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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.

According to Professor James Wertsch, the reason for Putin and Russia’s actions and self-perception is found in the actual history of the country. Photo: Colourbox

2016.06.21 | Events

Understanding Russia

Russia’s own narrative is part of the reason for the big differences between Russia’s self-perception and the common perception of Russia in countries such as Denmark.


Fri 03 Mar
15:00-17:00 | Auditorium 025, building 1324 University campus
PhD Defence: Tine Holm
Narrative Identity and Psychological Health
Fri 17 Mar
12:30-14:00 | Aarhus University, Building 1342, lecture hall 455
Professor Paul Lysaker from Indiana University School of Medicine
Wed 22 Mar
11:00-13:00 | Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University
Workshop: Ethnographic Perspectives on Policing and Experiences of Policing in a Context of Administrative Change
The Ethnographic Research into Public Sector Reform Network is funded by the Danish Council of Independent Research, and the aim of the network is to bring together scholars with backgrounds in Anthropology, Political Science, Public Management, and Business Administration who share a comparative and ethnographic approach to the study of public sector reform and development.