»Children are born with enormous potential for development. It is our job to help them develop this potential – to empower them to seize opportunities and overcome difficulties.«

Dr. Babett Voigt

Developmental psychopathology


The systematic and prolonged bullying of individuals or groups of individuals is more widespread than is often assumed. Investigation of the long-term consequences of childhood bullying for the development of mental disorders is being conducted in this research group through large-scale studies of school populations and through experimental studies. These will lay the foundation for effective prevention and treatment studies.