Developmental and Family Psychology
The section represents developmental psychology across the life span but in research focuses mainly on adolescence and adulthood. Here we often take a family psychology perspective (for example, effects of divorce or parental conflict on development) and with a culturally sensitive approach (for example, intergenerational relationships in cultural comparison). We are currently developing the research area "Development of people with a migration background". It is important to us to view individuals in interaction with the contexts in which they live. We are committed to a resource orientation.
The section conducts research on:
Our studies on family development examine, for instance, the experience of burden and the resources of (ZHAW) university students who have a child. Here our research is guided by concepts of work-life balance, which in turn are frequently based on stress and resource theory approaches. The main research question deals with the associations between objective and perceived burdens, emotional and physical well-being, and academic performance.
In adolescence one of the main developmental tasks is to achieve autonomy. This includes acting independently and competently in financial matters. The research study "Financial socialization" is investigating family and personal factors that play a role in the development of financial competence.
Development of people with a migration background
To research on people with a migration background we add a developmental psychology perspective that takes into consideration both risks and opportunities that this societal phenomenon entails.
The section is responsible for basic and specialization modules in developmental and personality psychology. In the bachelor’s and master’s programmes, the section ensures that our students in their later professional practice are able to base their actions and interventions on theory and research. We seek the right balance between a strong practice orientation and empirical and theoretical content.
In addition to the basic modules, the specialization courses prepare students for current fields of application, such as developmental and personality diagnostics, school psychology, occupational and career counselling, counselling in different phases of life and in crises, prevention, and geriatric psychology. We follow key changes in society and the market and take them up in the curriculum. In addition, our study programme promotes intercultural exchange and students’ intercultural competence.
- Developmental and Personality Psychology I & II
- Personality and Differential Psychology I & II
- International and Interdisciplinary
- Special Areas in Applied Developmental and Personality Psychology I, II, III & IV
- School Psychology I & II
- Counselling Areas in Developmental and Personality Psychology I, II, III & IV
Head of Section Developmental and Family Psychology
PhD Student,; Senior Researcher; www.pirminpfammat ...
Pfammatter, Pirmin; Schmid, Giu; Schwarz, Beate,
Belonging to the LGBT+ community and intergenerational relations : the role of filial obligations.
17th Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2022.
Pfammatter, Pirmin; Schmid, Giulia; Schwarz, Beate,
Belonging to the LGBT+ community and intergenerational relations : the role of filial obligations [poster].
26th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD), Rhodos, Greece, 19-23 June 2022.
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-25317
Pfammatter, Pirmin; Schwarz, Beate,
Measuring sense of indebtedness in second-generation immigrants in Switzerland.
Psychological Test Adaptation and Development.
3(1), pp. 106-115.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1027/2698-1866/a000026
Schwarz, Beate; Pfammatter, Pirmin,
Acculturation and intergenerational relationships : second-generation immigrants in Switzerland.
25th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP 2020+), online, 27-31 July 2021.
Krys, Kuba; Park, Joonha; Kocimska-Zych, Agata; Kosiarczyk, Aleksandra; Selim, Heyla A.; Wojtczuk-Turek, Agnieszka; Haas, Brian W.; Uchida, Yukiko; Torres, Claudio; Capaldi, Colin A.; Bond, Michael Harris; Zelenski, John M.; Lun, Vivian Miu-Chi; Maricchiolo, Fridanna; Vauclair, Christin-Melanie; Poláčková Šolcová, Iva; Sirlopú, David; Xing, Cai; Vignoles, Vivian L.; van Tilburg, Wijnand A. P.; Teyssier, Julien; Sun, Chien-Ru; Stoyanova, Stanislava; Serdarevich, Ursula; Schwarz, Beate; Sargautyte, Ruta; Røysamb, Espen; Romashov, Vladyslav; Rizwan, Muhammad; Pavlović, Zoran; Pavlopoulos, Vassilis; van Osch, Yvette; Okvitawanli, Ayu; Nadi, Azar; Nader, Martin; Nur Fariza, Mustaffa; Mosca, Oriana; Mohorić, Tamara; Barrientos, Pablo Eduardo; Malyonova, Arina; Liu, Xinhui; Lee, J. Hannah; Kwiatkowska, Anna; Kronberger, Nicole; Klůzová Kračmárová, Lucie; Kascakova, Natalia; Işık, İdil; Igou, Eric R.; Igbokwe, David O.; Hanke-Boer, Diana; Gavreliuc, Alin; Garðarsdóttir, Ragna B.; Fülöp, Márta; Gamsakhurdia, Vladimer; Esteves, Carla Sofia; Domínguez-Espinosa, Alejandra; Denoux, Patrick; Charkviani, Salome; Baltin, Arno; Mira, Arévalo D. M.; Appoh, Lily; Albert, Isabelle; Akotia, Charity S.; Adamovic, Mladen,
Personal life satisfaction as a measure of societal happiness is an individualistic presumption : evidence from fifty countries.
Journal of Happiness Studies.
22(5), pp. 2197-2214.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-020-00311-y