Patrik Sörqvist


Patrik Sörqvist


Forskningsämne: Miljövetenskap

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

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet (2,250,000 SEK)


Vetenskapliga artiklar, refereegranskade

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). Why People Harm the Environment Although They Try to Treat It Well : An Evolutionary-Cognitive Perspective on Climate Compensation. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00348 [Mer information]
Colding, J., Barthel, S. & Sörqvist, P. (2019). Wicked Problems of Smart Cities. Smart Cities, 2 (4), 512-521. 10.3390/smartcities2040031 [Mer information]
Holmgren, M. & Sörqvist, P. (2018). Are mental biases responsible for the perceived comfort advantage in "green" buildings?. Buildings, 8 (2). 10.3390/buildings8020020 [Mer information]
Holmgren, M., Andersson, H. & Sörqvist, P. (2018). Averaging bias in environmental impact estimates : Evidence from the negative footprint illusion. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 55, 48-52. 10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.12.005 [Mer information]
Joseph, T., Hughes, R., Sörqvist, P. & Marsh, J. (2018). Differences in auditory distraction between adults and children : A duplex-mechanism approach. Journal of Cognition, 1 (1). 10.5334/joc.15 [Mer information]
Wallhagen, M., Eriksson, O. & Sörqvist, P. (2018). Gender Differences in Environmental Perspectives among Urban Design Professionals. Buildings, 8 (4). 10.3390/buildings8040059 [Mer information]
Holmgren, M., Kabanshi, A., Marsh, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2018). When A+B &lt; A : Cognitive bias in experts' judgment of environmental impact. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00823 [Mer information]
Ellis, R., Sörqvist, P., Zekveld, A. & Rönnberg, J. (2017). Editorial: Cognitive hearing mechanisms of language understanding : Short- and long-term perspectives. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1-4. 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01060 [Mer information]
Kabanshi, A., Wigö, H., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2017). Human perception of room temperature and intermittent air jet cooling in a classroom. Indoor + Built Environment, 26 (4), 528-537. 10.1177/1420326X16628931 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Vachon, F. & Sörqvist, P. (2017). Increased distractibility in schizotypy : independent of individual differences in working memory capacity?. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70 (3), 565-578. 10.1080/17470218.2016.1172094 [Mer information]
Holmgren, M., Sörqvist, P. & Kabanshi, A. (2017). Occupant perception of “green” buildings : Distinguishing physical and psychological factors. Building and Environment, 114, 140-147. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.12.017 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Crawford, J., Pilgrim, L., Sörqvist, P. & Hughes, R. (2017). Trouble Articulating the Right Words : Evidence for a Response-Exclusion Account of Distraction During Semantic Fluency. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 58 (5), 367-372. 10.1111/sjop.12386 [Mer information]
Hurtig, A., Keus van de Poll, M., Pekkola, E., Hygge, S., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2016). Children’s recall of words spoken in their first and second language : Effects of signal-to-noise ratio and reverberation time. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02029 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Dahlström, Ö., Karlsson, T. & Rönnberg, J. (2016). Concentration : the neural underpinnings of how cognitive load shields against distraction. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10. 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00221 [Mer information]
Perham, N., Marsh, J., Clarkson, M., Lawrence, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2016). Distraction of mental arithmetic by background speech : Further evidence for the habitual-response priming view of auditory distraction. Experimental psychology (Göttingen), 63 (3), 141-149. 10.1027/1618-3169/a000314 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Marsh, J., Holmgren, M., Hulme, R., Haga, A. & Seager, P. (2016). Effects of labeling a product eco-friendly and genetically modified : A cross-cultural comparison for estimates of taste, willingness to pay and health consequences. Food Quality and Preference, 50, 65-70. 10.1016/j.foodqual.2016.01.007 [Mer information]
Keus van de Poll, M. & Sörqvist, P. (2016). Effects of task interruption and background speech on word processed writing. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30 (3), 430-439. 10.1002/acp.3221 [Mer information]
Kabanshi, A., Wigö, H., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2016). Experimental evaluation of an intermittent air supply system – Part 2: Occupant perception of thermal climate. Building and Environment, 108, 99-109. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.025 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. (2016). Grand challenges in environmental psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00583 [Mer information]
Rönnberg, J., Lunner, T., Ng, E., Lindestam, B., Zekveld, A., Sörqvist, P., Lyxell, B., Träff, U., Yumba, W., Classon, E., Hällgren, M., Larsby, B., Signoret, C., Pichora-Fuller, M., Rudner, M., Danielsson, H. & Stenfelt, S. (2016). Hearing impairment, cognition and speech understanding : exploratory factor analyses of a comprehensive test battery for a group of hearing aid users, the n200 study. International Journal of Audiology, 55 (11), 623-642. 10.1080/14992027.2016.1219775 [Mer information]
Jahncke, H., Björkeholm, P., Marsh, J., Odelius, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2016). Office noise : can headphones and masking sound attenuate distraction by background speech?. Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 55 (3), 505-513. 10.3233/WOR-162421 [Mer information]
Haga, A., Halin, N., Holmgren, M. & Sörqvist, P. (2016). Psychological restoration can depend on stimulus-source attribution : a challenge for the evolutionary account?. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01831 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Langeborg, L. & Marsh, J. (2016). Social desirability does not underpin the eco-label effect on product judgments. Food Quality and Preference, 50, 82-87. 10.1016/j.foodqual.2016.01.010 [Mer information]
Hurtig, A., Sörqvist, P., Ljung, R., Hygge, S. & Rönnberg, J. (2016). Student's second-language grade may depend on classroom listening position. PLoS ONE, 11 (6). 10.1371/journal.pone.0156533 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Haga, A., Holmgren, M. & Hansla, A. (2015). An eco-label effect in the built environment : Performance and comfort effects of labeling a light source environmentally friendly. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 42, 123-127. 10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.03.004 [Mer information]
Skoog Waller, S., Eriksson, M. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). Can you hear my age? : Influences of speech rate and speech spontaneity on estimation of speaker age. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00978 [Mer information]
Halin, N., Marsh, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). Central load reduces peripheral processing : evidence from incidental memory of background speech. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56 (6), 607-612. 10.1111/sjop.12246 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Sörqvist, P., Hodgetts, H., Beaman, P. & Jones, D. (2015). Distraction control processes in free recall : benefits and costs to performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41 (1), 118-133. 10.1037/a0037779 [Mer information]
Ljung, R., Marsh, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). Distraction of Counting by the Meaning of Background Speech : Are Spatial Memory Demands a Prerequisite?. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29 (4), 584-591. 10.1002/acp.3141 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Sörqvist, P. & Hughes, R. (2015). Dynamic cognitive control of irrelevant sound : increased task engagement attenuates semantic auditory distraction. Journal of Experimental Psychology : Human Perception and Performance, 41 (5), 1462-1474. 10.1037/xhp0000060 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Hughes, R., Sörqvist, P., Beaman, C. & Jones, D. (2015). Erroneous and Veridical Recall Are Not Two Sides of the Same Coin : Evidence From Semantic Distraction in Free Recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41 (6), 1728-1740. 10.1037/xlm0000121 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. & Marsh, J. (2015). How concentration shields against distraction. Current directions in psychological science (Print), 24 (4), 267-272. 10.1177/0963721415577356 [Mer information]
Basner, M., Brink, M., Bristow, A., de Kluizenaar, Y., Finegold, L., Hong, J., Janssen, S., Klaeboe, R., Leroux, T., Liebl, A., Matsui, T., Schwela, D., Sliwinska-Kowalska, M. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). ICBEN Review of Research on the Biological Effects of Noise 2011-2014. Noise & Health, 17 (75), 57-82. 10.4103/1463-1741.153373 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. (2015). On interpretation and task selection : the sub-component hypothesis of cognitive noise effects. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01598 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. (2015). On interpretation of the effects of noise on cognitive performance : the fallacy of confusing the definition of an effect with the explanation of that effect. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00754 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Haga, A., Langeborg, L., Holmgren, M., Wallinder, M., Nöstl, A., Seager, P. & Marsh, J. (2015). The green halo : Mechanisms and limits of the eco-label effect. Food Quality and Preference, 43, 1-9. 10.1016/j.foodqual.2015.02.001 [Mer information]
Kabanshi, A., Wigö, H., Keus van de Poll, M., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). The influence of heat, air jet cooling and noise on performance in classrooms. The International Journal of Ventilation, 14 (3), 321-332. 10.5555/2044-4044-14.3.321 [Mer information]
Keus van de Poll, M., Carlsson, J., Marsh, J., Ljung, R., Odelius, J., Schlittmeier, S., Sundin, G. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). Unmasking the effects of masking on performance : the potential of multiple-voice masking in the office environment. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138 (2), 807-816. 10.1121/1.4926904 [Mer information]
Sætrevik, B. & Sörqvist, P. (2015). Updating working memory in aircraft noise and speech noise causes different fMRI activations. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56 (1), 1-10. 10.1111/sjop.12171 [Mer information]
Halin, N., Marsh, J., Hellman, A., Hellström, I. & Sörqvist, P. (2014). A shield against distraction. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3 (1), 31-36. 10.1016/j.jarmac.2014.01.003 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Perham, N., Sörqvist, P. & Jones, D. (2014). Boundaries of semantic distraction : dominance and lexicality act at retrieval. Memory & Cognition, 42 (8), 1285-1301. 10.3758/s13421-014-0438-6 [Mer information]
Keus van de Poll, M., Ljung, R., Odelius, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2014). Disruption of writing by background speech : the role of speech transmission index. Applied Acoustics, 81, 15-18. 10.1016/j.apacoust.2014.02.005 [Mer information]
Halin, N., Marsh, J., Haga, A., Holmgren, M. & Sörqvist, P. (2014). Effects of speech on proofreading : can task-engagement manipulations shield against distraction?. Journal of experimental psychology. Applied, 20 (1), 69-80. 10.1037/xap0000002 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Hurtig, A., Ljung, R. & Rönnberg, J. (2014). High second-language proficiency protects against the effects of reverberation on listening comprehension. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 55 (2), 91-96. 10.1111/sjop.12115 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. & Rönnberg, J. (2014). Individual differences in distractibility : an update and a model. PsyCh Journal, 3 (1), 42-57. 10.1002/pchj.47 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. (2014). On interpretation and task selection in studies on the effects of noise on cognitive performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01249 [Mer information]
Nöstl, A., Marsh, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2014). What we expect is not always what we get : Evidence for both the direction-of-change and the specific-stimulus hypotheses of auditory attentional capture. PLoS ONE, 9 (11), e111997-. 10.1371/journal.pone.0111997 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Sörqvist, P., Halin, N., Nöstl, A. & Jones, D. (2013). Auditory distraction compromises random generation : Falling back into old habits?. Experimental psychology (Göttingen), 60 (4), 279-292. 10.1027/1618-3169/a000198 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Sörqvist, P., Beaman, P. & Jones, D. (2013). Auditory distraction eliminates retrieval induced forgetting : Implications for the processing of unattended sound. Experimental psychology (Göttingen), 60 (5), 368-375. 10.1027/1618-3169/a000210 [Mer information]
Domkin, D., Sörqvist, P. & Richter, H. (2013). Distraction of Eye-Hand Coordination varies with Working Memory Capacity. Journal of motor behavior, 45 (1), 79-83. 10.1080/00222895.2012.746282 [Mer information]
Marsh, J., Pilgrim, L. & Sörqvist, P. (2013). Hemispheric specialization in selective attention and short-term memory : A fine-coarse model of left- and right-ear disadvantages. Frontiers in Psychology, 4 (976). 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00976 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Marsh, J. & Nöstl, A. (2013). High working memory capacity does not always attenuate distraction : Bayesian evidence in support of the null hypothesis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20 (5), 897-904. 10.3758/s13423-013-0419-y [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Halin, N. & Kjellberg, A. (2013). Home advantage in chess. Journal of Sport Behavior, 36 (1). [Mer information]
Rönnberg, J., Lunner, T., Zekveld, A., Sörqvist, P., Danielsson, H., Lyxell, B., Dahlström, Ö., Signoret, C., Stenfelt, S., Pichora-Fuller, K. & Rudner, M. (2013). The Ease of Language Understanding (ELU) model : theoretical, empirical, and clinical advances. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7. 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00031 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Hedblom, D., Holmgren, M., Haga, A., Langeborg, L., Nöstl, A. & Kågström, J. (2013). Who needs cream and sugar when there is eco-labeling? : Taste and willingness to pay for 'eco-friendly' coffee. PLoS ONE, 8 (12), e80719-. 10.1371/journal.pone.0080719 [Mer information]
Clark, C. & Sörqvist, P. (2012). A 3 year update on the influence of noise on performance and behavior. Noise & Health, 14 (61), 292-296. 10.4103/1463-1741.104896 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Nöstl, A. & Halin, N. (2012). Disruption of writing processes by the semanticity of background speech. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 53 (2), 97-102. 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2011.00936.x [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. & Rönnberg, J. (2012). Episodic long-term memory of spoken discourse masked by speech : What is the role for working memory capacity?. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 55 (1), 210-218. 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0353) [Mer information]
Nöstl, A., Marsh, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2012). Expectations Modulate the Magnitude of Attentional Capture by Auditory Events. PLoS ONE, 7 (11), e48569-. 10.1371/journal.pone.0048569 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Stenfelt, S. & Rönnberg, J. (2012). Working memory capacity and visual-verbal cognitive load modulate auditory-sensory gating in the brainstem : Toward a unified view of attention. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 24 (11), 2147-2154. [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Nöstl, A. & Halin, N. (2012). Working memory capacity modulates habituation rate : Evidence from a cross-modal auditory distraction paradigm. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19 (2), 245-250. 10.3758/s13423-011-0203-9 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Langeborg, L. & Eriksson, M. (2011). Women Assimilate across Gender, Men Don’t : The Role of Gender to the Own-Anchor Effect in Age, Height and Weight Estimates. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41 (7), 1733-1748. 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00774.x [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Ljungberg, J. & Ljung, R. (2010). A sub-process view of working memory capacity : Evidence from effects of speech on prose memory. Memory, 18 (3), 310-326. 10.1080/09658211003601530 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. (2010). Effects of aircraft noise and speech on prose memory : What role for working memory capacity?. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30 (1), 112-118. 10.1016/j.jenvp.2009.11.004 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Marsh, J. & Jahncke, H. (2010). Hemispheric asymmetries in auditory distraction. Brain and Cognition, 74 (2), 79-87. 10.1016/j.bandc.2010.06.007 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. (2010). High working memory capacity attenuates the deviation effect but not the changing-state effect : Further support for the duplex-mechanism account of auditory distraction. Memory & Cognition, 38 (5), 651-658. 10.3758/MC.38.5.651 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P., Halin, N. & Hygge, S. (2010). Individual differences in susceptibility to the effects of speech on reading comprehension. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24 (1), 67-76. 10.1002/acp.1543 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. & Sætrevik, B. (2010). The Neural Basis of Updating : Distinguishing Substitution Processes from Other Concurrent Processes. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 51 (5), 357-362. 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2010.00817.x [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. (2010). The role of working memory capacity in auditory distraction : A review. Noise & Health, 12 (49), 217-224. 10.4103/1463-1741.70500 [Mer information]
Ljung, R., Sörqvist, P. & Hygge, S. (2009). Effects of Road Traffic Noise and Irrelevant Speech on Children’s Reading and Mathematical Performance. Noise & Health, 11 (45), 194-198. 10.4103/1463-1741.56212 [Mer information]
Vestlund, J., Langeborg, L., Sörqvist, P. & Eriksson, M. (2009). Experts on age estimation: Cognition and neurosciences. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 50 (4), 301-307. 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2009.00726.x [Mer information]
Ljung, R., Sörqvist, P., Kjellberg, A. & Green, A. (2009). Poor Listening Conditions Impair Memory for Intelligible Lectures: Implications for Acoustic Classroom Standards. Building Acoustics, 16 (3), 257-265. 10.1260/135101009789877031 [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. & Eriksson, M. (2007). Effects of training on age estimation. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21 (1), 131-135. 10.1002/acp.1271 [Mer information]

Vetenskapliga artiklar, ej refereegranskade

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]

Övriga artiklar (populärvetenskap, debatt etc.)

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]
Keus van de Poll, M., Marsh, J. & Sörqvist, P. (2017). Kan arbetsminne förklara varför människor med schizotypy har uppmärksamhetsproblem?. Best Practice, - (April). [Mer information]
Hygge, S., Kjellberg, A., Sörqvist, P., Ljung, R. & Jahncke, H. (2012). Dålig akustik i klassrum ger sämre inlärning. Vi hörs, 2, 11-13. [Mer information]
Hygge, S., Jahncke, H., Ljung, R. & Sörqvist, P. (2011). Ökat brus i klassrum ger sämre inlärning hos elev. Husbyggaren (7), 34-35. Länk [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. & Hygge, S. (2010). Bullerintervention : vem tjänar mest på åtgärder?. Audionytt, 37 (3), 6-7. [Mer information]
Sörqvist, P. (2010). Ringsignaler, plötsliga skrik och slamrande dörrar : varför störs vi av det?. Forskning (3), 46-46. [Mer information]
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