IPTO - research

Our research is situated in the domains of work- and organizational as well as social psychology. Our projects cover a wide range from appraisal and emotion recognition to conversation analysis and social interactions at work, work stress, leadership research and group dynamics. We continuously collaborate with companies, hospitals, other universities or research institutions.


Adrian Bangerter, PO:
  • Social interaction and practices in selection and appraisal interviews
  • Coordination in collaborative work
  • Group processes and teamwork
  • Discourse and conversation analysis of task-related communication
  • Interplay of language and non-verbal communication (gesture)
  • Social representations, Diffusion of ideas and social construction of knowledge
  • Life course research


Franziska Tschan, PO:
  • Group and Team performance
  • Medical Emergency Driven Teams
  • Human Factors in Surgery
  • Social relationships and social interactions at work
  • Aspects of emotions in organizations (NCCR Affective Sciences)


Laurenz Meier, PA:
  • Occupational health psychology / Stress at work
  • Counterproductive work behavior
  • Work-Family Conflict
  • Personality at work
  • Self-esteem and Narcissism