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Ilmari Eerikki Määttänen

Master of science, PhD

  • PL 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)




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Information om forskning och undervisning

Currently I am a University Lecturer at the University of Helsinki. My teaching involves work psychology, personality psychology as well as health and welfare -related courses. I have started a new evolutionary psychology -course, which is arranged once every two years. I am also supervising master's theses and a doctoral thesis.

My most recent main research topic has been the Finnish concept of sisu, which describes perseverance against overwhealming odds. Sisu has been studied in my own small reasearch group in Academy of Finland-funded Sisu at Work and European social fund+ -funded Sisu in working life-projects. I have collaboration with multiple different research groups and researchers, which include evolutionary psychology, depression and student well-being, among others.

My other postdoctoral research has included studying the relationships of physiological stress-reactivity, psychological background variables and affects as well as performance. These were studied especially in the Tekes-funded PASTIME-project. The goal has been to maintain links to applied research. Methods have included laboratory research and mobile measurement and self-report devices (mobile stress measurement,. Side projects include research topics that are relevant in terms of evolutionary psychology and psychoneuroendocrinology.

The topic my PhD thesis was stress and long QT-syndrome. The stress reactivity of LQTS patients was tested with psychometric tests (temperament, personality, work stress). Outside the thesis, the LQTS patients' stress reactivity was also studied in a stress laboratory.

Utbildning / akademisk kvalifikation

Kognitiotiede, Filosofian maisteri

Psykologia, Filosofian tohtori


  • 515 Psykologi
  • 118 Biovetenskaper

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