The research profile at the Faculty of Psychology can be described along four guiding principles:

Research at the Faculty of Psychology reflects the bio-psycho-social nature of humans by

  1. embracing and further developing natural and social scientific as well as humanities based approaches,
  2. utilizing a pluralistic spectrum of methods,
  3. maintaining an interest in relevant developments in adjacent disciplines, and
  4. establishing a culture of dialogue across disciplinary and methodological boundaries through collaboration among researchers.

This approach contrasts with the majority of German-speaking universities, which primarily emphasize natural scientific perspectives in psychology.

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Ass.-Prof. Dr. Nora Ruck
Vice Dean Research
Faculty of Psychology | Sigmund Freud Private University