Philip Gustafsson


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Works at Department of Psychology
Telephone 08-16 38 85
Visiting address Frescati hagväg 14
Room 231
Postal address Psykologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am currently enrolled as a doctoral student at the department for Personality, social and developmental psychology, with an affiliation in Cognitive psychology. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Södertörn University and then continued studying for my Master's degree here at Stockholm University, which I received in the spring of 2016.

During 2014-2015 I worked as a research assistant in a social psychological project at Södertörns Högskola. The part of the project I was involved in aimed to take a closer look at people's thoughts regarding political proposals, specifically regarding the trade-off between desirability and feasibility of the proposals.

I also worked as a research assistant during 2016-2017 in another social psychological project, this time at SU. We investigated people's perceptions of other people based on the warmth-competence model (also known as the stereotype content model).


My teaching mainly revolves around supervising and guiding students to design and carry out experiments, as well as report-writing. I am currently supervising a student writing a bachelor thesis.


I am genuinely fascinated about the brain (human and non-human) and psychology in general. I take special interest in the research regarding social cognition and metacognition. These two subject areas also form the foundation for my thesis. The overarching aim of the project is to investigate if it is possible to distinguish between correct and incorrect memories, in particular memories from eyewitness testimonies. A secondary aim is to try to train people to judge the accuracy of eyewitness testimonies, based on the evidence we find.

I am also keen on research regarding methodology and overall research design.

Last updated: March 19, 2018

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