Society and Workplace Diversity Research Group


Professor Gro Mjeldheim Sandal, Department of Psychosocial Science


Society and Workplace Diversity Research Group
Department of Psychosocial Science
Christiesgt. 12
5015 Bergen

Phone: 55 58 31 90
E-mail: post@psysp.uib.no

The Society and Workplace Diversity group is a research unit at Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen. Our research projects are devoted to develop knowledge about challenges and implications of ethnic diversity in the society in general and in the workplaces. An aim is to develop knowledge of applied value for policy makers and human resource management in organizations. Within this field, the research group is involved in projects focusing on issues such as:

- Recruitment in multicultural pools of applicants
- Implications of cultural diversity for group dynamics and team performance
- Selection for expatriate work assignments and the assessment of cultural competence
- Leadership in multicultural environments
- Characteristics and consequences of acculturation strategies of immigrant groups
- Multi-ethnic contact in plural societies
- Refugees and mental health
- Cross-cultural studies of civic and political engagement
- Factors propelling and sustaining hazardous emigration from Africa

The Norwegian Research Council finances a large part of the research activities of the group. Several projects are also undertaken in contract with international organizations, e.g. the European Space Agency (ESA). We collaborate with a large number of prominent scientists around the world who make valuable contributions to our research.

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Apr 19

Climate Change, Population Displacement and Mental Health: The Next Wave. Guest lecture by Lawrence Palinkas

The Society and Workplace Diversity Research Group (SAW) has the pleasure of inviting you to a guest lecture with Dr. Lawrence Palinkas from University of Southern California. The lecture is associated with the launch of the project Clinical Encounters with Refugee Patients suffering from Mental...