Psykologisk Institut

Anne Scharling Rasmussen

Lektor

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees:

 

  • 2009: PhD in psychology, Aarhus University (Advisor: Dr. Dorthe Berntsen).
  • 2006: MSc in psychology, Aarhus University (Advisor: Dr. Dorthe Berntsen).
  • 2003: Bachelor in psychology, Aarhus University (Advisor: Dr. Dorthe Berntsen).
  • 1999: Minor degrees in chemistry and molecular biology, Aarhus University.

 

Positions:

 

  • 2014 (March 15)-present date: Associate professor at the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.
  • 2010 (March 15)-2014 (March 14): Postdoc at CON AMORE (Centre on Autobiographical Memory Research), Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.
  • 2009 (September 1-December 31): Research assistant at the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University.

 

Research Areas:

 

  • Functions and dysfunctions of autobiographical memory.
  • Past and future mental time travel.
  • Collaborative autobiographical remembering
  • Risks and benefits of yoga asana
  • Traumatic memory, body memory and yoga

 

Grants:

 

Approximately 150,000 Dkr. (25,000 USD)

 

Teaching Activities:

 

  • Lecturer in cognitive psychology (2011-present)
  • Lecturer in quantitative research methods (2007-present)
  • Supervisor of master and bachelor theses (2007-present)
  • Coordinator and lecturer on Master and PhD-level seminars on cognition and memory (2007-2016)
  • Coordinator and lecturer on PhD-course on intermediate statistics using SPSS (2015-present)
  • Statistics advisor for the PhD-students at the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University (2017-present)

 

International Collaborations:

 

  • In the organizing committee for national and international conferences and seminars (Police Seminar on Eyewitness Memory, Aarhus,  Denmark, 2016, SARMAC conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2013; MINDLab retreat, Sandbjerg, Denmark, 2013; Comparative Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 2014).
  • Visiting scholar at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 2008 (February to June), and 2012 (December). Host: Dr. Maryanne Garry
  • Visiting scholar at Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia in 2012 (December). Host: Dr. Celia Harris.
  • Host for visiting scholars (Dr. Maryanne Garry, 2011, November and 2016, June to July; Dr. Celia B. Harris, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2012, June; Dr. Suparna Rajaram, Stoney Brooke University, New York, 2014, June and 2016 March to April).
  • Collaborations with Drs. Celia Harris, Deryn Strange, Maryanne Garry, Rikke Olesen and Suparna Rajaram.
  • Collaboration with yoga teachers Christine Wiese, David Keil and Rikke Olesen on the Yoga Asana Survey Project
  • Participation in the cross-cultural project on the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI).

 

Public Outreach:

 

  • 2017: Interview in article on the popular science website ”Videnskab.dk”: Sådan spotter du benægtelse af klimaforandringer! (And that’s how you spot denial of climate change!)
  • 2017: Interview in article on the popular science website ”Videnskab.dk”: Hvorfor tror vi mest på fakta der matcher vores holdinger? (Why do we mostly believe in facts that match our beliefs?)
  • 2015: Lecture on the annual retreat for Center for Sexual Abuse Victims, Odense University Hospital
  • 2015: Radio interview in ”Eksistens”, Denmark’s National Radio Broadcast Station (P1).
  • 2014: Interview in article in “Ud & Se”: Yes! En dårlig hukommelse (Yes! A bad memory).”
  • 2011-2014: Lectures at Open University in Aarhus, Odense, Kolding og København, Denmark.
  • 2012: Lecture at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
  • 2012: TV-lecture ”Danskernes Akademi” on Denmark’s National TV Broadcast Station (DR2).
  • 2007-2011: Lectures at folk high schools (Odder, Thestrup, Rønde, Hov – Egmont, Kolt).
  • 2011: Lecture at the main public library in Aarhus, Denmark in connection with the annual Memorial Day for Auschwitz.
  • 2011: Radio interview ”Apropos”, Denmark’s National Radio Broadcast Station (P1).

 

 

 

 

Other:

 

  • 2004-present date: Yoga teacher. 200 and 500 hour certificates from Lucy Crawford Yoga (Ashtanga and Restorative).
  • 2017-2018: Courses in Somatic Experiencing and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga.

 

Publications:

 

Wiese, C., Keil, D., Rasmussen, A. S., & Olesen, R. (2018). Effects of yoga asana practice approach on types of benefits experienced. International Journal of Yoga, Under Review.

Wiese, C., Keil, D., Rasmussen, A. S., & Olesen, R. (2018). Injury in yoga asana practice: Assessment of the risks. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy, In Press.

Maswood, R., Rasmussen, A. S., & Rajaram, S. (2018). Collaborative remembering of emotional autobiographical memories: Implications for emotion regulation and collective memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, In Press.

Berntsen, D., Rasmussen, A. S., Miles, A. N., Nielsen, N. P., & Ramsgaard, S. B. (2017). Spontaneous or intentional? Involuntary versus voluntary episodic memories in older and younger adults. Psychology and Aging, 32,192-201.

Rasmussen, A. S., Jørgensen, C. R., O’Connor, M., Bennedsen, B. E., Godt, K., Bøye, R., & Berntsen, D. (2017). The structure of past and future events in borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4, 190-210.

Rasmussen, A. S., Ramsgaard, S. B., & Berntsen, D. (2015). Frequency and functions of involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memories across the day. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2, 185-205.

Rasmussen, A. S., Johannessen, K. B., & Berntsen, D. (2014). Ways of Sampling Voluntary and Involuntary Autobiographical Memories in Daily Life. Consciousness and Cognition, 30, 156-168.

Harris, C. B., Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2014). The functions of autobiographical memory: An integrative approach. Memory, 22, 559-581.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2013). The reality of the past versus the ideality of the future: Emotional valence and functional differences between past and future mental time travel. Memory & Cognition, 41, 187-200.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2011). The unpredictable past: Spontaneous autobiographical memories outnumber memories retrieved strategically. Consciousness and Cognition 20, 1842-1846.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Habermas, T. (2011). Factor structure of overall autobiographical memory usage: The directive, self and social functions revisited. Memory 19, 597-605.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2010). Personality and Autobiographical Memory: Openness is positively related to the experience and usage of recollections. Memory 18, 774-786.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2009b). The possible functions of involuntary autobiographical memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology 23, 1137-1152.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2009a). Emotional valence and the functions of autobiographical memories: Positive and negative memories serve different functions. Memory and Cognition 37, 477-492.

 

Book Chapters:

Berntsen, D., & Rasmussen, A. S. (2011). Erindringer om begivenheder der aldrig fandt sted: ’Lost in the Mall’-eksperimentet. I: H. Høeg-Olesen & T. Dalsgaard (Eds.). Tyve Psykologiske Eksperimenter der ændrede vores syn på mennesket. (Memories of events that never took place: The ’Lost in the Mall’-Experiment. In: H. Høeg-Olesen & T. Dalsgaard (Eds.). Twenty Psychological Experiments that Changed our Perspective on Mankind).

 

Book Reviews:

Rasmussen, A. S. (2006). Anmeldelse af: Berntsen, D (2005). Lidt skydning i gaderne to vi ret roligt – en psykologisk tematisering af erindringsbilleder fra Danmarks besættelse 1940-1945. Aarhus: Forlaget Klims. Tidsskrift for Kvalitativ Metodeudvikling 42, 50-52. (Review of: Berntsen, D. A Little shooting in the Streets did not bother us that Much – Autobiographical Memories from the German Occupation of Denmark 1940-1945 from a Psychological Perspective. Aarhus: Klim. Journal of Qualitative Methods Development 42, 50-52).

 

Dissertations:

Rasmussen, A. S. (2009). Studies on the Possible Functions of Autobiographical Memory: Individual Memories and Individual Differences. PhD-thesis, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Rasmussen, A. S. (2006). Gentagne Traumer og Livshistorien: Når Traumet er mere end en Enkeltstående Begivenhed (Repeated Traumas and the Life Story: Beyond a Single event Perspective). Master thesis, Aarhus University, Denmark.

 

First-Authored Conference Abstracts:

Rasmussen, A. S., Miles, A. N., Ramsgaard, S. B., & Berntsen, D. (2015). The Frequency of Involuntary and Voluntary Autobiographical Memories in Younger and Older Adults. Poster presented at the ageing conference at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus. (PR)

Rasmussen, A. S., Jørgensen, C. R., O’Connor, M., Bennedesen, B. E, Bøye, R., Godt, K., & Berntsen, D. (2014, June). Past and future mental time travel (MTT) in patients with borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and a non-clinical control groups. Poster presented at the Conference on Comparative Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, Aarhus, Denmark.

Rasmussen, A. S., Jørgensen, C. R., O’Connor, M., Bennedesen, B. E, Bøye, R., Godt, K., & Berntsen, D. (2013, December). Past and future mental time travel (MTT) in patients with borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and a non-clinical control groups. Paper presented at the Ninth Autobiographical Memory and Psychopathology Meeting. Exeter, UK.

Rasmussen, A. S., Jørgensen, C. R., O’Connor, M., & Berntsen, D. (2013, June). Past and future mental time travel (MTT) in patients with borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and a non-clinical control groups. Paper presented at the Tenth Biennial Meeting for the Society for Applied Research on Memory And Cognition (SARMAC). Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Rasmussen, A. S., Johannessen, K. B., & Berntsen, D. (2013, June). What on Earth are Voluntary Autobiographical Memories. Poster presented at the Conference on Social Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, Aarhus, Denmark.

Rasmussen, A. S., Johannessen, K. B., & Berntsen, D. (2012, November). Functions of Involuntary and Voluntary Autobiographical Memories in Daily Life. Paper presented at the Scaffolding Memory Across the Life Span. Sydney, Australia.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2012, July). Emotional Valence is the Key to Understanding Functional Differences between Past and Future Mental Time Travel. Paper presented at the 24th. Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Chicago, US.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2012, June). Real-life Involuntary and Voluntary memories are not that Different. Comparisons of Naturalistic Involuntary and Voluntary Memories in a Diary Study. Poster presented at the Conference on Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, Aarhus, Denmark.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2012, June). Frequency and Characteristics of Involuntary and Voluntary Autobiographical Memories in Daily Life. Paper presented at the Conference on Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, Aarhus, Denmark.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2011, August). Possible Functions of Mental Time Travel: Effects of Temporal Direction and Emotional Valence. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference On Memory (ICOM), York, UK.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2011, June). Functions of Involuntary Versus Voluntary Autobiographical Memories. Paper presented at the Ninth Biennial Meeting for the Society for Applied Research on Memory And Cognition (SARMAC). New York, US.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2011, May). Frequency and Functions of Involuntary and Voluntary Autobiographical Memories in Daily Life. Poster presented at the Conference on Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory Development, Aarhus, Denmark.

Rasmussen, A. S., Berntsen, D., & Habermas, T. (2010, June). Exploring the Functions of Autobiographical Memory: Functions of Concrete Memories and Functions of Overall Usage. Poster presented at the Conferences on Theoretical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, Aarhus, Denmark.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2009, July). Relationships Between Time Perspective and the Functions of Autobiographical Memory. Paper presented at the 11th European Congress of Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2009, June). Personality Traits and the Directive, Self and social Functions of Autobiographical Memory. Paper presented at the Eight Biennial Meeting for the Society for Applied Research on Memory And Cognition (SARMAC). Kyoto, Japan.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2008, July). The Functions of Positive and Negative Autobiographical Memories. Paper presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Rasmussen, A. S., & Berntsen, D. (2007, July). Personality Dispositions and the Function of Autobiographical Memory: Investigating the Relationship Between Individual Differences in Personality and the Function of Autobiographical Memories. Poster presented at the Seventh Biennial Meeting for the Society for Applied Research on Memory And Cognition (SARMAC). Bates-Lewiston, Maine, US.