The projects carried out by RTG 1668 "Intrapersonal Developmental Risks in Childhood and Adolescence A Longitudinal Perspective" combine differing psychological approaches to explore ways basic information is processed as well as specific emotions and cognitions in children and adolescents. A dynamic development model illustrates the complex interaction of risk factors and development problems observed relatively often in childhood and adolescence. These factors and problems include learning difficulties and performance problems, as well as eating disturbances and weight issues. The researchers will, for example, work on questions relating to the specificity of risk factors or to the stability of risk factors and development problems. Environmental influences will also be taken into account.
(Coordinating university: University of Potsdam; Coordinator: Professor Dr. Birgit Elsner)
Under the slogan, "Transfers and Transformations Ways to a Modern Knowledge Society", the new RTG 1662 will focus on the topic of "Religious Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe (800�)". The RTG's aims are twofold. Firstly, it aims to establish the concept of religious knowledge as an interdisciplinary research concept. It will then use this concept to come up with a new interpretation of how what is known as the Western knowledge society, which ascribes to itself tolerance, secularity, rationality and differentiation between science and education, law and politics, religion, art and literature, was able to develop in Europe. The concept of religious knowledge itself refers to the time- and culture-specific adaptation of the written holy texts of the three monothe
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