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Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences. Photo: AU Foto

2014.01.27 | People

New director of studies at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

“I would like for us to start thinking about changing our way of thinking and taking a more creative approach to teaching, and thereby engaging the students to a greater extent than previously.” This is Helle Spindler’s ambition for the future as the new director of studies at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences.

When asked to describe what constitutes a normal life in their own culture, Qatari men focus to a greater extent on religion. Qatari women, on the other hand, have an increasingly cross-cultural perception of what constitutes a typical life story. Photo: Colourbox

2013.12.04 | Research news

Religion and gender determine what we expect from life

New research from Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences examines what men and women in Qatar expect from a normal life, and the differences between genders are quite surprising.

New experiment sends couples in for annual relationship check-ups. Photo: Colourbox

2013.11.19 | Students, Staff, Public/media

New experiment sends couples in for annual relationship check-ups

An annual check-up reviewing the state of your relationship - is that a good idea? It seems like it. A new study aims to show whether an annual check-up can strengthen married life and prevent divorce.

Researchers from Aarhus University will be investigating the concepts of life chapters in collaboration with researchers from other universities. Photo: Colourbox.

2013.11.12 | Research news, Staff, Public/media

DKK 4 MILLION FOR RESEARCH ON LIFE STORIES

New research project aims to uncover how we humans create our life stories. The scientists behind the project have recently received DKK 4 million from the Velux Foundation.

2013.11.12 | Research news

Half a million kroner for research on the accessibility of alcohol and tobacco

The researchers behind the project “Down on the Boardwalk” have been granted DKK 0.5 million from AU IDEAS for further research on whether there is a correlation between the accessibility of alcohol and tobacco in Denmark and the spread of these substances in the country.

Cancer patients using complementary and alternative medicine are more depressed. Foto: Colourbox

2013.10.11 | Private and public companies

Cancer patients using complementary and alternative medicine are more depressed

Many cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with the aim of increasing their quality of life. The results of a new study among women treated for breast cancer cannot confirm this. The results indicate that women who used CAM – in particular various herbal medicines and vitamin supplements – experienced more depressive…

The Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, CON AMORE, has just had their grant period extended by the Danish National Research Foundation.

2013.10.01 | Research news

42 million for Center on Autobiographical Memory Research

Backed by a DKK 42 million grant from the Danish National Research Foundation, the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, CON AMORE, will be able to carry out research for five more years.

Vocational colleges can avoid high drop-out rates by introducing specific initiatives. Photo: Colourbox

2013.09.03 | Research news, Education news, Education policy

How to reduce drop-out rates on vocational education and training programmes

Four out of ten vocational students drop out. Vocational colleges can avoid high drop-out rates by introducing specific initiatives.

2013.07.19 | Research news, Aarhus BSS, Education, learning and philosophy

Chimpanzee memory similar to human memory

New research from Aarhus University, Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, School of Business and Social Sciences challenges traditional beliefs that apes cannot remember events that have taken place more than 72 hours earlier.

The Danish foundation TrygFonden has recently granted DKK 2.5 million to the Anxiety Disorder Clinic for Children and Adolescents for the development of an internet-based treatment programme for children and adolescents suffering from anxiety. Photo: Colourbox

2013.07.12 | Research news

DKK 2.5 million for online anxiety treatment

The Danish foundation TrygFonden has recently granted DKK 2.5 million to the Anxiety Disorder Clinic for Children and Adolescents for the development of an internet-based treatment programme for children and adolescents suffering from anxiety. Professor and Head of the Anxiety Disorder Clinic Mikael Thastum hopes that the project will result in…

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