Social Psychology  

Welcome to the Department of Social Psychology


Social Psychology is the “scientific attempt to explain how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of other human beings” (G. Allport, 1954).


The Department of Social Psychology at Leipzig University is particularly interested in ...

  • intragroup and intergroup processes
    (e.g., social influence, collective action, and intergroup conflicts)
  • motivated social cognition
    (e.g., basic psychological needs and impact of threat)
  • social psychology of the environmental crisis
    (e.g., electric mobility, social psychological responses to climate change, and determinants of pro-environmental innovations)

last update: 29.06.2021 


Leipzig University
Institute of Psychology


Department of Social Psychology
Neumarkt 9–19
04109 Leipzig

(Städtisches Kaufhaus, Entrance A in the courtyard,
Second Floor)

Ines Braun
Room: 3012 +49 (0) 341 97 359 61


Current information

In the media (German, September 2020): "Teuflisches Duo" - COVID-19 pandemic and environmental crisis Weekly colloquium: dates during summer term 2021