Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Ole Steen Kristensen


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Ole Steen Kristensen


  • Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
Postal address:
Bartholins Allé 11
1350, 216
Aarhus C


Mobile: +4529911632

Phone: +4587165823


cand. psych. 1981
Ph.D. 1988. Dissertation "A social psychological study of adult education" (published in Danish in 1989)


Research assistant, 1981-1984, research fellow 1984-1989
Assistant professor 1989-1993, associate professor 1993-2007
Professor in social- and organisational psychology 2007-2012
Professor in educational psychology 2012-


Social and organizational psychology
Educational psychology
Research Methodology

Research projects
1) Transition into adulthood: a) A register-based study of and a meta-synthesis of children in the transition from out-of-home placement into adulthood, b) a meta-synthesis of youth at risk
2) Temporality and self-awareness
3) The Social Psychology of Interventions
4) Application of interactive ebooks in teaching

Teaching Areas

Educational Psychology


Research consultant on research projects on participatory research, developmental projects and projects within social work and educational psychology

Management and Administration

Principal researcher on major evaluation projects carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Research leader of Erhvervstræningens forsknings- og træningscenter (self-funding Research and Training Centre under Aarhus County) (1989-1996)
Research leader of the research programme “Children and adolescents in residential care institutions” (2002-2006)
Research leader of the research unit “Applied Social Psychology and Social Integration" (2005-)

Head of study at the Department of Psychology, Aarhus University (1996-2001)
Vice dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Aarhus University (2000-2004)
Head of study of the then newly established Master programme on Social Integration (2002-2011)


Supervised and examined more than 220 master dissertations
Supervisor for 13 ph.d. fellows
Member of 15 assessment committees
External examiner 1988-2014