The Division of Psychology
Psychology is the science of the thoughts, emotions and behaviors of human beings and how these different components fits together and interacts with each other. Here at the Division of Psychology, we're conducting both research and education within this field. We also frequently organise seminars.
New fundings and grants
People and research groups who recieved fundings and grants at the Division of Psychology
Erik Andersson receives the Great Psychologist Award in 2023
Erik is director of studies at the department of psychology, he is a psychologist, PhD, docent in clinical psychology at the Karolinska Institutet and chairman of the Swedish Association of Clinical Psychologists.
Lecture by Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen at Karolinska Institutet Psychology Speaker Series
Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, Director of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge and the author of several influential books visited the department on October 27 and gave a lecture at the Karolinska Institutet Psychology Speaker Series
New donation to the Osher Center for Integrative Health
Bernard and Barbro Osher donate USD 2,100,000 (approx. SEK 23 million) to the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Karolinska Institutet. The donation follows an earlier donation in 2005 from the same donors.
Julie Lasselin has been awarded the Robert Ader New Investigator Award
Julie Lasselin at the Division for Psychology and Osher center for integrative medicine has been awarded the Robert Ader New Investigator Award from the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. This prestigious award is presented to an outstanding new research scientist who has made exciting basic science or clinical contributions to the field of PNI.
Guidelines on the management of chronic pain in children
The WHO has recently published a report on chronic pain in children. Rikard Wicksell from the Department of Psychology has participated as an external reviewer of the report.
Sleepiness can have a negative impact on your social life
Being socially active generally increases your chances of getting a good night’s sleep. But if you are active late into the evening, it reduces the number of hours you sleep – and can also affect your social life.
Effects of Internet CBT for health anxiety on par with face-to-face treatment
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have compared two ways of delivering cognitive behavioral therapy to treat people with health anxiety, a condition that may increase in the wake of COVID-19.