Welcome to the Faculty of Psychology
at Sigmund Freud University.

Home-learning from March 12th, 2020 until further notice
Information on Covid-19 by the Rectorate

What makes studying psychology at SFU so special?

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

Our special programme structure offers several advantages:

  •  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. 

Any questions?

Join us at our Online Information Event on Thursday, 16th July: East bound at 11 am (CET Vienna) and West bound at 6 pm (CET Vienna).


Study on Love, Intimacy and Sexuality in times of Coronaby Dr. Barbara Rothmüller, Faculty of Psychology at SFU Vienna, in cooperation with the Kinsey Institute.

Media coverage on the study results: rtl.de, krone.atrbb-Inforadio, Der Spiegel, ORF-Science, Die Presse, vienna.at, WDR Cosmo, Kleine Zeitung, Ö1, Tiroler Tageszeitung, ÖN, Wiener Zeitung, DerStandard, Radio FM4.

Latest Publications

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

Hametner, Katharina; Wrbouschek, Markus & Rodax, Natalie (2020).
Zum Umgang mit Rassismuserfahrungen im Spannungsfeld antitürkischer/antimuslimischer Diskurse – Dokumentarische Methode In Donlic, Jasmin & Strasser, Irene (Hrsg.Innen). Gegenstand und Methoden qualitativer Sozialforschung. Einblicke in die Forschungspraxis. Opladen: Barbara Budrich.

Geberth, L. (2020).
Embodiment of Going Downhill: Scaffolding of Movement Experience. Human Arenas. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42087-020-00098-7

Luckgei, Vera; Ruck, Nora & Slunecko, Thomas (2020).
History of Feminist Psychology at the University of Vienna, 1984-2000. In Wade Pickren (ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology. Oxford University Press. Doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.611

Benetka, Gerhard, (2020).
Das Gehirn hat die Führung? Neuroleadership und die ‚Gelehrsamkeit‘ des Common Sense. In Christian Barthel (Hrsg.), Managementmethoden in der Verwaltung. Sinn und Unsinn (S. 119-137).  Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.

Benetka, Gerhard, (2020).
Mehrere Beiträge in Karl Acham (Hrsg.), Die Soziologie und ihre Nachbardisziplinen im Habsburgerreich. Ein Kompendium internationaler Forschungen zu den Kulturwissenschaften in Zentraleuropa. Wien: Böhlau. 

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