Research and Graduate Programs in the Department of Psychology
DFG Graduate Program: Developmental Psychopathology and Evidence-based Intervention
since December 2007
Research in developmental psychopathology has achieved high priority and will become even more important in the future as it provides the scientific basis for cross-linking biological-neuroscientific and psychosocial risk research. The knowledge and insights gained are applied to prevention and intervention measures, which have a high significance for public health care. The research program covers the domains of development epidemiology, developmental psychopathology and development intervention.
DFG Research Training Group and Graduate Program: Intrapersonal Developmental Risk Factors in Childhood and Adolescence - A Longitudinal Perspective (GRK 1668)
since April 2011
The research training group studies developmental risk factors in childhood and adolescence from a longitudinal perspective. Bringing together different areas of psychology, the focus is on intrapersonal risk factors, such as basic characteristics of information processing or domain-specific affective and cognitive processes, and on developmental problems related to learning and achievement, externalising and internalising psychological problems, and eating and weight-related problems.