Liva Jenny Martinussen

PhD candidate
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In my PhD-project, Storytelling as means to increase mathematics interest in teacher education, I investigate if storytelling can be used as a method to increase interest in mathematics and how it affects learning outcomes. We also investigate possible underlying mechanisms.

The project is supervised by Rolf Reber (Principal Investigator) and Anine Riege. The project is part of a larger collaboration, where the results will be compared to experiments on how question asking might lead to interest in mathematics.

Funding and collaboration

The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (FINNUT - Forskerprosjekt) 2019 – 2022, and is a collaboration between the University of Oslo, OsloMet, Østfold University College and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Academic interests

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Interest, motivation and learning
  • Psychology of judgment and decision-making
  • Interplay between cognition an emotion, cognition in late-life depression and anxiety
  • Quantitative methods



  • Research assistant, Old Age Psychiatry Research Group, Oslo University Hospital, 2017-2020
  • Research assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 2016
  • Master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oslo, 2016
  • Bachelor degree in Cognitive Psychology, University of Oslo, 2014
  • Exchange student, University of Melbourne, 2013

Research team


Tags: Cognitive psychology, Judgment and decision making, Quantitative methods, Educational Science


  • Almdahl, Ina Selseth; Martinussen, Liva Jenny; Agartz, Ingrid; Hugdahl, Kenneth & Korsnes, Maria Stylianou (2021). Inhibition of emotions in healthy aging: age‐related differences in brain network connectivity. Brain and Behavior. ISSN 2162-3279. doi: 10.1002/brb3.2052. Full text in Research Archive
  • Martinussen, Liva Jenny; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Almdahl, Ina Selseth; Borza, Tom; Selbæk, Geir & Mcpherson, Bodil A [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). The effect of anxiety on cognition in older adult inpatients with depression: results from a multicenter observational study. Heliyon. ISSN 2405-8440. 5(8). doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02235. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Reber, Rolf; Riege, Anine & Martinussen, Liva Jenny (2021). Question asking, storytelling, and problem posing as interventions to trigger situational interest and learning in STEM-topics: A user-based approach to intervention-development .

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Published Mar. 16, 2020 8:52 AM - Last modified Aug. 28, 2020 1:38 PM