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Maria Sandgren

Maria Sandgren

PhD

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Contact information

Maria Sandgren
Senior Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Phone: +46 8 608 4014
ME 246 Moas Båge

Research

In my research project "Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy - A comparative study between Latvia and Sweden" funded by The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies. Other members of the research group are professor emeritus Henry Montgomery, Stockholm University, and professor Girts Dimdins, University of Lativa. We explore what psychological aspects of political ideology are universal and which ones are more culture-specific. In a range of minor studies we are interested to investigate how individuals judge realistic political proposal for example how factors like sexism and world views affect judgments of law proposal regarding increased gender equality. Other studies regard how judgments vary due to different presentation formats of political proposals.

Another research field of interest is psychology of aesthetics where my studies are about singing; well-being, personality, expert performance, singing as profession, choral singing.

Teaching

During the years I have been teaching in many areas such as social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition, gender, creativity, psychology of aesthetics, statistics and research methods, scientific writing and also done supervision of theses.