Kari Trost

Universitetslektor, docent

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Works at Department of Child and Youth Studies
Telephone 08-120 762 17
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 21A
Room 411
Postal address Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies

Section for Child and Youth Studies

Senior lecturer in the section for Child and Youth Studies 


Person-oriented methodology, profiling, IPA, mixed method approaches,  parent-child relationship, developmental psychology, youth perspective, identity development, social interactions, youth consumerism


Is responsible for courses in Child and Youth studies and has specific expert knowledge in the areas of

  • Degree papers and theses
  • Social relationships within and outside the family
  • Developmental psychological theories
  • Learning theories
  • Identity & youth consumerism
  • Person-oriented methodology
  • Quantitative scientific methods
  • Positive child and youth development
  • Youth well-being and school adjustment

Has been teaching in the areas of social psychology, developmental psychology, positive psychology, personality psychology, work psychology, gerontology, person-oriented methodology, developmental learning theories, research methods and design, and statistics for many years. Lectures and seminars vary from general and major perspectives within the area of developmental psychology to specific person-oriented methodological approaches to study unique cohorts using a longitudinal and sequential research design. Trost has particular expertise in the area of person-oriented methodological approaches using a holistic research perspective. Courses responsibilities vary from undergraduate to advanced graduate studies. Trost has advised and examined many student theses ranging from undergraduate to doctoral levels within the disciplines of child and youth studies, psychology, and pedagogy.


Research projects (Selected)

Comparing Approaches to Reaching and Engaging Multiple Generation Families in Research on Health, Acculturation, and Positive Development: A Pilot Study on Sampling and Incentive Strategies

The Development of socioemotional competence in preschool through promotive strategies: PATHS

KUPOL – a study of the school environment’s importance for the mental health of adolescents

The 21 Swedish junior high school study project (SPAN)

Doctoral projects

Positive youth development, Shahram Mansoory


Last updated: March 4, 2020

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