Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology investigates behavioral and cognitive processes in educational situations. Our work focuses on different cognitive aspects of learning and teaching, e.g., how children and adolescents read texts and how to help people with poor reading skills.In addition, we are interested in the question how learning processes can be improved by the use of digital and instructional media. In our studies, we combine a broad range of methods from educational and cognitive psychology including fine-grained online measures such as eye tracking and EEG, processed-based assessments of students' reading performance, longitudinal studies, computational modeling, and the linguistic analysis of linguistic corpora.