Hi! I'm Johann Roland Kleinbub, PhD. I have a post doc position at the University of Padova (Italy). My research areas are interpersonal physiology and nonverbal synchronization in psychotherapy. I have experience in research on altered states of consciousness, such as hypnosis and mindfulness, in the framework of clinical psychology.
I am a fluent R programmer, for which I have developed:

rMEA (GitHub, CRAN)
a package for the analysis of dyadic Motion Energy data
DyadSync (GitHub beta)
a full set of tools for the analysis of interpersonal physiology / physiological synchronization

Papers & Theses

  1. Kleinbub, J.R., Palmieri, A., Talia, A. (in press). Physiological Synchronization in the Clinical Process: a Research Primer. Journal of Counselling Psychology.
  2. Pick, E., Kleinbub, J. R., Mannarini, S., & Palmieri, A. (2019). Empathy In Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Systematic Review. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 15, 3287.
  3. Gennaro, A., Kleinbub, J. R., Mannarini, S., Salvatore, S., & Palmieri, A. (2019). Training in psychotherapy: a call for embodied and psychophysiological approaches. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 22(3).
  4. Palmieri, A., Kleinbub, J.R., Zidarich, S. (2019). Symbolic Meaning of Drugs in Psychotherapy: a Psychodynamic Perspective. Psychoanalytic Psychology. Advance online publication.
  5. Kleinbub, J. R., Palmieri, A., Orsucci, F. F., Andreassi, S., Musmeci, N., Benelli, E., … & de Felice, G. (2019). Measuring Empathy: a statistical physics grounded approach. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 526, 120979. DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2019.04.215
  6. Palmieri, A., Kleinbub, J. R., Mannarini, S., Molinaro, S., Castriotta, C., & Scocco, P. (2019). Rorschach Assessment in Suicide Survivors: Focus on Suicidal Ideation. Frontiers in Public Health, 6.
  7. Marcato, S., Kleinbub, J. R., Querin, G., Pick, E., Martinelli, I., Bertolin, C., ... & Palmieri, A. (2018). Unimpaired Neuropsychological Performance and Enhanced Memory Recall in Patients with Sbma: A Large Sample Comparative Study. Scientific reports, 8(1), 13627.
  8. Palmieri, A., Kleinbub, J. R., Calvo, V., Benelli, E., Messina, I., Sambin, M., & Voci, A. (2018). Attachment-security prime effect on skin-conductance synchronization in psychotherapists: An empirical study. Journal of counseling psychology.
  9. Kleinbub, J. R. (2017). State of the art of Interpersonal Physiology in Psychotherapy: a systematic review. Frontiers in psychology, 8.
  10. Kleinbub, J. R., Palmieri, A., Broggio, A., Pagnini, F., Enrico, B., Sambin, M., & Sorarù, G. (2015).
    Hypnosis-based psychodynamic treatment in ALS: a longitudinal study on patients and their caregivers. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 624.
  11. Di Rosa, E., Sorarù, G., Kleinbub, J. R., Calvo, V., Vallesi, A., Querin, G., ... & Palmieri, A. (2014).
    Theory of mind, empathy and neuropsychological functioning in X-linked Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy: a controlled study of 20 patients. Journal of neurology, 1-8.
  12. Calvo, V., Palmieri, A., Marinelli, S., Bianco, F., & Kleinbub, J. R. (2014).
    Reciprocal empathy and working alliance in terminal oncological illness: The crucial role of patients’ attachment style. Journal of psychosocial oncology, 32(5), 517-534.
  13. Palmieri, A., Mento, G., Calvo, V., Querin, G., D'Ascenzo, C., Volpato, C., ... & Sorarù, G. (2014).
    Female gender doubles executive dysfunction risk in ALS: a case-control study in 165 patients. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, jnnp-2014.
  14. Palmieri, A., Calvo, V., Kleinbub, J. R. et al., (2014).
    “Reality” of near-death-experience memories: Evidence from a psychodynamic and electrophysiological integrated study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 429.
  15. Messina, I., Palmieri, A., Sambin, M. et al., (2013).
    Somatic underpinnings of perceived empathy: The importance of psychotherapy training. Psychotherapy Research, 23(2), 169-177.
  16. Kleinbub, J. R., Messina, I., Bordin, D., Voci, A., Calvo, V., Sambin, M., & Palmieri, A. (2012). Synchronization of skin conductance levels in therapeutic dyads. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85(3), 383.
  17. Palmieri, A., Kleinbub, J. R., Calvo, V. et al., (2012).
    Efficacy of hypnosis-based treatment in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A pilot study. Frontiers in psychology, 3.
  18. Kleinbub, J. R. (2011). La coordinazione interpersonale come substrato fisiologico dell'empatia nella diade terapeutica: un contributo di ricerca. Tesi di laurea magistrale.
  19. Kleinbub, J. R. (2009). Indagine sul significato della cura nel counseling. Elaborato finale master in counseling.
  20. Kleinbub, J. R. (2008). Rapporto tra mezzi di comunicazione e coscienza, una riflessione storica e sociologica. Tesi di laurea triennale.