Migration as a research field: Unanswered questions and relevance for psychology

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I have often been struck by the near-absence of psychologists in interdisciplinary migration research. There seem to be so many areas where psychologists could contribute to understanding migration processes. And contributions in the other direction seem equally valuable, since migration and transnational ties is often relevant to psychologists’ clinical work. I had the opportunity to raise these issues at an event in Oslo in March 2017, and here is the recording of my presentation.

The presentation was part of the seminar PSYOPS Migration and Psychology: Research on Migration and Clinical Work with Refugees , an event organized by Psychology Students without Borders under the auspices of a partnership between the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo.