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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.

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, Research news

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.

Aarhus BSS is establishing the Centre for Quality of Life together with Aarhus Municipality. Photo: Aarhus Municipality

2016.05.04 | Research news

New centre in Aarhus Municipality established in collaboration with Aarhus BSS

Aarhus BSS is establishing the Centre for Quality of Life together with Aarhus Municipality and is looking for psychologists who want to contribute to developing the centre.

Almost DKK 13 million for alcohol research. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.13 | Research news, Rusmiddelforskning

Almost DKK 13 million for alcohol research

A multinational four-year study financed by the NIAAA is the first study that evaluates the scope and effects of damages suffered by friends and relatives of someone who drinks.

In the Impulsive Lifestyle Counselling programme, crime and impulsive behaviour are seen as a way of life rather than a diagnosis. Foto: Colourbox

2016.04.14 | Research news, Rusmiddelforskning

Self-understanding helps criminal substance abusers

Researchers from Aarhus BSS have developed the treatment programme Impulsive Lifestyle Counselling, which helps substance abusers who also suffer from impulsive and criminal behaviour.

Personality influences degree programme choices and grades. Photo: AU Foto

2016.02.12 | Research news

Personality influences degree programme choices and grades

Our personality matters in relation to what degree programme we choose and how well we perform. Researchers from Aarhus BSS explore in what way.

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