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  • Department of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg

The Department of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific subject that deals with human thoughts, feelings, behaviour and interaction with others. It is a popular subject, and large numbers of people apply for our programmes and wide range of self-contained courses. All instruction is linked to research and we endeavour, through our broad range of courses, to meet the needs of society at large for psychological knowledge.

The psychological research undertaken at the Department relates to areas such as work, human health, the environment, substance abuse, consciousness, the judicial system and development and ageing. Our research has a strong interdisciplinary tradition and we often cooperate with researchers in other subjects.

Alcohol consumption and alcohol-related injuries are increasing among the elderly

RESEARCH: Elderly people in Sweden drink more than before. At the same time, the number of alcohol-related injuries among the elderly is increasing, since sensitivity to alcohol and the risk of injuries and diseases rise with age. This is shown by a new report, which also establishes that there is no truth in the common conception that moderate alcohol consumption could be beneficial. Read the full article

Informal workplace cultures prevent fathers from taking parental leave

RESEARCH: Generous laws governing parental leave are not enough to bring about an equal and shared parenthood. One of the obstacles is that men take shorter leave so as not to cause problems for the colleagues covering for them. Read the full article

Personality differences between the sexes largest in gender equal countries

RESEARCH: The self-rated personalities of men and women differ more in more gender equal countries, according to recent research from the University of Gothenburg, University West and the University of Skövde.
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Beware of construction site

Due to construction of the West link, a construction site is located in our parking lot south of the building. Please be aware of the increase of heavy transports right outside our entrance!
More information about the West link project

Page Manager: Ann-Sofie Sten|Last update: 2/25/2019
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