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07.06.2023: When pigeons dream

Birds show remarkably similar sleep patterns to humans and may experience flight in their dreams.

02.05.2023: Less crazy together

Why do we tend to like people who share our interests – and why do we like people even more if they share our most unusual tastes?

27.03.2023: Important stress questionnaire now available in German

A Bochum research team has developed a German version of the "Stress Overload Scale". The translation improves the international comparability of results in stress research.

06.03.2023: Flight Anxiety

Four large airplanes, 507 patients and countless positive reactions: This is the result of a training day against clinical fear of flying offered by the FBZ at Düsseldorf Airport. 45 therapists and an 18-member team of clinical psychology students helped sufferers to overcome their fear of flying.

20.01.2023: Habilitation by Dr. André Wannemüller

On 18.01.2023, Dr. André Wannemüller held his oral habilitation performance on the topic "What man needs - psychological perspectives in the context of men's health". The Faculty of Psychology was pleased to subsequently award Dr. Wannemüller the teaching qualification in the field of Clinical Psychology.

15.12.2022: Appointment of PD Dr. Christian Merz as apl. Professor

On 13.12.22 PD Dr. Christian Merz was appointed as an apl. professor. The Dean of the Faculty of Psychology Nikolai Axmacher presented him with the certificate of appointment.

25.11.2022: Inaugural lecture by Dr. Hui Zhang

On November 23, 2022, the inaugural lecture of Dr. Hui Zhang took place. The topic of her lecture was "The electrophysiological mechanism underlying item-specific representations". The Department of Psychology was pleased to subsequently award Dr. Zhang the teaching license in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology.

19.10.2022: My colleague, the avatar and me

A psychology team at RUB is interested in how work processes can be optimised in teams that work in different locations. The researchers put their faith in augmented reality.

12.09.2022: Clever birds have cheap neurons

Bird neurons only need about a third of the energy of mammalian nerve cells to power their brains. “This helps to explain how birds manage to be so smart, even though their small brains have so many neurons,” says Professor Onur Güntürkün.

17.08.2022: Appointment Prof. Dr. Anke Heyder

On 08.08.22 Prof. Dr Anke Heyder received her certificate of appointment for the professorship "W1TTW2 Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklung über die Lebensspanne".

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