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Genetic Psychology

The Department of Genetic Psychology was established in October 2013. We are interested in how genetic and environmental factors work together to shape the course of human development. Particular focus of our research concerns the long-term consequences of exposures to adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse and neglect or growing up in institutions.

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 become biologically embedded and influence developmental trajectories and outcomes across the life-span.

CONTACT

Genetic Psychology
Universitätsstr. 150
IB 5/115 post-office box 20
Phone: +49 234 32 25299
Fax: +49 234 32 14564
E-Mail: gen-psych@rub.de

NEWS

 

As of May 2021 Prof. Dr. Robert Kumsta accepted a position as Full Professor of Biopsychology at the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences at the Université du Luxembourg.