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Carl Martin Allwood

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Carl Martin Allwood

cma@psy.gu.se
+46 31 786 6348

Room number: 440
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg


Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
www.psy.gu.se
psykologi@psy.gu.se
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Carl Martin Allwood

Biography

  • Professor of psychology at the University of Gothenburg 2008-
  • Professor of psychology at Lund University 1998-2008
  • Different employments at the University of Gothenburg 1982-1998
  • Docent in psychology 1987
  • Ph.D. in psychology 1982

Teaching

My teaching is mostly in cognitive psychology (often judgment and decision making), research methodology and theory of science. This teaching is mainly at the clinical psychologist program, Master’s level and at the postgraduate level.

Research interests

My main research interests are in cognitive psychology, social cognition and culture oriented psychology.

Current research

My research to a large extent concerns judgments (foremost various forms of metacognition) and decision making. Examples of my research on decision making are the social and cognitive skills associated with ability to make good decisions and the relation between cognitive style features such as decision making styles and perception of one’s own judgmental ability, organizational features and outcomes such as perceived stress in work life contexts.

One studied type of judgement is so-called confidence judgments of one’s own and others' answers to episodic and semantic memory tasks. Another studied type of judgments is answerability judgments, that is, assessments of if an (often complex) question is answered, may be answered in the near or distant future, or if it cannot be answered at all. A third type of studied judgement is knowledge/ignorance judgments (what I, or others, know and do not know and to what extent) and how those assessments relate to for ex risk perception.

Other parts  of my research concern forensic psychology (foremost witness psychology), research psychology (including research on features of creative knowledge environments), the anthropology of knowledge (for example the nature and challenges of indigenous psychologies), theory of science (for example on the problematic and chaotic nature of the distinction between qualitative and quantitative research approaches).

I have also carried out research in the area of psychology of technology. These studies have usually taken a usability perspective on computer programs and consequences for the usability of computer programs of how system development processes are carried out in organizations but also included studies of virtual reality (VR) in the construction process.

Selected publications

Buratti, S., Allwood, C.M., Karlsson, B. (2017). Who knows? Knowledge activation, belief in certainty of knowledge, maximization tendencies and need for cognition in answerability judgments. The Journal of General Psychology, 144, 35-58.

Allwood, C.M., & Salo, I. (2012). Decision making styles and stress. International Journal of Stress Management, 119, 34-47.

Allwood, C.M. (2012). The distinction between qualitative and quantitative research methods is problematic. Quality & Quantity, 46, 1417 – 1429.

Allwood, C.M. (2011). On the foundation of the indigenous psychologies. Social Epistemology, 25(1), 3–14. doi: 10.1080/02691728.2010.534564

Allwood, C.M., & P. Johnsson (Eds.). (2009). Mänskliga möten över gränser. Vård och social omsorg i det mångkulturella samhället Human meetings over borders: Care and social provision in the poly-cultural society. Stockholm: Liber.

Latest publications

Future prospects for indigenous psychologies
Carl Martin Allwood
The Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Response to Hwang (2019)
Carl Martin Allwood
The Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Approaches to culture-oriented research and teaching
Carl Martin Allwood
Culture across the curriculum: A psychology teacher's handbook, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge university Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Relating Decision-Making Styles to Social Orientation and Time Approach
Martin Geisler, Carl Martin Allwood
Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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1989

Hermeneutics and interpretation in anthropology
Carl Martin Allwood
Cultural Dynamics, Journal article 1989
Journal article

1988

Skolans inverkan på tänkandet
Carl Martin Allwood
S. Strömkvist & O. Strömkvist (Red:er), Kulturmöten, kommunikation, skola, Stockholm, Norstedts, Chapter in book 1988
Chapter in book

1987

Response selection strategies and calibration of confidence judgements
Carl Martin Allwood, Henry Montgomery
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal article 1987
Journal article

1986

Learning complex computer programs
Carl Martin Allwood, Torbjörn Wikström
Behavior and Information Technology, Journal article 1986
Journal article

Novices on the computer: A review of the literature.
Carl Martin Allwood
International Journal of Man Machine Studies, Journal article 1986
Journal article

1985

ADB och den psykosociala miljön
A.C Blomkvist, Carl Martin Allwood, P Brandt, B Klockare, L Adrian
Malmö, UPAB, Riksdataförbundet, RDF, Report 1985
Report

The evaluation of two types of knowledge at different points in time after study
Carl Martin Allwood
I L. Streefland (Red.), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference for the Psychology of Mathematical Education, Conference paper 1985
Conference paper

Pappor i andra kulturer
Carl Martin Allwood
Faderskap, I P. Hwang (Red.), Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, Chapter in book 1985
Chapter in book

Empirical methods in the Better Terminal Use project
E Lieff, Carl Martin Allwood
J.C. Agarwal och P. Zunde (Red:er), Empirical foundations of information and software science, New York, New York: Plenum Publishing Corporation, Chapter in book 1985
Chapter in book

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