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Doctoral studies in Psychology

Research education subject information


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences

Study plan

Subject representative

Psychology is the science of "the mind" and behaviour. It encompasses all aspects of human existence. The discipline aims at describing and understanding why we think, feel, and behave the way we do. Consequently, psychology covers physiological, cognitive, emotional, behavioural and social factors in relation to environmental contexts.

The psychology department at Örebro University is host to three strong research environments focusing on developmental psychology, health psychology and criminal psychology. These environments provide the basis of many activities and research ranging from laboratory studies to longitudinal studies and interventions. In addition, there is research within a number of other fields such as cognition, prevention and occupational psychology.