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Dr. Viktoria Maydych

Institut für Psychologie

Raum: 1.42.0
Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26-27
06108 Halle (Saale)

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Dr. Viktoria Maydych
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Psychologie
06099 Halle (Saale)

Research Interests

  • Effects of stress on cognitive functions (i.e. attention)
  • Psychophysiology of stress (noradrenaline, cortisol, immune parameters)
  • The role of biomarkers of stress in cognitive functions, ageing and psychopathology
  • Stress and processing of emotional information

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Maydych, V. (2019). The Interplay between Stress, Inflammation, and Emotional Attention: Relevance for Depression. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 384. doi:10.3389/fnins.2019.00384   

Maydych, V., Claus, M., Watzl, C., Kleinsorge, T. (2018). Attention to Emotional Information is Associated with Cytokine Responses to Psychological Stress. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 687. doi:10.3389/fnins.2018.00687   

Maydych, V., Claus, M.; Dychus, N., Ebel, M.; Damaschke, J., Diestel, S., Wolf, O. T., Kleinsorge, T., Watzl, C. (2017). Impact of chronic and acute academic stress on lymphocyte subsets and monocyte function. PLoS ONE, 12, 11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0188108   

Claus, M., Dychus, N., Ebel, M., Damaschke, J., Maydych, V., Wolf, O. T., Kleinsorge, T., Watzl, C. (2016). Measuring the immune system: a comprehensive approach for the analysis of immune functions in humans. Archives of Toxicology, 90(10), 2481-2495. doi:10.1007/s00204-016-1809-5   

Jekel, M., Glöckner, A., Bröder, A., Maydych, V. (2014). Approximating rationality under incomplete information: Adaptive inferences for missing cue values based on cue-discrimination. Judgment and Decision Making, 3, 129–147.

(selected) Talks / Posters

Maydych, V., Claus, M., Watzl, C., Kleinsorge, T. (2018, June). Psychological Stress, Immune Reactivity, and Attention to Emotional Information. Talk at the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), Miami Beach, USA.

Maydych, V. (2017, March). Effects of Academic Stress on Immunity. Talk at the 12th Meeting of German Endocrine-Brain-Immune-Network (GEBIN), Münster, Germany.

Maydych, V., Claus, M., Watzl, C., Wolf, O. T., Kleinsorge, T. (2016, June). The Effects of Psychological Stress and Optimistic Expectation on T Cell-mediated Immunity. Poster presented at the 23th Annual Scientific Meeting of Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), Brighton, United Kingdom.

Maydych, V. (2016, September) Krank nach der Prüfung? Die Auswirkungen von Prüfungsstress auf das Immunsystem. Talk at the 50th Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Leipzig, Germany.

Maydych, V., Jekel, M., Glöckner, A. (2012, April). Inference mechanisms for missing cue values: Adaptive usage of base-rates and discrimination-rates. Talk at the 54th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Mannheim, Germany.