Aleksander Bjørge Gundersen

Doctoral Research Fellow - Metode, arbeids-, kultur- og sosialpsyk
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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 (Student) Institutt for pedagogikk (Student)

Academic interests

  • Misinformation and fake news

  • Conspiracy beliefs

  • Social cognition

  • Quantitative methods


«#Webimmunization: How can online social networks create collective resilience against misinformation?». To answer this question, the project combines perspectives from epidemiology, psychology, philosophy and computer science. Its main goal is to develop tools that can reliably assess the immunity of individual actors and entire networks of online users against misinformation. Moreover, it aims to test how this webimmunization influences behavior online and ultimately how it can be increased.


  • 2018 – 2020: Research Assistant / University of Oslo

  • 2015 – 2017: Master’s degree in culture and community psychology / University of Oslo

  • 2011 – 2014: Bachelor’s degree in general psychology / University of Tromsø

Tags: Social Psychology, Cultural and Community Psychology, Quantitative methods


  • Bierwiaczonek, Kinga; Gundersen, Aleksander Bjørge & Kunst, Jonas R. (2022). The role of conspiracy beliefs for COVID-19 health responses: A meta-analysis. Current Opinion in Psychology. ISSN 2352-250X. 46. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101346.
  • Kunst, Jonas R.; Bailey, April; Prendergast, Claire Nicole & Gundersen, Aleksander (2018). Sexism, rape myths and feminist identification explain gender differences in attitudes toward the #metoo social media campaign in two countries. Media Psychology. ISSN 1521-3269. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2018.1532300.
  • Gundersen, Aleksander & Kunst, Jonas R. (2018). Feminist ≠ Feminine? Feminist Women Are Visually Masculinized Whereas Feminist Men Are Feminized. Sex Roles. ISSN 0360-0025. doi: 10.1007/s11199-018-0931-7.

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