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Ann Frisén


Ann Frisén
+46 31 786 1645

Room number: 427
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Ann Frisén

Ann Frisén (previously Ann Erling) is a Licensed Psychologist since 1995. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Gothenburg in 1999, the title of thesis was: ‘Psychological development in children of short stature’. She is a professor of psychology at the University of Gothenburg since 2009. Ann Frisén is also a member of the management committee of COST action COST Action IS1210 Appearance matters – tackling the physical and psychosocial consequences of dissatisfaction with appearance.

Ann has been teaching and coordinating courses among several of the educations given at the department. Her teaching has mainly concerned developmental psychology and dissertation work in the psychologist program.

Research interests
Ann’s primary research interests are in the area of developmental psychology, especially: bullying (mainly cyberbullying), body image and identity. Ann is part of the research group
Gothenburg Research unit on Youth Development (GReY)

Current research
Some of the research projects are listed below:
GoLD - Gothenburg Longitudinal study of Development
GREEN - Gothenburg Research on Ethnicity-related Experiences and Narratives
MoS - Mobbning och Skola (Bullying and School)
AKTION MOT NÄTMOBBNING – en utvärdering av en intervention mot nätmobbning (Action against cyberbullying – an intervention)



Latest publications

Barns psykologiska utveckling – från nyfödd till skola
Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén
Förskolan och barns utveckling: Grundbok för förskollärare. Andra reviderade upplgan., Malmö, Gleerups Utbildning AG, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

High school students’ suggestions for supporting younger pupils counteract cyberbullying
Sofia Berne, Ann Frisén, Josephine Oskarsson
Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Journal article 2020
Journal article

"Being stuck between two worlds": Identity configurations of occupational and family identities.
Fanny Gyberg, Ann Frisén, Moin Syed
Identity. An International Journal of Theory and Research, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Systematic review of body image measures
Johanna Kling, Linda Kwakkenbos, Phillippa Diedrichs, Nichola Rumsey, Ann Frisén et al.
Body image, Review article 2019
Review article

Cyberbullying in Childhood and Adolescence: Assessment, Negative Consequences and Prevention Strategies
Sofia Berne, Ann Frisén, Jesper Berne
Policing Schools: School Violence and the Juridification of Youth, Switzerland, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

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Adolescent identity formation: A Swedish study of identity status using the EOM-EIS-II
Susanne Bergh, Ann Erling
ADOLESCENCE, Journal article 2005
Journal article

Philip Hwang, Ann Frisén
Vår tids psykologi, Stockholm, Natur och kultur, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

Body-esteem in Swedish 10-year-old children. Eating Disorders 2005.
Ann Erling, Philip Hwang
The 7th London international eating disorders conference. London, Conference paper 2005
Conference paper

Adolescent identity formation: a Swedish study of identity status using the EOM-EIS-II
Ann Erling, S Bergh
Adolescence, Magazine article 2005
Magazine article


Body-esteem in Swedish 10-year old children.
Ann Erling, Philip Hwang
Perceptual and Motor Skills, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Why do some children of short stature develop psychologically well while others have problems?
Ann Erling
Growth Hormone Update: From Basic Research to Novel Clinical Applications, Venice, CA, Conference contribution 2004
Conference contribution

Children bullied and teased over appearance: Relationships with height, weight and body image
Ann Erling
The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Ghent, Belgium, Poster 2004

Why do some children of short stature develop psychologically well while others have problems?
Ann Erling
European Journal of Endocrinology, Journal article 2004
Journal article

Swedish 10-year old children’s perceptions and experiences of bullying.
Ann Erling, Philip Hwang
Journal of School Violence, Journal article 2004
Journal article


Quality of life assessment in children
Ann Erling
Expert meeting on Fabry Disease, Cadiz, Spain, Conference contribution 2003
Conference contribution

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