Olivia Pich

Doctoral Research Fellow - Metode, arbeids-, kultur- og sosialpsyk

Academic interests

  • Social identity

  • Social media use and psychosocial health

  • Acculturation

  • Social emotions and empathy

  • Intergroup relations in multicultural societies

  • Discrimination, prejudice, and deprivation 

  • Social, cultural, community, and political psychology

PhD Project

In my PhD project, I am investigating the positive as well as negative consequences of social media use on the social inclusion and psychological health of adolescents, with particular emphasis on intersecting factors of ethnicity, cultural identity, and socioeconomic status. The project employs a mixed methods approach that involves both qualitative interview studies, and focus groups, as well as quantitative longitudinal social network analysis.


  • PhD student, University of Oslo, 2020-present

  • Research Assistant, University of Oslo, 2018-2020

  • Master’s thesis in Social Psychology, University of Oslo, 2018-2019

  • Master’s degree in Cultural Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2017-2019

  • Bachelor’s degree in General Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2014-2017

Tags: Social Psychology, Social media, Cultural and Community Psychology, Political Psychology
Published Feb. 10, 2021 8:45 AM