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apl. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Sturzbecher. Foto: Dirk Vegelahn

Coming of Age – Growing Up at the Focus of Research

Childhood and youth are times of great changes and searching, phases full of tensions, risks, and opportunities. At the Institute for Applied Research on Childhood, Youth, and the Family at the University of Potsdam, researchers...
17. Jul 2019
Childhood and youth are times of great changes and searching, phases full of tensions, risks, and opportunities. At the Institute for Applied Research on Childhood, Youth, and the Family at the University of Potsdam, more ...
Restless Legs Syndrom is barely explored in children. Photo: AdobeStock/MohdHafiez

When Night Turns to Day - Interdisciplinary Cooperation Project Researches Restless Legs Syndrome in Children and Youth

Adults have it, and children, too. But how common restless legs syndrome (RLS) actually is in minors has hardly been researched. A study carried out at the University of Potsdam aims to provide greater clarity. In a large-scale...
10. Jul 2019
Adults have it, and children, too. But how common restless legs syndrome (RLS) actually is in minors has hardly been researched. A study carried out at the University of Potsdam aims to provide greater clarity. In a more ...
The researchers are particularly interested in everyday stress. Photo: AdobeStock_141210590

Stress Be Gone! – A psychological study investigates how self-compassion and mindfulness helps processing stressful situations.

Once again I haven’t managed what I had planned to do. Others can do it, but not me. — Many people know such depressing thoughts. To deal with them, self-compassion and mindfulness can help. Researchers of the University of...
03. Jul 2019
Once again I haven’t managed what I had planned to do. Others can do it, but not me. — Many people know such depressing thoughts. To deal with them, self-compassion and mindfulness can help. Researchers of the more ...
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