Thore Langfeldt (born 30 September 1943) is a Norwegian psychologist and sexologist. He was born in Oslo,and is a trained psychologist at the University of Oslo from 1972. He is married and has three children, and is a specialist in clinical psychology and clinical sexology. He has been a practising a psychologist since 1983 and in 1989 he founded the Institute for Clinical Sexology and Therapy which he led until 2004. Together with Elsa Almås took Langfeldt in 1982 initiated the founding of the Norwegian Association for Clinical Sexology. He has also been a senior researcher at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies.
A psychologist studies normal and abnormal mental states, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by experimenting with, and observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.
Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city functioned as a co-official capital during the 1814 to 1905 Union between Sweden and Norway. In 1877, the city's name was respelled Kristiania in accordance with an official spelling reform – a change that was taken over by the municipal authorities only in 1897. In 1925 the city, after incorporating the village retaining its former name, was renamed Oslo.
The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Until 1 January 2016 it was the largest Norwegian institution of higher education in terms of size, now surpassed only by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries. In 2015, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it the 135th best university in the world and the seventh best in the Nordics. While in its 2016, Top 200 Rankings of European universities, the Times Higher Education listed the University of Oslo at 63rd, making it the highest ranked Norwegian university.
He is an internationally known psychologist, among other things, for his work with the child's sexual development, and teaches at several universities in Norway and abroad.[ citation needed ] He has written books: Sexologi (1993), Barns seksualitet (2000), and Erotikk og fundamentalisme. Fra mesopotamia til kvinnefronten (2005). In the 70 years he was active in paedphilia study group (Pedofil Arbeidsgruppe). A group who made basic field work in this topic. Langfeldt has witnessed in several criminal trials involving sexual assaults. He has been the therapist for Erik Andersen, known as The Pocket Man , and also testified to his defense during the trial in March 2010.
Sexology is the scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behaviors, and functions. The term sexology does not generally refer to the non-scientific study of sexuality, such as political science or social criticism.
The University of Bergen is a public university located in Bergen, Norway. The university today serves approximately 17,000 students, and is one of eight universities in Norway.
Milton Diamond is a Professor Emeritus of anatomy and reproductive biology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. After a career in the study of human sexuality, Diamond retired from the University in December 2009 but continues with his research and writing.
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Legal psychology involves empirical, psychological research of the law, legal institutions, and people who come into contact with the law. Legal psychologists typically take basic social and cognitive principles and apply them to issues in the legal system such as eyewitness memory, jury decision-making, investigations, and interviewing. The term "legal psychology" has only recently come into usage, primarily as a way to differentiate the experimental focus of legal psychology from the clinically-oriented forensic psychology.
Torstein Einang Eckhoff was a Norwegian civil servant and professor of law at the University of Oslo.
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Ray Milton Blanchard is an American-Canadian sexologist, best known for his research studies on transsexualism, pedophilia and sexual orientation. He found that men with more older brothers are more likely to be gay than men with fewer older brothers, a phenomenon he attributes to the reaction of the mother's immune system to male fetuses. Blanchard has also published research studies on phallometry and several paraphilias, including autoerotic asphyxia.
Evelin Gerda Lindner is a German-Norwegian medical doctor, psychologist, transdiciplinary scholar and author who is known for her theory of humiliation.
Åsmund Ragnar Reikvam is a Norwegian professor in medicine and former politician.
The Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies is a national, government-owned interdisciplinary research institute in Oslo, Norway, that is an affiliated institute of the University of Oslo. It is Norway's national research institution in violence and sexual abuse; disaster management, terrorism, armed conflicts and traumatic stress; and forced migration and refugee health research, and employs experts in psychology, psychiatry, social sciences and law. In addition to carrying out research the institute advises the Government of Norway in its areas of expertise and has some official emergency management functions at the national level. NKVTS has 101 employees.
Nora Louise Ahlberg is a Norwegian psychologist. She was Professor of Psychology at the University of Oslo and Director of the Psychosocial Centre for Refugees and later Director of the Norwegian Centre for Migration and Minority Health, a government agency that is now part of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Knut Peder Langfeldt was a Norwegian organizational worker and political science writer.
Gabriel Langfeldt was a Norwegian psychiatrist. He was a professor at the University of Oslo from 1940 to 1965. His publications centered on schizophrenia and forensic medicine. He was involved as an expert during the trial against Hamsun, and wrote a book about Quisling.
Margunn Bjørnholt is a Norwegian sociologist and economist. She is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS).
The Helicopter doctor case was a case of child sexual abuse in Norway that received broad media attention from 2010 to 2012. A physician from Hamar, Thor Aage Mathisen, was arrested in October 2010 and charged with sexually abusing several underage girls, including 7 cases of rape, and of blackmailing a number of men. At the time, he worked as a consultant at Innlandet Hospital and worked part-time as a helicopter doctor. He thus became known in the media as "the helicopter doctor." In 2011 he was convicted by Hedmarken District Court and again by Eidsivating Court of Appeal to 10 years preventive detention, to pay his victims 2,4 million NOK and deprived of his medical authorization on an indefinite basis. In March 2012 the Supreme Court of Norway rejected to hear his appeal. He served his sentence between 2011 and 2018, mostly in the high security Ila Detention and Security Prison outside Oslo, later in the Kroksrud Penal Labour Camp at Kløfta, and was released on probation in 2018 after serving over 7 years.
Lisbeth F.K. Holter Brudal is a Norwegian psychologist living in Oslo, Norway. She is particularly known for her pioneer work in the areas of birth psychology and communication.
Siri Thoresen is a Norwegian psychologist and an expert on military psychology. She is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies. Her research focuses on psychological trauma as a result of war, catastrophe and terrorism, including psychological trauma in military personnel, and on sexual abuse.
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Svein Mossige is a Norwegian psychologist. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Oslo and is noted for his research on violence against children and child sexual abuse.
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