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Ongoing research

A large part of the department's research is performed in our research groups and in interdisciplinary research centers. Through the links below you can read more about the research and other activities.


The research group Addiction Psychology: Experimental and Clinical Research (APEC) perform experimental and clinical research within the area of addiction and abuse. The group also works closely with the community regarding these issues.

The Centre for Education and Research on Addiction (CERA) is an interdisciplinary and joint research center at the University of Gothenburg which is working to strengthen and develop research and education within the area of addiction.

Aging and adult development

The Adult Development and Aging (ADA-Gero Group) is a team of researchers at the Department of Psychology involved in research on various aspects of aging and adult development.

Children, adolescents, and young adults:
Developmental psychology

The Gothenburg Research unit on Youth development (GReY) is a research unit within the field of developmental psychology. The research conducted within the unit revolves around different aspects of psychological development in youth: children, adolescents, emerging adults and young adults. Some of the issues that are investigated by the members are identity, personality development, body image, parenthood, relationships, bullying, cyberbullying, use of new media, and sports participation.

Cildren, adolescents, and young adults:
Socio emotional health and development

The research group Prevention and Intervention in Developmental Psychopathology (PIP) consists of a team of researchers from the Department of Psychology, the Department of Social Work and from Child and adolescent psychiatry clinics in Gothenburg. The members are involved in various clinical research projects related to socio emotional health and development in in children and families with a focus on parent support.

Environmental psychology

The research group Environmental Psychology Unit (EPU), at the Department of Psychology, gathers researches working with research and teaching within the area. The research group also cooperates with other departments and disciplines in interdisciplinary research projects. Environmental Psychology belongs to the branch of psychology known as Social Psychology.

Forensic psychology

Criminal, Legal and Investigative Psychology (CLIP) is a research unit within the area of forensic psychology. The group conducts research with the aim of contributing to psychological theory as well as being applicable to the legal system.

Innovation & management

The research group Psychology of Innovation & Management (PIM) consists of researchers interested in leadership, decision making, creativity and innovation in organizations.

Judgement and decision making

The research group Social Cognition, Judgement and Decision Making (SOC-JDM) consists of researchers interested in various aspects of social cognition, applied judgment and decision making.

Psychological suffering: Background mechanisms and treatment

Research in Clinical Psychology (RCP) consists of researchers interested in psychological treatment and other interventions for people with psychological suffering as well as psychological background mechanisms behind psychological suffering. The group's research interest includes psychotic disorders, experiences of trauma and difficulties with sexuality.

Work and organizational psychology

The members of the Gothenburg Research Group in Work and Organizational Psychology (GR-WOP) are doing research within the areas: leadership; work groups and group development; organizations and organizational development; psychosocial work environment: development of psychometrical instruments in work and organizational psychology.


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