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Chair of General Psychology and Biopsychology

Department of General Psychology and Biopsychology

Motivation and Emotion — these two concepts have to do with the question as to why we behave the way we do. An important area of research in this vein is the development of motivation and emotion during childhood. To analyze these processes, we use experimental and explorative methods, such as biopsychological techniques and real-time location systems. It is importatnt to us to analyze natural behavior in everyday situations. Moreover, in 2009 (and ongoing) we started a longitudinal prevention study in which students become mentors for children, to promote their motivational and emotional competencies (Further information about the project is available at Huckepack Kinderförderung). In this vein, we cooperate with many organizations related to child- und youth support in Chemnitz and all over Saxonia. The project has been repeatedly awarded, as for example with the „Leuchtturm-Preis“ by the 'Ravensburger Stiftung‘. 

team in autumn 2023

Our team in autumn 2023.
Dr. Laura Ackermann | Dr. Stefan Uhlig | Anne Jasmin Markstein | Romy Kaden | Michel Klein | Dr. Nadine Tscharaktschiew | Anne Wagner| Viviane Chayenne Gläsner | Prof. Dr. Udo Rudolph
 (from left to right)



contact person:
Anne Wagner (secretary)
consultation hours: Mon - Thu: a.m. – 15:30 p.m. Fri: closed

Allgemeine und Biopsychologie • Wilhelm-Raabe-Straße 43 • D-09120 Chemnitz, Germany

postal address:
Technische Universität Chemnitz • Institut für Psychologie • Allgemeine und Biopsychologie • D-09107 Chemnitz

picture credits: header: ©psdesign1 - Fotolia.com; photo team: Stefan Uhlig