DDR Psych Study
At the University of Greifswald, we have been investigating the long-term effects of different biographical experiences in connection with growing up in East Germany during the pre-turnaround, turnaround and post-turnaround periods on the personal quality of life, the general (well-)being and the subjective health of the population.
Among other things, we are interested in whether there are also "favourable" influences - these can be so-called "resources" and "protective factors" - for example, social support from the circle of friends, social cohesion in the neighbourhood or the way people are optimistic or pessimistic in general.
We are also interested in which types of life events related to the pre-turnaround, turnaround and post-turnaround periods have a particular influence on health, quality of life and well-being. These could be, for example, the loss of a job, starting a family or the end of a romantic partnership.
We would like to use this platform to share and discuss our findings with the citizens of Western Pomerania, but also nationally from Eastern and Western Germany!