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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 (see 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‘. 

Our team in  Mai 2017. behind, f.l.2.r.: Jasper Marahrens, Dr. André Körner, Dr. Andreas David, Tanja Stölzel. front, f.l.2.r.: Tina Hahnemann, Bettina Habelt, Karin Steinsdörfer, Lisa Hofmann, Annett Meylan, Prof. Dr. Udo Rudolph. Not pictured: Dr. Nadine Tscharaktschiew, Stefan Uhlig.

contact person:
Ms. Karin Steinsdörfer (secretary)
consultation hours: Mon, Tue, Thu: 09:00 – 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:00, p.m. Fri: 09:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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


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