Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the SelfSummer Course

Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self, summer elective course at DIS Stockholm
Summer Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Psychology, Human Development
Location: Stockholm
Session 3

From a lifespan approach, we consider what influences an individual’s life choices and explore what remains consistent and what changes. How are we shaped by intergenerational transmission? How do we make decisions about friendships, love interests, and careers? This course explores the psychosocial variables that contribute to selections in, for example, types of relationships, reproductive and psychological health choices, parenting styles, and family structures across the lifespan.



Simone Schwank

DIS Summer Faculty

Postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska Institute Stockholm and UiT - The Arctic University of Norway in Perinatal Mental Health and Fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Visiting Researcher at Fudan University, Medical School, Shanghai, China. PhD from Karolinska Institute, M.S. Psychotherapy (New York City University, 2015), M.A. Linguistics, M.S. in Psychology (University of Gothenburg, 2009), B.A. (University of Zurich 2007). Works as clinical psychotherapist in Shanghai, New York, Zurich, and Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.