Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1973.
Lecturer, Uppsala U., 1973-1979; professor psychology, Umeå U., 1980-1994; professor psychology, Stockholm U., since 1994.
Member International Union Psychological Science (vice president 1992-1996), International Congress Psychology (president since 1995), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Finnish Academy Letters and Sciences, Academia Europaea.
Married Gun Smedberg, August 31, 1968. 1 child, Erik.