Institutsvorstand Thomas Götz und Stefanie Höhl vor der Orientierungstafel im Eingangsbereich des Fakultätsgebäudes.

Head of the department Prof. Thomas Götz with Deputy head Prof. Stefanie Höhl.

The department spans the spectrum from research into the psychological foundations of learning to the transfer of research results to solve societal challenges in the sense of the Third Mission. The research program integrates theoretical modeling, corresponding measurement approaches, and intervention measures with implementation concepts; it thus links the relevant subdisciplines of psychology.

In addition, expanded perspectives on development and education are sought through collaborations with other faculty subject areas. The content focus of research is on the social, cognitive, and emotional development of babies and children, family psychology topics such as parenting, divorce/separation, parent-child relationships, the transition to adulthood, and processes of aging.

Another research focus is on lifelong learning. This involves the development and promotion of motivation and emotions in learning and achievement contexts, as well as the emergence and modification of gender stereotypes in educational contexts. Through the conception of prevention, training and intervention measures (among others in cooperation with the Outpatient Unit for Research, Teaching and Practice of the Faculty of Psychology) as well as their evaluation and implementation, the subject area has an impact on the changing society. The innovative contribution of the research program lies in the integration of approaches from developmental psychology and educational psychology, whereby an in-depth understanding of developmental and learning processes in different contexts and across the lifespan is to be gained.

 The teams

The department consists of the following four areas:

 Our locations

Universitaetsstrasse 7

Liebiggasse 5