in preparation

Quirin, M. Kerber, A., Küstermann, E., Radtke, E. L., Kazén, M., Konrad, C., Baumann, N., Ryan, R. M., & Kuhl, J. (2017). Distinguishing My Goals From Yours: Brain Correlates of Autonomy Versus Alienation. Manuscript in preparation.

in press

Quirin, M. & Kuhl, J. (in press). Sensing the Self: The Self-Access Form (SAF) and its Relationship with Adaptive Personality Functioning and Health. Journal of Individual Differences.


Dukalski, B., Quirin, M.., Kersting, A., Suslow, T., & Donges, U. S. (2017). Implicit affectivity in patients with borderline personality disorder. Rivista di Psichiatria, 52, 83–89.
Quirin, M., Fröhlich, S., & Kuhl, J. (2017). Implicit Self and Right Hemisphere: Increasing Implicit Self-Esteem and Implicit Positive Affect by Left Hand Contractions. European Journal of Social Psychology.
Tops, M., Quirin, M., Boksem. M. A. S. & Koole, S. L. (2017). Large-scale brain networks of reactive versus predictive control: Hemisphere laterality and endocrinology of emotion, motivation, and coping. International Journal of Psychophysiology. doi:


Van Randenborgh, A., Quirin, M., Pawelzik, M., & Kuhl, J. (2016). Bad Roots to Grow: Deficient Implicit Self-Esteem in Chronic Depression with an Early Onset. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72, 580–590. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22275
Düsing, R., Tops, M., Kuhl, J., Koole, S., & Quirin, M. (2016). Relative Frontal Brain Asymmetry and Cortisol Release After Social Stress: The Role of Action Orientation. Biological Psychology, 115, 86–93.
Schomberg, J., Schöne, B., Gruber, T., & Quirin, M. (2016). Emotion and hypervigilance: negative affect predicts increased P1 responses to non-negative pictorial stimuli. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 1395–1402. doi:10.1007/s00221-015-4544-x
Quirin, M., Wróbel, M., Pala, A. N., Stieger, S., Shanchuan, D., Hicks, J. A., Mitina, O., Brosschot J., Kazén, M., Lasauskaite-Schüpbach, R., Silvestrini, N., Steca, P., & Padun, M. A. (2016). A cross-cultural validation of the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT): Results from ten nations across three continents. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000315
Tops, M., Düsing, R., & Quirin, M. (2015). Blocked vasopressin homeostatic responses but no salivary vasopressin increases following intranasal oxytocin administration. Peptides, 74, 70–71.
Schöne, B., Schomberg, J., Gruber, T., & Quirin, M. (2016). Event-related frontal alpha asymmetries: Electrophysiological correlates of approach motivation. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 559–567. doi: 10.1007/s00221-015-4483-6.


Suslow, T., Ihme, K., Quirin, M., Lichev, V., Rosenberg, N., Bauer, J., Bomberg, L., Kersting, A., Hoffmann, K-T., Lobsien, D. (2015). Implicit affectivity and rapid processing of affective body language: An fMRI study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56, 545-552. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12227
Quirin, M., Boksem, M. A. S., Kent, M., & Tops, M. (2015). Integration of negative experiences: A neuropsychological framework for resilience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 116–118. doi:
Kuhl, J., Quirin, M., & Koole, S. L. (2015). Being someone: The Integrated Self as a neuropsychological system. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9, 115–132. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12162


Quirin, M., Carter, C. S., Bode, R. C., Düsing, R., Radtke, E. L., & Tops, M. (2014). The role of oxytocin and alexithymia in the therapeutic process: a comment on Lane, Ryan, Nadel, and Greenberg (2014). Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change in psychotherapy: New insights from brain science. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01074
Lichev, V., Sacher, J., Ihme, K., Rosenberg, N., Quirin, M., Lepsien, J., Pampel, A., Rufer, M., Grabe, H.-J., Kugel, H., Kersting, A., Villringer, A., Lane, R. D., & Suslow, T. (2014). Automatic emotion processing as a function of trait emotional awareness and alexithymia: An fMRI study. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 680-689. doi:
Brosschot, J. F., Geurts, S. A. E., Kruizinga, I., Radstaak, M., Verkuil, B., Quirin, M. & Kompier, M. A. J. (2014). Does unconscious stress play a role in cardiovascular recovery? Stress and Health, 30, 179-187. doi: 10.1002/smi.2590.
Quirin, M., Kuhl, J., Luckey, U., Pyszczynski, T. A., & Bode, R. (2014). Profound versus superficial coping with mortality threats: Action orientation moderates implicit but not explicit outgroup prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40.
Kazén, M., Kuhl, J., & Quirin, M. (2014). Personality interacts with implicit affect to predict performance in analytic vs. holistic processing. Journal of Personality, 83, 251–261. doi: 10.1111/ jopy.12100.
Tops, M., Boksem, M. A. S., Quirin, M., & Koole, S. (2014). Internally-directed cognition and mindfulness: An integrative perspective derived from reactive versus predictive control systems theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 429.
Jonas, E., McGregor, I., Klackl, J., Agroskin, D., Fritsche, I., Holbrook, C., Nash, K., Proulx, T., & Quirin, M. (2014). Threat and defense: From anxiety to approach. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. In J. M. Olson & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 49, pp. 219–286). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Kuhl, J., Kazén, M., & Quirin, M.La teoría de la Interacción de Sistemas de la Personalidad (PSI) [The personality systems interaction theory (PSI)]. Revista Mexicana de Psicología.


Samur, D., Tops, M., Schlinkert, C., Quirin, M., Cuijpers, P., Koole, S. (2013). Four decades of research on alexithymia: Moving towards clinical applications. Frontiers in Cognition. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00861.
Quirin, M., Gruber, T., Kuhl, J., & Düsing, R. (2013). Is love right? Prefrontal resting brain asymmetry is related to the affiliation motive. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00902.
Quirin, M., & Bode, R. C. (2013). An alternative to self-reports of trait and state affect: The Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT). European Journal of Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000190.
Kuhr, B., Schomberg, J., Gruber, T., & Quirin, M. (2013). Beyond pleasure and arousal: appetitive erotic stimuli modulate electrophysiological brain correlates of early attentional processing. NeuroReport, 24, 246–250.
Quirin, M., Düsing, R., & Kuhl, J. (2013). Implicit affiliation motive predicts intuitive processing. Journal of Individual Differences, 34, 24-31.
Quirin, M., Meyer, F., Heise, N., Kuhl, J., Küstermann, E., Strüber, D., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2013). Neural correlates of social motives: An fMRI study on power versus affiliation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88, 289-295.


Quirin, M., Kazén, M., & Kuhl, J. (2012). Circumventing self-reflection when measuring emotions: The Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT). In E. Delgadillo & D. Arroyo (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Personality Research (pp. 663-672). New York, United States: Hauppauge Nova Science Publishers.
Kazén, M., Künne, T., Frankenberg, H., & Quirin, M. (2012). Inverse relation between cortisol and anger and their relation to performance and explicit memory. Biological Psychology, 91, 28–35.
Quirin, M., & Lane, R. D. (2012). The construction of emotional experience requires the integration of implicit and explicit emotional processes. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 159-160.


Kuhl, J., & Quirin, M. (2011).Seven steps toward freedom and two ways to lose it: Overcoming limitations of intentionality through self-confrontational coping with stress. Social Psychology, 42, 74–84.
Quirin, M., Bode, R. C., & Kuhl, J. (2011). Recovering from negative events by boosting implicit positive affect. Cognition & Emotion.
Quirin, M., Düsing, R., & Kuhl, J. (2011). Oxytocin buffers cortisol responses to stress in individuals with impaired emotion regulation abilities. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 898-904.
Quirin, M., Hertzberg, J., Kuhl, J., & Stephan, A. (2011). Could positive affect help engineer robot control systems? Cognitive Processing, 12, 375-378.
Quirin, M., Loktyushin, A., Arndt, J., Küstermann, E., Lo, Y.-Y., Kuhl, J., & Eggert, L. D. (2011). Existential neuroscience: A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of neural responses to reminders of one’s mortality. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 25, 559-570.
(auch von Medien rezipiert: u.a. Bild der Wissenschaft online, Focus-Online, New Scientist, Radio 1 Berlin, Wiener Zeitung)


Quirin, M., Gillath, O., Pruessner, J. C., & Eggert, L. D. (2010). Adult attachment insecurity and hippocampal cell density. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 39-47.


Quirin, M., Koole, S. L., Baumann, N., Kazén, M., & Kuhl, J. (2009). You can't always remember what you want: The role of cortisol in self-ascription of assigned goals. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 1026–1032.
Quirin, M., Beckenkamp, M., & Kuhl, J. (2009). Giving or taking: The role of dispositional power motivation and positive affect in profit maximization. Mind and Society, 8, 109-126.
Quirin, M., Kazén, M., & Kuhl, J. (2009). When nonsense sounds happy or helpless: The Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 500-516.
Quirin, M., Kazén, M., & Kuhl, J. (2009). Circumventing self-reflection when measuring emotions: The Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT). In L. B. Palcroft & M. V. Lopez (Eds.), Personality assessment: New research. New York, United States: Nova Science Publishers: Inc.
Quirin, M., Kazén, M., Rohrmann, S., & Kuhl, J. (2009). Implicit but not explicit affectivity predicts circadian and reactive cortisol: Using the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test. Journal of Personality, 77, 401-425.
Quirin, M., & Kuhl, J. (2009). Theorie der Persönlichkeits-System-Interaktionen [Theory of Personality Systems Interactions (PSI)].In V. Brandstätter-Morawietz & J. H. Otto (Eds.), Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie: Motivation und Emotion (pp. 157-162). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.
Quirin, M., & Kuhl, J. (2009). Handlungskontrolltheorie [Theory of Action Control].In V. Brandstätter-Morawietz & J. H. Otto (Eds.), Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie: Motivation und Emotion (pp. 163-173). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

until 2008

Baumann, N. & Quirin, M. (2006). Motivation und Gesundheit: Bedürfnisfrustration als Vermittler zwischen Selbststeuerungsdefiziten und psychosomatischen Symptomen. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 14, 46-53.
Quirin, M. (2005). Self-System and Regulation of Negative Affect. Unpublished Dissertation, Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück.
Quirin, M., & Kuhl, J. (2008). Positive Affect, Self-Access, and Health: Research Based on PSI Theory. Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 16, 139-142.
Quirin, M., Pruessner, J. C., & Kuhl, J. (2008). HPA system regulation and adult attachment anxiety: Individual differences in reactive and awakening cortisol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33, 581-590.
Rohrmann, S., Hopp, H., & Quirin, M. (2008). Gender differences in psychophysiological responses to disgust. Journal of Psychophysiology, 22, 65-75.