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Chair of Social Psychology

Prof. Barbara Krahé



July 22, 2016: Barbara Krahé was elected "President-Elect" of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA). Her term of office will be from 2018 to 2020.

October 20, 2015: Barbara Krahé was awarded the German Psychology Prize 2015 for her social psychological analyses of aggression and violence.

The 15th conference of the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie was held at the University of Potsdam from 6 - 9 September 2015. More information to be found at www.fgsp2015-potsdam.de.

July 2, 2015: Barbara Krahé was awarded the 2015 Best Teaching Award of the Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Potsdam.

August 6, 2013: Myths about rape myths? Let the evidence speak.  Comment on Reece (2013; "Rape myths: Is elite opinion right and popular opinion wrong?").

Recent books

Krahé, B. (2013). The social psychology of aggression (2nd ed.). Hove: Psychology Press. http://www.psypress.com/books/details/9781841698755/

Möller, I., & Krahé, B. (2013). Mediengewalt als pädagogische Herausforderung: Ein Programm zur Förderung der Medienkompetenz im Jugendalter. Göttingen: Hogrefe. http://www.hogrefe.de/programm/mediengewalt-als-paedagogische-herausforderung.html

Report of the Media Violence Commission of the International Society for Research on Aggression (Chair: Barbara Krahé): Statement written by a group of internationally active researchers to summarize current knowledge about the link between media violence use and aggression, explain the psychological processes by which violent media may increase the risk of aggressive behavior, and offer practical advice on how parents and policy makers can deal with the issue. 


Professor of Psychology
Chair, Social Psychology

Unit:Social Psychology
Degrees:Dr. phil. (1981, University of Bonn)
Habilitation (1987, University of Landau)
Research area:Social Psychology
Office:Komplex II - Golm, Bld 14, Room 5.03
Secretary:Fischer, Evelyn
Office hours:

During the teaching semester: Mondays, 9-10am or by appointment via e-mail.

During the vacation: by appointment only.

Phone:0331/9772877 or -2878 (Secr.)
Postal address:

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25 D-14476 Potsdam, Germany

Further information:Grants

Barbara Krahé is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Potsdam. Her current research interests lie in the area of applied social psychology, in particular aggression research (sexual aggression, media violence and aggression) and social cognition research applied to legal decision-making (rape myths and biases in judgements about sexual assault). She was associate editor of Aggressive Behavior from 2004 to 2012 and is on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals. She has been a Fellow of the British Psychological Society since 2000 and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2008. For her social psychological analyses of aggression and violence, she received the German Psychology Prize 2015. She is President-Elect of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA)




Postal address

University of Potsdam
Department of Psychology
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
D-14476 Potsdam
Tel.: 0331/ 977-2877 (-2878 Secr.)
Fax: 0331/ 977-2795


Visitors' address

Department of Psychology
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
D-14476 Potsdam

Golm Campus, Building 14, Room 5.03

Universität Potsdam, Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Professur für Sozialpsychologie