News

DATES OF OUR WEEKLY COLLOQUIUM
Winter term 2021

TOPICS FOR B.SC. AND M.SC. THESIS (GERMAN)
State: October 2021

SoDoc 2021 - Workshop for PhD-Students in the field of Social Psychology
The Social Psychology Working Group hosted this year's SoDoc workshop. It took place from 06.09.-08.09.2021 in an interactive online format

The biennial Social Psychology Division Award for an outstanding social psychology thesis is awarded this year to our colleague Anna Becker for her master's thesis "Social identity and norm conflict between ingroups"!

Current information about internships at the Department of Social Psychology:

We are always looking for interns who are interested in doing a research internship at our department. See our list with possible topics for a thesis and if you are interested in an internship, please contact Sabrina Köhler. Please don't forget to enclose a short letter of motivation, your current transcript of records, and a curriculum vitae with your application.
 

Please note that for legal reasons we can only accept mandatory internships.

  • July 2021
    Discussion on SWR radio program  
    „Climate stress and pandemic - How resilient is our society?“
    To the Discussion
  • April 2021
    Leopoldina Discurse:  
    Immo Fritsche at Leopoldina Discussion on Ecological Transformation
    Watch the Video
  • November 2020
    DFG Online-Talk Science On with discussion on the mobility turnaround:  
    „Mobilität der Zukunft – Eine Welt ohne Autos?“
    Watch the Video
  • September 2020
    Social psychology, coronavirus, and environmental crisis in the media:  
    „Teutflisches Duo“
    READ THE ARTICLE

  • April 2020
    Social psychology and coronavirus in the media:
    „Die dunkle Seite des Wir-Gefühls: Trotz aller Solidarität - in der Pandemie droht das Autoritäre“
    READ THE ARTICLE
  • Juni 2019
    Social Psychology on Greta Thunberg and Environmentalism: 
    „Allein ist sinnlos. Warum Wissenschaftler nicht geschafft haben, was Greta Thunberg gelungen ist: Menschen für den Klimaschutz zu gewinnen.“
    Read the article
  • September 2017
    The New York Times on right-wing populism:
    "What the Far Right`s Rise May Mean for Germany`s Future"
    READ THE ARTICLE
  • 2021
    Special Issue:
    "Collective responses to global challenges: The social psychology of pro-environmental action" in Journal of Environmental Psychology
    To the publication
  • 2021
    "Collective climate action: When do people turn into collective environmental agents? (Fritsche & Masson)" in Current Opinion in Psychology
    To The Publication
  • 2021
    "We need climate change mitigation and climate change mitigation needs the “We”: A state-of-the-art review of social identity effects motivating climate change action. (Fritsche & Masson)" in Current Opinion in Behavioural Sciences
    In Press
  • 2018
    “We-thinking” as eliciting pro-environmental action:
    "A Social Identity Model of Pro-Environmental Action" in Psychological Review
    TO THE PUBLICATION
  • 2017
    How economic threat is affecting social behavior (particularly in group contexts):
    "The consequences of economic threat for motivated social cognition and action" in Current Opinion in Psychology
    TO THE PUBLICATION

Research

Social Psychology is the scientific attempt to explain how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of other human beings.

G. Allport, 1954
Main Reserach Topics of the Department of Social Psychology

Research at the Department of Social Psychology

Here you find all important information about the research focus of the Department of Social Psychology and its current, as well as past research projects.

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Laboratory of the Department of Social Psychology
Listing of Logos of our Current Research Associations
Illustration of the Logo of the Past Research Association 'CatchEyoU'

Teaching & Studying

Studying at the Department of Social Psychology

Teaching & Studying Social Psychology

Students and prospective students will find all information about the current courses offered by the Department of Social Psychology, as well as the most important information about writing scientific theses.

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Team

Members of the Department of Social Psychology

Staff Members of the Department of Social Psychology

Get to know all current members of the Department of Social Psychology.

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Contact

Department

Sozialpsychologie

Städt. Kaufhaus
Neumarkt 9
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35961

Administration

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Ines Braun

Secretary

Institut für Psychologie
Städt. Kaufhaus
Neumarkt 9, Room 3012
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35961

Chair

Prof. Dr. Immo Fritsche

Prof. Dr. Immo Fritsche

Professor

Sozialpsychologie
Städt. Kaufhaus
Neumarkt 9, Room 2054
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35964