Mette Ranta

Mette Ranta

Associate Professor (Title of Docent), educational psychology, University Researcher

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5)




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Description of research and teaching

I am an Associate Professor (Title of Docent) and University Researcher at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in the Strategic Research Council founded DigiConsumers research consortium. I have also worked as post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty with an independent research grant (Eino Jutikkala Fund of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters). My research field is in educational and developmental psychology, and my research work is focused on the themes of life course transition to adutlhood, financial capability and financial independence, and agency. 

Education information

PhD (psychology), 2015, Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä. Doctoral dis. accepted with distinction.

M.Soc.Sc. (sociology), 2008, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.


Education/Academic qualification

Educational Psychology, Associate Professor (Title of Docent), Department of Education

Award Date: 13 Jun 2022

PhD (psychology), Psykologian laitos, Jyväskylän yliopisto

Award Date: 24 Aug 2015

External positions

Post-doctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä

Sept 2015Jun 2018

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 515 Psychology
  • 5141 Sociology
  • 5144 Social psychology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.