Research at the Faculty of Psychology can be described along four guidelines:

  1. in contrast to the almost exclusive orientation towards natural science at other universities, it is open to approaches from the social and cultural sciences.
  2. it is characterised by a pluralistic understanding of research methods.
  3. it is in principle interested in relevant developments in neighbouring disciplines;
  4. a culture of dialogue across all existing disciplinary and methodological boundaries is exemplarily established in the cooperation of researchers.

Main research areas at the Department of Psychology at SFU Linz

  • Psychology of clinically special populations
  • Psychology of education, work and organisation
  • Psychology of social and cultural change

Research and teaching

At the Faculty of Psychology, research and teaching are inextricably interwoven. Student teaching is committed to the principles of research-led teaching; teaching research projects introduce students to the main research areas represented at the Faculty. All students are encouraged to become involved in existing interdisciplinary and international cooperation projects and to write their scientific qualification theses under the competent supervision of project staff.