The research activities of the Sigmund-Freud-Institut can be differentiated into four research areas. In all the ongoing projects the SFI tries to take up the specific tradition of this famous institution and to integrate it with challenges of a contemporary psychoanalytic research institute.

Research areas – inter-divisional

Research Area I:
Social psychological analysis of cultural changes: e.g. digitization, optimizing

Research Area II:
Mental and psycho-social effects of flight and migration

Research Area III:
Research on psychotherapy (therapy, prevention, evaluation) + research on concept for clinical and theoretical psychoanalyse

Research Area IV:
Authoritarianism, antisemitism, extremism, consequences of the Nazi era