Psychology of health and impairment

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The fourth research area (which primarily falls within the thematic area of health, strain, coping and social inclusion) has a clinical psychology orientation and studies questions of health and impairment. Here, the focus is on advancing our understanding of clinically-relevant experiences and behaviour.

In addition to people’s individual traits, characteristics of their social environment are also taken into account. Specific research questions concern factors and conditions relating to the origin, recovery and preservation of mental health. This is investigated in selected fields such as depression in children and young people, post-traumatic stress reactions, or psychological symptoms in people with developmental intellectual impairments.

The future development of this key research area will be carried out in cooperation with newly appointed professors. Establishing an outpatient clinic combining research, teaching and practice is a central goal of this key research area.