Patrik Sörqvist

Professor, Environmental Psychology

Research Director
Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development


Växel: + 46 26 64 85 00
Direkt: + 46 26 64 85 42
Mobil: + 46 73 658 72 03

Research areas

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.

Holmgren, M., Kabanshi, A., Langeborg, L., Barthel, S., Colding, J., Eriksson, O. & Sörqvist, P. (2019). Deceptive sustainability : Cognitive bias in people's judgment of the benefits of CO<sub>2</sub> emission cuts. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 64, 48-55. 10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.05.005 [Mer information]
Kabanshi, A., Yang, B., Sörqvist, P. & Sandberg, M. (2019). Occupants’ perception of air movements and air quality in a simulated classroom with an intermittent air supply system. Indoor + Built Environment, 28 (1), 63-76. 10.1177/1420326X17732613 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. & Langeborg, L. (2019). Hurting the world you love. New scientist (1971), 241 (3221), 24-25. 10.1016/S0262-4079(19)30464-6 [Mer information]
Wallhagen, M., Sörqvist, P., Holmgren, M. & Andersson, H. (2019). Brister i vårt logiska tänkande ett hinder för klimatkloka beslut. Husbyggaren (1), 23-25. [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. & Langeborg, L. (2019). Compensating for climate misdeeds can make you a worse carbon emitter. New scientist (1971) (4-mar). [Mer information]


Current main research project:

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).

Editorial responsibilities:

Specialty Chief Editor of Environmental Psychology, subsection of Frontiers in Psychology


Current Ph.D. students:

  • Anders Hurtig
  • Mattias Holmgren
  • Douglas MacCutcheon
  • Hanna Andersson

Ph.D. students who have graduated under my supervision:

  • Alan Kabanshi
  • Niklas Halin
  • Anatole Nöstl
  • Andreas Haga
  • Marijke Keus
Publicerad av: Patrik Sörqvist Sidansvarig: Gunilla Mårtensson Sidan uppdaterades: 2018-03-29
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)