About us at the Division of Psychology

At the Division of Psychology, we're conducting research at the intersection between psychology and biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital. We're responsible for the main part of the courses that are given at the psychology program at Karolinska Institutet, and we're also responsible for many of the courses at Karolinska Institutet at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level.

The History of the Division

The division has a relatively short history and has its origins in a research professorship in experimental psychology that the Medical Research Council awarded to Marianne Frankenhaeuser in 1969. This professorship was transferred to Karolinska Institutet in 1980. After Professor Frankenhaeuser's retirement, Arne Öhman took over the professorship in 1993 at the same time as the department became part of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Under Arne Öhman's leadership, the department expanded in both research and education. After a few years of preparation in the early 2000s, the psychology program was started in 2007, which today examines about 70 psychology students per year. During these years, the research group at the department has grown from a handful of researchers and teachers to now include around 100 people in the form of doctoral students, researchers / teachers, administrators and affiliates.


Contact information

The Division of Psychology is located at Nobels väg 9 (postal code 171 65) at Karolinska Institutet's campus in Solna.

If you want to contact us regarding administrative or other non-research related question, you should as a first resort get in touch with one of the persons listed below.



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Johan N. Lundström

Head of the division
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Åsa Eriksson

Head of the psychology program
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Erik Andersson

Director of the undergraduate courses at the division
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Johanna Olsson


Education Administration

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Camilla Norin

Head of Unit

Rosanne Häggman

Administration psychology program, exam coordinator

Elin Uddenstig

Administration psychology program, education-related economics
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Johanna Olsson

Administration professional education and freestanding courses

Everyone in the Department of Psychology

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