University, National University of Science and Technology, is a well-recognized university in Norway and abroad.
The Department of Psychology is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and is an international arena for research and education in Psychology covering a variety of disciplines such as Cognitive, Biological, Personality, Developmental and Social Psychology.
The department currently teaches more than 1300 students.
The Department of Psychology is engaged in research across a broad range of disciplines and provides a high quality research environment for staff and students. The Department has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and participates in both national and international collaborative projects. In the Communication, Contemplation and Wellbeing (CCW)
research group we are studying various forms of communication, including face-to-face and mediated communication, transformative learning, at individual, organizational, and community levels. We approach the study of communication from multiple perspectives which allows for integrating interpretive, critical, cultural, structural, discourse analytical and existential approaches. Moreover, we are focusing on self-reflection, consciousness, and contemplative practices, as resources for human transformation. We are interested in studying contemplative practices like mindfulness meditation and yoga that recently have become increasingly widespread in many parts the world. The CCW research group is addressing how such practices can be resources for human growth and transformation, and the way they relate to more general human search for happiness, well-being and living a meaningful life.