Institute of Psychology

The Institute of Psychology is part of the Faculty of Education and currently consists of eight departments, which are concerned with Applied Social Psychology, Differential Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology and Applied Biopsychology, Motivational and General Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychological Methodology, and Social and Political Psychology.

The Institute's members are enthusiastic about research that answers fundamental psychological questions and at the same time focuses on their usefulness for sustainable social transformation processes. The Institute's psychological research focuses on changes in individuals at the micro level (e.g. negotiations in business relationships, fairness in performance evaluations) and at the macro level on changes in sub-areas of society (e.g. stakeholders in collective bargaining conflicts, occupational health managers).

Teaching takes place both in Major Psychology (Basics) and the associated Minor Psychology & Society, as well as in teacher training at the level of the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and the Master of Education degree. Other courses offered by members of the institute are part of the complementary studies of the university.
Doctoral students in psychology are assigned to the Doctoral Program Psychology of Self-Regulation.

Research Activities