Welcome to the Faculty of Psychology
at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna

The approach to psychology taught at the Sigmund Freud University (SFU) is explicitly embedded within the cultural and social sciences.

In this respect, the SFU offers an alternative to current approaches of psychology as belonging to the natural sciences; an approach dominant in mainstream psychology and usually represented by most other universities. Find out more about our degree courses, research and events at the Faculty of Psychology.


Psychology | English-language programme
Study psychology in the winter semester 2019/20!

„What does toxic masculinity have to do with the current government crisis?“
Feature on radio FM4 from 25th May, 2019 with Ass.Prof. Nora Ruck: „Machismo and the Austrian Government – Part 1 to 3

Natalie Rodax und Markus Wrbouschek gave a talk on ‘Ressentiment as Disclosive Posture’ at the Workshop ‘Hostile Emotions. Philosophical and psychological perspectives.’ The presentation was held at the ZiF in Bielefeld from March 28th to March 30th. www.uni-bielefeld.de/


Benetka, Gerhard, & Schor-Tschudnowskaja, Anna, (2019).
Max Weber: Science as vocation – 100 years later. Human Arenas, DOI: 10.1007/s42087-019-00070-0. Publishes online: 29. May 2019.

Katharina Hametner’s and Natalie Rodax’ article
“Cool! Bikini and lingerie instead of Burka!” – the discursive representation of Muslim women in Austrian women’s magazines”
is now online on Taylor & Francis (Feminist Media Studies).