Power of the Mind: Psychology of PerformanceSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Psychology, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

How do we achieve what we want? Why do we fail? This course explores performance from a psychological perspective in diverse areas such as academics, sports, creative pursuits, work performance, and leadership. Topics to be considered are various theories pertaining to motivation, the role of emotion, personality, and the effect of cultural values and expectations with examples from a Scandinavian context. The benefits of optimal performance and maladaptive responses are explored, and interventions are considered.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Education / Educational Studies, Leadership Studies


Meiling Liu

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology (China University of Political Science and Law, 2010). Post Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (Gothenburg University, 2012). Worked as an organizational consultant in areas of leadership and cross-cultural competence training in Sweden. Also has worked as a teacher and researcher at universities in China, and was promoted to the position of associate professor in China. With DIS since 2016.

Meiling Liu, DIS Stockholm faculty