Stephan Hamann

Professor of Psychology

Office: 371 Psychology Building

Phone: 404-727-4261

Fax: 404-727-0372


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Dr. Hamann received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988 and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 1993, joining the Emory faculty in 1996.


  • PSYC 190: Images of Mind: Neuroimaging
  • PSYC 302: Human Learning and Memory
  • PSYC 383: Neuropsychology and Cognition
  • PSYC 616: Social Cognition and Emotion
  • PSYC 730R: Special Topics in Research: Memory Group
  • PSYC 730R: fMRI Research Group

Other Affiliation

Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB)


Hamann, S., Herman, R.A., Nolan, C.L., & Wallen, K. (2004). A sex difference in amygdala response to visual sexual stimuli. Nature Neuroscience. 2004.  DOI 10.1038/Nn1208.

Harenski, C.L., & Hamann, S. (2006). Neural correlates of regulating negative emotions related to moral violations. Neuroimage, 30, 313-324.

Westen, D., Blagov, P.S. Harenski, K, Kilts, C., & Hamann, S. (2006). Neural bases of motivated reasoning: an FMRI study of emotional constraints on partisan political judgment in the 2004 U.S.Presidential election. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 1947-1958.

Harenski, C.L., Kim, S-H, & Hamann, S. (2009). Neuroticism and psychopathy predict brain activation during moral and non-moral emotion regulation, Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 1-15.

Vytal, K. and Hamann, S. (2010). Neuroimaging Support for Discrete Neural Correlates of Basic Emotions: A Voxel-based Meta-analysis, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 2864-2885.