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Sandgren, M. (2019). Exploring personality and musical self-perceptions among vocalists and instrumentalists at music colleges. Psychology of Music, 47(4), 465-482
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring personality and musical self-perceptions among vocalists and instrumentalists at music colleges
2019 (English)In: Psychology of Music, ISSN 0305-7356, E-ISSN 1741-3087, Vol. 47, no 4, p. 465-482Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
instrumentalists, musical self-perceptions, music students, personality, vocalists
National Category
Psychology Music
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34820 (URN)10.1177/0305735618761572 (DOI)000471889600001 ()2-s2.0-85044953813 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-04-03 Created: 2018-04-03 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, M. (2019). How modes of instrumental practice are distributed in three musical genres and among vocalists and instrumentalists at music colleges. Psychology of Music, 47(5), 767-778
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How modes of instrumental practice are distributed in three musical genres and among vocalists and instrumentalists at music colleges
2019 (English)In: Psychology of Music, ISSN 0305-7356, E-ISSN 1741-3087, Vol. 47, no 5, p. 767-778Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
emotions, instrumentalists, music students, practice, vocalists
National Category
Psychology Music
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34962 (URN)10.1177/0305735618765299 (DOI)000478087200011 ()2-s2.0-85070317539 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-05-15 Last updated: 2019-08-23Bibliographically approved
Dimdins, G., Sandgren, M. & Montgomery, H. (2016). Psychological variables underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy: A comparative study between Sweden and Latvia. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 57(5), 437-445
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychological variables underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy: A comparative study between Sweden and Latvia
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 57, no 5, p. 437-445Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines in detail the psychological variables underlying ideological political orientation, and structure and contents of this orientation, in Sweden and Latvia. Individual political orientation is conceptualized on two dimensions: acceptance vs. rejection of social change and acceptance vs. rejection of inequality. Swedish (N = 320) and Latvian (N = 264) participants completed measures of political orientation, Social Dominance Orientation (SDO), Right Wing Authoritarianism (RWA), self vs. other orientation, tolerance for ambiguity, humanism and normativism, core political values, system justification, as well as moral foundations questionnaire and portrait values questionnaire. The results showed that the relation among the measured variables was similar in both samples. Swedish participants showed stronger endorsement of egalitarian attitudes and social values, whereas we found more self-enhancing and socially conservative values and attitudes among the Latvian participants.

National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30689 (URN)10.1111/sjop.12314 (DOI)000383707800009 ()27481632 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84979985966 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2016-08-04 Created: 2016-08-04 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, M., Montgomery, H. & Dimdins, G. (2015). A comparative study of psychological mechanisms underlying political orientation in an old and a new democracy. In: 2015 Program The Society for Personality and Social psychology 16th Annual Convention: Long Beach, February 26-18, 2015. Paper presented at The 16th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social psychology (SPSP), Long beach, CA., USA, February 26-28, 2015. (pp. 505).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A comparative study of psychological mechanisms underlying political orientation in an old and a new democracy
2015 (English)In: 2015 Program The Society for Personality and Social psychology 16th Annual Convention: Long Beach, February 26-18, 2015, 2015, p. 505-Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26776 (URN)705/42/2012 (Local ID)705/42/2012 (Archive number)705/42/2012 (OAI)
Conference
The 16th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social psychology (SPSP), Long beach, CA., USA, February 26-28, 2015.
Projects
Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A056-12
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved
Montgomery, H., Gustafsson, P., Sandgren, M. & Dimdins, G. (2015). Temporal distance and the perception of political proposals in terms of their favorability, feasibility and desirability. In: 2015 Program The Society for Personality and Social psychology 16th Annual Convention: Long Beach, February 26-18, 2015. Paper presented at The 16th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social psychology (SPSP), Long beach, CA., USA, February 26-28, 2015. (pp. 56).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Temporal distance and the perception of political proposals in terms of their favorability, feasibility and desirability
2015 (English)In: 2015 Program The Society for Personality and Social psychology 16th Annual Convention: Long Beach, February 26-18, 2015, 2015, p. 56-Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Fifty-one university college students were presented with 10 political proposals, recently advanced in Sweden. For each participant, each of the 10 proposals  was described as being implemented in the near future and in a more distant future. The participants were asked to judge the proposals in terms of their favorability, desirability, and feasibility. In line with Construal Level Theory (CLT, Trope & Liberman, 2010), it was found that feasibility better predicted favorability of close future proposals (as compared to temporally distant proposals) whereas the opposite pattern was found for desirability.  Also in line with CLT, correlational data suggested that participants to a larger extent as compared to the near future tailored their representations of the distant future such that feasibility co-varied positively with the desirability of a proposal, suggesting an optimism bias. Presumably, this was possible because feasibility is less concrete and more malleable for more distant events.

National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26775 (URN)705/42/2012 (Local ID)705/42/2012 (Archive number)705/42/2012 (OAI)
Conference
The 16th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social psychology (SPSP), Long beach, CA., USA, February 26-28, 2015.
Projects
Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A056-12
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved
Dimdins, G., Sandgren, M. & Montgomery, H. (2014). A two-dimensional model for measurement of political orientation. In: On conference website: . Paper presented at The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), July 8-13th Paris, France..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A two-dimensional model for measurement of political orientation
2014 (English)In: On conference website, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although often measured on a single right-left (or conservative-liberal) continuum, individual political orientation can be conceptualized as consisting of at least two orthogonal dimensions. The first is acceptance vs. rejection of social change, and the second is acceptance vs. rejection of inequality. We propose a theoretical model where the former dimension is represented as acceptance vs. avoidance of uncertainty, and the latter dimension is represented as tough mindedness vs. empathy. The former axis corresponds to the conservation vs. openness to change dimension in the Schwartz's (1992) value model; the latter axis corresponds to the self-enhancement vs. self-transcendence dimension. Two secondary axes represent the possible combinations of the variables defining the primary axes. Tough mindedness in combination with uncertainty avoidance result in high system justification, whereas empathy in combination with uncertainty acceptance represents low system justification. This axis corresponds to the self-protection vs. growth dimension of the refined Schwartz et al. (2011) value model. Tough mindedness in combination with uncertainty acceptance results in preference for self-reliance, whereas the opposite combination represents preference for dependence on others. This axis corresponds to the personal vs. social focus of the Schwartz et al. (2011) value model. Participants (N = 287) completed both one-dimensional and two-dimensional measures of political orientation, measures of social dominance orientation, right wing authoritarianism, system justification, need for cognitive closure, moral motives, values, dependence on others, and a number of political attitude measures. Multidimensional scaling supported the proposed model. The results show that the network of political beliefs and attitudes that represents individual political orientation can be largely reduced to the basic psychological variables of uncertainty avoidance and tough-mindedness, and that both dimensions of political orientation are separable not only theoretically, but also empirically. Our findings call for using two-dimensional measures of political orientation instead of one-dimensional measures (even in cultural contexts where both dimensions are highly correlated), because each dimension can be used to predict its own set of political beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.

National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26770 (URN)705/42/2012 (Local ID)705/42/2012 (Archive number)705/42/2012 (OAI)
Conference
The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), July 8-13th Paris, France.
Projects
Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A056-12
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, M., Dimdins, G. & Montgomery, H. (2014). An empirical test of a two-dimensional model of political orientation: Disentangling the liberal-conservative continuum. In: : . Paper presented at The 17th European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), July 9-12th, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An empirical test of a two-dimensional model of political orientation: Disentangling the liberal-conservative continuum
2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Individual political orientation can be conceptualized on two dimensions: acceptance vs. rejection of social change and acceptance vs. rejection of inequality. We propose a theoretical model where the orthogonal primary axes represent acceptance vs. avoidance of uncertainty, and tough mindedness vs. empathy, respectively. The former axis corresponds to the conservation-openness to change dimension in the Schwartz's (1992) value model; the latter axis corresponds to the self-enhancement vs. self-transcendence dimension. Two secondary axes represent the possible combinations of the variables defining the primary axes. Tough mindedness in combination with uncertainty avoidance result in high system justification, whereas empathy in combination with uncertainty acceptance represents low system justification. This axis corresponds to the growth vs. self-protection dimension of the refined Schwartz et al. (2011) value model. Tough mindedness in combination with uncertainty acceptance results in preference for self-reliance, whereas the opposite combination represents preference for dependence on others. This axis corresponds to the social vs. personal focus of the Schwartz et al. (2011) value model. Participants (N = 287) completed measures of SDO, RWA, system justification, NFC, moral motives, values, dependence, and a number of political attitude measures. Multidimensional scaling supported the proposed model. The results show that the social and economic aspects of political orientation are both theoretically and empirically separable, and can be at least partially explained with the importance of basic values. The model allows a deeper analysis of individual political orientation beyond a simple liberal-conservative division.

National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26777 (URN)705/42/2012 (Local ID)705/42/2012 (Archive number)705/42/2012 (OAI)
Conference
The 17th European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), July 9-12th, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Projects
Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A056-12
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, M. (2014). Creativity - The missing link between critical and future-oriented thinking in higher education. In: : . Paper presented at International Consortium and Educational Development (ICED), Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-18, 2014..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creativity - The missing link between critical and future-oriented thinking in higher education
2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26771 (URN)
Conference
International Consortium and Educational Development (ICED), Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-18, 2014.
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, M. (2014). Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a newdemocracy: A comparative study between Sweden and Latvia. In: : . Paper presented at CBEES Annual conference 2014, December 4-5.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a newdemocracy: A comparative study between Sweden and Latvia
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26768 (URN)
Conference
CBEES Annual conference 2014, December 4-5
Projects
Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A056-12
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, M., Dimdins, G. & Montgomery, H. (2014). Testing a new theoretical model of political orientation: Findings beyond the simple liberal-conservative division. In: : . Paper presented at The 15th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), February 13-15th, 2014, Austin, Texas, USA..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Testing a new theoretical model of political orientation: Findings beyond the simple liberal-conservative division
2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Individual political orientation is primarily comprised of two dimensions: acceptance vs. rejection of social change and acceptance vs. rejection of inequality. We propose a theoretical model where the orthogonal primary axes represent both dimensions (corresponding to acceptance vs. avoidance of uncertainty, and tough mindedness vs. empathy, respectively). Two secondary axes represent the possible combinations of these psychological variables. Tough mindedness in combination with uncertainty avoidance result in pronounced system justification tendencies, whereas empathy in combination with uncertainty acceptance represent low system justification. Tough mindedness in combination with uncertainty acceptance results in preference for self-reliance, whereas the opposite combination represents preference for dependence on others. Participants (N = 287) completed measures of SDO, RWA, system justification, NFC, moral motives, values, dependence, and a number of political attitude measures. Multidimensional scaling supported the proposed model. The model allows a deeper analysis of individual political orientation beyond a simple liberal-conservative division.

To explain individual political orientation, we propose and successfully test a theoretical model where two primary dimensions of acceptance vs. avoidance of uncertainty, and tough mindedness vs. empathy are combined resulting in the secondary dimensions of high vs. low system justification, and high vs. low dependence on others.

National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26774 (URN)705/42/2012 (Local ID)705/42/2012 (Archive number)705/42/2012 (OAI)
Conference
The 15th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), February 13-15th, 2014, Austin, Texas, USA.
Projects
Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A056-12
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved
Projects
Psychological mechanisms underlying political orientations in an old and a new democracy – A comparative study between Sweden and Latvia [A056-2012_OSS]; Södertörn University
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2056-0526

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