23 February 2016, 15:15 — 16:00

Scientific Tuesday: Quality of Life – New Wine in Old Skins

Room 1


Dear Students,

You are invited to take part in the first Scientific Tuesday in the spring semester 2015/16.

Topic: Quality of Life – New Wine in Old Skins

Speaker: Prof. Jochen Hardt (Medizinische Psychologie und Medizinische Soziologie, Klinik fuer Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Mainz, Germany)

Abstract: The assessment of Health Related Quality of Life (QoL) has become increasingly popular in medicine over the past three decades. A search in Pubmed revealed an exponential growth of published articles containing the term "Quality of Life OR QoL" since the 1990ies exceeding 20.000 articles per year since 2013. In psychology, it has found less interest, currently. The presentation will provide an overview where the concept QoL comes from, which aspects it comprises and how it is measured. Some conceptual and methodological issues will be raised, and the question which use it could become in psychology is addressed.

This is an open and free of charge meeting - everyone is welcome to participate.