[8 Dec 2016] Recently graduated Norwegian police officers may perform better in murder cases than investigators with extensive experience. And English murder investigators are far better than their colleagues in Norway, which can be explained by a more systematic approach and clear-cut professionalisation of the detective role in England. This is revealed in a thesis in psychology from The University of Gothenburg.
[12 Sep 2016] People who are seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and whose goal is to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence. Those who wish to learn to drink in moderation are not as successful, even when they are treated by a care provider who works with controlled consumption. These are the results of a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
[11 May 2016] Science Shows That Torture Doesn¿t Work and is Counterproductive.
[9 May 2016] Science shows that torture doesn't work and is counterproductive. Recent research has supported the efficacy of the Scharff technique; methods used by the World War II¿era German interrogator Hanns Scharff, who adopted a friendly, subtle approach to interrogation, known as "information elicitation." According to Pär-Anders Granhag, a professor of psychology at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, these tactics have just been tested successfully on Norwegian policemen who handle informants. The research group has also trained police units in Sweden, and the LAPD and FBI.
[9 Oct 2015] The Department of Psychology has taken on the challenge to aid refugees, initiated by the Department of Political Science.