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Jan Tønnesvang. Photo: Tine Bagger

2015.12.04 | News from the management

Jan Tønnesvang takes up the position as head of department at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

When Carsten Rene Jørgensen took up the position as head of department on 1 June 2014, it was in collaboration with Jan Tønnesvang, who became deputy head of department. Back then, the two agreed to swap places when they were halfway through the period. And they are now. This means that as of 1 December 2015, Jan Tønnesvang has taken over the…

The level of pre-traumatic stress can contribute towards an explanation of why some soldiers develop symptoms of PTSD. Photo: Colourbox

2015.11.25 | Research news

New methods in the fight against post-traumatic stress disorder

Soldiers who are haunted by frightening images before they are deployed in war zones are more likely to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. New knowledge can be used for both screening and treating soldiers.

Anxiety in children can be treated effectively and cheaply. Photo: Colourbox

2015.10.09 | Research news

Anxiety in children can be treated effectively and cheaply

A new report from the Danish Health and Medicines Authority points at anxiety as one of Denmark’s biggest and most expensive health issues. But anxiety can be treated with simple means from as early as childhood.

[Translate to English:] Professor Dorthe Kirkegaard Thomsen

2015.06.22 | Awards

Dorthe Kirkegaard Thomsen receives the Aarhus BSS Research Award 2015

Her extraordinary research contributions and ability to attract external funding – these are some of the grounds on which Professor Dorthe Kirkegaard Thomsen from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS has received the Aarhus BSS Research Award.

Thomas Jønsson. Photo: AU Foto

2015.06.22 | People

Congratulations to the lecturer of the year: Thomas Jønsson

Thomas Jønsson from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus BSS has been named lecturer of the year. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment and professionalism in his/her teaching. The students describe Thomas Jønsson as a lecturer who displays “super-human commitment and a…

To help kids with anxiety disorders we need to target their treatment. Photo: Colourbox

2015.06.17 | Research news

To help kids with anxiety disorders we need to target their treatment

Most children with anxiety disorders can be treated through the so-called Cool Kids programme, but there are some who do not respond successfully. New research results indicate that children who are non-responders can be helped by additional treatment targeting each family’s specific needs.

The Anxiety Disorder Clinic for Children and Adolescents at Aarhus BSS has implemented a treatment programme for children suffering from anxiety disorder Foto: Colourbox

2015.06.10 | Research news

Ground-breaking treatment offered to kids with anxiety

With support from TrygFonden, the Anxiety Disorder Clinic for Children and Adolescents at Aarhus BSS has implemented a treatment programme for children suffering from anxiety disorder. The programme is called Cool Kids. The results of the treatment are enormously positive, and the researchers call to make the treatment option available to children…

2015.06.09 | People

Emotion regulation can help people who suffer from anxiety

Mia Skytte O’Toole from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is one of the five recipients of the Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD award, which was presented on 28 May 2015.

Søren Staugaard. Photo: AU Photo

2015.05.22 | Research news

Two-year postdoc grant for Søren Staugaard

Søren Risløv Staugaard has been awarded a two-year postdoc grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities.

New book: Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory Hardcover

2015.03.23 | Research news

New book: Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory Hardcover

by Lynn A. Watson (Editor), Dorthe Berntsen (Editor)

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