Professor Jan Tønnesvang. Photo: Tine Bagger

2019.11.19 | Aarhus BSS, Research news

New project to help young people towards a youth education

Professor Jan Tønnesvang from Aarhus BSS is part of a new project called Sportucation. The project will help young people in eight to tenth grade at risk of not obtaining a secondary education.

From the teaching in Norway. Photo: Tea Trillingsgaard.

2019.11.08 | Aarhus BSS, Research news

Relationship check-up now offered in Norway

Researchers Tea Trillingsgaard and Hanne Fentz from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS are working on a project that offers a relationship check-up to couples (the Par-tjek project). The offer has been developed and tested at Aarhus University in collaboration with the Centre for Family Development. A new central…

PHOTO: Amy Reed on Unsplash

2019.08.08 | Research news, Aarhus BSS

Women do not believe in career luck

What does it take to get a management position? Most people would probably say that you need good skills and a good CV. It also helps to have a strong network and a bit of luck by being in the right place at the right time. But not everyone shares this view. In fact, men and women from different parts of the world have very different ideas about…

Jan Tønnesvang. Photo: Tine Bagger

2018.12.13 | News from the management, Aarhus BSS

Jan Tønnesvang to continue as head of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences.

“In many ways, my time as the head of department has been quite a journey. I had some theoretical ideas about management, and I've been taking practical lessons in my own management theory,” says Jan Tønnesvang, head of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, continuing after 1 December. In this interview, Jan Tønnesvang talks about…

2018.11.26 | Aarhus BSS

Danish couples rarely seek relationship help

Almost every second Danish marriage ends in divorce and a substantial proportion of Danish couples are experiencing significant problems in their relationships. Still Danes are cautious about asking for help when their relationship is deteriorating, and when they do ask for help, they often ask for individual-based solutions. This is the result of…

PHOTO: Colourbox/Vibeke Johansson

2018.06.25 | Research news

The digital bowl of sweets

The use of technologies can make us smarter. However, our technological habits can also interfere so much with our learning that we achieve the opposite result. Assistant Professor Jesper Aagaard from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS has studied our technological habits and has introduced the concept of “digital…

Photo: Colourbox/Vera Atchou

2018.05.25 | Research news, Aarhus BSS

Difficult patients excluded from psychiatric treatment

Some patients suffering from depression receive treatment while others do not. In fact, some are even turned away. According to Assistant Professor Jeppe Oute from the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research at Aarhus BSS, one of the reasons is that some patients are regarded as difficult and time-consuming by professionals in psychiatric sector.

Photo: Claus Sjödin -

2018.05.07 | Research news

The Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award

Jesper Aagaard, the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, is one of the five recipients of this year’s PhD award.

New Doctor of Medical Science Lene Vase has recently defended her doctoral dissertation on how placebo factors influence treatment in clinical practice. Photo: Pernille Holm Andersen.

2018.04.04 | People


Lene Vase is a new Doctor of Medical Science at Aarhus University, Health. Her research into placebo effects is targeted towards medical doctors, researchers and pharmaceutical companies who want to test and increase the effect of their treatment and of new forms of treatment.

Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication

2018.01.09 | People, CONAMORE

Postdoc grant for Müge Özbek Akçay

Müge Özbek Akçay receives a 2-year postdoctoral research grant from the Carlsberg Foundation for her project on Turkish immigrants’ autobiographical memories.

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