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Mattias Gunnarsson

SENIOR LECTURER

Department of
Psychology
Telephone
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
41314 Göteborg
Room number
477
Postal address
Box 500
40530 Göteborg

Director of studies

Department of
Psychology
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
413 14 Göteborg
Room number
477
Postal address
Box 500
40530 Göteborg

About Mattias Gunnarsson

Biography

Graduate Economist, Licentiate degree in psychology 2008

Teaching

I am teaching in personality psychology, organizational and industrial psychology, psychology of addiction/abuse.

Research interests

I am conducting research on psychological risk factors associated with adolescent substance use and examine factors that increase the risk of developing abuse and dependence. The purpose of my research is to increase awareness of psychological mechanisms concerning why some young people experiment with drugs and why some of them will continue use and develop dependence and/or abuse.

Current research

I plan to complete my thesis "Psychological Risk Factors Associated with Substance Use in adolescents" in 2012.

Selected publications

Gunnarsson, M., Gustavsson, J, P,. Tengström, A,. Franck, J,. Fahlke, C,. (2008). Personality traits and their associations with substance use among adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 356-360.

Gustavsson, J. P., Eriksson, A. K., Hilding, A., Gunnarsson, M., & Östensson, C. G. (2008). Measurement invariance of personality traits from a five-factor model perspective: Multi-group confirmatory factor analyses of the HP5 inventory. Scandinavian Journal of Psychiatry, 49, 459–467.