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Karin Boson

Karin Boson


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Handelshøgskolen Innlandet – Fakultet for økonomi og samfunnsvitenskap
Institutt for psykologi
Studiested Lillehammer

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2013 – 2018 Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Thesis "Psychological perspectives on alcohol use among young adolescents: Mental health and personality" defended nov 2018. The doctoral project was part of the larger research program LoRDIA (Longitudinal Research on Development In Adolescence).

2005 – 2011 Degree of Master of Science in psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Umeå, Sweden.


Positions and affiliations

2022 – ongoing. Researcher in project “The role of parent-child relationship for child problematic gaming/gambling”, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden

2021 – ongoing. Associate professor, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer, Norway

2020 – ongoing. Researcher in Treatment Research on Adolescents at the Maria clinics (TRAM – project), Department of Pedagogy and Learning, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

2019 – ongoing. Affiliated researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2018 – 2021 Head of child and adolescent psychiatric out-patient clinic in Lillehammer, Norway

2017 – 2018 Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2016 – 2018 Board member in the advisory board to the director general at universitetskanslerämbetet (UKÄ).

2016 – 2017 Municipality psychologist in Hemsedal, Norway

2014 – 2016 Chair of the doctoral committee at University of Gothenburg (GUDK)

2013 – 2015 Chair of the doctoral committee at the Faculty of social sciences, University of Gothenburg (SDR)

2011 – 2020 Interviewer in "Utøya-project" led by Nasjonalt Kunnskapssenter om Vold og Traumatisk Stress (NKVTS)  

2011 – 2013 Clinical psychologist at Lillehammer out patient clinic for adults, Lillehammer, Norway


Memberships of academies / Scientific societies / Networks

2021 – ongoing. Research group for developmental and clinical psychology, Department of Psychology, Inland School of Business and Social Sciences, Inland Norway University of Applied Research

2013 – ongoing. Research program LoRDIA (Longitudinal Research on Development In Adolescence) 

2013 – ongoing. Research group Addiction Psychology: Experimental and Clinical research (APEC) at the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 

2013 – ongoing. Center for Research and Education on Risk, Abuse and Addiction (CERA), is an interdisciplinary and partner-centered network at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden 

2016 – ongoing. European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA). Young scholar national representative for: Sweden



  • Personality psychology
  • Statistical analyses
  • Mental health
  • Psychopathology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Positive psychology

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