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Social engagement risk factor for teachers

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2020 08:00 CEST

One out of ten teachers in Sweden suffers from stress-related exhaustion, a 50 percent higher percentage than in other professional groups. “Teachers with a strong social consciousness who are deeply involved in pupils and colleagues are the most vulnerable ones,” says Ola Nordhall, lecturer in psychology and doctoral student within occupational health at the University of Gävle.

Studies about violence in close relationships leave out the most vulnerable ones

Studies about violence in close relationships leave out the most vulnerable ones

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 09:00 CEST

​“Many comprehensive studies about violence in close relationships show that women and men are equally subjected to violence. But in these studies, measuring is incorrect. If their entire adult life is included, major gender differences emerge,” says Sara Skoog Waller, researcher in psychology at the University of Gävle.

AI could detect grooming

AI could detect grooming

Press releases   •   Jan 10, 2020 09:19 CET

“There are many situations in which the voice is the most reliable or the only clue to someone’s identity. That is why this research is important,” Sara says. “Knowledge about these effects refines our abilities to evaluate the accuracy of people’s descriptions of perpetrators.”

Making tasks more difficult shields against distracting background noise

Making tasks more difficult shields against distracting background noise

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2017 09:00 CET

Making tasks more difficult shields against distracting background noise. We can show that if tasks are made more difficult, many people at work are helped. The reason for this is that if we focus more on the task at hand, we are less distracted by environmental noise, Niklas Halin, researcher at University of Gävle, explains.