Sofie Pedersen
  • Universitetsvej 1, 03.1-NE

    DK-4000 Roskilde


Personal profile


My research explores developmental dynamics and person-environment relations. I am particularly interested in the meaning of the environment in relation to creating and facilitating developmental dynamics for people in various institutional settings, such as high schools, social-psychiatric living facilities, and psychiatric hospitals. I explore the invitational character of the environment (material surroundings, social others, societal meaning and standards) and how this plays into people’s self-understanding and experience of agency and action possibilities.

In my work, I combine ecological psychology with cultural-historical psychology, and focus on the transaction between – and interplay of – individual and environment, with an emphasis on material aspects, the built and the social environment, and how developmental possibilities and constraints are offered, created, and negotiated in people’s everyday lives.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • Psychology
  • Social psychology of everyday life
  • social-psychiatry
  • community psychology
  • recovery
  • person-environment relations
  • developmental dynamics
  • General psychology
  • practice research

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