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Cognitive psychology deals with how people understand their surroundings and themselves and how they develop and use different skills.

Mental processes and structures in these contexts are taken into account. The following sub-areas are treated in cognitive psychology: perception, attention, how information is encoded, stored, retrieved and used in and from memory, concept formation, knowledge representation, thinking, problem solving, decision making, creativity and production and understanding of language.

Source: The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences

The Division of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology conducts research and organizes undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies in the area of cognitive psychology.

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Psychology
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Researchers

Fredrik Jönsson

Professor, Head of department

Department of Psychology
Fredrik Jönsson Foto: Datorenheten/HD

Fabio del Missier

Affilierad forskare

Department of Psychology

Nichel Bo Mencey Gonzalez

Postdoc, part-time teacher

Department of Psychology
Nichel Gonzalez Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Andreas Jemstedt

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
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Maria Lindau

Universitetslektor, docent

Department of Psychology
Maria Lindau Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Timo Mäntylä

Professor emeritus

Department of Psychology
Timo Mäntylä Foto: Niklas Björling

Kristina Petersen Karlsson

Lecturer

Department of Psychology
Kristina Petersen Karlsson Foto: Niklas Björling

Emma Renström

Forskare

Department of Psychology

Ola Svenson

Professor emeritus

Department of Psychology
Ola Svenson Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HB

Ivo Todorov

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Ivo Todorov

Ralf Gustaf Mathias Törngren

Doktorand

Department of Psychology

Joakim Westerlund

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Joakim Westerlund

Research group

Research projects

Courses and programmes

The following courses on basic and advanced levels are mainly in the area of cognitive psychology.

Please note the elegibility demands, which in some cases may include being admitted to an education programme.

Doctoral studies

For information about studying at the PhD level and finding courses in the area of cognitive psychology, see the page Courses and programmes.

Only a couple of PhD students study cognitive psychology at the Department of Psychology at the moment, but more are welcome to apply.

Departments and centres

The research in this subject at Stockholm University is mainly done within the Division of Cognitive Psychology at the Department of Psychology.

Department of Psychology