Employees at Department of Communication and Psychology are organised in knowledge groups (also known as research groups). At present, we have 13 knowledge groups, listed below. Furthermore, we have transversal units and networks.
Centre for Dialogue and Organisation (CDO)
CDO is concerned with professional conversations and innovative processes in organisations. The conversation is seen as a tool for theoretical and practical understanding of interpersonal relations and as a tool for intervention and innovation in organisations. Head of CDO: Helle Alrø.
Communication, IT and Learning Design (KILD)
KILD aims to rethink learning processes through IT and focuses at opportunities to qualify and facilitate learning through IT as well as to strengthen creativity and innovation. KILD constitutes the research laboratory ”It og LæringsDesign” with researchers from Department of Learning and Philosophy. The lab gathers a number of Denmark’s leading researchers within IT, learning and didactics. Head of KILD is Mie Buhl.
MaSK - Music and Sound Knowledge group
MaSK combines a theoretical and practical approach to the study and application of music and sound. The group’s focus on sonic technology aesthetics is coloured by an accent on the popular; popular forms of music, cinema and computer games, for example. Head af MaSK: Mark Grimshaw
Qualitative studies (QS)
QS is a young, dynamic and manifold knowledge group with a strong international orientation and close ties to the local community and society. This results in a wide range of international publications, close cooperation with international researchers and a strong interest in teamwork with local and national companies, schools and institutions. Head of QS: Lene Tanggaard.
Center for Developmental & Applied Psychological Science (CeDAPS)(former CPU)
CeDAPS is an international and interdisciplinary psychological research center with focus on how people understand themselves from cognitive, communicative, social and cultural perspectives.Particular expertise exists in the areas of general and applied approaches to memory, typical and atypical development, communication and culture.
Centre for Interactive Digital Media & Experience Design (InDiMedia)
InDiMedia researches within interactive digital media and IT-based experiences. The researchers take an interest in how to understand and create better interactive digital media and better IT-based experiences. The approach is user-centred.Head of InDiMedia: Jens F. Jensen.
e-Learning Lab - Center for User Driven Innovation, Learning and Design (eLL)
e-Learning Lab conducts research and teaching in design and implementation of ICT-systems, to support learning and knowledge sharing. This takes place on basis of studies of practice and always in cooperation with the end user and other operators. The group’s focus is on understanding user practice. Head of eLL: Marianne Lykke.
Mattering: Centre for Discourse & Practice
The group combines discourse analytical and material approaches to mediation and meaning-making in social practices. A central task for the group is to develop methods to understand, analyse, criticise and influence practices within various social areas. The methodological development will take place in conjunction with close analyses of concrete texts, interactions and practices. Head of Mattering: Pirkko Raudaskoski
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN)
CCN conducts experimental research in several areas of interests such as perception and attention, emotions, body awareness, executive functions, visual memory, and consciousness. Research is directed on both healthy participants and patients with a variety of neuropsychological disorders. Head of CNN: Laura Petrini.
Communication and Information Studies (CIS)
CIS gathers researchers with an interest and background within media, communication and information science. Common for the group members is a research-related interest in potential and current use of communication and information technology in their context.
MÆRKK - Media Aesthetics & Experience Design: Communication, Culture & Cognition
MÆRKK is a knowledge group, and MÆRKK’s members research and teach in media, market and communication. The interest is directed towards aesthetics, experience, culture and cognition. Head of MÆRKK is Nicolai Jørgensgaard Graakjær.
Music Therapy is an evidence-based treatment modality in which music is used therapeutically with the aim of establishing contact, communication and interaction. The research incorporates the use of music therapy with specific client or patient groups and with focus on specific methods, techniques and processes or on the treatment effects of music therapy. Head of Music Therapy: Lars Ole Bonde.