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Communication and Psychology

The Department of Communication and Psychology aims to understand human communication and communication products, and works toward understanding, evaluating and developing new forms of communication. Our field is communication in a broad sense, i.e. communication among people, through texts and through media. Consequently, our employees conduct research within a wide range of communication products and processes: from non-literary prose to multimedia programmes, interactive games and software programmes and from the development of languages and concepts to staff development interviews, teaching and learning situations, and client relations.

Potential areas of collaboration

Working with us will give companies and organisations access to the latest research and our many competences within research areas such as:

  • Information studies
  • Learning theory
  • Health informatics
  • Linguistics
  • Rhetoric
  • Computer rhetoric
  • Media studies
  • Interactive digital media
  • Marketing communication
  • Experience economy
  • Discourse studies
  • Interpersonal communication studies
  • Psychology
  • Music therapy

How can we help you?

We offer all of AAU’s forms of collaboration.
Among other things, we can assist you with:

  • Strategic communication (e.g. marketing, branding and TV production)
  • Media production (e.g. computer games and web design)
  • Issues within specific organisations (e.g. personnel management, work environment, organisational communication, and learning)
  • Product development (e.g. experience design, user-focused design and information architecture)

In addition, we offer a range of treatment options in connection with our research within psychology, musical therapy and occupational and organisational psychology.

Selected prior collaboration topics:

  • Risk and crisis communication
  • Marketing and branding
  • Interpersonal communication and organisational communication
  • Interaction design and user-focused design
  • Occupational and organisational psychology
  • Stress research and working life
  • Information architectures and persuasive design
  • Value-based consumption and consumer behaviour
  • Experience economy and emotional design
  • Design and development of information technology and e-learning

Industry knowledge

As we conduct research within human interaction and communication, we are familiar with a very wide range of industries, since these fields are characteristic of all companies and organisations. Thus, we have worked broadly with both the private and public sectors, and in all our collaborations, concrete issues and points of interest have formed the basis of the partnership.

Among others, we have collaborated with:

  • Manufacturing and industrial companies
  • Museums
  • Cultural centres (concert venues, theatres and conference centres)
  • Public institutions (hospitals, local and regional authorities)
  • Retail (supermarkets, clothing stores, car dealers and others)

Find out more at www.kommunikation.aau.dk