Ohio University

Dominik Mischkowski

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Assistant Professor
Porter 255A

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, August 2015 - August 2017

Ph.D. Psychology, The Ohio State University. December 2015

M.A. Psychology. The Ohio State University. March 2012

Diploma of Psychology/Master of Science in Psychology, University of Konstanz. December 2008

Courses Taught

Research

Dr. Mischkowski is accepting new graduate students.

Research Interests

Mischkowski studies the intersection between physical pain and social behavior (empathy, aggression). He takes a multi-method approach, relying on social pharmacological intervention, psychophysiology, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Psychological Methods (graduate course)
  • Introduction to Psychological Methods (undergraduate course)
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology

Grants and Fellowships

Ohio University 1804 Award – Ohio University, July 2018 - ongoing

Ohio University Research Committee (OURC) – Ohio University, June 2018 - ongoing

OITE intramural research training award – National Institutes of Health (NIH), August 2015 – July 2017

Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship – The Ohio State University Graduate School, June 2014 – May 2015

The Ohio State University Thomas M. Ostrom Graduate Research Fellowship 2012, July 2012 – May 2013

Distinguished University Fellowship – The Ohio State University Graduate School, October 2010 – June 2009

College of Social and Behavioral Science Fellowship - The Ohio State University Graduate School, September 2010

Journal Publications

Mischkowski, D., & Atlas, L.Y. (2019). Reply to Zaman et al.: Letter to Editor. Pain, 160(6), 1485-1486.

Mischkowski, D., Crocker, J., & Way, B. M. (2019). A social analgesic? Acetaminophen (paracetamol) reduces positive empathy. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 538.

Rios, K., & Mischkowski, D. (2018). Shaping Responses to Torture: What You Call It Matters. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(6), 934-946.

Mischkowski, D., Palacios-Barrios, E. E., Banker, L., Dildine, T. C., & Atlas, L. Y. (2018). Pain or nociception? Subjective experience mediates the effects of acute noxious heat on autonomic responses. Pain, 159(4), 699-711.

Kimel, S., Mischkowski, D., Uchida, Y., & Kitayama, S. (2017). Culture, emotions, and the cold shoulder: Cultural differences in the anger and sadness response to ostracism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(9), 1307-1319.

Mischkowski, D., Crocker, J., & Way, B. M. (2016). From painkiller to empathy killer: Acetaminophen (paracetamol) reduces empathy for pain. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Niiya, Y., Crocker, J., & Mischkowski, D. (2013). Compassionate and self-image goals in the United States and Japan. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Burson, A., Crocker, J., & Mischkowski, D. (2012). Two types of value-affirmation: Implications for self-control following social exclusion. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(4), 510-516.

Mischkowski, D., Kross, E., & Bushman, B. J. (2012). Flies on the wall are less aggressive: Self-distancing “in the heat of the moment” reduces aggressive thoughts, angry feelings and aggressive behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(5), 1187-1191.

Crocker, J., Niiya, Y., & Mischkowski, D. (2008). Why does writing about important values reduce defensiveness? Self-affirmation and the role of positive other-directed feelings. Psychological Science, 19(7), 740-747.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Mischkowski, D. (2019, April). New directions in pain research: mechanism and treatment. Invited symposium at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J., & Way, B. M. (2018, May). A social analgesic? Acetaminophen decreases responsiveness to the pain of others. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.

Mischkowski, D., Stavish, C., Palacios-Barrios, E., Banker, L., Dildine, T. C., & Atlas, L. Y. (2018, April). Trait mindfulness is related to retrospective but not current pain. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mischkowski, D., Dildine, T. C., Palacios-Barrios, E., Banker, L., & Atlas, L. Y. (2017, March). Trait mindfulness is related to retrospective but not current pain. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, Los Angeles, CA.

Mischkowski, D. (2016, May). The role of physical pain in social processes: a “social-pharmacological” approach. Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mischkowski, D., Dildine, T. C., Palacios-Barrios, E., Banker, L., & Atlas, L. Y. (2016a, April). Autonomic arousal mediates the effect of stimulus intensity on pain. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.

Mischkowski, D., Dildine, T. C., Palacios-Barrios, E., Banker, L., & Atlas, L. Y. (2016b, April). Autonomic arousal mediates the effect of stimulus intensity on pain. Poster presented at the annual retreat of the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health, Washington, DC.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J., & Way, B. M. (2016, January). The social side-effects of acetaminophen. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J., & Way, B. M. (2015, April-May). Acetaminophen decreases responsiveness to the pain of others. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J., & Way, B. M. (2015, February). Acetaminophen increases social pain. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Beach, CA.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J. (2014, February). Working memory capacity in social psychology: New directions. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J. (2014, February). Working memory capacity explains the effects of social exclusion on reduced cognitive and social functioning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J. (2013, May). Affective and cognitive mechanisms underlying the effects of social exclusion. Symposium at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J. (2013, May). Working memory capacity mediates the effects of social exclusion on reduced cognitive and social task performance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Mischkowski, D., & Crocker, J. (2013, January). Working memory capacity mediates the effects of social exclusion on reduced cognitive and social task performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Mischkowski, D., Crocker, J., Niiya, Y., Canevello, A., & Moeller, S. (2012, January). Benefits of compassionate goals for relationships: Increased academic growth and engagement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Mischkowski, D., Kross, E., & Bushman, B. (2011, January). Stepping back in the heat of the moment: Self-distancing reduces aggressive affect and cognition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Mischkowski, D., Rosen, E., Niiya, Y., & Crocker, J. (2010, April). The association between compassionate goals and interdependent self-construal differs between U.S. and Japan. Poster presented at the Conference of Cultural Neuroscience, Ann Arbor, MI.

Professional Activities and Associations

Journal review:

  • Behavioural Brain Research
  • Behavior Research Methods
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
  • Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
  • PLOS ONE
  • Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience

Grant review:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS)

Professional Association Memberships:

  • Association for Psychological Science (APA)
  • Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA)
  • Social & Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS)
  • Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Awards and Honors

Ohio University Newsmakers Award 2019

The Ohio State University Thomas M. Ostrom Graduate Research Award 2012

The Brewer Graduate Research Award 2014

Selected Press Coverage

CV for Dr. Dominik Mischkowski [PDF]