The chair of Educational Psychology at the University of Mannheim focuses its research work on motivational and cognitive processes in learning and teaching. In particular, we are interested in the meaning of social context factors in motivational and cognitive processes in educational situations.

The page "Main Research" provides an overview of the areas we are studying. Under "Research Projects" you can learn more about current external funds and dissertation projects. On the page "Current Research Results" we briefly present recently
published research papers. For more information about Prof. Hofer's research project (Motivational Interference), please look at his own website.