Gunilla Preisler, porträtt. Foto: ORASIS/MÅ.

Gunilla Preisler

Professor emerita

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Works at Department of Psychology
Visiting address Frescati hagväg 8, 9, 12 B, 14
Postal address Psykologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2012. Helena Fatouros-Bergman (et al.). Schizophrenia Research and Treatment 2012, 1-6

    Thirty-two videorecorded interviews were conducted by two interviewers with eight patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Each patient was interviewed four times: three weekly interviews by the first interviewer and one additional interview by the second interviewer. 64 selected sequences where the patients were speaking about psychotic experiences were scored for facial affective behaviour with Emotion Facial Action Coding System (EMFACS). In accordance with previous research, the results show that patients diagnosed with schizophrenia express negative facial affectivity. Facial affective behaviour seems not to be dependent on temporality, since within-subjects ANOVA revealed no substantial changes in the amount of affects displayed across the weekly interview occasions. Whereas previous findings found contempt to be the most frequent affect in patients, in the present material disgust was as common, but depended on the interviewer. The results suggest that facial affectivity in these patients is primarily dominated by the negative emotions of disgust and, to a lesser extent, contempt and implies that this seems to be a fairly stable feature.

  • 2011. Helena Fatouros Bergman (et al.). Psychosis 3 (2), 148-150

    Background: Some patients diagnosed with schizophrenia display reduced amounts of negative facial affectivity during mutual gaze in everyday conversations with non-professionals. Aims: The aim was to confirm this finding in clinical interviews. Method: Thirty-two video-recorded clinical interviews were conducted with eight patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Selected sequences were coded for gaze behaviour and facial affective behaviour. Results: During mutual gaze, the patients showed as much negative facial affectivity as expected by chance. Previous findings were not confirmed. Conclusions: Findings suggests that the type of interview has importance for the facial affectivity in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia during mutual gaze.

  • 2011. Gunilla Preisler, Maria Midbøe. Läkartidningen 108 (50), 2649-2651

    Twenty years ago, the first cochlea implant operations were conducted on deaf children. Today, these children are teenagers and young adults. The aim of the study was to explore the first generation of cochlea implants users´ experience of participating in social interaction. A qualitative analysis of interviews with seven young persons showed that language development and perception of sounds were important in order to enable them taking part in social interaction. Other persons´ responses as well as their own personal motivation were other important factors. Some of the youngster primarily used speech in communication, others sign language. To be able to use sign language made them feel safe in participating in interpersonal communication and the development of sign language was considered as facilitating the development of spoken Swedish. The results confirm other studies in the field, indicating that participation in social interaction is a multi dimensional phenomena.

  • 2010. Gunilla Preisler. The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of infant development, 87-109

    Questions of how auditory, visual and combinations of sensory disorders and additional functional disabilities affect the development of communication and language in infancy, as well as socio-emotional development, are discussed in this chapter in the context of  current infant research.

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Last updated: November 30, 2018

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