Bergen Cognition and Learning Group

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The research focus is mainly on inmates in Norwegian prisons, refugees with PTSD after exposure to war and political violence, and children in high-risk groups and on how individual and contextual factors influence learning and academic development. The aim is to describe, understand and predict learning and academic development, with a particular focus on how basic cognitive factors interact with the environment.

The group members are engaged in individual research projects within development of literacy skills, social skills and cognitive functioning in groups considered to be at risk of academic failure, such as refugees exposed to war and political conflicts, and children at risk of developmental impairments and behavioural problems.