Discipline: Psychology

Applied Psychotherapy

How does one apply theoretical knowledge to real-life therapeutic contexts? This course introduces diverse theoretical approaches to psychotherapy. This course requires active participation in and observation of group-based and individual exercises focusing on psychotherapy skills.

Developmental Disorders

This course explores maladaptive behaviors, cognitions, and emotions in child development using the biopsychosocial model. This model addresses the multilayered and hierarchical contexts of the child’s life by considering multiple perspectives as regards the genetic, psychological,…

Guilty or Not Guilty? Psychology in the Courtroom

Why do individual jurors draw different conclusions about the verdict on the basis of the same evidence? Can judges and jurors detect if defendants or victims lie about what occurred with an intention to withhold the…

Public Mental Health

This course introduces you to the common mental disorders and their impact on daily life. We explore the different challenges faced by those with mental health conditions. Through peer-reviewed literature, policy briefs, popular media, and discussions…

Public Mental Health

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in…

DIS Summer Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Research Assistant: Understanding Human Behavior in Games

At the Games & Society Lab at Uppsala University, Joshua Juvrud takes an individualistic approach using psychological methods to understand better how different game players (with different personalities, traits, and experiences) interact with various game mechanics,…

DIS Summer - Research Assistant - Understanding Human Behavior in Games

Psychology of Violence and Hate

How should we understand the psychology behind violence and hate? This course focuses on understanding radicalization processes, including psychological perspectives on the role of motivation, ideology, identity, and risk factors. Characteristics and mechanisms of violent extremist…

Psychology of Violence and Hate

Psychology of Emerging Adulthood

What is an adult? This class addresses the transition from adolescence to adulthood. The psychological implications of the adolescent experience and further development into adulthood pertaining to identity, family, love and sex, cohabitation and marriage, career,…

Neuroscience of Emotion

How do we understand the interplay of human emotions and their neural networks? This course applies findings from the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and the psychological study of cognition, emotion, and personality. Basic, complex, and social…

Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior

Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self

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,…

Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self, summer elective course at DIS Stockholm