Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology

Directors:

  • Prof. Dr. Frauke Nees


The Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology has been part of the Kiel Campus of the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein since 1987. The Department has been training medical students in the areas of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology since 1972.

Its main scientific focus areas are in behavioral medicine and basic neuropsychobiological research on learning and memory processes and information processing in the brain in the context of pain, psychotraumatology and over the life span. Another area of focus is in the integration of these findings into the development and empirical evaluation of behavioural medicine prevention and rehabilitation programmes in different mental, somatic and neurological disorders.