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Mindeord om professor Jesper Mogensen
Jesper Mogensen, professor på Københavns Universitet og adjungeret professor på Aalborg Universitet, er død. Han blev 68 år.
New book: The World's First Full Press Freedom
"The World's First Full Press Freedom - The Radical Experiment of Denmark-Norway 1770–1773" charts an extraordinary period in Danish history: the "Press Freedom Period", in which King Christian 7's physician J.F. Struensee introduced a series of radical enlightenment reforms beginning with the total abolishment of censorship. The book is written by Ulrik Langen and Frederik Stjernfelt and is available through open access.
PhD Thesis by Mia Thyrre Sørensen: Students' orchestration of group work and the role of technology
The dissertation explores student self-organised hybrid collaborative practices in a problem-oriented and project-based learning environment at Aalborg University.
PhD Thesis by Timothy Honig
This research project examines GIM as a therapeutic approach specifically for persons who have depression. GIM is a music-centered integrative therapeutic method in which specially designed music programs facilitate client imagery experiences in non-ordinary states of consciousness.
PhD Thesis by Jonas Olsen Dall
We constantly have to quickly notice and react on complex visually information on everything from car, people, and road signs when driving to words and letters when sitting at home reading. But why is it more easy to notice some things rather than others? The goal of the dissertation research is therefore to examine how our experience influences what we see.
Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Shove nominated for an Honorary Doctorate
Professor Elizabeth Shove has been central in the development of practice theory based on the aim of reshaping peoples’ everyday practices towards sustainable ways of living. Shove will be awarded the honorary doctorate at a ceremony at Aalborg University on April 8, 2022.
New book: Shame on you: A literary perspective on shame and guilt
Shame and guilt are essential human emotions. They are reflective emotions and also what we might call social feelings; they affect individuals as well as collective cultures. This book explores shame and guilt in a Western and Scandinavian context focusing on a wide range of authors from 19th century through modernist to contemporary writers. Editors: Gorm Larsen and René Rasmussen.
Full Tuition Free PhD Scholarship in the Field of Music Therapy
The Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark, offers a full tuition free PhD Scholarship in music therapy research.
PhD Thesis by Peter Clement Lund: Grief as Disorder
In this dissertation, Peter Clement Lund, asks the fundamental question: Why is grief today experienced as something so painful and unmanageable that parts of it has to be diagnosed and treated?
Brady Wagoner awarded the Humboldt Research Award
Professor Brady Wagoner from Department of Communication and Psychology wil receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in recognition of outstanding lifetime achievements in research and teaching. Brady Wagoner has been especially recognized for his contributions to cultural psychology, memory studies, the history of psychology and the development of dynamic process methodologies.
New book: The Cambridge Handbook of Identity
By Michael Bamberg, Carolin Demuth and Meike Watzlawik (Eds). The Cambridge Handbook of Identity presents the lively, multidisciplinary field of identity research as working around three central themes: (i) difference and sameness between people; (ii) people's agency in the world; and (iii) how identities can change or remain stable over time.
New book: Experience on the Edge: Theorizing Liminality
By Brady Wagoner and Tania Zittoun (Eds.). This book focuses on theorising and applying the concept of liminality within psychology. The concept is needed to address those aspects of human experience and social life that fall outside of ordered structures. In contrast to the clearly defined roles and routines that define so much of industrial work and economic life, it highlights spaces of transition, indefiniteness, ambiguity, play and creativity.
New book: Culture as Process: A tribute to Jaan Valsiner
By Brady Wagoner, Bo A. Christensen and Carolin Demuth (Eds.). This book is the first to discuss in detail the different sides of Valsiner’s thought, including developmental science, semiotic mediation, cultural transmission, aesthetics, globalization of science, epistemology, methodology and the history of ideas. It provides an overview, evaluation and extension of Valsiner’s key ideas for the construction of a dynamic cultural psychology, written by his former students and colleagues from around the world.
PhD Thesis by Johanne Grant: Who are we now? Organizational scandal and identity work in the world of finance
The dissertation examines how employees and managers react during an organizational scandal - more specifically in Danske Bank - while the scandal unfolds.
PhD Thesis by Dana Yakobson: A family tune
This PhD project set out to examine the effects and experiences of music therapy with preterm infants and their parents during their admission period to the neonatal intensive care unit.
Elizabeth Jochum is featured as one of 50 women in robotics you need to know about in 2021
Elizabeth Jochum's research combines robotics and art, and includes transdisciplinary collaborations in human-robot interaction, health, and engineering. From industrial robots to exoskeletons, she explores critical and creative approaches to robotics.
The Inaugural Lecture by Adjunct Professor Srikant Sarangi now online
On 3 September 2021, Srikant Sarangi gave an inaugural lecture as adjunct professor at Aalborg University. The lecture is now available here. Title: Communicative contingencies and the interplay of expertise and ethics in medical/healthcare decision making.
Carolin Demuth is the new president of the Association for European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology
Carolin Demuth has been elected as the new president of the Association for European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology for the period 2021-2024. The aim of the association is to create bridges among qualitative researchers in psychology across Europe.