prof.dr. (Matthias) MJ Wieser

prof.dr. (Matthias) MJ Wieser
Full professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Clinical Psychology
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
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The ultimate goal of my research program is twofold:

(1) to characterize and understand the (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes underlying core aspects of social vision, aversive learning, cognition-emotion interactions, emotional reactivity, and pain perception,

(2) to apply the basic knowledge of core processes obtained from studies of healthy populations to better delineate the dysfunctions of basic (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes in fear, anxiety, and pain.


Main Research Topics:

1. Experimental clinical psychology and affective neuroscience:

  • Biased emotion processing in (Social) Anxiety
  • Electro-cortical correlates of social fear conditioning
  • Neural correlates and differentiation of anticipatory anxiety and phasic fear
  • Contextual influences on face processing

2. Experimental pain research:

  • Affective modulation of pain
  • Affective and cognitive determinants of placebo and nocebo effects
  • Anticipation of pain and its relationship to anxiety

  • Lisa Gatzke-Kopp, Frini Karayanidis, Bruce D. Bartholow, Monica Fabiani, Ursula Hess, Erin A. Hazlett, Christine L. Larson, Lisa McTeague, Jason Moser, Elizabeth Page-Gould, Sarah Sass, Rebecca Silton, Markus Ullsperger, Anna Weinberg, Matthias Wieser & Cindy Yee-Bradbury (2020) - SPR statement on racial justice - Psychophysiology, 57 (8) - doi: 10.1111/psyp.13634 - [link]

  • Matthias Wieser (2018) - Cognition & Emotion (Journal)

3.3 Pain

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