Yesterday, Thu 4th Oct, Oskar MacGregor gave a University of Skövde “Popular Science Café” presentation (in Swedish) on some of the various ethical and privacy hazards of increasing digitalization. The content also did the rounds in local media (again in Swedish).
New publication on personality and gender equality
A team including departmental collaborator Petri Kajonius have just published an article in the International Journal of Psychology entitled “Sex differences in personality are larger in gender equal countries: Replicating and extending a surprising finding“. Shortly, the article investigates a large, international sample, which somewhat surprisingly demonstrates that the more gender equal a nation is, […]
BSc thesis student featured in local media
Our BSc student Theresa Skaf, who did her thesis this past spring on well-being in Swedish and Sri Lankan population samples, has been profiled in a local media piece (in Swedish only, behind a paywall). Similar info (also in Swedish only) is available from an earlier University press release.
First departmental Nature group publication
A team of researchers including Sakari Kallio have just published the department’s first Nature publishing group publication: an article in the open-access journal Scientific Reports entitled “Synaesthesia-type associations and perceptual changes induced by hypnotic suggestion“. Briefly, the article concerns empirical work Sakari and his team have done on hypnosis-induced synesthesia. And it seems to have […]
New research project on well-being
A new cross-disciplinary research project entitled “Hållbart Arbetsliv i Skaraborg” (roughly “Sustainable Working Life in Skaraborg County”) has been launched at the University, and includes, among others, our own Kristoffer Ekman, who takes responsibility for parts of the project. Local media has reported (in Swedish only).
Daylight and well-being
Our own Katja Valli has been interviewed for a popular scientific article on the impact of daylight on our well-being (in Swedish only), in relation to seasonal variations in daylight, and the to many familiar phenomenon of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Hypnosis talk on local radio
Head of department Sakari Kallio has been interviewed on local radio about how hypnosis – his field of research – actually works (in Swedish only).
Digitalization and privacy
Senior lecturer Oskar MacGregor has gone on something of a media blitz this summer on the topic of digitalization of personal information and its impact on privacy, from – in particular – an ethical perspective. On 2 July, Oskar held a presentation at Almedalen in Visby, Gotland – Sweden’s largest annual gathering of politicians, media, […]