Publikationen Dr. Johanna Lass-Hennemann


  • Müller-Klein*, A., Braun*, M. N., Ferreira de Sá, D. S., Michael, T., Link-Dorner, U., & Lass-Hennemann, J. (2024). A relaxed horse—A relaxed client? An experimental investigation of the effects of therapy horses’ stress on clients’ stress, mood, and anxiety. Animals, 14(4), Article 604. (*These authors are shared first authors.)
  • Braun, M. N., Müller-Klein, A., Sopp, M. R., Michael, T., Link-Dorner, U., & Lass-Hennemann, J. (2024). The human ability to interpret affective states in horses’ body language: The role of emotion recognition ability and previous experience with horses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 271, Article 106171.


  • Lüder, C.C., Michael, T., Lass-Hennemann, J., Schanz, C.G., Venhorst, A., Meyer, T. & Equit, M. (2023). Moderate-intensity Aerobic Exercise Training as an Adjunct to Trauma-focused Psychotherapy in Traumatized Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial.


  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Schäfer, S. K., Sopp, M. R., & Michael, T. (2022). The relationship between attachment to pets and mental health: the shared link via attachment to humans. BMC psychiatry, 22(1), 1-9.

  • Schäfer, S.K., Lüder, C., Porcheret, K., Hu, X., Margraf, J., Michael, T., Holmes, E.A., Werner, G.G., Wilhelm, I., Woud, M.L., Zeng, S., Friesen, E., Haim-Nachum, S., Lass-Hennemann, J., Lieb, K., Kunzler, A.M., Wirth, B.E., & Sopp, M.R. (2022). To Sleep or Not to Sleep, That Is the Question: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Post-Trauma Sleep on Intrusive Memories of Analog Trauma. PREPRINT available at OSF []



  • Ihmig, F., Gogeascoechea, A. H., Neurohr-Parakenings, F., Schäfer, S.K., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2020). On-line anxiety level detection from biosignals: machine learning based on a randomized controlled trial with spider-fearful individuals. PLOS ONE, 15, e0231517.
  • Lass-Henneman J., Schäfer, S.K., Sopp, M.R., & Michael, T. (2020). The relationship between pet ownership, psychopathological symptoms and health-benefitting factors in occupations at risk for traumatization. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 2562.
  • Schäfer, S.K., Sopp, M.R., Staginnus, M., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2020). Pre-Rehabilitation Sense of Coherence as a Predictor of Symptom Change During Rehabilitation. Stress & Health,
  • Schäfer, S. K., Schanz, C. G., Sopp, M. R., Lass‐Hennemann, J., Käfer, M., & Michael, T. (2020). Pre‐rehabilitation sense of coherence as a predictor of symptom change after rehabilitation. Stress and Health, 36, 546-554.
  • Schäfer, S.K., Sopp, M.R., Staginnus, M., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2020). Correlates of mental health in occupations at risk for traumatization: A cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry, 20, 335.


  • Brueckner, A.H., Lass-Hennemann, J., Wilhelm, F.H., Ferreira de Sá, D., & Michael, T. (2019). Cortisol Administration after Extinction in a Fear Conditioning Paradigm with Traumatic Film Clips Prevents Return of Fear. Translational Psychiatry, 9.
  • Schäfer, S. K., Weidner, K. J., Becker, N., Lass-Hennemann, J., Stokes, C., Lammert, F., & Köllner, V. (2019). Sensitivität und Spezifität des Reizdarm-Fragebogens (English: Sensitivity and Specifity of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Questionnaire). PPmP-Psychotherapie· Psychosomatik· Medizinische Psychologie.
  • Sopp, M.R, Brueckner, A.H, Schäfer, S.K, Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2019). REM Theta Activity Predicts Re-Experiencing Symptoms after Exposure to a Traumatic Film. Sleep Medicine, 54, 142-152
  • Sopp, M. R., Brueckner, A. H., Schäfer, S. K., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2019). Differential effects of sleep on explicit and implicit memory for potential trauma reminders: Findings from an analogue study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, accepted for publication.


  • Goodwin, G.M., Holmes E.A., Andersson E., Browning M., Jones A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Månsson, K.N., Moessnang C., Salemink E., Sanchez A., van Zutphen L. &Visser RM. (2018).  From neuroscience to evidence based psychological treatments - The promise and the challenge, ECNP March 2016, Nice, France. European Neuropsychopharmacology 28, 317-333.  doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.10.036- Lass-Hennemann, J., Tuschen-Caffier, B., & Michael, T. (2018). Exposition und Konfrontation. In: Margraf J., Schneider S. (eds.) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie, Band 1. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Brückner, A., Michael, T., & Equit, M., (2018). Sieht aus wie Burnout, ist aber PTBS – Traumatisierungen im Beruf und deren Auswirkungen. Psychotherapie im Dialog 19, 60-64.
  • Michael T., Lass-Hennemann J., Ehlers A. (2018). Lernpsychologische Grundlagen der kognitiven Verhaltenstherapie. In: Margraf J., Schneider S. (eds) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie, Band 1. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • Schäfer, S.K., Ihmig, F.R., Lara H., K.A., Neurohr, F., Kiefer, S., Staginnus, M., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2018). Effects of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback during Exposure to Fear-Provoking Stimuli within Spider Fearful Individuals: Study Protocol for a Randomized-Controlled Trial. Trials, 19,184.


  • Graebener, A. H., Michael, T., Holz, E., & Lass-Hennemann, J. (2017). Repeated cortisol administration does not reduce intrusive memories – a double blind placebo controlled experimental study. European Neuropsychopharmakology, 27,1132-1143.
  • Holz, E., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2017). Analogue PTSD Symptoms are Best Predicted by State Rumination. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 8 192-213.
  • Lass-Hennemann,J., Tuschen-Caffier, B., & Michael, T. (2017, in press) . Exposition und Konfrontation. In J. Margraf & S. Schneider (Eds.) Lehrbuch der Verhaltenstherapie (4. Auflage).


  • Holz, E., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Michael, T. (2016 under revision). Analogue PTSD Symptoms are Best Predicted by State Rumination. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology
  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Michael, T. & Tuschen-Caffier, B. (2016 in press). Konfrontationsverfahren. In J. Margraf & Schneider (Eds.) Lehrbuch für Verhaltenstherapie (4. Auflage).
  • Streb, M., Mecklinger, A., Anderson, M.C., Lass-Hennemann, J. & Michael, T. (2016). Memory Control Ability Modulates Intrusive Memories after Trauma. Journal of Affective Disorders, 192, 134-142.


  • Finke, J. B., Larra, M. F., Schilling, T.M., Lass-Hennemann, J., Blumenthal, T. D. & Schachinger, H. (2015) Startle eye-blink modulation by facial self- resemblance and current mood. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 96, 162 - 168
  • Kirsch, A., Michael, T., & Lass-Hennemann, J. (2015). Trauma und Gedächtnis. In Seidler, Freyberger, & Maercker. Handbuch Psychotraumatologie (S. 15-21). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.
  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Holz, E. & Michael, T. (2015). Tiergestützte Therapie in der Behandlung von Angststörungen - Spielerei oder wirksame Unterstützer? Psychotherapie im Dialog 16,40 - 43.


  • Holz, E.*, Lass-Hennemann, J.*, Streb, M., Pfaltz, M. & Michael, T. (2014). Effects of Acute Cortisol Administration on Perceptual Priming of Trauma-Related Material. PloS ONE 9(9): e104864. (*shared first authorship).
  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E. & Michael, T. (2014). Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma. Frontiers in Psychology, section for Clinical Settings 5. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01010
  • Lass-Hennemann, J. & Michael, T. (2014). Endogenous cortisol levels influence exposure therapy in spider phobia, Behaviour Research and Therapy, 60, 39-45.


  • Schulz, A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Sütterlin, S., Schachinger, H. & Vögele, C. (2013). Cold pressor stress induces opposite effects on cardioceptive accuracy dependent on assessment paradigm. Biological Psychology, 93: 167-174.


  • Lass-Hennemann, J. Kuehl, L.K., Schulz, A., Oitzl, M. & Schachinger, H. (2011). Stress strengthens memory of first impressions of others' positive personality traits. PlosOne. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016389.
  • Kirsch, A., Michael, T., & Lass-Hennemann, J., (2011). Trauma und Gedächtnis. In Seidler, Freyberger, & Maercker. Handbuch Psychotraumatologie (S. 15-22). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.
  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Michael, T. (2011). Stress hormones and animals - possible enhancers of psychotherapy. Public Service Review. Science and Technology, 23, 300-301.
  • Roemer, S., Schulz, A., Richter, S., Lass-Hennemann, J. & Schachinger, H. (2011). Oral Cortisol impairs implicit sequence learning. Psychopharmacology, 215(1):33-40.


  • Kuehl, L.K., Lass-Hennemann, J., Richter, S. Blumenthal, T.D., Oitzl, M. & Schachinger, H. (2010). Accelerated eyeblink conditioning after cortisol IV-infusion. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 94(4):547-553
  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Deuter, C.E., Kuehl, L.K., Schulz, A. & Schachinger, H. (2010): Effect of Facial Self-Resemblance on the Startle Response and Subjective Ratings of Erotic Stimuli in Heterosexual Men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(5):1007-1014.
  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Deuter, C.E., Kuehl, L.K., Schulz, A., Blumenthal, T.D. & Schachinger, H. (2010). Effects of stress on human mating preferences. Stressed individuals prefer dissimilar mates. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences: 277: 2175-2183.


  • Lass-Hennemann, J., Schulz, A. Nees, F., Blumenthal, T.D. & Schachinger, H. (2009). Direct gaze of photographs of female nudes influences startle in men. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 72(2): 111-114.
  • Schulz, A., Reichert, C.F., Richter, S. Lass-Hennemann, J., Blumenthal, T.D. & Schachinger, H. (2009). Cardiac modulation of acoustic startle: effects on eye blink and higher cognitive processing. Brain and Cognition, 71 (3) 265-271.
  • Schulz, A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Nees, F., Blumenthal, T.D., Berger, W. & Schachinger, H. (2009). Cardiac modulation of startle eyeblink. Psychophysiology, 46 (2), 234-240.
  • Schulz, A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Richter, S., Römer, S., Blumenthal, T.D. & Schachinger, H. (2009). Lateralization effects on the cardiac modulation of acoustic startle eyeblink. Biological Psychology, 80 (3), 287-291.


  • Nees, F. Richter, S., Lass-Hennemann, J., Blumenthal, T.D. & Schachinger, H. (2008). Inhibition of cortisol production by metyraprne enhances trace, but not delay, eyeblink conditioning. Psychopharmacology , 199 (2): 183-190.