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Saga Pardede

Assistant Professor

C5040 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 9, Grimstad )

Research interests

Social Cognition and how it plays into one's learning, development and social interactions. For example, the self concept and social identity. 

The relationship between emotion, interpersonal relationships, and appraisals

Social Learning Theory in reference to motivation, behavioural and emotions.

Experiential Learning and Reflection towards meaning-making.

Pedagogy as transmission and dialogue - Democratic Education (education as a social function).

Courses and teaching

2021: Guest Lecturer, Democracy and Education, PED432-1/240-1 Masters and Bachelor Programme in Education, Faculty of Humanities and Education, UiA.

Work experience

2019 - present: PhD Research Scholar, University of Agder.

2022: Research Assistant, ValiDe-Value in Democracy Education, Erasmus+ co-funded project.

2021 - 2022: Research Consultant, Mothers in Science, NGO.

2020 - 2021: UiAdoc Representative Body, Events and Activities Coordinator, University of Agder, Norway.

2017 - 2019: Kindergarten Teacher, Englisch-Deutchse Eltern initiative Germany.

2016 - 2017: International Tutor, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


PhD Project: The active and passive form is a social phenomenon motivated by the emotional and social psychological relationship based on the need of 'acceptance' and 'belongingness'.

Selected publications

Pardede, Saga; Gausel, Nicolay & Høie, Magnhild (2021). Revisiting the “The Breakfast Club”: Testing Different Theoretical Models of Belongingness and Acceptance (and Social Self-Representation). Frontiers in Psychology . ISSN 1664-1078.  11 . doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.604090


Scientific publications

  • Xanthopoulou, Themis Dimitra; Pardede, Saga; Prinz, Andreas (2021). Bully-proofing a learning environment.

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