Research Programmes

Clinical Psychology

The clinical programme aims to improve assessment, causal understanding and treatment of a number of stress-related mental disorders. We investigate the role of stressors in relation to other aspects, in particular cognitive processes (e.g., attention, memory, thought, reasoning), behavioral processes (e.g., approach and avoidance), and biological processes (e.g., HPA-axis or monoaminergic functioning).


Cognitive Psychology

This programme aims at integrating insights on perception and action planning, working memory, and executive functions into a comprehensive theory of action control.


Developmental and educational psychology

The main focus of our programme is on adolescence, a key transitional period in human development. The programme puts emphasis on combined experimental, behavioural and neural analysis of normative transitions and deviations in adolescent development.


Health, Medical and Neuropsychology

As of January 1, 2014, the new ‘Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Unit’ has been launched. Within this unit, education is offered and research is conducted on related fields of psychology: Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology.


Methodology and Statistics

The research programme of the unit Methodology and Statistics aims at the development, evaluation and application of models for analysis of psychological research data.