• The invisible scar

    A set of collaborative studies between the unit of Clinical and Health Psychology (prof. Martin Soelch), the University Hospital Zurich, the University of Salzburg (Austria) and the Kurume University School of Medicine (Japan) indicate that the experience of a traumatic event, such as a serious accident, is associated with long-term changes in the biopsychological responses to stress, motivation and affective learning. The changes are present even 10 years after the trauma.

  • Swiss-Japan Science and Technology Programme

    Prof. Roberto Caldara has been awarded a 3 year Strategic Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme by the Swiss National Science Foundation, to collaborate with Prof. Katsumi Watanabe (Wasada University, Tokyo) and Prof. Masami Yamaguchi (Chuo University, Tokyo): Tracing cultural diversity for the decoding of facial expressions of emotion: from visual intake to neural signatures.

  • Pascal Gygax received this year’s Gender Study Prize

    Pascal Gygax received this year’s Gender Study Prize from the University of Fribourg for his book chapter, co-authored with Ute Gabriel, on “Gender & Linguistic Sexism”.

  • Swiss Preschooler's Health Study (SPLASHY) receives prolongation

    Prof. Simone Munsch and her team received a 10 months prolongation for their Sinergia project by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  • How negative social interactions at work seep into the home

    Petra Klumb, Manuel Völkle & Sebastian Siegler published theirs results: supportive and appreciative interactions at work are important for health and well-being, whereas interactions involving incivility, conflict, or criticism may have a negative impact.

  • Disturbed eating behavior: the role of body

    Andrea Wyssen, Jana Bryjova, Andrea Hans Meyer and Simone Munsch published new research on the topic of disturbed eating behavior in young men.

  • Learning to read smiles starts at a very young age

    From seven months a child can decipher emotions expressed on faces, but the strategies it uses differ depending on the culture in which it lives. An international study coordinated by Roberto Caldara, Professor of Psychology at the University of Fribourg, shows that the social environment in which a baby is raised influences the way in which it reads and expresses emotions.

  • The mystery of working memory

    A £1.35 million project to investigate the mystery of working memory across the adult lifespan: an adversarial collaboration.


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.


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