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Research subject


Subject information


Jonas Persson

Research domains

  • Humanities-Social sciences

Areas of research

  • Depression
  • Sustainable Development
  • Health Psychology
  • Cognitive Functioning
  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Bilingualism and reading difficulties
  • Young adults
  • Adolescents
  • Developmental psychology
  • Anxiety

Research environments

Research in psychology concern cognition, personality, mental illness, stress, pain, sleep, social anxiety, antisocial behavior, criminality, psychopathy, social relationships (to peers, parents, etc.), peer networks, prevention, intervention, and several other areas. The research questions posed range from psychopathology to positive psychology. There are two broader research environments; the Center for Health and Medical Psychology (CHAMP), under the direction of professor Hugo Hesser and LEADER - Center for Lifespan Developmental Research, headed by professor Jonas Persson. These two research environments, together with colleagues in other disciplines, gather thirty researchers and graduate students.

Center for Health and Medical Psychology seeks to understand the psychological mechanisms underlying the development of mental and physical health and illness. LEADER - Center for Lifespan Developmental Research seeks to understand lifespan development using mixed methods to track changes in behavior, personality, social relationships, attitudes, and neurocognitive processes.

Research projects