Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair

Professor Department of Psychology

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Background and activities

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Bendixen, Mons; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2014) Revisiting judgment of strategic self-promotion and competitor derogation tactics. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
  • Bendixen, Mons; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Kristiansen, Willy; Buss, David M.. (2014) Jealousy: Evidence of comparably strong sex Differences using forced Choice and continuous measures paradigms. 26th Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference - Program and Abstracts.
  • Hagen, Roger; Hjemdal, Odin; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Solem, Stian; Ryum, Truls; Wells, Adrian; Nordahl, Hans Morten. (2014) Understanding Depressive Symptoms in a Metacognitive Perspective. Could Mediation Analyses of Positive and Negative Metabeliefs Support the Theoretical Foundation of MCT?. EABCT 2014 - Programme.
  • Hattori, Wallisen Tadashi; Castro, Felipe Nalon; Lopes, Fivia de Araujo; Grøntvedt, Trond Viggo; Mehmetoglu, Mehmet; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Bendixen, Mons. (2014) Adolescent Mate Choice Project: A Comparison between Brazil and Norway. 26th Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference - Program and Abstracts.
  • Hjemdal, Odin; Hagen, Roger; Nordahl, Henrik; Solem, Stian; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Ryum, Truls; Wells, Adrian; Nordahl, Hans Morten. (2014) Comorbid Depressive Disorders: An Open Trial Using MCT. EABCT 2014 - Programme.
  • Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2014) Evolutionary Psychopathology and Life History: A Clinician’s Perspective. Psychological Inquiry. volum 25.
  • Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Bendixen, Mons; Buss, David M.. (2014) Sexual regrets: tests of possible explanations of sex differences. 26th Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference - Program and Abstracts.
  • Grøntvedt, Trond Viggo; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2013) Age preferences in a gender egalitarian society. The Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology. volum 7 (3).
  • Hjemdal, Odin; Hagen, Roger; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Solem, Stian; Wells, Adrian; Nordahl, Hans Morten. (2013) Metacognition as predictors of outcome in a randomized controlled treatment trial of GAD and their relationship with resilience. Second International Conference of Metacognitive Therapy - Programme and Abstracts.
  • Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Mehmetoglu, Mehmet; Grøntvedt, Trond Viggo. (2013) Factors predicting the probability of women initiating sex in relationships. Human Behavior & Evolution Society - Program.
  • Solem, Stian; Hagen, Kristen; Hansen, Bjarne; Vogel, Patrick A.; Hagen, Roger; Hjemdal, Odin; Wells, Adrian; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Nordahl, Hans Morten. (2013) Metacognition in generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder and relationship with treatment outcome. Second International Conference of Metacognitive Therapy - Programme and Abstracts.
  • Hattori, Wallisen Tadashi; Grøntvedt, Trond Viggo; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2012) On Human Sociosexual Orientation and Mate value. The 14th conference on Social and Community psychology - Conference abstracts.
  • Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Bendixen, Mons. (2012) Sociosexuality as predictor of sexual harassment and coercion in female and male high school students. Evolution and human behavior. volum 33 (5).
  • Bendixen, Mons; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2011) Judgment of the effectiveness of competitor derogation and strategic self-promotion in world's most egalitarian culture. Human behavior & Evolution Society - 23rd Annual Conference 2011- Collection of abstracts.
  • Grøntvedt, Trond Viggo; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2011) Mate value, current partner and ideal partners in a gender egalitarian society. Human behavior & Evolution Society - 23rd Annual Conference 2011- Collection of abstracts.
  • Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2011) Treating Biophobia: Exposure to a Few Relevant Findings from Behavioural Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology and a Critique of Maladaptive Avoidance (aka ‘social reductionism’). Genetic Brainwash Conference on issues raised in the TV-series `Hjernevask`.
  • Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen; Nordeide, Julia Jin Ese; Andreassen, Silje; Strønen, Johanne; Pallesen, Ståle. (2011) Sex Differences in Jealousy: A Study from Norway. Nordic Psychology. volum 63 (1).
  • Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2011) Children’s Risky Play from an Evolutionary Perspective: The Anti-Phobic Effects of Thrilling Experiences. Evolutionary Psychology. volum 9 (2).
  • Grøntvedt, Trond Viggo; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2010) Individuelle adaptive forskjeller: Evolusjonær Personlighetspsykologi. Psykologisk tidsskrift.
  • Grøntvedt, Trond Viggo; Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen. (2010) Mate value, current partner and ideal partners. The 12th Coference on Social and Community Psychology - Programme, Conference abstracts, List of participants.

Postal address

Department of Psychology Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway