Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology of the University of Mainz comprises nine sections:

  • General and Experimental Psychology
  • Methods & Statistics
  • Personality and Psychological Assessment (Diagnostics & Psychological Testing)
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Health Psychology
  • Educational Psychology.

In our new premises we have established a modern environment for psychological research (with a virtual reality lab, EEG, physiological and test laboratories). Seminar and lecture rooms have modern technical equipment allowing computer-assisted learning and working with modern media. Our research is based on all forms of empirical data acquisition methods. Training in Research Method and Diagnostics following the standards of DIN33430 is offered throughout BSc and MSc programme. The B.Sc. programme ensures a good student-teacher ratio. At present, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology and Work and Organizational Psychology are taught as applied fields of psychology. All of them are continued in our master programme. At the affiliated psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic you can train as cognitive behaviour therapist. The offered apprenticeship can be graduated within 3 to 5 years with a licence as psychotherapist according to the German psychotherapist law.