Olav Vassend

Professor - Psykologisk institutt
Bilde av Olav Vassend
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Brukernavn
Besøksadresse Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postadresse Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Faglige interesser

  • Personlighet og personlighetsvurdering.
  • Helsepsykologi og psykobiologi (smerteforskning, subjektive helseplager, atferdsgenetikk).
  • Psykometri og anvendt statistikk.
  • Klinisk kommunikasjon.
  • Vitenskapsteori og filosofisk psykologi.

Undervisning 

  • Innføring i personlighetspsykologi, PSYC1204/PSY1101.
  • Profesjonsetikk, psykologrollen og klinisk kommunikasjon, PSYC1202.
  • Anvendt personlighetspsykologi, personlighetsorientert psykometri og metode, PSYC4500.

Bakgrunn

  • Utdannet cand. psychol. og cand. scient. ved Universitet i Oslo, dr. philos. i 1988 på en avhandling om psykobiologi og stress.
  • Var psykolog ved en spesialskole i 1980, senere ansatt som forskningsassistent, stipendiat (NFR) og vit. ass. ved Psykologisk institutt.
  • Professor i atferdsfag ved det Odontologiske fakultet 1988-2005.
  • Professor i personlighetspsykologi ved Psykologisk institutt 2005-

Samarbeid

  • Folkehelseinstituttet.
  • Statens Arbeidsmiljøinstitutt
Emneord: Personlighetspsykologi, Klinisk psykologi og personlighetspsykologi, Avdeling for helse- utviklings- og personlighetspsykologi

Publikasjoner

  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert & Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi (2017). Musculoskeletal Complaints, Anxiety–Depression Symptoms, and Neuroticism: A Study of Middle-Aged Twins. Health Psychology.  ISSN 0278-6133. . doi: 10.1037/hea0000484
  • Bech, P.; Carrozzino, D.; Austin, Stephen F.; Møller, Silje Bakke & Vassend, Olav (2016). Measuring euthymia within the Neuroticism Scale from the NEO Personality Inventory: A Mokken analysis of the Norwegian general population study for scalability. Journal of Affective Disorders.  ISSN 0165-0327.  193, s 99- 102 . doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.12.039
  • Carrozzino, Danilo; Vassend, Olav; Bjørndal, Flemming; Pignolo, Claudia; Raabæk Olsen, Lis & Bech, Per (2016). A clinimetric analysis of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R) in general population studies (Denmark, Norway, and Italy). Nordic Journal of Psychiatry.  ISSN 0803-9488.  70(5), s 374- 379 . doi: 10.3109/08039488.2016.1155235
  • Vassend, Olav; Orvik, Benedicte Humborstad; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi & Røysamb, Espen (2016). Facets of neuroticism and musculoskeletal symptoms. A study of middle-aged twins. Norsk Epidemiologi.  ISSN 0803-2491.  26(1-2), s 47- 56 . doi: 10.5324/nje.v26i1-2.2015
  • Vassend, Olav (2015). Personlighetstrekk i relasjon til psykisk og fysisk helse, I: Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair & Roger Hagen (red.),  Personlighetspsykologi.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-450-1715-1.  Kapittel 8.  s 191 - 217
  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen & Nielsen, Christopher Sivert (2013). Five-factor personality traits and pain sensitivity: A twin study. Pain.  ISSN 0304-3959.  154(5), s 722- 728 . doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.01.010
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2012). Cardiovascular responses to and modulation of pressure pain sensitivity in normotensive, pain-free women. Scandinavian Journal of Pain.  ISSN 1877-8860.  3(3), s 165- 169 . doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2011.12.001
  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen & Nielsen, Christopher Sivert (2012). Neuroticism and self-reported somatic health: A twin study. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  27(1), s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1080/08870446.2010.540665
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2011). Psychophysiological responses to pain stimulation and cognitive tasks in female temporomandibular disorder patients. Scandinavian Journal of Pain.  ISSN 1877-8860.  2, s 72- 82
  • Vassend, Olav; Quale, Anette Johansen; Røise, Olav & Schanke, Anne-Kristine (2011). Predicting the long-term impact of acquired severe injuries on functional health status: The role of optimism, emotional distress, and pain. Spinal Cord.  ISSN 1362-4393.  49(12), s 1193- 1197 . doi: 10.1038/sc.2011.70
  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen & Nielsen, Christopher Sivert (2011). Dental anxiety in relation to neuroticism and pain sensitivity. A twin study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.  ISSN 0887-6185.  25(2), s 302- 308 . doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.09.015
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (2011). The NEO personality inventory revised (NEO-PI-R): Exploring the measurement structure and variants of the five-factor model. Personality and Individual Differences.  ISSN 0191-8869.  50(8), s 1300- 1304 . doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.03.002
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav; Krogstad, Berit Heyerdahl & Knardahl, Stein (2010). Personality traits and subjective health complaints in female TMD patients and healthy controls. The Open Pain Journal.  ISSN 1876-3863.  3, s 134- 143
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2008). Experimental pain sensitivity in women with temporomandibular disorders and pain-free controls: the relationship to orofacial muscular contraction and cardiovascular responses. The Clinical Journal of Pain.  ISSN 0749-8047.  24, s 343- 352
  • Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Stubhaug, Audun; Price, Donald D; Vassend, Olav; Czajkowski, Nikolai & Harris, Jennifer (2008). Individual differences in pain sensitivity: Genetic and environmental contributions. Pain.  ISSN 0304-3959.  136(1-2), s 21- 29 . doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2007.06.008
  • Watten, Reidulf G. & Vassend, Olav (2005). Personality and intelligence, In Asbjørn O. Faleide (ed.),  Selvregulering, personlighet og helse : et psykofysiologisk og psykosomatisk perspektiv.  Unipub forlag.  ISBN 82-7477-207-5.  Kapittel 9.  s 143 - 159
  • Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Price, Donald D.; Vassend, Olav; Stubhaug, Audun & Harris, Jennifer R. (2005). Characterizing individual differences in heat-pain sensitivity. Pain.  ISSN 0304-3959.  119(1-3), s 65- 74
  • Vassend, Olav; Knardahl, Stein & Knardahl, Stein (2005). Effects of repeated electrocutaneous pain stimulation on facial blood flow. Biological Psychology.  ISSN 0301-0511.  68, s 163- 178
  • Vassend, Olav; Knardahl, Stein & Knardahl, Stein (2005). Personality, affective response, and facial blood flow during brief cognitive tasks. International Journal of Psychophysiology.  ISSN 0167-8760.  55, s 265- 278
  • Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2004). Cardiovascular responsiveness to brief cognitive challenges and pain sensitivity in women. European Journal of Pain.  ISSN 1090-3801.  8, s 315- 324
  • Willumsen, Tiril & Vassend, Olav (2003). Effects of cognitive therapy, applied relaxation and nitrous oxide sedation. A five-year follow-up study of patients treated for dental fear. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica.  ISSN 0001-6357.  61, s 93- 99
  • Willumsen, Tiril; Vassend, Olav & Hoffart, Asle (2001). A Comparison of Cognitive Therapy, Applied Relaxation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation in the Treatment of Dental Fear. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica.  ISSN 0001-6357.  59, s 290- 296
  • Willumsen, Tiril; Vassend, Olav & Hoffart, Asle (2001). One-year Follow-up of Patients Treated for Dental Fear: Effects of Cognitive Therapy, Applied Relaxation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica.  ISSN 0001-6357.  59, s 335- 340
  • Vassend, Olav; Willumsen, Tiril & Hoffart, Asle (2000). Effects of dental fear treatment on general distress. The role of personality variables and treatment method. Behavior modification.  ISSN 0145-4455.  24(4), s 580- 599
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1999). The problem of structural indeterminacy in multidimensional symptom report instruments. The case of SCL-90-R. Behaviour Research and Therapy.  ISSN 0005-7967.  37, s 685- 701
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1999). The role of negative affectivity in self-assessment of Health. A structural equation approach. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  4(4), s 465- 482
  • Vassend, Olav & Eskild, Anne (1998). Psychological distress, coping, and disease progression in HIV-positive homosexual men. Journal of Health Psychology.  ISSN 1359-1053.  3(2), s 243- 257
  • Vassend, Olav; Eskild, Anne & Halvorsen, Ragnhild (1997). Negative affectivity, coping, immune status, and disease progression in HIV infected individuals. Psychology and Health.  ISSN 0887-0446.  12, s 375- 388
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1997). Validation of the NEO Personality Inventory and the five-factor model. Can findings from exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis be reconciled?. European Journal of Personality.  ISSN 0890-2070.  11, s 147- 166
  • Watten, Reidulf G.; Vassend, Olav; Myhrer, Trond & Syversen, Jon-Lars (1997). Personality factors and somatic symptoms. European Journal of Personality.  ISSN 0890-2070.  11, s 57- 68
  • Krogstad, Berit Schie; Jokstad, Asbjørn; Dahl, Bjørn L. & Vassend, Olav (1996). Relationships between risk factors and treatment outcome in a group of patients with Temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Orofacial Pain.  ISSN 1064-6655.  10, s 48- 53
  • Krogstad, Berit Schie; Jokstad, Asbjørn; Dahl, Bjørn L. & Vassend, Olav (1996). The reporting of pain, somatic complaints, and anxiety in a group of TMD-patients before and after two years treatment. Sex differences. Journal of Orofacial Pain.  ISSN 1064-6655.  10, s 263- 269
  • Vassend, Olav; Krogstad, Berit Schie & Dahl, Bjørn (1995). Negative affectivity, somatic complaints, and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.  ISSN 0022-3999.  39, s 889- 899
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1995). Factor analytic studies of the NEO Personality Inventory and the five-factor model: The problem of high structural complexity and conceptual indeterminacy. Personality and Individual Differences.  ISSN 0191-8869.  19, s 135- 147
  • Watten, Reidulf G.; Vassend, Olav; Syversen, Jon-Lars & Myhrer, Trond (1995). Personality and quality of life. Social Indicators Research.  ISSN 0303-8300.  35, s 289- 302
  • Wisløff, T.F.; Vassend, Olav & Asmyhr, Ø. (1995). Dental anxiety, utilization of dental services, and DMFS status in Norwegian military recruits. Community Dental Health.  ISSN 0265-539X.  12, s 100- 103
  • Vassend, Olav (1994). Negative affectivity, subjective somatic complaints, and objective health indicators. Mind and body still separated?, In Stan Maes; Harold Leventhal & Marie Johnston (ed.),  International Review of Health Psychology, Volume 3.  John Wiley & Sons.  ISBN 978-0-471-94456-0.  Kapittel 4.  s 97 - 118
  • Vassend, Olav; Watten, Reidulf G.; Myhrer, Trond & Syvertsen, Jon Lars (1994). Negative affectivity and intellectual ability: A study of their relation to self-reported physical symptoms, perceived daily stress and mood, and disciplinary problems in military recruits. Social Science and Medicine.  ISSN 0277-9536.  39(4), s 583- 590
  • Vassend, Olav (1993). Anxiety, pain and discomfort associated with dental treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy.  ISSN 0005-7967.  31, s 659- 666
  • Vassend, Olav (1989). Dimensions of negative affectivity, self-reported somatic symptoms, and health-related behaviors. Social Science and Medicine.  ISSN 0277-9536.  28, s 29- 36
  • Vassend, Olav (1989). Hypnotizability, imaginative involvement, and anxiety. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.  ISSN 0036-5564.  30, s 30- 36
  • Vassend, Olav (1988). Dimensions of hypnotic Depth: An exploratory study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.  ISSN 0036-5564.  29, s 207- 213
  • Halvorsen, Ragnhild & Vassend, Olav (1987). Effects of examination stress on some cellular immunity functions. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.  ISSN 0022-3999.  31, s 693- 701
  • Vassend, Olav (1987). Examination stress, personality, and self-reported physical symptoms. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.  ISSN 0036-5564.  29, s 21- 32
  • Vassend, Olav (1987). Personality, imaginative involvement, and self-reported somatic complaints. Relevance to the concept of alxithymia. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.  ISSN 0033-3190.  47, s 74- 81
  • Vassend, Olav & Halvorsen, Ragnhild (1987). Personality, examination stress and serum concentrations of immunoglobulins. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.  ISSN 0036-5564.  28, s 233- 241
  • Vassend, Olav; Halvorsen, Ragnhild & Norman, Nils (1987). Hormonal and psychological effects of examination stress. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.  ISSN 0036-5564.  28, s 75- 82
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Begreper og teoridannelse i psykosomatisk forskning. Noen utvalgte emner. Del I. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  22, s 549- 560
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Begreper og teoridannelse i psykosomatisk forskning. Noen utvalgte emner. Del II. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  22, s 613- 626
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Hypnose og psykoanalytisk orientert terapi. Noen generelle problemer og prinsipper. Nordisk Psykiatrisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-1455.  39, s 29- 36
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Psykosomatikkbegrepet. Forsøk på en avgrensning. Agrippa - psykiatriske tekster.  ISSN 0106-0457.  4, s 251- 262
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Somatiske og psykologiske aspekter ved asthma bronchiale hos barn. Nordisk Psykiatrisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-1455.  39, s 493- 500
  • Vassend, Olav (1984). Paradoksal familieterapi. Teori, prinsipper og teknikker. Fokus på familien : Tidsskrift for familiebehandling.  ISSN 0332-5415.  12, s 67- 85
  • Vassend, Olav (1984). Sykdom, familie og mestring. Fokus på familien : Tidsskrift for familiebehandling.  ISSN 0332-5415.  12, s 187- 201
  • Vassend, Olav (1983). Barn med astma. En studie av foreldre-barn kommunikasjon i en konfliktsituasjon. Fokus på familien : Tidsskrift for familiebehandling.  ISSN 0332-5415.  3, s 95- 111
  • Vassend, Olav (1983). Det ubevisste og selv-innsikt. En filosofisk undersøkelse. Agrippa - psykiatriske tekster.  ISSN 0106-0457.  5, s 261- 281
  • Vassend, Olav (1983). Psykologiske metoder ved behandling av pasienter med asthma bronchiale. En litteraturoversikt. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  20, s 520- 531
  • Vassend, Olav; Bjærke, Stian & Faleide, Asbjørn O. (1983). Familieinteraksjon og astma hos barn. En undersøkelse med Familie-Rorschach. Fokus på familien : Tidsskrift for familiebehandling.  ISSN 0332-5415.  3, s 123- 134
  • Vassend, Olav (1981). Psykososiale faktorer ved asthma bronchiale hos barn: Teorier og forskning. Fokus på familien : Tidsskrift for familiebehandling.  ISSN 0332-5415.  2

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  • Vassend, Olav (1997). Kommunikasjon og pasientbehandling. Praktisk psykologi for helsepersonell med eksempler fra odontologi. Spartacus forlag a/s.  ISBN 82-430-0058-5.  239 s.
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1996). A study of the NEO personality inventory and the five factor model. Factor models and descriptive statistics based on a Norwegian national sample. Norsk Psykologforening.  ISBN 82-91473-04-8.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Vassend, Olav (2005). Cardiovascular responsiveness to pain stimulation and brief cognitive challenges. Relationship to pain sensitivity. (Thesis for the Degree of Cand. Scient.).
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (2003). Interpretation of the SCL-90-R. A psychometric study based on a Norwegian national sample.
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2002). Effects of distraction on experimental pain in temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and healthy controls.
  • Mohn, Hanne Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2002). Personality traits and psychological distress in temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
  • Reinvang, Ivar; Vassend, Olav & Middelborg, Jon (1996). ERP indicators of processing of semantic distractors in normal subjects. Psychophysiology.  ISSN 0048-5772.  32, s 62- 62
  • Holst, Dorthe; Grytten, Jostein Ivar; Rossow, Ingeborg; Wang, Nina Johanne & Vassend, Olav (1990). Loss of teeth in the adult population in Norway.
  • Vassend, Olav (1988). Examination stress, personality, and somatic responses.

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