Anna Bjärtå

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

  • Professional title: Senior Lecturer
  • Academic title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Department: Department of Psychology and Social Work (PSO)
  • Telephone: 010-142 81 63
  • Email: anna.bjarta@miun.se
  • Visitor address: Kunskapens väg 1
  • Room number: P1222
  • Subject: Psychology

Publications

Articles in journals

Warner, G. , Durbeej, N. , Salari, R. , Fängström, K. , Lampa, E. , Baghdasaryan, Z. , Osman, F. , Gupta Löfving, S. & et al. (2020). Evaluation of the teaching recovery techniques community-based intervention for accompanied refugee children experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms (Accompanied refugeeS In Sweden Trial; ASsIST) : study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, vol. 10: 7    

Sarkadi, A. , Warner, G. , Salari, R. , Fängström, K. , Durbeej, N. , Lampa, E. , Baghdasaryan, Z. , Osman, F. & et al. (2020). Evaluation of the Teaching Recovery Techniques community-based intervention for unaccompanied refugee youth experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms (Swedish UnaccomPanied yOuth Refugee Trial; SUPpORT) : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, vol. 21: 1    

Sarkadi, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Leiler, A. & Salari, R. (2019). Is the refugee health screener a useful tool when screening 14-18 year old refugee adolescents for emotional distress?. The Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 32: Special_Issue_1, pp. i141-i150.  

Storm, H. , Günther, A. , Sackey, P. V. , Bernhardsson, J. & Bjärtå, A. (2019). Measuring pain : Physiological and self-rated measurements in relation to pain stimulation and anxiety. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 63: 5, pp. 668-675.  

Leiler, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2019). Mental Health and Quality of Life among Asylum Seekers and Refugees Living in Refugee Housing Facilities in Sweden. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 54: 5, pp. 543-551.    

Leiler, A. , Hollifield, M. , Wasteson, E. & Bjärtå, A. (2019). Suicidal ideation and severity of distress among refugees residing in asylum accommodations in Sweden. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16: 15    

Dylman, A. & Bjärtå, A. (2019). When your heart is in your mouth : the effect of second language use on negative emotions. Cognition & Emotion, vol. 33: 6, pp. 1284-1290.    

Bjärtå, A. , Leiler, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2018). Assessing Severity of Psychological Distress Among Refugees With the Refugee Health Screener, 13-Item Version. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 206: 11, pp. 834-839.    

Günther, A. , Sackey, P. , Bjärtå, A. & Schandl, A. (2017). The relation between skin conductance responses and recovery from symptoms of PTSD. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 61: 6, pp. 688-695.  

Gunther, A. , Sackey, P. , Storm, H. , Wallgren, M. , Bernhardsson, J. , Sundin, Ö. & Bjärtå, A. (2017). Validation of physiological and self-rated pain assessment tools; how do they act when compared to the nociceptive spinal reflex? : A comparison between physiological and self-rated pain assessment during different affective states. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 61: 8, pp. 1047-1047.

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2016). Changes in Event Related Potentials after exposure therapy for spider phobic individuals. International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 108, pp. 105-106.  

Gunther, A. C. , Schandl, A. R. , Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. , Wållgren, M. , Sundin, Ö. , Alvarsson, J. , Bottai, M. & et al. (2016). Pain rather than induced emotions and ICU sound increases skin conductance variability in healthy volunteers. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 60: 8, pp. 1111-1120.  

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. , Esteves, F. & Sundin, Ö. (2013). INDEPENDENT COMPONENT ANALYSIS OF N2pc DURING FEAR PROCESSING. Psychophysiology, vol. 50, pp. S119-S119.

Bjärtå, A. , Flykt, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2013). The effect of using different distractor sets in visual search with spiders and snakes on spider-sensitive and non-fearful participants.. Swiss Journal of Psychology, vol. 72: 4, pp. 171-179.  

Flykt, A. & Bjärtå, A. (2008). The time course of resource allocation in spider fearful participants during fear reactions. Cognition & Emotion, vol. 22: 7, pp. 1381-1400.  

Conference papers

Leiler, A. , Bjärtå, A. , Ekdahl, J. & Wasteson, E. (2018). High levels of psychological distress among asylum seekers and refugees in Sweden. Paper presented at the association of psychological Science, APS

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2018). Top Down Modulation Despite Fear, Shown By Behavioral and Electrophysiological Activity. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Convention Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA USA, May 24–27, 2018

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. , Esteves, F. & Sundin, Ö. (2017). Make no mistake : You are being watched. Paper presented at the 57 Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienna, Austria, October 11-15, 2017

Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. , Champoux-Larsson, M. & Palmius, J. (2017). PUPIL - A tool for creating and conducting online distributed experimental paradigms. Paper presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria, March 23-25, 2017

Bjärtå, A. & Bernhardsson, J. (2016). Eye movements and Event Related Potentials before and after treatment of spider fear. Paper presented at the 11th congress of SEAS (Sociedad Española para el Estudio de la Ansiedad y el Estrés), Valencia, Spain, 2016

Günther, A. , Hansen, J. O. , Sackey, P. , Storm, H. , Bernhardsson, J. , Sundin, Ö. & Bjärtå, A. (2016). Measuring pain - A validation of physiological and self-rated pain, and an investigation of the relationship between them. Paper presented at the Intensive Care Medicine Experimental, 4, 85-86. 29th annual congress, European Society of Intesive Care Medicine (ESCIM), Milan, Italy, 2016.

Bjärtå, A. , Bernhardsson, J. , Ekström, J. , Tedgård, T. , Flykt, A. & Sundin, Ö. (2010). Threat of threat changes processing of fear-relevant stimuli. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science

Bjärtå, A. , Bernhardsson, J. , Eriksson, L. & Flykt, A. (2005). Potenial biological threats, fear, and perceptual factors..

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Bjärtå, A. (2013). FEAR - A process influenced by concurrent processing demands. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Östersund : Mid Sweden University, 2013 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 153)  

Manuscripts

Berhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Flykt, A. Visual search with schematic faces: Perceptual artifacts.

Flykt, A. , Bernhardsson, J. , Bjärtå, A. & Olofsson, L. What the dot-probe reaction times reflect depends on the exposure time of the preceding stimulus..