Carolina Lunde

Senior Lecturer

Department of
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
41314 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 500
40530 Göteborg

About Carolina Lunde


Born 1979, Gothenburg. B.Sc. in psychology 2003, Ph.D. in psychology 2009. Member of the unit for Personality- and Developmental Psychology.



Research interests

My main research interest revolves around intra-individual and psychosocial aspects of development during adolescence. Current research includes (1) body image development, (2) physical activity, sports and body image, (3) peer relations and bullying, and (4) quality of life in children of short stature.

Current research


Selected publications

Frisén, A., Lunde, C., & Hwang, C. P. (2009). Peer victimization and its relationships with perceptions of body composition. Educational Studies, 35, 337-348.

Holmqvist, K., Lunde, C., & Frisén, A. (2007). Dieting behaviours’, body shape perceptions, and body satisfaction: Cross-cultural differences in Argentinean and Swedish 13-year-olds. Body Image, 4, 191-200.

Lunde, C. (2009). What people tell you gets to you. Body satisfaction and peer victimization in early adolescence. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg.

Lunde, C., Frisén, A., & Hwang, C. P. (2009). ”Nobody loves you when you are fat and chubby”. Interviews on the continuum of body dissatisfaction. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Lunde, C., Frisén, A., & Hwang, C. P. (2007). Ten-year-old girls’ and boys’ body composition and peer victimization experiences: Prospective associations with body satisfaction. Body Image, 4, pp. 11-28.

Lunde, C., Frisén, A., & Hwang, C. P. (2006). Is peer victimization related to body esteem in 10-year-old girls and boys? Body Image, 3, pp. 25-33.