Profile of the research cluster
Focus of this research cluster is the interplay of human beings with their environments. The term environment is seen broad and encompasses both the natural- and socio-cultural environments. Core of this cluster are research questions with a strong interdisciplinary research- and application approach. We aim to understand the interplay of human beings with their immediate environments in greater depths, we examine the impact of the environment on people, their behavior and the resulting actions. It is clear that the environment has an impact on the perception and behavior of human beings and we design and influence the environment based on our perceptions, experiences and behavior. Questions on sustainable development paths are new areas of research developing in this area.
We also focus on the field of art and coping and embed this into interdisciplinary research. Special focus is given to psychosocial aspects from the field of disease- and stress related coping. Herein, we mainly deal with evaluation projects, in order to develop relevant treatment concepts and to assess existing concepts and projects. Scientific disciplines include psychological, psychotherapeutic, social- and media sciences.