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  • Identifying Resilience Factors of Distress and Paranoia During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Five Countries 

    Mækelæ, Martin Jensen; Reggev, Niv; Defelipe, Renata P.; Dutra, Natalia; Tamayo, Ricardo; Klevjer, Kristoffer; Pfuhl, Gerit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-10)
    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has affected all countries with more than 100 million confirmed cases and over 2.1 million casualties by the end of January 2021 worldwide. A prolonged pandemic can harm global levels of optimism, regularity, and sense of meaning and belonging, yielding adverse effects on individuals' mental health as represented by worry, paranoia, and distress. Here we studied ...
  • Parent reports of children's emotional and behavioral problems in a low- and middleincome country (LMIC): An epidemiological study of Nepali schoolchildren 

    Ma, Jasmine; Mahat, Pashupati; Brøndbo, Per Håkan; Handegård, Bjørn H.; Kvernmo, Siv; Javo, Anne Cecilie (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-03)
    <i>Background</i> - As epidemiological data on child mental health in low- and middle-income countries are limited, a large-scale survey was undertaken to estimate the prevalence and amount of child emotional and behavioral problems (EBP) in Nepal as reported by the parents.<br><br> <i>Methods</i> - 3820 schoolchildren aged 6–18 years were selected from 16 districts of the three geographical ...
  • Emotional Infant Face Processing in Women With Major Depression and Expecting Parents With Depressive Symptoms 

    Bohne, Agnes; Nordahl, Dag; Lindahl, Åsne; Ulvenes, Pål Gunnar; Wang, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson; Pfuhl, Gerit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-02)
    Processing of emotional facial expressions is of great importance in interpersonal relationships. Aberrant engagement with facial expressions, particularly an engagement with sad faces, loss of engagement with happy faces, and enhanced memory of sadness has been found in depression. Since most studies used adult faces, we here examined if such biases also occur in processing of infant faces in those ...
  • Koronapandemien gjorde babyforskning ved UiT lettere 

    Thale, Tøllefsen; Flatebø, Solveig (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2021-02-05)
    Da Norge stengte ned 12. mars trodde psykologistipendiat Solveig Flatebø at det ble kroken på lab-døra. Der tok hun feil.
  • Male rat sexual behavior: Insights from inter-copulatory intervals 

    Huijgens, Patty Thalia; Guarraci, Fay; Olivier, Jocelien; Snoeren, Eelke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-09)
    The assessment of sexual behavior in male rats with the aim of unraveling underlying neurobiological mechanisms has in the recent decades been reduced to the annotation of mounts, intromissions and ejaculations. To provide a better understanding of the structure and patterns of copulation, it is necessary to extend and tailor the analysis to the natural organization of male rat copulation. This will ...
  • Childhood Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Divorce in a Large Norwegian Cohort: Results from the HUNT Study 

    Idstad, Mariann; Rognmo, Kamilla; Engdahl, Bo Lars (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-10)
    The aim of this study is to investigate the association between childhood sensorineural hearing loss (CSNHL) and divorce in a large, Norwegian cohort. Data from the School Hearing Investigation in Nord-Trøndelag (SHINT), Norway, are combined with registry data on marital status from Statistics Norway and matched controls from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT). The sample includes a total of ...
  • Alcohol consumption among older adults with symptoms of cognitive decline consulting specialist health care 

    Kamsvaag, Ben; Bergh, Sverre; Benth, Jurate Saltyte; Selbæk, Geir; Tevik, Kjerstin Elisabeth; Helvik, Anne-Sofie (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-07-29)
    <p>Objectives: To explore alcohol consumption among older Norwegian adults with symptoms of cognitive decline, assess the agreement between the reports of older adults and their next of kin regarding a person’s alcohol consumption, and explore clinical and sociodemographic variables associated with agreement. <p>Method: Alcohol consumption was measured among 3608 older adults consulting specialist ...
  • Faktorer som henger sammen med ungdommers fordommer mot temaet psykisk helse 

    Wollmann, Brita (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-08-01)
    Hovedoppgaven var en del av et større forskningsprosjekt i regi av professorene Ingunn Skre og Rannveig Grøm Sæle. Tidligere studier har forsøkt å kartlegge faktorer som henger sammen med å ha fordommer mot temaet psykisk helse hos ungdom. Kjønn og alder har vist seg å være av betydning, da å være yngre og å være gutt henger sammen mer fordommer mot temaet. Det finnes imidlertid ikke nok studier til ...
  • The Effects of Perinatal Fluoxetine Exposure on Social and Non-Social Investigation Behaviors in a Novel Environment 

    Johansen, Jesper Solheim; Sylte, Ole Christian (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2020-07-31)
    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are increasingly prescribed as medication for various affective disorders during pregnancy. SSRIs cross the placenta and affect serotonergic neurotransmission in the fetus, but the neurobehavioral consequences for the offspring remain largely unclear. Recent research has linked perinatal SSRI exposure to alterations in both social and non-social ...
  • Flow in Physical Activity and Exercise: Exploring the Relevance of Mindfulness and Exertion 

    Karlsen, Karoline (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-14)
    Experiencing flow in physical activity is associated with intrinsic motivation and has proven to be a highly rewarding state of mind (Csikszentmihalyi, 2008). Facilitating flow experiences among regular exercisers can be beneficial in terms of promoting long-term physical activity engagement. In a longitudinal study we explored possible factors predicting flow experiences in exercisers by measuring ...
  • The help may be far away: The effect of construal level and social distance on charity donations 

    Høgsdal, Helene (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-17)
    Is it possible to influence people´s willingness to donate money? In two experiments we investigated whether participant´s (N = 417) willingness to donate money to a charitable cause could be influenced by mental representations and social distance towards the donation target. In both experiments we manipulated the perceived social distance towards the donation target, and the construal level of the ...
  • Kunnskapsoppsummering og klassifisering av tiltaket Mitt valg! Ungdomsskole-versjonen (1. utg) 

    Sæle, Rannveig Grøm; Aasheim, Merete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-04-09)
    <i>BAKGRUNN</i> - MITT VALG er en norsk tilpasset versjon av det universelt forebyggende undervisningsprogrammet Lions Quest som er utviklet i USA. MITT VALG er beskrevet som et livsmestringsprogram med fokus på sosial og emosjonell læring, psykisk helse, kritisk tenkning og faglig utvikling. Denne oppsummeringen tar for seg opplæringsprogrammet MITT VALG for ungdomskolen. MITT VALG eies av Stiftelsen ...
  • Working for the Best or Bracing for the Worst? Approach and Avoidance Motivation in Planning 

    Bø, Simen; Sjåstad, Hallgeir; Norman, Elisabeth (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-03-11)
    Even though planning is generally helpful in goal pursuit, people do not always choose to plan. The inclination to plan might depend on whether we focus on what we seek to approach or what we seek to avoid. In two pre-registered experiments, we tested the relative effect of approach versus avoidance motivation on willingness to plan (total <i>N</i>=1349). With outcome framing as the experimental ...
  • Distracting stimuli evoke ventral tegmental area responses in rats during ongoing saccharin consumption 

    Peters, Kate Z.; Young, Andrew M J; McCutcheon, James Edgar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-11)
    Disruptions in attention, salience and increased distractibility are implicated in multiple psychiatric conditions. The ventral tegmental area (VTA) is a potential site for converging information about external stimuli and internal states to be integrated and guide adaptive behaviours. Given the dual role of dopamine signals in both driving ongoing behaviours (e.g., feeding) and monitoring salient ...
  • Resonance frequency is not always stable over time and could be related to the inter‑beat interval 

    Capdevila, Lluis; Parrado, Eva; Ramos-Castro, Juan; Zapata-Lamana, Rafael; Lalanza, Jaume F (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-04-16)
    Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback (HRVB) is based on breathing at an optimal rate (or resonance frequency, RF) corresponding to the respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA). Our aim is to check whether the RF is a stable factor and analyse the HRV parameters individually per each breathing rate, comparing it with free slow breathing. A sample of 21 participants were trained in a test–retest HRVB ...
  • Rat ultrasonic vocalizations and novelty-induced social and non-social investigation behavior in a seminatural environment 

    Heinla, Indrek; Chu, Xi; Ågmo, Anders j; Snoeren, Eelke (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-03)
    Although rats are known to emit ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs), it remains unclear whether these calls serve an auditory communication purpose. For USVs to be part of communication, the vocal signals will need to be a transfer of information between two or more conspecifics, and with the possibility to induce changes in the behavior of the recipient. Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate ...
  • Sexual incentive motivation and male and female copulatory behavior in female rats given androgen from postnatal day 20 

    Chu, Xi; Snoeren, Eelke; Södersten, Per; Ågmo, Anders j (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-12)
    Masculinization and feminization of rat sexual behavior has been supposed to occur during a short postnatal period. However, much data have made it evident that these processes may continue until adolescence. In the present study, we evaluated whether androgen treatment of females from postnatal day 20 and onwards could alter sexual motivation and behavior in a male direction. Juveniles were ...
  • Ticket To Ride: A Longitudinal Journey to Work Engagement and Health in the JD-R model 

    Langseth-Eide, Benedicte; Vittersø, Joar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-04-19)
    The present study addresses one of the limitations of the JD-R model, namely, that analyses of the outcomes of the motivational process have largely focused on organizational outcomes and have neglected to investigate the associations between job resources, work engagement and health-related outcomes. Specifically, the aim of this paper is to show that health-related indicators may be outcomes of ...
  • The effects of brief mindfulness training on attentional processes: mindfulness increases prepulse facilitation but not prepulse inhibition 

    Åsli, Ole; Johansen, Martha; Solhaug, Ida (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-17)
    Mindfulness is intentional focus of one’s attention on emotions, thoughts, or sensations occurring in the present moment with a nonjudgmental attitude. Recently there has been increased interest in the effects of mindfulness practice on psychological processes such as concentration, focus, and attention. In the present study, a prepulse inhibition/facilitation (PPI/PPF) paradigm was employed to ...
  • Effects of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic-interpersonal treatments for eating disorders: a meta-analytic inquiry into the role of patient characteristics and change in eating disorder-specific and general psychopathology in remission 

    Moberg, Leif Tore; Solvang, Birgitte; Sæle, Rannveig Grøm; Myrvang, Anna Dahl (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-26)
    Background - Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic-interpersonal therapies (PIT) are two widely used and conceptually different outpatient treatments for eating disorders (EDs). To better understand how these treatments works, for whom, and under what circumstances, there is a need for knowledge about how outcomes are affected by diagnosis, comorbidity, changes in psychopathology, and ...

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