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Institutt for psykologi (IPS)


Vittersø, Joar

Professor
Psykologi

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Professor i samfunnspsykologi

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Biografiske data

Professor. Cand. Psychol., Cand. Polit. and Dr. Psychol. (University of Oslo). Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan, USA 1996. Head of Department (IPS) 2005-2008. Professor University of Bergen 2008-2009.


Verv
  • Scientific Expert for ROAMER: A Roadmap for Mental Health Research in Europe (EU's Seventh Framework Programme)
  • Research Advisor, Gallup Institute, Washington DC, USA
  • Section Editor, Psychological Approaches to Happiness, the Oxford Handbook of Happiness
  • Section Editor, Definitional Issues, the Oxford Handbook of Happiness
  • Member, Scientific Committee, European Social Survey’s Renewed Module for Human Well-Being
  • Member, Scientific Committee, the Encyclopedia for Quality of Life Research
  • Member, Scientific Committee, the 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
  • Member, Advisory Board, the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology
  • Member, Editorial Board, the Social Indicators Research

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Forskningsinteresser

Quality of life, positive psychology, methodology, tourism


Andre publikasjoner

Røysamb, E., Nes, R. B., & Vittersø, J. (in press). Well-being: Heritable and changeable. In K. M. Sheldon & R. Lucas (Eds.), Longevity of well-being. London: Elsevier.

Vittersø, J. (2014). Positive affect.  In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 4909-4918).  Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Vittersø, J. (2014). Personal growth. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 4734-4738).  Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Straume, L. V. & Vittersø, J. (2014).  Well-being at work: Some differences between life satisfaction and personal growth as predictors of subjective health and sick-leave.  Journal of Happiness Studies. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10902-014-9502-y

Løvoll, H. S. & Vittersø, J. (2014). Can balance be boring?: A critique of the “challenges should match skills” hypotheses in flow theory. Social Indicators Research. 115, 117-136.

Holte, A., Barry, M. M., Bekkhus, M., Vittersø, J. … et al. (2014). The psychology of child well-being. In A. Ben-Arieh, F. Casas, I. Frones, & J. E. Korbin, (Eds.), Handbook of Child Well-Being. Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective (pp. 555-631). New York: Springer.

Dahl, T.I., Entner, P., Johansen, A.-M., & Vittersø, J. (2013) Is our fascination with museum displays more about what we think or how we feel? Visitor Studies, 16, 160-180.

Vittersø, J. & Dahl, T.I. (2013). What’s in a face?: Perhaps some elements of both eudaimonic and hedonic well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2013.803597.

Vittersø, J. (2013). Introduction to psychological approaches to happiness. In S. David, I. Boniwell & A.C. Ayers (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Happiness (pp. 11-16). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Vittersø, J. (2013). Introduction to psychological definitions of happiness. In S. David, I. Boniwell & A.C. Ayers (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Happiness (pp.155-160) . Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Vittersø, J. (2013). Functional well-being: Happiness as feelings, evaluations, and functioning. In S. David, I. Boniwell & A.C. Ayers (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Happiness (pp. 227-244). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Vittersø, J. (2013).  Feelings, meanings and optimal functioning: Some distinctions between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Chapter in A. Waterman (Ed).) The best within us. Positive psychology perspectives on eudaimonia (pp. 39-55). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Prebensen, N. K., Dahl, T & Vittersø, J. (2013). Value co-creation significance of tourist resources. Annals of Tourism Research, 42, 240-261.

Kaltenborn, B. P., Andersen, O., Vittersø, J., & Bjerke, T. (2012)  Attitudes of Norwegian ptarmigan hunters towards hunting goals and harvest regulation – the effects of environmental orientation.  Biodiversity and Conservation,21,3369-3384.

Straume, L. V. & Vittersø, J.  (2012). Happiness, Inspiration and the Fully Functioning Person: Separating Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being in the Workplace. Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 387-398. 

Hetland, A. & Vittersø, J. (2012). The Feelings of Extreme Risk: Exploring Emotional Quality and Variability in Skydiving and BASE Jumping. Journal of Sport Behavior, 35, 154-180.

Vittersø, J. (2012). Review of the book Livskvalitet. Forskning om det gode liv (“Quality of life, Research on the good  life”) edited by Siri Næss, Torbjørn Moum and John Eriksen. Bergen, Norway. Fagbokforlaget. Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning, 15, (1) 66-69.

Dyrdal, G. M., Røysamb, E., Nes, R. B. & Vittersø, J.  (2011). Can a Happy Relationship Predict a Happy Life? A Population-Based Study of Maternal Well-Being During Pregnancy and Three Years Postpartum. Journal of Happiness Studies, 12, 947-962.

Vittersø, J. (2011). Kan lykken måles? Et kritisk blikk på selvrapportert lykke og livstilfredshet. Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning, 14, 150-162.

Vittersø, J. & Søholt, Y. (2011). Life Satisfaction Goes with Pleasure and Personal Growth Goes with Interest: Further Arguments for the Usefulness of Distinguishing Eudaimonic Well-Being from Hedonic Well-Being. Journal of Positive Psychology.6, 326-335. Download pdf

Bals, M, Turi, A.L., Vittersø, J., Skre, I., & Kvernmo, S. (2011). Self-Reported Internalization Symptoms and Family Factors in Indigenous Sami and Non-Sami Adolescents in North Norway. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 759-766.

Svendsen, G. B., Johnsen, J.-A. K. Almås-Sørenseen, L., & Vittersø, J. (2011).  Personality and technology acceptance: The influence of personality factors on the core technology acceptance model constructs. Behaviour and Information Technology, 1-12.

Vittersø, J. (2011).  Recreate or Create?: Leisure as an arena for Recovery and Change. In R. Biswas-Diener (Ed.) Positive Psychology as a Mechanism for Social Change (pp. 293-308). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. 

Vittersø, J. (2011). Lykke. I F. Svartdal (Red.) Psykologi: En introduksjon (95-100). Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk.

Rojas, M. & Vittersø, J. (2010). Conceptual referent for happiness: Cross-country comparisons. Journal of Social Research & Policy, 1, 103-116. 

Andersen, O. Bjerke, T. Vittersø, J.,  & Kalternborn, B. P. (2010). Hunting Desertion in Norway. Attitudes Towards and Barriers against Retention Measures. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 15, 450-466.

Biswas-Diener, R., Vittersø, J. & Diener, E. (2010). The Danish Effect. Beginning to Explain high Well-Being in Denmark. Social Indicators Research, 97, 229-246.

Vittersø, J., Søholt, Y., Hetland, A., Thoresen, I. A., & Røysamb, E.  (2010). Was Hercules happy? Some Answers from a Functional Model of Human Well-Being. Social Indicators Research, 95, 1-18.

Vittersø, J. (2010). Not who – but why. In L. Bormans (Ed.) The World Book on Happiness (pp. 162-164). Singapore: Page One Publishers.

Vittersø, J.  (2009). The Satisfaction With Life Scale. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 46, 757-758.

Huppert, F. A., Marks, N., Clark, A., Siegrist, J.,  Stutzer, A., Vittersø, J. & Wahrendorf, M. (2009). Measuring well-being Across Europe: Description of the ESS Well-being Module and Preliminary findings. Social Indicators Research, 91, 301-315.

Træen, B., Martinussen, M., Vittersø, J. & Saini, S. (2009). Sexual orientation and quality of life among university students from Cuba, Norway, India and South-Africa. Journal of Homosexuality, 56, 655-669.

Vittersø, J., Overwien, P., & Martinsen, E. (2009). Pleasure and Interest are Differentially Affected by Replaying versus Analyzing a Happy Life Moment. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 14-20.

Vittersø, J., Öhlman, H. I. & Wang, A. L.  (2009).  Life satisfaction is not a balanced estimator of the good life: Evidence from reaction time measures and self-reported emotions. Journal of Happiness Studies,10, 1-17.

Vittersø, J. (2009). Hedonics. In S.H. Lopez (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 473-478). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kopperud, K. H.  & Vittersø, J. (2008). Distinctions between Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being: Results from a Day Reconstruction Study Among Norwegian Job Holders. Journal of Positive Psychology, 3, 174 – 181.

Karlsen, E. Dybdahl, R & Vittersø, J. (2006). The possible benefits of difficulty: How stress can increase and decrease subjective well-being. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 47, 411 – 417.

Bjerke, T. Kaltenborn, B. & Vittersø, J. (2006). Cabin Life: Restorative and affective aspects. In N. McIntyre, D. Williams, and K. McHugh (Eds.) Multiple Dwellings and Tourism: Negotiating Place, Home and Identity (pp. 87- 102). Wallingford, UK, CABI.

Ørbo, M. C., Aslaksen, P. M., & Vittersø, J. (2005). Må man ha brent for å brenne ut? Validering og predikering av utbrenthet blant norske studenter. Nordisk Psykologi. 57(4) 417-434.

Vittersø, J. (2005). Lykken er mangfoldig. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 42 (10) 790-796.

Biswas-Diener, R., Vittersø, J. & Diener, E. (2005). Most People Are Pretty Happy, but there is Cultural Variation: The Inughuit, the Amish and the Maasai. Journal of Happiness Studies. 6,  205-226.

Vittersø, J., Biswas-Diener, R., & Diener, E. (2005). The divergent meaning of life satisfaction: Item response modeling of the Satisfaction With Life Scale in Greenland and Norway. Social Indicators Research. 74 (3) 327 –348

Vittersø, J., Chipeniuk, R., Skår, M., & Vistad, O. I. (2004). Recreational conflict is affective: The case of cross-country skiers and snowmobiles. Leisure Sciences, 26 (3) 227- 243.

Selnes, M., Marthinsen, K. & Vittersø, J. (2004). Hedonisme og eudaimonia: To separate dimensjoner av livskvalitet? Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 41 (3) 179-187.

Vittersø, J. (2004). Subjective well-being versus self-actualization: using the flow-simplex to promote a conceptual clarification of subjective quality of life. Social Indicators Research, 65 (3) 299-331.

Vittersø, J. (2003). Flow versus life satisfaction: How cartoons can illustrate the difference between the evaluation approach and the intrinsic motivation approach to subjective quality of life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 4, (2) 141-167.

Vittersø, J., Akselsen, S., Evjemo, B., Julsrud, T. E., Yttri, B., & Bergvik, S. (2003). Impacts of home-based telework on quality of life for employees and their partners. Quantitative and qualitative results from a European survey. Journal of Happiness Studies, 4, (2) 201-233.

Røysamb, E., Harris, J. R., Magnus, P., Vittersø, J., & Tambs, K. (2002). Subjective well‑being: sex‑specific effects of genetic and environmental factors. Personality and Individual Differences, 33, (2) 211 - 223.

Vittersø, J. & Nilsen, F. A. (2002) The conceptual and relational structure of subjective well-being, neuroticism, and extraversion: neuroticism is again found to be the important predictor of happiness. Social Indicators Research, 57, (1) 89-118.           

Vittersø, J., Røysamb, E. & Diener, E. (2002). The concept of life satisfaction across cultures: exploring its diverse meaning and relation to economic wealth. In E. Gullone & R. A. Cummins (Eds.). The Universality of Subjective Well-Being Indicators. A multi-disciplinary and multi-national perspective. Social Indicators Research Book Series, Volume 16, (pp. 81 – 103). The Netherlands, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.

Vittersø, J. (2002). Wilderness and well-being: Some potential links between arctic wilderness and psychological growth. In A. Watson, L. Alessa, & J. Sproull (Eds.). Wilderness in the Circumpolar North: searching for compatibility in traditional, ecotourism, and ecological values; 2001 May 15-16; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-26 (pp. 115 -119).Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Vittersø, J. (2001). Personality traits and subjective well-being: Emotional stability, not extraversion, is probably the important predictor. Personality and Individual Differences 31, (6) 903-914.

Vittersø, J., Vorkinn, M., & Vistad, O. (2001). Congruence between recreational mode and actual behavior - a prerequisite for optimal experiences? Journal of Leisure Research 33, (2) 137-159.

Vittersø, J., Vorkinn, M., Vistad, O. I., & Vaagland, J. (2000). Tourist experiences and attractions. Annals of Tourism Research, 27, (2) 432-450.

Holsen, I., Kraft, P., & Vittersø, J. (2000). Stability in depressed mood in adolescence: Results from a six-year longitudinal panel study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 29,  (1) 61-79.

Bjerke, T., Vittersø, J., & Kaltenborn, B. P. (2000). Locus of control and attitudes toward large carnivores. Psychological Reports, 86, (1) 37-46.

Aas, Ø., & Vittersø, J. (2000). Developing the consumptiveness-concept - Some suggestions from a confirmatory factor analysis. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 5, (4) 1‑18.

Vittersø, J., Bjerke, T., &  Kaltenborn, B. P. (1999). Attitudes towards large carnivores among sheep farmers experiencing different degrees of depredation. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 4, (1) 20-35.

Kaltenborn, B. P., Bjerke, T. & Vittersø, J. (1999). Attitudes towards large carnivores among sheep farmers, wildlife managers, and research biologists in Norway. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 4 (3) 57 - 73.

Williams, D. R., Vogt, C. A., & Vittersø, J. (1999). Structural Equation Modeling of Users Support  for Wilderness Recreation Fees. Journal of Leisure Research, 31, (3) 245-268.

Vittersø, J., Kaltenborn, B. P., & Bjerke, T. (1998). Attachment to livestock and attitudes towards large predators. Anthrozoös, 11, (4) 210-217.

Vittersø, J. (1997).  Cognitive schemes and affective experience: The case of angler specialization. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 2, (4) 10-21.

Vittersø, J. (1995). Livskvalitet og naturopplevelser på Svalbard. Situasjonsbundne målinger av opplevelser. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 32, 414-425.

Vittersø, J. (1994). Depresjoner. Kulturbundet syndrom eller universelt fenomen? Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, 5, 96-104.

 

Absracts

Løvoll, H. S. & Vittersø, J. (2013). Happy feelings in the outdoors. Paper presented at the Third World Congress on Positive Psychology, Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 27 – 30, 2013.

Vittersø, J. (2012). The Flow-Simplex. Paper presented at The 1th European Flow-Researcher Network Meeting, Trier, Germany, November 30-December 1, 2012.

Vittersø, J. (2012). The Well-Being delusion. Paper presented at The 11th International Quality of Life Studies Conference, Venice, Italy, November 1-4, 2012.

Vittersø, J., Wenneberg, C. & Røysamb, E. (2012). Four Ways to a Good Life: Kahneman Meets Eudaimonic Well-Being. Paper presented at The 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Moscow, Russia, June 26 – 29, 2012.

Løvoll, H. S. & Vittersø, J. (2012). Eudaimonic during work, but hedonic at night: The perception of motives for activities changes with context. Paper presented at The 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Moscow, Russia, June 26 – 29, 2012.

Bujacz, A. & Vittersø, J. (2012). Eudaimonic during work, but hedonic at night: The perception of motives for activities changes with context. Paper presented at The 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Moscow, Russia, June 26 – 29, 2012.

Straume, L. V., Kopperud, K. & Vittersø, J. (2012). (75) Løvoll, H. S. & Vittersø, J. (2012). Eudaimonic during work, but hedonic at night: The perception of motives for activities changes with context. Paper presented at The 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Moscow, Russia, June 26 – 29, 2012.

Bujacz, A. & Vittersø, J. (2012). Intrinsic goals and eudaimonic motivation: Life aspirations and motives for everyday activities of Polish middle-aged individuals. Paper presented at The 1th Czeck Conference on Positive Psychology, Brno, Czeck Republic, May 23 – 24, 2012.

Vittersø, J. (2012). Four ways to happiness. Invited paper presented at “Well-being and Intrinsic Motivation Seminar”, Department of Psychology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, March 28, 2012.

Vittersø, J. (2011). Lykken er en skjør plante. Invited paper presented at “Livsktilfredsställelse och lycka”. Nordisk Work-shop, University of Gothenburg, Sweeden, May 23, 2011.

Vittersø, J. & Hellevik, O. (2011). Aktuell forskning om livskvalitet i Norge. Invited paper presented at “Livsktilfredsställelse och lycka”. Nordisk Work-shop, University of Gothenburg, Sweeden, May 23, 2011.

Vittersø, J. (2011). Life is more than just good or bad. Invited paper presented at “Eudaimonia and Virtues: Rethinking the Good Life, University of Miami, USA, February 25-27, 2011.

Vittersø, J. (2010). Measuring the Immeasurable. Traps and tricks in the Assessment of Tourism Experiences. Invited paper presented at the Second Northern InSights Project Seminar, Tromsø, Norway, October 20 – 22, 2010.

Vittersø, J. (2010). What is eudaimonia. Invited paper presented at The 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 23 – 26, 2010.

Vittersø, J. & Biswas-Diener, R. (2010). Representative samples is not enough. Paper presented at The 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 23 – 26, 2010.

Løvoll, H. S. & Vittersø, J. (2010). When the balance is boring. It feels better when challenges are not matching skills. Paper presented at The 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 23 – 26, 2010.

Straume, L. V. & Vittersø, J. (2010). Comparing the Flow Simplex and the challenge skill ratio using a multilevel approach. Paper presented at The 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 23 – 26, 2010.

Vittersø, J. (2010). Emotional well-being in CFS/ME patients. Paper presented at The15th EPA Section Symposium, Bergen, Norway, June 16 – 19, 2010.

Vittersø, J. (2010). It takes more than happiness to lead a good life: The interplay between happiness and engagement in the fully functioning person. Paper presented at The Happiness Conference 2010, Skövde, Sweeden, June 5 – 6, 2010.

Dahl. T., & Vittersø, J. (2010). What’s cool about life in the arctic? Situational interest, cognition, affect and teenagers. Paper presented at  Designs for Learning: 2nd International conference – towards a new conceptualization of learning, Stockholm, Sweden, March 17 – 19, 2010.

Vittersø, J. (2009). Well-Being in Europe. Some Trends from the European Social Survey. Paper presented at The 11th European Congress of Psychology, Oslo Norway, July 7 – 10, 2009.

Vittersø, J. (2009). Subjective Well-Being in CFS/ME Patients. Paper presented at The 11th European Congress of Psychology, Oslo Norway, July 7 – 10, 2009.

Vittersø, J. (2009). Positive psychology is about flourishing, but what is flourishing about? Invited paper presented at the First World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 18 – 21, 2009.

Løvoll, H. S. & Vittersø, J. (2009). Acting on the Edge: High Challenge Facilitates Flow, but Hampers the Experience of Mastery. Poster presented at the First World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 18 – 21, 2009.

Vittersø, J. (2009). The art of negativity in positive psychology. Paper presented at The Third International Research Seminar on Positive Occupational Health Psychology, Trondheim, Norway June 3 – 5, 2009.

Vittersø, J. Alekseeva, I., & Røysamb, E. (2008). The Achilles’ heel of hedonic well-being: Life satisfaction predicts happiness is easy but not during demanding tasks. Paper presented at The XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany, July 20 - 25, 2008.

Røysamb, E. & Vittersø, J. (2008). Subjective well-being: How do genes and environment contribute to stability and change. Paper presented at The XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany, July 20 - 25, 2008.

Vittersø, J. (2008). The value of measuring interest and engagement and their relationship to other well-being construct. Paper presented at The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference, Opatija, Croatia, July 1 - 4, 2008.

Vittersø, J., Olsen, K. S., & Nilsson, J. O. (2008). Beyond challenges and skills: Cogntive determinants of flow exemplified with subjective experiences of, and physiological responses to, film clips. Paper presented at The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference, Opatija, Croatia, July 1 - 4, 2008.

Kopperud, K. H. & Vittersø, J. (2008). What is this thing called flow: Comparing three approaches. Paper presented at The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference, Opatija, Croatia, July 1 - 4, 2008.

Straume, L. V. & Vittersø, J. (2008). Measuring flow: Comparing different approaches. Paper presented at The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference, Opatija, Croatia, July 1 - 4, 2008.

Straume, L. V. & Vittersø, J. (2008). Differences between hedonia and eudaimonia. Evidence from specific and general approaches. Paper presented at The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference, Opatija, Croatia, July 1 - 4, 2008.

Vittersø, J. (2007). Measuring optimal experiences. Paper presented at The 9th Conference on Social & Community Psychology, Trondheim, November 8 - 9, 2007.

Vittersø, J., Solbakken, L, & Mikalsen, K. (2007). Positive emotions as a suppressor between occupation and burnout: A comparison between teachers and real estate agents. Poster presented at The 9th Conference on Social & Community Psychology, Trondheim, November 8 - 9, 2007.

Straume, L. V. & Vittersø, J. (2007). Engagement, flow and satisfaction: How positive experiences at work explain well-being. Paper presented at The XIIIth European Congress of work and Organizational Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 9 – 12 May, 2007.

Vittersø, J., Hveem, K., & Ruud,  K. P. (2007). Don’t worry, be happy: Strategies for enhancing and maintaining Pleasant mood. Paper presented at The 1st Applied Positive Psychology Conference, Warwick, England, 18 – 20 April, 2007.

Straume, L. V. & Vittersø, J. (2007). Positive psychology and occupational health: The role of life satisfaction and personal growth. Paper presented at The 1st Applied Positive Psychology Conference, Warwick, England, 18 – 20 April, 2007.

Vittersø, J., Hetland, A., & Søholt, Y. (2006). Satisfaction, engagement, and outdoor recreation. Results from a day reconstruction study in Norway. Paper presented at The 7th Conference of the international Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS), Grahamstown, South Africa, 17 – 20 July, 2006.

Vittersø, J., Larsen, C., Røed, E., & Træen, B. (2006). Does sex make us happier? A cross-national study between South Africa and Norway. Paper presented at The 7th Conference of the international Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS), Grahamstown, South Africa, 17 – 20 July, 2006.

Huppert, F.A., Marks, N., & Vittersø, J. (2006).  Developing national indicators of well-being for Europe. Paper presented at The 3rd European Conference on Positive Psychology, Braga,  Portugal, 3 – 6 July, 2006.

Vittersø, J., Dyrdal, G. M. & Røysamb, E. (2006). Why can’t we measure engagement with life satisfaction scales? Some theoretical and empirical arguments about their distinctiveness. Paper presented at The 3rd European Conference on Positive Psychology, Braga,  Portugal, 3 – 6 July, 2006.

Vittersø, J., Nøren, T., Jørgensen., L., Bryhni, S., Wold, A., Westerdyk, K., & Ringheim, A.  (2005). Pain, coping, and subjective well-being: A panel study with Norwegian Patients in chronic pain. Poster presented at The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, San Francisco, USA, 19 – 22 October, 2005.

Vittersø, J. (2005). Hver gledesstund du har på jord… Noen psykologiske perspektiver på det positive. Plenumsforedrag ved Norsk Psykologikongress, Oslo, 1. – 2. september 2005.

Kopperud, K. & Vittersø, J. (2005). Optimale opplevelser: Hva bidrar til arbeidsrelatert flyt? Innlegg ved Norsk Psykologikongress, Oslo, 1. – 2. september 2005.

Vittersø, J. & Dyrdal, G. M.  (2005). Betingelser for positiv vekst. Workshop ved Norsk Psykologikongress, Oslo, 1. – 2. september 2005.

Vittersø, J., Dyrdal, G. M. & Røysamb, E. (2005). Utilities and capabilities: A psychological account of the two concepts and their relation to the idea of a good life. Paper presented at The 2nd Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness, University of Milano – Bicocca, Italy, 15 – 18 June, 2005. 

Kopperud, K. H. & Vittersø, J. (2005). Happiness, flow and personal growth: Results from a day reconstruction study among Norwegian job holders. Paper presented at The 2nd Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness, University of Milano – Bicocca, Italy, 15 – 18  July, 2005. 

Vittersø, J. & Straume, L. V. (2005). A personality approach to happiness and development: Emotional responses to success and failure. Paper presented at The 2nd Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness, University of Milano – Bicocca, Italy, July 15-18, 2005. 

Cummins, R. A., Arita, B., Baltatescau, S., Dzuka, J., Casas, F., Lau, A., Guerrero, L.L., O’Neill., G., Tiliouine, H., Tonon, G., Verri., A., Vittersø, J. (2004).  The International Wellbeing Index: A psychometric progress report. Paper presented at The 6th Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies, Philadelphia, USA, November 10 - 14, 2004. (Power point presentation).

Vittersø, J. (2004). Measurement and model building in positive psychology and well-being. Invited presentation for the European Science Foundation’s workshop on Positive Approaches to Development, London, England, November 5 - 6, 2004. (Power point presentation). 

Vittersø, J., Olsen, S. & Karstad, K. (2004). Happy people choose to learn, the unhappy prefer money: Measuring materialism and subjective well-being behaviorally. Poster presented at The 2nd European Conference on Positive Psychology, Verbania Pallanza, Italy, July 5-8, 2004. 

Marks, N., & Vittersø, J. (2004). Positive politics. Political policy implications of well-being.  Paper presented at The 2nd European Conference on Positive Psychology, Verbania Pallanza, Italy, July 5-8, 2004. (Abstract). 

Vittersø, J. (2004). Personal development, life satisfaction, and quality of life: Elements of a dynamic model of a good life. Invited presentation at the International Seminar on ‘Operationalizing the Concept of Gross National Happiness’, Thimphu, Bhutan, February 18-20, 2004. (5 pages).

Marks, N. & Vittersø, J. (2003). Being satisfied and developing: Two dimensions of well-being and their policy relevance. Paper presented at The Australian Quality of Life Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, November 21, 2003. (Abstract).

Grape, K. M. & Vittersø, J. (2003). The good life: Pleasantness is not enough. Poster presented at The 5th Conference on Social & Community Psychology, Trondheim, November 20-21, 2003.

Vittersø, J. (2003). What is positive psychology? Invited Master lecture at The Nordic/Baltic International Workshop on Positive Psychology and Research Methodology. Vilnius, Lithuania, October 23-25, 2003. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (2003). Being well and being curious: The interplay between hedonic stability and human growth. Invited presentation at The Second International Positive Psychology Summit, Washington, D. C., October 2-5, 2003. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (2003). Engasjement og depresjoner: noen spekulasjoner basert på Den kommunikative emosjonsteori (Oatley). Invitert foredrag ved Norsk Psykologikongress, Oslo, 28. - 29. august, 2003. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. & Kjøndahl, C. (2003). Measuring flow experiences: Comparing three scales Paper presented at The 5th Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies, Frankfurt, Germany, July 20 - 24, 2003. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (2003). Arrogante antropologer: En psykolog vurderer isolasjon og biofobi i samfunnsvitenskapen. Innlegg ved Norsk Antropologiforenings Årskonferanse, Tromsø, 9. –11. mai, 2003. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J., Akselsen, S., Evjemo, B., Julsrud, T. E., Yttri, B., & Bergvik, S. (2002). Home-based telework and quality of life for employees and their partners. Paper presented at The 4th Conference on Social and Community Psychology, Trondheim, Norway, November 21 - 22, 2002. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (2002) What's Positive about Positive Psychology? Some critical remarks to the developing field. Paper presented at The First European Positive Psychology Conference, Winchester, UK, June 28 - 30,  2002. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. & Røysamb, E. (2001). Measuring Subjective Well-being Reliably: An Empirical Comparison of Single-item and Multi-item Inventories. Paper presented at The International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) Conference 2001, Washington, D.C., November 28  - December 2, 2001. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J., Chipeniuk, R., & Vistad, O. I.  (2001). Psychological effects of snowmobile use on cross-country skiers. Paper presented at the Third Conference on Social and Community Psychology. Trondheim, 8. - 9. November 2001. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (2001). Elusive dimensionality. Using factor analyses for unfolding data structures Paper presented at the Conference for the European Group for Process Tracing in Decision Making.The Ivan Franko University in Lviv, Ukraine, 31. May - 4. June  2001. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (2001). Arctic wilderness: The concept and its potential for providing optimal experiences and psychological growth. Paper presented at the Wilderness in the Circumpolar North: searching for compatibility in traditional, ecotourism, and ecological values; University of Alaska, Anchorage, 15. and 16. May 2001. Invited speaker. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (2000) Attitudes toward motorized outdoor recreation in Northern Norway. Paper presented at the University of Northern British Columbia, 29. November, 2000.

Vittersø, J., Dervo, B. K. & Pedersen, P. (2000). Attitudes Toward Your Own Skills: Identity Management, Modernization, and Some Other Fancy Concepts. Paper presented at 2th  Conference on Social and Community Psychology. Trondheim, 16. - 17. November 2000. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. & Røysamb, E. (2000). The Subjective Well-Being of Donald Duck: Exploring the Difference Between Life Satisfaction and Life Richness. Paper presented at 27th  International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 23. - 28. July, 2000. (Abstract).

Røysamb, E., Tambs, K., Vittersø, J., & Harris, J. (2000). Smoking, drinking and physical training. How do genes and environments explain the relationship between them? Paper presented at 27th  International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 23. - 28. July, 2000. (Abstract).

Kraft, P., Breivik, S., Vittersø, J. og Holsen, I. (2000) Body image and depression: a longitudinal study of adolescents aged 13‑18. Paper presented at 27th  International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 23. - 28. July, 2000. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. & Røysamb, E. (2000). Weather Effect and Mood-of-the-day Effect: Results from a Longitudinal Study in Norway. Paper presented at The International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) Conference 2000, Girona, Spain, 20. - 23. July 2000. (Abstract).

Østdahl, T, Taugbøl, T, Andersen, O & Vittersø, J. (2000). Stakeholder attitudes toward river modification and restoration. Paper presented at management conference, Amsterdam, the Nederlands 17.-20. May, 2000. (Manuscript - 5 pages).

Vittersø, J. (1999). Fooling others: The moderating effect of impression management in other-ratings of subjective well-being. Paper given at the Conference on Social Psychology. Trondheim, 11. - 12. November 1999. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. & Røysamb, E. (1998).  Life satisfaction, culture and economic wealth. An exploratory approach. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Society for Quality-of-Life-Studies, Virginia, USA, 3. - 6. December, 1998. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (1997). Nurtured by Nature:  Emotional experience, indigenous people and quality of life. Paper given at the IV International Student Festival in Trondheim (IFSiT), Trondheim, Norway,  7. - 16. March, 1997. (Abstract).

Røysamb, E,. & Vittersø, J. (1997). Health and subjective well‑being: Integrating the cultural and individual level. Poster presented at the 11th Conference of the Health Psychology Society, Bordeaux, France, 3. - 5. September, 1997. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (1996). Creating Happiness: Myths, meaning, and subjective well-being. Paper given at the XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, Canada, 16. - 21. August, 1996. (Abstract).

Vittersø, J. (1995).  Psychological aspects of a natural environmental experience. Poster presented at the  IV European Congress of Psychology, Athens, Greece, 2. - 7. July, 1995. (Abstract).

Brunner, J. F., & Vittersø, J. (1995). Cognitive processing among Inuit- and Same children. Some empirical findings, psychological explanations, and educational implications.  Paper presented at the Second International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, 28. May - 1. June, 1995,  Rovaniemi, Finland. (Manuscript - 22 p.)

Vittersø, J. (1994). The Role of Laughter in Shaping Inuit Identity. Paper presented at The 9th Inuit Studies Conference, Iqaluit, Canada, 12. - 15. June, 1994. (Manuscript - 18 p.)

 

 



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  • Vittersø, Joar. Functional Well-Being: Happiness as Feelings, Evaluations, and Functioning. Oxford University Press 2013 ISBN 9780199557257.s 227 - 244.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557257.013.0017.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Introduction to Psychological Definitions of Happiness. Oxford University Press 2013 ISBN 9780199557257.s 155 - 160.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557257.013.0011.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Introduction to Psychological Approaches to Happiness. Oxford University Press 2013 ISBN 9780199557257.s 11 - 16.s doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557257.013.0002.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Feelings, meanings, and optimal functioning: Some distinctions between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. American Psychological Association (APA) 2013 ISBN 978-1433812613.s 39 - 55.s doi: 10.1037/14092-003.
  • Dahl, Tove Irene; Entner, Pia Silvana; Horn Johansen, Ann-Mari Horn Johansen; Vittersø, Joar. Is our fascination with museum displays more about what we think or how we feel?. Visitor Studies 2013; Volum 16 (2). ISSN 1064-5578.s 160 - 180.s doi: 10.1080/10645578.2013.827011.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Dahl, Tove Irene. What's in a face? Perhaps some elements of both eudaimonic and hedonic well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology 2013; Volum 8 (4). ISSN 1743-9760.s 337 - 345.s doi: 10.1080/17439760.2013.803597.
  • Svendsen, Gunnvald Bendix; Johnsen, Jan-Are Kolset; Almås-Sørensen, Live; Vittersø, Joar. Personality and technology acceptance: the influence of personality factors on the core constructs of the Technology Acceptance Model. Behavior and Information Technology 2013; Volum 32 (4). ISSN 0144-929X.s 323 - 334.s doi: 10.1080/0144929X.2011.553740.
  • Løvoll, Helga Synnevåg; Vittersø, Joar. Can balance be boring?: A critique of the “challenges should match skills” hypotheses in flow theory.. (fulltekst) Social Indicators Research 2012. ISSN 0303-8300.s doi: 10.1007/s11205-012-0211-9.
  • Hetland, Audun; Vittersø, Joar. The feelings of extreme risk: exploring emotional quality and variability in skydiving and BASE jumping. Journal of Sport Behavior 2012; Volum 35 (2). ISSN 0162-7341.s 154 - 180.
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  • Straume, Lisa Vivoll; Vittersø, Joar. Happiness, inspiration and the fully functioning person: Separating hedonic and eudaimonic well-being in the workplace. Journal of Positive Psychology 2012; Volum 7 (5). ISSN 1743-9760.s 387 - 398.s doi: 10.1080/17439760.2012.711348.
  • Dyrdal, Gunvor Marie; Røysamb, Espen; Nes, Ragnhild Bang; Vittersø, Joar. Can a happy relationship predict a happy life? A population-based study of maternal well-being during the life transition of pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood.. Journal of Happiness Studies 2011; Volum 12 (6). ISSN 1389-4978.s 947 - 962.s doi: 10.1007/s10902-010-9238-2.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Søholt, Yngvil. Life satisfaction goes with pleasure and personal growth goes with interest: Further arguments for separating hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology 2011; Volum 6 (4). ISSN 1743-9760.s 326 - 335.s doi: 10.1080/17439760.2011.584548.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Kan lykken måles? : et kritisk blikk på selvrapportert lykke og livstilfredshet. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning 2011; Volum 14 (3). ISSN 0809-2052.s 150 - 162.
  • Bals, Margrete J; Turi, Anne Lene; Vittersø, Joar; Skre, Ingunn; Kvernmo, Siv. Self-reported internalization symptoms and family factors in indigenous Sami and non-Sami adolescents in North Norway. Journal of Adolescence 2011; Volum 34 (4). ISSN 0140-1971.s 759 - 766.s doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.08.005.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykke. Gyldendal Akademisk 2011 ISBN 978-82-05-41572-0.s 95 - 100.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Recreate or create? Leisure as an arena for recovery and change. Springer Publishing Company 2011 ISBN 978-90-481-9937-2.s 293 - 308.
  • Svendsen, Gunvald; Johnsen, Jan-Are Kolset; Almås-Sørensen, Live; Vittersø, Joar. Personality and technology acceptance: The influence of personality factors on the core constructs of the Technology Acceptance Model. (sammendrag) Behavior and Information Technology 2011. ISSN 0144-929X.s doi: 10.1080/0144929X.2011.553740.
  • Biswas-Diener, R; Vittersø, Joar; Diener, E. The Danish Effect: Beginning to Explain High Well-Being in Denmark. Social Indicators Research 2010; Volum 97 (2). ISSN 0303-8300.s 229 - 246.s doi: 10.1007/s11205-009-9499-5.
  • Andersen, Oddgeir; Vittersø, Joar; Kaltenborn, Bjørn P.; Bjerke, Tore. Hunting Desertion in Norway: Barriers and Attitudes Toward Retention Measures. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 2010; Volum 15 (6). ISSN 1087-1209.s 450 - 466.s doi: 10.1080/10871209.2010.510498.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Not who - but how. 2010 ISBN 978-981-275-243-7.s 162 - 164.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Søholt, Yngvil; Hetland, Audun; Thoresen, Irina Aleksejeva; Røysamb, Espen. Was Hercules happy? Some answers from a functional model of human well-being. Social Indicators Research 2010; Volum 95 (1). ISSN 0303-8300.s 1 - 18.s doi: 10.1007/s11205-009-9447-4.
  • Bals, Margrete J; Turi, Anne Lene; Vittersø, Joar; Skre, Ingunn; Kvernmo, Siv. Self-reported internalization symptoms and family factors in indigenous Sami and non-Sami adolescents in North Norway.. Journal of Adolescence 2010. ISSN 0140-1971.s 1 - 8.s doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.08.005.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Hedonics. Blackwell Publishing 2009 ISBN 978-1-4051-6125-1.s 473 - 478.
  • Træen, Bente; Martinussen, Monica; Vittersø, Joar; Saini, Sunil. Sexual Orientation and Quality of Life Among University Students from Cuba, Norway, India, and South Africa. Journal of Homosexuality 2009; Volum 56 (5). ISSN 0091-8369.s 655 - 669.s doi: 10.1080/00918360903005311.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Oelmann, Hella Irene; Rimpi, Anita Lovise. Life Satisfaction is not a Balanced Estimator of the Good Life: Evidence from Reaction Time Measures and Self-Reported Emotions. Journal of Happiness Studies 2009; Volum 10 (1). ISSN 1389-4978.s 1 - 17.s doi: 10.1007/s10902-007-9058-1.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Overwien, Pål Einar Opkvitne; Martinsen, Ellen Dorthea. Pleasure and interest are differentially affected by replaying versus analyzing a happy life moment. Journal of Positive Psychology 2009; Volum 4 (1). ISSN 1743-9760.s 14 - 20.
  • Vittersø, Joar. The Satisfaction With Life Scale. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening 2009; Volum 46 (8). ISSN 0332-6470.s 757 - 758.
  • Huppert, FA; Marks, N; Clark, A; Siegrist, J; Stutzer, A; Vittersø, Joar; Wahrendorf, M. Measuring Well-being Across Europe: Description of the ESS Well-being Module and Preliminary Findings. Social Indicators Research 2009; Volum 91 (3). ISSN 0303-8300.s 301 - 315.s doi: 10.1007/s11205-008-9346-0.
  • Kopperud, Karoline Hofslett; Vittersø, Joar. Distinctions between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being: Results from a day reconstruction study among Norwegian jobholders. Journal of Positive Psychology 2008; Volum 3 (3). ISSN 1743-9760.s 174 - 181.
  • Kopperud, Karoline; Vittersø, Joar. Distinctions between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being: Results from a day reconstruction study among Norwegian jobholders. Journal of Positive Psychology 2008; Volum 3 (3). ISSN 1743-9760.s 174 - 181.
  • Bjerke, Tore; Kaltenborn, Bjørn Petter; Vittersø, Joar. Cabin Life: Restorative and Affective Aspects. CABI Publishing 2006 ISBN 978-1-84593-120-9.s 87 - 102.
  • Karlsen, E; Dybdahl, R; Vittersø, Joar. The possible benefits of difficulty: How stress can increase and decrease subjective well-being. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 2006; Volum 47 (5). ISSN 0036-5564.s 411 - 417.
  • Ørbo, Marte; Aslaksen, Per Matti; Vittersø, Joar. Må man ha brent for å brenne ut? Validering og predikering av utbrenthet blant norske studenter.. Nordisk Psykologi: teori, forskning, praksis 2005; Volum 57 (4). ISSN 0029-1463.s 417 - 434.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykken er mangfoldig.. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening 2005; Volum 42 (10). ISSN 0332-6470.s 790-796 - .
  • Biswas-Diener, Robert; Vittersø, Joar; Diener, Ed. Most People Are Happy Revisited: Outside Mainstream Industrialized Culture.. Journal of Happiness Studies 2005; Volum 6 (3). ISSN 1389-4978.s 205 - 226.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Biswas-Diener, Robert; Diener, Ed. The divergent meaning of life satisfaction: Item response modeling of the Satisfaction With Life Scale in Greenland and Norway.. Social Indicators Research 2005; Volum 74 (3). ISSN 0303-8300.s 227 - 243.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Chipeniuk, Raymond; Skår, Margrete; Vistad, Odd Inge. Recreational conflict is affective: The case of cross-country skiers and snowmobiles. Leisure Sciences 2004; Volum 26. ISSN 0149-0400.s 227 - 243.
  • Selnes, Marit; Marthinsen, Kristine; Vittersø, Joar. Hedonisme og eudaimonia: To separate dimensjoner av livskvalitet?. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening 2004; Volum 41 (3). ISSN 0332-6470.s 179 - 187.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Subjective well-being versus self-actualization: using the flow-simplex to promote a conceptual clarification of subjective quality of life. Social Indicators Research 2004; Volum 65 (3). ISSN 0303-8300.s 299 - 331.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Flow versus life satisfaction: How cartoons can illustrate the difference between the evaluation approach and the intrinsic motivation approach to subjective quality of life. Journal of Happiness Studies 2003; Volum 4 (2). ISSN 1389-4978.s 141 - 167.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Akselsen, Sigmund; Evjemo, Bente; Julsrud, Tom; Yttri, Birgitte; Bergvik, Svein. Impacts of Home-based Telework on Quality of Life for Employees and their Partners � Quantitative and Qualitative Results from a European Survey. Journal of Happiness Studies 2003; Volum 4 (2). ISSN 1389-4978.s 201 - 233.s doi: 10.1023/A:1024490621548.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Nilsen, Fredrik. The conceptual and relational structure of subjective well-being, neuroticism, and extraversion: neuroticism is again found to be the important predictor of happiness. Social Indicators Research 2002; Volum 57 (1). ISSN 0303-8300.s 89 - 118.
  • Kraft, Pål; Holsen, Ingrid; Vittersø, Joar. Stability in depressed mood in adolescence: Results from a 6-year longitudinal panel study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2000; Volum 29 (1). ISSN 0047-2891.s 61 - 78.
  • Bjerke, Tore; Kaltenborn, Bjørn P; Vittersø, Joar. Attitudes toward large carnivores among sheep farmers experiencing different degrees of depredation. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 1999; Volum 4 (1). ISSN 1087-1209.s 20 - 35.
  • Bjerke, Tore; Kaltenborn, Bjørn P; Vittersø, Joar. Attitudes toward large carnivores among sheep farmers, wildlife managers and research biologists in Norway. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 1999; Volum 4 (3). ISSN 1087-1209.s 57 - 73.
  • Bjerke, Tore; Vittersø, Joar; Kaltenborn, Bjørn P.. Attachment to livestock and attitudes toward large carnivores. Anthrozoos 1998; Volum 11 (4). ISSN 0892-7936.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Gode liv og gode samfunn. Spesialistkurs for kliniske psykologer 2013-06-06 - 2013-06-06 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Smil eller dø. Fretex' 10-årsjubileum 2013-09-04 - 2013-09-04 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykke og arbeidsglede. Fagdag 2013-11-29 - 2013-11-29 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Litt lykke. Kirkens bymisjons årskonferanse 2013-12-04 - 2013-12-04 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Kan det gode liv kjøpes på et marked?. ”Det gode liv uka" 2013-12-09 - 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Vågal og lykkelig. 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Slik blir du lykkeligere. 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykken er..... 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Slik finner du lykken. 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Vårt møte med døden. 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Nesten like ung. 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Oppdrag lykke del 3. 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Oppdrag lykke Del 2. 2013.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Oppdrag Lykke. 2013.
  • Hetland, Audun; Vittersø, Joar; Dahl, Tove Irene. Excitement for sale: a study of ski experiences and the measure of emotions with self-report and facial measures. The 22nd Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research 2013-09-24 - 2013-09-27 2013.
  • Løvoll, Helga Synnevåg; Vittersø, Joar. Happy feelings in the outdoors. 3rd World Congress in Positive Psychology 2013-06-27 - 2013-06-30 2013.
  • Løvoll, Helga Synnevåg; Vittersø, Joar. How important is a peak experience? Eudaimonic and hedonic feelings are transformed differently from real time to remembered experience. 6th European Conference in Positive Psychology 2012-06-26 - 2012-06-29 2012.
  • Løvoll, Helga Synnevåg; Vittersø, Joar. When the balance is boring: It feels better when challenges are not matching skills. 5th European Conference in Positive Psychology (omtale) 2010-06-23 - 2010-06-26 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Kvinner og idrett. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykke og alderdom. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Intervju om lykke. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Om flyt. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykke og penger. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Om lykke. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Utfordringer gir lykke. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Om lykke og kroppsbilder. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Intervju om lycka. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Intervju om lykke. 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. En høyskole i krise. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 2010. ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Hva kan atferdsgenetikk forklare?. Klassekampen 2010. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Vitenskap med nisselue. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 2010. ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Fra Homo Oeconomicus til Homo Sapiens. Fagkritisk uke, Samfunnsøkonomisk institutt, Universitetet i Oslo 2010-03-08 - 2010-03-08 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Kan man velge å bli lykkelig. Det gode liv uka 2010-12-06 - 2010-12-09 2010.
  • Dahl, Tove Irene; Vittersø, Joar. What’s cool about life in the arctic? Situational interest, cognition, affect and teenagers. Designs for Learning: 2nd International conference 2010-03-17 - 2010-03-19 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. It takes more than happiness to lead a good life: The interplay between happiness and engagement in the fully functioning person. The Happiness Conference 2010-06-05 - 2010-06-06 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Emotional well-being in CFS/ME patients. The15th EPA Section Symposium, 2010-06-16 - 2010-06-19 2010.
  • Straume, Lisa Vivoll; Vittersø, Joar. Comparing the Flow Simplex and the challenge skill ratio using a multilevel approach.. The 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology 2010-06-23 - 2010-06-26 2010.
  • Løvoll, Helga; Vittersø, Joar. When the balance is boring. It feels better when challenges are not matching skills. The 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology 2010-06-23 - 2010-06-26 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Biswas-Diener, Robert. Representative samples is not enough. Paper presented. The 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology 2010-06-23 - 2010-06-26 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. What is eudaimonia?. The 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology 2010-06-23 - 2010-06-26 2010.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Measuring the Immeasurable. Traps and tricks in the Assessment of Tourism Experiences. Second Northern InSights Project Seminar 2010-10-20 - 2010-10-22 2010.
  • Løvoll, Helga Synnevåg; Vittersø, Joar. Acting on the edge: High Challenge Facilitates Flow, but Hampers the Experience of Mastery. The First World Congress of Positive Psychology 2009-06-18 - 2009-06-21 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Positive folk gjør en bedre jobb. Dagbladet 2009. ISSN 0805-3766.s 54 - .
  • Vittersø, Joar. Evolusjonens betydning.. Klassekampen 2009. ISSN 0805-3839.s 28 - .
  • Vittersø, Joar. Nedsyltet i positivitet?. Dagbladet 2009. ISSN 0805-3766.s 58 - .
  • Vittersø, Joar. Brutalisering av det positive. Dagbladet 2009. ISSN 0805-3766.s 58 - .
  • Vittersø, Joar. Darwin stadig aktuell. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 2009; Volum Debatt. ISSN 0804-3116.s 5 - .
  • Vittersø, Joar. Om negativitet i leserbrevspaltene. NRK 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Mekanismer styrt av følelser. Aftenposten Innsikt 2009; Volum Februar. ISSN 1890-6931.s 81 - .
  • Vistad, Odd Inge; Vittersø, Joar; Andersen, Oddgeir; Øyan, Hogne; Bjerke, Tore. Hvor viktig er vatn og vassføring for friluftsliv? Brukerstudier om aktiviteter, opplevelser, holdninger, kraftutbygging og konsesjonsvilkår. 2009 ISBN 978-82-410-0698-2.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Dårlige tider er helt naturlig. 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Gjør penger oss lykkeligere?. 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Well-Being in Europe. Some Trends from the European Social Survey.. The 11th European Congress of Psychology, 2009-07-07 - 2009-07-10 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Subjective Well-Being in CFS/ME Patients. The 11th European Congress of Psycholog 2009-07-07 - 2009-07-10 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Positive psychology is about flourishing, but what is flourishing about?. First World Congress on Positive Psychology 2009-06-18 - 2009-06-21 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. The art of negativity on positive psychology. Konferanse 2009-06-03 - 2009-06-05 2009.
  • Løvoll, Helga; Vittersø, Joar. Acting on the Edge: High Challenge Facilitates Flow, but Hampers the Experience of Mastery. The First World Congress on Positive Psychology 2009-06-18 - 2009-06-21 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Darwin og samfunnsvitenskapen.. Fakultetsseminar 2009-03-24 - 2009-03-24 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Hva er viktig for å lykkes som menneske og arbeidstaker.. Fagdag 2009-12-17 - 2009-12-17 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Trenger psykologer kunnskap om positiv psykologi?. Studentsamling 2009-10-19 - 2009-10-19 2009.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykke i Lofoten. Lykkedager 2008-12-02 - 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Hellesnes og vitenskapen. Klassekampen 2008. ISSN 0805-3839.s 28 - .
  • Vittersø, Joar. Falsifisering. Klassekampen 2008. ISSN 0805-3839.s 20 - .
  • Vittersø, Joar. Myter om lykkeforskning. Morgenbladet 2008. ISSN 0805-3847.s 20 - .
  • Vittersø, Joar. Om lykke. 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Om lykkelige venner. 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Om lykke og skatt. 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Om lykke og aldring. 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Du kan finne lykken i lommeboken. 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Kan du bli lykkeligere?. 2008.
  • Straume, Lisa Vivoll; Vittersø, Joar. Differences between hedonia and eudaimonia. Evidence from specific and general approaches.. The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference 2008-07-01 - 2008-07-04 2008.
  • Straume, Lisa Vivoll; Vittersø, Joar. Measuring flow: Comparing different approaches.. The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference 2008-07-01 - 2008-07-04 2008.
  • Kopperud, Karoline; Vittersø, Joar. What is this thing called flow: Comparing three approaches. The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference 2008-07-01 - 2008-07-04 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Beyond challenges and skills: Cogntive determinants of flow exemplified with subjective experiences of, and physiological responses to, film clips.. The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference 2008-07-01 - 2008-07-04 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. The value of measuring interest and engagement and their relationship to other well-being constructs. The 4th European Positive Psychology Conference 2008-07-01 - 2008-07-04 2008.
  • Røysamb, Espen; Vittersø, Joar. Subjective well-being: How do genes and environment contribute to stability and change.. The XXIX International Congress of Psychology 2008-07-20 - 2008-07-25 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. The Achilles’ heel of hedonic well-being: Life satisfaction predicts happiness is easy but not during demanding tasks.. The XXIX International Congress of Psychology 2008-07-20 - 2008-07-25 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. På sporet av det gode liv. Folkehelseseminar 2008-05-29 - 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykke: Hvor mye koster det?. Temakveld 2008-09-17 - 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Å forske på lykke:. Folkehelsekonferansen 2008-10-15 - 2008.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Line, Solbakken; Kaja, Mikalsen. Positive emotions as a suppressor between occupation and burnout: A comparison between teachers and real estate agents. The 9th Conference on Social & Community Psychology 2007-11-08 - 2007-11-09 2007.
  • Straume, Lisa Vivoll; Vittersø, Joar. Hedonic and Eudaimonic Experiences: Well-Being Across Work Situations. IXXXth European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology 2007-05-09 - 2007-05-12 2007.
  • Straume, Lisa Vivoll; Vittersø, Joar. Positive psychology and occupational health: The role of life satisfaction and personal growth. The 1st Applied Positive Psychology Conference 2007-04-18 - 2007-04-20 2007.
  • Straume, Lisa Vivoll; Vittersø, Joar. Engagement, flow and satisfaction: How positive experiences at work explain well-being.. The XIIIth European Congress of work and Organizational Psychology 2007-05-09 - 2007-05-12 2007.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Kari, Hveem; Kristin, Ruud. Don’t worry, be happy: Strategies for enhancing and maintaining Pleasant mood. The 1st Applied Positive Psychology Conference 2007-04-18 - 2007-04-20 2007.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Measuring optimal experiences. The 9th Conference on Social & Community Psychology 2007-11-08 - 2007-11-09 2007.
  • Nielsen, Jens Petter; Bertelsen, Reidar; Flemmen, Anne Britt; Vittersø, Joar. “Nordområdene og samfunnsforskningen". Nordlys 2006. ISSN 0805-5440.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lyder og støy i naturen.. Konferanse om Stillhet og ro 2006-12-07 - 2006-12-07 2006.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Dyrdal, Gunvor M; Røysamb, Espen. Why can’t we measure engagement with life satisfaction scales? Some theoretical and empirical arguments about their distinctiveness.. The 3rd European Conference on Positive Psychology 2006-07-03 - 2006-07-06 2006.
  • Huppert, Felicia; Marks, Nic; Vittersø, Joar. Developing national indicators of well-being for Europe.. The 3rd European Conference on Positive Psychology 2006-07-03 - 2006-07-06 2006.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Larsen, Cecilie; Røed, Emilie; Træen, Bente. Does sex make us happier? A cross-national study between South Africa and Norway.. 7th Conference of the international Society for Quality of Life Studies 2006-07-17 - 2006-07-20 2006.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Hetland, Audun; Søholt, Yngvil. Satisfaction, engagement, and outdoor recreation. Results from a day reconstruction study in Norway.. The 7th Conference of the international Society for Quality of Life Studies 2006-07-17 - 2006-07-20 2006.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Lykkebegrepet. Onsdagsseminaret til Nordland Akademi 2006-04-26 - 2006-04-26 2006.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Hvor lykkelig går det an å bli. Paneldebatt 2006-02-16 - 2006-02-16 2006.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Friluftsliv og opplevelseskvaliteter. Vinter i nord 2006-11-22 - 2006-11-23 2006.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Forelsket i jobben. Seminar 2006-10-25 - 2006-10-25 2006.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Pain, coping, and subjective well-being: A panel study with Norwegian Patients in chronic pain.. The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research 2005-10-19 - 2005-10-22 2005.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Dyrdal, Gunvor M. Betingelser for positiv vekst.. Norsk Psykologikongress 2005-09-01 - 2005-09-02 2005.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Hver gledesstund du har på jord… Noen psykologiske pespektiver på det positive.. Norsk Psykologkongress 2005-09-01 - 2005-09-02 2005.
  • Kopperud, Karoline; Vittersø, Joar. Optimale opplevelser: Hva bidrar til arbeidsrelatert flyt?. Norsk Psykologikongress 2005-09-01 - 2005-09-02 2005.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Dyrdal, Gunvor M; Røysamb, Espen. Utilities and capabilities: A psychological account of the two concepts and their relation to the idea of a good life.. The 2nd Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness 2005-06-15 - 2005-06-18 2005.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Straume, Lisa Vivoll. A Personality Approach to Happiness and Development: Emotional Responses to Success and Failure. The 2nd Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness 2005-06-15 - 2005-06-18 2005.
  • Kopperud, Karoline; Vittersø, Joar. Happiness, Flow and Personal Growth: Results from a Day Reconstruction Study Among Norwegian Job Holders. The 2nd Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness 2005-06-15 - 2005-06-18 2005.
  • Vittersø, Joar; Olsen, Samara; Karstad, Kjetil. Happy people choose to learn, the unhappy prefer money: Measuring materialism and subjective well-being behaviorally. The 2nd European Conference on Positive Psychology 2004-07-05 - 2004-07-08 2004.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Anmeldelse av boka "Darwinian Happiness". Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening 2004; Volum 41 (1). ISSN 0332-6470.s 54 - 54.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Personal development, life satisfaction, and quality of life: Elements of a dynamic model of a good life. International Seminar on �Operationalizing the Concept of Gross National Happiness� 2004-02-18 - 2004-02-20 2004.
  • Marks, Nic; Vittersø, Joar. Positive politics. Political policy implications of well-being. The 2nd European Conference on Positive Psychology 2004-07-05 - 2004-07-08 2004.
  • Vittersø, Joar. Measurement and model building in positive psychology and well-being. Workshop on Positive Approaches to Development 2004-11-05 - 2004-11-06 2004.
  • Cummins, Robert; Arita, B; Baltatescau, S; Dzuka, J; Casas, F; Lau, A; Guerrero, L; Verri, A; Vittersø, Joar. The International Wellbeing Index: A pryschometric progress report. The 6th Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies 2004-11-10 - 2004-11-14 2004.
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