University of Gothenburg
Department of Psychology
Photo: Erika Danielsson

About us

Education and research have been undertaken at the Department of Psychology since 1956. Today just over 170 people are employed at the department. Every year up to 1 600 students are educated at everything from undergraduate to postgraduate level, including the psychologist programme, the psychotherapist programme and specialist programmes.

The research undertaken at our Department relates to areas such as occupational and organisational psychology, biological psychology, health psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology and developmental psychology. Questions that the research seeks to answer include what treatments are effective in mental ill-health, how to assess the credibility of witnesses, what influences people to show concern for the environment and how stress can be reduced at the workplace. And much more. We have long had a tradition of collaborating in research with other subjects and institutions of higher education, both in Sweden and abroad.