Benjamin Claréus

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Psychology

Research

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.

Teaching

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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