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Studying to music significantly impairs creativity

Studying to music significantly impairs creativity

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2021 13:33 CET

The common belief that music enhances creativity is disproved by researchers University of Gävle and two universities in England; in fact, music has the opposite effect. “Regardless if the music made the participants feel good, if they liked the music or if they regularly listened to music while studying, music impaired their creative performance.”

Extensive collaboration between Sweden’s organized crime networks

Extensive collaboration between Sweden’s organized crime networks

Press releases   •   Mar 01, 2021 18:02 CET

Research shows that 15000 individuals are active within what is defined as organized crime and within violent extremist groups in Sweden. “This shouldn’t surprise anyone, as there are so many results that should alarm us and cause concern,” says Amir Rostami, reader in criminology at University of Gävle.

The Union welcomes the University’s research on the new jobs in e-commerce

The Union welcomes the University’s research on the new jobs in e-commerce

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2021 14:50 CET

The workload is high and there are major psychosocial disorders, so we hope to be able to make a difference. Now, the Union has also reached out to us and asked for help,” Jennie Jackson concludes. This is the first study conducted in Sweden that focus on the new type of central warehouses in which employees pack food ordered online.

Academics find strength in nature during the COVID-19 pandemic

Academics find strength in nature during the COVID-19 pandemic

Press releases   •   Jan 11, 2021 17:01 CET

​A new study from University of Gävle shows that nature is by far the most important resource in coping with stress and with working remotely for staff at universities and university colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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