The research group Educational Psychology (lead: Prof Dr Stephanie Pieschl) broadly investigates human experiences and behavior in formal and informal learning and teaching contexts as well as across the life span.

The specific educational and developmental psychological research projects focus on questions reaching from basic to applied research that are often tackled interdisciplinary. Based on current societal developments such as continued digitalization, we focus our research on how humans use digital media to learn, to communicate, or to regulate their wellbeing. These projects are often based on theoretical models of cognitive information processing and the notion of active goal-oriented and self-regulated users.

The research group “Learning, Development, and Psychological Research Methods” is open for additional research topics and cooperation. We offer Bachelor, Master, and PhD theses related to current research project and related topics.

Currently, the research of Prof Dr Stephanie Pieschl focuses on:

  • Privacy and trust for mobile users (GRK 2050: Link)
  • Self-regulated learning, metacognition, and epistemic beliefs
  • Learning and problem solving with digital media and the Internet
  • Violent media, cyberbullying, and prevention
  • Social Media, digital communication, and digital privacy
  • Subjective theories and misconceptions about education and about media