Clinical Psychology II

Our professorship investigates the following empirical research questions related to mental health.

Pathopsychology Focus:

  • How can mental health be defined?
  • How are mentally distressed individuals intuitively perceived? What mental health stressors do stigmatized individuals experience?
  • How are positive and negative concepts of health related in individuals with anxiety disorders?
  • How can pathological worry be distinguished from functional worry?

Focus on psychotherapy research:

  • What influential factors explain successful psychological interventions?
  • What is the importance of individual therapists in the treatment process and how do they influence treatment outcome?
  • Are there general treatment characteristics relevant to success?
  • How should the change process be modulated? Are there processes of change that are too fast?
  • What are the positive and harmful effects of strength-oriented interventions?



Institute for Psychology
Holländische Street 36- 38
34127 Kassel