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Meinrad Perrez

Job: Professor Emeritus - (since 2011)
Phone: 0041 26 402 56 34
eMail: meinrad.perrez@unifr.ch


Research interests

  • Interpersonal emotion regulation in couples and families
  • Individual and interpersonal computer-aided ambulatory assessment
  • Prevention: parenting enhancement training, prevention via new medias
  • Scientific foundation for psychological intervention methods

Research Funding (last projects)

  • European Commission, Brussels and Bundesamt für Bildung und Wissenschaft, Bern "Family Life and Professional Work: Conflict and Synergy.” European multi-center study together with research groups of the universities of Graz, Mons, Munich, Nijmegen, Palermo, Porto, and St. Petersburg; 2003-2005.
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (grant number: 51A24-104897) National Center of Competence in Affective Sciences (lead K. Scherer,  University of Geneva). Project M. Perrez & M. Reicherts: “Individual and social regulation of emotions in the family”; 2005-2009.


Perrez, M. & Baumann, U. (Hrsg.). (2011). Lehrbuch Klinische Psychologie- Psychotherapie (4. aktualisierte Aufl., mit Fragen und Online-Übungen). Bern: Hans Huber, 1220 Seiten.

Perrez, M. & Baumann, U. (Eds). (2012). Neue russische Übersetzung der 3. vollst. überarb. Aufl. Lehrbuch Klinische Psychologie- Psychotherapie. St.Petersburg: Piter Press, 943 Seiten

Perrez, M. & Hänggi, Y. (2012). Vom Nutzen neuer Medien zur Prävention in der Familie. In J. Siegl, D. Schmelzer, & H. Mackinger (Hrsg.). Horizonte der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapie. 226-242. Lengerich: Pabst.

Schoebi, D., Perrez, M., & Bradbury, T. N. (2012). Expectancy Effects on Marital Interaction: Rejection Sensitivity as a Critical Moderator. Journal of family psychology, 26(5), 709–18. doi:10.1037/a0029444

Schoebi, D. & Perrez, M. (2012). Emotional coregulation in marriage: Contingencies between partners’ anger and sadness, as associated with symptoms of depression, marital satisfaction and culture. In E. Scabini & G. Rossi (eds.). Family transition and families in transition. 243-260. Milano: V & P Vita e Pensiero.

Perrez, M. (2012). Die Familie als Gegenstand der Klinischen Psychologie. Familiendynamik, 2, 130-142.

Debrot, A., Cook, W. L., Perrez, M., & Horn, A. B. (2012). Deeds matter: Daily enacted responsiveness and intimacy in couples’ daily lives. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 4, 617–627

Wilhelm, P., Pawlik, K. & Perrez, M. (2012). Conducting research in daily life: A historical review. In M.R. Mehl & T.S. Conner (Eds.). Handbook of research methods for studying daily life (pp. 62-88). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Wilhelm, P. & Perrez, M. (2013). A history of research conducted in daily life (Scientific Report Nr. 170). Fribourg, Switzerland: Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Download article.

Debrot, A., Schoebi, D., Perrez, M. & Horn, A. (2014). Stroking your beloved one’s white bear: Responsive touch by the romantic partner buffers the negative effect of thought suppression on daily mood. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33, No. 1, 2014, pp. 75-97.

Perrez, M. & Schoebi, D. (2015). Das Ambulante Assessment (AA) in der Einzelfallanalyse. In M. Reicherts & P. A. Genoud (Hrsg.). Einzelfallanalysen in der psychosozialen Forschung und Praxis (S. 85-111). Weitramsdorf: ZKS-Verlag. Download book.

Krampen, G. & Perrez M. (2015). Publikationsschwerpunkte der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapieforschung im deutsch versus angloamerikanischen Bereich. Eine szientometrische Bestandsaufnahme für 1980–2014. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 44 (3), 181 – 196.

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Professional History

1971-1973: Department of Psychology, University of Salzburg (Austria)
1973-1975: Professor of Psychology at the Free University of Berlin
1975-1981: Chair for Educational Sciences at the University of Fribourg
Since 1981: Chair for Clinical Psychology at the University of Fribourg
1982-1983: Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Fribourg
1983/84, 1987/89, 1995/96,
1998/99, 2003/04 and 2007/08:
Director of Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg
1986-1988: Committee-member of the section "Clinical Psychology" of German Psychological Society
1987-1989: President of the Swiss Psychological Society
1990: Visiting Professor as “Fellow of the British Academy”, at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
1993-1996: Member of the Swiss Federal Commission on AIDS issues (EKAF)
1993-1999: Director of the Institute for Family Research at the University Fribourg
1995-2000: Member of the Board of the Swiss Cancer League
1996-1998: Vice President of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs)
2001: Visiting Professor at the Child Study Center, New York University
2001-2010: Member of the “Research Council of the Swiss National Foundation”
2004-2010: President of the “Division of Humanities and Social Sciences” the Swiss National Science Foundation
2011: Professor emeritus at the University of Fribourg


  • Honory member  of the “Scientific Advisory Board of the V.M. Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute” St. Petersburg (1998)
  • Honory member of the Swiss Society of Psychology (2014)
  • Honory member of the Swiss Society of Health Psychology (2014)


Current Position: Professor em. of Clinical Psychology
Home Address: 3, Chemin du Gerbey
CH - 1752 Villars-sur-Glâne / Switzerland

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