Professor of Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Görlich

Professorin Dr. Yvonne Görlich

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Görlich

Yvonne Görlich studied psychology and architecture at the Technical University of Berlin from 1995 to 2001 and received her doctorate from the University of Hohenheim in 2003, where she was also a research assistant until 2007. In 2010, she moved to the Department of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine at the University Medical School (UMG) in Göttingen, where she moved to the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in 2013. There, she worked in the outpatient department for anxiety, among others. Since 2011, she has been working in the Office of the Dean of Studies of the UMG and is engaged in student selection and student evaluation by means of interactive test procedures. Since 2001, she has been working as a freelance consultant psychologist for various companies and from 2015 to 2018 she has been engaged with the Therapy and Counselling Centre in Göttingen, where she is mainly involved in the diagnosis and therapy of patients with mental disorders. She has been a licensed psychological psychotherapist since October 2017 and has been a full-time professor of differential psychology, personality psychology and psychological diagnostics at PFH since April 2018.

Work and research interests

  • Aptitude diagnostics
  • Performance evaluation
  • Potential analysis
  • Selection of trainees and students
  • Creativity research
  • Intelligence research
  • Anxiety research
  • Efficacy research
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Digitalisation in psychology


Visions and objectives

  • Improve the matching of people and professions
  • Close integration of theory and practice
  • Participation of students in research projects
  • Individual support of students
  • Strengthen PFH as an innovation centre
  • Expand PFH's partnerships with other universities, institutes, clinics and companies


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