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  • Men in communal roles. The influence of gender incongruent role models on gender stereotypes and occupational aspirations of kindergarten children in Northern Norway 

    Ofori, George Kwadwo (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-02)
    Research in the past has looked extensively at gender segregation in the workforce, where men and women are “divided” into bigger domains of work based on traditional gender roles attributed to them (Watt, 2008; Tellhed, Bäckström & Björklund, 2016). These two domains are STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Beede et al., 2011) and HEED: healthcare, elementary education, and ...
  • Using if-then planning to change attitudes towards meat 

    Tisthammer, Kelsey Kristine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-02)
    Abstract In the present research, we investigated whether processing if-then plans as content in advertisements could induce changes in attitudes towards meat. If-then planning has conventionally been used as a self-regulation strategy in the field of goal attainment, but more current research has suggested that the underlying mechanisms that make them effective in goal attainment can also enable ...
  • Combining Mindfulness and Ultraviolet Phototherapy (UVB) in the treatment of moderate Psoriasis. A Pilot Study of patients experiences of the disease and treatment. 

    Hotvedt, Tarjei (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-05)
    We did a small pilot study with mixed method. The data collection included both quantitative data as well as qualitative data from interviews. We recruited sixteen moderate psoriasis patients divided in the following two groups of interventions (n = 8) and control (n = 8). The intervention group was given a brief Mindfulness practice as a supplement for the Ultraviolet Phototherapy. The control group ...
  • The role of ultrasonic vocalizations in the formation of rat groups in a semi-natural environment 

    Skagen, Bjørn (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-03)
    This study investigated if ultrasonic vocalizations (USV) had an effect on the formation of groups of rats in a semi-natural setting that allowed the rats to live closer to their natural state in the wild. This was done by letting four groups of rats into a semi-natural environment. Where prior to release into the environment, all the rats received surgery. Where some of the rats had the nerve to ...
  • The Psychology of leisure experiences. A closer look at liminality and a comparison of (the seemingly very different) activities of friluftsliv and video gaming 

    Torjul, Ingelin Settemsdal (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-02)
    This thesis explored the nature of liminality and experiences, by collecting responses from a sample of 155 Norwegians who partook in the leisure activities friluftsliv or video gaming, by responding to an online questionnaire consisting of various scales measuring liminality, and variables we believed to be more, or less, related to liminality. The variables included, in addition to liminality, ...
  • Subliminal priming og betinging av kunstige stereotyper 

    Brandt, Kai Erik (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-09)
    En hyppig brukt metode for å studere subliminale fenomener er det maskerte primings-paradigmet. Tidligere studier med dette paradigmet har vist at subliminal priming og betinging har en effekt, men det er likevel uklarheter knyttet til ulike modererende faktorer. Slike modererende faktorer kan for eksempel være forsøksdeltakeres holdninger mot en stimulus eller det kan også være av mer teknisk art ...
  • How to Measure a Growth Mindset. A Validation Study of the Implicit Theories of Intelligence Scale and a Novel Norwegian Measure 

    Ingebrigtsen, Magnus (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-03)
    A person's mindset, or implicit theory of intelligence, has been linked to many factors such as academic achievement, resiliency, and well-being. However, researchers have questioned the definitional clarity of the mindset construct and recent meta-analyses have reported confusing findings, such as interventions only having an effect on academic achievement if manipulation checks fail. This poses ...
  • Words lead to action. Do incompatible movements interfere with verbal stimulus-response learning? 

    Skjoldli, Are (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-03)
    Abstract Embodied cognition research has shown that bodily activity could affect cognitive processes in multiple ways. It has for instance been theorized that when we process language related to physical actions such as the word “push”, we automatically use the motor-areas of the brain to simulate our understanding of this concept, much like actually performing a pushing action. In this study, I ...
  • Positive og negative konsekvenser for barn av psykisk- og somatisk syke. Gruppeforskjeller for barn som pårørende 

    Karlsen, Malin Cecilie (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-02)
    Formålet med denne retrospektive studien var (1) å undersøke om det er forskjeller i opplevde positive og negative konsekvenser mellom pårørende barn av psykisk og somatisk syke foreldre, (2) å undersøke om det forelå en sammenheng mellom foreldrenes sykdomsstatus, og type oppgaver som barn av de ulike pårørendegruppene utførte i oppveksten, og (3) å se om disse oppgavetypene har en sammenheng med ...
  • Predictors of mental health problems among adolescents. The relationship between life events, bullying, and resilience 

    Jakobsen, Karine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-01)
    This thesis examined predictors of mental health problems such as demographic variables, life events, bullying, cyber-bullying and resilience, in addition to estimate the prevalence of different mental health problems among adolescents in a small municipality in Northern-Norway. The sample (N =158) were pupils’ attending primary schools (46% girls and 54% boys, response rate 31%). The participants ...
  • Employees with Asperger syndrome - experiences and challenges 

    Pedersen, Kristina Nyvoll (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-02)
    Asperger syndrome (AS) is a pervasive developmental disorder which is characterized by restricted, stereotypical, and repetitive behavior and interests with an abnormal intensity (ICD-10, 2016). Unfortunately, the vocational outcome for this population is extremely variable (Howlin, 2000).The aim of the present study was to retrieve information about informant’s experiences and challenges in work-life ...
  • Personlighetsendring hos foreldre og barn 

    Iversen, Trond (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-02)
    I denne oppgaven ble personlighetsendringer hos en kohort foreldre og barn fulgt med tre repeterte målinger, en måling ved inklusjon og en etter tre og seks års oppfølging. Målingene ble foretatt med spørreskjemaet NEO-PI som måler de fem (Big Five) personlighetsfaktorene nevrotisisme, ekstraversjon, åpenhet, medmenneskelighet og planmessighet. Det ble inkludert 219 personer, 113 kvinner (51,6 %), ...
  • How do Authentic Leaders facilitate Innovation? The roles of Psychological Capital, Work Engagement and Creativity 

    Tveiterås, Håkon (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-05)
    The aim of the present study is to examine how Authentic Leadership might facilitate innovation through the mechanisms of Psychological Capital, Work Engagement and Creativity. We surveyed a sample of leaders and employees (N=79) in three middle sized Norwegian companies, who all share HR-department. They are operating in the fields of banking, real-estate and accounting. We analysed the data using ...
  • Why Bother to Participate? What Influences Student Motivation to Participate in Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET)? 

    Hoel, Anniken (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-02)
    When response rates on student evaluation of teaching (SET) are low, the results cannot be interpreted as reliable and therefore not be used as intended. The low response rates, followed by departments inability to properly interpret responses from the students who do participate is a big problem. Where does the motivation to participate break down, and where and how does it make sense for the ...
  • Bruk av hesteassistert psykoterapi til behandling av mennesker med relasjonstraumer: En kvalitativ undersøkelse 

    Vebostad, Mailen Ljovshin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-02)
    Hensikten med studien er å utforske hvordan pasienter opplever hesteassistert psykoterapi som en del av deres behandling. Hesteassistert psykoterapi gir pasientene lærdom gjennom en praktisk tilnærming i nåtid fremfor teori, og er det som skiller hesteassistert psykoterapi ut fra annen behandling. For å utforske dette, ble det benyttet et kvalitativ design, og semi-strukturerte intervjuer av fem ...
  • Implisitte og eksplisitte holdninger mot eldre arbeidere 

    Røli, Ingrid Haugen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-02)
    Formålet med denne studien var å undersøke implisitte og eksplisitte holdninger mot eldre arbeidere i Norge. I studie 1 undersøkte vi norske studenters spontane tanker om vanlige stereotypier mot eldre arbeidere i det norske samfunnet. Den kvalitative analysen viste at norske stereotypier mot eldre arbeidere samsvarer med stereotypier fra andre land. I tillegg pilot-testet og identifiserte vi et ...
  • The Effect of Parents’ Integration and Acceptance of the Hosting Culture on Immigrant Adolescents’ Dual Identity 

    Soltanpanah, Jilwan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-02)
    Formålet med dette studiet var å undersøke forholdet mellom og prediktorer av innvandrer ungdoms tre kulturelle identiteter, etnisk identitet (dvs. identiteten knyttet til opprinnelseskulturen), nasjonal identitet (dvs. identiteten knyttet til verts kultur) og dual identitet (dvs. en integrert identitet kombinert av både etnisk og verts kultur). Vi gjennomførte en studie med 97 ungdommer med ...
  • Stress, kroniske smerter og funksjonsbegrensning. Hvilken innvirkning kan psykologisk stress og sykdomsforståelse ha på smertetilstand og funksjonsbegrensning ved leddgikt? 

    Lysheim, Ingrid Reinaas (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-04)
    Sammendrag Mål: Målet med denne prospektive studien var å undersøke om psykologisk stress og sykdomsforståelse kan påvirke smertetilstanden og funksjonsbegrensning hos pasienter med leddgikt - revmatoid artritt (RA). Metode: Tre hundre og fem pasienter med RA behandlet ved UNN (Universitetssykehuset i Nord-Norge) ble kontaktet via post og invitert til å delta. Data ble innsamlet ved å bruke ...
  • «Å bli forelder var mer vanskelig enn jeg hadde forventet». En kvantitativ analyse av utsagn på spørreinstrumentet Parent Stress Index i fire analysegrupper fra tre ulike studier 

    Jennerwein, Andrea (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-02-25)
    Mitt formål med denne masteroppgaven har vært å få kunnskap om foreldres attribusjon knyttet sin opplevelse av foreldrestress i grupper av foreldre som har barn i risiko for utviklingspsykologisk skjevutvikling. Jeg har analysert data fra spørreinstrumentet Parenting Stress Index (PSI) fra fire foreldregrupper: foreldre til barn med atferdsvansker, foreldre til premature barn, fosterforeldre samt ...
  • Amygdala's "unfelt" emotions? 

    Profeti, Italo (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-05)
    Participants saw “hybrid” pictures of faces composed by superimposing neutral expression in high spatial frequencies (HSF, 7-128 cycles/image) over different emotional expressions in low spatial frequencies (LSF, 1-6 cycles). While explicitly judging them as neutral, participants rated the hybrids as friendly when the emotion showed in the low frequencies was positive, and as unfriendly when the ...

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