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About the department

At the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning research and education are carried out in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Didactic Science, Disability Studies, Psychotherapy, Adult Learning and HRM/HRD.



Research within the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning takes place within multi-disciplinary research environments and in research groups as well as by single researchers in all of the department's disciplines.



The department has a large number of single-subject courses as well as undergraduate programmes such as the Psychology programme, the Human Resource Management and Work Sciences programme and the Folk High School Teacher Training programme. There are also master level programmes such as the Special Education programme, the Special Teacher education, the Psychotherapy programme and Human Resource Management and Development. Our teaching staff are also involved in the Teacher Training programme, the Cognitive Science programme, the Speech Therapist programme and the Social Work programme. Most of our courses and programmes are taught in Swedish.

Graduate studies are offered in several of the department's disciplines. For more information on graduate studies, visit www.ibl.liu.se/graduate-studies.

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Student psychologists help the depressed

Liisa Luuk and Lisa Backlund are in the last term of their Psychology programme. During the spring they will be doing a graduation project in which they will evaluate the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy on depression, where the treatment is a combination of online treatment and actual face-to-face meetings. Their study is a part of a larger European research project in which the results from eight European countries are brought together.

Gerhard Andersson

Therapy online as good as face to face

Internet-delivered therapy is gaining ground – it has been proven helpful against arachnophobia, tinnitus and depression. At the forefront of this research field is Gerhard Andersson, professor of clinical psychology and recent winner of two awards for his efforts. He sees a number of areas where web-based therapy can benefit patients as well as the healthcare system.

Daniel Västfjäll

The fading of compassion

The more people who beg for our compassion, the colder we become. The desire to give is strongest towards one person. The physiological mechanisms behind this behaviour have now been documented by professor Daniel Västfjäll and his colleagues in Oregon.




Vacancies at IBL

PhD position in Education specialising in fiction/gender
Last day of application: April 15, 2015

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Last updated: 2015-04-28