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Karolina Zaczynska (linsk) und Prof. Manfred Stede (rechts) sitzen am Schreibtisch und geben ein Interview

How Diplomats Debate – Prof. Manfred Stede and Karolina Zaczynska Research the Trajectories of Conflicts in the UN Security Council

“We have made significant progress in the fifteen years since the Security Council passed its landmark resolution on women, peace and security,”... more
Prof. Dr. Petra Warschburger im Interview

Chronically Ill – How Do You Get Through the Corona Pandemic?

Imagine you are ill, have been ill all your life. And then comes Corona. While everyone is talking about vulnerable groups, you are one of them. What... more
Prof. Dr. Jasper Tjaden

Data Instead of Ideology – Social scientist Jasper Tjaden researches migration and integration

"I didn't know the University of Potsdam very well before, but it’s just beautiful here. It’s green, you have rivers and lakes on your doorstep, and... more
Eye movement measurement

In the Blink of an Eye – Eye movements can reveal a lot – A junior research group investigates what exactly

Eye movements have long been a subject of research. For decades, cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics have been analyzing eye movements to... more
Illustration for the project „HateLess“: A red finger is chrushing a man under a keyboard. The illustraion is from Andreas Töpfer.

Preempting Hate Speech – How the “HateLess” program helps young people free their schools from hate speech

Scrolling through the comment sections of news platforms, one sometimes wishes there was a delete button to remove all the hate mail, insults, and... more
The Researchers Dr. Paulina Tomaszewska (left), Prof. Dr. Barbara Krahé (middle) und Dr. Isabell Schuster (right). The picture is from Tobias Hopfgarten.

Sexual Aggression – Psychologist Barbara Krahé and her team want to strengthen the competencies of young adults in sexual situations

#MeToo caused a stir – not just online, but also in people’s minds. Many now interpret touch, gestures, and words as sexual assault, which they might... more
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Lazardides.The photo is from Ernst Kaczysnki.

Digital Learning – What the Corona pandemic reveals about the digitization of school education

The digitization of school and teaching is often connected to the objective of preparing learners in the best way possible for participation in... more
Screen shots of the app “SprachenTanz”. The graphic is from Projekt „Digital Language Learning“

Tinder with language learning for the elderly – The project “Digital Language Learning” has developed a mobile app for linguistic community builing

Birgit S. recently turned 70 and lives in Berlin-Charlottenburg by herself. The retired teacher misses the lively contact and exchange with her... more
Auf dem Portraitfoto ist Frau Professorin Isolde Malmberg zu sehen. Das Foto ist von Tobias Hopfgarten.

The Time of Open Ears – New in Potsdam: As Professor of Music Education and Music Didactics, Isolde Malmberg is committed to strengthening her subject

Born in Linz, she moved to Vienna for her studies. There was no getting around music here: the Opera, the concert halls, the clubs and salons. Music... more
An exercise of the training program at KIDZ | Photo: Bettina Arasin

Calming Down with Exercise – KIDZ - the “Children’s Intervention and Diagnostic Center” helps children with poor concentration to grow through challenge

Fidgeting, squirming, and rocking - who doesn’t know them, the restless spirits who don’t sit still, can’t listen, are easily distracted and, on top... more