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.
- Health research at the institute is approached from a broad psychological perspective
incorporating social, developmental, cognitive, and clinical psychology.
The majority of the researchers in the institute combine fundamental with applied
research approaches. Health research within Psychology & Health is therefore
both theory-oriented and guided by recent developments in basic research in the
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
. For an overview of our activities (annual reports), PhD projects and theses, and international scientific publications see Publications & Projects