Curriculum Vitae


  •  2005 Accredited specialist in work- and organizational psychology by the Norwegian Psychological Association.

  • 2001 Certified group therapist (advanced programme/3 years) by the Institute of Group Analysis, Oslo.

  • 1979 Dr.philos. (Ph.D.) University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway. Doctoral dissertation: Anxiety and Organization (Angst og organisasjon: En studie av samspillet mellom de ansatte ved en psykiatrisk avdeling). Committee: prof. Frode Strømnes, prof. Sigvard Rubenowitz, prof. Osmo Wiio.

  • 1972 Certified International Trainer (one year programme) by European Institute for Trans-national Studies in Group and Organizational Development (EIT). (Supervisors: Trygve Johnstad, Norway and Gori Ehrenskiold, Denmark).

  • 1970 Candidate of Psychology, University of Oslo. Licensed psychologist and authorized non-directive (Rogersian) therapist.

Positions/Contracted work

  • 2018-2019 (1 year) Independent Practice, thereof 32 days Contracted Mentor of Leadership-in-Interaction (Samspill & ledelse) at The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), Oslo, Norway.
  • 2012-2017 (5 years) Independent Practice, thereof 100 days Contracted Mentor and Lecturer of Leadership-in-Interaction (Samspill & ledelse) at AFF at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Oslo.

  • 2011-2012 (1 year) Full time researcher and contracted Mentor of Leadership-in-Interaction (Samspill & ledelse), at AFF at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Oslo.

  • 1990-2011 (22 years) Professor of Organizational Psychology, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway

  • 1998 – 1999 (1 year) Part position (50%) Visiting Professor, University of Karlstad, Sweden.

  • 1991-1996 (5 years) Part position (20 %) Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.
  • 1979-1990 (11 years) Associate professor of Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

  • 1976-1978 (2 years) Assistant professor of Social Psychology, Dept. of Social Science, University of Tromsø, Norway.

  • 1975-1976 ( 1 year) Psychologist I, Norwegian Armed Forces’ Headquarters, Dept. of Leadership Training, Oslo.

  • 1972-1975 ( 3 years) Researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

  • 1970-1972 (2 years) Research assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

Visiting Scholar (without remuneration)

  • 2012-present  Visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo
  • 2011 (4 months)  Professor emeritus, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo.

  • 2002/2003 (academic year). Arizona State University, Department of Psychology (prof. Robert Cialdini).

  • 2001 (summer). San Diego State University, College of Business Administration (prof. Mark Butler).

  • 1999 (summer and fall). San Diego State University, College of Business Administration (prof. Mark Butler).

  • 1997 (summer & fall). University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Business Administration (prof. Richard Brislin).

  • 1994/1995 (academic year). University of Tokyo, Department of Social Psychology (prof. Susumu Yamaguchi).

  • 1993 (summer). University of South Florida, Department of Psychology (prof. Charles Spielberger).

  • 1989 (summer). University of Stockholm, Department of Educational Science (profÅke Edfeldt).

  • 1988 (summer). University of California at Berkeley, Department of Psychology (prof. Jack Block).


  • The Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers Association
  • The Swedish Writers’ Union 
  • The Norwegian Psychological Association


  • Born natural lazy, but five marathons completed, just before turning 50, of course... (3.58/St.holm, 4.03/St.h, 3.56/St.h., 4.18/St.h., and 4.08/New York in 1992, at 50).
  • On the road again at 72, half-marathons... Oslo 2014 (2,19); 2015 (2,17); 2016 (2,24); 2017 (2,26); 2018 (2,33,17), Jessheim wintermaraton 2019 (2,30,04);