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  • Default, time-pressured and incentivized deliberate reasoning 

    Abukar, Fozia Aweys (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-14)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect time-pressure and incentives have on deliberate reasoning. A person’s tendency to engage in and enjoy processes that require reasoning, i.e., their need for cognition, and their algorithmic ability are factors that may moderate performance in reasoning tasks when they are under time-pressure or given monetary reward. Identifying how to increase ...
  • Mapping the Well-Being of Norwegian Mothers During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Kvalø, Marie (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-12)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had negative effects on people’s well-being and quality of life. In order to extend existing research, we focused on Norwegian mothers with children in elementary schools, and investigated whether the pandemic influenced their well-being, stress, and worries. Our sample consisted of 231 mothers responding in the first data collection that took place June 2020, 97 mothers ...
  • Examining predictors of communal occupational aspirations in middle childhood 

    Olsen, Marte (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-06)
    The development of occupational aspirations begins in early childhood, and gender differences in occupational aspirations has been observed in children as young as age 4. The present study aims to investigate the development of communal occupational aspirations in middle childhood over time, based on the developmental theory of occupational aspirations by Gottfredson (1981). The study uses data from ...
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Feeling of Rightness and Recall: A Study Challenging Dual Process Theory 

    Tveit, Nora (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-04-28)
    Tidlig forskning på bedømming- og beslutningstaking antyder at vi har to systemer som tas i bruk når vi tenker: et raskt, intuitivt system (system 1) og et langsommere, mer overveiende system (system 2), referert til som toprosessteorien. Gjennom resonneringsoppgaver har denne forskningen vist at system 2 produserer normativt korrekte svar, og system 1 produserer feilaktige intuitive svar, og at ...
  • Man Enough to Care: Masculinity Threat and Misfit of Men Studying Communal Occupations 

    Lund, Ingvild Marie Hansen (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-04-28)
    Fra en ung alder har menn internalisert kjønnsstereotypier av hva det vil si å være en "ekte" mann. Maskulinitetstrussel er frykten en mann opplever når de internaliserte kjønnsstereotypene ikke opprettholdes, de føler at maskuliniteten deres blir truet. I denne studien tar vi sikte på å undersøke om det å fremheve viktigheten av omsorgstrekk for mannlige studenter – men ikke kvinnelige studenter – ...
  • Social Jetlag and its Relation to Procrastination: The Possible Moderating Role of Daytime Fatigue and Affect 

    Færevaag, Klaus Svartdal (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2023-04-28)
    This study aimed to assess the relationship between Social Jetlag (SJL) and procrastination among university students. SJL may occur when our biological circadian sleep clock is delayed as compared to our social clock (e.g., getting up early for work), causing an accumulation of sleep debt during the week. This may predict several maladaptive behaviors for students, such as procrastination. ...
  • The Role of Need for Cognition in the Association Between Work Demands and Home Outcomes 

    Rødfjell, Lenita Benedicte (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2023-04-28)
    Kjærlighetsrelasjoner er en viktig del av våres liv og forskning viser til at kontekstuelle utfordringer (f.eks., arbeidsmengde), kan negativt påvirke slike relasjoner–et eksempel på jobb–til–liv konflikt. Arbeidet man utfører blir stadig mer komplekst og ansatte må utføre oppgaver som er både ukjente og utfordrende. Selv om slik kvalitativ arbeidsmengde er utbredt blant ansatte, vet vi lite om ...
  • Enhancing Leadership effectiveness in Virtual Teams: The Moderating Role of Transformational Leadership on Exhaustion and Job Satisfaction 

    Moe, Thea Victoria (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2023-04-28)
    Fremveksten av virtuelt arbeid og bruken av virtuelle teams i organisasjoner, ble intensivert av den nylige globale COVID-19-pandemien, og derved også behovet for å forstå hvordan en leders effektivitet kan bli påvirket i virtuelle arbeids kontekster. Denne studien undersøker den potensielt modererende rollen til transformasjonsledelse på forholdet mellom virtuelle teams og leder effektivitet, gjennom ...
  • Safety in Avalanche Terrain: A mixed method study on how Norwegian backcountry skiers plan, conduct and evaluate trips 

    Stette Haarberg, Ingrid (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-05-04)
    Every year backcountry skiers are victims of avalanches, and human errors are recognized as one of the most important factors in explaining why these accidents happen. We used an embedded mixed method design, in which the qualitative data was given priority, in order to investigate how backcountry skiers plan, conduct and evaluate trips in avalanche terrain. In all, a sample of 23 backcountry skiers ...
  • Can Difficult Lectures be Interesting AND Pleasant? Hedonic and Eudaimonic Feelings as a Function of Perceived Difficulty 

    Ivan, Håvard (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-12-01)
    What is it that makes challenge and complexity so appealing to humans? Research derived from positive psychology have tried to answer this question, and in the process found evidence suggesting that people experience different feelings as the perception of difficulty rises. In this study, using Gudrun Eckblad’s scheme theory as premise, we predicted that reported feelings of pleasure would be most ...
  • Feedback Effects on Mind Wandering: A Series of Online Experiments 

    Karlsen, Krister (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-01)
    Replicating in-lab experiments online can ensure scientific progress when physical contact is discouraged, like during the covid-19 pandemic. In this thesis, we replicated the results from Boayue et al. (2021) in-lab Mind Wandering (MW) experiment online. The task uses the Finger-Tapping Random Sequence Generation Task, a sustained attention task, equating MW with Task Unrelated Thoughts (TUTs). In ...
  • Birthday Celebrations Social Impact. What Can We Lear From Children’s Experiences? 

    Smeds, Amanda (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-12-01)
    Children’s birthday celebrations are a social event including different social activities and birthday rituals. As previous research show rituals to enhance cohesion amongst its ritual participants, we assumed in-group and out-group memberships could be established at birthday celebrations between children in an already constituted group. With this study we aim to gain a better understanding of ...
  • Are Personality Traits Related to how Healthy Adults Adjust Their Decision-Making Strategies Under Varying Levels of Reward and Loss Controllability? 

    Angen, Caroline Alexandra Grant (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-16)
    Abstract Research suggests a dual-system theory of motivation on decision-making in humans, consisting of the Pavlovian and the Instrumental systems. These systems influence how we respond to environmental threats and rewards either in an automatic or in a more deliberate manner, and their interaction can either optimize or hinder decision-making. Importantly, humans seem to rely more heavily on ...
  • Effects of Experimentally Induced Pain on Value-Based Decision-Making in Healthy Adults 

    Klakegg, Ina (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-16)
    Every day we make decisions that influence our well-being. Because of this, it is crucial that we make the most optimal decisions possible in order to minimize unnecessary loss or suffering. Some groups might be more vulnerable to making maladaptive choices, such as those suffering with chronic pain, which is associated with various cognitive impairments. As it currently stands there is not a clear ...
  • The Shame of Buried Giants and the Courage to Dig Them Up 

    de Besche, Torstein (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-16)
    Sammendrag Når gruppen din begår en handling som du ser på som moralsk feil, kan du enten ta eierskap av det moralske nederlaget og beklage, aktivt prøve å gjemme bevis og unngå tema, eller ikke gjøre noe som helst. Vi replikerte studier på gruppe-basert skam som skiller skam inn i to forskjellige emosjonskalaer, rykte skam og moralsk skam. En konfirmatorisk faktoranalyse viste at gruppe-basert ...
  • Combining Prolonged Heat Pain with Low Controllability Over Rewards and Losses Results in Minimal Effects on Value-Based Decision-Making 

    Kuprejeva, Anastasija (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-16)
    Previous research has shown that experimental manipulations aiming at inducing choice strategies resembling learned helplessness (LH) in healthy adults influence the arbitration between simple and complex decision-making strategies. However, research regarding decision-making and LH-manipulations with experimental pain is lacking. Therefore, the present study applied the new LH-induction method with ...
  • Replicating the effect of brain stimulation on mind wandering: A pre-registered study 

    Alexandersen, Andreas (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-15)
    Mind wandering (MW) is a common mental phenomenon. Despite this, there is still much we don’t know about this pervasive mental state. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been proposed to be able to modulate mind wandering propensity, but a large variability in results paints an inconclusive picture in the current brain stimulation literature, and a satisfactory conclusion is still ...
  • Structural differences in brain structure after trauma An analysis based on The Tromsø Study 

    Christensen, Maren Angel (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-15)
    Research conducted on trauma patients has shown that the local brain regions in patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is smaller than in people who are not diagnosed with PTSD. Therefore, the research question we address in this master thesis is: Are there structural brain differences in participants that have experienced traumatic incidents in their lives? We also use anxiety ...
  • Procrastination and it's Negative Emotional Consequences. How are procrastination related to negative emotional consequences of procrastination and how can it be measured? 

    Blikra, Amund (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-16)
    Forskning på prokrastinering har flere utfordringer som hindrer oss fra å forklare relasjonen mellom prokrastinering og variabler som prokrastinering har kjente relasjoner med. Denne studien har forsøkt å måle direkte konsekvenser av prokrastinering og videre analysere sammenhengen mellom prokrastinering og dens kjente relasjoner med negative konsekvenser av prokrastinering. På denne måten kan vi ...
  • Procrastination: The Role of Interest: A quantitative study of individual interest role in student’s procrastination level 

    Kraugerud, Jesper (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-16)
    Procrastination describes a phenomenon where people voluntarily delay working on a task despite being aware of potential negative consequences. It’s been associated with negative consequences related to performance, well-being, and physical and mental health. One potential solution research has somewhat neglected in procrastination research is Interest. What research exist on this topic indicates ...

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