• 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.

  • 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).


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.


    WHO: Anton Øttl, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
    WHAT: How much gender information fits into a single word? Simulating gender expectations using an artificial language paradigm.
    WHEN: 9.06.2016, 12h05
    WHERE: S-0.113
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