Educational Psychology Research Unit

Understanding the cognitive mechanisms underlying the processes of writing and text production, and deriving practical implications for the instruction of writing abilities form the research focus of the educational psychology unit. Thereby, research centres on copy tasks, the contribution of coherence, perspective-taking and vocabulary for writing skills as well as the determination of text quality. Data collection takes place both in the laboratory and in schools. In the writing laboratory writing processes by hand and on the keyboard can be recorded and analysed. Professor Joachim Grabowski is responsible for this research area.