Jan Smedslund

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Phone +47-22845272
Mobile phone +47-48253925
Available hours By agreement
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A 0373 Oslo
Postal address Psykologisk institutt Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interest

Explication of a necessary model for psychological practice, given what we already know about being human.

Higher education and employment history 

  • Jan Smedslund is Professor Emeritus and Specialist in Clinical Psychology

  • He received his PhD at the University of Oslo in 1955A

  • ppointed Professor of Psychology in 1966

  • Worked at numerous foreign universities including Geneva, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Stanford. He was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences 1967-68. He has done experimental research in cognitive development with Piaget and Bruner

  • Clinical background includes working at a psychiatric emergency ward and a crisis intervention team, an outpatient clinic for children and youth, a treatment home with drug addicts, with group psychotherapy and in private practice. He has published 7 books and some 130 articles and chapters.

  • Main interests have been in the foundations of psychology

  • The integration of theory and practice

  • In the development of a general conceptual framework and axiomatic system that he has called psycho-logic


  • Society for Research in Child Developmeent. Monograph Award, 1964

  • Fellow ved Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1967/68.

Tags: Clinical psychology and personality psychology, Emeritus

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Published Sep. 21, 2010 10:02 AM - Last modified June 8, 2015 3:18 PM