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Department of Education and Psychology

Main Fields of Research


  • Early childhood education and research on aging, with foci on education during the years before school starts and after retirement
  • Education and futures research
  • Empirical educational research
  • Intercultural education
  • Intercultural competence, gender and diversity research in education, school, and child-rearing
  • Steering mechanisms in the education system, teaching and school research, extracurricular education


  • Decision making
  • Violence prevention and conflict studies
  • Healthy aging
  • Neurocognition, cognitive and affective neuroscience
  • Psychological methods and evaluation

Involvement in Multidisciplinary Research Areas:

  • Educational processes and educational outcomes
  • Health and quality of life
  • Security research
  • Fundamentals of biomedicine