Social Psychology  

Welcome to the Department of Social Psychology


Social Psychology is the „attempt to understand and explain how the thought, feeling, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.“ (G. Allport, 1954).


The Department of Social Psychology in Leipzig is particularly interested in...

  • intragroup and intergroup processes
    (e.g., social influence, collective action, intergroup conflicts)
  • motivated social cognition
    (e.g., basic psychological needs, impact of threat)
  • social psychology of the environmental crisis
    (e.g., determinants of pro-environmental innovations, electric mobility, social psychological responses to climate change)

last update: 11.12.2017 


University of Leipzig
Institute of Psychology


Department of Social Psychology
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig

(Innenhof Städtisches Kaufhaus
Treppenhaus A, 2. OG)

Secretary`s Office:
Ines Braun
room: 3012 +49 (0) 341 97 359 61