Employee Profile

Ingvild Müller Seljeseth

Adjunct Associate Professor - Department of Communication and Culture


Svendsen, Mari; Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller & Ernes, Kjell Ove (2020)

Ethical Leadership and Prohibitive Voice – the Role of Leadership and Organisational Identification

The Journal of Values Based Leadership, 13(1) Doi: 10.22543/0733.131.1289

Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller (2019)

Maktens psykologi

Johansen, Rino Bandlitz; Fosse, Thomas Hol & Boe, Ole (red.). Militær ledelse

Moeini-Jazani, Mehrad; AlBalooshi, Sumaya & Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller (2019)

Self-Affirmation Reduces Delay Discounting of the Financially Deprived

Frontiers in Psychology, 10 Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01729 - Full text in research archive

Financial deprivation is associated with excessive discounting of delayed rewards. In the present research, we argue that this counterproductive tendency may be driven, at least in part, by the aversive and self-threatening nature of experiencing financial deprivation. Accordingly, we propose that self-affirmation—an intervention known to buffer negative consequences of psychological threats—may reduce delay discounting of the financially deprived. Results of two high-powered, preregistered experiments support this proposition. Specifically, in Study 1 (n = 546), we show that among participants with relatively lower income, self-affirmation effectively reduces delay discounting. In Study 2 (n = 432), we manipulate the feeling of financial deprivation and demonstrate that self-affirmation reduces delay discounting among those who feel financially deprived. We also examine the underlying process of this effect and find that self-affirmation bolsters a sense of personal control among those who feel financially deprived, which in turn reduces their delay discounting (Study 2). Overall, our findings suggest that the relationship between financial deprivation and delay discounting is malleable and psychological interventions that attenuate self-threats and bolster a sense of personal control can be applied to reduce myopic tendencies of the poor.

Nerstad, Christina G. L.; Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller, Kopperud, Karoline Hofslett, Vandewalle, Don & Kost, Dominique (2022)

The Effect of Small Social-Psychological Interventions on Engagement and Completion Intention

[Academic lecture]. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) conference.

Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller; Dysvik, Anders, Buch, Robert, Kuvaas, Bård & Moeini-Jazani, Mehrad (2021)

Status and Power Needs Satisfaction in Relation to Autonomy, Competence, and Relatedness Needs Satisfaction

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management.

Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller (2018)

Leader power (in)stability and follower work engagement: Mediating role of benevolence perceptions

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management.

Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller; Moeini-Jazani, Mehrad, Fennis, Bob M. & Warlop, Luk (2017)

When the throne is shaking: How threats to power affect advice taking

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2008 Universitetet i Oslo Master Cand. Psychol.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2013 - Present BI Norwegian Business School PhD Candidate