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Philip Hwang


Philip Hwang


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

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

Ungdomar och unga vuxna – utveckling och livsvillkor
Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén, Björn Nilsson
Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, Book 2018

Sweden country note
Ann-Zofie Duvander, Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
Koslowski A., Blum S. and Moss P. (eds.) International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2017. , Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

”MÖJLIGHETERNAS TID”- #11;Unga vuxnas utveckling och livsvillkor
Philip Hwang
Keynote lecture at University West, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Framing Childhood: Century of the Child. Seminar organized by the Nordic Embassies in collaboration with Deutsches Jugendinstitut
Philip Hwang
Seminar organized by the Nordic Embassies in collaboration with Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Berlin, , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Barns psykologiska utveckling – från nyfödd till skola
Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén
Lindgren A.-L., Pramling N., Säljö R. (red.) Förskolan och barns utveckling: Grundbok för förskollärare , Malmö, Gleerups , Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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Couple relationship and transition to parenthood: Does workload at home matter?
K Möller, Philip Hwang, Birgitta Wickberg
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Journal article 2008
Journal article


A developmental perspective on parent – child perspectives
Philip Hwang
Communication – Action – Meaning. A Festschrift to Jens Allwood , Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Long-term residential care for youths in Sweden – Approaches to treatment.
Bengt Andersson, Jan Johansson, Philip Hwang
International Journal of Social Wellfare, Journal article 2007
Journal article

Leave policies and research in Sweden
Anders Chronholm, Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
Employment Relations Research Series No. 80. London, UK: Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform., Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Organizational culture and companies’ responsiveness to fathers in Sweden.
Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
4th Annual Seminar of the International Leave Policies and Research Network, Budapest, Hungary, Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

Screening for postnatal depression in Swedish child health care
Pamela Massoudi, Birgitta Wickberg, Philip Hwang
Acta Peadiatrica, Journal article 2007
Journal article


Ungdomar och identitet
Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén
Psykologidagarna, Stockholm, Sweden, Conference paper 2006
Conference paper

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