Welcome to the Culture, Society & Behavior Research Lab at the University of Oslo
directed by Jonas R. Kunst. Whereas our research focuses on a variety of societally salient issues, we may best be described as a cultural and social psychology lab (“kulturpsykologi” and “sosialpsykologi” in Norwegian).
How threat creates violent minds
Cultural threat perceptions predict violent extremism via need for cognitive closure. Read our new research published in PNAS.
Self-esteem and Support for Social Equality
Self-esteem trajectories over three decades predict opposition to social equality in midlife. Read our new research published in PNAS.
What predicts conspiracy beliefs?
Individual, intergroup and nation-level influences on belief in conspiracy theories. Read our new research published in Nature Reviews Psychology.
Why do second-generation Western-born Muslims show more extreme tendencies? Read more in our new article in Psychological Science.
Fusion with Trump
People who experience identity fusion with Donald Trump are more prone to intergroup violence. Read more in our new article in Nature Human Behavior.
Are you an ambitious Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD student and want to write your thesis as part of our group?
Interested in collaboration?
If you are a researcher interested in a collaboration or Post-Doc/MSC fellowships, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Want to gather research experience?
We are always looking for students who want to gather hands-on experience as research assistants or interns in our lab.