Summary in English

The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences is one of the scientific committees appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and associated with the International Council for Science.

The aim of the Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences is to promote research, training, and development within psychology, and to represent Sweden in the International Union for Psychological Science (IUPsyS), an international association for the science of psychology. The Committee acts to promote cooperation with related fields of science. It offers consultative services for universities and other institutions for research and professional training. It also acts as an advisory body of experts to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The Committee initiates activities that promote academic development in psychology, such as:

The Committee consists of 15 members from different sub-disciplines of psychology. Professor Anna Stigsdotter Neely of Karlstad University is currently chairperson and can be contacted by e-mail: You can also contact secretary Fredrik Björklund on if you need further information on the committee work.

The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences has instituted an annual award to an outstanding young researcher in psychology. The award was presented for the first time in 2003.

Previous laureates

2018: Andreas Stenling (Umeå universitet)
2017: Arvid Erlandsson (Lunds universitet)
2016: Marcus Lindskog (Uppsala Universitet)
2015: Armita Golkar (Karolinska Institutet)
2014: Erik Hedman (Karolinska Institutet)
2013: Brjánn Ljótsson (Karolinska Institutet)
2012: Terje Falck-Ytter (Uppsala universitet)
2011: Devin B. Terhune (Lunds universitet)
2010: Jonas Olofsson (Umeå universitet och Stockholms universitet)
2009: Karin Brocki (Uppsala universitet)
2008: Markus Jansson-Fröjmark (Örebro universitet)
2007: Nazar Akrami (Uppsala universitet)
2006: Johan Lundström (Uppsala universitet)
2005: Lisa Thorell (Uppsala universitet)
2004: Mikael Johansson (Lunds universitet)
2003: Tomas Furmark (Uppsala universitet)