Mirka Hintsanen

PhD

Professor
Psychology

120 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 1377 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 78 citations. The author has a h-index of 21.00. (Web of Science)

Biography

My research interests are related to several areas of psychology spanning from personality and developmental psychology to health, work and educational psychology. I began my career by examining work stress and atherosclerosis. Since then I moved to examining personality traits as predictors of health and well-being, development of personality, acute and chronic stress, gene x environment interactions, and intergenerational transmission psychosocial factors such as parent - child relationship qualities. Currently, I am especially interested in compassion, its development and outcomes. I conduct multidisciplinary research in collaboration with colleagues from differend fields like psychiatry, medicine, genetics, neurology and educational sciences.

Research interests

  • Compassion
  • Personality psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Work and organizational psychology
  • Educational psychology

Research visits

  • Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia