Location: Stockholm

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

Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

The complex cellular and molecular organization of the brain drives a variety of physiological and cognitive functions. In this course, we explore gene expression and protein distribution on the level of organ, brain region, and cell.…

Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

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,…

Travel Writing

Travelers write. Whether in the form of postcards, blogs, or articles, writing serves to anchor memory and process difference, making foreign experience understandable to us and accessible to others. In this course, you draw on your…

Travel Writing, Study Tour to Croatia

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

Political Extremism and Threats to Democracy

The surge in polarization and populism is the most important political development of the 21st century. What are the major causes of the increase in polarization and populism? What are the likely consequences of these developments?…

DIS Summer, Political Extremism and Threat to Democracy in Stockholm

Migration and the City

Migration has transformed the cityscapes of Sweden dramatically in recent years, but the transnational processes of migrant flows have been an indelible force in Europe’s cities for decades. With a focus on Stockholm and a comparative…

DIS Summer, Stockholm, Migration in the City

World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy

In this course, we study the history, religion, and worldview of the pre-Christian Scandinavians as reflected in primary medieval texts and poems from the Viking Age. The course offers insights into the Viking Age in Scandinavia,…

World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy, summer elective course at DIS Stockholm

Understanding Terrorism: Causes, Solutions, and Dilemmas

Terrorism is a contemporary problem that should not be neglected. The discourse on terrorism, however, is often simplified; disregarding important questions such as factors or root causes, potentially increasing political conflicts and generating terrorism. This course…

Public Health Policy in Practice

Sweden is facing a number of current challenges, including achieving cost-effectiveness in healthcare, and addressing public health concerns relating to migration and increasing inequalities. This course provides an overview of the Swedish health system in relation…