Øystein Olav Skaar
Methodology and research designs, especially quantitative research
Long-term memory, working memory and executive functions
Processing fluency and cognitive load
Project title: “Aha-experiences and interest in mathematics education”
Based on the work of Sascha Topolinski and Rolf Reber (supervisor), the project aims to provide cognitive science new theoretical and empirical understanding on the phenomenology associated with aha-experiences (the feeling of having sudden insight).
Divided in three incremental studies, each conceived as a series of experiments or cross-sectional surveys, the project will have a general emphasis on the relationship between aha-experiences and attitudes, especially towards mathematics.
2014 – 2018: PhD research fellow in psychology at the University of Oslo
2013 – 2014: Research assistant at the University of Bergen (led by Rolf Reber)
2013 – 2014: Assistant professor, teacher ed. programme at the University of Bergen
2010 – 2012: Preschool teacher in the municipality of Bergen
2011 – 2013: Master in Education from the University of Bergen
Title of thesis: The Multimedia Expanse
2007 – 2010: Bachelor in Preschool Education from Bergen University College