Benjamin Claréus

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Psychology


My research focuses on the discontinuation of nonsuicidal self-injury between the ages of 15 to 25. Specifically, I examine what contributes to the discontinuation of self-injury, and perceptions of mental health and well-being among young adults who previously self-injured. I work with both qualitative and quantitative methodologies from a critical realist perspective. This means that I assume that there are behaviours that cause injury to one's body, but the  meaning, importance and definition of nonsuicidal self-injury and self-injurious behaviours 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).

Previously, 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 & Ya Zhou, 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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