Hege Kristin Ringnes

Hege Kristin Ringnes' doktorgradsprøver

Hege Kristin Ringnes forsvarer sin doktoravhandling fredag 29. mai 2020 kl 12.15.


29.05.2020 - 12:15 til 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.

Given topic of the trial 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 digital room 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.
Requests for questions ex auditorio must be written in the chat.
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
Problems with log-on and Zoom can be addressed to MF’s IT-department: it@mf.no. 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.

Read more: 
Paper 1: Ringnes, H. K., Stålsett, G., Hegstad, H., & Danbolt, L. J. (2017). "Emotional forecasting of happiness: Emotion regulation strategies among members of end-time focused Jehovah's Witnesses." Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 39, 312-343. doi:10.1163/15736121-12341341 https://journals.sagepub.com/action/doSearch?AllField=%22emotional+forec...

Paper 2: Ringnes, H. K., & Hegstad, H. (2016). "Refusal of medical blood transfusions among Jehovah's Witnesses: Emotion regulation of the dissonance of saving and sacrificing life." Journal of Religion & Health, 55(5), 1672-1687. doi:10.1007/s10943-016-0236-5 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10943-016-0236-5

Paper 3: Ringnes, H. K., Demmrich, S., Hegstad, H., Stålsett, G., & Danbolt, L. J. (2019). "End time and emotions: Emotion regulation functions of eschatological expectations among Jehovah's Witnesses in Norway." Journal of Empirical Theology, 32, 105-137. doi:10.1163/15709256-12341385 https://brill.com/view/journals/jet/32/1/article-p105_5.xml?language=en