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Ernst Schraube is Professor of Social Psychology of Technology in the Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University. His research focuses on the social and political implications of modern technologies in everyday life, with a particular emphasis on digitalization, learning, and educational practice. He studied at the Free University of Berlin from where he received his diploma in psychology and his PhD. His books include Auf den Spuren der Dinge: Psychologie in einer Welt der Technik (Argument) and the co-edited volumes Resistance and Renewal in Theoretical Psychology (Captus University Press), Psychology from the Standpoint of the Subject: Writings of Klaus Holzkamp (Palgrave Macmillan), Psychology and the Conduct of Everyday Life (Routledge), Psychological Studies of Science and Technology (Palgrave Macmillan), and Subjectivity and Knowledge: Generalization in the Psychological Study of Everyday Life (Springer). His most recent book is Digitalization and Learning as a Worlding Practice: Why Dialogue Matters (Routledge). Before joining Roskilde University in 2002, he has taught at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Innsbruck, and spent the academic year 1998-99 as a visiting researcher in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA. He is President of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology of Technology
  • Digitalization, Learning, and Education
  • Psychology of Digitalization
  • Subjectivity
  • Technology and the Conduct of Everyday Life
  • Social Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Social and Ecological Justice and Political Change
  • Qualitative Research
  • Situated Epistemology and Practice Research
  • Theoretical Psychology
  • Critical Psychology
  • Psychology from the Standpoint of the Subject
  • Science and Technology Studies