PSY | Ongoing research projects

Overview of third-party funded research projects.

Love, intimacy and sexuality in times of Corona – follow-up survey II

Funding body: Stadt Wien MA7, Wissenschaft und Forschungsförderung
Amount: 4,000 Euro
Project duration: 1.10.-30.12.2020
Duration of the survey: 10.11.-9.12.2020
Target group of the survey: people living in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from the age of 14
Project lead: Dr. Barbara Rothmüller (
Project team: Anna Maria Diem, Sophie König, Emelie Rack, David Seistock
Projektbeschreibung.pdf (in German)

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PELSED: Public perception of the ethical, legal and socio-economic dimensions of the COVID 19 outbreak

Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Funding recipient: Institute for Psychological Research at the SFU e.V. (Germany)
Duration: 18 months
Requested amount: EUR 394.269
Project lead: Meike Watzlawik (SFU Berlin,
Project team: Brady Wagoner (Aalborg University, DK), Eric Jensen (University of Warwick, GB), N.N.

Everyday lifes in Vienna – On living together in the light of political orientations

Funding body: Stadt Wien MA7, Wissenschaft und Forschungsförderung
Duration: 12 months
Requested amount: € 20.037,60
Total cost: € 44.900,33
Planned project duration: 1st March 2020 – 28th February 2021
Project lead: Sara Paloni (
Project page

Detailed information: SFU Research Project Database | Everyday lifes in Vienna

Theory, Practice and Consequences of Operational Psychology

Funding body: Österreichischer Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF | Austrian Science Fund
Duration: April 2020 – March 2023
Amount: € 302.841,01
Project lead: Ass.-Prof. DDr. Martin Wieser (SFU Berlin,

Being Oriented – The Psychology of Karl Bühler

Funding body: Lise Meitner-Programm des Österreichischen Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF | Austrian Science Fund
M 2603-G28
Duration: 1st August 2019 – 31st July 2021
Amount: € 165.260
Lise-Meitner-Stelle: Dr. Janette Friedrich (

Abstract Forschungsprojekt – German.pdf


Family Purpose in the 21st Century: Understanding and Fostering Family Purpose for Families with Extraordinary Responsibilities

A 36-month grant that will investigate the social as well as psychological role of family purpose in multigenerational business families in Europe and the USA.

Funding body: John Templeton Foundation, Grant # 61482
Duration: 15th July 2019 – 14th July 2022
Amount: $ 1,567,673
Project lead: Assoc.- Prof. Kendall Bronk, Ph.D.; Assoc.- Prof. Tarek el Sehity, Ph.D. (
Project members: Prof. Anne Colby, Ph.D. 
Project advisors: Prof. William Damon, Ph.D.  Prof. Heinrich Liechtenstein, Ph.D.
Cooperation partners: Claremont Graduate University; Stanford University; IESE Business School

Detailed information: SFU Research Project Database | Family Purpose in the 21st Century
Web: John Templeton Foundation

Epidermolysis bullosa

Patient relevant outcomes and helpful factors for the quality of life

Duration: 1st July 2019 – end of 2020
Amount: € 130.000
Project lead: MMag. GDR. Gudrun Salamon (

Detailed information: SFU Research Project Database | Epidermolysis bullosa
EB Research Network

Acceptance and Appropriation of Youth Promotion in the Balkans. The Image of RYCO in the Region. / ORF Promotion of EU Integration through regional cooperation

Funding body: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Duration: 6th May 2019 – 31st Dec. 2020
Amount: € 39.980,00
Project lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Benetka (
Project member: Aisha Futura Tüchler BA MSc (

The psychological is political. A recent history of feminist psychology in Vienna, 1972-2000

Funding body: Österreichischen Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF | Austrian Science Fund
P 30495-G29
Duration: 1st October 2018 – 30th September 2021
Amount: € 305.686,50
Project lead: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Nora Ruck (
Project members: Vera Luckgei, M.Sc., Mag. Elisabeth Parzer, Max Beck, BSc., Florian Knasmüller, BSc.

Detailed information: SFU Research Project Database | The Psychological is political

INSTAHELP – psychological online counselling 

Since November 2015, the team of the clinical psychology department have been operating an online platform for psychological counseling (Instahelp) in cooperation with the Graz-based company Insta Communications GmbH. This cooperation creates paid internship positions as part of the postgraduate specialist training in clinical and health psychology offered at the Faculty of Psychology, and offers new research opportunities in clinical psychology and media. The contract runs until the end of December 2017, with an option to extend.

Project lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Stetina (

Enorm in Form

Impact of an interdisciplinary treatment of childhood obesity on inflammatory and immunological processes

The project is scheduled to continue until February 2022.
Projected amount (September 2019 – February 2022): € 54.360
Project lead: Dr. Stefana Holocher-Benetka (

Detailed information: SFU Research Project Database | Enorm in Form