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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Roman Osinsky

Differentielle Psychologie und Persönlichkeitsforschung

Tel.: +49 541 969-7720

Raum: 75/220
Fachbereich 8: Humanwissenschaften
Lise-Meitner-Straße 3
49076 Osnabrück
Sprechzeiten: n.V.


Sommersemester 2024
Ängstlichkeit und Aggressivität im pädagogischen Kontext
Differentielle Psychologie (V)
Forschungskolloquium - Differentielle Psychologie Promotionskolloquium


2005: Diplom in Psychologie, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

2005-2010: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Promotion (2009), Abteilung Differentielle Psychologie und Persönlichkeitsforschung, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

2010-2015: Akademischer Rat auf Zeit, Abteilung für Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

2015-2016: Vertretung der Professur für Differentielle Psychologie, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Seit 2016: Professor für Differentielle Psychologie und Persönlichkeitsforschung, Universität Osnabrück


  • Kang, S. & Osinsky, R. 2023). The influence of single-session reward-based attentional bias modification on attentional biases towards threat as measured by the N2pc component. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, Article 1279311.
  • Lange, L., Kisker, J., & Osinsky, R. (2023). Midfrontal mechanisms of performance monitoring continuously adapt to incoming information during outcome anticipation. NeuroImage: Reports, 3, Article 100182
  • Schöne, B., Kisker, J., Lange, L., Gruber, T., Sylvester, S., & Osinsky, R. (2023). The reality of Virtual Reality. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, Article 1093014.
  • Lange, L., Rommerskirchen, L., & Osinsky, R. (2022). Midfrontal theta activity is sensitive to approach-avoidance conflict. Journal of Neuroscience, 42, 7799-7808.
  • Klatt, S.L. & Osinsky, R. (2022). Resilience over grit in the prediction of stress perception. International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, 6, 1-14.
  • Paul, K., Short, C. A., Beauducel, A., Carsten, H. P., Härpfer, K., Hennig, J., Hewig, J., Hildebrandt, A., Kührt, C., Mueller, E. M., Osinsky,  R., Porth, E., Riesel, A., Rodrigues, J., Scheffel, C., Stahl, J., Strobel, A. & Wacker, J. (2022). The methodology and dataset of the Coscience EEG-Personality Project - a large-scale, multi-laboratory project grounded in cooperative forking paths analysis. Personality Science, 3, e7177.
  • Wang, W., Fu, C., Kong, X., Osinsky, R., Hewig, J., & Wang, Y. (2022). Neuro-behavioral dynamic prediction of interpersonal cooperation and aggression. Neuroscience Bulletin, 38, 275-289.
  • Lange, L. & Osinsky, R. (2021). Aiming at ecological validity—Midfrontal theta oscillations in a toy gun shooting task. European Journal of Neuroscience, 54, 8214-8224.
  • Springer, A., Ohlendorf, F., Schober, J., Lange, L., & Osinsky, R. (2021). Do food images as action outcomes evoke a reward positivity? Brain and Cognition, 154, 1-6. 
  • Kisker, J., Lange, L., Flinkenflügel, K., Kaup, M.,  Labersweiler, N., Tetenborg, F., Ott, P., Gundler, C., Gruber, T., Osinsky, R., & Schöne, B. (2021). Authentic fear responses in virtual reality: A mobile EEG study on affective, behavioral and electrophysiological correlates of fear. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 2, 716318. 
  • Rommerskirchen, L., Lange, L., & Osinsky, R. (2021). The Reward Positivity reflects the integrated value of temporally threefold-layered decision outcomes. Psychophysiology, 58, e13789.
  • Baumert, A., Buchholz, N., Zinkernagel , A., Clark , P., MacLeod, C., Osinsky, R., & Schmitt, M. (2020). Causal underpinnings of working memory and Stroop interference control: Testing the effects of anodal and cathodal tDCS over the left DLPFC. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 20, 34-48.
  • Reutter, M., Hewig, J., Wieser, M.J., & Osinsky, R. (2019). Attentional bias modification in social anxiety: Effects on the N2pc component. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 120, 103404.
  • Osinsky, R., Holst, K., & Ulrich, N. (2018). When two become one: Electrocortical correlates of the integration of multiple action consequences. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 132, 252-261. 
  • Osinsky, R., Karl, C., & Hewig, J. (2017). Dispositional anxiety and frontal-midline theta: On the modulatory influence of sex and situational threat. Journal of Personality, 85, 300-312.
  • Schmidt, B., Mussel, P., Osinsky, R., Rasch, B., Debener, S., & Hewig, J. (2017). Work first then play: Prior task difficulty increases motivation-related brain responses in a risk game. Biological Psychology, 126, 82-88.  
  • Reutter, M., Hewig, J., Wieser, M., & Osinsky, R. (2017). The N2pc component reliably captures attentional bias in social anxiety. Psychophysiology, 54, 519-527.
  • Osinsky, R., Ulrich, N., Mussel, P., Feser, L., Gunawardena, A., & Hewig, J. (2017). The feedback-related negativity reflects the combination of instantaneous and long-term values of decision outcomes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 424-434.
  • Wang, Y., Zhang, Z., Bai, L., Lin, C., Osinsky,. R., & Hewig, J. (2017). Ingroup/outgroup membership modulates fairness consideration: neural signatures from ERPs and EEG oscillations. Scientific Reports, 7:39827.
  • Mussel, P., Ulrich, N., Allen, J.J.B, Osinsky, R., Hewig, J. (2016). Patterns of theta oscillation reflect the neural basis for individual differences in epistemic motivation. Scientific Reports, 6:29245.
  • Karl., C., Hewig, J., & Osinsky, R. (2016). Passing faces: Sequence dependent variations in the perceptual processing of emotional faces. Social Neuroscience, 11(5), 531-544.
  • Osinsky, R., Seeger, J., Mussel, P., & Hewig, J. (2016). Face-induced expectancies influence neural mechanisms of performance monitoring. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(2), 261-275.
  • Munk, A.J.L., Wielpütz, C., Osinsky, R., Müller, E.M., Grant, P., & Hennig, J. (2016). Specific reaction patterns to distinct positive emotional cues related to incentive motivation in dependence of the Taq1A-Polymorphism: Molecular genetic associations of early and late event-related potentials. Neuropsychobiology, 73(1), 23-34.
  • Riepl, K., Mussel, P., Osinsky, R., & Hewig, J. (2016). Influences of state and trait affect on behavior, feedback-related negativity, and P3b in the Ultimatum Game. PlosOne, 11, e0146358
  • Hewig, J., Kraus, U., Mussel, P., Osinsky, R., & Paelecke, M. (2015). Personality Assessment. In James Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Mussel, P., Reiter, A., Osinsky, R., & Hewig, J. (2015). State and trait greed, its impact on risky decision making and underlying neural mechanism. Social Neuroscience, 10, 126-134.
  • Osinsky, R., Wilisz, D., Kim, Y., Karl, C., & Hewig, J. (2014). Does a single session of Attentional Bias Modification influence early neural mechanisms of spatial attention? An ERP study. Psychophysiology, 51(10), 982-989.
  • Osinsky, R., Walter, H., & Hewig, J. (2014). What is and what could have been. An ERP study on counterfactual comparisons. Psychophysiology, 51(8), 773-781.
  • Osinsky, R., Mussel, O., Öhrlein, L., & Hewig, J. (2014). A neural signature of the creation of social evaluation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(6), 731-736.
  • Klucken, T., Alexander, N., Schweckendiek, J., Merz, C.J., Kagerer S., Osinsky, R., Walter, B., Vaitl, D., Hennig, J., Stark, R. (2013). Individual differences in neural correlates of fear conditioning as a function of 5-HTTLPR and stressful life events. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8(3), 318-325.
  • Osinsky, R., Mussel, P., & Hewig, J. (2012). Feedback-related potentials and sequential order of decision outcomes in a gambling task. Psychophysiology, 49(12), 1579-1589.
  • Krieger, K.H, Esch, F.-R., Osinsky, R., & Hennig, J. (2012). Die Aktivierungskraft von Guerilla Produktinszenierungen: Ein Vergleich von Guerilla Marketing und klassischer Plakatwerbung mittels Aktivierungsindikatoren im EEG [Activation power of guerilla product placement: A comparison between Guerilla Marketing and classic poster advertising using activation indices in the EEG].  Marketing ZFP – Journal of Research and Management, 34(3), 196-212.
  • Alexander, N., Klucken, T., Koppe, G., Osinsky, R., Walter, B., Vaitl, D., Sammer, G., Stark, R., Hennig, J. (2012). Interaction of 5-HTTLPR and environmental adversity: increased amygdala-hypothalamus connectivity as a potential mechanism linking neural and endocrine hyper-reactivity. Biological Psychiatry, 72(1), 49-56.
  • Osinsky, R., Lösch, A., Hennig, J., Alexander, N., & MacLeod, C. (2012). Attentional bias to negative information and 5-HTTLPR genotype interactively predict students emotional reactivity to first University semester. Emotion, 12(3), 460-469.
  • Osinsky, R., Hewig, J., Alexander, N., & Hennig, J. (2012). COMT Val158Met genotype and the common basis of error and conflict monitoring.  Brain Research, 1452, 108-118.
  • Van der Lugt, A.H., Banfield, J.F., Osinsky, R., & Münte, T.F. (2012). Brain potentials show rapid activation of implicit attitudes towards young and old people. Brain Research, 1429, 98-105.
  • Osinsky, R., Gebhardt, H., Alexander, N., & Hennig, J. (2012). Trait anxiety and the dynamics of attentional control. Biological Psychology, 89(1), 252-259.
  • Alexander, N., Osinsky, R., Mueller, E., Schmitz, A., Guentert, S.J., Kuepper, Y., & Hennig, J. (2011). Genetic variants within the dopaminergic system interact to modulate endocrine stress reactivity and recovery. Behavioural Brain Research, 216(1),53-58.
  • Osinsky, R., Alexander, N., Gebhardt, H., & Hennig, J. (2010). Trait anxiety and dynamic adjustments in conflict-processing. Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 10 (3), 372-381.
  • Osinsky, R., Alexander, N., Schmitz, A., Küpper, Y., Müller, E., Beer, L., Köppe, L., & Hennig, J. (2010). Genetic influences on implicit measures of personality. Journal of Individual Differences, 31(3), 115-123.
  • Alexander, N., Osinsky, R., Schmitz, A., Müller, E., Küpper, Y., Hennig, J. (2010). The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism affects HPA-axis reactivity to acute stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35(6),949-953.
  • Küpper, Y., Alexander, N., Osinsky, R., Kozyra, E., Schmitz, E., Netter, P., & Hennig, J. (2010). Aggression - interactions of serotonin and testosterone in healthy men and women. Behavioural Brain Research, 206(1), 93-100.
  • Alexander, N., Küpper, Y., Schmitz, A., Osinsky, R., Kozyra, E., & Hennig, J. (2009) Gene-environment interactions predict cortisol responses after acute stress: implications for the etiology of depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(9), 1294-1303.
  • Osinsky, R., Schmitz, A., Alexander, N., Küpper, Y., Kozyra, E., Hennig, J. (2009). TPH2 gene variation and conflict-processing in a cognitive and an emotional Stroop task. Behavioural Brain Research, 198(2), 404-410.
  • Schmitz, A., Kirsch, P., Reuter, M., Alexander, N., Kozyra, E., Kuepper, Y., Osinsky, R., Hennig, J. (2009). The 5-HT1A C(-1019)G polymorphism, personality and electrodermal reactivity in a reward/punishment paradigm. Int J Neuropsychopharmacology, 12(3), 383-392.
  • Osinsky, R., Reuter, M., Küpper, Y., Schmitz, A., Kozyra, E., Alexander, N., Hennig J. (2008) Variation in the serotonin transporter gene modulates selective attention to threat. Emotion, 8(4), 584-588.