Prof. Dr.

Winfried Rief

Philipps-Universität Marburg FB 04 Psychologie
Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg

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Short info

My research focuses on the role of expectations as predictors of treatment outcome in the field of psychology and medicine. This does not only include research on placebo and nocebo mechanisms, but also the investigation of expectations as a major mechanism of mental disorders and their modification. We use experimental methods to modify clinically relevant expectations, and we also address cognitive immunization processes that prevent people from changing expectations. Further, I am interested in the role of physical symptoms (e.g., pain), their classification, development, maintenance and change.

Open Science
Kirchner, L., Eckert, A., Berg, M., Endres, D., Straube, B., & Rief, W. (2022).
Better safe than sorry? - An active inference approach to biased inference on social contexts in depression.
PsyArXiv Preprints
Straube, B., Kuehne, H., van Dam, L., Frey, K., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T., & Ried, L. (2022).
Speech-gesture mismatch detection in individuals with high vs. low schizotypal traits.
International Consortium on Schizotypy Research, ICSR 2022.