Mirka Hintsanen



130 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 1748 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 100 citations. The author has a h-index of 22.00. (Web of Science)


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

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Research visits

  • Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia