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11   Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences


Dean′s Office

Leopoldstrasse 13, room 1410
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 52 89
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 52 90


The thirteen teaching and research units of the Department of Psychology encompass the entire scope of basic and applied psychological research, ranging from the neuroscientific foundations of human cognition, emotion, and behavior to their social and organizational contexts. The department is successful in international research and participates in several projects of the Germany-wide Excellence Initiative. It runs the degree programs in psychology and the master program neuro-cognitive psychology, and contributes to the study programs of educational science and teacher education, as well as the LMUexcellent Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences. Several master programs are being developed and are scheduled to begin in the Winter Semester 2011/12.

The Department of Education and Rehabilitation is subdivided into three institutions: the Institute of Pedagogy, Education and Socialization Research, the Institute of School and Teaching Research, and the Institute of Prevention, Integration and Rehabilitation Research. Assigned to the department are the “Sonderpädagogische Förderwerkstatt” (research on special-needs teaching methods), the “Lernwerkstatt” (workshop on principles of teaching and learning), and the organization “Unterrichtsmitschau und didaktische Forschung” (observation and analysis of classroom activities and research on teaching methods and didactics). The department is involved in the training of more than 7,000 prospective teachers for all types of schools and also successfully runs bachelor and master programs. Specific research areas include lifetime educational processes, further education, social learning and the promotion of new learning cultures, research on the development of teaching, research on teacher professionalism, educational disparities, integration of children and adolescents into school and society, and prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation. The department regularly achieves excellent results in evaluations and university rankings.

The two departments that comprise the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences have established the Munich Center of the Learning Sciences, whose aim is to advance our understanding of individual and collective learning as core processes in the areas of education, work, and society. The two departments also cooperate on the master program Psychology of Excellence in Business and Education.