Delphine Grynberg

Maître de Conférences en Psychologie de la Santé/Assistant professor in Health Psychology
Junior IUF 
SCAlab - Dynamique Emotionnelle et Pathologies (DEEP)
Affiliation au SIRIC ONCOLIlle

Thèmes de recherche

Mots clés : Empathie - Régulation des émotions - Interoception 
Populations : Psycho-oncologie - Psychopathologie (conduites addictives, TCA)
Méthodes : Comportementale - Subjective -  Physiologique 

Research Interests


Keywords: Empathy - Emotion regulation - Interoception
Populations: Psycho-oncology - Psychopathology (Addictive behaviors, eating disorders)
Methods: Behavioral - Subjective - Physiological



  1. Kever, A*., Grynberg, D*., Szmalec, A., Smalle, E. & Vermeulen, N. (2018). “Passion” versus “Patience”: The Effects of Valence and Arousal on Constructive Word Recognition. Cognition & Emotion, accepted for publication. 
  2. Grynberg, D., & López-Pérez, B. (2018). Facing other’s misfortune: Personal distress mediates the association between maladaptive emotion regulation and social avoidance. PLOSONE
  3. Mermillod, M., Grynberg, D., Rychlowska, M. Droit-Volet, S. Niedenthal, P.M, Beffara, B., Lopez, L., & Vermeulen, N. (2018). Social information modulates at early stage the neural, behavioral and subjective responses to emotional facial expressions. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  4. Baudry, A.S., Grynberg, D., Dassonneville, C., Lelorain, S. & Christophe, V. (2018). The associations between sub-dimensions of trait emotional intelligence and health: a critical and systematic review of the literature. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
  5. Grynberg, D. de Timary, P., Van Heuverswijn, A. & Maurage, P. (2017). Prone to feel guilty: Self-evaluative emotions in alcohol-dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, In press 
  6. Maurage, P., Philippot, P., Grynberg, D., Mangelinckx, C., Belge, J.B., & Constant, E. (2017). Imbalance between abstract and concrete repetitive thinking modes in schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, In press.
  7. Ramirez, C., Christophe, V., Dassonneville, C., & Grynberg, D. (2017) Caregivers' quality of life and psychological health in response to brain tumor patients' deficits: A cross sectional design. BMJ Open accepted for publication 
  8. Kever, A., Grynberg, D. & Vermeulen, N. (2017). Congruent bodily arousal promotes the constructive recognition of emotional words. Consciousness and Cognition accepted for publication 
  9. Heeren, A., Dricot, L., Billieux, J., Philippot, P., Grynberg, D., de Timary, P., & Maurage, P. (2017). Set to Warm the Bench: Self-report and Brain Correlates of Social Exclusion in Social Anxiety Disorder. Scientific Reports accepted for publication
  10. Grynberg, D. Maurage, P., & Nandrino, J.L. (2017).Preserved affective sharing but impaired decoding of complex emotions in alcohol-dependence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, accepted for publication 
  11. Moussally, J., Grynberg, D., Goffinet, S., Simon, Y., & Van der Linden, M.(2016). Novel assessment of own and ideal body perception among women: Validation of the computer-generated figure rating scale. Cognitive Therapy and Research, accepted for publication 
  12. Grynberg, D., de Timary, P., Philippot, P., D’Hondt, F. Briane, Y., Devynck, F., Douilliez, C., Billieux, J., Heeren, A., & Maurage,P. (2016). Abstract and concrete repetitive thinking modes in alcohol dependence. Journal of Addictive Diseases, accepted for publication
  13. Maurage, P., Lahaye, M., Grynberg, D., Jeanjean, A., Guettat, L., Verellen-Dumoulin, C., Halkin, S., Heeren, A., Billieux, J., & Constant, E. (2016). Dissociation between emotional and cognitive empathy in pre-clinical and clinical Huntington’s disease. Psychiatry Research, accepted for publication.
  14. Kever, A., Pollatos, O., Vermeulen, N., & Grynberg, D. (2015). Interoceptive sensitivity facilitates both antecedent- and response-focused emotion regulation strategies. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 20-23
  15. Grynberg, D. & Pollatos, O. (2015) Alexithymia modulates the experience of the Rubber Hand Illusion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, accepted for publication.
  16. Kever, A., Grynberg, D., Eeckhout, C., Mermillod, M., Fantini, C., & Vermeulen, N. (2015). The body language: The spontaneous influence of congruent bodily arousal on the awareness of emotional words​. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, accepted for publication.
  17. Grynberg, D. & Pollatos, O. (2015). “How do I do?" Perceiving one’s body shapes empathy. Physiology & Behavior,140, 54-60 
  18. Grynberg, D. & Maurage,P. (2014). The effect of self-oriented feelings on the detection of pain expressions. PlosOne
  19. Grynberg, D., Vermeulen, N., & Luminet, O. (2014). Amplification of Attentional Blink by Distress Related Facial Expressions: Relationships with Alexithymia and Affectivity. International Journal of Psychology, 49, 371-380.
  20. Grynberg, D., Chang, B., Berthoz, S., Corneille, O., Maurage, P., Vermeulen, N., & Luminet, O. (2012). Alexithymia and the Processing of Emotional Facial Expressions (EFEs): Systematic Review, Unanswered Questions and Further Perspectives. PLOSone,7(8): e42429.
  21.  Grynberg, D., Davydov, D., Vermeulen, N., & Luminet, O. (2012). Alexithymia is associated with an augmenter profile, but not only: Evidence for anticipation to arousing music. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 53, 375-81.
  22.  Grynberg, D., Heeren, A., & Luminet, O. (2012). Development and Validation of the Vicarious Distress Questionnaire. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. 44, 138-145.
  23.  Campanella, S., Falbo, L., Rossignol, M., Grynberg, D., Balconi, M., Verbanck, P., & Maurage, P.  (2012). Sex differences on emotional processing are modulated by subclinical levels of alexithymia and depression: a preliminary assessment using event-related potentials. Psychiatry Research, 197, 145-53.
  24.  Grynberg, D., Gidron, Y., Denollet J., & Luminet, O. (2011). Evidence for a cognitive bias of interpretation toward threat in individuals with a Type D personality. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-8.
  25.  Luminet, O., Grynberg, D., Ruzette, N., & Mikolajczak, M. (2011). Personality-Dependent Effects of Oxytocin: Greater Social Benefits for High Alexithymia Scores. Biological Psychology, 87, 401-406. 
  26.  Maurage, P., Grynberg, D., Noël, X., Joassin, F., Philippot, P., Hanak, Verbanck, P. Luminet, O., de Timary, P., & Campanella, S. (2011). Dissociation between affective and cognitive empathy in alcoholism: A specific deficit for the emotional dimension. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 35, 1662-1668.
  27.  Maurage, P., Grynberg, D., Noël, X., Joassin, F., Hanak, Verbanck, P., Luminet, O., de Timary, P., Campanella, S., & Philippot, P. (2011). The "Reading the Mind in the Eyes" test as a new way to explore complex emotions decoding in alcoholism. Psychiatry Research, 90, 375-378.
  28.  Fohn. A., Grynberg, D., & Luminet, O. (2011). Current Trauma and Thought Control Strategies in a Group of Jewish Hidden Children during the Holocaust in Belgium. Journal of Loss and Trauma.
  29.  Grynberg, D., Luminet, O., Corneille, O., Grèzes, J., & Berthoz, S. (2010). Alexithymia in the interpersonal   domain: A general deficit of empathy? Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 845 - 850.
  30. Konrath, S., Grynberg, D., Corneille, O., Hammig, S., & Luminet, O. (2010). On the social cost of interdependence: Alexithymia is enhanced among socially interdependent people. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 135-151.

1. Grynberg, D., Nandrino, JL, Vermeulen, N., Luminet, O., Duclos, J., Goffinet, S., Dereau, J., Cottencin, O., & de Timary, P. Schadenfreude, malicious and benign envy are associated with low Body Mass Index in Restrictive-type Anorexia Nervosa

2. Grynberg, D. & Konrath, S. The closer you feel, the more you care: positive associations between closeness, affective and cognitive empathy for pain

3. Vermeulen, N., Bayot, M., Mermillod, M. & Grynberg, D. Alexithymia disrupts the beneficial influence of arousal on attention: Evidence from the attentional blink


Livres – Chapitres/Books – Chapters 


  1. Kever, A., Grynberg, D., Bayot, M., & Vermeulen N. (2015). Embodying emotions: The role of body modifications in emotional processing in normal populations and psychopathology in Y. Coello & M.H. Fischer (Eds), Perceptual and Emotional Embodiment: Volume 1 Foundations of Embodied CognitionRoutledge. 

  2. Konrath, S. & Grynberg, D. (2015). The Positive (and Negative) Psychology of Empathy in D. F. Watt & J. Panksepp (Eds), The Neurobiology and Psychology of Empathy, Nova Science.

  3. Grynberg, D. (2013). L’empathie. in O. Luminet (Ed.), Psychologie des Emotions (pp. 85-124).  Bruxelles : De Boek.
  4. Luminet, O., Vermeulen, N., & Grynberg, D. (2013). L’alexithymie. Bruxelles : De Boek  (Coll. Le Point sur).





Thèmes de TE de Licence 3 et de TER Master Psychologie de la Santé

Empathie :
Investigation des mécanismes d'empathie (compassion, décodage des émotions) dans les populations saines et cliniques (e.g., oncologie, psychopathologie) à un niveau intrapersonnel ou interpersonnel

Emotions complexes :
Investigation de l’influence des émotions complexes (e.g., culpabilité, honte, envie, schadenfreude) sur plusieurs variables intra (pronostic) et interindividuelles (empathie) dans les populations saines et cliniques (e.g., oncologie, psychopathologie).

Régulation des émotions: 
Investigation de l’influence des stratégies de régulation (e.g., suppression, réévaluation) sur plusieurs variables intra (pronostic) et interindividuelles (empathie) dans les populations saines et cliniques (e.g., oncologie, psychopathologie).
Licence 3
UE Psychologie de la santé (TD)
UE 10 Projet de l'étudiant (TD)
Master 1
Séminaire de recherche 1 et 2 (TD)
UE Emotion et maladies chroniques (CM et TD)
Master 2
Régulation émotionnelle, santé mentale et somatique (CM)
Parcours de santé (CM) 



Delphine Grynberg
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