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Paul Johan Karlsen

Paul Johan Karlsen, Norwegian psychologist, researcher, writer. Achievements include research in human memory. Recipient award, Thanks to Scandinavia Foundation, 2001, Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland award, American-Scandinavian Foundation, 2001; fellow, Norwegian Research Council, since 2004; grantee, Lise and Arnfinn Heje’s Fund, 2000-2001, Norwegian Research Council, 2000-2001; scholar, Fulbright Foundation, 2000-2002.


  • Karlsen, Paul Johan was born on June 27, 1975 in Bodø, Nordland, Norway. Son of Hans and Else Regine Karlsen.

  • Education

    • Student, Fribourg University, Switzerland, 1998. Bachelor in Psychology and Philosophy, University Oslo, 2000. Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University Oslo, 2004.

      Master of Arts in Psychology, New York University, 2002.


    • Freelance journalist Nordlandsposten, Bodø, Norway, 1991—1997. Postdoctoral fellow, department psychology University Oslo, 2004—2007. Visiting scholar, department psychology New York University, 2004—2007.

      Researcher, department psychology University Tromso, since 2007. Editor-in-chief Journal Norwegian Psychological Association, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in human memory.


    • How To Improve Your Memory, Habits & Concentration: Live Rich (Volume 4)
    • How to Improve Your Memory, Habits & Concentration - Book 4 of the Live Rich series Shows you how your Habits can help you forward instead of holding you back - how you can use and control your imagination - how to cultivate and increase your willpower - improve your powers of concentration and attention, and thus, develop better memory, greater ability to reason soundly, judge wisely and plan skillfully.
    • Author: Daimler, 2002, How to Improve Your Memory, 2004, (book) What is Memory, 2008. Contributor articles to professional journals, columns in newspapers.


    Member of Cognitive Neurosci. Society, Norwegian Association Research Workers, The Society North-Norwegian Authors, Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association, The Norwegian Writers' Center, European Society Cognitive Psychology, Psi Chi.


    • Life partner Leo Andre Bull, November 23, 1976.
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    Born June 27, 1975
    (age 42)
    • 1998
      Fribourg University
    • 2004
      University Oslo
    • 2002
      New York University
    • 1991 - 1997
      Freelance journalist Nordlandsposten
      Bodø, Nordland, Norway
    • 2004 - 2007
      postdoctoral fellow
    • 2004 - 2007
      visiting scholar
    • 2007