Department of Psychology

Our Department introduces students to psychology, a science that deals with human experience and behaviour. The Department of Psychology consists of a young and dynamic team of researchers with international resonance and a strong presence in the media. The studies in Freiburg are characterized by a trilingual environment as well as by a pleasant atmosphere created by human-sized structures and easy contacts with the teaching staff.

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Consequences of exposure to the thin ideal in mass media depend on moderators in young women: An experimental study.

This study supports that exposure to mostly unachievable thin ideals in mass media in the laboratory leads to body image dissatisfaction and impaired mood not only in young women with eating disorders,…

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An 8-week internet-based guided self-help program helps to reduce binge eating

Internet-based self-help programs increase accessibility of treatment in patients with binge eating disorder. A research group of the Department of Psychology has detected that even a short 8-week internet-based…

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Training the Perception of Bodily Signals

In eating disorders, the perception of one's bodily signals (such as heartbeat, stomach activity or breathing) seems to be altered. The perception of stomach signals seems to play a particularly important…

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Virtual Reality and Reality can be confused in memory

Virtual Reality (VR) is increasingly used in a variety of contexts (ranging from occupational learning to psychotherapy) with the goal to immerse users in lifelike but controlled situations. Users typically…

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Studies

Psychology teaching at the University of Fribourg has 3 branches: Bachelor, Master and Postgrade.

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Research

The Psychology department consists of 12 units and research groups.

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Coronavirus - Informations from the Department on teaching and examinations