Lillian Döllinger, porträtt. Foto: Niklas Björling

Lillian Döllinger


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Works at Department of Psychology
Telephone 08-16 38 01
Visiting address Frescati hagväg 8
Room B216
Postal address Psykologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me



I'm writing my dissertation in the interdisciplinary research project Improving psychotherapeutic competences using socioemotional perceptual training procedures (Division of Clinical Psychology & Division of Biological Psychology) with Stephan Hau and Håkan Fischer. In randomized controlled trials, we investigate novice psychotherapists’ emotion recognition accuracy and how this ability can be trained within the practical clinical psychology education. Further, we want to find out how emotion recognition accuracy and the training of this ability influences the psychotherapies that the psychotherapists in training conduct under supervision at the university psychotherapy clinic. The project is funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.

I’m involved in a variety of other ongoing research projects, e.g. in emotion psychology, psychotherapy education research, research on refugees and asylum seekers, attachment theory, psychology of religion and spiritual experiences, biological psychology and affective neuroscience. I’m interested in how human communication is driven by unconscious processes, and factors and patterns outside of our immediate awareness, e.g. affective processes, transference, body language, attachment patterns, biological processes, coping mechanisms and dual systems theories. I'm particularly passionate about investigating psychodynamic concepts with experimental psychological and neuroscientific methods. However, it is important to me to be open for different kinds of research methods and to bridge gaps between disciplines.



I'm teaching and supervising in the courses Personality Psychology (Psykologprogrammet, term 3), Personality Psychology (Psychologi II), Cognition (Psychology I) and Scientific Methods and Statistics (Psykologi I).

Students who want to write their essays in one of my research fields (e.g. emotion recognition, empathy, attachment, psychotherapy research, cognition and emotion, ...) or neighbouring subjects are very welcome to contact me (English and Swedish).


Administration and councils

I'm have been involved in different student representative positions (PhD council, Lärarförslagsnämnd 1, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakultetsrådet), currently I hold the position of vice president of the PhD student council at the Department of Psychology (since 2017). I'm a founding member of Women in Psychology Stockholm (WIPS), a group supporting information, networking and mentoring among women working at the department of psychology.



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Last updated: May 16, 2018

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