bidt-Digitalisierungskolleg “Applied Data Science in Digital Psychology”

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While digitalization is making its way into many areas of everyday life, psychological research and the psychotherapeutic treatment of people with mental disorders are still largely based on analog methods. Although direct contact with patients and study participants is an essential part of the research and treatment concept, digital technologies offer the opportunity to improve psychotherapeutic care and follow-up, and to answer psychological questions even more comprehensively.

To get one step closer to this goal, the interdisciplinary project “Applied Data Science in Digital Psychology” was founded, which was able to acquire a grant of more than 600.000€ from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art. In this project, the Chair of Health Psychology (Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rohleder) cooperates with the Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab (Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier) and the Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Prof. Dr. Matthias Berking). The funds will be used, among other things, to design new courses to promote interdisciplinary work between psychology, computer science, and medical engineering students.