Arens, E.A., Falck, J., Nenadic, I., & Stangier, U. (submitted). What You Think is What You Get: Conceptions of Happiness are Causally Linked to Current Mood.


Arens, E.A., Donnerstag, L., Hofmann, S.G. & Stangier, U. (2023). Videobasierte Online Metta-Meditations Therapie bei Depression: Eine Pilotstudie zur Bewertung von Akzeptanz und Machbarkeit. Verhaltenstherapie;


Arens, E.A., Christoffel, M. & Stangier, U. (2022). Value priorities and value conflicts in patients with mental disorders compared to a general population sample.Sci Rep 12, 3974.

Stangier, U., Arens, E.A., & Frick, A. (2022). Wohlwollenfokussierte Therapie bei Depression. Ein prozessbasierter Ansatz. Hogrefe


Stangier, U., Arens, E.A. & Heidenreich, T. (2021). Kognitive Therapie der Sozialen Angststörungen. Verhaltenstherapie & Psychosoziale Praxis, 3, 519-529.

Stangier, U., Frick, A., Thinnes, I., Arens, E.A. & Hofmann, S. (2021). Metta-based therapy for chronic depression: A wait list control trial. Mindfulness. Published online: October 8 2021. pdf


Arens, E.A. & Stangier, U. (2020). Sad as a Matter of Evidence: the Desire for Self-Verification Motivates the Pursuit of Sadness in Clinical Depression. Frontiers in Psychology 11:238. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00238


Barnow, S., Löw, C., Arens, E.A., Schäfer, A., & Pruessner, L. (2019). Die Bedeutung von Akzeptanzfür psychische Probleme im höheren Lebensalter. Psychotherapeut, 64, 272-280. doi: 10.1007/s00278-019-0362-0

Tesky, V.A., Schall, A., Schulze, U., Stangier, U., Oswald, F., Knopf, M., König, J., Blettner, M., Arens, E.A., Pantel, J. (2019). Depression in the nursing home: a cluster-randomized stepped-wedge study to probe the effectiveness of a novel case management approach to improve treatment (the DAVOS project). BMC, 20, 424. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3534


Stangier, U. & Arens, E.A. (2018). Mood Disorders. In S. G. Hofmann. (Ed.) Clinical Psychology: A Global Perspective (pp.153-172). John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Arens, E.A., Zeier, P., Schwieren, C., Huisgen, H., & Barnow, S. (2017). The perils of aiming too high: Discrepancy between goals and performance in individuals with depressive symptoms. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, DOI10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.07.002.

Thinnes, I., Arens, E.A., & Stangier, U. (2017). Rückfallprophylaxe als Therapie bei rezidivierender und chronischer Depression. Verhaltenstherapie, DOI10.1159/000455164.

Holl, J., Wolff, S., Schuhmacher, M., Höcker, A., Arens, E.A. et al. (2017). Substance use to regulate intense posttraumatic shame in individuals with childhood abuse and neglect. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 737-749.


Arens, E.A. & Sven Barnow (2016). Persönlichkeitsstörungen. In F. Petermann, G. Gründer, M.A. Wirtz, & J. Strohmer (Hrsg.). Dorsch Lexikon der Psychotherapie und Psychopharmakotherapie (pp.618-620). Hogrefe

Falquez, R., Lang, S., Dinu-Biringer, R., Nees, F., Arens, E.A., Kotchoubey, B., & Barnow, S. (2016). On the relationship between negative affective priming and prefrontal cognitive control mechanisms. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 225-244.

Izadpanah, S., Schumacher, M., Arens, E.A., Stopsack, M., Ulrich, I., Hansenne, M., Grabe, H. J., & Barnow, S. (2016). Adolescents’ harm avoidance as a longitudinal predictor of maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation in adulthood: The mediating role of inhibitory control. Journal of Adolescence. 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.07.006.

Reuter, A.R., Bumb, M.J., Mueller, J.K., Rohleder, C., Pahlisch, Hanke, F., Arens, E.A., Leweke, M., Koethe, D. & Schwarz, E. (2016). Association of Anandamide with altered Binocular Depth Inversion Illusion in Schizophrenia. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1080/15622975.2016.1246750

Sauer, C., Sheppes, G., Lackner, H. K.,  Arens, E. A., Tarrasch, R.,  Barnow, S. (2016). Emotion regulation choice in female patients with borderline personality disorder: Findings from self-reports and experimental measures. Psychiatry Research 242, 375-384.

Wolff, S., Holl, J., Stopsack, M., Arens, E.A., Höcker, A., Staben, K.A., Hiller, P., Klein, M., Schäfer, I., Barnow, S. & CANSAS-study group (2016). Does emotion dysregulation mediate the relationship between early maltreatment and later substance dependence? Findings of the CANSAS study. European Addiction Research, 22, 292-300.

Holl, J., Wolff, S., Aldinger, M., Arens, E.A., Höcker,J., & Barnow, S. (2016). Substance use to regulate intense posttraumatic shame in individuals with childhood abuse and neglect. Development and Psychopathology, DOI:10.1017/S0954579416000432


Falquez, R., Dinu-Biringer, R., Stopsack, M., Arens, E.A., Wick, W., & Barnow, S. (2015). Examining cognitive emotion regulation in frontal lobe patients: the mediating role of response inhibition. Neurorehabilitation, 37, 89-98.

Falquez, R., Lang, S., Dinu-Biringer, R., Nees, F., Arens, E.A., Kotchoubey, B., & Barnow, S. (2015). On the relationship between negative affective priming and prefrontal cognitive control mechanisms. Cognition and Emotion, 30, DOI:10.1080/02699931.2014.994476.


Sauer, C., Arens, E.A., Stopsack, M., Spitzer, C., & Barnow, S. (2014). Emotional hyper-reactivity in borderline personality disorder is related to trauma and interpersonal themes. Psychiatry Research, 220(1), 468-476.

Falquez, R., Couto, B., Ibanez, A,  Thomas, M.,  Berger, M., Arens, E.A., Lang, S., & Barnow, S. (2014). Detaching from the negative by reappraisal: the role of right superior frontal gyrus (BA9/32). Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, 165.


Arens, E.A., Balkir, N., & Barnow, S. (2013). Ethnic Variation in Emotion Regulation: Do Cultural Differences end where Psychopathology begins? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 335-351.

Arens, E.A., Stopsack, M., Spitzer, C., Appel, K., Dudeck, M., Völzke, H., Grabe, H.J., & Barnow, S. (2013). Borderline personality disorder in four different age groups: A cross-sectional study of community residents in Germany. Journal of Personality Disorders, 27, 196-207.

Arens, E.A. (2013). Unpacking cultural differences in emotion regulation: the role of flexibility. In S. Barnow & N. Balkir (Hrsg.). Cultural variations in psychopathology. From research to practice (pp. 115-134). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Balkir, N., Arens, E.A., & Barnow, S. (2013). Exploring the relevance of autonomy and relatedness for mental health in healthy and depressed women from two different cultures: When does culture matter? International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 59, 482-92.

Balkir, N., Arens, E.A., & Wolff, C., & Barnow, S. (2013). The link between self-construal and mental distress in Turkish migrants and German women with depression. Implications for the psychotherapeutic work with Turkish immigrants. Psychiatrische Praxis, 40, 135-141.


Barnow, S., Aldinger, M., Arens, E.A., Ulrich, I., Spitzer, C., Grabe, H.-J., Stopsack, M. (2012). Maternal transmission of borderline personality disorder symptoms in the community-based Greifswald family study. Journal of Personality Disorders, 27, 806-19.


Arens, E.A., Grabe, H.-J., Spitzer, C., & Barnow, S. (2011). Testing the biosocial model of borderline personality disorder: Results of a prospective 5-year longitudinal study. Personality and Mental Health, 5, 29-42.

Barnow, S., Arens, E.A., & Balkir, N. (2011). Emotionsregulation und Psychopathologie unter Berücksichtigung kultureller Einflüsse. Psychotherapie in Psychiatrie, Psychotherapeutischer Medizin und Klinischer Psychologie, 16, 7-16.


Barnow, S., Arens, E.A., Sieswerda, S., Dinu-Biringer, R., Spitzer, C., & Lang, S. (2010). Borderline personality disorder and psychosis: a r Current Psychiatry Research, 12, 186-195.


Arens, E.A., Berger, C. & Lincoln, T.M. (2009). Stigmatisierung von Patienten mit Schizophrenie: Prägt das Studium die Einstellungen angehender Psychologen und Mediziner? Nervenarzt, 80, 329-339.

Lincoln, T.M., Arens, E.A., Berger, C. & Rief, W. (2008). Can anti-stigma campaigns be improved? A test of the impact of biogenetic versus psycho-social causal explanations on implicit and explicit attitudes to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 34, 984-994.