The Department of Psychology is broadly based, encompassing 16 divisions. Students can earn degrees in, for example, Work, Occupational, and Organizational Psychology; Health Psychology; or Public Health. Beginning with the fall/winter semester 2010/11, there is a new consecutive master's degree program being taught in English, Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN), which was developed in cooperation with Freie Universität's Excellence Cluster Languages of Emotion.
Teaching and research are carried out in close collaboration with practitioners. In the Division of Developmental Science and Applied Developmental Psychology, for example, an anti-bullying program was developed for use in schools. Called fairplayer.manual, it is being used in schools across Germany.