to the Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Muenster. We study human behavior and cognition in sports (causes, conditions, objectives) and try to predict and influence the behavior of athletes. On the following pages, you will find information on our current research projects, courses, examinations, our team, and links. Further, you can find information on sport psychological support and counseling. If you are interested in an internship, please send a motivational letter, CV and a transcript of records via email to Dr. Charlotte Raue-Behlau.

You can find a list of the latest publications of our team here: publications (2006 - today)

We hope that you will find all the important information you need. In case there are any questions left, please do not hesitate to talk to us directly.

Prof. Bernd Strauss
Head of the Department



You can find actual information regarding Corona  here, stay healthy!

Dennis Dreiskämper
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Dennis Dreiskämper on the consequences of the Corona Pandemic

Trotz unterschiedlicher Coronaprognosen für den Herbst wirft aktuell ein weitgehend einschränkungsfreier Sommer seine Schatten voraus. Viele Wissenschaftler*innen beschäftigen sich indes weiter mit den Folgen der Pandemie. Sportpsychologe Dr. Dennis Dreiskämper hat die Auswirkungen auf Bewegung und Fitness von Kindern und Jugendlichen untersucht. Im Interview mit Hanna Dieckmann berichtet er, welche Kinder besonders betroffen sind und welche Ergebnisse ihn überrascht haben. Hier geht es zum Interview auf der Webseite der WWU

Arto LaukkanenArto Laukkanen
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Arto Laukkanen at the IfS

Arto Laukkanen, PhD, adjunct professor, is working as senior lecturer in Sport Pedagogy at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences in University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His research aims at providing understanding of the developmental mechanisms leading to physically active lifestyles early in life and later on. At the moment, Laukkanen is leading a geographically representative longitudinal study of families with children (Skills, support and physical activity - Taiturit) and is supervising three PhD students involved in this study. His stay from April 25-29, 2022, is sponsored by the WWU Internationalization Fund.


Student assistant
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Tendering for student assistant

The Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology is looking for a student assistant (5h/week) to start as soon as possible. The position involves working on projects on anticipation, cognition and movement. All further information can be found in this PDF. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Edda van Meurs.