Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL)

A sustainable society must be based on scientific knowledge of human behaviour and learning. The research environments at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning generate knowledge in key fields of social science including work and working life, mental health, disability, school and lifelong learning. We educate students and scientists who are well equipped to meet future challenges in society and working life.   

Research at IBL

Professional Self-efficacy, Emotional challenges and Moral stress in Teacher and Medical Education

Schools and healthcare are complex that place high cognitive and emotional demands on professionals. The project investigates how students develop professional self-efficacy during their education to become teachers and doctors.

Birds flying in a formation in the sky.

International Network for Well-Being

Our research comprises the whole field of the Science of Well-Being within different populations to promote health and the study of biopsychosocial resilience in the face of the challenges of the 21st century.

Nordic Symposium on Comics and Norm-critical Perspectives.

Nordic Symposium on Comics and Norm-critical Perspectives

This year's symposium will take place on 18-19 June, 2024 in Norrköping. The symposium aims to explore the use of comics as a tool and material to advance norm-critical discussions.

News about IBL

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Two new Wallenberg Scholars at LiU

Researchers Feng Gao and Daniel Västfjäll at LiU have been appointed as new Wallenberg Scholars. In addition, six LiU researchers will have their  scholar periods extended. Each researcher receives between SEK 18 and 20 million for five years.

Researchers interact with a reading robot.

Studying whether a robot can awaken children’s interest in reading

Researchers at Linköping University are studying whether a reading robot can increase fourth graders’ interest in reading. The interdisciplinary project brings together researchers in technology, cognition and pedagogy.

Gerhard Andersson in his office.

Researchers will help us keep our new year’s resolutions

Last year, Professor Gerhard Andersson’s new year’s resolution was to skateboard regularly. He is now launching a research study to investigate what can make us keep the promises we made for the new year.


Women listening trying to hear

Disability Research Division (FUSA)

We do research on various disabilities, where we measure and compare the impact and degree of disability. The focus is on cognition and communication.

Division of Education, Teaching and Learning (PEDI)

Teachers' work and students' learning are in focus at the Division of Education, Teaching and Learning. This focus covers basic and advanced levels as well as graduate studies and research.

Personer samtalar i industrimiljö

Division of Education and Sociology (APS)

Sustainable work and working life is the focus of the division’s research and education covering both pedagogy and sociology. Current research projects concern learning, leadership, equality, health and working conditions.

människor som samtalar runt ett bord

Division of Education and Adult Learning (PVL)

The division is one of the world’s most prominent university settings in the area of adult learning and hosts Sweden’s only Folk High School Teacher Training. Our research focuses on adult education as well as on vocational education.

Division of Learning, Aesthetics, Natural Science (LEN)

LEN is a division at IBL engaged in education and research within the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Linköping University.

Division of Psychology (PSY)

Research at the division covers many aspects of psychology. We also educate psychologists and psychotherapists to meet the challenges of work life and future clients in the best possible way.

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Postal Address

Linköping University
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning
581 83 Linköping

Visiting address

Building I and Building D
Campus Valla