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In today's edition of Bergens Tidende, Helge Molde presents some of the findings based on his doctoral work.
The prize for the best publication within sleep research in 2008 was awarded to Siri Omvik, Børge Sivertsen, Ståle Pallesen, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Odd E. Havik og Inger Hilde Nordhus for the paper: "Daytime functioning in older patients suffering from chronic insomnia: Treatment outcome in a randomized controlled trial comparing CBT with Zopiclone", pubished in Behaviour Research and Therapy... Read more
In a recently published article, Brita Bjørkelo, Wenche Ryberg, Stig Berge Matthiesen and Ståle Einarsen present pioneering findings on the whistleblowing phenomenon.
Members of the Bergen Bullying Research group contribute with an empirical research paper in the latest issue of the Journal of the Norwegian Psychological Association. The paper, entitled "A study of basic life assumptions and post-traumatic stress disorder among victims of workplace bullying" is written in Norwegian. An abstract in English is presented here.
As a warm-blooded species, humans thrive in temperate climates and must take more adaptive measures if they are living in colder or hotter regions of the world. But how do human societies create links between climate and culture? And what cultures do they create?
A new study led by James Pennebaker, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, in collaboration with prof. Keith Petrie (University of Auckland) and Børge Sivertsen (University of Bergen), takes text analysis down a winding path from terrorist communications to the Beatles lyrics. In this recently published study, John Lennon’s songs were for example found to have more “negative... Read more