Sophie Lyngesen Kjærvik

I am a PhD candidate in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University (OSU). My research is focused on understanding how and why acts of aggression and violence occur in society, and how to prevent such socially destructive behavior through anger management and training. I explore these relationships using quantitative methods (e.g., meta-analytic reviews, laboratory experiments, online surveys).

Learn more about me on my About Me page. See my research and teaching experiences under Publications and Teaching, respectively.

Recent Publications

For a copy of any of the articles listed below, please feel free to email me through my website contact form.

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A Meta-Analytic Review of the Validity of the Tangram Help/Hurt Task (THHT)

Kjærvik, S. L., Saleem, M. , Velasquez, G. , Anderson, C. A. , & Bushman, B. J.

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

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Harming and shaming through naming: Examining why calling the coronavirus the “COVID-19 Virus,” not the “Chinese Virus,” matters.

Holt, L. F., Kjærvik, S. L., & Bushman, B. J.

Media Psychology

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Read and listen to my latest interviews

February 11, 2022

Real-world effects of calling COVID-19 “Chinese virus”

How a deadly virus is framed can have effects on how people are viewed and treated.

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August 5, 2021

Sophie Kjaervik, Ohio State University – Narcissism and Aggression

A 2-minute summary of our research findings highlighting the link between narcissism and aggression.

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August 4, 2021

Don’t Poke the Bear

Read our blog post for "SPSP Character and Context," which describes our research showing that nearly any small provocation – or nothing at all – can lead narcissistic people to lash out aggressively against others.

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