News: May 15, 2012
Professor Robert Cloninger has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg.
Professor Cloninger (M.D., Ph.D.) is a psychiatrist and geneticist and a recognized expert in terms of treatment of general psychopathology, drug dependency and personality disorders, but above all he is known for its innovative and pioneering research on the biological, psychological, social and spiritual foundation of both mental health and mental illness.
Through his contribution to the psychology of personality, and mood and cognitive-emotional coping behavior, he has shown how people emotionally handle different situations and thereby created a worldwide forum for better understanding of the barriers to health and wellbeing as we as individuals encounter in our everyday lives and how we handle them. Professor Cloninger is also widely recognized for his pioneering research on the genetics, neurobiology and development of personality and personality disorders, in which he has concluded that it is possible to identify, describe and thus predict hereditary traits that may increase the vulnerability to alcoholism and other mental disorders.
Professor Cloninger works at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he holds the Wallace Renard professorship in psychiatry, is a Professor of neuropsychology and genetics, and is Director of the Center for Well-Being.
The ceremony will take place on October 12, 2012. Professor Cloninger will be a guest of the University of Gothenburg for the whole week (week 42) and will be holding guest lectures and seminars at the Department of Psychology.