• Best Paper Award

    The paper entitled "Using the process dissociation procedure to estimate recollection and familiarity in working memory: an experimental and individual differences investigation » co-authored by Vanessa Loaiza, Matthews Rhodes, Valérie Camos, and David McCabe has received the Best Paper Award of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology for the year 2015. This research was funded by a grant from the FNS to Valérie Camos.

  • Théories du complot : Reloaded !

    Depuis quelques années, le phénomène des théories du complot occupe une place considérable dans le débat public.

  • La langue française est-elle sexiste ?

    Une langue peut-elle être sexiste? Quand on pense qu'il suffit d'un seul homme dans un groupe pour qu'il soit désigné par un pronom masculin au pluriel, on peut s'interroger. Alors, le français est-il sexiste? L'est-il plus que l'anglais, langue qui n'a pas de genre grammatical?

  • Björn Rasch décroche une importante bourse de recherche européenne
    Björn Rasch erhält ERC-Forschungsförderung

    Le professeur fribourgeois Björn Rasch s’est vu attribuer l’ERC Starting Grant, l’une des bourses les plus importantes du Conseil européen de la recherche. Cette aide aux chercheurs talentueux s’élève à 1.5 millions CHF.
    Der Freiburger Prof. Björn Rasch wird mit einer der höchsten Forschungsförderungen der EU ausgezeichnet. Der Starting Grant des Europäischen Forschungsrates (ERC) beträgt 1.5 Mio. Euro.

  • Nouvelle formation post-grade en psychologie de la santé

    Un nouvelle formation post-grade MAS en psychologie de la santé est mise en place sous l'égide des universités de Fribourg, Genève et Lausanne (Prof. C. Martin Sölch, directrice).

  • Improved psychotherapeutic treatment of obesity

    New findings in behavioral medicine are described in the current book “Overweight and Obesity”. These are to support psychotherapists and doctors in treating morbid adiposity and in dealing with obese patients. The authors, Anja Hilbert and Simone Munsch, explicate how behaviors associated with morbid obesity can be better diagnosed and treated.

  • Current Directions in Psychological Science

    Valerie Camos has been appointed as advisory editor to Current Directions in Psychological Science. She is the only European-based editor of this journal, which is the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science and among the top 15 multidisciplinary psychology journals for “citation impact”.


Department of Psychology

Psychology at the University of Fribourg is distinguished by the emphasis it places on high-level research, an extensive choice of courses in B.Sc., M.Sc. and postgraduate programs as well as by the University's bilingual character. The Department of Psychology offers complete study programs (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) in German and French, together with mixed language programs. Education is complemented by practical components with excellent supervision in a stimulating international atmosphere.

M.Sc. and postgraduate students are involved in a number of departmental and third party research projects in a wide range of domains distributed between ten Research Units.


  • Formations post-grades romandes
    WHO: Département
    WHAT: Séance d’information sur les formations post-grades romandes
    WHEN: Ma 17.05.2016, 15h30
    WHERE: Regina Mundi, S-0.111
  • Expra-Kongress / Congrès Expra
    WHO: Kognitive Biopsychologie / Biopsychologie cognitive
    WHAT: Provisorisches Programm / Programme provisoire
    WHEN: 10.06.2016
    WHERE: Departement / Département
    WHO: Bettina Kubicek, University of Vienna
    WHAT: The Subjectification of Work: Costs and Benefits of Regulatory Demands
    WHEN: 19.05.2016, 12h05
    WHERE: S-0.113
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