Department of Giftedness Research and Education

Welcome to the website of the Chair of Giftedness Research and Education!

Headed by Prof. Dr. Franzis Preckel, the research focus of our department is on intelligence, intellectual giftedness, and factors influencing the development of achievement.

Our research projects aim at finding answers to the questions how (high) intelligence can be assessed, which factors influence the development of achievement, and how intellectually gifted students can be promoted in the family and school contexts.

Our teaching focus is on diagnostics and assessment (test theory, test construction, achievement and personality assessment) and topics of applied psychological assessment, differential psychology (intelligence, creativity, and giftedness) and educational psychology (psychological counseling and promotion of the gifted).

How to find us:


Mailing AddressVisitors' Address

University of Trier
Department of Psychology

54286 Trier

University of Trier
Department of Psychology
Building D / Room D 305
Universitätsring 15
54296 Trier

Phone ++49 (0)651 201-4577eMail preckeluni-trierde

Fax ++49 (0)651 201-4578

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