Pål Kraft

Head of Department - Department of Psychology
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Dr Kraft has research experience within areas such as attitude-behavior research, health and social psychology, and health education and health promotion.
  • In recent years he has been involved in design and research related to persuasive technology interventions in psychology and health. These projects include designing and evaluating digital smoking cessation and alcohol reduction interventions
     

Higher education and employment history

  • Dr. Kraft is Professor and Program Director for the Bachelor and Master programs in Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway
  • He also serves as Adjunct Professor in Public Relations at Norwegian School of Management. Dr Kraft has previously held positions as professor at the University of Bergen
  • Director WHO Research Center for Health Promotion at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen
  • Research Director at the National Institute of Public Health; Director of Health Education at the National Health Screening Service
  • Research Coordinator for the National Council for Research; President of the Board of the National Council for Smoking and Health, and; as a researcher at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr. Kraft is trained in Psychology (Master of Health- and Social Psychology), Sociology (Master of Arts in Sociology) and Dentistry (Doctor of Dental Surgery), as well as in Management (Business Candidate)
  • He received his Ph.D.-degree in Psychology from the University of Bergen in 1991
Tags: Social Psychology

Publications

  • Drozd, Filip; Skeie, Linda Gail; Kraft, Pål & Kvale, Dag (2014). A web-based intervention trial for depressive symptoms and subjective well-being in patients with chronic HIV infection. AIDS Care.  ISSN 0954-0121.  26(9), s 1080- 1089 . doi: 10.1080/09540121.2013.869541 Show summary
  • Drozd, Filip; Raeder, Sabine; Kraft, Pål & Bjørkli, Cato Alexsander (2013). Multilevel Growth Curve Analyses of Treatment Effects of a Web-Based Intervention for Stress Reduction: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research.  ISSN 1438-8871.  15(4) . doi: 10.2196/jmir.2570 Show summary
  • Halkjelsvik, Torleif; Lund, Karl Erik; Kraft, Pål & Rise, Jostein (2013). Fear appeals in advanced tobacco control environments: the impact of a National Mass Media Campaign in Norway. Health Education Research.  ISSN 0268-1153.  28(5), s 888- 897 . doi: 10.1093/her/cyt064 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål (2013). Konsekvenser av cannabisbruk for arbeid og utdanning, I: Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen (red.),  Hva vet vi om cannabis?.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02139-3.  Kap. 6.  s 83 - 97
  • Haga, Silje Marie; Lynne, Anita; Slinning, Kari & Kraft, Pål (2012). A qualitative study of depressive symptoms and well-being among first-time mothers. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.  ISSN 0283-9318.  26(3), s 458- 466 . doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00950.x Show summary
  • Haga, Silje Marie; Ulleberg, Pål; Slinning, Kari; Kraft, Pål; Steen, Thorbjørn & Staff, Anne Cathrine (2012). A longitudinal study of postpartum depressive symptoms: multilevel growth curve analyses of emotion regulation strategies, breastfeeding self-efficacy, and social support. Archives of Women's Mental Health.  ISSN 1434-1816.  15(3), s 175- 184 . doi: 10.1007/s00737-012-0274-2 Show summary
  • Stenseng, Frode; Rise, Jostein & Kraft, Pål (2012). Activity Engagement as Escape from Self: The Role of Self-Suppression and Self-Expansion. Leisure Sciences.  ISSN 0149-0400.  34(1), s 19- 38 . doi: 10.1080/01490400.2012.633849
  • Duckert, Fanny; Drozd, Filip & Kraft, Pål (2011). Alkoholproblemer på arbeidsplassen - en arena for tidlig intervensjon via nye medier. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  48, s 767- 773 Show summary
  • Stenseng, Frode; Rise, Jostein & Kraft, Pål (2011). The dark side of leisure: obsessive passion and its covariates and outcomes. Leisure Studies.  ISSN 0261-4367.  30(1), s 49- 62 . doi: 10.1080/02614361003716982
  • Brendryen, Håvar; Kraft, Pål & Schaalma, Herman (2010). Looking Inside the Black Box: Using Intervention Mapping to Describe the Development of the Automated Smoking Cessation Intervention ‘Happy Ending’. Journal of Smoking Cessation.  ISSN 1834-2612.  5(1), s 29- 56 Show summary
  • Haga, Silje Marie; Kraft, Pål & Corby, Emma Kate (2009). Emotion Regulation: Antecedents and Well-Being Outcomes of Cognitive Reappraisal and Expressive Suppression in Cross-Cultural Samples. Journal of Happiness Studies.  ISSN 1389-4978.  10(3), s 271- 291 . doi: 10.1007/s10902-007-9080-3
  • Kraft, Pål; Drozd, Filip & Olsen, Elin (2009). ePsychology : Designing Theory-Based Health Promotion Interventions. Communications of the Association for Information Systems.  ISSN 1529-3181.  24, s 399- 426 Show summary
  • Brendryen, Håvar; Drozd, Filip & Kraft, Pål (2008). A Digital Smoking Cessation Program Delivered Through Internet and Cell Phone Without Nicotine Replacement (Happy Ending): Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research.  ISSN 1438-8871.  10(5) . doi: 10.2196/jmir.1005 Show summary
  • Brendryen, Håvar & Kraft, Pål (2008). Happy Ending: a randomized controlled trial of a digital multi-media smoking cessation intervention. Addiction.  ISSN 0965-2140.  103 . doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.02119.x
  • Kraft, Pål; Drozd, Filip & Olsen, Elin (2008). Digital therapy: Addressing willpower as part of the cognitive-affective processing system in the service of habit change, In Harri Oinas-Kukkonen; Per Hasle; Marja Harjumaa; Katarina Segerståhl & Peter Øhrstrøm (ed.),  Persuasive Technology.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-540-68500-5.  16.  s 177 - 188 Show summary
  • Rise, Jostein; Kovac, Velibor Bobo; Kraft, Pål & Moan, Inger Synnøve (2008). Predicting the intention to quit smoking and quitting behaviour: Extending the theory of planned behaviour. British Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-107X.  13 . doi: 10.1027/1901-2276/a000040 Show summary
  • Iversen, Anette & Kraft, Pål (2006). Coping with health related messages: The role of educational level and health consciousness. Health Education Research.  ISSN 0268-1153.
  • Iversen, Anette Christine & Kraft, Pål (2006). Does socio-economic status and health consciousness influence how women respond to health related messages in media?. Health Education Research.  ISSN 0268-1153.  21, s 601- 610
  • Kraft, Pål (2005). Terrorens psykologi, I: Bjørn Erik Rasch (red.),  Islamistisk terrorisme.  Abstrakt forlag.  ISBN 82-7935-179-5.  Kap 6.  s 122 - 144
  • Kraft, Pål; Rise, Jostein; Sutton, Stephen & Røysamb, Espen (2005). Perceived difficulty in the theory of planned behaviour: perceived behavioural control or affective attitude?. British Journal of Social Psychology.  ISSN 0144-6665.  44(3), s 479- 496 . doi: 10.1348/014466604X17533 Show summary
  • Leganger, Anette; Kraft, Pål & Torsheim, Torbjørn (2003). Control constructs: do they mediate the relation between educational attainment and health behaviour?. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  (3), s 361- 372
  • Leganger, Anette & Kraft, Pål (2003). Control constructs: do they mediate the relationship between eduactional attainment and health behaviour?. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  8(3), s 361- 372 Show summary
  • Fekadu, Zelalem & Kraft, Pål (2002). Expanding the theory of planned behaviour: The role of social norms and group identification. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  7(1), s 33- 43
  • Fekadu, Zelalem & Kraft, Pål (2002). Expanding the theory of planned behaviour: The role of social norms and group identification. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  (1), s 33- 43
  • Kraft, Pål; Røysamb, Espen & Holsen, Ingrid (2002). The relationship between body image and depressed mood - a 5-year longitudinal study in Norwegian adolescents. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  6(6), s 613- 627
  • Kraft, Pål & Fekadu, Zelalem (2002). Expanding the theory of planned behaviour : the role of social norms and group identification. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  7(1), s 33- 43
  • Kraft, Pål; Røysamb, Espen & Holsen, Ingrid (2002). The relationship between body image and depressed mood - a 5-year longitudinal study in Norwegian adolescents. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  6(6), s 613- 627
  • Dieserud, Gudrun; Røysamb, Espen; Øyvind, Ekeberg & Kraft, Pål (2001). Towards an Integrative Model of Suicidal Tendency. A Cognitive Psychological Approach. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour.  ISSN 0363-0234.  (2), s 153- 168
  • Fekadu, Zelalem & Kraft, Pål (2001). Augmenting planned behavior with self-identity theory: Self-identity, past behavior and its moderating effects in predicting intention. Social behavior and personality.  ISSN 0301-2212.  (29), s 671- 685
  • Fekadu, Zelalem & Kraft, Pål (2001). Predicting intended contraception in a sample of Ethiopian female adolescents: The validity of the theory of planned behavior. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  16, s 207- 222
  • Fekadu, Zelalem & Kraft, Pål (2001). Predicting intended contraception in a sample of Ethiopian female adolescents: The validity of the theory of planned behavior. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  (16), s 222
  • Fekadu, Zelalem & Kraft, Pål (2001). Self-identity in planned behavior perspective: Past behavior and its moderating effects on self-identity-intention relations. Social behavior and personality.  ISSN 0301-2212.  29(7), s 671- 685
  • Holsen, Ingrid; Kraft, Pål & Røysamb, Espen (2001). The relationship between body image and depressed mood - a 5-year longitudinal study in Norwegian adolescents. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  6(6), s 613- 627
  • Holsen, Ingrid; Kraft, Pål & Røysamb, Espen (2001). The relationship between body image and depressed mood in adolescence: A 5-year longitudinal panel study. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  6(6), s 613- 627
  • Kraft, Pål; Breivik, Solveig; Røysamb, Espen & Holsen, Ingrid (2001). Kroppsbilde og depressive tanker - en longitudinell studie av ungdom i alderen 13-18 år. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.  ISSN 0040-716X.  (2), s 191- 222
  • Kraft, Pål; Røysamb, Espen; Ekeberg, Øivind & Dieserud, Gudrun (2001). Toward an integrative model of suicide attempt: A cognitive psychological approach. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour.  ISSN 0363-0234.  31(2), s 153- 168
  • Kraft, Pål; Solveig, Breivik; Holsen, Ingrid & Røysamb, Espen (2001). Kroppsbilde og depressive tanker - en longitudinell studie av ungdom i alderen 13-18 år. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.  ISSN 0040-716X.  42(2), s 191- 222
  • Kraft, Pål & Fekadu, Zelalem (2001). Augmenting planned behavior with self-identity theory: Self.identity, past behavior and its moderating effects in predictiong intention. ?.  29, s 671- 685
  • Kraft, Pål & Fekadu, Zelalem (2001). Predicting intended contraception in a sample of Ethiopian female adolesents: The validity of the theory of planned behavior. ?.  16(2), s 207- 222 Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål; Røysamb, Espen; Ekeberg, Øivind & Dieserud, Gudrun (2001). Toward an integrative model of suicide attempt: A cognitive psychological approach. ?.  31(2), s 153- 168 Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål; Røysamb, Espen; Holsen, Ingrid & Breivik, Solveig (2001). Kroppsbilde og depresssive tanker - en longitudinell studie av ungdom i alderen 13-18 år. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.  ISSN 0040-716X.  42(2), s 191- 222
  • Kraft, Pål; Røysamb, Espen; Holsen, Ingrid & Breivik, Solveig (2001). Kroppsbilde og depresssive tanker - en longitudinell studie av ungdom i alderen 13-18 år. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.  ISSN 0040-716X.  42(2), s 191- 222
  • Holsen, Ingrid & Kraft, Pål (2000). Stability in depressed mood in adolescence – results from a six-year longitudinal panel study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  ISSN 0047-2891.  (1), s 61- 78
  • Holsen, Ingrid; Kraft, Pål & Vittersø, Joar (2000). Stability in depressed mood in adolescence – results from a six- year longitudinal panel study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  ISSN 0047-2891.  29(1), s 61- 78 Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål; Holsen, Ingrid & Vittersø, Joar (2000). Stability in depressed mood in adolescence: Results from a 6-year longitudinal panel study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  ISSN 0047-2891.  29(1), s 61- 78 Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål; Røysamb, Espen & Leganger, Anette (2000). Perceived self-efficacy in health behaviour research: Conceptualisation, measurement and correlates. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  15(1), s 51- 69 Show summary
  • Leganger, Anette; Kraft, Pål & Røysamb, Espen (2000). Perceived self-efficacy in health behaviour research: Conceptualisation, measurement and correlates. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  (1), s 51- 70
  • Leganger, Anette; Kraft, Pål & Røysamb, Espen (2000). Perceived self-efficacy in health behaviour research: Conceptualisation, measurement and correlates. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  15(1), s 51- 69 Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål; Holsen, Ingrid & Vittersø, Joar (2000). Stability in depressed mood in adolescence: Results from a 6-year longitudinal panel study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  ISSN 0047-2891.  29(1), s 61- 78 Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål; Røysamb, Espen & Leganger, Anette (2000). Perceived self-efficacy in health behaviour research: Conceptualisation, measurement and correlates. ?.  15(1), s 51- 69 Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål; Sutton, S & McCreath, H (1999). The transtheoretical model of behaviour change: are the stages qualitatively different?. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  (14), s 433- 450
  • Kraft, Pål; Sutton, Stephen & McCreath, Heather (1999). The transtheoretical model of behaviour change: are the stages qualitatively different?. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  14(3), s 433- 450 Show summary
  • Leganger, Anette & Kraft, Pål (1999). Perceived self-efficacy in health behaviour research: Conceptualisation, measurement and correlates. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  - Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål; Svendsen, T & Hauknes, A (1998). Intention to stop smoking among Norwegian smokers: The role of nicotine dependence, type of cigarettes and age at onset of daily smoking. Addictive Behaviours.  ISSN 0306-4603.  (1), s 133- 137
  • Kraft, Pål & Svendsen, Terje (1998). Intention to stop smoking among Norwegian smokers:The role of nicotine dependence, type of cigarettes and age at onset of daily smoking. Addictive Behaviours.  ISSN 0306-4603.  (1), s 133- 137
  • Kraft, Pål; Sutton, Stephen & McCreath, Heather (1997). The transtheoretical model of behaviour change: are the stages qualitatively different?. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.
  • Kraft, Pål & Svendsen, T (1997). Tobacco use among young adults in Norway 1973-95: Has the decrease levelled out?. Tobacco Control.  ISSN 0964-4563.  (1), s 27- 32
  • Kraft, Pål & Svendsen, Terje (1997). Tobacco use among young adults in Norway 1973-95:Has the decrease levelled out?. Tobacco Control.  ISSN 0964-4563.  (1), s 27- 32
  • Kraft, Pål; Svendsen, Terje & Hauknes, Arne (1997). Intention to stop smoking among Norwegian smokers: The role of nicotine dependence, type of cigarettes and age at onset of daily smoking. Addictive Behaviours.  ISSN 0306-4603.
  • Kraft, Pål; Svendsen, Terje & Hauknes, Arne (1997). Nikotinavhengighet blant norske røykere og konsekvenser for forebyggende tiltak. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  (3), s 340- 345
  • Nilsen, Øystein & Kraft, Pål (1997). Do local inhabitants want to participate in community injury prevention. A focus upon the significance of local identities for community participation. Health Education Research.  ISSN 0268-1153.  (3), s 333- 345
  • Nilsen, Øystein & Kraft, Pål (1997). Do local inhabitants wat to participate in community injury prevention. A focus upon the significance of local identities for community participati. Health Education Research.  ISSN 0268-1153.  (3), s 333- 345
  • Røysamb, Espen; Rise, Jostein & Kraft, Pål (1997). On the structure and dimensionality of risk-related behavior. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  (12), s 437- 452
  • Røysamb, Espen; Rise, Jostein & Kraft, Pål (1997). On the structure and dimensionality of risk-related behaviour. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  12, s 437- 452
  • Ueland, Øydis & Kraft, Pål (1997). Injury incidence, risk perception and product-related safety among 18and 45-year-olds. International Journal of Consumer Safety.  (3), s 107- 117

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  • Kraft, Pål (2016). Rusmiddelavhengighet - et psykologisk perspektiv.. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215026268.  232 s.
  • Kraft, Pål (2014). Selvregulering: Om endring av atferd og vaner i det moderne samfunnet. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215024530.  212 s. Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål (2002). Opplevd mestringskontroll - en analyse av relevant teori og empirisk forskning. Institutt for samfunnspsykologi, UiB.  ISBN 82-917-13-251.  136 s.

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  • Kraft, Pål (2016). Motvind fra alle kanter. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  53(5), s 381- 385
  • Drozd, Filip; Blandhol, Sverre & Kraft, Pål (2012). Teaching Interpersonal Communication Skills Using an Internet Based Intervention: a Randomised Controlled Trial. Show summary
  • Henriksen, Silje; Kraft, Pål & Drozd, Filip (2012). En internettbasert og helautomatisk selvhjelpsintervensjon for stressreduksjon: En randomisert kontrollert studie. Show summary
  • Nielsen, Bettina; Mork, Lia; Kraft, Pål & Drozd, Filip (2012). Evaluation of an internet-based intervention for mild-to-moderate depression and promotion of psychological well-being: A randomized controlled trial. Show summary
  • Skeie, Linda Gail; Drozd, Filip; Kraft, Pål & Kvale, Dag (2012). A randomized controlled trial of aweb-based psychological intervention for patients under treatment for chronic HIV infection.
  • Soland Olsen, Elise; Drozd, Filip & Kraft, Pål (2010). Balanse i "Balance": En kvalitativ brukerstudie av en nettbasert alkoholintervensjon. Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål & Yardley, Lucy (2009). Current issues and new directions in Psychology and Health: What is the future of digital interventions for health behaviour change?. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  24(6), s 615- 618 . doi: 10.1080/08870440903068581
  • Brendryen, Håvar & Kraft, Pål (2008). Preventing relapse in a digital smoking cessation intervention.
  • Drozd, Filip & Kraft, Pål (2008). Digital therapy: A description of a digital and fully automated alcohol intervention.
  • Kraft, Pål & Brendryen, Håvar (2008). A digital smoking cessation intervention evaluated as an information system.
  • Brendryen, Håvar; Kraft, Pål & Drozd, Filip (2007). Facilitating happy endings for motivated quitters – Two randomized controlled trials of a digital smoking cessation program.
  • Brendryen, Håvar; Kraft, Pål & Drozd, Filip (2007). Two randomized controlled trials of a digital smoking cessation program.
  • Kraft, Pål (2007). Digital Therapy: The coming together of psychology and technology.
  • Brendryen, Håvar & Kraft, Pål (2006). A RCT of an internet and cell-phone based smoking cessation intervention. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  21, s 23- 24
  • Brendryen, Håvar & Kraft, Pål (2006). En randomisert kontrollert studie av en automatisert røykesluttintervensjon basert på bruk av internett og mobiltelefon.
  • Brendryen, Håvar & Kraft, Pål (2006). Happy Ending: A randomized controlled trial of an internet and cell-phone based smoking cessation intervention.
  • Haga, Silje Marie & Kraft, Pål (2006). The role of emotion-regulation and personal self-consciousness for subjective well-being and depressed mood. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  21, s 61- 61
  • Larsen, Elisabeth; Lund, Karl Erik & Kraft, Pål (2006). En evaluering av tobakkskampanjen ”Hver eneste sigarett skader deg” Evaluering av det offentlige tobakksforebyggende arbeidet i Norge 2003-2007 - rapport 10 fra HEMIL/SIRUS. SIRUS skrifter. 4. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Rise, Jostein; Kovac, Velibor Bobo & Kraft, Pål (2004). Bridging the intention-behaviour gap of addictive behaviours: the case of quitting smoking.
  • Kraft, Pål (2002). Revisiting PBC in the TPB.
  • Kraft, Pål (2002). Opplevd atferdskontroll (PBC) i teorien om planlagt atferd : teoretiske og metodologiske betraktninger.
  • Fekadu, Zelalem & Kraft, Pål (2000). Self-construals and subjective norms in the theory of planned behaviour in Ethiopia.
  • Kraft, Pål (2000). Stage models in health behavior research.
  • Kraft, Pål; Breivik, Solveig; Vittersø, Joar & Holsen, Ingrid (2000). Body image and deression: a longitudinal study of adolescents aged 13-18.
  • Leganger, Anette & Kraft, Pål (2000). Social differences in health promoting behaviours: the influence of control beliefs. Show summary
  • Kraft, Pål (1999). Røyking og sosial påvirkning - empirisk forskning og sosialpsykologisk teori.
  • Kraft, Pål (1998). Individual health behaviour and societal constraints - some sociological models for conceptualising macro-micro-interactions. The case of smoking.
  • Kraft, Pål; Sutton, Stephen & McCreath, Heather (1998). The transtheoretical model of behaviour change: are the stages qualitatively different?.
  • Leganger, Anette & Kraft, Pål (1998). Perceived self-efficacy in health behaviour research: Conceptualisation, measurement and correlates.
  • Leganger, Anette & Kraft, Pål (1998). Utvikling av røykevaner blant ansatte i Sjøforsvaret. Rapport nr.2 til Sanitetsinspektøren for Sjøforsvaret.
  • Kraft, Pål; Sutton, Stephen & McCreath, Heather (1997). The transtheoretical model of behaviour change: are the stages qualitatively different?.
  • Mittelmark, Maurice B & Kraft, Pål (1997). Social ties, support, and connectedness as predictors of psychological well-being.

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