Research Groups

Research Groups

Institute of Health Promotion and Sport Sciences

Institute of Research on Adult Education and Knowledge Management

Institute of Intercultural Psychology and Education

Intercultural Psychology and Education Research Group

Institute of Education

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children – HBSC

Institute of Psychology


The overall research mission is dedicated to the investigation of individual's capacity for flexible changes for external and/or internal influences in different age groups. Of primary current interest is the measurement and role of flexible emotional shifting in mental health. One of our current research projects is focused on exploring the changes on the performance of neuropsychological tests measuring executive functions and risk taking before and after social stress in teens. Other ongoing collaborative project aims to investigate the role of gross motor skills in early executive functioning in toddlers and how specific yoga taining could improve both in this age group. We are also interested in how atypical development, such as preterm birth can influence long term cognitive and emotional processing. Our research group also investigate the effect of specific diet(s) on biological and neuropsychological outcomes in obese and non-obese subjects. Furthermore, current study focuses on the correlation between body composition and neuropsychological performances. The ultimate goal of our laboratory is to develop new measurement of emotional shifting capacity and design potential intervention for improving flexibility in emotional shifting.

Adaptation Research Group
Addiction Research Group
Test Methodology Research Group for Differential and School Psychology
Decision Lab
Health Psychology Research Group
Brain, Memory and Language Lab
Research Group of Childhood Mental Disorders
Human Electrophysiology Research Group
Human Interaction Research Group
Research Group on School Psychology and Teacher Training
Research Team in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Environmental Psychology Lab
Qualitative Psychological Studies Research Group
Numerical Cognition Research Group
Pedagogical Psychology Research Group
Positive Psychology Research group
Psychogenetic Laboratory
Research Group on Personality, Health & Emotion Regulation
Organizational and Leadership Psychology Research Group
Social Groups and Media Research Lab
Social Minds Research Group
Social Interaction: Competition and Cooperation Research Group
Social Interventions Lab
Knowledge and Memory Research Group
Neuropsychology and Child Development Research Group

Institute of Sport Sciences

Sports Pedagogy - Physical Education