Head of the Division of Social Psychology.
Head of the Postgraduate course for Executive Master in Training and Development.
Head of the Postgraduate course (cohort 03/2019) Supervision, Coaching and Mediation
Dean of the Faculty of nature- and life-sciences
Chair man of the Salzburger Society of Psychology
If you wish to contact me or in order to schedule an appointment please contact my office: Aaron Kokal
Main Focus of Research
In my research, I focus on motivated social cognition, i.e. on information processing which is influenced by motivational aspects and shapes human behavior in social interactions. Thereby, I try to explain reactions to threats, as well as processes of social influence and the initiation of change. I also aim to investigate neural and physiological processes involved in experiencing and managing threat.
Applied perspectives of this research can be derived from the design of functional interactions as well as the avoidance of dysfunctional interactions and the analysis of different consulting approaches (e.g. coaching, mentoring, supervision, mediation).
An overview of the current research of my department can be found here.