Institute of Psychology in Education

The Institute of Psychology in Education is part of the School of Education and currently consists of three departments, which are concerned with Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences, Developmental Psychology, and Educational Psychology.

Research Activities

Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences
Prof. Dr. Alexander Freund

Educational Psychology
Prof. Dr. Poldi Kuhl

Developmental Psychology
Prof. Dr. Manuel Bohn


At the Institute of Psychology in Education we are enthusiastic about research that answers fundamental psychological questions while keeping in mind their usefulness for sustainable social transformation processes in the educational domain.


We teach in different study programs, such as the Major Psychology and the associated Minor Psychology & Society, in the Master Psychology & Sustainability, as well as in the International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology. We are also involved in the teacher training programs at the level of the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and the Master of Primary and Secondary Schools. Furthermore, we teach in the complementary studies of the university.


Doctoral students in psychology are assigned to the doctoral program Psychology and Self-Regulation .