Psychology and Neuroscience

The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience focuses on psychological processes. So within people (intraindividual) and between people (interindividual, for example, in social psychology). As mental processes are based on brain functions, there are close links between the “classical psychological” and neuroscientific perspectives on the psyche of the human being(s).

Faculty description

The human brain represents the most complex matter known to humankind. How consciousness arises from this highly complex material structure is an unsolved science riddle. For this reason, one direction of psychology (behaviorism) has quite consistently limited itself purely to observable behavior. Very soon, it became clear that this – from a scientific point of view – understandable reductionism very much limits the understanding of human thinking, feeling as well as behavior. However, especially in this highly complex matter, it seems appropriate to include as many perspectives as possible in order to better understand the human psyche. As mentioned in the introduction, all mental processes are based on the brain and the neurons that are distributed throughout the body. By using the most modern measurement methods of neuroscience and the complementary “classical methods” such as interviews, observations, experiments etc., the method-specific research results are related to each other in inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation. This way, the most comprehensive and holistic picture of the human psyche can be created.
Given the direct nature of interactions with clients, it is crucial for aspiring psychologists to prioritize their own personality development and engage in self-reflection early on during their studies.

The Institutes
• Developmental Psychology.
• Clinical Psychology