Olav Mandt Vassend

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Besøksadresse Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postadresse Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Faglige interesser

  • Personlighet og personlighetsvurdering.
  • Helsepsykologi og psykobiologi (smerteforskning, subjektive helseplager, atferdsgenetikk).
  • Psykometri og anvendt statistikk.
  • Klinisk kommunikasjon.
  • Vitenskapsteori og filosofisk psykologi.

Undervisning 

  • Innføring i personlighetspsykologi, PSYC1204/PSY1101.
  • Profesjonsetikk, psykologrollen og klinisk kommunikasjon, PSYC1202.
  • Anvendt personlighetspsykologi, personlighetsorientert psykometri og metode, PSYC4500.

Bakgrunn

  • Utdannet cand. psychol. og cand. scient. ved Universitet i Oslo, dr. philos. i 1988 på en avhandling om psykobiologi og stress.
  • Var psykolog ved en spesialskole i 1980, senere ansatt som forskningsassistent, stipendiat (NFR) og vit. ass. ved Psykologisk institutt.
  • Professor i atferdsfag ved det Odontologiske fakultet 1988-2005.
  • Professor i personlighetspsykologi ved Psykologisk institutt 2005-

Samarbeid

  • Folkehelseinstituttet.
  • Statens Arbeidsmiljøinstitutt
Emneord: Avdeling for helse- utviklings- og personlighetspsykologi, Personlighetspsykologi, Helsepsykologi, Atferdsgenetikk

Publikasjoner

  • Hauge, Mariann Saanum; Stora, Bent; Vassend, Olav; Hoffart, Asle & Willumsen, Tiril (2021). Dentist-administered cognitive behavioural therapy versus four habits/midazolam: An RCT study of dental anxiety treatment in primary dental care. European Journal of Oral Sciences. ISSN 0909-8836. s. 1–12. doi: 10.1111/eos.12794.
  • Melinder, Annika Maria D; Brennen, Timothy John; Husby, Mikael Falkhaugen & Vassend, Olav (2020). Personality, confirmation bias, and forensic interviewing performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology. ISSN 0888-4080. doi: 10.1002/acp.3674.
  • Kleppestø, Thomas Haarklau; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen; Eftedal, Nikolai Haahjem & Sheehy-Skeffington, Jennifer [Vis alle 8 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2019). Correlations between social dominance orientation and political attitudes reflect common genetic underpinnings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. ISSN 0027-8424. 116(36), s. 17741–17746. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1818711116. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Røysamb, Espen; Nes, Ragnhild Bang; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi & Vassend, Olav (2018). Genetics, personality and wellbeing. A twin study of traits, facets and life satisfaction. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 8. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29881-x. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert & Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi (2018). Fatigue symptoms in relation to neuroticism, anxiety-depression, and musculoskeletal pain. A longitudinal twin study. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 13(6). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198594. Fulltekst i vitenarkiv
  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert & Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi (2017). Musculoskeletal Complaints, Anxiety–Depression Symptoms, and Neuroticism: A Study of Middle-Aged Twins. Health Psychology. ISSN 0278-6133. 36(8), s. 729–739. doi: 10.1037/hea0000484.
  • Carrozzino, Danilo; Vassend, Olav; Bjørndal, Flemming; Pignolo, Claudia; Raabæk Olsen, Lis & Bech, Per (2016). A clinimetric analysis of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R) in general population studies (Denmark, Norway, and Italy). Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. ISSN 0803-9488. 70(5), s. 374–379. doi: 10.3109/08039488.2016.1155235.
  • Vassend, Olav; Orvik, Benedicte Humborstad; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi & Røysamb, Espen (2016). Facets of neuroticism and musculoskeletal symptoms. A study of middle-aged twins. Norsk Epidemiologi. ISSN 0803-2491. 26(1-2), s. 47–56. doi: 10.5324/nje.v26i1-2.2015.
  • Bech, P.; Carrozzino, D.; Austin, Stephen F.; Møller, Silje Bakke & Vassend, Olav (2016). Measuring euthymia within the Neuroticism Scale from the NEO Personality Inventory: A Mokken analysis of the Norwegian general population study for scalability. Journal of Affective Disorders. ISSN 0165-0327. 193, s. 99–102. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.12.039.
  • Vassend, Olav (2015). Personlighetstrekk i relasjon til psykisk og fysisk helse. I Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen & Hagen, Roger (Red.), Personlighetspsykologi. Fagbokforlaget. ISSN 978-82-450-1715-1. s. 191–217.
  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen & Nielsen, Christopher Sivert (2013). Five-factor personality traits and pain sensitivity: A twin study. Pain. ISSN 0304-3959. 154(5), s. 722–728. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.01.010.
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2012). Cardiovascular responses to and modulation of pressure pain sensitivity in normotensive, pain-free women. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. ISSN 1877-8860. 3(3), s. 165–169. doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2011.12.001.
  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen & Nielsen, Christopher Sivert (2012). Neuroticism and self-reported somatic health: A twin study. Psychology and Health. ISSN 0887-0446. 27(1), s. 1–12. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2010.540665.
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2011). Psychophysiological responses to pain stimulation and cognitive tasks in female temporomandibular disorder patients. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. ISSN 1877-8860. 2(2), s. 72–82. doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2010.12.001..
  • Vassend, Olav; Quale, Anette Johansen; Røise, Olav & Schanke, Anne-Kristine (2011). Predicting the long-term impact of acquired severe injuries on functional health status: The role of optimism, emotional distress, and pain. Spinal Cord. ISSN 1362-4393. 49(12), s. 1193–1197. doi: 10.1038/sc.2011.70.
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (2011). The NEO personality inventory revised (NEO-PI-R): Exploring the measurement structure and variants of the five-factor model. Personality and Individual Differences. ISSN 0191-8869. 50(8), s. 1300–1304. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.03.002.
  • Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen & Nielsen, Christopher Sivert (2011). Dental anxiety in relation to neuroticism and pain sensitivity. A twin study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. ISSN 0887-6185. 25(2), s. 302–308. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.09.015.
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav; Krogstad, Berit Heyerdahl & Knardahl, Stein (2010). Personality traits and subjective health complaints in female TMD patients and healthy controls. The Open Pain Journal. ISSN 1876-3863. 3, s. 134–143.
  • Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Stubhaug, Audun; Price, Donald D; Vassend, Olav; Czajkowski, Nikolai & Harris, Jennifer (2008). Individual differences in pain sensitivity: Genetic and environmental contributions. Pain. ISSN 0304-3959. 136(1-2), s. 21–29. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2007.06.008.
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2008). Experimental pain sensitivity in women with temporomandibular disorders and pain-free controls: the relationship to orofacial muscular contraction and cardiovascular responses. The Clinical Journal of Pain. ISSN 0749-8047. 24(4), s. 343–352. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318162eaf4.
  • Watten, Reidulf G. & Vassend, Olav (2005). Personality and intelligence. I Faleide, Asbjørn O. (Red.), Selvregulering, personlighet og helse : et psykofysiologisk og psykosomatisk perspektiv. Unipub forlag. ISSN 82-7477-207-5. s. 143–159.
  • Vassend, Olav; Knardahl, Stein & Knardahl, Stein (2005). Effects of repeated electrocutaneous pain stimulation on facial blood flow. Biological Psychology. ISSN 0301-0511. 68, s. 163–178.
  • Vassend, Olav; Knardahl, Stein & Knardahl, Stein (2005). Personality, affective response, and facial blood flow during brief cognitive tasks. International Journal of Psychophysiology. ISSN 0167-8760. 55, s. 265–278.
  • Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Price, Donald D.; Vassend, Olav; Stubhaug, Audun & Harris, Jennifer R. (2005). Characterizing individual differences in heat-pain sensitivity. Pain. ISSN 0304-3959. 119(1-3), s. 65–74.
  • Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2004). Cardiovascular responsiveness to brief cognitive challenges and pain sensitivity in women. European Journal of Pain. ISSN 1090-3801. 8, s. 315–324.
  • Willumsen, Tiril & Vassend, Olav (2003). Effects of cognitive therapy, applied relaxation and nitrous oxide sedation. A five-year follow-up study of patients treated for dental fear. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. ISSN 0001-6357. 61, s. 93–99.
  • Willumsen, Tiril; Vassend, Olav & Hoffart, Asle (2001). One-year Follow-up of Patients Treated for Dental Fear: Effects of Cognitive Therapy, Applied Relaxation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. ISSN 0001-6357. 59, s. 335–340.
  • Willumsen, Tiril; Vassend, Olav & Hoffart, Asle (2001). A Comparison of Cognitive Therapy, Applied Relaxation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation in the Treatment of Dental Fear. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. ISSN 0001-6357. 59, s. 290–296.
  • Vassend, Olav; Willumsen, Tiril & Hoffart, Asle (2000). Effects of dental fear treatment on general distress. The role of personality variables and treatment method. Behavior Modification. ISSN 0145-4455. 24(4), s. 580–599.
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1999). The role of negative affectivity in self-assessment of Health. A structural equation approach. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053. 4(4), s. 465–482.
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1999). The problem of structural indeterminacy in multidimensional symptom report instruments. The case of SCL-90-R. Behaviour Research and Therapy. ISSN 0005-7967. 37, s. 685–701.
  • Vassend, Olav & Eskild, Anne (1998). Psychological distress, coping, and disease progression in HIV-positive homosexual men. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053. 3(2), s. 243–257.
  • Vassend, Olav; Eskild, Anne & Halvorsen, Ragnhild (1997). Negative affectivity, coping, immune status, and disease progression in HIV infected individuals. Psychology and Health. ISSN 0887-0446. 12, s. 375–388.
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1997). Validation of the NEO Personality Inventory and the five-factor model. Can findings from exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis be reconciled? European Journal of Personality. ISSN 0890-2070. 11, s. 147–166.
  • Watten, Reidulf G.; Vassend, Olav; Myhrer, Trond & Syversen, Jon-Lars (1997). Personality factors and somatic symptoms. European Journal of Personality. ISSN 0890-2070. 11, s. 57–68.
  • Krogstad, Berit Schie; Jokstad, Asbjørn; Dahl, Bjørn L. & Vassend, Olav (1996). The reporting of pain, somatic complaints, and anxiety in a group of TMD-patients before and after two years treatment. Sex differences. Journal of Orofacial Pain. ISSN 1064-6655. 10, s. 263–269.
  • Krogstad, Berit Schie; Jokstad, Asbjørn; Dahl, Bjørn L. & Vassend, Olav (1996). Relationships between risk factors and treatment outcome in a group of patients with Temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Orofacial Pain. ISSN 1064-6655. 10, s. 48–53.
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1995). Factor analytic studies of the NEO Personality Inventory and the five-factor model: The problem of high structural complexity and conceptual indeterminacy. Personality and Individual Differences. ISSN 0191-8869. 19, s. 135–147.
  • Vassend, Olav; Krogstad, Berit Schie & Dahl, Bjørn (1995). Negative affectivity, somatic complaints, and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. ISSN 0022-3999. 39, s. 889–899.
  • Wisløff, T.F.; Vassend, Olav & Asmyhr, Ø. (1995). Dental anxiety, utilization of dental services, and DMFS status in Norwegian military recruits. Community Dental Health. ISSN 0265-539X. 12, s. 100–103.
  • Watten, Reidulf G.; Vassend, Olav; Syversen, Jon-Lars & Myhrer, Trond (1995). Personality and quality of life. Social Indicators Research. ISSN 0303-8300. 35, s. 289–302.
  • Vassend, Olav (1994). Negative affectivity, subjective somatic complaints, and objective health indicators. Mind and body still separated? I Maes, Stan; Leventhal, Harold & Johnston, Marie (Red.), International Review of Health Psychology, Volume 3. John Wiley & Sons. ISSN 978-0-471-94456-0. s. 97–118.
  • Vassend, Olav; Watten, Reidulf G.; Myhrer, Trond & Syvertsen, Jon Lars (1994). Negative affectivity and intellectual ability: A study of their relation to self-reported physical symptoms, perceived daily stress and mood, and disciplinary problems in military recruits. Social Science and Medicine. ISSN 0277-9536. 39(4), s. 583–590.
  • Vassend, Olav (1993). Anxiety, pain and discomfort associated with dental treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy. ISSN 0005-7967. 31, s. 659–666.
  • Grytten, Jostein Ivar; Holst, Dorthe ; Rossow, Ingeborg; Vassend, Olav & Wang, Nina J. (1990). Nytt om befolkningens tenner og tannhelse. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. ISSN 0029-2303. 100, s. 414–422.
  • Grytten, Jostein Ivar; Holst, Dorthe ; Rossow, Ingeborg; Vassend, Olav & Wang, Nina J. (1990). 100 000 flere voksne går til tannlegen. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. ISSN 0029-2303. 100, s. 414–422.
  • Vassend, Olav (1989). Dimensions of negative affectivity, self-reported somatic symptoms, and health-related behaviors. Social Science and Medicine. ISSN 0277-9536. 28, s. 29–36.
  • Vassend, Olav (1989). Hypnotizability, imaginative involvement, and anxiety. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0036-5564. 30, s. 30–36.
  • Vassend, Olav (1988). Dimensions of hypnotic Depth: An exploratory study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0036-5564. 29, s. 207–213.
  • Vassend, Olav & Halvorsen, Ragnhild (1987). Personality, examination stress and serum concentrations of immunoglobulins. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0036-5564. 28, s. 233–241.
  • Halvorsen, Ragnhild & Vassend, Olav (1987). Effects of examination stress on some cellular immunity functions. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. ISSN 0022-3999. 31, s. 693–701.
  • Vassend, Olav; Halvorsen, Ragnhild & Norman, Nils (1987). Hormonal and psychological effects of examination stress. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0036-5564. 28, s. 75–82.
  • Vassend, Olav (1987). Personality, imaginative involvement, and self-reported somatic complaints. Relevance to the concept of alxithymia. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. ISSN 0033-3190. 47, s. 74–81.
  • Vassend, Olav (1987). Examination stress, personality, and self-reported physical symptoms. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0036-5564. 29, s. 21–32.
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Psykosomatikkbegrepet. Forsøk på en avgrensning. Agrippa - psykiatriske tekster. ISSN 0106-0457. 4, s. 251–262.
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Begreper og teoridannelse i psykosomatisk forskning. Noen utvalgte emner. Del II. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. ISSN 0332-6470. 22, s. 613–626.
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Begreper og teoridannelse i psykosomatisk forskning. Noen utvalgte emner. Del I. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. ISSN 0332-6470. 22, s. 549–560.
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Somatiske og psykologiske aspekter ved asthma bronchiale hos barn. Nordisk Psykiatrisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0029-1455. 39, s. 493–500.
  • Vassend, Olav (1985). Hypnose og psykoanalytisk orientert terapi. Noen generelle problemer og prinsipper. Nordisk Psykiatrisk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0029-1455. 39, s. 29–36.
  • Vassend, Olav (1984). Paradoksal familieterapi. Teori, prinsipper og teknikker. Fokus på familien. ISSN 0332-5415. 12, s. 67–85.
  • Vassend, Olav (1984). Sykdom, familie og mestring. Fokus på familien. ISSN 0332-5415. 12, s. 187–201.
  • Vassend, Olav (1983). Psykologiske metoder ved behandling av pasienter med asthma bronchiale. En litteraturoversikt. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. ISSN 0332-6470. 20, s. 520–531.
  • Vassend, Olav (1983). Det ubevisste og selv-innsikt. En filosofisk undersøkelse. Agrippa - psykiatriske tekster. ISSN 0106-0457. 5, s. 261–281.
  • Vassend, Olav; Bjærke, Stian & Faleide, Asbjørn O. (1983). Familieinteraksjon og astma hos barn. En undersøkelse med Familie-Rorschach. Fokus på familien. ISSN 0332-5415. 3, s. 123–134.
  • Vassend, Olav (1983). Barn med astma. En studie av foreldre-barn kommunikasjon i en konfliktsituasjon. Fokus på familien. ISSN 0332-5415. 3, s. 95–111.
  • Vassend, Olav (1981). Psykososiale faktorer ved asthma bronchiale hos barn: Teorier og forskning. Fokus på familien. ISSN 0332-5415. 2.

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  • Vassend, Olav (1997). Kommunikasjon og pasientbehandling. Praktisk psykologi for helsepersonell med eksempler fra odontologi. Spartacus forlag a/s. ISBN 82-430-0058-5. 239 s.
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (1996). A study of the NEO personality inventory and the five factor model. Factor models and descriptive statistics based on a Norwegian national sample. Norsk Psykologforening. ISBN 82-91473-04-8.

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  • Eftedal, Nikolai Haahjem; Kleppestø, Thomas Haarklau; Røysamb, Espen; Vassend, Olav; Ystrøm, Eivind & Thomsen, Lotte (2019). Moral opportunism: A unique genetic grounding associates lesser guilt from perpetrating injustice with greater sensitivity to being the victim of it.
  • Kleppestø, Thomas Haarklau; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen; Eftedal, Nikolai Haahjem & Kunst, Jonas R. [Vis alle 8 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2019). Social dominance orientation has both genetic and unique environmental influences, but only genetic pleiotropy accounts for its correlation with political attitudes.
  • H. Kleppestø, Thomas; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Vassend, Olav; Røysamb, Espen; R. Kunst, Jonas & Thomsen, Lotte (2017). Preferring domination or egalitarianism: Genetic and environmental structure of Social Dominance Orientation.
  • Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Bang Nes, Ragnhild; Vassend, Olav & Røysamb, Espen (2017). Effects of somatic and mental illness on subjective well-being. A discordant twin analysis.
  • Røysamb, Espen; Bang Nes, Ragnhild; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi & Vassend, Olav (2017). Anxiety, depression and life satisfaction after midlife. A twin study across 20 years.
  • Bang Nes, Ragnhild; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Røysamb, Espen & Vassend, Olav (2017). Components and sources of well-being and ill-being: A twin study.
  • Vassend, Olav; Nielsen, Christopher Sivert; Røysamb, Espen & Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi (2017). Fatigue symptoms in relation to neuroticism, anxiety-depression, and musculoskeletal pain. A longitudinal study.
  • Mohn, Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2002). Effects of distraction on experimental pain in temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and healthy controls.
  • Mohn, Hanne Christine; Vassend, Olav & Knardahl, Stein (2002). Personality traits and psychological distress in temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
  • Reinvang, Ivar; Vassend, Olav & Middelborg, Jon (1996). ERP indicators of processing of semantic distractors in normal subjects. Psychophysiology. ISSN 0048-5772. 32, s. 62–62.
  • Holst, Dorthe ; Grytten, Jostein Ivar; Rossow, Ingeborg; Wang, Nina Johanne & Vassend, Olav (1990). Loss of teeth in the adult population in Norway.
  • Vassend, Olav (2005). Cardiovascular responsiveness to pain stimulation and brief cognitive challenges. Relationship to pain sensitivity. (Thesis for the Degree of Cand. Scient.). Institutt for molekylær biovitenskap.
  • Vassend, Olav & Skrondal, Anders (2003). Interpretation of the SCL-90-R. A psychometric study based on a Norwegian national sample. Institutt for flymedisin. ISSN 82-92487-01-8.
  • Vassend, Olav (1988). Examination stress, personality, and somatic responses. Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 82-569-0936-6.

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Publisert 20. sep. 2010 11:30 - Sist endret 8. juli 2019 16:02