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Philip Hwang


Philip Hwang

+46 31 786 1843

Room number: 472
Postal Address: Box 500, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Philip Hwang


  • B.A. in psychology, 1975
  • Licensed psychologist, 1979
  • Ph.D. in psychology, 1981
  • Docent of psychology, 1984
  • Licensed psychotherapist, 1990
  • Professor of applied psychology, 1994


My teaching focuses on the following areas: (1) developmental psychology (for instance the socio-emotional development of children and adolescence, parenthood, with special emphasis on fatherhood, identity development in adolescence and early adulthood); (2) organizational culture and gender equity (for instance how family policy affects equality between men and women, the importance of the workplace for fathers taking parental leave). Since many years back I am also one of the course leaders for the introductory course for the training program for psychologists.

Research interests

I am a Professor of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. My research focuses on child development, fatherhood and the linkages between gender, family and work in post-industrialized societies. I am currently overseeing the following projects: The Gothenburg Longitudinal Developmental Study (GoLD), a 30-year prospective longitudinal study of Swedish participants and their families who we have followed from age one until recently when they were 29 years old (together with Michael E. Lamb & Ann Frisén); The Impact of the Workplace on Men's Involvement with Children. Since 1993, we have performed a series of studies investigating the dynamic linkages between gender equity, work-family balance and organizational change (together with Linda Haas). A final project concerns: Postnatal depression, anxiety, and stress in fathers: The overall aim of this project is to learn more about depression, anxiety and stress in fathers and how these symptoms can be identified during the postnatal period. The above mentioned projects have been supported financially trough several research grants from the Swedish Reseach Council for Helath, Working Life and Welfare (FAS/FORTE).

Current research

See current research for more information (in Swedish) and Gothenburgh Research unit on Youth development (GReY)

Latest publications

Informella arbetsplatskulturer – ett hinder för pappors familjeliv.
Philip Hwang
Konferensen Jämställt föräldraskap – gynnar arbetstagare och arbetsgivare. Malmö, 24 september, 2019., Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Father involvement across the lifespan: An identity perspective.
Maria Wängqvist, Philip Hwang
Presentation at the 26th annual conference of the International Society for Research on Identity (ISRI), Naples, Italy, May 13-15 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Philip Hwang, Björn Nilsson
Stockholm, Natur & Kultur, Book 2019

Förord till svenska utgåvan av Moderna familjer
Philip Hwang
Moderna familjer - Barn och föräldrar i nya familjekonstellationer. , Stockholm, Natur & Kultur, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Den nyfödda familjen.
Philip Hwang
Föräldraskap och familjestöd, Högskolan Väst, 13 juni 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Philip Hwang
Johansson T. & Sorbring E. (red) Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap - grundläggande perspektiv, , Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Policy is not enough. The influence of the gendered workplace on fathers’ use of parental leave in Sweden
Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
Oral presentation, seminar for the Center for Global HRM, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

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Screening for postnatal depression in Swedish Child Health Care
Pamela Massoudi, B Wickberg, Philip Hwang
Poster presented to The Marcé Society conference,13-15 sept 2006 i Keele, England., Conference paper 2006
Conference paper

Personality development from childhood to adolescence: A longitudinal study of ego-control and ego-resiliency in Sweden
Susan S. Chuang, Michael E. Lamb, Philip Hwang
Journal article

Policy and research on childcare in Sweden
Philip Hwang
Early childcare & education: International perpectives, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book

Gör precis som vanligt och ta så lite notis om mig som möjligt
Philip Hwang
Ett ämne blir till psykologi i Göteborg – en kort historia med ett långt förflutet, 1956-2006, Göteborg, Göteborg University, Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book

Romantic attachment, parenthood and marital satisfaction
K Möller, B Wickberg, Philip Hwang
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Journal article 2006
Journal article

Identity in young adulthood
Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén
Poster presented to The Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) San Francisco, March 23, 2006, Conference paper 2006
Conference paper


Country Note - Sweden.
A Cronholm, Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
Leave Policies and Research, Brussels, Belgium, Centrum voor Bevolknings- en Gezinsstudie, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

Using the EPDS in routine antenatal care in Sweden: a naturalistic study
Birgitta Wickberg, Tomas Tjus, Philip Hwang
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Journal article 2005
Journal article

Positive body image in adolescent girls.
Katharina Lunner, Ann Erling, Philip Hwang
The 7th London international eating disorders conference. London, Conference paper 2005
Conference paper

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