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

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, school, education, clinical programs, quantitative methods, statistics, developmental psychology/science, 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 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, positive psychology, pedagogic psychology, personality psychology, work psychology, gerontology, person-oriented methodology, developmental learning theories, statistics, research methods and design, and statistics. Lectures and seminars vary from general and major 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 studies. Trost has advised and examined many student theses ranging from undergraduate to doctoral levels within the disciplines of child and youth studies, psychology, hälsa, 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

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

Child and Youth Health, Well-being, and School Adjustment

The 21 Swedish junior high school study project (SPAN)

Doctoral projects

Positive youth development, Shahram Mansoory


Last updated: November 3, 2020

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