This is a list of PhD theses in English. For full list, please visit: kommunikation.aau.dk/phd/ph.d.-afhandlinger
PhD theses in English
PhD Theses in English
PhD Thesis by Dennis Jim Frederiksen: We are in this Together
This thesis is the result of exploring differences between doing paid work in a public-sector organisation and volunteer work in a third-sector association.
PhD Thesis by Jensine Ingerslev Nedergaard: Skin as a Communicative Boundary
In this PhD thesis, the researcher answers the following questions: How is it possible to understand communication and meaning-making through the skin? / How does this embodied understanding of the skin as a physical and psychological boundary hold the ability to control and/or integrate communication and meaning making? / How can we develop a new approach of educating communicative aspects in the Danish healthcare system?
PhD Thesis by Susan Hart: Psychometric Properties of the Emotional Development Scale
Due to emotional difficulties, a growing number of children are referred to regional educational-psychological advisory services and child psychiatric services with mental problems related to emotional vulnerabilities. The neuroaffective developmental psychology framework is a way of understanding children's normal emotional development and of examining how this development may be promoted or disturbed by relational issues. Within this theoretical framework, the researcher has developed a measurement tool to assess the current emotional functioning level of 4–12-year-olds.
PhD Thesis by Unni Tanum Johns: Musical Dynamics in Time-Limited Intersubjective Child Psychotherapy
In this project Unni Johns developed a method for analysing child psychotherapy and analysed in detail small episodes with six children suffering from anxiety and depression using musical concepts of e.g. rhythm and tempo. Unni Johns found some patterns which indicated how a ‘musical looking glass’ can clarify the role of nonverbal communication for the capability to share and express emotional experiences.
PhD Thesis by Kristin Maya Story: Guided Imagery and Music with Military Women and Trauma
The number of women veterans are increasing in the United States and they have a unique set of challenges upon returning to civilian life, including a high rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and exposure to sexual harassment and sexual assault. This research aimed to explore the use of Music Imagery and Guided Imagery and Music sessions as a treatment option for women veterans with PTSD, and to increase awareness of military sexual trauma. Included in the research are a feasibility study and an Arts Based Research film project.
PhD Thesis by Steffen Ernø: Rebelling Against Entrepreneurship Education
Entrepreneurship promises more jobs for more people and is also a key component for steady economic growth. As a consequence, a growing interest in entrepreneurship education has followed.This dissertation is a phronetic exploration of entrepreneurship education. Phronesis, as identified by Aristotle, is a scientific virtue addressing ethical and practical matters related to fields of public interest. Given the context of the study, and based on qualitative data, it is argued how an alternative way of thinking about entrepreneurship education might be more desirable.