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Prof. Dr. Tanja Endrass, Professor of Addiction Research

Research focus

  • Transdiagnostic research with a focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictive disorders, anxiety disorders
  • Mechanisms: performance monitoring, learning, decision-making, inhibition, emotion regulation, craving regulation
  • Neuroscience methods: EEG, fMRI

​Official position 

Head of the Chair of Addiction Research
Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Psychology at the TU Dresden


Technische Universität Dresden, Institut of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Business address 

Chemnitzer Str. 46a
01187 Dresden

Academic education and degrees


​Diploma in Psychology, Universität Konstanz, Germany


​Dr. rer. nat, Universität Konstanz, Germany


​Habilitation in Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany


License in behavioral therapy, Berlin, Germany


Professional career

​2000 - 2003

PhD student, Chair of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Universität Konstanz, Germany

​2003 - 2012

​Post-Doc, Chair of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

​2008 - 2012

Clinical training in behavior therapy, Berlin, Germany

​2012 - 2016

​Senior Researcher, Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany

​Since 2016

Full Professor (W2) for Addiction Research, Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


Current journal editorial positions

​Since 2016

​Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Psychophysiology


10 most important peer-reviewed papers (10 out of: 64, SCOPUS h-index: 27)

  1. Riesel A, Klawohn J, Kathmann N, Endrass T. Conflict monitoring and adaptation as reflected by N2 amplitude in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychol Med. 2017;47(8):1379-88.

  2. Grützmann R*, Endrass T*, Kaufmann C, Allen E, Eichele T, Kathmann N. Presupplementary Motor Area Contributes to Altered Error Monitoring in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2016;80(7):562-71. *shared first authorship

  3. Riesel A, Endrass T, Auerbach LA, Kathmann N. Overactive Performance Monitoring as an Endophenotype for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Evidence from a Treatment Study. Am J Psychiatry. 2015;172(7):665-73.

  4. Ullsperger M, Fischer AG, Nigbur R, Endrass T. Neural mechanisms and temporal dynamics of performance monitoring. Trends Cogn Sci. 2014;18(5):259-67.

  5. Riesel A, Kathmann N, Endrass T. Overactive performance monitoring in obsessive-compulsive disorder is independent of symptom expression. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2014;264(8):707-17.

  6. Endrass T, Ullsperger M. Specificity of performance monitoring changes in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2014;46(1):124-38.

  7. Endrass T, Riesel A, Kathmann N, Buhlmann U. Performance monitoring in obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder. J Abnorm Psychol. 2014;123(4):705-14.

  8. Paul S, Simon D, Kniesche R, Kathmann N, Endrass T. Timing effects of antecedent- and response-focused emotion regulation strategies. Biol Psychol. 2013;94(1):136-42.

  9. Endrass T, Koehne S, Riesel A, Kathmann N. Neural correlates of feedback processing in obsessive-compulsive disorder. J Abnorm Psychol. 2013;122(2):387-96.

  10. Riesel A*, Endrass T*, Kaufmann C, Kathmann N. Overactive error-related brain activity as a candidate endophenotype for obsessive-compulsive disorder: evidence from unaffected first-degree relatives. Am J Psychiatry. 2011;168(3):317-24. *shared first authorship

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