Delphine Grynberg

 Maître de Conférences en Psychologie de la Santé/Assistant professor in Health Psychology
 Junior IUF 
 SCALab - Dynamique Emotionnelle et Pathologies (DEEP)

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. Lebecq C., Pitel, A-L., Cabé, N., Puisieux, F., Wynen, A., Sabre, C., & Grynberg, D. (2020). Prise en charge des patients Korsakoff de moins de 60 ans : Perception des professionnels de santé du GHT de l’Artois. Alcoologie et Addictologie.
  2. Grynberg & Konrath, S. (2020). The closer you feel, the more you care: positive associations between closeness, pain intensity rating, empathic concern and personal distress to someone in pain. Acta Psychologica.
  3. Gehenne, L. Lelorain, S., Anota, A., Brédart, A., Dolbeault, S., Sultan, S., Piessen, G., Grynberg, D. Baudry, A-S. , Christophe, V. and FREGAT Working Group. (2020).Testing two competitive models of empathic communication in cancer care encounters: a factorial analysis of the CARE measure. European Journal of Cancer Care.
  4. Maurage, P., Lannoy, S., Mange, J., Grynberg, D., Beaunieux, H., Banovic, I., Gierski, F., & Naassila, M. (2020). What we talk about when we talk about binge drinking: Towards an integrated definition and evaluation. Alcohol and Alcoholism.
  5. Nandrino, J-L, Grynberg, D., Gandolphe, M-C., Willem, C., , Benaisa, K., Van de maele, J., Wallet, A., Verkindt, H., Pattou, F. (2020). Changes in emotional eating behavior five years after gastric restriction, Appetite.
  6. Vermeulen, N., Bayot, M., Mermillod, M. & Grynberg, D (2019). Alexithymia disrupts the beneficial influence of arousal on attention: Evidence from the attentional blink. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, accepted for publication
  7. Grynberg, D., Nandrino, JL, Vermeulen, N., Luminet, O., Duclos, J., Goffinet, S., Dereau, J., Cottencin, O., & de Timary, P (2019). Schadenfreude, malicious and benign envy are associated with low Body Mass Index in Restrictive-type Anorexia Nervosa. Eating and Weight Disorders, accepted for publication
  8. Kever, A*., Grynberg, D*., Szmalec, A., Smalle, E. & Vermeulen, N. (2019). “Passion” versus “Patience”: The Effects of Valence and Arousal on Constructive Word Recognition. Cognition & Emotion, 15:1-8.
  9. Grynberg, D., & López-Pérez, B. (2018). Facing other’s misfortune: Personal distress mediates the association between maladaptive emotion regulation and social avoidance. PLOSONE;21;13(3):e0194248
  10. 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 Neurosciences9;11:231.
  11. 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; 59(2):206-222.
  12. 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, 1(179):78-82.
  13. 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, 78:61-66
  14. Ramirez, C., Christophe, V., Dassonneville, C., & Grynberg, D. (2017). Caregivers’ quality of life and psychological health in response to brain tumor patients’ functional, cognitive, neuropsychiatric and social deficits: protocol for a cross sectional study. BMJ Open, 7(10):e016308
  15. Kever, A., Grynberg, D. & Vermeulen, N. Congruent bodily arousal promotes the constructive recognition of emotional words. Consciousness and Cognition; 53:81-88
  16. 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, 7(1):260
  17. 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, 41(4):779-785
  18. Moussally, J., Grynberg, D., Goffinet, S., Simon, Y., & Van der Linden, M. (2017). 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
  19. 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. 35, 238-243
  20. 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, 237,103-108
  21. 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
  22. Grynberg, D. & Pollatos, O. (2015) Alexithymia modulates the experience of the Rubber Hand Illusion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9, 357
  23. 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. 41, 582-589
  24. Grynberg, D. & Pollatos, O. (2015). “How do I do?" Perceiving one’s body shapes empathy. Physiology & Behavior, 140, 54-60
  25. Grynberg, D. & Maurage,P. (2014). The effect of self-oriented feelings on the detection of pain expressions. PlosOne. 9, e100434
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. Grynberg, D., Heeren, A., & Luminet, O. (2012). Development and Validation of the Vicarious Distress Questionnaire. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. 44, 138-145
  30. 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.
  31. Fohn. A., Grynberg, D., & Luminet, O. (2012). Posttraumatic Symptoms and Thought Control Strategies Among Aging Hidden Jewish Children. Journal of Loss and Trauma. 17, 38-55.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35.  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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.

Submitted for publication

  1. Kever, A., Grynberg, D., & Vermeulen, N. Minding the Matter: The Influence of Bodily Feedback on Emotional Information Processing
  2. Kever, A., Carr, E.W., Grynberg, D., Vermeulen, N., Winkielman, P. When the body matches the picture: The influence of physiological arousal on subjective familiarity of novel stimuli.
  3. Baudry, A-S., Gehenne, L., Grynberg, D., Lelorain, S. Eveno, C., Piessen, G. & Christophe, V. and the FREGAT Working Group. Is post-surgical quality of life of patients with esophageal or gastric cancer influenced by emotional competence and neo-adjuvant treatment?

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 Cognition. Routledge.
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

Empathie :
Investigation de l'empathie (compassion, décodage des émotions) dans les populations saines et cliniques (e.g., oncologie, alcoolodépendance, troubles alimentaires)

Émotions complexes :
Investigation de l’influence des émotions complexes (e.g., culpabilité, honte, envie, Schadenfreude) sur plusieurs variables intra (pronostic, rechute) et interindividuelles (empathie) dans les populations saines et cliniques (oncologie, alcoolodépendance, troubles alimentaires).
Régulation des émotions et Intéroception:
Investigation de l’influence des stratégies de régulation (e.g., réévaluation) et des capacités d'intéroception sur plusieurs variables intra (pronostic, rechute) et interindividuelles (empathie) dans les populations saines et cliniques (oncologie, alcoolodépendance, troubles alimentaires)



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)





Delphine Grynberg
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