Benjamin Claréus

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Psychology


My research focuses on the discontinuation of deliberate self-harm between ages 15 to 25. Specifically, I investigate which factors contribute to the discontinuation of self-harm, and the well-being and mental health of young adults who self-injured as youth. I work with both qualitative and quantitative methodologies from a critical realist perspective. This means that I assume that there are behaviours that harms one's body, but their meaning, importance and definition must be examined and challenged on both the individual and societal level. My dissertation is part of the longitudinal project Självkänsla och Livssituation hos unga vuxna (SOL-2, link to the Swedish webpage).

Previosuly, I have conducted research on how individuals living with chronic pain are affected by their relationships with healthcare professionals and the Swedish social insurance system.


In addition to my PhD research, I am teaching qualitative and quantitative methodology, including philosophical, theorethical, ethical and practial perspectives. As a PhD student I cannot supervise theses. However, if you are interested in my topic and are a student on the master's or clinical psychologist programme, you can always contact me and maybe we can work something out.

Recent research outputs

Daiva Daukantaité, Lars-Gunnar Lundh, Margit Wångby Lundh, Benjamin Claréus, Jonas Bjärehed & Zhou, Y., 2019 Mar 29, Department of Psychology, Lund University. 20 p. (Lund Psychological Reports; vol. 19, no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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