Alf Børre Kanten

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Visiting address Harald Schjelderups hus Forskningsveien 3A 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

I am mainly interested in themes related to social cognition

  • Unrealistic optimism

  • Social and temporal comparison processes

  • Psychological distance

  • Assimilation and contrast effects

  • Planning

Teaching

Higher education and employment history

I have a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Oslo. I worked one year as a lecturer before starting my PhD work in 2007.

Tags: Social Psychology

Publications

  • Blix, Ines; Kanten, Alf Børre; Birkeland, Marianne Skogbrott; Solberg, Øivind; Nissen, Alexander & Heir, Trond (2016). Thinking About What Might Have Happened: Counterfactual Thinking and Post-traumatic Stress in Individuals Directly and Indirectly Exposed to the 2011 Oslo Bombing. Applied Cognitive Psychology.  ISSN 0888-4080.  30(6), s 983- 991 . doi: 10.1002/acp.3289
  • Kanten, Alf Børre & Teigen, Karl Halvor (2015). A Magnitude Effect in Judgments of Subjective Closeness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  ISSN 0146-1672.  41(12), s 1712- 1722 . doi: 10.1177/0146167215609894 Show summary
  • Kanten, Alf Børre (2011). The effect of construal level on predictions of task duration. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.  ISSN 0022-1031.  47(6), s 1037- 1047 . doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.04.005 Show summary
  • Teigen, Karl Halvor; Kanten, Alf Børre & Terum, Jens Andreas (2011). Going to the other extreme: Counterfactual thinking leads to polarised judgements. Thinking and Reasoning.  ISSN 1354-6783.  17(1), s 1- 29 . doi: 10.1080/13546783.2010.537491 Show summary
  • Kanten, Alf Børre & Teigen, Karl Halvor (2008). Better than average and better with time: Relative evaluations of self and others in the past, present, and future. European Journal of Social Psychology.  ISSN 0046-2772.  38, s 343- 353 . doi: 10.1002/ejsp.457 Show summary

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  • Kanten, Alf Børre & Strand, Tormod (2015, 18. februar). Intervju på NRK (Dagsrevyen) i forbindelse med en reportasje om det å gripe inn når andre er i nød.. [TV].  NRK 1.
  • Kanten, Alf Børre & Teigen, Karl Halvor (2015). A Magnitude Effect in Judgments of Subjective Closeness.
  • Kanten, Alf Børre (2010). The effect of construal level on prediction of task duration.
  • Teigen, Karl Halvor; Filkukova, Petra; Kanten, Alf Børre & Terum, Jens Andreas (2010). Det som kan skje er lite sannsynlig: Om tenkning i ytterligheter.
  • Teigen, Karl Halvor; Kanten, Alf Børre & Terum, Jens Andreas (2010). Going to the other extreme: The role of contrasts in counterfactual thinking.
  • Kanten, Alf Børre (2009). The role of abstract versus concrete processing modes in time estimation.
  • Kanten, Alf Børre (2007). The better-than-average improvement effect.

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Published Aug. 3, 2012 3:51 PM - Last modified Aug. 6, 2013 2:45 PM

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