About forty persons at the department have research and education at the graduate level (PhD and Fil lic) as their main work assignments, including five Professors, two Assistant professors, two Associate professors, and a large number of doctoral students.

Research at the department covers several areas, but is particularly active in the areas of Cognitive psychology, Neuropsychology, Personality, and Developmental psychology. In several of these areas, both fundamental and applied research is performed. 

The research is structured in terms of app. fifty research projects. Fundamental research performed at the department are published both in the most excellent Psychology journals (e.g., Psychological Review) and the most outstanding general scientific journals (e.g., Nature). Researchers at the department are often among the most cited psychology researchers in Scandinavia. Research is performed in collaboration with both national and international partners as well as with research groups in other countries.

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Contact Information

Kristina Westerberg, Deputy Head of Dept
Department of Psychology
901 87 Umeå 

Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 7828

Fax:  +46 (0)90-786 6695