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  • PL 54 (Unioninkatu 37), 2061



  • PL 4 (Fabianinkatu 24)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Ari Haukkala is University lecturer in social psychology and currently core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium of advanced studies (2019-2021). His research program focuses on three main areas, 1) psychosocial factors in health and well-being, 2) theory-based behavior change interventions, and 3) psychosocial aspects in genomic research.

His current research projects are related to genomics where the aim is examine how health related genetic information is understood among lay people and what people do with genetic information. He is involved with study by National institute of Health and welfare and Finnish Lynch syndrome study

EU funded PRECIOUS project examined how theory-based behavior change techniques are possible to embed to mhealth application. Current project is examining how behaviour science and health technology could improve uptake and maintanance of home dialysis.

Fields of Science

  • 5144 Social psychology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


Association of snus experimentation in late adolescence with daily cigarette smoking in early adulthood: A longitudinal study among Finnish men

Araneda, D., Korhonen, T., Laatikainen, T., Haukkala, A., Rose, R. & Kaprio, J., Aug 2020, In : Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 48, 6, p. 638-645 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Engaging Users in the Behavior Change Process With Digitalized Motivational Interviewing and Gamification: Development and Feasibility Testing of the Precious App

Nurmi, J., Knittle, K., Ginchev, T., Khattak, F., Helf, C., Zwickl, P., Castellano-Tejedor, C., Lusilla-Palacios, P., Costa-Requena, J., Ravaja, N. & Haukkala, A., 30 Jan 2020, In : JMIR mhealth and uhealth. 8, 1, 30 p., 12884.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Individual-, home- and preschool-level correlates of preschool children's sedentary time

Määttä, S., Konttinen, H., Figueiredo, R. A. D. O., Haukkala, A., Sajaniemi, N., Erkkola, M. & Roos, E., 7 Feb 2020, In : BMC Pediatrics. 20, 1, 14 p., 58.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Challenges and solutions for N-of-1 design studies in health psychology

Kwasnicka, D., Inauen, J., Nieuwenboom, W., Nurmi, J., Schneider, A., Short, C. E., Dekkers, T., Williams, A. J., Bierbauer, W., Haukkala, A. H., Picariello, F. & Naughton, F., 3 Apr 2019, In : Health Psychology Review. 13, 2, p. 163-178 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review



Preschool children’s sedentary behavior: The role of individual characteristics, home and preschool settings, and socioeconomic status

Ari Haukkala (Supervisor), & Hanna Konttinen (Supervisor)

9 Jun 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Nutrition knowledge and skills among young endurance athletes

Ari Haukkala (Pre-examiner)

7 Feb 2020

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Lay perspectives on risks of common diseases and secondary findings of genome sequencing

Ari Haukkala (Supervisor), & Hanna Konttinen (Supervisor)

15 Jun 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

University College London, Centre for Behaviour Change

Ari Haukkala (Visiting researcher)

1 Sep 201823 Dec 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Tatjana van Strien

Ari Haukkala (Host)

13 Aug 201822 Sep 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH