Psychology News and Events

  • Brainstorms Festival 2019 – Dr. Peter Walla About Emotions and Decision Making

    On Friday, September 27th, 2019 the Psychology Department Head Dr. Peter Walla presented once again at the BrainStorms Festival, which the main theme was Business & the Brain.

  • Webster Vienna Private University was honored to receive the European Branch of the American Counseling Association (EB-ACA) during its 60th annual conference, which has happened during September 27th – 28th.

    Webster Vienna Hosted the 60th Annual EB-ACA Conference

    Webster Vienna Private University was honored to receive the European Branch of the American Counseling Association (EB-ACA) during its 60th annual conference, which has happened during September 27th – 28th.

  • Contextual and Conversational Determinants of Facial Behavior

    “Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a screenshot taken during the opening statement made during the sexual assault hearing, on September 27, 2018. The video was produced by C-SPAN.”

    Interpersonal communication is a complex process that involves the production and perception of social signals using different expressive modalities (auditory, visual, etc.). Investigating the relationships between different production modalities is essential to understand the subtleties of efficient communication.

  • WVPU Psychology student Reza Noori discusses his life before Webster and the book that “changed his life”, how Webster Vienna has allowed him to pursue his passions and his future research ambitions.

    Reza’s Path to the Passion and Family at Webster Vienna

    WVPU Psychology student Reza Noori discusses his life before Webster and the book that “changed his life”, how Webster Vienna has allowed him to pursue his passions and his future research ambitions. Speaking with Reza, one can be in little doubt of his enthusiasm and passion for his studies here at Webster Vienna. But to hear him discuss his early life, psychology did not feature much.

     

  • “NeuroIS Conference 2019: Psychology Student Receives the Prize for the Most Visionary Paper”

    “NeuroIS Conference 2019: Psychology student receives the prize for the most visionary paper” - During the NeuroIS Conference in June 2019, the Psychology department’s head, Dr. Peter Walla, in collaboration with the student Sofija Lozovic, won the “Zemlicka Award – The most visionary paper”.

  • Matthew Louis White is from USA, Florida, and joined Webster Vienna Private University in 2018.

    Again Another Great Score from a Psychology Student: 96th Percentile

    In 2017, we had the privilege to announce that the student Eva Smrekar has scored in the 97th percentile of the Major Field test. This year, it's Matthew White's turn! He is also a psychology student and scored in the 96th percentile.

  • Your Brain Says Yes - Even Though Your Mouth Says No!

    Can Evaluative Conditioning Change Well-Established Attitudes Towards Popular Brands? Your Brain Says Yes Even Though Your Mouth Says No

    Shannon Bosshard¸ School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Monika Koller, Vienna University of Economics and Business and Peter Walla, CanBeLab, Department of Psychology, Webster Vienna Private University are the authors of the study addressing the issue of whether strongly developed relationships towards brands could be modified through the use of evaluative conditioning.

  • Dr. Peter Walla gave a lecture at the university of music and performing arts in Vienna.

    Life Is Motion Is Music

    Dr. Peter Walla gave a keynote speech at the Vienna Symposium “Life is Motion is Music” on neurobiological and psychological perspectives on the brain’s function of movement production with a focus on affective and cognitive processing.

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