- We try to understand the physiological events in the body that cause strains leading to fatigue and pain. We study working life and what individuals, businesses and society can do to improve occupational health, production and welfare. Our research also relates to methods for measuring and training movement functions, and to individualize and evaluate the results of rehabilitation.
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Among other factors, our research looks into how mental and physical health is influenced by the labour market situation and conditions at the workplace.
Research includes health professionals´ work environment, elderly care and living with chronic ill-health.
- Research in the psychology group spans many areas of psychology such as cognition, emotions, development and health.
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- The research in social work that we carry out belongs to central topics of the research areas, including abuse/addiction, treatment processes and their outcomes, mental ill-health, aging research, as well as coping and spirituality in social work.
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