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.


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Jan Tønnesvang. Photo: Tine Bagger

2018.12.13 | News from the management

Jan Tønnesvang to continue as head of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences.

“In many ways, my time as the head of department has been quite a journey. I had some theoretical ideas about management, and I've been taking practical lessons in my own management theory,” says Jan Tønnesvang, head of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, continuing after 1 December. In this interview, Jan Tønnesvang talks about…

2018.11.26 | Aarhus BSS

Danish couples rarely seek relationship help

Almost every second Danish marriage ends in divorce and a substantial proportion of Danish couples are experiencing significant problems in their relationships. Still Danes are cautious about asking for help when their relationship is deteriorating, and when they do ask for help, they often ask for individual-based solutions. This is the result of…

PHOTO: Colourbox/Vibeke Johansson

2018.06.25 | Research news

The digital bowl of sweets

The use of technologies can make us smarter. However, our technological habits can also interfere so much with our learning that we achieve the opposite result. Assistant Professor Jesper Aagaard from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS has studied our technological habits and has introduced the concept of “digital…

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