Curriculum Vitae

Education/Certification 

  •  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 TromsoeDoctoral dissertationAnxiety 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

  • 2017-present. Independent Practice.
  • 2012-2017 (5 years) Independent Practice and contracted Lecturer of Leadership-in-Interaction (Samspill & ledelse), at AFF at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Oslo, Norway.

  • 2011-2012 (1 year) Full time Professional Director of Leadership-in-Interaction (Samspill & ledelse), at AFF at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway.

  • 2011 (4 months)  Professor emeritus, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo.

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

  • 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 Tromsoe, 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.

Part Positions

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

  • 1991-1996 (5 years) Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

Visiting Scholar (without remuneration)

  • 2012-present  Visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychology, University of 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).

Memberships

  • The Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers Association

  • The Swedish Writers’ Union

  • American Psychological Association (foreign affiliate)
  • The Norwegian Psychological Association

Sports


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, Oslo half-marathon: 2014/2,19; 2015/2,17; 2016/2,24, and 2017/2,26 (at 75).