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Research Interests


My research interests include studying students career expectations, dropout from school, and social mobility. I have studied problems in these areas using methods from psychology, sociology and related disciplines. Much of my work is educational in nature, and I have participated in empirical and experimental projects, including applications of various teaching methods in different learning settings.



RESEARCH 2016 - 2019

New Investigation of the career expectations
of  Icelandic Adolescents
May 2016 - A PILOT study was carried out in the last week of May 2016. Completed in the spring of 2017 and 2019.
Investigation of career expectations of 12th
graders and older individuals in the USA 
Spring 2017

Fall of 2018. Preliminary results

Fall of 2019. Preliminary results
Follow-up research on original 1983 study of the career expectations of Icelandic Adolescents
The spring and fall of 2019. Change in residence of individuals in research sample from 1983 to 2019.

One of the most popular areas of psychology is educational psychology. Educational psychology could be defined in a lot of different ways, but the basic idea is that it's a field that studies and applies theories and concepts from all of psychology in educational settings


Anyone who has experienced a classroom setting has been affected by the theories and techniques that come from this subfield of psychology.

My career has been in education for the last 45 years. I have worked as a teacher and a psychologist both in public and private practice.

My major field of study was educational psychology and my experience in teaching has opened new and interesting spheres that I would like to study.

In the coming year, I will carry out the second follow-up of a study of Icelandic students career choices that I conducted in 1983 (first follow-up in 1993). The purpose of the new study is to find out where the students are now in their careers.

A study on high school students in Pinellas County in Florida will be conducted in 2020.

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