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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2019.08.08 | Research news

Women do not believe in career luck

What does it take to get a management position? Most people would probably say that you need good skills and a good CV. It also helps to have a strong network and a bit of luck by being in the right place at the right time. But not everyone shares this view. In fact, men and women from different parts of the world have very different ideas about…

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…


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