Research subject Cognitive psychology
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.
Related research subjectPsychology
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.
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.