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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

A short background:


I am currently enrolled as a doctoral student at the department for Personality, social and developmental psychology, with an affiliation in Cognitive psychology. My thesis is mainly concerned with understanding 1) accuracy in sincere eyewitness testimonies and 2) how people make judgments about their memories.

Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Södertörn University, 2014
Master's degree here at Stockholm University, 2016.

I started my career studying social psychology. During 2014-2015 I worked as a research assistant in a project at Södertörns Högskola. I was involved in research aiming to better understand people's thoughts regarding political proposals, specifically regarding the trade-off between desirability and feasibility of proposals. The following years (2016-2017) I worked as a research assistant at SU, where we investigated perceptions of others based on the warmth-competence model (also known as the stereotype content model).


My main competence lies within memory research, metacognition and legal psychology. I am also passionate about introducing new students to the world of research.

I currently hold lectures and seminars in the introductory level, as well as supervise bachelor theses.


In my current line of research, I try to evaluate accuracy in sincere eyewitness testimonies based on the amount of effort in memory retrieval. Relatedly, I am interested in the boundaries of the ability to judge our own memories.

Last updated: March 12, 2020

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