Espen Røysamb

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Phone +47-22845128
Room V04-05
Visiting address Psykologisk institutt Forskningsveien 3A 0373 Oslo
Postal address Psykologisk institutt Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Subjective well-being, quality of life, positive psychology
  • Heritability, genetic and environmental factors, twin studies
  • Psychometrics, methodology, statistics, structural equation modeling
  • Personality traits, mental health, personality disorders


  • Personality psychology, genetics, well-being, psychometrics, tests, methodology

Higher education and employment history

  • Cand Psychol, 1991, University of Oslo
  • PhD, 1997, University of Oslo
  • Visiting researcher at University of Michigan (1996), Birzeit University (1999), and Virginia Commonwealth University (2001)
  • Current positions: Professor of personality psychology at the University of Oslo, and senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health


  • H.M. the King’s Gold Medal for dissertation
  • APA’s ‘Award for research excellence’
  • Best Annual Paper Award, JoHS


  • Head of Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology


  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • University of Tromsø
  • Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavior Genetics
Tags: Personality psychology, wellbeing, genetics
Published Sep. 27, 2010 1:37 PM - Last modified May 20, 2019 12:58 PM

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