WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

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How do individuals develop from infancy to very old age? Why do developmental pathways differ between individuals? What are the contributions of biology ("nature"), social and historical contexts ("nurture"), and the developing individuals themselves? How can one characterize and promote positive development? These are some of the questions that developmental psychology seeks to answer.

Our department is committed to the tradition of lifespan psychology in teaching and research. We offer classes in Bachelor and Master programs that address basic and applied aspects of human development from conception to death.

The lifespan approach also infuses our research agenda. Together with national and international cooperation partners, we investigate children, adolescents, and adults from various age groups, including very old age. Our research interests include, among others, the development of socio-emotional and self-regulatory processes, and the acquisition and consequences of subjective beliefs about development and aging. Findings from our studies have been published in numerous internationally renowned journals and books.

News

Visiting scientists

Lisanne Pauw, MSc (University of Amsterdam) will visit our department and give a talk on "A problem shared is a problem halved? On the dyadic nature of emotion regulation" on October 24, 2019, at 10:15 am. Venue: Am Steiger 3/1, room E024. You are cordially invited to attend!

Dr. Uwe Altmann (University of Jena) will visit our department and give a talk on "Nonverbal synchronization in psychotherapy: Methods, current findings and future directions" on November 20, 2019, at 12:15 pm. Venue: Am Steiger 3/1, room E024. You are cordially invited to attend!

Dr. Marcus Mund (University of Jena) will visit our department and give a talk on "Loneliness across the lifespan: Developmental and interpersonal aspects" on December 18, 2019, at 12:15 pm. Venue: Am Steiger 3/1, room E024. You are cordially invited to attend!

Dr. Annette Brose (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) will visit our department and give a talk on "Viewing established psychological constructs from a within-person perspective" on January 22, 2020, at 12:15 pm. Venue: Am Steiger 3/1, room E024. You are cordially invited to attend!

New publication

Blanke, E. S., Schmidt, M. J., Riediger, M., & Brose, A. (2019, August 15). Thinking mindfully: How mindfulness relates to rumination and reflection in daily life. Emotion. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/emo0000659

latest update: 2019-10-15