psychology

psychology

Psychology - Sep 8
Psychology
Over the long-term, what one partner in a two-person relationship wishes to avoid, so too does the other partner - and what one wants to achieve, so does the other. These effects can be observed regardless of gender, age and length of the relationship, as researchers from the University of Basel report in a study of more than 450 couples.
Life Sciences - Psychology - Sep 3
Life Sciences - Psychology

Scientists propose that periods of unconscious processing-during which the brain integrates information-precede brief moments of consciousness.

Psychology - Social Sciences - Jun 30
Psychology - Social Sciences

Scientists have tracked the eye movements of children to show how they make the link - spontaneously and without instructions - between vocal emotion (happiness or anger) followed by a natural or virtual face.

Politics - Psychology - Apr 14

In this time of health emergency, it is inevitable to live in close contact with our loved ones. In a short video Sara Greco, senior assistant professor at USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, talks about two tools that might help overcome disagreement in our daily life.

Psychology - Health - Aug 12
Psychology - Health

A trusting therapeutic relationship and outcome-oriented collaboration between therapist and patient are critical for the successful treatment of mental illness. And it pays to start early in therapy, a series of meta-studies by a task force of the American Psychological Association (APA) led by UZH psychology professor Christoph Flückiger shows.

Psychology - Jun 18
Psychology

When we make decisions, we don't always have all options available to choose from at the same time. Instead they often come one after another, so we have to decide on something without knowing if a better option might have come along later. A study at the University of Zurich has shown that our standards drop more and more in the course of decision-making. A new simulation model can help us understand and predict our behavior in such situations.

Psychology - Life Sciences - Mar 30

In a short clip, Rosalba Morese, postdoc assistant at the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society and at the Institute of Public Health of USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, talks about our emotional reactions to social distance, an aspect that we need to deal with in our daily lives. This contribution, linked to the field of social neuroscience, is part of the " Brain Awarness Week " an initiative, which takes place annually at this time all over the world, including the Swiss Italian-speaking region.

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Research institutions

  • Das Forschungszentrum für Rehabilitations- und Gesundheitspsychologie (ZRG)  arbeitet in den folgenden Bereichen: Gesundheitspsychologie für Jugendliche und Erwachsene, Rehabilitation chronifizierender Krankheiten, Interventionsentwicklung, Evaluation, Beratung bei der Durchführung von Evaluations- und Forschungsprojekten. Das Forschungszentrum ist eine eigenständige Einheit innerhalb des Departements für Psychologie der Universität Fribourg.
  • The Center of Research in Health Psychology (CerPsa)  is located at the University of Lausanne. Research done by CerPSa is carried out from a constructivist and critical theoretical-epistemological perspective. Research processes focus primarily on qualitative methods. It should be noted that research carried out at CerPSa, while primarily centered on a constructivist and therefore qualitative epistemology, does not exclude quantitative research projects especially those build within coherent and logical connections between epistemology and methods.
  • Le laboratoire de Psychologie sociale est situé à l’Université de Lausanne. Le groupe de recherche de ce laboratoire effectue des recherches fondamentales dans le domaine de la psychologie sociale et participe également à des recherches appliquées, locales, nationales et internationales.
  • Das Institut Mensch in komplexen Systemen  (MikS) ist ein Institut der Hochschule für Angewandte Psychologie (FHNW). Es wendet verschiedenste psychologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsmethoden an zur Analyse, Bewertung und Gestaltung komplexer soziotechnischer Systeme.
  • Das I nstitut für Kooperationsforschung und -entwicklung  (ifk)   ist ein Institut der Hochschule für Angewandte Psychologie (FHNW). Er   verfügt über ein breites Spektrum an angewandten psychologischen und sozialwissenschaftlichen Analyse- und Interventionsmethoden. Das ifk definiert sich über vier Kernkompetenzbereiche: Inhaltlich-thematische Kernkompetenz, Methodenkompetenz, Mediationskompetenz und Interventionskompetenz.

Associations

  • Die Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Psychologie (SGP) ist ein nationaler Fachverband und fördert die wissenschaftliche Psychologie in Ausbildung, Forschung und Praxis. Zu den Zielen der SGP zählen die Förderung der psychologischen Forschung in der Schweiz und die Förderung der Anwendungen der wissenschaftlichen Psychologie in der Praxis. Die SGP ist Herausgeberin des Swiss Journal of Psychology. Die Fachzeitschrift publiziert Beiträge aus allen Bereichen der Psychologie, von der Grundlagenforschung bis zur Anwendung der Psychologie in der Praxis, sowie Buchbesprechungen.