Experimentele Psychologie

Experimental psychopathology

How do people perceive their surroundings? Do people with anxiety disorders selectively attend to threatening information? We investigate this with the help of behavioral observations, eye tracking and the use of virtual reality.

Mental Health

Prevention and intervention

We investigate effects of psychological interventions in the context of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental and somatic disorders.

Interpersoneller Schwerpunkt

Ressources and risks related to dyadic relationships

We are interested in principles that help to develop and maintain positive couple and parent-child relationships.

Ongoing third-party funded projects


Strengthening children and young people in foster and adoptive families and preventing revictimization


Mental health promotion in children of mothers with borderline personality disorder

European Sexual Medicine Network

Completed third-party funded projects

Network of body dysmorphic disorder

The KDS network consists of seven researchers from Germany who are located at six different universities.

Grow & Treat

Childhood maltreatment is associated with a range of emotional and behavioral problems during childhood and is a risk factor for different mental health problems, which may persist into adulthood.