Society for Economic & Social Psychological Research
The Society for Economic and Social Psychological Research was founded in 1966 by the then director of the institute, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Anger.
According to § 1 of the association's statutes, the purpose of the society is the "promotion and implementation of scientific research in the field of psychology and its practical application in the political, social and economic area. This goal is to be achieved in close cooperation with the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne.
The Society exclusively and directly pursues charitable purposes within the meaning of the section "tax-privileged purposes" of the German Fiscal Code. The society is selflessly active; it does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes."
The Society sees itself as a contact for enquiries from the above-mentioned areas and offers to the staff of the institute and to advanced students the opportunity to apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge in order to solve practical problems. These contacts are intended to help opening up professional perspectives for the project participants.
Due to the high quality of problem solutions, long-term cooperations could be established; for over thirty years, there have even been close contacts with the Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband e.V. (German Savings Banks Association), which have been reflected in numerous projects, scientific publications and diploma theses in the fields of personnel psychology and consumer behaviour.
The Executive Board
President: Prof. Dr. Detlef Fetchenhauer
Managing Director: Dr. Thomas Schlösser
Treasurer: Daniel Ehlebracht
Secretary: Franz Bauske