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/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…

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.


Mon 25 Jun
15:00-17:15 | Auditorium 455, building 1342 University campus.
PhD Defence: Julie Niziurski
The Interaction of Emotion and Memory in Laboratory and Real Life Settings
Thu 28 Jun
13:15-15:30 | Auditorium 011, building 1324, University campus.
PhD Defence: Cecilie Møller
How to link perceptual amplification of audiovisual events in brain and behavior to auditory sensitivity and musical expertise