Jan-Erik Lönnqvist


    Research areas

  • 515 Psychology - Values and attitudes, Personality, Moral Psychology, Political Psychology

Description of research and teaching

My research focuses on two themes. One is individual differences in personality traits and personal values. How should these constructs be understood, how are they manifest in social behavior, how do they influence one’s life course and how are they influenced by life events? Another major theme is moral psychology. Within this area I have focused on conformity, hypocrisy, altruism, empathy, and various experimental economics games, such as the prisoner’s dilemma. More recently I have started moving more in the direction of political psychology, in which moral intuitions and emotions are receiving more research attention. Throughout my research, I have been interested in how individual differences and situational factors together create and shape social behavior over the life course. 



Latest publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    The contribution of religiosity to ideology: Empirical evidences from five continents

    Caprara, G. V., Vecchione, M., Schwartz, S., Lönnqvist, J-E. & Verkasalo, M. J. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Cross-Cultural Research.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Value change in men and women entering parenthood: New mothers' value priorities shift towards Conservation values

    Lönnqvist, J-E., Leikas, S. & Verkasalo, M. 2018 In : Personality and Individual Differences. 120, p. 47-51 5 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  3. Basic Values, Ideological Self-Placement, and Voting: A Cross-Cultural Study

    Caprara, G. V., Vecchione, M., Schwartz, S. H., Schoen, H., Bain, P. G., Silvester, J., Cieciuch, J., Pavlopoulos, V., Bianchi, G., Kirmanoglu, H., Baslevent, C., Mamali, C., Manzi, J., Katayama, M., Posnova, T., Tabernero, C., Torres, C., Verkasalo, M., Lonnqvist, J-E., Vondrakova, E. & Giovanna Caprara, M. Oct 2017 In : Cross-Cultural Research. 51, 4, p. 388-411 24 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. European Conference on Personality 2018 (Event)

    Lönnqvist, J. (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Stockholm University (External organisation)

    Lönnqvist, J. (Board member)

    Activity: MembershipAssessment of candidates for academic posts

  3. Svenska Vetenskapsrådet (External organisation)

    Lönnqvist, J. (Board member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in review committee

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Psykologian tohtori

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