Division of Psychology (PSY)

Psychology, the science of human thinking and behaviour, is a fascinating subject. At the Division of Psychology we educate psychologists and psychotherapists who are well prepared to face the challenges of working life and future clients in the best possible way. We also educate students of cognitive science and students with a deep knowledge of psychology, ready to put knowledge into practice. Our research contributes among other things to pioneering knowledge on treatment of psychological health problems, cognitive abilities in children and adults, social interplay and group processes.


Three kids eating on a pre-school.

Preschool Meals

Learning doesn't take a lunchbreak, so what happens when young children eat together in preschools? This project examines the multimodal and discursive practices that scaffold eating and social interaction during preschool mealtimes.

Människor i tunnel, tak över huvudet

WHOLE - Research on organizational and social work environment

Management, organizational structure and reward systems are factors that may affect organizational and social work environment. How do they affect individuals’ work experience, occurrence of bullying, levels of reporting in sick and perceived health.

Woman sitting at laptop and writing.

The Internet, Health and Clinical Psychology Research Group

The research group works with many different areas such as anxiety, depression and health problems. Many of the projects work with internet-based CBT, and the group carries out randomised controlled clinical trials.

A refugee.s

SAHA digital interventions for refugee mental health problems

Detecting and treating mental health problems for refugees - development of and research on digital tools for the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, sleep problems and migration-related mental health problems.

An elderly man and a small child are looking at a cell phone together. They are sitting on a couch in a hospital waiting room.

Growing up with digital world

The recent surge in availability of digital media has made media accessible even to very young children. However, we know very little of the effects of digital media on infants social and cognitive development.

Rainbow toy.

Physical, mental and reproductive health among sexual and gender minorities during pregnancy, childbirth and first year of parenting

The interdisciplinary research project s will follow the health and experiences of LGBTQ people during pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood to contribute to important knowledge in an unexplored area.

People on a beach.

Social Psychology

Social relations and social interaction affect how we behave and how we see and interpret our world. We are also affected by the context and the systems or organizations that we are in - it affects what we do but also how we feel.

Pilar i asfalten. Ett par fötter

Cognitive Psychology – Decision, Emotion, Perception

How are emotions elicited and how do feelings influence our everyday behaviours? Our research group examines these questions using different psychological methods.

Child and Infant Lab

At the Child and Infant Lab we study several aspects of children's memory and social abilities. Some of these are attention, imitation, thinking and language.

Open seminars

We update this page regularly with information on upcoming seminars. 

Seminars autumn 2023 

Thursday 2 November, Professor Per Carlbring, Stockholms University

Vad kommer AI och virtual reality innebära för den kliniska psykologin i framtiden? (What will AI and virtual reality mean for clinical psychology in the future?)

Time: 3.15 - 5.00 pm
Place:  TEMCAS, Hus T, Campus Valla, Linköping

The seminar will be held in Swedish and will  followed by snacks afterwards, at the IBL lunch room.



Fredrik Falkenstrom, Jonatan Bjeren, Fredrik Bjorklund, Rolf Holmqvist, Annika Ekeblad (2024) Patient Attachment and Reflective Functioning as Predictors for Therapist In-Session Feelings Journal of counseling psychology Continue to DOI
Ali Sarkohi (2024) Avslutande ord Ögonblick av suicidalitet, p. 321-324
Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Stale Valvatne Einarsen, Sana Parveen, Michael Rosander (2024) Witnessing workplace bullying - A systematic review and meta-analysis of individual health and well-being outcomes Aggression and Violent Behavior, Vol. 75, Article 101908 Continue to DOI
Lind Alexander, Cao Yang, Hugo Hesser, Hardstedt Maria, Jansson Stefan, Lernmark Ake, Sundqvist Martin, Tevell Staffan, Tsai Cheng-ting, Wahlberg Jeanette, Jendle Johan (2024) Anxiety, depression and quality of life in relation to SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in individuals living with diabetes during the second wave of COVID-19 DIABETES EPIDEMIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, Vol. 13, Article 100194 Continue to DOI
Gerhard Andersson (2024) The latest developments with internet-based psychological treatments for depression Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, Vol. 24, p. 171-176 Continue to DOI
Madalina Vlasceanu, Kimberly C. Doell, Joseph B. Bak-Coleman, Boryana Todorova, Michael M. Berkebile-Weinberg, Samantha J. Grayson, Yash Patel, Danielle Goldwert, Yifei Pei, Alek Chakroff, Ekaterina Pronizius, Karlijn L. van den Broek, Denisa Vlasceanu, Sara Constantino, Michael J. Morais, Philipp Schumann, Steve Rathje, Ke Fang, Salvatore Maria Aglioti, Mark Alfano, Andy J. Alvarado-Yepez, Angélica Andersen, Frederik Anseel, Matthew A. J. Apps, Chillar Asadli, Fonda Jane Awuor, Flavio Azevedo, Piero Basaglia, Jocelyn J. Bélanger, Sebastian Berger, Paul Bertin, Michał Białek, Olga Bialobrzeska, Michelle Blaya-Burgo, Daniëlle N. M. Bleize, Simen Bø, Lea Boecker, Paulo S. Boggio, Sylvie Borau, Björn Bos, Ayoub Bouguettaya, Markus Brauer, Cameron Brick, Tymofii Brik, Roman Briker, Tobias Brosch, Ondrej Buchel, Daniel Buonauro, Radhika Butalia, Héctor Carvacho, Lina Koppel, Daniel Västfjäll, Gustav Tinghög (2024) Addressing climate change with behavioral science: A global intervention tournament in 63 countries Science Advances, Vol. 10 Continue to DOI
Erik Aspeqvist, Hedvig Andersson, Laura Korhonen, Örjan Dahlström, Maria Zetterqvist (2024) Measurement and stratification of nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescents BMC Psychiatry, Vol. 24, Article 107 Continue to DOI
Ali Sarkohi, Jan Beskow (2024) Ögonblick av suicidalitet: en inledning Ögonblick av suicidalitet, p. 17-31
Ali Sarkohi, Jan Beskow (Editorship) (2024) Ögonblick av suicidalitet
Hedvig Andersson, E. Svensson, A. Magnusson, Rolf Holmqvist, Maria Zetterqvist (2024) Young adults looking back at their experiences of treatment and care for nonsuicidal self-injury during adolescence: a qualitative study Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, Vol. 18, Article 16 Continue to DOI

Annual report 2022

The psychology division has several researchers and research groups. We cover a broad range of topics within psychology, including cognitive, developmental, social, health and clinical psychology. Different research methods are also represented. Researchers at the division work closely with other universities both nationally and internationally. We hope that the annual report will give an overview of the research conducted here.


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