Hege Kristin Ringnes

Hege Kristin Ringnes' Public Defense

Hege Kristin Ringnes will give her public defence for the degree of PhD Friday 29 May 2020.


29.05.2020 - 12:15 to 16:00

The topic of the thesis is:

Emotion regulation strategies and future prospects among Jehova’s Witnesses:
A qualitative study of Norwegian members of an end-time focused religious group.

A summary of the thesis (scientific abstract) can be read here.
The thesis itself (pdf) is available by request within 27 May to phd@mf.no

Ordinary examiners will be professor dr. Sebastian Murken, Marburg (1), and professor dr. Valerie DeMarinis, Uppsala (2). Professor dr. Jan-Olav Henriksen is the third member of the examination committee. The public defense will be chaired by rector Vidar L. Haanes.

The trial lecture will be recorded and made available here on Wednesday 27 May.
Given topic of the lecture:

Psychological perspectives on religious membership/participation:
What do psychologists know about gains and costs?

Digital event
The trial lecture and the public defense will be in English and will be held digitally because of the corona-virus. The public defense will be held on Zoom.

The Zoom-webinar will be open from 11:30. The defense will start at 12:15.

Ex auditorio-questions
The chair of defense will invite to ex auditorio-questions as normal.
This is possible in Zoom by writing in the chat.

All requests are to be given 5 minutes before the set time for the start of the second and concluding examination. The moderator of the defense admits questions. The regulations specify that this is to be relatively short and precise/pointed questions to the PhD thesis under discussion or to aspects of it.

More information
For more information on Zoom-technicalities, contact : it@mf.no or tel. +47 22590541.

For more information on the defense itself, contact PhD-coordinator Nils Aksel Røsæg: nils.a.rosag@mf.no or tel. +47 90140079.

More general information on digital disputation in general, see also information from UiO or UHR.