Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is part of Aarhus BSS, one of the five 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.



Associate professor Stefan Pfattheicher. Photo: AU Foto

2021.07.02 | Aarhus BSS

Is boredom actually good for you?

A new research project is to deepen our understanding of boredom, for instance examining the effects of boredom on cheating behaviour and online hostility. The project will be headed by associate professor of psychology Stefan Pfattheicher and is financed by VELUX FONDEN.

2021.06.18 | Centre for Integrative Business Psychology

New research centre open: Bringing psychology into business research

Aarhus BSS’ new research centre ‘Centre for Integrative Business Psychology’ is now officially open. Researchers from the fields of psychology, management and economics are to conduct basic research within topics such as sustainability, consumer behaviour, nudging and business ethics.

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2021.05.31 | Aarhus BSS

Effective pain treatment involves more than just medicine

Pain is the most frequent reason for patients seeing a doctor. A new guide offers an overview of the pharmacological, psychological, surgical and integrative treatments that may provide a benefit for the approximately 20 per cent of the population suffering from chronic pain. The guide’s focus on the strength of evidence for the efficacy of…


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