Sisay Ayele Yemane

 

 


Grant by the German Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)

2007 - 2011

BMBF Project „demopass“ of the Jacobs Centers on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development (Applicant) of the Jacobs University Bremen - Subproject “Health Psychology”

 

PhD Projekt: Dipl. Psych. Nicolas Feuerhahn

 

 

Grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)

 2004 - 2012

“Stress and burnout: Integration of work psychological and psychobiological research methods for the assessment of differential stress patterns in chronic work stress”

 

Reference number KU 1401/4-1

Reference number KU 1401/4-2

Reference number KU 1401/4-3

 

Grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)

 2001 - 2002

“Psychological and biological determinants of loneliness in elderly adults”

 

Reference number KU 1401/3-1

 

 

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