Øystein Olav Skaar

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Psychology
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences

Academic interests

  • Methodology and research designs, especially quantitative research

  • Long-term memory, working memory and executive functions

  • Processing fluency and cognitive load

  • Embodied cognition

  • Metacognition

  • Learning strategies

  • Multimedia learning

PhD Project

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.

Courses taught

  • PSYC1200 - Introduction to general psychology

  • PSYC1100 - Introduction to methods

Background

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

2007 – 2010: Bachelor in Preschool Education from Bergen University College

Tags: Methodology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology

Publications

  • Folgerø, Per Olav; Hodne, Lasse; Johansson, Christer; Andresen, Alf Edgar; Sætren, Lill Charlotte; Specht, Karsten; Skaar, Øystein Olav & Reber, Rolf (2016). Effects of facial symmetry and gaze direction on perception of social attributes: A study in experimental art history. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  ISSN 1662-5161.  10:452(2016) . doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00452
  • Skaar, Øystein Olav & Krumsvik, Rune Johan (2015). Multimedia discrepancies - plenary lectures as perceived by students. UNIPED.  ISSN 1893-8981.  38(1), s 53- 73 Full text in Research Archive.

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  • Skaar, Øystein Olav (2016). Forskingsbasert multimedialæring, I: Rune Johan Krumsvik (red.),  Digital læring i skole og lærerutdanning.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215020495.  11.  s 214 - 235
  • Skaar, Øystein Olav (2014). Den misforståtte digitale kompetansen. NRK Ytring.
  • Skaar, Øystein Olav & Krumsvik, Rune Johan (2013). The Multimedia Expanse.
  • Skaar, Øystein & Krumsvik, Rune Johan (2013). Digital læring i førelesingar. På Høyden - nettavis for Universitetet i Bergen.

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Published Sep. 10, 2014 12:20 PM - Last modified Nov. 10, 2016 11:22 AM