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.


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Seminars - Psychology

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Seminars autumn 2023

Thursday 7 September 2023 Professor Rachel Barr, Georgetown University, USA

Growing up in a Digital World: Theoretical and practical implications for young children 

Time: 3.15 - 5.00 pm
Place: I:201, Building I, Campus Valla, Linköping  

Rachel Barr is a professor at Georgetown University in the Department of Psychology. Prof. Barr is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on understanding the learning and memory mechanisms that develop during early childhood. Over the past decade her research has focused on how young children obtain information from various media sources such as television, tablets, books, and computers. Prof. Barr and her colleagues have conducted a number of studies examining how children learn from these media and have found evidence of a transfer deficit. They have also conducted studies demonstrating that the quality of parent-infant interactions enhances learning from media.



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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