Stein Bråten

Professor emeritus
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Visiting address Harriet Holters hus Moltke Moes vei 31 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1096 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Sociology and psychology of communication, development and language acquisition
  • Computer simulation and empirical studies of communication nets and dialogical systems
  • Systems theory and cybernetics
  • Semantics (social oriented) and symbolic interaction
  • Main areas of interest include:
    • paradigmatic shift in the view of the nature of human infants; criticism of Freudian and Piagetian views
    • altercentric mirroring by infants and conversational partners; neurosocial support
    • the dialogical nature of mind; criticism of monadological approaches (autopoiesis and AI)
    • conditions for dialogue in science and in the internet society
    • empathological collapse: what makes people without pathological traits servants of extinction?
    • roots of empathy, altruism, and morality

Background

  • Academic degrees: Mag.art. in sociology, University of Oslo 1967, Dr.philos in psychology, University of Bergen 1989
  • Successively assistant, account executive, vice president, Forenede Annonsebyråer AS, Oslo, 1956-64
  • Research assistant (part time) for professor Arne Næss, University of Oslo, 1964
  • Assistant lecturer in logic, University of Oslo, 1963-66
  • Research director and head of Institute of Market and Societal Communication IMAS, Solna 1967-71
  • Research (recruitment) fellow at Norwegian Research Foundation NAVF 1970-71 (part time)
  • Research fellow in social psychology at Dept of psycology, University of Bergen, 1971-73
  • Professor of Sociology, Dept of Sociology, University of Oslo 1973-2004 (chairman of the board of 1973-76)
  • Guest Professor in Information psychology (Cognitive Science, Dept.cognitive psych.,U Bergen 1987-89
  • Consulting Scientist, Bergen Scientific Centre IBM, University of Bergen (part time)1988-89
  • Chair of the council for the Centre of clinical and psychological research, U of Oslo 1985-94
  • Founder and chair of Theory Forum Network on the Foundations of (Pre)verbal Intersubjectivity 1990 -
  • Head of a Theory Forum research group at Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), Oslo, 1996-97
  • Member of research group etc. at Centre for interdisciplinary research (ZiF), U Bielefeld 1997-98
  • Member of research group on decision making under uncertainty (stochastic models)at CAS 2000-01
  • Professor Emeritus, Dept of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, 2004 -
  • Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 1993 -
  • Associated member, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1993 -
  • Have been a member of the boards the Norwegian Computing Centre, of the State Institute for Alcohol Research, and of the National Library Council.
  • Have been a co-editor of the Klüwer book series Frontiers in systems resarch: Implications for the social sciences, and a member of the editorial boards of international yearbooks in systens research, of International Journal of General Systems, of Sosiologisk tidsskrift/Journal of Sociology, and Consulting Editor of Acta Sociologica.

Awards

  • Tano Aschehoug Award 1996 for his textbook on Communication from birth to old age
  • Norwegian Sociological Association Honarary Prize 2006
Tags: Sociology

Publications

Recent book and collective volumes in English and some seminal papers

  • Bråten, Stein (2009) The Intersubjective Mirror in Infant Learning and Evolution of Speech. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009 (ISBN 97890227252128 (Hardback), ISBN 978 90 272 8923 0 (EB).
  • Bråten, Stein & Daniel Stern (2008) Communication and Relations: On altercentric movements and layers of the present. Video-recorded one-day-lectures, University College Lillebælt, Odense, April 4, 2007. (www.waageproductions.com).
  • Bråten, Stein & Trevarthen, Colwyn (2007) Prologue: From infant intersubjectivity and participant movements to simulation and conversation. In Bråten, Stein (ed. 2007) On Being Moved: From mirror neurons to empathy. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007: 21-34
  • Bråten, Stein (ed. 2007) On Being Moved: From mirror neurons to empathy. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007 (ISBN 987 90 272 5204 3)
  • Bråten, Stein & Gallese, Vittorio (2004) On mirror neurons systems implications for social cognition and intersubjectivity). Interview by the editors of Impuls 58 (3) (brain issue) ISSN 081-2911, pp.97-107.
  • Bråten, Stein (2003) The other-oriented nature and nurture of the self-organizing mind. Opening keynote lecture at The 11th International Conference on Educational Therapy, Lillehammer June 3-5 2002. In The Resilient Child, Proceedings ed. by A.Arnesen. Oslo:The Norwegian Educational Therapist Assoc 2003 pp.11-29.
  • Bråten, Stein (2003) Im Gegensatz zur Piagets Theorie. Spracherwerb und Sprachentwicklung, In N. Psarros, P. Stekeler-Weithofer & G. Vobruba (eds.) Die Entwicklung sozialer Wirklichkeit, Weilerswist: Velbrück Wissenschaft 2003 (ISBN 3-934730-85-5) pp.61-88.
  • Bråten, Stein (ed. 1998) Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1998 (ISBN 0-521-62257-3) (paper back 2006 (ISBN -10-0-521-02989-9)
  • Bråten, Stein (1998) Infant learning by altercentric participation: the reverse of egocentric observation in autism, in: S. Bråten (ed.) Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998: 105-24.
  • Bråten, Stein (1996) Paradigm shift in infant research which offers a new view of human nature. CAS Newsletter no. 2, Nov. 1996 (Interview by the editor Dag Herbjörnsröd), Centre for Advanced Study at The Norwegian Academy of Science, Oslo (ISSN 0804-3272) pp.1-3
  • Bråten, Stein (1988) Between dialogical mind and monological reason: Postulating the Virtual Other. I: M. Campanella (red.) Between Rationality and Cognition. Torino/Geneve: Albert Meynier 1988 (ISBN 88-85225-66-4), pp.205-236
  • Bråten, Stein (1984) The Third Position – beyond Artificial and Autopoietic Reduction. Kybernetes vol.3: 157-163
  • Bråten, Stein (1973) Model Monopoly and Communication: Systems Theoretical Notes on Democratization. Acta Sociologica, vol,16, 1973 no.2, s. 98-107.
  • Bråten, Stein (1968) A simulation study of personal and mass communication. IAG Quarterly Journal of the Administrative Data Processing Group of IFIP, 1968, vol.1, no.2, pp.7-28

On earlier publications, working papers and some essays and invited keynote lectures, see www.stein-braten.com.

 

  • Misund, Aud R.; Bråten, Stein Leif; Nerdrum, Per; Pripp, Are Hugo & Diseth, Trond H (2016). A Norwegian prospective study of preterm mother–infant interactions at 6 and 18 months and the impact of maternal mental health problems, pregnancy and birth complications. BMJ Open.  ISSN 2044-6055.  6(e009699) . doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009699 Full text in Research Archive
  • Misund, Aud R.; Nerdrum, Per; Bråten, Stein Leif; Pripp, Are Hugo & Diseth, Trond H (2013). Long-term risk of mental health problems in women experiencing preterm birth: a longitudinal study of 29 mothers. Annals of General Psychiatry.  ISSN 1744-859X.  12:33 . doi: 10.1186/1744-859X-12-33 Full text in Research Archive
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (2012). Når den som snakker nøler - hva gjør lytteren? : setningsutfylling og altersentrisk deltaking. Sosiologi i dag.  ISSN 0332-6330.  42(1), s 57- 79
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (2011). Intersubjective participation: Virtual other movements in infants and adults. Psyche.  ISSN 0033-2623.  65(9-10), s 832- 861
  • Bråten, Stein (2010). I begynnelsen: Fra nyfødt-imitering og altersentrisk deltagelse, I: Vibeke Moe; Kari Slinning & Marit Bergum Hansen (red.),  Håndbok i sped- og småbarns psykiske helse.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-39071-3.  Kap. 4.  s 92 - 115
  • Bråten, Stein (2010). Åpner Luhmanns autopoiesisteori for lukkede trekk ved totalitære systemer?, I: Line Hilt; Knut Venneslan & Bjørnar Mortensen Vik (red.),  Luhmann og magt.  Unge Pædagoger.  ISBN 978-87-90220-74-7.  Del 2.  s 121 - 143
  • Vik, Kari & Bråten, Stein Leif (2009). Video interaction guidance inviting transcendence of postpartum depressed mothers' self-centered state and holding behavior. Infant Mental Health Journal.  ISSN 0163-9641.  30(3), s 287- 300 . doi: 10.1002/imhj.20215
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (2008). Intersubjective Enactment by Virtue of Altercentric Participation Supported by a Mirror System in Infant and Adult . Emerging Communication: Studies in New Technologies and Practices in Communication.  ISSN 1566-7677.  10, s 133- 147
  • Bråten, Stein (2007). Om deltagende læring gennem andencentreret spejling. Implikationer af nyere forskningsresultater om spædbørn og opdagelsen af spejlneuroner. Kognition og Pædagogik.  ISSN 0906-6225.  17(65), s 6- 22
  • Bråten, Stein (2007). Altercentric infants and adults: On the origins and manifestations of participant perception of other's acts and utterances, In Stein Bråten (ed.),  On Being Moved. From Mirror Neurons to Empathy.  John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9789027252043.  Chapter 7.  s 111 - 135
  • Bråten, Stein (2007). Lukket for dialog og delaktig læring? Kritikk av Luhmanns (gjen)dannelsesteori, I: Michael Paulsen & Lars Qvortrup (red.),  Luhmann og dannelse.  Unge Pædagoger.  ISBN 9788790220181.  Del 1.  s 29 - 53
  • Bråten, Stein (2007). On circular re-enactment of care and abuse, and on other-centred moments in psychotherapy: Closing comments, In Stein Bråten (ed.),  On Being Moved. From Mirror Neurons to Empathy.  John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9789027252043.  Chapter 17.  s 303 - 313
  • Bråten, Stein & Colwyn, Trevarthen (2007). Prologue: From infant intersubjectivity and participant movements to simulation and conversation in cultural common sense, In Stein Bråten (ed.),  On Being Moved. From Mirror Neurons to Empathy.  John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9789027252043.  Chapter 1.  s 21 - 33
  • Bråten, Stein (2006). Andencentreret deltagelse - fra vuggen til klasseværelset. Om en basal relationskompetence i læring og samvær, I: René Kristensen (red.),  Fantastiske forbindelser - relationer i undervisning og læringssamvær.  Dafolo Forlag.  ISBN 8772811862.  del 1.  s 12 - 24
  • Bråten, Stein (2004). Hominin infant decentration hypothesis: Mirror neurons system adapted to subserve mother-centered participation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  ISSN 0140-525X.  27(4), s 508- 509
  • Bråten, Stein (2004). On Daniel Stern: The present moment in psychotherapy and everyday life. Impuls : Tidsskrift for psykologi.  ISSN 0801-2911.  s 143- 145
  • Bråten, Stein (2004). On the foundations of (pre)verbal intersubjectivity: Introduction to a symposium in the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Impuls : Tidsskrift for psykologi.  ISSN 0801-2911.
  • Bråten, Stein & Gallese, Vittorio (2004). On mirror neurons system implications for social cognition and intersubjectivity. Impuls : Tidsskrift for psykologi.  ISSN 0801-2911.  s 97- 107
  • Bråten, Stein (2002). Altercentric perception by infants and adults in dialogue: Egos virtual participation in Alter´s complementary act, In  Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language.  John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9027251665.  Kap 16.  s 273 - 294
  • Bråten, Stein (2000). Dialog med spedbarn - som også viser omsorg, I: NRK Kulturredaksjonen (red.),  P2 - Akademiet N.  NRK 2 Kulturkanalen.  ISBN 8271182617.  kapittelnummer 3.  s 35 - 49
  • Bråten, Stein (2000). G.H.Meads filosofi som grundlag for dialogisk forståelse, I: Harald Thuen & Sveinung Vaage (red.),  Opdragelse til det moderne.  Forlaget Klim, Århus.  ISBN 87-7724-935-6.  kapittelnummer 4.  s 107 - 132
  • Bråten, Stein (1998). Intersubjective communion and understanding: development and perturbation, In Stein Bråten (ed.),  Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 0521622573.  kapittelnummer 20.  s 372 - 382
  • Bråten, Stein (1998). Infant learning by altercentric participation: the reverse of egocentric observation in autism, In Stein Bråten (ed.),  Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 0521622573.  kapittelnummer 5.  s 105 - 124
  • Bråten, Stein (1998). Introduction, In Stein Bråten (ed.),  Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 0521622573.  forord.  s 1 - 12
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). Altercentriskt deltagende som förklaring till att spädbarn kan ge omsorg, I: I.B. Isenberg & F. Oddner (red.),  Seendets pendel. Festskrift til Johan Asplund.  Brutus Österlings Bokforlag Symposium.  Kapittel 13.  s 181 - 200
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). Altercentriskt deltagende som förklaring til att spädbarn kan ge omsorg, I: I.B. Isenberg & F. Oddner (red.),  Seendets pendel. Festskrift til Johan Asplund.  Brutus Österlings Bokforlag Symposium.  s 181 - 200
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). Kommunikasjonsteori, I:  Sosiologisk leksikon.  Universitetsforlaget.  s 153 - 154
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). Modell, I:  Sosiologisk leksikon.  Universitetsforlaget.  s 208 - 209
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). Modellmakt, I:  Sosiologisk leksikon.  Universitetsforlaget.  s 209 - 209
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). Sverre Holm - post mortem i anledning Norsk Sosiologforenings hederspris. Sosiolog-nytt.  ISSN 0333-3205.  1, s 59- 65
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1996). When toddlers provide care: infants´ companion space. Childhood.  ISSN 0907-5682.  3(4), s 449- 465

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  • Bråten, Stein Leif (2013). Roots and collapse of empathy. Human nature at its best and at its worst. John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9789027213587.  263 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (2009). The intersubjective mirror in infant learning and evolution of speech. John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9789027252128.  343 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (2007). Dialogens speil i barnets og språkets utvikling. Abstrakt forlag.  ISBN 9788279351672.  368 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (ed.) (2007). On Being Moved. From Mirror Neurons to Empathy. John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9789027252043.  333 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (ed.) (2006). Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny. Paperback. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 0521029899.  454 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (2004). Kommunikasjon og samspill - fra fødsel til alderdom. Universitetsforlaget.  329 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (2000). Modellmakt og altersentriske spedbarn. SIGMA FOLAG AS.  ISBN 8279160094.  324 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (1999). KOMMUNIKATION OG SAMSPILL. Dafolo Forlag og Fyns Pædagog-Semenarium.  ISBN 8773208655.  291 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (1998). Kommunikasjon og samspill. Tano aschehoug AS.  ISBN 8251835453.  291 s.
  • Bråten, Stein (ed.) (1998). Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 0521622573.  454 s.

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  • Bråten, Stein (2000). Delaktige spedbarn og dialogpartnere. Om altersentrisk persepsjon.
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997, 27. november). Dialog med spedbarn - som også viser omsorg. [Radio].  NRK Radio P2.
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997, 01. mai). Du må ikke tro du.... [Radio].  NRK 1 : NRK1/Vera Kvaal - Serie på tre programmer om kommunikasjon og gruppetilhørighet.
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). Egocentric and altercentric perception in infant imitative learning.
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). From Communion to Communication - transitions in the Child and in the Culture.
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997, 06. desember). Intervju om spedbarnsforskning. [Radio].  NRK 2 - Sånn er livet.
  • Bråten, Stein Leif (1997). What enables infant to give care?.
  • Bråten, Stein Leif; Sjøberg, Svein & Melhus, Margaret (1997, 20. april). Haldningar til andre sin kunnskap. [Radio].  NRK To - Kunnskapskanalen : Faglig-pedagogisk dag ved Universitetet i Oslo.
  • Bråten, Stein Leif & Wiberg, Brit (1997). Kommunikasjon fra fødselen av og spedbarns første relasjoner.

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Projects

  • Cross-cultural studies and findings concerning altruism and care-giving in young children, including infants.