Mirka Hintsanen



102 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 1142 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 66 citations. The author has a h-index of 19.00. (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. My doctoral thesis examined work stress and atherosclerosis. Since then I moved to examining e.g. personality traits as predictors of health and well-being, development of personality, acute and chronic stress, gene x environment interactions, intergenerational transmission of factors like parent - child relationship qualities. Currently I am especially interested in compassion and its development.

Research interests

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

Research visits

  • Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Australia