Category Archives: Research

Narratives can be dangerous

How and why has narrative become a defining (discursive) form of well-being and social participation? What are the risks involved in this? How can researchers contribute to a critical understanding…

Five facts about corporate responsibility

Responsibility pays off in business   1. Responsibility is a way of managing risks. When companies operate responsibly, they do not have to be concerned about shady practices being exposed….

For whom is the city being developed?

“Smart city” is the new buzzword in urban development, and people are expecting great things. Nevertheless, researchers remind us that development must benefit those living in urban environments, not just…

Knowledge can be entertaining

Prostitution, domestic violence, suicide and child abuse: the research topics of Postdoctoral Research Fellow Louise Settle are not the most cheerful in the world. However, with the help of improvisation…

As long as you don’t get stuck on the sofa drinking beer

Men are also talking and thinking about ageing. As men get older, the most important things they can do are to stay active and take care of their functional ability….

The real nature of gaming

Pauliina Raento wants to expand gaming research beyond mere problems, numbers and statistics. The new docent in gaming research points out that gaming is part of our day-to-day life and…

Five facts about recovery

          You should take breaks during your working day. A walk in the park during lunch break has been proven to be beneficial. 1.    Insufficient recovery…

Five facts about populism

The idea of building a border wall offers a simple solution to the complex problem of immigration. Such populist ideas and the contested nature of contemporary media are contributing to…

Knowledge is useless without motivation

Changing one’s health habits may be difficult for various reasons. People need concrete support, not to be preached at. Most Finns are familiar with the basics of healthy habits: they…

Unaccompanied minors arriving in Finland need a lot of support

In 2015, over 3,000 refugee children arrived in Finland without their parents.   By the end of November 2016, a further 385 had arrived. Some of them were accompanied by…