Graduates of the doctoral programme in psychology possess a profound scientific understanding of psychology and of specific methodological skills to answer research questions and hypotheses in the field of psychology. They are familiar with the general principles of scientific theory and research practice and possess expert knowledge in specific areas of the field.
The research focus is on the fields of (clinical) child psychology; clinical and health psychology; social and personality psychology; general psychology (cognition and behaviour); and occupational, organizational and economic psychology.
The research is conducted in accordance with international standards and the results of the empirical work are published in international journals.
In order to obtain a doctoral degree, empirical scientific work has to be conducted. Minimum requirement are two accepted publications (which may each consist of several experiments/studies) in peer-reviewed journals (usually in English). Usually a thesis consists of at least three publications. The number has to be agreed with the supervisor and depends on the extent of the single publications. Depending on the topic it may be necessary to collect data in the laboratories at the UMIT.
We place importance on intensive education and a close personal contact between PhD students and researchers. Therefore, only a maximum of 10 students are admitted each year.
Supervisors at the Institute of Psychology and their scientific topics:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Streicher
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Duschek
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martina Rieger
Univ.-Doz. Dr. Silvia Pixner
Univ.-Doz. Dr. Claudia Schusterschitz
Academic Faculty Representative:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martina Rieger
Institute of Psychology