Genetic Psychology

The Department of Genetic Psychology was established in October 2013 (Chair: Professor Robert Kumsta). We are interested in how genetic and environmental factors work together to shape the course of human development. A particular focus is on the long-term consequences of early developmental factors. Which are the biological mechanisms underlying the association between early adversity and poor developmental outcomes?

Using a range of methods, including the study of genetic variation, gene expression patterns and epigenetics, as well as the characterization of stress physiology, we are trying to understand how psychosocial experiences influence developmental trajectories and outcomes across the life-span.

LTR: Lux, Berzio, Kumsta, Sawatzki, Mühlenkamp, Zang, Moser
Our group at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen. Click on the picture to see more.

Genetic Psychology Salon

Mondays, 14-16 h (every two weeks)
Start: October 26th, 2015
We discuss key issues in Genetic Psychology in an informal atmosphere. Open to PhD candidates and advanced students.
Please contact: Dr. Vanessa Lux

Das Forschungskolloquium für das WiSe 2016/17 ist online!