Barbara Mueller

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Barbara Mueller

Biographical Sketch:

I studied psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen and obtained my MSc degree Cum Laude in 2008. In October 2008 I started my PhD-project entitled ‘The social neuroscience of complementarity’.

Research Interests:

mimicry, complementarity, social neuroscience, joint action, social influence


Empathy is a beautiful thing: Empathy predicts imitation only for attractive others

Müller, B. C. N, van Baaren, R. B., Ritter, S. M., Woud, M. L., Bergmann, H., Harakeh, Z., Engels, R. C. M. E., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2009). Tell me why… The influence of self-involvement on short term smoking behaviour. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 427-431.

Bergmann, H., Jansen, C., Müller, B. C. N., Wagenaar, A., & Stel, M. (2005). Helpt imitatie je indruk te verbeteren wanneer je onaardig gevonden wordt? (Does imitation help to improve your impression when you are disliked?) Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2004, ASPO Press.

Bergmann, H. C., Müller, B. C. N., & Danek, A. (2010). Normdaten zur Ergänzung deutscher Wortanfänge. (Normative data for the completion of German word stems). Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 1, 17-23.

Kühn, S., Müller, B. C. N., van Baaren, R. B., Wietzker, A., Dijksterhuis, A., & Brass, M. (2010). Why do I like you when you behave like me? Neural mechanisms mediating positive consequences of observing someone being imitated. Social Neuroscience, 5, 384-392.

Kühn, S., Müller, B. C. N., van der Leij, A., Dijksterhuis, A., Brass, M., & van Baaren, R. B. (2011). Neural correlates of emotional synchrony. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 368-374.

Maaskant, A. J., Pennings, S., Müller, B. C. N., & Ritter, S. M. (2010). Laat rokers zichzelf overtuigen! Hoe zelfbetrokkenheid het rookgedrag positief beinvloedt. (Let smokers convince themselves! How self-involvement positively influences smoking behaviour.) Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2009, ASPO Press.

Müller, B. C. N., Brass, M., Kühn, S., Tsai, C.-C., Nieuwboer, W., Dijksterhuis, A., & van Baaren, R. B. (2011). When Pinocchio acts like a human, a wooden hand becomes embodied. Action co-representation for non-biological agents. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1373-1377.

Müller, B. C. N., Kühn, S., van Baaren, R. B., Dotsch, R., Brass, M., & Dijksterhuis, A. (2011). Perspective taking eliminates differences in co-representation of out-group members‚ actions. Experimental Brain Research, 211, 423-428.

Pennings, S., Müller, B. C. N., Mastop, J., & Stel, M. (2011). Non-verbale reacties van imitatie en complementariteit. (Non-verbal responses of imitation and complementarity.) Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2010, ASPO press.