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Psychology, Department

Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft und Psychologie at the FU Berlin

  • Habelschwerdter Allee 45
  • 14195 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 838-54660
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,200
Number of master degree students 410

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 74.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's


Publications per academic 4.3
Citations per publication 5.2
Third party funds per academic 75.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.4

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.4
Digital teaching elements 2.3
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 3.1
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support no survey
Support in studies no survey
Digital teaching elements no survey
Courses offered no survey
Study organisation no survey
Transition to Master's studies no survey
Research orientation no survey
Overall study situation no survey

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Integrated methodology training (data collection/data analysis and in the neurocognitive field through link to the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Berlin); intensive support in foundation training through tutorials; training in psychological interviewing and basic psychotherapeutic skills; external guests from companies/therapists are invited who carry out specific exercises with students and often offer work placements and student internships (practice-integrated teaching); provision of accompanying programmes (e.g. psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    These include EU research associations (e.g. EU programmes FP7 and DAPHNE), as well as various international projects co-financed by the DFG, the VW Foundation or the Jacobs Foundation, such as project ‘E-Read: Reading in the Age of Digitalisation’. The Psychology Department is also involved in the IMPRS ‘LIFE’ and the IMPRS ‘COMP2PSYCH’ and participates in collaborations in the context of institutional research networks such as COST campaign IS0801 ‘Cyberbullying: coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies in relationships in educational settings’ of the EU.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Spacious facilities: EEG examination rooms incl. control room; Eye tracking measuring rooms; Computer simulation laboratory; Peripheral physiology laboratory Hardware equipment: 32-channel cascadable EEG amplifier (Brainamp); Eye tracking systems by SMI and SR-Research; Peripheral physiological measuring systems (Nexus); PCs/MACs. Software equipment: Experiment control: PsychoPy, Experiment Builder, ePrime; EEG recording: BrainVision Recorder (Brainproducts); EEG data analysis: BrainVision Analyzer (Brainproducts), EEGLab (SCCN); Matlab- and Python-based toolboxes
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Postgraduate study assistance at the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) ‘LIFE’, the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, the PhD programme of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin and the Max Planck School of Cognition; ‘Un-Sicherheit’ knowledge alliance: Departmental research projects on the topics of violence and harassment prevention; Research projects in psychotherapy research and translational research projects with neurology and psychiatry at Charité (‘Biomedical Foundations’ knowledge alliance); ‘Educational Processes and Output’ knowledge alliance
  • Support for founders
    Freie Universität Berlin has set up a central point of contact for this purpose.
  • Other special features
    The facilities and centres located in the application-related areas of psychology not only serve training purposes, but are also essential drivers of developments in innovative research, such as the University Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy, Diagnostics and Health Promotion, the Centre for Mental Health or the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Berlin. The ‘FU Diagnostik’ consulting facility offers advice on a variety of topics. The Dahlem Leadership Academy helps scientific leaders fulfil their leadership role in the best possible way.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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