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Research presentation

Patrik Sörqvist

Research presentation

Patrik Sörqvist


Research subject: Environmental Science

I am an experimental psychologist and research director of environmental psychology at the University of Gävle. My research concerns mostly cognitive perspectives on the psychology of the built and natural environment. Most recently, I've been interested in the cognitive psychology of climatic change.


A new perspective on working memory and its relation to attention and learning

Financially supported by a grant from the Swedish Research Council (2,250,000 SEK) awarded to Patrik Sörqvist (Co-PI: Marsh).



  • Professor, Environmental Psychology, University of Gävle (2015-)
  • University Lecturer, Environmental Psychology, University of Gävle (2011-2015)
  • Post doc, Cognitive Hearing Science, Linköping University (2010-2011)
  • Ph.D. student, Engineering Psychology, University of Gävle (2007-2010)
  • University Teacher, Psychology, University of Gävle (2006-2007)
  • Teacher Assistant, Psychology, University of Gävle (2005-2006)

Other work experiences of relevance

  • Guest researcher at Cardiff University 1st Feb 2010 - 1st April 2010


  • Professor, Environmental Psychology, University of Gävle (December, 2015)
  • Associate Professor, Cognitive Hearing Science, Linköping University (May, 2011)
  • Philosophy Doctoral Degree, Luleå University of Technology (June, 2010)
  • Master of Social Science, University of Gävle (February, 2006)

Editorial responsibilities

  • Specialty Chief Editor of Environmental Psychology, subsection of Frontiers in Psychology (since April 2016)

Invited referee assignments for the following journals

  • ​Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Journal of Cognitive Psychology
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Noise and Health
  • Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Memory and Cognition
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
  • Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • Applied Acoustics
  • Noise Control Engineering Journal
  • Global Ecology and Conservation
  • British Food Journal
  • Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics
  • Journal of Consumer Policy
  • Appetite
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Invited to review papers for the World Health Organization

  • Environmental noise guidelines for the European region


  • Stiftelsen Göranssonska fondens scholarship for excellence in research 2014
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