About the SPS

Die The Swiss Psychology Society (SPS) is a national association that promotes scientific psychology for psychologists employed in education, research, and practice.

Aims of the SPS

The intense development of psychological education and research during the past decades has led to a professionalization of psychology and a positive image of the subject. Scientific psychology has developed strong international links. The SPS aims to advance these developments and to promote and safeguard high standards in academic education and training as well as in psychological research.

 

The Swiss Psychology Society

  • promotes the academic education and training of psychologists at a high-quality standard
  • promotes psychological research in Switzerland
  • promotes the practical application of scientific psychology
  • preserves the interests of its members and psychologists employed in academic education and research
  • supports the advancement of professional identity and the professionalization of psychology
  • supports the collaboration between psychologists and psychological institutions on the national and international levels
  • promotes the application of psychological knowledge with a focus on human and social values. SPS members adhere to the association´s ethical principles for psychologists
Basel University of Basel

10

Professorships

225

Yearly Graduates

1022

Enrolled Students

Address

Missionsstrasse 62-65,
4055 Basel

Research Areas

  • Social, economic and decision psychology
  • Personality and developmental psychology
  • Clinical psychology and neuroscience
Zurich University of Zurich

28

Professorships

529

Yearly Graduates

2355

Enrolled Students

Address

Binzmühlestrasse 14, Box 1
8050 Zürich

Research Areas

  • Development Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social-, Personality-, Organisation- and Economicpsychology
Geneva University of Geneva

21

Professorships

597

Yearly Graduates

1552

Enrolled Students

Address

Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
1205 Genève

Research Areas

Psychologie:

  • Affective Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Methodology and Data Analysis
  • Psycholinguistics and Speech Therapy

Educational Sciences:

  • Adult Education, Didactics, Teaching Professions
  • Pedagogical Measures
  • Education
  • Companies

Professorships

Yearly Graduates

Enrolled Students

Address

Research Areas

Lausanne University of Lausanne

19

Professorships

351

Yearly Graduates

1818

Enrolled Students

Address

Bâtiment Gepopolis
1015 Lausanne

Research Areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
Bern University of Bern

16

Professorships

536

Yearly Graduates

3307

Enrolled Students

Address

Fabrikstrasse 8,
3012 Bern

Research Areas

  • Occupational and Organisational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Perception and Research Methods
  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Personality Psychology
  • Differential Psychology and Diagnostics
  • Social Neuroscience and Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Consciousness
Fribourg University of Fribourg

12

Professorships

432

Yearly Graduates

917

Enrolled Students

Address

Rue de Faucigny 2,
1700 Fribourg

Research Areas

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Work- and Organizational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
Olten University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

16

Professorships

138

Yearly Graduates

612

Enrolled Students

Address

Riggenbachstrasse 16,
4600 Olten

Research Areas

  • Occupational Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Business Psychology
  • Work and Health
Brig UniDistance.ch

8

Professorships

80

Yearly Graduates

931

Enrolled Students

Address

Schinerstrasse 18
3900 Brig

Research Areas

The topics are manifold but mainly revolve around learning and memory and the study of emotions.

Zurich ZHAW

15

Professorships

208

Yearly Graduates

650

Enrolled Students

Address

Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich

Research Areas

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Diagnostics and Counselling
  • Developmental and Family Psychology 
  • Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology
  • Media Psychology 
  • Organization Development and Consulting
  • Traffic, Safety and Environmental Psychology
Lugano Universitiy of Switzerland Italiana

4

Professorships

22

Yearly Graduates

49

Enrolled Students

Address

Via Buffi 13
6900 Lugano

Research Areas

  • Health Communication
  • Epidemiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Public Health
University of Basel
Faculty of Psychology

Missionsstrasse 62-65,
4055 Basel


studiendekanat-psychologie@unibas.ch
psychologie.unibas.ch/de

University of Bern
Institute of Psychology

Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern

phone: +41 31 631 40 11
psy.unibe.ch

UniDistance
Switzerland

Schinerstrasse 18
3900 Brig


fernuni.ch/psychologie

University of Fribourg
Department of Psychology

Rue P.-A.-de-Faucigny 2
CH-1701 Freiburg


psychologie@unifr.ch
unifr.ch/psycho/de

University of Geneva

Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
1205 Genève


https://www.unige.ch/fapse/recherche/psycho/

University of Lausanne
Institute of Psychology

Bâtiment Gepopolis
1015 Lausanne


unil.ch/ip

IPE
University of Neuchatel

Institute of Psychology and Education
Espace Tilo-Frey 1
2001 Neuchâtel


secretariat.ipe@unine.ch
unine.ch/ipe

IPTO
University of Neuchâtel

Institute of Work and
Organisational Psychology
Emile-Argand 11
2000 Neuchâtel


secretariat.ipto@unine.ch
unine.ch/ipto

University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Northwestern Switzerland
School of Applied Psychology

Riggenbachstrasse 16
4600 Olten

+41 (0) 848 821 011
info.aps@fhnw.ch
fhnw.ch/de/die-fhnw/hochschulen/psychologie

University of Zurich
Psychological Institute

Binzmühlestrasse 14
Box 1
8050 Zürich

+41 44 635 71 51
sekretariat@psychologie.uzh.ch
psychologie.uzh.ch

ZHAW School of Applied Psychology Zurich
Psychological Institute

Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich


info.psychologie@zhaw.ch
zhaw.ch/psychologie

Facoltà di scienze biomediche
Università della Svizzera italiana

Via Buffi 13
6900 Lugano, Svizzera

Telefon: +41 58 666 40 00
Fax: +41 58 666 46 47
info@usi.ch
https://www.biomed.usi.ch/it

The Swiss Psychology Association

  • SPS is the editor of Swiss Psychology Open (SPO). Scientific publications are being continuously published. Contributions from all areas of psychology, not only from within the basic research but also the practical application of psychology are published in this journal. SPO is an open-access journal with public access to its content under Swiss Psychologie Open. You can also find further information about the journal under Swiss Psychological Society.
  • Every two years the SPS hosts an international scientific conference. The conference offers all interested psychologists an outstanding platform for an exchange of ideas and discussions among experts – in particular young colleagues from the research setting.
  • Every two years the SPS grants an award to honor Junior Scientists for their extraordinary performance. The award ceremony takes place as part of the SPS conference.
  • The SPS is publicly active. Due to valuable contacts with universities, scientific committees, and associations in Switzerland and abroad, the SPS board can position itself promptly on developments and occurrences concerning the objectives of the SPS.

Collaboration

  • Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHAS) www.sagw.ch
  • International Union of Psychological Sciences (IUPsyS) www.iupsys.net
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