Department Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences

About the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences

We focus on all areas related to human behavior and cognition, including their biological basis, social behaviour, health and the interplay between individuals and their physical, economic, cultural and social environments as well as their development across the life span.

Our Research Projects


Three institutes working in close collaboration with national and international partners and research institutions

The Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences is constituted by three Institutes.

Health & Behaviour
Investigates links between behavior and health, the influence of economic, social, and genetic factors on these behaviours, and interventions to improve health through modifying behaviour or personal relationships.

Cognitive Science & Assessment
aims at understanding and measuring cognitive processes across the lifespan. We are specialists in psychology, psychometrics, human-computer interaction and educational sciences.

Lifespan Development, Family, & Culture
focuses on development across the entire life span (childhood, youth, adulthood and old age), as well as culture and the family as important developmental contexts. We consider individuals as active agents in their own development, shaping the course of their lives in interaction with their interindividual relationships, and within the cultural context.

We are responsible for three study programmes in psychology (Bachelor in Psychology, Master of Science in Psychology: Psychological Intervention, Master in Psychotherapy) and gerontology (Master) that profit from our strong research basis.


A collective of 11 cutting-edge experimental laboratories

The Department is home of The Experimental Psychology Laboratories Network (EPSYLON).

EPSYLON brings together teams from a variety of backgrounds to systematically facilitate interdisciplinary research and advance behavioural and cognitive sciences.

The laboratories provide an outstanding environment for researchers to make key contributions to the national research priorities (Industrial and service transformation, personalised healthcare, sustainable and responsible development, 21st century education). The network coordinates, promotes and advances experimental psychological research in Luxembourg.

Meet the team

People driven by scientific curiosity and the drive to understand human behaviour

The Department of Behavioural and Cognitive brings together more than XX experts in various research areas. An interdisciplinary approach is a cornerstone of research in our department.

Anna Kornadt

Head of Department