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Kaj Björkqvist received his PhD in Psychology in 1986.  He is Professor Emeritus of Developmental Psychology at Åbo Akademi University (Active Professor between 1992-2020). He is former President of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA). He has served in various positions at his university, such as Department Head (1992-2011), and Faculty Dean (1995-98 and 2005-9). He established the Peace, Mediation, and Conflict Research programme at Åbo Akademi University in 2012. His research has focused on human aggression, in particular sex differences in aggression, but also on school and workplace bullying, conflict resolution, intimate partner aggression, physical punishment, revictimisation, media violence, and cross-cultural comparisons. He has published 13 books and approx. 140 scientific articles and book chapters. Besides in English, his work has also been published in Japanese, German, Italian, Finnish, and Swedish. He has supervised approx. 200 Master's theses and supervised or cosupervised 18  Doctoral theses.

He was awarded the White Rose of Finland in 2016.

Citations (Research Gate): 11,943

Reads (Research _Gate): 143,701

(updated April, 2022)

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