The UP Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology is one of the internationally leading groups in the psychology of doping. Other research emphases are on the use of performance enhancing substance in everyday life, and health behavior (i.e. exercise). We have gathered expertise in using reaction time-based methods (e.g. IATs, evaluative priming and stroop tasks). Maybe our lab is the only one in Germany where research in sport and exercise sciences is conducted from the social cognition perspective with the emphasis on automatic evaluative processes.

Affiliated with the UP Division of Sport and Exercise is the Center of Practical Sport Psychology. This center coordinates and delivers sport psychology services to Brandenburg’s more than 1,000 adolescent and adult elite athletes at this federal state’s Gifted Schools of Sport and Olympic Training Centers.