Research centres and units

Research centres

Research units

Research Unit for Psychooncology
The Research Unit for Psychooncology is a research unit affiliated with the Department of Oncology at Aarhus University Hospital. The research unit was established in April 2000 in collaboration with the then Aarhus Hospital, the Department of Psychology and the Danish Cancer Society. The unit’s research activities focus on psychosocial cancer research and health psychology.

Attachment, Dissociation and Traumatic Stress Research Unit (ADiTS)
We are interested in how relationships influence the formation of personality structure, the development of psychopathology and the recovery from adverse circumstances.

The Aarhus Bereavement Research Unit   
The unit aims to advance and contribute to the research on natural and complicated grief responses in children, adults and the elderly.  

Research Unit for Anthropological Psychology
Special human basic phenomena are explained with reference to natural history, cultural history and life history. Basic empirical and theoretical research.

Research Unit for Applied Social Psychology and Social Integration
The Research Unit for Applied Social Psychology and Social Integration conducts socio-psychological analyses of social institutions, organisations and movements.

The Couple and Family Lab
Research projects within this lab focus on the growth and well-being of couples and families, changes during family transitions, and the reciprocal interactions between psychopathology and family systems. A separate and major focus of our work is to develop and test different kinds of flexible and easy-access couple- or parent-oriented interventions and test their effectiveness.  

Research Unit for Integral Psychology
The Research Unit for Integral Psychology provides a framework for research, teaching
and theoretical/practical development activities on an integral psychological basis.

Research Unit for Neuroscientific Psychology
The Research Unit for Neuroscientific Psychology conducts research into a number of psychological issues relating to neurobiological and neurophysiological aspects of a wide range of phenomena and processes, such as awareness, action, cognition, emotions, pain, learning and memory.

Research Unit for Situated Learning
The purpose of the Research Unit for Situated Learning is to maintain and develop research projects which study situated learning from an empirical and theoretical perspective, more specifically workplace learning.

Research Unit for Psychotherapy

Research Unit for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
The overall field of research looks at the factors affecting the development of psychological problems/disorders in children and young people and how psychological problems in children and young people can be prevented and/or treated.

Leadership and INvolvement in ORganizations (LINOR)
The research topics of LINOR concern employee involvement in organisational decision-making processes, corresponding management styles and strategies, relations and forms of cooperation developed on this basis.

PN Research Lab
PN Research Lab is a group of interdisciplinary researchers who investigate issues at the intersection of psychology, medicine and neuroscience. We primarily research the interaction between psychological, neurological and biological factors, including especially placebo and nocebo effects. We investigate psycho-neuro-biological connections across disorders in the central nervous system, including chronic pain, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, as well as across pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions such as operations, deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, acupuncture, psychotherapy, music, hypnosis, animal-assisted therapy and extended reality (XR).

Research Unit for the Psychology of Aging (RUPA)

Research Unit for Evidence-based Crime Prevention and Practice
The research unit seeks to promote evidence-based research and debate related to crime prevention and practice. The unit consists of an interdisciplinary network that includes psychological, criminological, sociological and organisational perspectives.

Research Unit for Health Psychology