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

In addition, the 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 can acquire practical skills in a targeted way in-house at the SFU’s psychological outpatient clinic.

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


When every voice matters. Why co-production achieves great results – even more so in mental health services. Read more on the comparative research on co-production in mental health services by SFU researcher Tarek el Sehity et al in our news section.

New international research cluster at the SFU Faculty of Psychology: Ressentiment and Change Potential in Europe (RECHANGE). RECHANGE sets a strategic focus on ressentiment research from a psychosocial perspective to gain insights in the interdependencies of social and political changes and psychic-affective processes. Read more…

Ass.Prof.in Dr.in Nora Ruck, Vice Dean Research at the Faculty of Psychology, is now a member of the editorial boards of the following journals: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (Incoming Editor: Alexandra Rutherford), Social and Personality Psychology Compass, Section History/Philosophy (Editor: Peter Hegarty) and Review of General Psychology (Incoming Editors: Wade Pickren & Thomas Teo).


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. 

Benetka, Gerhard, (2019).
Freuds Kokainstudien im Kontext der zeitgenössischen Forschung. 
(Rezension: Anna Lindemann (2019). Sigmund Freud, das ‚Cocain‘ und die Morphinisten), psychosozial, 42(158), 123-126. https://doi.org/10.30820/0171-3434-2019-4-123

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