The Department of Psychology is committed to a scientifically based psychology in research and teaching and pursues the improvement of human welfare. It applies a biopsychosocial approach to understanding human behavior, emphasizing a reciprocity between one's forming of its work and living environment and one's personal development through interaction with it.
The Department of Psychology actively initiates and supports new scientific approaches and methods to elucidate theses processes both in basic research and its application in real life. The Department of Psychology has a strong focus on research and is involved in transdisciplinary projects with the Departments of Medicine, Business, and Economics.
The Department of Psychology hosts 800 bachelor and master students, as well as 100 PhD students and is involved in several postgraduate advanced study programs. The Department of Psychology was founded in 2003, the Institute of Psychology has existed since 1978.