Hallgeir Sjåstad

Associate Professor Hallgeir Sjåstad

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Strategy and Management
Behavioural economics Social psychology Judgement and decision-making


Hallgeir Sjåstad is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Leadership at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), at the Department of Strategy and Management. He is affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Business and the research center FAIR.


In his research, Sjåstad studies the psychology of time, decision-making, and social life. In his teaching, he gives courses and lectures in experimental research methods, social psychology, organizational psychology and leadership (SOL1), decision-making and happiness research (SOL21). 


Sjåstad is a clinical psychologist by training (Cand.psychol.), holding an Advanced Master of Science degree from the University of Bergen (2012), and received his Ph.D. degree in psychology and decision science from NHH in 2017. After working two years as Assistant Professor in psychology and behavioral economics at the FAIR Insight Team (SNF), he returned to the strategy department (NHH) as Associate Professor in 2020.


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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Nødtvedt, Katrine Berg; Sjåstad, Hallgeir; Skard, Siv E. Rosendahl; Thorbjørnsen, Helge; Van Bavel, Jay J. Racial bias in the sharing economy and the role of trust and self-congruence Journal of experimental psychology. Applied; 2021
Skard, Siv; Knudsen, Eirik Sjåholm; Sjåstad, Hallgeir; Thorbjørnsen, Helge How virtual reality influences travel intentions: The role of mental imagery and happiness forecasting Tourism Management Volume 87; page 1 - 9; 2021
Bø, Simen; Sjåstad, Hallgeir; Norman, Elisabeth Working for the Best or Bracing for the Worst? Approach and Avoidance Motivation in Planning Collabra: Psychology; 2021
Ent, Michael R.; Sjåstad, Hallgeir; von Hippel, William; Baumeister, Roy F. Helping behavior is non-zero-sum: Helper and recipient autobiographical accounts of help Evolution and human behavior Volume 41 (3); page 210 - 217; 2020
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