Welcome to the website of Educational Psychology!
Educational psychology is a sub-discipline of psychology. It describes and explains experiences and behaviours in processes of education, teaching, counselling and socialization. Besides gaining insights, we aim at enhancing educational processes - always based on empirical evidence.
Our research focuses on different topics of educational psychology: First, we examine individual and contextual determinants of school achievements. To this end, we consider the motivation and self-regulation of learners as well as the judgement biases of teachers. A second focus is on research regarding the language skills of students. Third, with regard to counselling and mindfulness, we investigate conditions of evident counselling as well as aspects of successful counsellor training. On behalf of the professional pedagogical development, we work on different approaches of science based self-reflection. Current research focuses on intercultural sensitivity and international educational systems.
With regard to teaching, we are responsible for the psychological parts of teacher training. We cover basics of teaching and learning, some contents from educational assessment as well as interaction design and reflection of practical experiences.
In addition, we offer courses for students of Educational Sciences.
The staff pages provide information on and contact details of individual staff members.