Research on information behavior investigates how people interact with information: How do people search for information (e.g. using traditional or digital media)? How do they use information, for example to make decisions for future action? Which cognitive, motivational and emotional variables and which other boundary conditions influence these behaviors?
The ZPID analyzes (domain-specific) scientific information behavior and develops training programs that foster information literacy for different target groups, for example students, doctoral candidates, and scientists.
Further research investigates information behavior related to daily topics, for example »health« of people at different ages.
To investigate these topics, the ZPID cooperates with other national and international research institutions. Within the Leibniz Association, the ZPID works with partners from the Leibnitz Research Alliances »Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN)1« and »Healthy Ageing2«.
The project »PHILMS« – Personality, Health Information Literacy, and Information Seeking Behavior in Multiple Sources
investigates Health Information Behavior of Adults: Determinants of the Use of Multiple Sources for Obtaining Information on Physical and Mental Health Complaints more about »PHILMS«
The project »BLInk« analyzes scholarly information literacy in psychology students and develops an intervention to foster the
more about »BLInk«
Applying a longitudinal design, the project »WisE« analyzes structure and development of novices' professional knowledge networks in
the domains of psychology and computer sciences.
more about »WisE«
The project »GInKA« investigates health information literacy in middle-aged and older adults and aims at developing and evaluating
more about »GInKA«
The project »HILK« aims at devising a knowledge test assessing adults' health information literacy.
more about »HILK«
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