The Research Institute for Psychology & Health focuses on the study of health promotion, prevention of illness, and rehabilitation. Psychological theories, methods and empirical findings are used in fundamental and applied research on these issues. The research mission of Psychology & Health integrates a number of important features, making it a distinctive program, both nationally and internationally.


An important emphasis of psychological health research at the institute is on public health issues. Underlying the establishment of this program is the conviction that through a more systematic integration of knowledge and experience offered by psychology and public health, the chances of finding solutions to a number of important public health problems can be substantially improved.

The research program is divided into five Research Areas and ten Expert Groups. For an overview of our activities (annual reports), PhD projects and theses, and international scientific publications see Publications & Projects.