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News from Department of Communication and Psychology
New book: Integrating the Participants’ Perspective in the Study of Language and Communication Disorders
This book addresses a significant gap in our understanding of the social consequences of brain injury for everyday life by focusing on the practical problems that individuals with communication difficulties and acquired brain damage - and their care-takers, family and friends - have to solve in everyday life. Author: Charlotte Marie Bisgaard Klemmensen.
New book: Music and Public Health
This book provides the foundation of a new understanding of the potential of music to improve physical and mental health. Editors Lars Ole Bonde and Töres Theorell.
New book: Networked Learning - Reflections and Challenges
The book is based on nine selected, peer-reviewed papers presented at the 10th biennial Networked Learning Conference (NLC) 2016 held in Lancaster. It presents topics and methodologies for new ways of framing relationships, technology and criticality in education. Editors: Nina Bonderup Dohn, Susan Cranmer, Julie Ann Sime, Maarten de Laat and Thomas Ryberg.
What does a PBL study look like in practice?
”In my eyes AAU is a good place to study, everything is geared to group projects and research” - Katja Drasdo, Leader of E-Learning Competence Center, Berlin
New book: The Psychology of Radical Social Change - From Rage to Revolution
This book applies the latest social psychological theories to contextualized cases of revolutions and uprisings from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century in countries around the world.
PhD Thesis by María Dolores Castro-Rojas
This thesis aims to identify and understand key elements that might be included in designing suitable learning interventions for enabling older adults using information and communication technologies (ICT) (i.e. computers, mobile devices and applications) for enhancing cognitive activity, increasing social interaction, and promoting successful and active aging.
PhD Thesis by Sarah Awad: The Social Life of Urban Images
This thesis looks at visual images as psychological and political tools for social action. Social actors produce images to represent and propagate particular versions of social reality. These images are in turn interpreted, transformed, reconstructed, and destroyed by other social actors in a continuous process of negotiating social reality and the power of representing it in the public space.
PhD Thesis by Margareta Wärja: Arts-Based Psychotherapy for Women Recovering from Gynecological Cancer
Gynecological cancer survivors are affected in all aspects of their lives such as sexuality, reproduction, embodiment, self-esteem, and general quality of life. In this thesis a complex intervention study was performed for gynecological cancer survivors in which the effects of two arts-based psychotherapy treatments (individual and group) on psychological outcomes were evaluated.
PhD Thesis by Anna Gerge: Psychotherapeutic development
This article-based thesis reports the development of an assessment tool, the SATPA – a Safety Assessment Tool of Pictorial Artefacts, for determining levels of safety in pictures in line with the concept neuroception, defined as a continuous, partially unaware assessment of whether situations are safe, worrying or life-threatening.
PhD Thesis by Sarai Løkkegaard: Disseminating Scientific Knowledge to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
The aim of this thesis is to examine, develop and evaluate the dissemination of scientific knowledge between university and industry, specifically small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
PhD Thesis by Jens Dinesen Strandbech: Humanoid Robots for Health and Welfare
This dissertation takes an exploratory approach to investigating the interactions between the functionally designed socially assistive robot Telenoid and elderly persons with severe dementia.
New issue of International Review of Education
Special Issue on learning potentials and educational challenges of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in lifelong learning - edited by Mie Buhl and Lars Birch Andreasen.
Logic and Philosophy of Time: Themes from Prior
This open access e-Book, edited by Per Hasle, Patrick Blackburn and Peter Øhrstrøm, is the first volume in the book series, Logic and Philosophy of Time.
PhD Thesis by Willy Castro Guzmán: Collective Professional Development for the Integration of ICT in Higher Education
The study addresses the connections between ICT adoption in Education, the barriers of ICT integration, and the teacher professional development as means to promote adoption.
PhD Thesis by Mette Rønberg: Experiences of Depression
This thesis is an examination of the complex experiences of what we call depression in everyday life, including embodied experiences of depression. It is also an examination of the multifaceted and ambiguous experiences of getting a depression diagnosis, and an exploration of the in-depth processes involved in learning to live under the description of depression.
New book: Street Art of Resistance
This book edited by Sarah H. Awad and Brady Wagoner explores how street art has been used as a tool of resistance to express opposition to political systems and social issues around the world.
PhD Thesis by Sanne Dollerup: Engaging the Shopping Experience
The overall research question in this dissertation is: How can brick-and-mortar stores be designed to differentiate them from each other and from online stores by addressing how customers can be immersed in a store through participation in a fictional world? To answer this question, Sanne Dollerup has combined the theoretical field of consumer experience with possible world theory, which is mainly used in literary studies as a way to understand immersion in a literary world of fiction.
New interdisciplinary series on sound
Palgrave Studies in Sound is an interdisciplinary series devoted to the topic of sound with each volume framing and focusing on sound as it is conceptualized in a specific context or field.