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Consideration of (addictive) media use in psychotherapy
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 30.09.2019 - 18.04.2020
Research Focus:
  • behavioural addictions
  • E-Mental-Health and digital media
Topic:
  • Media Use
Project leader:

Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

Lisa Hübner, M.Sc. 

Cooperation partners:

Dr. Jan van Loh, Berlin

Project runtime:

30.09.2019 - 18.04.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
In two survey studies (1. psychotherapists for adults, 2. child and youth psychotherapists) the handling and attitude of psychotherapists towards the use of digital media in therapy on the one hand and the therapeutic handling of problematic media use on the other hand are to be evaluated. The first survey study with N = 160 has already been completed and the data evaluation is ongoing. The first finding was that only about one Third of the survey therapists are collecting digital usage data of their patients in the anamnesis. There were no age, gender or therapy method specific differences.
German
In zwei Befragungsstudien (1. Psychotherapeuten für Erwachsene, 2. Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapeuten) soll der Umgang mit und die Einstellung zum Einsatz  digitaler Medien  von Psychotherapeut*innen in der Therapie einerseits und andererseits der therapeutische Umgang mit problematischer Mediennutzung erfasst werden. Die erste Befragungsstudie ist mit N = 160 bereits abgeschlossen und die Datenauswertung ist im Laufen. Es zeigt sich als erster Befund, dass nur ca. ein Drittel der befragten Therapeut*innen in der Anamnese digitale Nutzungsweisen ihrer Patienten erheben. Alters-, geschlechts- und therapiemethodenspezifischen Unterschiede wurde nicht gefunden.
Psychotherapists and journalists: a survey on the attitudes of both professional groups towards each other
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 30.07.2019 - 18.04.2020
Research Focus:
  • Mental Disorders
Topic:
  • Media
Project leader:

Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Dr. Richard Laugharne, NHS, Liskeard, UK; Dr. Rohid Shankar, Hon. Associate Clinical Professor - Exeter Medical School, UK

Project runtime:

30.07.2019 - 18.04.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
The aim of this project is to carry out the study "Mental health professionals and media professionals: a survey of attitudes towards one another", which was conducted in England, in Austria and Germany. For this purpose, psychotherapists on the one hand and journalists on the other hand will be interviewed about their experiences regarding cooperation. Do psychotherapists use media trainings and journalists mental health awareness trainings in order to be as well as possible prepared to do media work in the sense that there is no stigmatizing reporting about mental disorders in the media?
German
Das Ziel dieses Projekts ist es, die in England durchgeführte Studie “Mental health professionals and media professionals: a survey of attitudes towards one another“ und ihre Fragestellung ebenfalls in Österreich und Deutschland durchzuführen. Dazu werden einerseits Psychotherapeuten und andererseits Journalisten zu ihren Erfahrungen bzgl. der Zusammenarbeit befragt. Nutzen Psychotherapeuten Medientrainings und Journalisten Mental Health Awareness- Trainings, um möglichst gut darauf vorbereitet zu sein, Medienarbeit in dem Sinne zu leisten, als dass antistigmatisierend über psychische Störungen in Medien berichtet wird?
Mindset and motivation to use Serious Games in case of existing mental disorders
Einstellungen und Nutzungsbereitschaft zu Serious Games bei psychischen Störungen
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • E-Mental Health
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg (eichenberg@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Gloria Grabmayer 

Cooperation partners:

u.a. Dr. N. Green, Freie Universität Berlin

Project runtime:

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2021

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
In the information age, the importance of media applications is increasing steadily. Internet and mobile media are currently in a phase of establishment to support people suffering from mental disorders. Modern media applications like virtual reality and serious games are in an experimentation phase. A first review (Eichenberg & Schott, under review) has shown encouraging results for this new field. Positive therapeutic effects, especially with children suffering from mental disorders (e.g.: anxiety disorders, depression, ADHS, impulse control disorders) could by achieved by applying serious games applications.


Project objectives:
Supply and demand shall be compared in a follow-up study. Meaning: how is the mindset and motivation to use serious games in case of mental disorders on a) patient-side b) therapist-side?
This study’s background is the necessity to gain insights about mindset and motivation to use serious games in general (development of games is only useful, if demanded) on the one hand. On the other hand we need to examine the existing specific parameters standing against the mindset to use serious games. Consequently, patient groups with positive mindset to use serious games can be addressed directly and barriers for patient groups with negative mindsets can be reduced. Situation with therapists is identical. Equivalent studies, e.g.: internet-based interventions have proven to be useful (see: Eichenberg, Wolters & Brähler, 2013).Accordingly, an online-survey with both groups is carried out at SFU Vienna and FU Berlin. The survey explores sociodemographic parameters like: general media use, mindset to use serious games in case of mental disorders, preferred attributes of serious games, application ranges, associated advantages/disadvantages for the therapeutic process. The exploration of mindsets will be conducted firstly in Austria and german-speaking countries and as a next step the exploration and evaluation will be carried out on International level.


Publications
Eichenberg, C., Grabmayer, G., & Green, N. (under review). A survey of therapists’ and patients’ attitudes towards serious games in psychotherapy.Eichen­berg, C., Küsel, C. & Sin­delar, B. (2016). Com­pu­ter­spiele im Kindes- und Jugend­al­ter: Geschlechts­spe­zi­fi­sche Unter­schiede in der Prä­fe­renz von Spiel-Genres, Spiel­an­for­de­run­gen und Spiel­fi­gu­ren und ihre Bedeu­tung für die Kon­zep­tion von Serious Games. merz | medien + erzie­hung, Zeit­schrift für Medi­en­päd­ago­gik, 6, 97–109.
German
Medienanwendungen spielen im heutigen Informationszeitalter auch in der Psychotherapie eine zunehmend größere Rolle. Während sich Internet und mobile Medien in der Versorgung psychischer Störungen bereits in der Etablierungsphase befinden, wird auch mit anderen modernen Medien wie Virtuell-Reality-Anwendungen und ganz aktuell auch mit so genannten Serious Games experimentiert. Ein erstes Review (Eichenberg & Schott, under review) zeigt für dieses neue Praxis- und Forschungsfeld ermutigende Befunde. Es zeigte sich, dass für verschiedene psychische Störungen (z.B. Angststörungen, Depression, ADHS, Impulskontrollstörungen) vor allem bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Serious Games gute therapeutische Effekte erreicht werden konnten.

Projektziele:
In einer weiteren Studie soll der Angebots- die Nachfrageseite gegenüber gestellt werden. Das heißt: Wie hoch ist die Nutzungsbereitschaft von Serious Games bei psychischen Störungen unter a) Patienten und b) Therapeuten?
Hintergrund dieser Studie ist die Notwendigkeit, Kenntnisse über die Inanspruchnahmebereitschaft dieser beider Gruppen im Allgemeinen zu erlangen (denn nur bei einer grundsätzlichen Bereitschaft ist die weitere Entwicklung von entsprechenden Spielen sinnvoll), und zum anderen spezifische Parameter herauszuarbeiten, die der Nutzungsbereitschaft evtl. entgegenstehen. So können beispielsweise Patientengruppen mit hoher Inanspruchnahmebreitschaft gezielt angesprochen werden und für solche mit niedriger Bereitschaft Strategien entwickelt werden, Barrieren abzubauen. Gleiches gilt für die Gruppe der Therapeuten. Äquivalente Erhebungen, z.B. zu Internetbasierten Interventionsprogrammen, haben sich so für die Implementierung von E-Mental Health Angeboten schon als sehr nützlich erwiesen (siehe Eichenberg, Wolters & Brähler, 2013).Daher wird aktuell an der SFU Wien gemeinsam mit der Freien Universität in Berlin eine Online-Befragungsstudie an beiden Gruppen durchgeführt. Erhoben werden neben soziodemografischen Parametern u.a. die allgemeine Mediennutzung, Grundeinstellungen zu Serious Games für psychische Störungen, gewünschte Merkmale von Serious Games, Einsatzbereiche sowie assoziierte Vor- und Nachteile für den therapeutischen Prozess. Diese Einstellungen sollen zunächst für Österreich und weitere deutschsprachige Räume, dann aber auch im internationalen Vergleich erhoben und ausgewertet werden.

Publikationen
Eichenberg, C., Grabmayer, G., & Green, N. (under review). A survey of therapists‘ and patients‘ attitudes towards serious games in psychotherapy.Eichen­berg, C., Küsel, C. & Sin­delar, B. (2016). Com­pu­ter­spiele im Kindes- und Jugend­al­ter: Geschlechts­spe­zi­fi­sche Unter­schiede in der Prä­fe­renz von Spiel-Genres, Spiel­an­for­de­run­gen und Spiel­fi­gu­ren und ihre Bedeu­tung für die Kon­zep­tion von Serious Games. merz | medien + erzie­hung, Zeit­schrift für Medi­en­päd­ago­gik, 6, 97–109.
Attitudes towards E-Mental Health applications: A survey among psychotherapists in training
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 30.09.2019 - 18.04.2020
Research Focus:
  • E-Mental-Health and digital media
Topic:
  • Online-Counseling
Project leader:

Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

Lisa Hübner, M.Sc. 

Cooperation partners:

Dr. Allegra Cattani, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth; Greta Riboli, MSc, SFU Milano

Project runtime:

30.09.2019 - 18.04.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
Digitilisation is not only a topic of everyday life that is becoming increasingly important. Psychotherapists are also more often confronted with it in the health sector and thus in psychotherapy. However, nothing is yet known about how psychotherapy trainees feel about integrating digital media into their treatment.
Therefore, the aim of the survey is to ascertain the attitudes of psychotherapy trainees towards towards e-mental health applications. The study includes a country comparison (AT, D, UK, IT).
German
Die Einstellungen zu E-Mental Health Anwendungen von Psychotherapeuten in Ausbildung werden im Ländervergleich (AT, D, UK, IT) erfasst.
Psychosomatic aspects of dentistry
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 30.09.2019 - 18.04.2020
Research Focus:
  • psychosomatic
  • Dental Medicine
Topic:
  • dental phobia
Project leader:

Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

none

Project runtime:

30.09.2019 - 18.04.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
Various studies highlight psychosomatic aspects in dentistry. For example, the access of students of dental medicine to dental phobia is investigated (screening of their own fear, openness regarding further education in psychological aspects) or the psychosomatic problems of patients in the outpatient clinic for dentistry of the SFU are documented. In a third study, patient-related selection criteria for choosing a particular dentist are collected.
German
Verschiedene Studien beleuchten psychosomatische Aspekte in der Zahnmedizin. So wird z.B. der Zugang von Zahnmedizinstudierenden zur Zahnbehandlungsphobie untersucht (Screening der eigenen Angst, Offenheit bzgl. Weiterbildung in psychologischen Aspekten) oder auch die psychosomatischen Probleme von Patienten im Ambulatorium für Zahnmedizin der SFU dokumentiert. In einer dritten Studie werden patientenbezogene Auswahlkriterien sich für einen bestimmten Zahnarzt zu entscheiden, erhoben.
Eating disorders and media use: On the influence of TV, print media and the Internet
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 30.09.2018 - 01.02.2020
Research Focus:
  • E-Mental-Health and digital media
Topic:
  • Media Use
Project leader:

Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

Lisa Hübner, M.Sc. 

Cooperation partners:

none

Project runtime:

30.09.2018 - 01.02.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
Background and Purpose: Eating disorders are serious high-prevalence diseases with considerable psychological but also physical side effects for those affected. It can be assumed that the use of different media is a factor in the aetiopathogenesis and influences the body image.
Methods: This hypothesis will be tested by a systematic literature review with a focus on TV, print media and various internet services.
German
Hintergrund u. Fragestellung: Essstörungen sind schwerwiegende hochprävalente Erkrankungen mit beträchtlichen psychischen aber auch physischen Begleiterscheinungen für die Betroffenen. Dabei ist davon auszugehen, dass die Nutzung verschiedener Medien einen Faktor in der Ätiopathogenese darstellt und hier v.a. Einfluss auf das Körperbild nimmt.
Methode: Diese Hypothese wird durch eine systematische Literaturrecherche geprüft mit dem Fokus auf TV, Printmedien und verschiedene Internetdienste.
iFEMPOWER: Interactive and mentorship based FEMale emPOWERment in the field of entrepreneurship
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr.in Erzsébet Fanni Tóth, MA
Project runtime: 01.09.2018 - 30.08.2021
Research Focus:
  • Psychotherapy and Society
Topic:
  • Gender Research
Project leader:

Dr.in Erzsébet Fanni Tóth, MA (erzsebet.toth@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

HÉTFA (HU), Andalucía Emprende (ES), Oneco Consulting S.L. (ES); Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovaçao (PT); Bifröst University (IS); Corvinus University of Budapest (HU), Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania (RO), Steinbeis GmbH & Co.KG für Technologietransfer (DE), Lean in Femspace (AT), PONT Group (RO), Icelandic Directorate of Labour (IS).

Project runtime:

01.09.2018 - 30.08.2021

Grants:

Erasmus+

Description:

English
iFEMPOWER aims to empower female students to get engaged in entrepreneurship by reinforcing their high-level & transversal skills needed for self-employment. The project addresses the lack of entrepreneurial motivation & attitude among the young&the gender gap in entrepreneurship. There are further challenges faced by female entrepreneurs, i.e. the lack of equal access to capital & to training, access to networks for business purposes, the need of reconciling business & family. The lack of supportive environment&financial background, & the specific social&cultural attitudes towards women entrepreneurs negatively affect the entrepreneurial spirit too. Due to various reasons (lack of cooperation between HEIs&businesses) students often do not receive competitive knowledge valuable at the labour market. Creative&innovative learning environments are also missing.Thus, the objectives are:
  • empowering potential female entrepreneurs among HEI students from any fields to acquire the necessary knowledge & skills (both soft & hard) to launch their successful entreprises,
  • developing innovative tools, educational & training methods for the empowerment of female entrepreneurs in HEIs,
  • promoting entrep. mindset, making entrep. attractive for youth & raising awareness on the importance of improving conditions of female entrep. by building a strong network among HEI & business.
iFEMPOWER gathers important organizations from the knowledge triangle: 4 HEIs, 3 business actors, 1 business support org. & the Coordinator being a private research organization building a bridge between the academy & business sector. The partnership represents a good geographical coverage of countries with different scientific&entrepreneurial background. Activities will be carried out in strong cooperation implemented by online & 7 personal meetings to ensure the quality&relevance of outputs. During its 3 years, iFEMPOWER will realize interlinked activities.
  • First a research will be carried out on female entrepreneurs & females in SMEs throughout Europe through interviews with stakeholders&survey.
  • A curriculum & teaching material of an international module will be developed & tested at HEIs which can be accomplished by students from any fields. It will focus on the development of entrepreneurial skills to address market labour needs & to provide strategies, critical thinking & problem solving skills once students will face challenges as female entrepreneirs.
  • The courses will be backed by a tailor-made mentorship programme: entrepreneurs will be involved in coaching students to get background knowledge on the usual hindrances of being female entrepreneur & their potential solutions.
  • Students with best business idea after each semester will have the opportunity to take part at intensive study programmes where their idea will be further developed to attract investors.
  • Each PP will set up female entrepreneurship support points to provide personal counselling for anyone interested in women entrepreneurship.
  • iFEMPOWER will develop an online toolkit to provide specific suggestions to visitors’ problems. Lastly iFEMPOWER will monitor & assess all activities & prepare a final study, highlighting the transferable practices & formulating policy recommendations.
  • Through multiplier events in PT, ES, DE, RO &HU this will support that outcomes will be channelled into the relevant stakeholders.
 All activities & outputs will be publicly available at www.ifempower.eu & Erasmus+ pages & built in the organization’s general responsibilities thus sustained after the project’s lifetime. Outputs will be able to be introduced by other countries & organizations. These actions will enable that appr. 120 students will get familiarized with female entrepreneurship & get high-level, transversal & case solving skills to launch their own entrepreneurship. HEIs will get into an intensive cooperation with partners from the business sphere helping them to develop an international curriculum & teaching material which includes non-formal education, interactive work, mentorship & brings them closer to answer the needs of labour market. Min. 12 teachers will be trained to teach the iFEMPOWER module by raising their skills too. 40 SMEs & entrepreneurs involved in the mentorship will get in touch with students by establishing long-term cooperation with them. Students will work with mentors & start to build up the necessary network for their businesses. The online toolkit & the support points will address a broaden number of persons by giving counselling.On the long-run iFEMPOWER will contribute to grow the number of female entrepreneurs, esp. supporting women to overcome challenges they face. Findings summarized in policy recommendations channelled to stakeholders (70 from business, 50 from governance) will enable the improvement of business&educational environment for female entrepreneurs & policy changes in HEI, entrepreneurship, business support fields.
Desire to have children, birth
Kinderwunsch
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 30.09.2019 - 18.04.2020
Research Focus:
  • psychosomatic
Topic:
  • fertility
Project leader:

Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

Lisa Hübner, MSc. (lisa.huebner@sfu.ac.at

Cooperation partners:

none

Project runtime:

30.09.2019 - 18.04.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
Family patterns are becoming increasingly pluralized. A survey of "single mothers by choice" will systematically investigate their motives as well as various aspects on their way to becoming a mother without a partner. One aspect is the social support experienced in online forums.Forums are also used in the course of birth preparation. The chances and risks of online birth reports are worked out in a content analysis
German
Familienformen pluralisieren sich zunehmend. Ein einer Befragung von „Single Mother by choice“ werden ihre Motive sowie verschiedene Aspekte auf ihrem Weg, bewusst ohne Partner Mutter werden zu wollen, systematisch erhoben. Ein Aspekt ist dabei die erlebte soziale Unterstützung in Online-Foren.Foren werden auch im Zuge der Geburtsvorbereitung genutzt. In einer inhaltsanalytischen Untersuchung werden Chancen und Risiken von Online-Geburtsberichten heraus gerabeitet.
Trust in health-apps
Vertrauen in Gesundheitsapps
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr.in; Univ. Prof Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 18.04.2020 - 18.04.2020
Research Focus:
  • psychosomatic
  • E-Mental-Health and digital media
Topic:
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Project leader:

Dr.in; Univ. Prof Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

Lisa Hübner, M.Sc 

Cooperation partners:

University of Plymouth, School of Psychology, Dr. Alison Bacon, Louise Crichton, BSc

Project runtime:

18.04.2020 - 18.04.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
Support systems based on artificial intelligence (AI) are finding their way into everyday life. Especially in medicine, robots, diagnostic tools and applications for chronic diseases and mental health are becoming increasingly important. However, for most people many aspects of AI based on machine learning are still "black boxes", which means that AI can trigger negative emotions in personally relevant areas. Lack of traceability as well as negative emotions contribute to problems of trust and acceptance when using AI-based systems - especially in health applications these aspects play an important role. 
Question: What are predictors of trust in AI health applications?
Methods: Three examples of health applications (GA) with AI from the areas "diagnostic tool" "psyche" and "chronic disease" were used. Based on the current state of research, the following factors influencing trust were examined using standardised scales: Personality (BFI-10), general trust in technologies, affinity for technology (ATI), health-related quality of life (SF-36), hypochondria (Whiteley Index) and general privacy concerns (CFIP).In an online study, the normal population in German-speaking countries and in the UK was surveyed. Country-specific similarities and differences are to be analysed. In the further course of the study, an equivalent survey of doctors will be conducted.
German
Unterstützungssysteme basierend auf künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) halten Einzug in den Alltag. Vor allem in der Medizin gewinnen Roboter, Diagnosetools sowie Applikationen für chronische Erkrankungen u. mentale Gesundheit immer mehr an Bedeutung. Jedoch sind für die meisten Menschen viele Aspekte von KI die auf maschinellem Lernen beruhen immer noch „Black Boxes“, was bedingt, dass KI für persönlich relevante Bereiche negative Emotionen auslösen kann. Mangel an Nachvollziehbarkeit sowie negative Emotionen tragen zu Vertrauens- u. Akzeptanzproblemen im Einsatz KI-gestützter Systeme bei - gerade bei Gesundheitsanwendungen spielen diese Aspekte eine bedeutende Rolle. 
Fragestellung: Was sind Prädiktoren für Vertrauen bezüglich KI-Gesundheitsanwendungen?
Methode: Es wurden drei Beispiele für Gesundheitsanwendungen (GA) mit KI aus den Bereichen „Diagnosetool“ „Psyche“ u. „Chronische Erkrankung“ herangezogen. Ausgehend vom bisherigen Forschungsstand wurden folgende Einflussfaktoren auf das Vertrauen anhand standardisierter Skalen überprüft: Persönlichkeit (BFI-10), allgemeines Vertrauen in Technologien, Technikaffinität (ATI), gesundheitsbezogene Lebensqualität (SF-36),Hypochondrie (Whiteley Index) u. allgemeine Privatsphärebedenken (CFIP).
Es wurde in einer Online-Studie die Normalbevölkerung im deutschsprachigen Raum sowie in UK befragt. Länderspezifische Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede sollen analysiert werden.Im weiteren Verlauf soll eine äquivalente Befragung an ÄrztInnen durchgeführt werden.
Social Media Addiction, Personality and Commitment Style
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in, Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 30.10.2019 - 18.04.2020
Research Focus:
  • psychosomatic
  • E-Mental-Health and digital media
  • behavioural addictions
Topic:
  • Internet addiction
  • Attachment Research
Project leader:

Dr. in; Univ. Prof. in, Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

none

Project runtime:

30.10.2019 - 18.04.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
While a separate series of studies has already proven the connection between Internet addiction or smartphone addiction and insecure attachment style, it will now be investigated whether this connection can also be replicated for social media addiction.
German
Während in einer eigenen Studienserie bereits der Zusammenhang zwischen Internetsucht bzw. Smartphonesucht und unsicheren Bindungsstil belegt wurde, soll nun untersucht werden, ob sich dieser Zusammenhang auch für die Social Mediasucht replizieren lässt.
Robotics in psychotherapy and psychosomatics
Robotik in der Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Univ.Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 21.06.2018 - 21.06.2020
Research Focus:
  • E-Mental-Health and digital media
  • Sexuality
Topic:
  • Robotics
Project leader:

Univ.Prof. Dr. Christiane Eichenberg (eichenberg@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Lisa Hübner, M.Sc. 

Cooperation partners:

Studierende; Univ. des Saarlandes; Dr. Nikos Green, Berlin

Project runtime:

21.06.2018 - 21.06.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Robotics as an interdisciplinary field of research is also relevant for psychotherapeutic and psychiatric approaches due to the possibilities of human-machine interactions. In a comprehensive research project, these latest applications in the field of e-mental health will be empirically investigated (e.g. systematic review, survey about the acceptance of AI applications among physicians and patients, attitudes towards sex robotics in the population and among sex therapists as a potential therapeutic tool).
German
Robotik als interdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld ist vor allem aufgrund der Möglichkeiten, die Mensch-Maschine-Interaktionen bieten, auch von Relevanz für psychotherapeutische und psychiatrische Ansätze. In einem umfassenden Forschungsprojekte sollen diese neuesten Anwendungen im Bereich von E-Mental empirisch untersucht werden (u.a. system. Review, Befragung von Ärzten und Patienten zu Vertrauen in KI-Anwendungen, Einstellungen zu Sex-Robotik in der Bevölkerung sowie unter Sexualtherapeuten als potenzielles therapeutisches Tool).
Trauma and digital media: therapeutic possibilities and dangers
Trauma und digitale Medien: therapeutische Möglichkeiten und Gefahren
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Univ.Prof; Dr. Christiane Eichenberg
Project runtime: 30.07.2019 - 18.04.2020
Research Focus:
  • psychosomatic
  • E-Mental-Health and digital media
  • Mental Disorders
Topic:
  • Psychotraumatology
Project leader:

Univ.Prof; Dr. Christiane Eichenberg 

Project team:

Lisa Hübner, M.Sc. 

Cooperation partners:

University of Plymouth, Sunny Malone, BSc

Project runtime:

30.07.2019 - 18.04.2020

Grants:

none

Description:

English
In a series of studies it will be examined how digital media can be used in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of psychotraumatic disorders. At the same time, however, the use of digital media also carries the risk of being exposed to potentially traumatic situations. One of the studies will examine the extent to which virtual assaults in online games lead to "real" trauma. Another study will investigate the prevalence of "cyber-dating abuse" experiences among students in the UK, Austria and Germany.
German
In einer Studienserie wird beleuchtet, wie digitalen Medien in Prävention, Behandlung und Rehabilitation psychotraumatischer Erkrankungen Anwendung finden können. Gleichzeitig birgt die Nutzung digitaler Medien aber auch die Gefahr, potenziell traumatischen Situationen ausgesetzt zu sein. So wird beispielsweise in einer Studie untersucht, inwiefern virtuelle Übergriffe in Online-Spielen zu „realen“ Traumatisierungen führen. Ebenso wird die Prävalenz von „Cyber-dating abuse“-Erfahrungen unter Studierenden in UK, Österreich und Deutschland untersucht.
Study on quality assurance at the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic of the Sigmund Freud University
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: MMag. Lisa Winter
Project runtime: 01.03.2020 - 31.03.2021
Research Focus:
  • Clinical Research
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
  • Quality Management
Topic:
  • Research on the Psychotherapeutic Process
Project leader:

MMag. Lisa Winter (lisa.winter@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

Prof. Alfred Uhl (alfred.uhl@sfu.ac.at); Catherine Dapeci (cathi.dapeci@hotmail.com

Cooperation partners:

Psychotherapeutische Ambulanz der Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität

Project runtime:

01.03.2020 - 31.03.2021

Grants:

Keine

Description:

English
At the psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic of the Sigmund Freud Private University there are about 1200 ongoing therapies and 200 student therapists working under supervision. Due to the high demand and the lack of psychotherapeutic care in Vienna, the waiting times can extend for months. So how and why do patients working with aspiring and motivated psychotherapy trainees decide to quit therapy? Collecting the patient’s feedback and perceptions are vital for the provision of constructive feedback for the university and its psychotherapeutic schools. As this evaluation project investigates an outpatient clinic where psychotherapy trainees are working, factors such as experience, age and level of education of the students are not of interest as they are recognised as defining factors of the institution. Rather, the focus is placed on the various impressions of the patients who discontinued their therapy at the outpatient clinic.
Life and work of Robert Glücksmann
Leben und Wirken von Robert Glücksmann
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Panosso Netto
Project runtime: 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Medical Anthropology
Topic:
  • Tourism Science
Project leader:

Prof. Dr. Alexandre Panosso Netto (panosso@usp.br

Project team:

Prof. Dr. Felix Tomillo Noguero †; Mag. Dr Margret Jaeger (margret.jaeger@sfu.ac.at

Cooperation partners:

Prof. Dr. Alexandre, Panosso Netto/Universidade de Sao Paulo; Prof. Dr. Felix, Tomillo Noguero †

Project runtime:

01.01.2012 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

im Moment ohne Finanzierung

Description:

English
The project was developed after a similiar research project of Alexandre Panosso Netto, who´s mentor was Felix Tomillo Noguero, who died in 2014.
It presents the life and work of the German-Jewish tourism scientist Robert Glücksmann, who died 1942 in concentration camp Theresienstadt due to Parkinson disease. Due to different reasons this scientist is internationally not well known. The presentation of his work contributes to rewrite the history of tourism science.
One article was already published in 2014 in Portuguese. The book will be published in 2020.
German
Das Projekt entstand aus einer vorherigen Forschungsarbeit von Prof. Panosso Netto, dessen Mentor Prof. Tomillo Noguero war, der 2014 verstorben ist. Es bearbeitet das Leben und die Werke des deutsch-jüdischen Tourismuswissenschafters Robert Glücksmann, welcher 1942 in Theresienstadt an den Folgen einer Parkinsonerkrankung starb. Der Wissenschafter ist international aus verschiedenen Gründen nur eingeschränkt bekannt. Die Bekanntmachung seiner Arbeiten leistet jedoch einen Beitrag zur Neuschreibung der Geschichte der Tourismuswissenschaft. Eine Publikation dazu erschien bereits 2014 auf Portugiesisch. Das Buch erscheint 2019.
Culture- and Socialklingonology
Kultur- und Sozialklingonologie
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Mag. Paolo Raile, MSc
Project runtime: 01.01.2020 - 30.09.2020
Research Focus:
  • Cultural Science Research
Topic:
  • Science Fiction
Project leader:

Mag. Paolo Raile, MSc (paolo.raile@sfu.ac.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Mag. Paolo Raile Msc

Project runtime:

01.01.2020 - 30.09.2020

Grants:

Druckkostenzuschuss Buchpublikation

Description:

English
The Klingon culture is a fictitious culture of the Star Trek universe created by Gene Roddenberry. Nevertheless, it has many features of a real culture: its own history, its own biological and geographical characteristics, its own clothing, food, music and art, its own political and social conditions, its own jurisdiction, its own language and even its own cultural psychology. In addition, Klingon culture is the model for countless Trekkies, some of whom assume a Klingon identity, perform Klingon rituals, converse in Klingon, and are "Klingons" even unto death. This project investigates the individual areas of Klingon culture using different methods from cultural and social sciences, always with a focus on ethnology. In the planned publication, these findings will be summarized and condensed.
German
Die klingonische Kultur ist eine fiktive Kultur des Star Trek Universums, die von Gene Roddenberry erschaffen wurde. Dennoch hat sie viele Merkmale einer echten Kultur: eine eigene Geschichte, eigene biologische und geographische Charakteristika, eigene Kleidung, Nahrung, Musik und Kunst, eigene politische und soziale Verhältnisse, eine eigene Rechtsprechung, eine eigene Sprache und sogar eine eigene kulturelle Psychologie. Darüber hinaus ist die klingonische Kultur Vorbild für zahllose Trekkies, die teilweise eine klingonische Identität annehmen, klingonische Rituale durchführen, sich auf Klingonisch unterhalten und sogar bis in den Tod „Klingonen“ sind. Dieses Projekt untersucht die einzelnen Bereiche der klingonischen Kultur und nutzt hierfür unterschiedliche Methoden aus den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften, wobei der Fokus stets auf der Ethnologie liegt. In der geplanten Publikation werden diese Erkenntnisse zusammengefasst und verdichtet dargestellt.
Doping in everyday life; Use of medication, food supplements & Co in Austria
Doping im Alltag; Gebrauch von Medikamenten, Nahrungsergänzungsmitteln & Co in Österreich
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Mag. Dr. Ute Andorfer; Univ.-Prof. Prim. Dr. Michael Musalek; Dr. Oliver Scheibenbogen
Project runtime: 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2021
Research Focus:
  • Clinical Research
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Addiction
Project leader:

Mag. Dr. Ute Andorfer (uteandorfer@me.com); Univ.-Prof. Prim. Dr. Michael Musalek (michael.musalek@api.or.at); Dr. Oliver Scheibenbogen (office@scheibenbogen.at

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

--

Project runtime:

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2021

Grants:

--

Description:

English
Objective:
"Addiction to prescription drugs is one of the most difficult forms of addiction to detect, since consumption usually takes place in secret at home and low-dose addiction is also very common. While scientific literature on alcohol or drug addiction is very extensive, there are relatively few research results available on drug addiction" (Mader & Musalek, (2019). In contrast to alcohol addiction, women are twice as often affected by drug addiction as men, and the risk increases with age. In Austria about 340,000 people suffer from alcohol addiction, about 30,000 people are drug addicts and an estimated 150,000 Austrians* are addicted to prescription drugs. However, due to the presumably very high number of unreported cases, the number of drug addicts is much higher; estimates go up to 300,000 people. It is difficult to give an exact figure here, since prescription drug addiction, like no other addictive disease, takes place secretly in secret and those affected remain socially inconspicuous for a very long time. Admissions to hospitals also indicate a frequent prescription drug problem; in Austria there are 30,000 inpatient admissions due to prescription drug incidents, mostly intoxications, and 1600 to 2400 prescription drug-associated deaths per year.By far the largest share of problematically used prescription drugs are benzodiazepines and analgesics. A German study, based on prescription figures, showed that in Germany over 1 million people are dependent on benzodiazepines or on the so-called "Z-drugs" (zolpidem) and 300,000 to 400,000 on other drugs, in this case mainly painkillers (Glaeske and Hoffmann 2014).

Method:
This study wants to close the lack of evidence-based data. The handling of prescription drugs as well as of dietary supplements and performance-enhancing substances will be surveyed and evaluated in a telephone survey of a representative sample of n= 1000). In addition to the prevalence figures to be generated in this way (frequency of use according to target groups), prescription behaviour and knowledge about the effects and side effects of the above-mentioned substance classes will also be queried.Furthermore, expert interviews with key persons in the medical help system will be conducted.

Aim:
The aim is to generate relevant data for target group-specific prevention and individualised treatment.
German
Inhalt des Forschungsprojekts:
„Die Medikamentenabhängigkeit gehört zu den am schwersten erkennbaren Suchtformen, da der Konsum meist zu Hause im Verborgenen stattfindet und auch sehr häufig eine Niedrigdosisabhängigkeit besteht. Während wissenschaftliche Literatur zu Alkohol-, oder Drogenabhängigkeit sehr umfangreich ist, liegen zur Medikamentenabhängigkeit vergleichbar relativ wenige Forschungsergebnisse vor“ (Mader & Musalek, 2019). Im Unterschied zur Alkoholabhängigkeit sind bei der Medikamentenabhängigkeit Frauen doppelt so häufig betroffen wie Männer, die Gefährdung nimmt mit dem Alter zu.In Österreich finden wir ungefähr 340.000 Menschen mit einer Alkoholabhängigkeit, ungefähr 30.000 Menschen sind drogenabhängig und geschätzte 150.000 Österreicher*innen sind arzneimittelabhängig. Aufgrund der vermutlich sehr hohen Dunkelziffer liegt die Zahl der Medikamentenabhängigen aber wesentlich höher, Schätzungen gehen bis zu 300.000 Personen. Eine genaue Angabe ist hier schwer möglich, da die Medikamentenabhängigkeit, wie keine andere Suchterkrankung, heimlich im Verborgenen stattfindet und die Betroffenen sehr lange sozial unauffällig bleiben. Auch Aufnahmen in Krankenhäusern weisen auf ein häufiges Medikamentenproblem hin, im Jahr gibt es in Österreich 30.000 stationäre Aufnahmen wegen Medikamentenzwischenfällen, meist Intoxikationen, sowie 1600 bis 2400 medikamentenassoziierte Todesfälle pro Jahr.Den weitaus größten Anteil von problematisch gebrauchten Medikamenten nehmen Benzodiazepine und Analgetika ein. Eine deutsche Studie, die die Verschreibungszahlen als Grundlage hatte, zeigte, dass in Deutschland über 1 Million Menschen von Benzodiazepinen oder auch von den sogenannten „Z-Drugs“ (Zolpidem) abhängig sind und 300.000 bis 400.000 von anderen Arzneimittel, hier vorrangig von Schmerzmitteln (Glaeske und Hoffmann 2014).

Methode:
Diesen  Mangel an evidenzbasierten Daten versucht diese Studie zu schließen. Dabei soll der Umgang sowohl mit verschreibungspflichtigen Medikamenten als auch jener mit Nahrungsergänzungsmitteln und Substanzen zur Leistungssteigerung in einer telefonischen Befragung an einer repräsentativen Stichprobe von n= 1000) erhoben und evaluiert werden. Neben den so zu generierenden Prävalenzzahlen (Häufigkeit der Einnahme nach Zielgruppen) werden auch Verschreibungsgebarungen, sowie das Wissen über die Wirkungen und Nebenwirkungen oben genannter Substanzklassen abgefragt.Außerdem werden ExpertInneninterviews mit Schlüsselpersonen im medizinischen Hilfesystem durchgeführt.

Ziel der Studie:
Ziel ist die Genese von relevanten Daten für zielgruppenspezifische Prävention und individualisierte Behandlung.
Family Purpose in the 21st Century: an exploratory exemplar-style study on understanding and fostering among families with extraordinary responsibilites (full research)
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Assoc.- Prof. Tarek el Sehity, Ph.D.; Prof. Anne Colby, Ph.D.; Assoc.- Prof. Kendall Bronk, Ph.D.
Project runtime: 15.07.2019 - 14.07.2022
Research Focus:
  • Economic Psychology
Topic:
  • Family Enterprise
Project leader:

Assoc.- Prof. Tarek el Sehity, Ph.D. (Tarek.el-Sehity@sfu.ac.at); Prof. Anne Colby, Ph.D. (acolby@stanford.edu); Assoc.- Prof. Kendall Bronk, Ph.D. (Kendall.Bronk@cgu.edu

Project team:

Project Advisor; Prof. Heinrich Liechtenstein, Ph.D. (hl@iese.edu); Project Advisor; Prof. William Damon, Ph.D. (wdamon@stanford.edu

Cooperation partners:

Claremont Graduate University; Stanford University

Project runtime:

15.07.2019 - 14.07.2022

Grants:

John Templeton Foundation, Grant # 61482

Description:

English
By definition, ultra-high net-worth (UHNW) families control large sums of money, and how that money is spent influences the lives of people around the world. These families too often squander money or spend it on intra-familial lawsuits, and money that might otherwise have benefitted causes the family supports, is lost. The social impact of this is significant. Wealth managers surmise the missing ingredient in helping these families more responsibly manage and transmit wealth across generations may be a collective family purpose.
This proposed study seeks to bring the scientific knowledge of individual purpose to bear on the problem of wealth transmission among UHNW-families and the growing number of families in the US and abroad that are well on their way to becoming UHNW-families. We aim to advance our understanding of how family purposes develop and how they can be encouraged. To that end, we hope to launch an exploratory, exemplar-style study that explores the conditions under which family purposes develop and are transmitted across generations. We also plan to partner with organizations that can help us share our findings with the families who stand to benefit from them the most. We have met with multiple organizations interested in collaborating with us. Accordingly, we believe findings from this proposed study will have a significant, positive impact on the way UHNW-families consider wealth transmission and their responsibility to others. Providing guidance to these families around how they can develop and transmit a collective family purpose that directs wealth distribution will have significant social benefits.
Family Purpose in the 21st Century: Understanding and fostering the development of family purpose for families with extraordinary responsibilites (research pilot)
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Assoc.- Prof. Kendall Bronk, Ph.D.; Assoc.- Prof. Tarek el Sehity, Ph.D.; Prof. Anne Colby, Ph.D.
Project runtime: 01.05.2018 - 29.03.2019
Research Focus:
  • Economic Psychology
Topic:
  • Wealth
  • Family Enterprise
Project leader:

Assoc.- Prof. Kendall Bronk, Ph.D. (Kendall.Bronk@cgu.edu); Assoc.- Prof. Tarek el Sehity, Ph.D. (Tarek.el-Sehity@sfu.ac.at); Prof. Anne Colby, Ph.D. (acolby1@stanford.edu

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

Claremont Graduate University; Stanford University

Project runtime:

01.05.2018 - 29.03.2019

Grants:

John Templeton Foundation, Grant #61229

Description:

English
With each new generation, an opportunity arises to reflect on, confirm, and transmit a family’s beliefs about its responsibility to others. In a fifteen-year program of research, we (Kendall Bronk, William Damon, and colleagues) have determined that purpose is essential for gaining an understanding of how people develop a commitment for responsibility to others. This research, however, has focused only on individual commitment: the question of how collective (or family) purpose develops has not been explored.

The proposed study seeks to bring the scientific knowledge of individual purpose to bear on the problem of wealth transmission among leading families and collective family purpose. In short, we aim to advance our understanding of how family purposes develop and how they can be encouraged, especially among families with extraordinary responsibilities.

Although it may well be the case that all families benefit by more intentionally focusing on their collective purpose, doing so may be particularly important for families who earn and inherit significant wealth, since these families control billions of dollars that can be allocated in socially beneficial ways or that can be squandered. The decisions these families make influence the lives of people around the world.

We are requesting funds to support a year to plan for a mixed-methods, empirical study that explores the conditions under which family purposes develop and are transmitted to new generations. We aim to better understand what effective family conversations about purpose entail, who broaches them, and what impact they have on family members. We seek to learn how purpose can help families with extraordinary responsibilities manage their resources in socially beneficial ways and how it can help such families thrive.
The relationship between mental and personality disorders in a clinical and a non-clinical sample
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Emil Benedik, clinical psychologist
Project runtime: 21.09.2015 - 31.12.2017
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Dr. Emil Benedik, clinical psychologist (emil.benedik@gmail.com

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

none

Project runtime:

21.09.2015 - 31.12.2017

Grants:

none

Description:

English
Ample empirical evidence supports the comorbidity of mental and personality disorders. Psychological and psychiatric models from various theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches try to explain the relationship between personality and mental disorders. In this research the relationship between mental and personality disorders was evaluated on clinical and normal samples from psychoanalytic and phenomenological aspect with the use of self-assessment questionnaires. The relationship between personality pathology and mental disorders was studied with the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey 2003), Inventory of Personality Organization (IPO; Lenzenweger, Clarkin, Kernberg in Foelsch, 2001), Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5; Derringer, Markon, Watson and Skodol, 2013) and Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO2; Benedik 2004). PAI is a standardised psychological self-assessment questionnaire, designed to obtain information on critical clinical variables that help to diagnose and plan a treatment for people with mental disorders (Morey 2009).  The IPO is a self-report instrument intended to measure a psychoanalytic concept of personality organization. The PID-5 was developed for direct assessment of the proposed personality trait system for DSM-5, alternative version for assessment of personality disorders.VMO2 is a self-assessment questionnaire constructed for assessment of personality disorders, and is based on DSM-IV-TR (APA 2000), Beck's theory of dysfunctional beliefs (Beck et al. 2004), and psychoanalytic theories of personality (Kernberg 1986). Questionnaires were administered to adult psychiatric outpatients with various mental disorders and normals as well. We expect that our results will confirm the relationship between phenomenological aspect of personality pathology and mental disorders according to psychoanalytic theories.
Validation of the self–report Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO)
Odnos med osebnostjo in duševnimi motnjami pri odraslih psihiatričnih ambulantnih pacientih
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Emil Benedik
Project runtime: 01.09.2015 - 01.01.2017
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Dr. Emil Benedik (emil.benedik@gmail.com

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.09.2015 - 01.01.2017

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
Validity study of the self–report Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO-2) is based on nonclinical sample of psychotherapy students. In forthcoming year we would like to include the sample of psychology students in validation studies as well.

The self–report Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO-2) was constructed on the basis of DSM-IV classification of personality disorders (APA, 1994), Beck’s theory of dysfunctional beliefs (Beck et al., 2004) and psychoanalytic theories of personality (Kernberg, 1986). The items in the VMO emphasize phenomenological (psychological) and dimensional aspects of personality disorders, in comparison to psychiatric criteria, which are symptomatic and categorical. The VMO is focused on the basic experiencing of self and others in specific personality types. It consists of 193 items which are divided in 11 clinical scales (Histrionic, Obsessive-compulsive, Avoidant, Dependent, Depressive, Narcissistic, Borderline, Antisocial, Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal PD scale) and a validity (Lie) scale. The preliminary research studies supported internal consistency and construct validity by PDQ-IV (Benedik, 2004; 2008). The current study will examine the construct validity of VMO by comparison with the Inventory of Personality Organization (IPO; Lenzenweger, Clarkin, Kernberg and Foelsch, 2001) and the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5; Derringer, Markon, Watson and Skodol, 2013). The IPO is a self-report instrument intended to measure a psychoanalytic concept of personality organization. The PID-5 was developed for direct assessment of the proposed personality trait system for DSM-5, alternative version for assessment of personality disorders. Validity study is based on nonclinical sample of psychotherapy students. In forthcoming year we would like to include the sample of psychology students in validation studies as well.
The relationship between personality and mental disorders in adult psychiatric outpatients
Odnos med osebnostjo in duševnimi motnjami pri odraslih psihiatričnih ambulantnih pacientih
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Dr. Emil Benedik
Project runtime: 01.09.2015 - 01.01.2017
Research Focus:
  • Applied Psychotherapy Science Research
Topic:
  • Disorder-specific Research
Project leader:

Dr. Emil Benedik (emil.benedik@gmail.com

Project team:

 

Cooperation partners:

keine

Project runtime:

01.09.2015 - 01.01.2017

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
This research will examine the correlation between PDs and symptomatic mental disorders in adult psychiatric outpatients as they are represented in personality self-report inventories.

Many empirical studies give evidence of co-occurrence of mental and personality disorders (PDs). On the other hand psychoanalytic models (egg. Kernberg, 1986) explain the relationship between personality and mental disorders. This research will examine the correlation between PDs and symptomatic mental disorders in adult psychiatric outpatients as they are represented in personality self-report inventories. The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 2009) and the Questionnaire of Personality Disorders (VMO; Benedik, 2004) will be used. The PAI is complex personality measure that consists of different personality trait dimensions on the one and specific symptom scales on the other hand. The VMO is a self–report instrument that reflects phenomenology of PDs and is focused on the basic experiencing of self and others in specific personality types (Benedik, 2009). We expect that our results will confirm the relationship between phenomenological aspect of personality pathology and mental disorders according to psychoanalytic theories.
Occupational therapy for people with escape experience. An information brochure.
Ergotherapie für und mit Menschen mit Fluchterfahrung. Eine Informationsbroschüre
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Markus Kraxner, MSc.
Project runtime: 01.09.2017 - 30.09.2018
Research Focus:
  • Cultural Psychology and history of science
Topic:
  • Migration
Project leader:

Markus Kraxner, MSc. (markus.kraxner@fh-kaernten.at

Project team:

Mag. Dr. Ursula Costa (ursula.costa@fhg-tirol.ac.at); Mag. Dr. Margret Jaeger (margret.jaeger@sfu.ac.at); Hannes Außermaier, MSc (ergotherapie@aussermaier.at); Stefanie Kälber, MSc (steffi.kaelber@web.de

Cooperation partners:

Markus, Kraxner, MSc/FH Kärnten; Mag. Dr., Ursula Costa/FH Gesundheit Tirol; Hannes Außermaier, MSc; Stefanie Kälber, MSc

Project runtime:

01.09.2017 - 30.09.2018

Grants:

Bundesverband Ergotherapie Austria

Description:

English
Translation and adaptation of an information brochure for occupational therapists in German speaking regions to work with persons with escape experience. It is based on an Australian publication. Accessible free access online at www.ergotherapie.at  AND printed version to be requested with the association.

The Austrian association of occupation therapy finances the "open access" (accessible at their homepage) and print version of the publication. It is based on an Australian publication.

https://www.ergotherapie.at/sites/default/files/mmf_web.pdf
German
Übersetzung und Adaptierung einer Informationsbroschüre für Ergotherapeut/innen in deutschsprechenden Regionen für die Arbeit mit Menschen mit Fluchterfahrung basierend auf einer Publikation aus Australien.
Der Bundesverband Ergotherapie Austria übernimmt die Kosten für die Publikation die "open access" auf dessen Homepage und in Printform zur Verfügung stehen wird.
Religious Education at Schools in Europe
Religiöse Bildung in Schulen in Europa
Educazione religioso in le scuole in Europa
Project status: Completed
Faculty: Psychology
Project leader: Prof. i.R. Dr. Martin Jäggle
Project runtime: 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2019
Research Focus:
  • Cultural Psychology and history of science
Topic:
  • Education
Project leader:

Prof. i.R. Dr. Martin Jäggle 

Project team:

Martin Rothgangel; Philipp Klutz; Monika Solmayr; Margret Jaeger 

Cooperation partners:

Prof. i.R. Dr. Martin Jäggle/Universität Wien

Project runtime:

01.01.2012 - 31.12.2019

Grants:

Wien Kultur

Description:

English
This research project is based on the concept M. Rothgangel and B. Schröder present in their volume: Protestant Religious Education in the Provinces of the German Federal Republic, Leipzig 2009, in which they analyze and present the organizational structure of religious education in all 16 German provinces on the basis of ten fundamental questions. Six volumes containing the results of the research will be released in the book series: “Wiener Forum für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft” (Viennese Forum of Theology and Religion) published by the Protestant and Catholic theological departments of the University of Vienna (Vienna University Press by V&R). The editors thereof are Martin Jäggle and Martin Rothgangel.The following thirteen topics are foundational for all six volumes:
  1. Socio-religious background (of the country, especially in relation to important changes, resulting from migration, for example)
  2. Legal Frameworks of RE and the relationship between religious communities and the state
  3. Developments in the country’s education policies
  4. Role of religiously sponsored schools, including any changes and developments, legal relationships
  5. Conceptions and tasks of RE
  6. Practice/reality of RE in different schools
  7. Observations on alternative subjects/learning areas like ethics, philosophy etc.
  8. Dealing with religious diversity
  9. Religion in schools outside of RE
  10. Training of teachers of RE: institutes, structures, priorities issues
  11. Empirical research concerning RE
  12. Desiderata and challenges for RE in a European context
  13. Further information (e.g., relevant literature on RE, institutions, websites)

Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health
Knowledge Platform
Project status: Running
Faculty: Medicine
Project leader: Dr. Peter Abuja, PhD; Assoc.-Prof. Eva Untersmayr, MD, PhD
Project runtime: 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2021
Research Focus:
  • Nutrition and Health
Topic:
  • intestinal microbiome
Project leader:

Dr. Peter Abuja, PhD (peter.abuja@medunigraz.at); Assoc.-Prof. Eva Untersmayr, MD, PhD (eva.untersmayr@meduniwien.ac.at

Project team:

Univ.-Prof. Barbara Prüller-Strasser, ScDD, MPH (barbara.strasser@med.sfu.ac.at); Univ.-Prof. Rudolf Bauer, PhD (rudolf.bauer@uni-graz.at); Dr. Evelyne Mann-Selberherr, PhD (evelyne.mann@vetmeduni.ac.at

Cooperation partners:

Dr.,Peter M, Abuja/Medizinische Universität Graz; Prof., Rudolf Bauer/Universität Graz; Prof., Eva Untersmayr/Medizinische Universität Wien; Dr. Evelyne Mann-Selberherr/Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

Project runtime:

01.10.2019 - 30.09.2021

Grants:

€ 99.900 (SFU contribution 20%)

Description:

English
Studies suggest that the intestinal microbiome modulates the risk of several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, allergy, cardiovascular disease, and colorectal cancer (CRC). Dietary factors are related to chronic disease risk, and they have been suggested to modulate the composition and function of the gut microbiome. However, detailed knowledge on the relationship of diet, the microbiome, and chronic disease risk is still limited. The overarching aim of the knowledge platform is to foster studies on the microbiome, nutrition and health by assembling available information in the field of microbiome research in food, nutrition and health in a comprehensive way, which also includes other disciplines (e.g. food science, metabolomics) that are relevant in the context of microbiome research. The goal is to make this information findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) to the scientific community and to link and provide in-depth information to various stakeholders. Through these efforts a network of transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration will emerge, that will further develop and increase the impact of microbiome research in human health. Urgent areas of research in this KP were identified to be the roles of microbiome in early infancy, during ageing and in subclinical and clinically manifest disease.
Mental health of children and adolescents: protective factors, resilience factors, vulnerability factors
Seelische Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen: Protektive Faktoren, Resilienzfaktoren, Vulnerabilitätsfaktoren
Project status: Running
Faculty: Psychotherapy Science
Project leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Brigitte Sindelar
Project runtime: 01.11.2017 - 31.12.2020
Research Focus:
  • Children and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Development
Topic:
  • Clinical Research in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Project leader:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Brigitte Sindelar (b.sindelar@sindelar.at

Project team:

Team von Studierenden der SFU 

Cooperation partners:

psychotherapeutische Ambulanzen für Kinder und Jugendliche der SFU

Project runtime:

01.11.2017 - 31.12.2020

Grants:

keine

Description:

English
In the years 2011 to 2018 more than 3300 children and adolescents consulted the Sigmund Freud’s Private University psychotherapeutic outpatient clinics for children and adolescents in Vienna for psychotherapeutic treatment. The most common reasons for registration were learning problems and problems at school (over 53 percent), conduct disorders (over 50 percent), followed by anxiety (over 28 percent), aggression (over 23 percent) and depression (over 20 percent).These numbers substantiate a fact: somatic childhood diseases have lost their menace in the Western world. Instead, disorders of social, emotional and cognitive development have taken their place as "new childhood illnesses". International studies show that 15 to 22 percent of children and adolescents suffer from mental disorders. An epidemiological study in Austria on the mental health of children and adolescents aged 10 to 14 (MHAT study, 2014) has shown, that at least one in five adolescents is affected by a mental health problem requiring treatment, with 47 percent of them affected by more than one. In this research project, the available data on emotional, social and cognitive development, such as on pregnancy and childbirth, somatic illnesses, parental separation or divorce, somatic and / or mental illness of the parents as well as data on development, early third party childcare, migration, sibling position, education level and professional situation of the parents and many more are analyzed. The aim of this extensive research project is to identify risk factors and resilience-enhancing factors for the mental health of children and adolescents that allow to draw conclusions concerning preventive measures. There lies an eminently potential in the expected results of this particular research project: if these factors can be identified, they provide the basis for newly developing knowledge to stabilize the health of future generations. And that knowledge also offers the key to reduce the exploding costs of healthcare.
German
In den Jahren 2011 bis 2017 wurden an den psychotherapeutischen Ambulanzen für Kinder und Jugendliche der Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität in Wien mehr als 2700 Kinder und Jugendliche zur psychotherapeutischen Behandlung vorgestellt. Die häufigsten Gründe für die Anmeldung waren Lern- und Schulschwierigkeiten (über 53 Prozent), Störungen des Sozialverhaltens (über 50 Prozent), gefolgt von Angst (über 28 Prozent), Aggression (über 23 Prozent) und Depression (über 20 Prozent). Diese Zahlen untermauern ein Faktum:  körperliche Kinderkrankheiten haben in der westlichen Welt ihre Bedrohlichkeit verloren, Störungen der sozialen, emotionalen und kognitiven Entwicklung als „neue Kinderkrankheiten“ deren Platz eingenommen. Internationale Studien zeigen, dass zwischen 15 und 22 Prozent der Kinder und Jugendlichen unter psychischen Störungen leiden (Barkmann & Schulte-Marktwort 2004; 2010). Eine epidemiologische Studie in Österreich zur psychischen Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen im Alter von 10 bis 14 Jahren (MHAT-Studie, 2014) ergab, dass auch hierzulande mindestens jeder fünfte Jugendliche von einem behandlungsbedürftigen psychischen Problem, 47 Prozent davon von mehr als einem, betroffen ist. In diesem Forschungsprojekt wird das vorliegende  Datenmaterial zur emotionalen, sozialen und kognitiven Entwicklung, wie z.B. zu Schwangerschaft und Geburt, körperlichen Erkrankungen, Trennung bzw. Scheidung der Eltern, körperlicher und/oder psychischer Erkrankung der Eltern sowie Daten zu Entwicklung, früher Fremdbetreuung, Migration, Geschwisterposition, Bildungsniveau und beruflicher Situation der Eltern u.v.m.  analysiert. Ziel dieses umfangreichen Forschungsprojekts ist es, Risikofaktoren bzw. die Resilienz fördernde Faktoren für die psychische Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen herauszuarbeiten, die Schlussfolgerungen für präventive Maßnahmen ermöglichen.  Damit liegt ein ganz besonderes Potenzial in den zu erwartenden Ergebnissen dieses speziellen Forschungsprojektes: Denn wenn es gelingt, diese Faktoren zu identifizieren, so liefern diese die Grundlage für ein neu zu entwickelndes Wissen zur Stabilisierung der Gesundheit künftiger Generationen. Und in diesem Wissen liegt auch der Schlüssel zu einer Reduzierung explodierender Kosten für ein Gesundheitswesen.