Bilde av Vittersø, Joar
Bilde av Vittersø, Joar
Institutt for psykologi joar.vitterso@uit.no +4777646369 Tromsø TEO-H5 5.656

Joar Vittersø


Professor i samfunnspsykologi


  • Benedicte Langseth-Eide, Joar Vittersø :
    Here, there, and everywhere: Applying vignettes to investigate appraisals of job demands
    Sustainability 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Benedicte Langseth-Eide, Joar Vittersø :
    Ticket To Ride: A Longitudinal Journey to Work Engagement and Health in the JD-R model
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Leslie Kirby, Weiqiang Qian, Zafer Adiguzel, Asghar Afshar Jahanshahi, Margarita Bakracheva, María C. Orejarena Ballestas m.fl.:
    Appraisal and coping predict health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: An international approach
    International Journal of Psychology (IJP) 2021 DOI
  • Joar Vittersø :
    A Passion for Happiness: Ruut Veenhoven, Eudaimonia and the Good Life
    Springer 2021 DOI
  • Kari Leibowitz, Joar Vittersø :
    Winter is coming: Wintertime mindset and wellbeing in Norway
    International Journal of Wellbeing 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kjærsti Thorsteinsen, Joar Vittersø :
    Now you see it, now you don?t: Solid and subtle differences between Hedonic and Eudaimonic Wellbeing
    Journal of Positive Psychology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Audun Hetland, Eirik Refsnes Kjelstrup, Matthias Mittner, Joar Vittersø :
    The thrill of speedy descents: A pilot study on differences in facially expressed online emotions and retrospective measures of emotions during a downhill mountain-bike descent
    Frontiers in Psychology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Charlotte Reedtz, Sihu Klest, Nora Mortensen Aalo, Ingrid Daae Rasmussen, Joar Vittersø :
    Results from an RCT on brief parent training: Long term effects on parental quality of life
    Frontiers in Psychology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Joar Vittersø, Lisa Vivoll Straume :
    Personal growth
    Springer 2018
  • Lisa Vivoll Straume, Joar Vittersø :
    The fully functioning person
    Springer 2018 DOI
  • Gunvor Marie Dyrdal, Espen Røysamb, Ragnhild Bang Nes, Joar Vittersø :
    When Life Happens: Investigating Short and Long-Term Effects of Life Stressors on Life Satisfaction in a Large Sample of Norwegian Mothers
    Journal of Happiness Studies 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kjærsti Thorsteinsen, Joar Vittersø :
    Striving for wellbeing: The different roles of hedonia and eudaimonia in goal pursuit and goal achievement
    International Journal of Wellbeing 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Audun Hetland, Joar Vittersø, Simen Oscar Bø Wie, Eirik Refsnes Kjelstrup, Matthias Mittner, Tove Irene Dahl :
    Skiing and thinking about it: Moment-to-moment and retrospective analysis of emotions in an extreme sport
    Frontiers in Psychology 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Frode Moen, Joar Vittersø, Vegard Rasdal, Kenneth Myhre, Øyvind Sandbakk :
    The Role of Emotions for 4 Athletes in Nordic Combined in Ski Jumping Competitions in World Cup
    The Sport journal 2017 FULLTEKST / ARKIV
  • Joar Vittersø, Nina Katrine Prebensen, Audun Hetland, Tove Irene Dahl :
    The emotional traveler: Happiness and engagement as predictors of behavioral intentions among tourists in northern Norway
    Advances in Hospitality And Leisure 2017 DOI
  • Helga Synnevåg Løvoll, Espen Røysamb, Joar Vittersø :
    Experiences matter: Positive emotions facilitate intrinsic motivation
    Cogent Psychology 2017 FULLTEKST / ARKIV / DOI
  • Frode Moen, Kristian Firing, Joar Vittersø :
    No Pain No Gain: Feelings and Performance in Sport
    The Journal of Athletic Enhancement 20. juni 2016 DOI
  • Joar Vittersø :
    The benefits of daydreaming
    Lannoo Publishing Group 2016
  • Helga Synnevåg Løvoll, Joar Vittersø, Bente Wold :
    Experiencing the outdoors: peak episodes are interesting but the memories are pleasant
    Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning 2016 DOI
  • Audun Hetland, Joar Vittersø, Kenneth Fagermo, Morten Øvervoll, Tove Irene Dahl :
    Visual excitement: analyzing the effects of three Norwegian tourism films on emotions and behavioral intentions
    Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 2016 DOI
  • Joar Vittersø :
    The feeling of excellent functioning: Hedonic and eudaimonic emotions
    Springer 2016 DOI
  • Joar Vittersø :
    The most important idea in the world: An introduction
    Springer 2016 DOI
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Handbook of eudaimonic well-being
    Springer 2016
  • Audun Hetland, Gøril Eide Flaten, Per M Aslaksen, Joar Vittersø :
    Hjernen gjennom livet. Digitalt tilbakeblikk
    22. september 2021
  • Audun Hetland, Gøril Eide Flaten, Joar Vittersø, Per M Aslaksen :
    Hjernen
    2020
  • Kjærsti Thorsteinsen, Joar Vittersø :
    The Feelings of Pleasure and Interest in Meaningful Volunteer Work
    2020
  • Audun Hetland, Joar Vittersø, Per M Aslaksen, Gøril Eide Flaten :
    Hjernen gjennom livet
    2020
  • Ragnhild Bang Nes, Dina Von Heimburg, Ottar Ness, Joar Vittersø :
    Velferd i forvitring: Folkehelsepolitikkens fem – en verktøykasse til folkehelsas hærfører.
    Dagsavisen - Nye Meninger 13. mai 2019 FULLTEKST
  • Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang, Lene Haugsdal, Joar Vittersø :
    Når den lykkeligste tiden blir et svart helvete. Kan man forklare hvorfor noen blir deprimerte og noen ikke? Og hvorfor er det tilsynelatende flere som sliter nå enn før.
    31. januar 2019
  • Kjærsti Thorsteinsen, Joar Vittersø :
    Now you see it, now you don't: Solid and subtle differences between hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing
    2019 DATA
  • Thomas Hansen, Ragnhild Bang Nes, Anders Skøien Barstad, Espen Røysamb, Joar Vittersø :
    A strategy for creating good (better) lives in Norway
    2018
  • Torstein Låg, Joar Vittersø :
    Vil ikke, vil ikke, vil ikke!
    Psykologisk.no 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Eudaimonic Wellbeing.
    2017
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Hva er det gode liv?
    2017
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Livskvalitet og arbeidsglede.
    2017
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Vil mer penger gi oss et bedre liv?
    2017
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Hva er det gode liv?
    2017
  • Ragnhild Bang Nes, Espen Røysamb, Thomas Hansen, Joar Vittersø, Anders Skøien Barstad :
    A Strategy for Monitoring Quality of Life in Norway
    2017
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Eudaimonia this and eudaimonia that: Can modern work-life learn anything from such an archaic concept?
    2016
  • Gunvor Marie Dyrdal, Espen Røysamb, Ragnhild Bang Nes, Joar Vittersø :
    Life stressors and life satisfaction: Short- and long-term individual and societal effects.
    2016
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Happiness the Nordic way.
    2016
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Tilfredshet med livet—hva gjør at vi har det bra?
    2016
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Det viktigste av alt: Refleksjoner rundt livskvalitet og lykke
    2016
  • Nina Katrine Prebensen, Joar Vittersø, Tove Irene Dahl, Audun Hetland :
    The Emotional Traveller
    2016
  • Helga Synnevåg Løvoll, Joar Vittersø :
    Inside the Outdoor Experience. On the distinction between pleasant and interesting feelings and their implication in the motivational process
    2016 OMTALE
  • Helga Synnevåg Løvoll, Joar Vittersø, Espen Røysamb :
    The Power of experiences. Momentary experience of intrinsic motivation analyzed With Experience Fluctuation Model and Flow-Simplex
    2016
  • Helga Synnevåg Løvoll, Espen Røysamb, Joar Vittersø :
    Positive følelser fasiliterer indremotivasjon
    2016
  • Joar Vittersø :
    En god latter forlenger faktisk ikke livet
    12. desember 2015
  • Joar Vittersø :
    "Ti tips for å bli lykkeligere" Intervju med NRK.
    31. desember 2015
  • Joar Vittersø :
    Lykke og bosted
    07. november 2015

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    Publikasjoner utenom Cristin

    Vittersø, J. (2018). Do it! Activity theories and the good life. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of subjective well-being. Noba Scholar Handbook series: Subjective well-being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF publishers. DOI: nobascholar.com

    Løvoll, H. S., Røysamb, E. & Vittersø, J. (2017). Experiences Matter: Positive Emotions Facilitate Intrinsic Motivation. Cogent Psychology, 4. doi:10.1080/23311908.2017.1340083

    Vittersø, J., Hetland, A., Prebensen, N. K., & Dahl, T.I. (2017). The emotional traveler: Happiness and engagement as predictors of behavioral intentions among tourists in Northern Norway. In J. S. Chen (Ed.) Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, 13 (3-16). Bingley, UK. Emerald Publishing.

    Vittersø, J., and Straume, L. V. (2017). Personal growth. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Difference (pp. 1-6). Cham, Switzerland. Springer International Publishing. DOI. 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1492-1.

    Straume, L. V., and Vittersø, J. (2017). The fully functioning person. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Difference (pp. 1-4). Cham, Switzerland. Springer International Publishing. DOI. 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1469-1.

    Vittersø, J. (Ed.)  (2016). Handbook of eudaimonic well-being. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

    Vittersø, J. (2016). The most important idea in the world. An introduction. In J. Vittersø (Ed.), Handbook of eudaimonic well-being (pp. 1-26). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

    Vittersø, J. (2016). The feeling of excellent functioning: Hedonic and eudaimonic emotions. In J. Vittersø (Ed.), Handbook of eudaimonic well-being (pp. 253-276). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

    Vittersø, J. (2016). The benefits of daydreaming. In L. Bormans (Ed.) The World Book on Hope (pp. 187-190). Tielt, Belgium: Lannoo Publishers.

    Løvoll, H. S., Vittersø, J., & Wold, B. (2016). Experiencing the outdoors: Peaks experiences are interesting but memories are pleasant. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 269-284. doi: 10.1080/14729679.2015.1122541.

    Moen, F., Firing, L., &Vittersø, J. (2016). No pain no gain: Feelings and Performance in sport. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 5. doi: 0.4172/2324-9080.1000229.

    Hetland, A., Vittersø, J., Fagermo, K., Øvervoll, M. & Dahl, T.I. (2015). Visual Excitement: Analyzing the Effects of Three Norwegian Tourism Films on Emotions and Behavioral Intentions. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 1-21. doi: 10.1080/15022250.2015.1116405.

    Straume, L. V. & Vittersø, J. (2015).  Well-being at work: Some differences between life satisfaction and personal growth as predictors of subjective health and sick-leave.  Journal of Happiness Studies. 16, 149-168. doi:10.1007/s10902-014-9502-y.

    Moen, F. & Vittersø, J. (2015). Emotions in sport: Contributions from hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Athletic Insight, 7, 239-254.

    Røysamb, E., Vittersø, J., & Tambs, K. (2014). The Relationship Satisfaction scale – Psychometric properties. Norsk Epidemiologi 24, 187-194

    Andersen, O., Kaltenborn, B. P., Vittersø, J., & Willebrand, T. (2014). Preferred harvest principles and – regulations amongst willow ptarmigan hunters in Norway. Wildlife Biology, 20.285-290.  doi: 10.2981/wlb.00048

    Bujacz, A., Vittersø, J., Huta, V., & Kaczmarek, L. D. (2014). Measuring hedonia and eudaimonia as motives for activities: Cross-national investigation through traditional and Bayesian structural equation modeling. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 39-48. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00984..

    Røysamb, E., Nes, R. B., & Vittersø, J. (2014). Well-being: Heritable and changeable. In K. M. Sheldon & R. Lucas (Eds.), Stability of happiness: Theories and evidence on whether happiness can change (pp. 9-36).London: Academic Press.

    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.

    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.

    Torsteinsen, K., Vittersø, J., & Svendsen, G. B. (2014) Increasing physical activity efficiently: An experimental pilot study of a website and mobile phone intervention. International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1155/2014/746232.

    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

    Vittersø, J. (2015).  Same same, but different: hedonic and eudaimonic elements of wellbeing. Paper presented at the Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, June 25 – 28, 2015.

     

    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: Cognitive 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.)

     

     


    Forskningsinteresser

    Quality of life, positive psychology

    Undervisning

    Samfunnspsykologi

    Metode/statistikk

     

    Emner

    PSY-1512/1522 Statistikk og metode II

    PSY-1704 Kultur- og samfunnspsykologi

    Veileder PSY-3900 Masteroppgave

    Veileder PSY-2002 Bacheloroppgave

     


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