Happiness and wellbeing have emerged as important study subjects within and across many fields of research. A major driving force behind this is the association with physical and mental health and its pivotal role in socioeconomic issues and economic development. With the increased interest in the importance of wellbeing, it is critically important to understand and reveal sources of individual differences.
PROMENTAs September Scientific Meeting features a lecture by Professor Torbjørn Skardhamar, Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. The meeting is open to all.
PROMENTAs April Scientific Meeting features a guest lecture by Associate Professor Are Skeie Hermansen, Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. He will present his new paper "Childhood Immigration, Skill Specialization, and Labor Market Sorting".
PROMENTAs March Scientific Meeting features a talk by our partner Dr. Eveline Crone, professor of Developmental Neuroscience in Society at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology at Leiden University.
The mission of the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN) is to create a global transformation in actionable health inequalities research. Bringing together leading scholars and international organizations and acting as a change agent, researchers at CHAIN aim to monitor, explain, and reduce health inequalities in the global North and South.
In recent years, scientists like Kathryn Paige Harden have shown that DNA makes us different, in our personalities and in our health—and in ways that matter for educational and economic success in our current society.
Guest lecture by Dr. Margaret Sheridan, UNC Chapel Hill
Although ubiquitous globally, psychotic disorders show strong social gradients by both individual attributes and geographical region, established via ground-breaking psychiatric epidemiology beginning in the U.S. and subsequently exported to Europe and beyond. Despite almost a century of research on this topic, persistent inequalities in the risk of psychotic disorders by both person and place remain, with potentially vital implications for etiology, public health and service provision.
Norsk narkotikapolitikk er i radikal endring. Bruk og besittelse av narkotika blir snart avkriminalisert. De såkalte «brukerorganisasjonene», som består av folk med egne erfaringer med skadelig rusbruk, spiller en stadig viktigere rolle i denne prosessen. PROMENTA-partnerne ved Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi belyser dette, blant annet med basis i teori om såkalte «lay experts» og deres rolle i politikkutviklingen.
Happiness and well-being have emerged as important study subjects within and across many fields of research. A major driving force behind this is the association with physical and mental health and its pivotal role in socioeconomic issues and economic development. With the increased interest in the importance of well-being it is critically important to understand and reveal sources of individual differences.
How is aberrant brain development related to adolescent mental health?
How can we reduce the burden associated with adolescent mental illness?
As part of the PROMENTA lecture series, we are honored to invite you to this exciting lecture by Oliver P. John.
How should we understand positive personality development across the lifespan?
Is educational success already determined at birth?