Stockholm university

Kari Trost

About me

Associate Professor

Senior lecturer


Person-oriented methodology, quantitative profiling, IPA, mixed method approaches,  parent-child relationship, clinical programs, child rights, family rights, developmental science, youth perspective, identity development, social interactions, youth contexts


Has specific expert knowledge in the areas of

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

Has extensive experience in teaching in the following areas: Social psychology, developmental psychology/developmental science, pedagogical psychology, statistics, research methods and design. Lectures and seminars vary from major and micro perspectives within these mentioned areas. Trost has specific expertise in: person-oriented methodological approaches, unique cohorts/profiling using longitudinal and sequential research design, and holistic theoretical frameworks. Course responsibilities vary from undergraduate to advanced graduate and postgraduate studies. Trost has advised and examined many student theses ranging from undergraduate to doctoral levels within the disciplines of child and youth studies, psychology, health/medicine, pedagogy, and special education.