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PhD Thesis by Marit Kristine Ådland: Tags on healthcare information websites
This thesis explores tags and tagging behaviour on health information websites using an empirical, user-oriented, exploratory case study. The purpose is to find out more about tags and tagging behaviour on a health information website. The analysis indicates a connection between taggers computer skills, understanding of the tagging feature, and focus on applying tags as topical descriptors.
PhD Thesis by Jens Anderson-Ingstrup: A Flexible Fit
In this thesis Jens Anderson-Ingstrup discusses the potential paradox of creating a manual that is meant to guide persons in conducting person attuned musical interactions. The paradox is that manuals can be considered as something fixed and inflexible, while successful person attuned musical interactions require a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.
PhD Thesis by Evangelia Papanikolaou: Receptive Music Therapy in Oncology
This project is a very first attempt to explore and evaluate the potential of the receptive music therapy method Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) as a brief psychological intervention for women who are receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in an outpatient Greek Gynecologic Oncology hospital unit.
New book: Three Little Essays: Arthur Prior in 1931
As Arthur Prior was completing his studies at Wairarapa High School, he wrote three essays on science, literature and religion respectively. The essays were all written during September and October 1931, when Prior was just 16 years old. This open access volume contains all three essays, along with four chapters analysing and discussing Prior’s texts.
New book: Where Culture and Mind Meet
A volume in the series: Niels Bohr Professorship Lectures in Cultural Psychology. Edited by Brady Wagoner, Aalborg University, and Kevin Carriere, Washington & Jefferson College.
PhD Thesis by Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen: Ethnomethodological Conversation Analysis meets Integrational Linguistics
The thesis provides insight into the communication challenges of daily life for an individual with acquired brain injury in an institution. The thesis creates a new analysis perspective that can identify areas of attention for health professionals and thus contribute to improving the quality of life for the individuals with acquired brain injury.
PhD Thesis by Geoffrey Tabo: Designing Infrastructures for Learning
The study provides a theoretical and pragmatic approach to designing infrastructure for learning in resource limiting situations. The study proposes some design principles, user engagement processes and recommends a participatory approach to designing infrastructures for learning at higher education institution to achieve sustainable ICT systems. This enables the user experiences and network to grow naturally with a multiplier effect just like social media services.
New book: Identity Construction and Illness Narratives in Persons with Disabilities
This book investigates how being diagnosed with various disabilities impacts on identity. Editors: Chalotte Glintborg, Manuel L. de la Mata
New issue of the Journal of Somaesthetics: Somaesthetics and Beauty
In this issue of the Journal of Somaesthetics, collects contributions from various fields exploring experiences of beauty vis-à-vis aestheticized phenomena in everyday life, design, art, urbanity, and elsewhere.
Dr. Jaan Valsiner awarded the APA Outstanding International Psychologist Award 2020
Jaan Valsiner is professor at Department of Communication and Psychology. The honourable APA Outstanding Psychologist Award is the last in a series of several honorary prizes that the cultural psychologist has been awarded over time.
AAU Researchers develop new approaches to strengthen mental health using robots
The purpose of this new research project is to improve mental health through collaborative drawing and painting using socially assistive robots. The project is being carried out in collaboration with Aalborg Kommune's project, 'Kulturvitaminer' and an artist.
Special issue of Seismograf Journal edited by Morten Søndergaard
Silent Agencies - Artistic and curatorial practices in a state of crisis.
New e-book: Lived Culture and Psychology
The aim of this book is to contribute to our understanding of the psychological means that bring about cultural forms of human conduct and experience. Edited by Carolin Demuth, Pirkko Raudaskoski and Sanna Raudaskoski. The e-book is available as open access.
PhD Thesis by Thomas Trøst Hansen: The Impacts of Academic Events
This PhD dissertation explores the impact of academic events such as congresses, conferences, symposia, and meetings. More specifically, the focus is on the academic impact for individual attendees and chairs.
AAU ArT Expo 2020 - a(rt)part
Art & Technology/Kunst og Teknologi invites all interested parties to the biannual exhibition of the student projects, a(rt)part 2020. The pandemic has not discouraged the students, they have instead worked hard on creating a digital alternative to the physical exhibition that is held each semester.
New book: Memory in the Wild
This book explores the complex relations between practices of remembering and the settings in which they are enacted. Edited by Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Bresco de Luna and Sophie Zadeh.
Lived Culture and Psychology: Sharedness and Normativity as Discursive, Embodied and Affective Engagements with the World in Social Interaction
Special Issue in the journal Frontiers. The aim of this Research Topic is to contribute to our understanding of the psychological means that bring about cultural forms of human conduct and experience. The publication is edited by Carolin Demuth, Pirkko Liisa Raudaskoski and Sanna Raudaskoski.
PhD Thesis by Dan Hvidtfeldt: Creativity as a Musical Practice
This PhD dissertation has been developed in collaboration with Roskilde Festival with the overall purpose of promoting a theoretically and empirically informed understanding of creativity, which is relevant for the ongoing organisational, musical and artistic development of Roskilde Festival.