Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is part of Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. The department carries out research and teaching within all of the important fields of psychology and contributes with research and knowledge exchange for society at large. Researchers from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences are part of close national and international collaborations and have a strong tradition for collaborating with researchers from many different academic areas.



Photo: Colourbox/Vera Atchou

2018.05.25 | Research news

Difficult patients excluded from psychiatric treatment

Some patients suffering from depression receive treatment while others do not. In fact, some are even turned away. According to Assistant Professor Jeppe Oute from the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at Aarhus BSS, one of the reasons is that some patients are regarded as difficult and time-consuming by professionals in psychiatric sector.

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2018.05.07 | Research news

The Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award

Jesper Aagaard, the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, is one of the five recipients of this year’s PhD award.

New Doctor of Medical Science Lene Vase has recently defended her doctoral dissertation on how placebo factors influence treatment in clinical practice. Photo: Pernille Holm Andersen.

2018.04.04 | People


Lene Vase is a new Doctor of Medical Science at Aarhus University, Health. Her research into placebo effects is targeted towards medical doctors, researchers and pharmaceutical companies who want to test and increase the effect of their treatment and of new forms of treatment.


Wed 06 Jun
16:15-18:30 | Lecture Theatre 455, building 1342, University campus.
PhD Defence: Majse Lind
Personal and Vicarious Life Stories: Relations to Self Understanding, Other Understanding, and Psychopathology
Wed 20 Jun
08:00-17:00 | Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus, Danmark (20. - 21. juni 2018)
Autobiographcal Memory and the Self