Harpa Lind Jónsdóttir

Harpa Lind Jónsdóttir
University of Iceland | HI · Faculty of Psychology

Ph.D.

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Introduction
My research interests include cognitive functioning, falls, health, and well-being and applied social psychology.
Additional affiliations
August 2017 - August 2018
Alpert Medical School - Brown University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2014 - May 2016
University of North Dakota
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Advisers: Dr. Joelle Ruthig, Ph.D., Dr. Dmitri Poltavski, Ph.D., & Dr. Tom Petros Topic: Emotions, Cognitions, and Memory in Later Life Responsibilities: Data collection
Education
August 2011 - August 2017
University of North Dakota
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology
August 2007 - May 2010
University of Iceland
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (14)
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Background Opioid use has increased globally in the recent decade. Although pain remains a significant problem among older adults, susceptibility to opioid-related harms highlights the importance of careful opioid therapy monitoring on individual and societal levels. We aimed to describe the trends of prescription opioid utilisation among residents...
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BACKGROUND The aim of this multinational study was to assess the development of adverse mental health symptoms among individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 in the general population by acute infection severity up to 16 months after diagnosis. METHODS Participants consisted of 247 249 individuals from seven cohorts across six countries (Denmark, Estoni...
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Key features COVIDMENT [www.covidment.is] is a NordForsk-funded research collaboration across six nations, with the overarching aim to significantly advance current knowledge on mental morbidity trajectories associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the general population and in specific risk groups. From March 2020 through Augus...
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Objective: To test if patients recovering from COVID-19 are at increased risk of mental morbidities and to what extent such risk is exacerbated by illness severity. Design: Population-based cross-sectional study. Setting: Iceland. Participants: A total of 22 861 individuals were recruited through invitations to existing nationwide cohorts an...
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Objectives: Falls can have detrimental effects on older adults' psychological well-being, physical health, and survival rates. However, certain psychosocial mediators may lessen the negative impact of suffering a fall on health and well-being. Perceived control is a psychosocial factor that was examined as a mediator of the falls – health and well-...
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Depression associates with poorer cognitive ability and accelerated cognitive decline in older adults, particularly in women. Among younger adults, gender, age, and genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) modify the association, but it is uncertain whether this is true in older adults. In this study, we examine whether the relationship between de...
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Research has shown a strong relationship between disordered gambling and the contingency of escape, but it has yet to determine whether endorsing gambling as an escape is more the result of trait or state factors. Two hundred twenty four university students completed a self-report gambling questionnaire designed to measure the contingencies maintai...
Poster
Poster presentation at the 29th Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) Annual Convention
Poster
Poster Presentation on physical activity in later life
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Delay and probability discounting occur when the subjective value of an outcome changes because its delivery is either delayed or uncertain, respectively. Although theorists have argued whether these processes are one in the same or distinct, few studies have investigated if and how they interact. Experiment 1 had 191 university students complete a...
Presentation
Presentation at the 29th Annual ND Association of Community Providers Conferences
Poster
Poster presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference
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Antismoking television advertisements that depict the graphic health harms of smoking are increasingly considered best practices, as exemplified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's current national campaign. Evaluation of responses to these widely used advertisements is important to determine advertisements that are most effective a...
Conference Paper
As part of a 2-year worksite health program that included a 14-weeks onsite fruits and vegetables (F&V) intervention, 77 of 177 married/cohabitating state employees and their spouses agreed to be interviewed about influences and barriers on their F&V consumption. We conducted interviews until the multi-rater response set was largely non-unique (sat...

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Project
I am currently working on cognitive aging projects under the guidance of Dr. Richard Jones.