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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

Barns psykologiska utveckling – från nyfödd till skola
Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén
Förskolan och barns utveckling: Grundbok för förskollärare. Andra reviderade upplgan., Malmö, Gleerups Utbildning AG, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

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

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Equality is the goal? Paid parental leave for fathers in Sweden
Linda Haas, Philip Hwang
Invited presentation at the Linnaeus Center for the Study of Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

How identity status interviews may be used for in-depth studies of identity development: A two wave longitudinal study of identity in emerging adulthood.
Maria Wängqvist, Ann Frisén, Johanna Carlsson, Philip Hwang
Symposium presentation at the 14th biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Cesme, Turkey, September 3-6, 2014 , Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Ungdomar och unga vuxnas identitetsskapande i relation till familjen
Philip Hwang, Maria Wängqvist
Att förstå ungdomars identitetsskapande: En inspirations- och metodbok, Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Fatherhood and parental leave in Sweden
Philip Hwang
The USJC-ACCJ Women in Business Summit, Tokyo, Japan, May 27, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Family policies and practices
Philip Hwang
Seminar presentation at Life Puzzle – How to Combine Family and Working Life More Equally, organized by the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, May 22, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Family policy and practices in Scandinavia
Philip Hwang
Men as Fathers: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fatherhood in the Context of the Family, Öhningen, Germany, May 7-9, 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Gruppsykologi: för skola, arbetsliv och fritid
Philip Hwang, Björn Nilsson
Stockholm, Natur & Kultur, Book 2014


Taking pappa leave? Great? How will our job get done?
Linda Haas, Philip Hwang, T Sällberg
Invited talk for the 10th International Network on Leave Policies and Research, Paris, France, October 17-18, 2013, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Tidig anknytning och postpartum depression
Philip Hwang
Nestlé Infant Nutrition Forum, Magazine article 2013
Magazine article

Fatherhood, parental leave and organizational barriers in Sweden
Philip Hwang
In Fathers’ Participation in Parental Leave, Seoul, Republic of China, KWDI, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

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