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Norman Anderssen

Norman Anderssen

Research Professor

noan@norceresearch.no
+47 55 58 20 55
Årstadveien 17, 4. etg, 5009 Bergen, Norway

Expertise:

  • Atittudes towards minority populations

  • Living conditions among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons

  • The relationship between survey methods and qualitative methods

Norman Anderssen was educated as a clinical psychologist (cand.psychol.) at University of Bergen (1986) and was then employed as school psychologist in Balestrand, Høyanger and Vik. After at scholarship from NAVF (today’s NFR) he defended his dr.psychol.-degree in 1996 with the thesis: «Physical activity of young people in a public health perspective: Stability, change and social influences”. After several years as coordinator of the national master’s in health sciences he has held a permanent position at Department of Psychosocial Science at University of Bergen – first as associate professor in developmental psychology then as professor in social psychology.

The main interests of Anderssen is social exclusion and processes of marginalization for vulnerable minorioty groups, primarily lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women and men and transpersons (lgbt-persons) and persons with mental health problems. He has especially been interested in living conditions for lgbt-persons (was the leader of a national research project – “Sexual orientation and living conditions”), inclusive attitudes towards lgbt-persons (has collected national data).

Norman Anderssen

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Health & Social Sciences

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Publications
Patient experiences with depression care in general practice: a qualitative questionnaire study – Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2022
Skeive liv. Felles fortellinger på tvers av forskjeller – Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet 2022
Interkjønn og variasjon i kroppslig kjønnsutvikling - Refleksjoner om identitet, politikk og helsetilbud – Nordlandsforskning 2021
Seksuell orientering, kjønnsmangfold og levekår. Resultater fra spørreundersøkelsen 2020. – Institutt for samfunnspsykologi, Universitetet i Bergen 2021
Change and Stability in Public Beliefs About Same-Sex Family Rights in Norway in 2008, 2013, and 2017 – Sexuality Research & Social Policy 2021
Life satisfaction and mental health among transgender students in Norway – BMC Public Health 2020
Perceived agency as a salient matter in learning self-hypnosis for exam anxiety – Journal of psychotherapy integration 2019
Skeive livsløp. En kvalitativ studie av levekår og sammensatte identiteter blant lhbtis-personer i Norge – Nordlandsforskning 2019
Burdened parents sharing their concerns for their children with the doctor. The impact of trust in general practice: a qualitative study – Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2019
Overcoming clinician and parent ambivalence: General practitioners' support of children of parents with physical or mental illness and/or substance abuse – Frontiers in Psychiatry 2019
Not talking about illness at meeting places in Norwegian community mental health care: A discourse analysis of silence concerning illness-talk – Health 2018
Fastleger i møte med barn som pårørende – Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning 2018
A participatory discourse analysis of service users’ accounts of meeting places in Norwegian community mental health care – Nordic Journal of Social Research 2018
Is restlessness best understood as a process? Reflecting on four boys’ restlessness during music therapy in kindergarten. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being 2017
Self-esteem Among Young Bisexual Women in Norway: A 13-year Longitudinal Study – Journal of Bisexuality 2017
Ung og skeiv – 2017
Oversampling as a methodological strategy for the study of self-reported health among lesbian, gay and bisexual populations – Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2017
Kartlegging av levekår blant lesbiske, homofile, bifile og transpersoner. Et indikatorsett for ti års oppfølging. – Universitet i Bergen 2016
III and substance-abusing parents: how can the general practitioner help their children? A qualitative study – BMC Family Practice 2016
Discourses of service user involvement in meeting places in Norwegian community mental health care: a discourse analysis of staff accounts – Disability & Society 2016
Contemporary discourses on children and parenting in Norway: Norwegian Child Welfare Services meets immigrant families – Children and Youth Services Review 2016
How do therapists respond to client feedback? A critical review of the research literature – Scandinavian Psychologist 2015
Gay-related name-calling among Norwegian adolescents - harmful and harmless – Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 2015
Correlates of gay-related name-calling in schools – Psychology in the Schools 2015
Struggling for a normal life: work as an individual self-care management strategy among persons living with non-malignant chronic pain. – Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness 2014
Images of Children in Views on Same-Sex Adoption Rights – Journal of GLBT Family Studies 2014
Struggling for a normal life: Work as an individual self-care management strategy among persons living with non-malignant chronic pain – Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation 2014
Helse blant lesbiske og bifile kvinner i Norge – Allmennmedisinsk forskningsenhet, Uni Research Helse 2014
Vulnerable discipline: Experiences of male competitive bodybuilders – Journal of Health Psychology 2014
To give the invisible child priorityChildren as next of kin in general practice.A qualitative study among general practitioners – Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2014
Endorsement of male role norms and gay-related name-calling – Psychology of men & masulinity 2014
Cautious belonging: relationships in long-term foster-care – The British Journal of Social Work 2013
Skeive historier. Et dokumentasjonsprosjekt om skeive liv – 2013
Levekår blant lhb-personer. Litteraturgjennomgang – 2013
Seksuell orientering og levekår – 2013
Holdninger til lhbt-personer 2008-2013 – 2013
Levekår for lesbiske, homofile og bifile i Norge – 2013
Seksuell orientering og levekår – Uni Helse 2013
Deltakerbaner i psykologutdanningen - en femårs oppfølging av psykologistudenter – UNIPED 2013
Sykepleiere med lese- og skrivevansker: tilrettelegging for god bruk av IKT og behov for åpenhet – 2012
IKT i helsefaglig utdanning og praksis – 2012
A nationwide study of Norwegian beliefs about same-sex marriage and lesbian and gay parenthood – Sexuality Research & Social Policy 2012
Erfaringar med tiltak for førebygging og handtering av homo- og horerelaterte kallenamn i ungdomsskulen – HEMIL-senteret 2012
Fra bekymring til overbevisning: Barnevernets beslutninger om å plassere barn utenfor hjemmet – Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern 2011
Arranging stability for children in long-term out-of-home care – Children and Youth Services Review 2010
From concerned to convinced: reaching decisions about out-of-home care in Norwegian Child Welfare Services – Child & Family Social Work 2010
Treatment regimes in a psychiatric hospital and apparent contradictions: Report from field work in a lock-up ward illustrated with a constructed case – International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2009
Treatment regimes in a psychiatric hospital apparent contradictions? Report from field work in a locked-up ward illustrated with a constructed case – International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2009
User participation when using milieu therapy in a psychiatric hospital in Norway - a mission impossible? – Nursing Inquiry 2009
Raising adults as children? A report on milieu therapy in a psychiatric ward in Norway – Issues in Mental Health Nursing 2009
Organized youth sport as a predictor of physical activity in adulthood – Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 2009
Raising Adults as Children? A Report on Milieu Therapy in a Psychiatric Ward in Norway – Issues in Mental Health Nursing 2009
Heteronormative Consensus in the Norwegian Same-Sex Adoption Debate? – Journal of Homosexuality 2009
User participation when using milieu therapy in a psychiatric hospital in Norway - a mission impossible? – Nursing Inquiry 2009
Er religion neglisjert i psykologutdanningen? – Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening 2009
Treatment regimes in a psychiatric hospital and apparent contradictions: Report from field work in a lock-up ward illustrated with a constructed case – International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2009
Nei til "Homo!" og "Hore!" i ungdomsskulen. Lærarrettleiing om førebygging og handtering av kjønnsrelatert mobbing, homofobisk erting og seksuell trakassering – HEMIL-senteret 2009
Brukerperspektiv i norsk forskning om innlagte psykiatriske pasienter en litteraturgjennomgang – Vård i Norden 2008
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