Hi! I'm Johann Roland Kleinbub, PhD. I have a post doc position at the University of Padova (Italy). My research areas are interpersonal synchronization and altered states of consciousness, such as hypnosis and mindfulness, both in the framework of clinical psychology and its efficacy.
I'm also digging into bayesian statistics and social network analyses.

In my spare time I love working on graphic and web design projects, together with the creative tribe Trepixel that I created with Dr. Marino Bressan.
Together with a team of psychologists, sociologists and MDs I co-founded the Sigizia a.p.s. non-profit organization, active in Verona (Italy) in the assistance of Alzheimer disease patients and families.

Papers & Theses

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Kleinbub, J. R. (2011). La coordinazione interpersonale come substrato fisiologico dell'empatia nella diade terapeutica: un contributo di ricerca. Tesi di laurea magistrale.
  10. Kleinbub, J. R. (2009). Indagine sul significato della cura nel counseling. Elaborato finale master in counseling.
  11. Kleinbub, J. R. (2008). Rapporto tra mezzi di comunicazione e coscienza, una riflessione storica e sociologica. Tesi di laurea triennale.



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