Research Foci: Experimental psychopathology, psychotherapy research (process and result research)
Disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder (including muscular dysmorphism), posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, pain disorders (in adulthood and / or childhood and adolescence), personality disorders.
Research methods and paradigms: perceptual and cognitive-psychological paradigms (e.g. biological movement patterns, eye tracking), EEG, functional magnetic resonance tomography, peripheral physiological and endocrinological analysis, internet-based surveys, ecological momentary assessment, meta-analysis, multi-level analysis of therapist effects, latent cluster analysis of construction of Screening method, Growth Mixture Modeling of Therapeutic Procedures.
Content areas: Information processing processes (e.g. neural processing of visual body-related and gustatory stimulation), body-related behaviors (e.g. body check, exercise behavior, nutritional behavior), cardiovascular stress reactivity, explicit and implicit goals, emotional regulation, social competence and interpersonal conflicts, face-to-face and online psychotherapy, therapist variables, treatment or change motivation, patient-oriented treatment research, conditions of the therapeutic goal development, modeling of therapeutic procedures, prognosis of therapy early dropout and failure, therapeutic competencies and suitability for training, perception of persons, diagnostics.