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Children with older mothers thrive better. Photo: Colourbox

2017.03.21 | Research news

Children with older mothers thrive better

The average maternal age has increased steadily for the past many years - and that is actually not so bad. New research from Aarhus BSS shows that older mothers are less likely to punish and scold their children while raising them, and that the children have fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties.

The Old Town (Den Gamle By). Photo: Colourbox

2017.01.25 | Research news

Can we help dementia patients remember?

VELUX FONDEN has granted DKK 6,687,123 to “MemoScience: Centre for the rehabilitation of autobiographical memory in dementia patients”, the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS. The grant will be spent on research into whether it is possible to recover some of the memory of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

2017.01.11 | Research news

An annual relationship check-up improves your relationship

Should we all attend annual relationship check-ups just like we pay annual visits to the dentist? It seems like we should. The longer you have been in a relationship, the less satisfied you are - and at some point, almost half of all marriages will end in divorce. New research shows that a relationship check-up may improve the quality of your…

Mia Skytte O’Toole and CON AMORE nominated for awards

2016.12.19 | Research news

Mia Skytte O’Toole and CON AMORE nominated for awards

Mia Skytte O’Toole has been nominated by the Danish Psychological Association as Denmark’s candidate for the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations’ award, the Comenius Early Career Award. CON AMORE has also been nominated as Denmark’s candidate for the EFPA’s Aristotle Prize.

Alum of the year 2016 is Thomas Hedegaard Rasmussen. Photo: AU Foto

2016.08.23 | People

Alum of the year 2016

Alum of the year 2016 is Thomas Hedegaard Rasmussen, who completed his Master’s degree in 2002 and his PhD in 2007 at the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Today he is Vice-president of HR Data and Analytics at Royal Dutch Shell in the Hague.

Events

Fri 19 May
13:15-15:30 | Auditorium 455, Building 1342, University campus
PhD Defence: Maja Johannsen
To complete the PhD study programme in Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Maja Johannsen presents his PhD dissertation, giving a public lecture followed by a defence.