Welcome to the Faculty of Psychology
at Sigmund Freud University

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What makes studying psychology at SFU so special?

The psychology programme at SFU outs an emphasis on cultural sciences and thus offers an alternative to the prevailing approach towards psychology as belonging exclusively to natural sciences.

Advantages of our special programme structure:

  •  Transfer of knowledge and skills in small groups enables individual support and also guarantees the students’ involvement in how the teaching gets designed.
  • An efficient information flow ensures that innovative research fields tackled at SFU are also taught in a direct and prompt way. 
  • In addition, students may gain practical expertise in-house at the SFU’s Outpatient Clinic.

Find out more about the degree courses, research and events at the Faculty of Psychology. 


The research project „FACE-lifting the Euro Banknotes“ by Stefan Hampl (SFU) has won the bronze medal in the research category of the „IIID Award for Information Design 2020“. In addition,  the project is part of the publication “Der schöne Schein – Symbolik und Ästhetik von Banknoten“. A special thanks to the editors Christian Thiel & Stefan Hartmann from the University of Augsburg.

Latest Publications

Plé, Bernhard, Wilhelmer, Peter & Benetka, Gerhard, (Hrsg.), (2020).
Facetten der Ungewissheit. Erträge aus interdisziplinären Betrachtungen. Hamburg: Kovac.

Benetka, Gerhard, (2020).
Zur Psychologie der Unbestimmtheit. Ambivalenz und Ambiguität. In Bernhard Plé, Peter Wilhelmer & Gerhard Benetka (Hrsg.), Facetten der Ungewissheit. Erträge aus interdisziplinären Betrachtungen (S. 83-95). Hamburg: Kovac.

Hametner, Katharina; Rodax, Natalie; Wrbouschek, Markus; Koller, Katharina & Mayer, Anna-Maria (2020).
Zum Potential der Triangulation von Diskursanalyse und dokumentarischer Methode für eine kritische Sozialpsychologie. Überlegungen aus der Forschungspraxis. Psychologie & Gesellschaftskritik, 44(1), 67-92.

Wrbouschek, M., & Slunecko, T. (2020).
Tensed toward the collective: A Simondonian perspective on human experience in context. Theory & Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354320943294

Hametner, Katharina; Rodax, Natalie; Steinicke, Katharina & McQuarrie, Jessica (2020).
‘After all, I have to show that I’m not different’: Muslim women’s psychological coping strategies with dichotomous and dichotomising stereotypes. European Journal of Women’s Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350506820919146

→ SFU-affiliated publications since 2010 (sorted chronologically) are available in the SFU Publication Database.