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Dr. Miriam Schwarzenthal | Photo: Mohamed Elaskalani

Diverse for Good Reason – Miriam Schwarzenthal researches intercultural competence and critical consciousness at school

For some, “cultural diversity at school” is synonymous with hotspot schools. Psychologist Dr. Miriam Schwarzenthal does not share this view. She... more
Searching for the right word | Photo: Kaya Neutzer

About Searching and Finding Words – A psycholinguistic experiment

Authors are rich people. Their wealth lies in the words they have collected over the course of their lives: heard from mum and dad, heard in stories,... more
Prof. Dr. Petra Warschburger | Photo: Thomas Roese

Healing Spirit – Psychologist Prof. Petra Warschburger investigates what helps chronically ill children and adolescents cope with psychosocial stress

Having diabetes already as a child - and also being depressed? Teenagers with juvenile arthritis who become aggressive? For some children and... more
Exercise in Corona times | Photo: AdobeStock/galitskaya

Exercise Doesn't Make Everyone Feel Good – A psychologist and a medical researcher speak about habits, common sense, and motivation

Is exercise healthy? What a question! Everyone knows this, and yet many people find it difficult to exercise regularly, to get their circulation... more
Dr. Alan Langus | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Rhythm in Mind – How the brain synchronizes with language and music

It penetrates our consciousness, makes us tap our feet, and determines the pulse of our words. Music and language cannot do without it: rhythm. But... more
Getting ready for EEG testing | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

When emotions help to remember – Biological psychologist Mathias Weymar researches the impact of emotions on memory

The day the Berlin Wall fell is remembered by many very vividly: Where they were when they heard about the opening of the border, what they did first,... more
Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher. | Photo: Karla Fritze

Sports during the Corona Crisis – Training scientist Urs Granacher on the right way to exercise for everybody, even without competitions, gyms or physical education classes

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Nothing is happening: No balls are rolling, no wheels are turning and there is no movement on the tartan tracks. The measures taken to contain the... more
Computerlinguistik-Studentin Olha Zolotarenko | Foto: Oleg Gritsenko

“The Support Offered to International Students at the University of Potsdam Is Excellent” – Computational Linguistics Student Olha Zolotarenko Talks about Studying in the First Online Semester

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Since March 2020, everything has been somewhat different, even at the University of Potsdam. Examinations at a distance, lectures online, seminars via... more
Bullying in schools is real – even virtual. | Photo: AdobeStock/Syda Productions

“We don’t want someone like that here” – First study on hate speech at German schools

Hatred and harassment threaten peaceful coexistence in our society. Not just on the internet, but in the analogue world, too. They are expressions of... more
Dr. Aude Noiray explains a mobile ultrasound device for testing babies. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Sound by Sound towards Words – LOLA Makes Language Learning Visible

Human language is a fairly complex thing. But the same applies to the way it is spoken. Lungs, vocal cords, tongue, lips - many “tools” in our body... more