Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Anna Vedel

Postdoc

Profile photoAnna Vedel
PhD
Nationality: Danish
Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
Postal address:
Bartholins Allé 11
1350, 227
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark
Email: avedel@psy.au.dk
Phone: +4587166173

Research areas

Individual differences, personality, academic performance, study choices

Teaching areas

Individual differences, personality, developmental psychology, quantitative method

Profile

My primary field of interest is what makes us different from each other – Individual Differences. We perceive the world around us in different ways, we have our own preferences in social settings, and we react differently to seemingly identical events. Individual differences pervade our lives whether we are aware of it or not. This is of relevance in many life domains, for example in educational settings where many people spend a significant part of their lives. At all educational levels there are those individuals that flourish and perform well, and there are those individuals that lag behind. Also, it is not completely random which students end up in which academic fields – there are some general differences across academic majors. The relationships between personality traits, educational choices, and academic success have for some years been my primary focus, and it is something that I continue to do research on. But I have also plunged into a new (at least for me) research area where I believe that the individual differences perspective is important; namely in geropsychology. How are individual differences related to well-being and successful aging, and how do psychotherapy with elderly people and individual differences interact? These are some of the questions that I will explore in a new and exciting collaboration between the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University and Center for Livskvalitet [Center for Quality of life] in the Aarhus Municipality.

Education

2018: PhD, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University
2015: MSc, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University
2012: BSc, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University

Teaching activities

2015Individual Differences
2014Research Methodology 2
2014Statistics
2013Research Methodology 2
2012Developmental Psychology
2012Cognition and Learning Psychology
2011Social Psychology and Personality Psychology

Publications

Personlighed hænger sammen med både studievalg og karakterer

Vedel, A., Aug 2019, In : P Psykologernes fagmagasin. 5, 8, p. 26-28 3 p.

Relationships among Personal Life Stories, Vicarious Life Stories about Mothers and Fathers, and Well-being

Thomsen, D. K. & Vedel, A., Jul 2019, In : Identity. 19, 3, p. 230-243 14 p.

The Danish IPIP-NEO-120: A free, validated five-factor measure of personality

Vedel, A., Gøtzsche-Astrup, O. & Holm, P., 2019, In : Nordic Psychology. 71, 1, p. 62-77 16 p.

The efficacy of psychotherapy with non-clinical older adults: A systematic review

Vedel, A., Larsen, L. & Aamand, A. M., 2019, (Submitted) In : NN.

Personality, academic performance, and study choices

Vedel, A., 2018, Aarhus: Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS. Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences. 185 p.

The Dark Triad across academic majors

Vedel, A. & Thomsen, D. K., Oct 2017, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 116, p. 86-91 6 p.

Personality and academic performance

Vedel, A. & Poropat, A. E., Jan 2017, Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Zeigler-Hill, V. & Shackelford, T. K. (eds.). Springer, p. 1-9 9 p.

The personality of academic majors

Vedel, A., 19 Apr 2016

Big Five personality group differences across academic majors: A systematic review

Vedel, A., Apr 2016, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 92, p. 1-10 10 p.

Personality, academic majors and performance: Revealing complex patterns

Vedel, A., Thomsen, D. K. & Larsen, L., Oct 2015, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 85, p. 69-76 8 p.

Big Five personality group differences across academic majors

Vedel, A., 29 Jul 2015. 1 p.

Personality, academic majors and performance: Revealing complex patterns

Vedel, A., 22 May 2015.

Personality goes beyond being introvert or extravert

Larsen, L. & Vedel, A., 3 May 2015

Personlighed er meget mere end at være introvert eller ekstrovert

Larsen, L. & Vedel, A., 26 Apr 2015

The Big Five and tertiary academic performance: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Vedel, A., 5 Sep 2014.

Effects of intelligence and personality in the academic achievement of university students

Larsen, L. & Vedel, A., 4 Jan 2014. 3 p.

The Big Five and tertiary academic performance: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Vedel, A., 2014, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 71, p. 66-76 11 p.

Press / Media

Er IQ-tests vrøvl eller videnskab?

Anna Vedel

24/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Børn får højere karakterer, når de ved, de kan træne deres intelligens

Anna Vedel

23/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Nej, intelligens arves ikke kun fra mor

Anna Vedel

05/12/2017

1 Media contribution

Hvor hurtigt kan man øge sin intelligens?

Anna Vedel

11/09/2017

1 Media contribution

Forskning: Økonomistuderende er kolde og kyniske

Anna Vedel

22/06/2017

1 Media contribution

Do you want it darker? The Dark Triad of personality

Anna Vedel

12/06/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Hvordan vælger jeg den rigtige uddannelse?

Anna Vedel

02/06/2017

1 Media contribution

Er du jurastuderende? Så er du nok også kold og kynisk

Anna Vedel

08/05/2017

1 Media contribution

Did you study business or economics? Then you might be a psychopath, claim scientists

Anna Vedel

04/05/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Psych students score substantially lower on "dark" traits than business and law students

Anna Vedel

02/05/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Jyder og fynboer er trætte af københavnerne: I er arrogante og distancerede

Anna Vedel

07/02/2017

1 Media contribution

Interview på Aarhus Studenterradio

Anna Vedel

08/09/2016

1 Media contribution

Ph.d.-studie bekræfter fagfordomme

Anna Vedel, Dorthe Kirkegaard Thomsen & Lars Larsen

06/06/2016

1 Media contribution

Fortæl mig, hvad du studerer, og jeg skal sige dig, hvem du er

Anna Vedel

06/04/2016

1 Media contribution

Interview med Universitetsradioen

Anna Vedel

18/02/2016

1 Media contribution

The personality differences between students studying different academic subjects

Anna Vedel

12/02/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Dine karakterer afhænger af din personlighed

Anna Vedel

12/02/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Studerende med karakter

Anna Vedel

12/02/2016

1 Media contribution

New study finds link between "Big Five" personality traits and which subject students study at university

Anna Vedel

01/02/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Personlighed og studievalg

Anna Vedel

29/01/2016

1 Media contribution

Don't know what to study? Let your personality guide you

Anna Vedel

28/01/2016

1 item of Media coverage

What does YOUR degree say about you?

Anna Vedel

27/01/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Here's what your degree subject says about you

Anna Vedel

27/01/2016

1 item of Media coverage

My Major, Myself

Anna Vedel

26/01/2016

1 item of Media coverage

De arbejdsresistente

Anna Vedel

22/01/2016

1 Media contribution

Does the type of personality that we have affect how we perform academically?

Anna Vedel

21/01/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Big Five Personality Traits May Influence College Major: Choose Wisely

Anna Vedel

16/01/2016

1 item of Media coverage

Adoptivbørn har højere IQ end deres søskende

Anna Vedel

01/06/2015

1 Media contribution

Personlighed påvirker karaktererne mere end intelligens

Anna Vedel

24/02/2015

1 Media contribution

De fleste børn bliver klogere end deres forældre

Anna Vedel

05/11/2014

1 Media contribution

Researcher duo wants to study the students' personality

Anna Vedel

09/12/2013

1 Media contribution

Students' personality gets scrutinized

Anna Vedel

08/12/2013

1 Media contribution

Activities

Personality and Individual Differences (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
10 Sep 2019

Journal of Personality (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
4 Sep 2019

Current Psychology (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
29 Apr 2019

Schmalenbach Business Review (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
20 Mar 201927 Mar 2019

Australian Journal of Psychology (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
1 Mar 2019

Journal of Personality (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
21 Feb 2019

11th Educational Psychology Forum

Anna Vedel (Participant)
19 Nov 201820 Nov 2018

Learning and Individual Differences (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
1 Oct 201813 Oct 2018

Learning and Individual Differences (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
1 May 201825 May 2018

Personality and Individual Differences (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
19 Apr 2018

Sammenhænge mellem intelligens og personlighed

Anna Vedel (Lecturer)
23 Mar 2018

Personality and Individual Differences (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
Jan 2018Feb 2018

ISSID 2017

Anna Vedel (Participant)
24 Jul 201728 Jul 2017

Personlighed, studievalg og akademisk succes

Anna Vedel (Lecturer)
27 Sep 2016

Personlighedstræks sammenhæng med studievalg og akademisk succes

Anna Vedel (Lecturer)
24 Sep 2016

Research in Higher Education (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
Sep 2016Oct 2016

Emerging Adulthood (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
Jul 2016Nov 2016

Learning and Individual Differences (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
Jul 2016

International Journal of Personality Psychology (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
Jan 2016Mar 2016

Nordic Psychology (Journal)

Anna Vedel (Reviewer)
Jan 2016May 2016

ISSID 2015

Anna Vedel (Participant)
27 Jul 201531 Jul 2015

Ph.d. landsmøde

Anna Vedel (Participant)
22 May 2015

Ph.d. Landsmøde 2014

Anna Vedel (Participant)
5 Sep 2014

The 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education

Anna Vedel (Participant)
5 Jan 20148 Jan 2014