Espen Røysamb

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Visiting address Psykologisk institutt Forskningsveien 3A 0373 Oslo
Postal address Psykologisk institutt Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Subjective well-being, quality of life, positive psychology
  • Heritability, genetic and environmental factors, twin studies
  • Psychometrics, methodology, statistics, structural equation modeling
  • Personality traits, mental health, personality disorders

Teaching

  • Personality psychology, genetics, well-being, psychometrics, tests, methodology
  • PSYC4500

Higher education and employment history

  • Cand Psychol, 1991, University of Oslo
  • PhD, 1997, University of Oslo
  • Visiting researcher at University of Michigan (1996), Birzeit University (1999), and Virginia Commonwealth University (2001)
  • Current positions: Professor of personality psychology at the University of Oslo, and senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Awards

  • Røysamb has been awarded H.M. the King’s Gold Medal for his dissertation, and APA’s ‘Award for research excellence’.

Appointments

  • Board of the Department of Psychology

Cooperation

  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • University of Tromsø
  • Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavior Genetics
Tags: Clinical psychology and personality psychology

Publications

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  • Røysamb, Espen (2013). Bli lykkeligere. Enkle øvelser for et bedre liv. Kagge.  ISBN 9788248913511.  150 s.

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  • Bang Nes, Ragnhild; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Røysamb, Espen & Vassend, Olav (2017). Components and sources of well-being and ill-being: A twin study.
  • Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Bang Nes, Ragnhild; Vassend, Olav & Røysamb, Espen (2017). Effects of somatic and mental illness on subjective well-being. A discordant twin analysis.
  • H. Kleppestø, Thomas; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen; R. Kunst, Jonas & Thomsen, Lotte (2017). Preferring domination or egalitarianism: Genetic and environmental structure of Social Dominance Orientation.
  • Lund, Ingunn Olea; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Gjerde, Line C.; Røysamb, Espen; Wood, Mollie; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted & Ystrøm, Eivind (2017). Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Child Internalizing and Externalizing Problems.
  • Røysamb, Espen; Bang Nes, Ragnhild; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi & Vassend, Olav (2017). Anxiety, depression and life satisfaction after midlife. A twin study across 20 years.
  • Vassend, Olav; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Røysamb, Espen & Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi (2017). Fatigue symptoms in relation to neuroticism, anxiety-depression, and musculoskeletal pain. A longitudinal study.
  • Aakvaag, Helene Flood; Thoresen, Siri; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Dyb, Grete; Røysamb, Espen & Olff, Miranda (2016). Broken and guilty since it happened. A population study of trauma-related shame and guilt after violence and sexual abuse.
  • Aakvaag, Helene Flood; Thoresen, Siri; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Dyb, Grete; Røysamb, Espen & Olff, Miranda (2016). Broken since it happened. A population study of trauma-related shame after violence and sexual abuse.
  • Dyrdal, Gunvor Marie; Røysamb, Espen; Nes, Ragnhild Bang & Vittersø, Joar (2016). Life stressors and life satisfaction: Short- and long-term individual and societal effects..
  • Løvoll, Helga Synnevåg; Røysamb, Espen & Vittersø, Joar (2016). Positive følelser fasiliterer indremotivasjon.
  • Løvoll, Helga Synnevåg; Vittersø, Joar & Røysamb, Espen (2016). The Power of experiences. Momentary experience of intrinsic motivation analyzed With Experience Fluctuation Model and Flow-Simplex.
  • Gjerde, Line C.; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Røysamb, Espen; Ystrøm, Eivind; Tambs, Kristian; Aggen, Steven H.; Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Kendler, Kenneth S.; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted & Knudsen, Gun Peggy (2015). Avoidant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder traits from early to middle adulthood.
  • Gjerde, Line C.; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Røysamb, Espen; Ystrøm, Eivind; Tambs, Kristian; Aggen, Steven H.; Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Kendler, Kenneth S.; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted & Knudsen, Gun Peggy (2015). Avoidant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder traits from early to middle adulthood .
  • Nes, Ragnhild Bang & Røysamb, Espen (2015). The heritability of subjective well-being: Review and meta-analysis, In Michael Pluess (ed.),  Genetics of Psychological Well-Being.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-968667-4.  5.  s 75 - 96
  • Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Ystrøm, Eivind; Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Aggen, Steven H.; Tambs, Kristian; Torgersen, Svenn; Neale, Michael C.; Røysamb, Espen; Krueger, Robert F; Knudsen, Gun Peggy & Kendler, Kenneth S. (2015). Borderline and antisocial personality disorder traits in early to middle adulthood: A longitudinal twin study .
  • Gjerde, Line Cecilie; Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Røysamb, Espen & Knudsen, Gun Peggy (2014). Genetic and environmental contributions to personality disorders, long-term sick leave and disability pension.
  • Idstad, Mariann; Tambs, Kristian & Røysamb, Espen (2014). Mental distress in couples: subjective caregiver burden and divorce in the general population.
  • Valle, Ann-Karin; Røysamb, Espen & Klepp, Knut Inge (2014). Positive Emotions, Sexual Self-Concepts and Contraceptive use among adolescent girls in Norway.
  • Aakvaag, Helene Flood; Thoresen, Siri; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Røysamb, Espen & Dyb, Grete (2013). Shame and Guilt in the aftermath of terror: The Utøya Island Study.
  • Aakvaag, Helene Flood; Thoresen, Siri; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Røysamb, Espen & Dyb, Grete (2013). Shame in the aftermath of terror: The Utøya Island Study.
  • Gjerde, Line C.; Røysamb, Espen; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Knudsen, Gun Peggy; Østby, Kristian Amundsen; Tambs, Kristian; Kendler, Kenneth S.; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted & Ørstavik, Ragnhild (2013). Personality disorders and long-term sick leave - Preliminary results from a population-based study of young adult Norwegian twins.
  • Tambs, Kristian; Røysamb, Espen & Rognmo, Kamilla (2013). Consequences of alcohol use for family members: a population based study.
  • Valle, Ann-Karin & Røysamb, Espen (2013). Subjective Experience of quality of sexual relationships, teenage pregnancy and sexual health promotion among adolescents.
  • Gjerde, Line C.; Knudsen, Gun Peggy; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Aggen, Steven H.; Røysamb, Espen; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Tambs, Kristian; Østby, Kristian Amundsen; Kendler, Kenneth S. & Ørstavik, Ragnhild (2012). Genetic and environmental contributions to long-term sick leave and disability pension - A population-based study of young adult Norwegian twins.
  • Knudsen, Gun Peggy; Tambs, Kristian; Hettema, Jack; Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Røysamb, Espen; Czajkowski, Nikolai; Kendler, Kenneth S. & Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted (2012). The influence of personality disorders on longitudinal stability of anxiety. Behavior Genetics.  ISSN 0001-8244.  42(6), s 944- 944 . doi: 10.1007/s10519-012-9566-6
  • Nes, Ragnhild Bang; Hauge, Lars Johan; Røysamb, Espen; Kornstad, Tom; Landolt, Markus; Irgens, Lorentz M.; Eskedal, Leif Torvald; Petter, Kristensen & Vollrath, Margarete E. (2012). Maternal Well-Being and Psychological Distress: A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Mothers Giving Birth to Children With Congenital Anomalies.
  • Nilsen, Wendy; Gustavson, Kristin Brun; Røysamb, Espen; Kjeldsen, Anne & Karevold, Evalill Bølstad (2012). A prospective examination of gender-specific pathways from maternal distress and childhood problem behaviors to adolescent depressive symptoms(Poster presentation).
  • Torvik, Fartein Ask; Tambs, Kristian & Røysamb, Espen (2012). Familial consequences of alcohol use in the general population.
  • Valle, Ann Karin; Røysamb, Espen & Klepp, Knut-Inge (2012). Social determinants, body image and sexual health among 15 and 16-year olds.
  • Gjerde, Line C.; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Røysamb, Espen; Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Østby, Kristian Amundsen; Knudsen, Gun Peggy; Kendler, Kenneth S. & Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted (2011). The heritability of liability to Cluster C personality disorders. Preliminary results from Axis I and Axis II Psychiatric Disorders in Norwegian Twins.
  • Nilsen, Wendy; Karevold, Evalill Bølstad; Røysamb, Espen; Gustavson, Kristin Brun & Mathiesen, Kristin Schjelderup (2011). Prospective associations between social competence and adolescent depressive symptoms (Oral presentation).

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Published Sep. 27, 2010 1:37 PM - Last modified Oct. 19, 2016 9:28 AM