New preprint! How does childhood maltreatment get “under your skin”?

Years of data collection and finally a preprint! We investigate the impact of childhood maltreatment (CA) and recent adversity (RA) on pysiological responding during affective processing in a large sample of 586 participants! Preprint:! Congratulations to Alina Koppold and Alex Kastrinogiannis to their first paper and also to former lab member Manuel Kuhn!

Bonus: Manuscript comes with open data and code and is written reproducibly in R markdown with the papaja package! This means you can do the magic and generate the manuscript from the data and code we provide with a single  “knit”.

We also compare the agreement bewteen two established questionnaires to assess childhood maltreatment.


The lab had a litte COVID-related gap with lots of stuff being delayed for a lot of reasons including (massive) delays in data collection and increased care work for team members with small kids which let to substantial delays in working on revisions.

Now, we experience something that the PhD advisor of Tina’s husband referred to the “ketchup effect” (when you press the ketchup bottle for a long time and nothing comes out and then everything at once). Only this is about paper publications and not ketchup. 

Our “the magnificent three” multiverse papers are now all published.

(1) Multiverse analyses in fear conditioning research” (+ Rpackage) published in BRAT with Anna Gerlicher, Maren Klingelhöfer-Jens and Angelos Krypotos & Tina

(2) “Navigating the manyverse of skin conductance response quantification approaches – A direct comparison of trough-to-peak, baseline correction, and model-based approaches in Ledalab and PsPM” by former post-doc Manuel Kuhn, Anna Gerlicher and Tina has been published in Psychphysiology

(3) “A data multiverse analysis investigating non-model based SCR quantification approaches” by former post-doc Rachel Sjouwerman, Sabrina Ilius, Manuel Kuhn and Tina has been accepted for publication in Psychophysiology.

May the future be multiverse!