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Publications

                            

 

Books and monographs

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Kjartan Olafsson, Vidar Halldorsson and Inga Dora Sigfusdottir. (2000). Félagsstarf og frístundir islenskra unglinga (Youth Sport and Leisure: A Sociological Analysis). Reykjavík: Æskan.

 

Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (2000). Grunnvísindi á Íslandi (Basic Science in Iceland). Reykjavik: The IcelandiNational Centre  for Research(Rannis) and The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, Jon Gunnar Bernburg and Vidar Halldorsson. (1998). Vímuefnaneysla íslenskra unglinga (The Social Context of Drug Use among Icelandic Youth).  Reykjavík: Institute for Educational Research.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Jon Gunnar Bernburg. 1996. Ofbeldi meðal íslenskra unglinga (Violence and Victimization among Icelandic Youth). Reykjavík: Institute for Educational Research.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Thorlakur Karlsson and Inga Dora Sigfusdottir. (1994). Um gildi íþrótta fyrir íslensk ungmenni (The Value of Sport for Icelandic Youth).  Reykjavík: Institute for Educational Research.

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1993). Tómstundir íslenskra ungmenna (Leisure Activities of Icelandic Youth). Reykjavík: Institute for Educational Research.

 

Magnusdottir, Thora and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1991). Ísland og alþjóðasamstarf  í  menntamálum (Iceland in  International Cooperation). Reykjavík: University of Iceland and Ministry of Education.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Kristinn Karlsson. (1982). Könnun á  málefnum fatlaðra í Reykjavik og nágrenni (The Social Context of Disability). Reykjavík: Ministry of Health and Social Security.

 

 

Research Articles 

 

Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora, Thorolfur Thorlindsson, Thoroddur Bjarnason (2007). Religion: soutien divin et tension psychologique. Social Compass 54(3), 473-432

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Thoroddur Bjarnason, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir (2007). Individual and Community Processes of Social Closure. A Study of Adolescent Academic Achievement and Alcohol Use. Acta Sociologica, 50(2) 161-178.

 

Bernburg, Jon Gunnar and Thorolfur Thorlindsson (2007). Community Structure and Adolescent Delinquency in Iceland: A Contextual Analysis. Criminology, 45: (2) 415-444.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Jon Gunnar Bernburg. (2006). Peer Groups and Substance Use: Examining the Direct and Interactive Effects of Leisure Activities. Adolescence, 41: 321-339.

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (2006).  Should I stay or should I go?  Migration expectations among youth in Icelandic fishing and farming communities. Journal of Rural Studies, 22:290-300.

 

Bernburg, Jón Gunnar and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (2006). Það þarf þorp… Félagsgerð grenndarsamfélagsins og frávikshegðun unglinga. Uppeldi og menntun. 15. árgangur 1. hefti.

 

Bernburg, Jón Gunnar and Thorolfur Thorlindsson (2006). Spurninglistakannanir og smættun félaglegra fyrirbæra. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VII, 139-148. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (2005). Samstarf, samkeppni og frelsi: skipulag og fjármögnun akademískra rannsókna (Cooperation, Competition and Freedom: Financing  Academic Research. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VI,  559 –575. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan.

 

Bernburg, Jon Gunnar, Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (2005). Violent Values, Conduct Norms, and Youth Aggression: A Multi-level Study in Iceland. Sociological Quarterly, 46: 457-478.

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur, Thorolfur Thorlindsson, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir and Michael R. Welch. (2005). Familial and Religious Influences on Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Multi-Level Study of Students and School Communities. Social Forces, 84(1):  375-390.

 

Bernburg, Jon Gunnar, Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (2004). “Ég er engin gunga”; Fjölstigagreining á félagslegu samhengi ofbeldis (A multi-Level Analysis on the Social Context of Violent). Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum V, 103-112. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Jon Gunnar Bernburg. (2004). Durkheim´s Theory of Order and Deviance: A Multi-Level Test.  European Sociological Review, 20(4): 271-275.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Runar Vilhjalmsson. (2003). Science, Knowledge and Society. Acta Sociologica, 46(2): 99-105.

 

Vilhjálmsson, Runar, and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (2002). Central Issues in Sociology: Globalization, Stratification, and Gender and Deviance. Acta Sociologica, 45(1): 3-6.

 

Bernburg, Jon Gunnar and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (2001). Routine Activities in Social Context: A Closer Look at the Role of Opportunity in Deviant Behavior. Justice Quarterly, 18(3): 543-567.

 

Bernburg, Jon Gunnar and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1999). Adolescent Violence, Social Control, and Subculture of Delinquency. Factors Related to Violent Behavior and Non-Violent Delinquency. Youth & Society,  30: 445-460.

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur, Thordis J. Sigurdardottir and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1999). Human Agency, Capable Guardians, and Structural Constraints: A Lifestyle Approach to the Study of Violent Victimization. Journal of Adolescent Research, 28(1):105-119.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Thoroddur Bjarnason. (1998).
Modeling Durkheim on the Micro Level:  A Study of Youth Suicidality. American Sociological Review,  63: 94 –110.

 

Vilhjalmsson, Runar and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1998).
Factors Related to Physical Activity: A Study of Adolescents
Social Science and Medicine, 47(5): 665-675.

 

Bernburg, Jon Gunnar and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1997). Ofbeldi, lífsstíll, samfélag: þættir tengdir ofbeldi, afbrotum og vímuefnaneyslu meðal unglinga (Lifestyles and Social Context of Violence among Icelandic Adolescents). Uppeldi og menntun, 6: 65-78.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1997). Heilbrigði og lífsstíll ungs fólks (Adolescents Lifestyle and Health). Heilbrigðismál, 4(3): 18-23.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1997). Upphaf skoðanakannana á Íslandi (On the Origin of Public Opinion Polls). Samfélagstíðindi, 17: 7-17.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1996). Að skipuleggja frelsið (Organizing Research on the Basis of Academic Science).  Samfélagstíðindi, 16: 7-16.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Thorlakur Karlsson. (1996). Um úrtök og úrtaksaðferðir (On Sampling).  Samfélagstíðindi, 16:17-36.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1994). Skipper Science:  A Note on the Epistemology of Practice and the Nature of Expertise. Sociological Quarterly, 35(2): 329-345.

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1994). Manifest Predictors of Past Suicide Attempts in a Population of Icelandic Adolescents.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior,  24(4): 321-329.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Thoroddur Bjarnason. (1994).
Suicidal Ideation in Suicide Attempts in a Population of Icelandic Adolescents.  Arctic Medical Research, 53(2): 580-582.

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1994). Trends

In Icelandic Suicide Rates 1951-1990. Arctic Medical Research, 53(2):

534-536.

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1993).
In Defense of a Folk Model: The ”Skipper Effect” in the Icelandic Cod Fishery. American Anthropologist, 95(2): 371-394

 

Karlsson, Thorlakur, Thorolfur Thorlindsson and Gudridur Sigurdardottir. (1993). Skróp nemenda í framhaldsskólum og tengsl þess vid aðra þætti i skóla, lífsstíl og andlega líðan (Truancy, Life-Style and Mental Well-Being).  Uppeldi og menntun, 2: 69-85.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Thorlakur Karlsson. (1993). Þátttaka unglinga í íþróttum (Patterns of Youth Participation in sports). Skinfaxi,  84(3): 24-26.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Thorlakur Karlsson. (1993). Tengsl íþrótta unglinga við sjálfsmat þeirra og líkamsímynd (The Relation Between Youth Sport Participation and Self-Esteem and Body-Image). Skinfaxi, 84(4): 24-26.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1993). Könnun The Literacy Digest  tímaritsins 1936 og upphaf úrtakskannana. (The Literacy Digest and the Beginning of Sample Surveys). Samfélagstíðindi, 13: 63-72.

 

Vilhjalmsson, Runar and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1992).
The Integrative and Physiological Effects of Sport Participation: A Study of Adolescents. The Sociological Quarterly, 33(4): 637-647.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Bjorn Bjarnason. (1992). Kosningaspá án kjósenda (Predicting Voting Outcome without Surveying the Voters). Íslensk félagsrit 1990-1992, 2.-4: 59-68.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Runar Vilhjalmsson. (1991). Factors Related to Cigarette Smoking and Alcohol Use Among Adolescents. Adolescence, 26(102): 399-418.

 

Karlsson, Thorlakur and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1991). Hinn þögli minnihluti: Brottfall i spurningakönnunum (The Silent Minority: Non-Response in Surveys). Samfélagstíðindi: blað þjóðfélagsfræðinema við Háskóla Íslands, 11(1): 68-80.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1991). Eflum Háskóla Íslands (Building a Research University). Samfélagstíðindi: blað þjóðfélagsfræðinema við Háskóla Íslands, 11: 44-50.

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur, Thorolfur Thorlindsson and Gudridur Sigurdardottir. (1991). Aðgát skal höfð...: um sjálfsvígsbylgjur unglinga. (Beware...: on Suicide Waves Among Youth). Ný menntamál, 9(4): 6-11.

 

Wieting, Stephen and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1990). Divorce in Old Icelandic Commonwealth: an Interactionist Approach to the Past.  Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 11: 163-189.
 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Runar Vilhjalmsson and Gunnar Valgeirsson. (1990). Sport Participation and Perceived Health Status: a Study of Adolescents. Social Science and Medicine, 31(5): 551-556.

 

Baldursson, Stefan and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1990). Stjórnspeki og miðaldaháskólar (Administrative Wisdom and Mediaeval Universities). Skírnir, 164(vor): 158-171.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Bjorn Bjarnason. (1989). Auglýsingar og prófkjör (Advertising and Primary Results).  Íslensk félagsrit, 1(1): 33-52.

 

Karlsson, Thorlakur and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1989). A vit óvissunnar:  um vikmörk, öryggisbil og túlkun úrtakskannana (On Uncertainty: Confidence Intervals and the Interpretation of Surveys).  Samfélagstíðindi, 9: 81-93.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1989). Sport Participation, Smoking and the Use of Drugs and Alcohol Among Icelandic Youth. Sociology of Sport Journal, 6(2): 136-143.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1988). Equality and Educational Opportunity in Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 32(2): 9-22.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1988). Hverjir ráða í skólamálum?  Viðhorf grunnskólakennara til nokkurra þátta sem tengjast faglegu sjálfstæði þeirra  (Who Rules: Professional Independence and Attitudes of Teachers in Secondary Schools). Ný menntamál, 6(4): 7-14. 

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1988). The Skipper Effect in the Icelandic Herring Fishery. Human Organization, 47(3): 199-212.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1987). Uppeldi og íþróttir: Nokkrar rannsókna niðurstöður um samband íþróttaiðkunar unglinga, námsárangurs og reglusemi (Education and Sport: The Relation Between Youth Sport Participation, Educational Achievements and Abstinence). Samfélagstiðindi, 7(1): 183-195.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1987). Rannsóknir í þágu skólastarfs (Research for Better Schools). Ný menntamál, 3(5): 12-16

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1987). Bernstein's Sociolinguistics: An Empirical Test in Iceland. Social Forces, 65(3): 695-718.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1987). Hefur þátttaka i íþróttum fyrirbyggjandi áhrif á neyslu ávana- og fíkniefna (Does Sport Participation Reduce Drug Use?). Skinfaxi, 78: 25-28.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1987). Equality and Educational Opportunity in Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 32: 9-22.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1984). Um menntamál hjúkrunarfræðinga. Niðurstöður úr könnun á málefnum hjúkrunarfrædinga í Hjúkrunarfélagi Íslands (On Nursing Education). Hjúkrun: tímarit Hjúkrunarfélags Íslands, 1: 34-39.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Arnor Gudmundsson. (1984). Hjúkrunarfræðingaskorturinn: nokkrar niðurstöður úr könnun á högum hjúkrunarfrædinga (Explaining the  Nursing Shortage). Hjúkrun, tímarit Hjúkrunarfélags Íslands, 3-4: 28-38.

 

Svavarsdottir Asta, Gisli Palsson and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1984). Fall er fararheill: um fallnotkun með ópersónulegum sögnum. Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði, 6: 33-55.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1983). Málfar og samfélag: athugun á kenningum Basil Bernsteins (Language and Society: Exploring the Theories of Basil Bernstein). Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði, 5: 127-160.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1983). Social Organization and Cognition. Human Development, 26: 289-307.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1982). Icelandic Sociology: National Conditions and the Emergence of a New Discipline. Acta Sociologica, 25: 79-89.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1981). A Quest for Mind: A Study of Family Interaction Role Taking Ability and Use of Elaborated Language in an Icelandic Setting. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 12(2): 259-274.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Stephen Wieting. (1981). The Influence of Family Interaction on Moral Development: A Sociological Perspective. Development in Youth: Structure and Content, Contribution to Human Development, 5: 113-130.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Sigurjon Bjornsson. (1980). Some Determinants of Scholastic Performance in Icelandic Setting. Nordisk Psykology, 32(2): 145-145.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Sigurjon Bjornsson. (1979). Some Determinants of Scholastic Performance in Urban Iceland.   Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 23: 155-164

 

 

Book Chapters

 

 

Tholindsson, Thorolfur (2006). Embætti rektors í stjórnartíð Sigmundar Guðbjarnasonar. Pp. 401-422, in Vísindin heilla: Afmælisrit til heiðurs Sigmundi Guðbjarnasyni 75 ára. Edited by Guðmundur G. Haraldsson. Háskólaútgáfan, Reykjavík.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (2005). Sport, Peers and Substance Use. Pp. 133-158 in Sport and Substance use in the Nordic Countries. Edited by Alberto Bouroncle and Sari Rauhamaki. NAD publication 45.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (2005). Organizing the Research University in the Knowledge Society: The Importance of Academic Science. Pp. 131-172 in Technology in Society in Technology. Edited by Örn D. Jónsson and Edward H. Huijbens. Háskólaútgáfan, Reykjavík.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Thorlakur Karlsson. (2003). Um úrtök og úrtaksaðferðir (On sampling and Sampling Methods). Pp. 51-67 in Handbók í aðferðafræði og rannsóknum í heilbrigðisvísindum. Edited by Sigriður Halldórsdóttir and Kristján Kristjánsson. Akureyri: Háskólinn á Akureyri.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (2003). Ung I utkant. Aktuell forskning om gleslbygdsungdomar I Norden (Youth at the Pheripery). Pp. 138-154 in Ung I utkant:  aktuell forskning om gleslbygdsungdomar I Norden. Edited by Helena Helve. TemaNord.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Sigrun Olafsdottir. (2001). Vímuefnaneysla ungs fólks 1984-2000 (Trends in Adolescents Drug Use 1984-2000). In Fíkniefni og forvarnir, handbók fyrir heimili og skóla. Edited by Einarsson A. Reykjavík.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1997). Félagsvísindi nútímans og Guðmundur Finnbogason (Guðmundur Finnbogason and Modern Social Science). Pp. 115 –118 in Hugur ræður hálfri sjón: um fræðastörf Guðmundar Finnbogasonar. Edited by Jóhann Hauksson. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgafan.

 

Gudmundsson, Arnor and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1993). Higher Education in Iceland. Pp. 250-257 in Iceland The Republic. Edited by Valdimar Kristjansson, Reykavík: The Central Bank of Iceland.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Arnor Gudmundsson. (1993). The Icelandic System of Research and Development. Pp. 257-264 in Iceland The Republic. Edited by Valdimar Kristjánsson. Reykjavík: The Central Bank of Iceland.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1986). Að vera eða látast: er aflaskipstjórinn aðeins goðsögn? (To Be or not to Be:  The Tradition of the Catch-King Skipper) in Afmælisrit til heiðurs Brodda Jóhannessyni sjötugum. Edited by Þuriður Kristjánsdóttir. Reykjavík: Iðunn.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1984). Gesellschaftlische Organisation und Erkenntnis in Soziale Interaktion und Soziales Verstehen. Edited by W. Edelstein og J. Habermas, Suhrkamp.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur and Sigurjon Bjornsson. (1983). Námsárangur barna í Reykjavík (Educational Achievement of Children in Reykjavík). Pp. 260-270 in Afmælisrit Matthíasar Jónassonar. Edited by Broddi Jóhannesson and Sigurjón  Björnsson. Reykjavík: Mál og Menning.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1983). Félagsvísindadeild og fræðasvið hennar (A Brief History of the Social Science Department) in Árbók Háskóla Íslands 1979-1982. Edited by  Þorir Kr. Þórdarson. Reykjavík: University of Iceland.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1982). Saga félagsvísinda (The History of Social Sciences). Pp. 39-46 in Maður og Visindi. Edited by Hulda Ólafsdóttir. Reykjavík: Líf og Land.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1979). Hvers vegna fjölskyldan? (Why the Family). Pp. 28-35 in Heilsuvernd fjölskyldunnar. Reykjavík: Félag háskólamenntaðra hjúkrunarfræðinga.

 

 

Other publications

 

 

Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Thorolfur Thorlindsson. (1992). Undersökning kring ungdommar og idrottsliv i Reykjavik og förorter 1978-1992  (Research on Youth and Sport in Reykjavik and Surroundings).  In Lederkursus og arsmöde i NSU, Sept:10-14.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1991). Þess kyns tignarmaðr skal hverr vera, sem hann sjalfr ryðr ser til rúms (Sport Ethics: on Sportmanship and Fair Play). Snæfell, 11: 51-53.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1990). Decentralization of the

CentralAdministration of the University: the Case of Iceland in Rapport

fran nordisk seminarium för personal administration.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1990). Áfengisneysla unglinga: helstu áhættuþættir (Youth Alcohol Consumption: Major Risk factors). BFÖ-blaðið: Félagsrit Bindindisfélags ökumanna, 18(3): 6-8.

 

Magnusson, Gudmundur K., Thorolfur Thorlindsson and Gunnar Valgeirson. (1989). The Economic Significance of Sport in Iceland. Stasbourg: Council of Europe.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1988). Niðurstöður úr könnun á högum og viðhorfum grunnskólakennara(Results from a survey on Attitudes of Teachers in Primery School) . Reykjavík: Menntamálaráðuneytið.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1987). Aflaskipstjórinn er engin goðsögn (The Catch-King Skipper is Not a Myth). Vísbending, 25(5): 3-4.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1987). Aflaskipstjórinn er engin goðsögn (The Catch-King Skipper is Not a Myth). Vísbending, 25(6): 3-4.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1986). Könnun á viðhorfum foreldra í Granda- og Árbæjarhverfi til nokkurra þátta í skólastarfi (Attitudes of Parents in Granda- and Árbæjardistricts to Some Aspects of School).  Reykjavík: Fræðsluráð Reykjavikur.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1986). Athugasemdir við hlustendakönnun Hagvangs, September 5th (Interpretating Opinion Surveys: Comments on Hagvang´s Listeners Survey).  Morgunblaðið, september 23rd.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1985). Markmið og leiðir í kjarabaráttu: könnun kynningarnefndar á vidhorfum kennara til útbreidslu og kjaramála (Goals and Methods in Negotiating Wages: Teachers Attitudes Towards Wage Issues). Félagsblað BK,  6: 4-5.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1982). Könnun á málefnum unglinga í Hafnarfirði (Survey on Youth Issues in Hafnarfjörður).  Hafnafjörður: Æskulýðsráð Hafnarfjarðar.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Broddason Thorbjorn and Runar Karlsson. (1980). Könnun á tómstundaiðju Reykvískra barna (A Survey on Leisure-Time Activities of Children in Reykjavik). Reykjavík: Fræðsluráð Reykjavíkur og Æskulýðsráð  Reykjavíkur.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1980). Stjórnmálamenn taka allt of mikið mark á skoðanakönnunum (Politicians Take Surveys Too Seriously).  Alþýðublaðið. Feb. Reykjavík.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1979). Inngangur ad SPSS kerfinu. (Introduction to the SPSS System). Reykjavík: Department of Sociology. 

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1978). Góðar skoðanakannanir (On Good Surveys). Morgunblaðið. March, Reykjavik.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur, Runar Karlsson and Reynir Ingibjartsson. (1978).
Skoðanakönnun um viðhorf og hagi samvinnustarfsmanna. (A Survey on the Attitudes and Situation of co-op Employees). Reykjavík.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1978). The Self, Family Interaction, Consciousness and Practice of Rules, Ritröð Félagsvísindadeildar No. 274. Reykjavík: University of Iceland. 

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1977). Social Interaction and Scholastic Achievement.  Ritröð Félagsvísindadeildar (Social Science Research series) No. 273. Reykjavík: University of Iceland.

 

Thorlindsson, Thorolfur. (1977). Rationality, Self- Consciousness and Evolution:  Comparison of Mead and Piaget. Ritröð Félagsvísindadeildar No. 275. Reykjavík: University of Iceland.

 

 

Plenum and Keynote Presentations                                               31-12-2006

 

 

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Sociological Association. 7. apríl, 2006. Iowa. “Tackling Social Issues; the Relevance of Sociology”. 

 

Reflektion kring prevention, Örebro Universitet, Socialstyrelsen. 27 apríl 2006. Drug free Iceland – a success?

 

Ecad Combating Drugs a world Challenge. 1. júní 2006 Vilinus. “Prevention that works”.

 

Norræn ráðstefna háskólakennara 8. Júní 2006. Stykkishólmur. Dinosaurs or Prometheans? The Professorate in the Digitalized New Global Age.

 

Evidence Based Prevention: A Social Experiment in the Name of Criminology and Sociology. Kriminalitetsforebygging – muligheter og begrensninger NSFKs forskerseminar. Oslo, 19.-21. May 2005.

 

Evidence Based Prevention Work in the Age of Globalization. The 19th

Nordic Conference on Alcohol and Drug Prevention . Reykjavik, 31.

August -2. September 2003

 

Prevention Work in Society. 4th European Aids Conference, Aids in Europe. Vilius, Lithuania, 19.-21. September, 2002.

 

Youth and the Use of Drugs in Europe: European Cities against Drugs. The Ninth Mayors´ Conference. Reykjavík, 25.-26. April. 2002.

 

Drug Abuse in Big Cities/Stockholm Evaluation of Drug Prevention Efforts/Iceland. 6.-7. May 2002.

 

Hva skjer Norden? Forskningsbasert ungdomsarbeid i Island. Oslo, 9.-10. December 2002.

 

Risk Behavior, Drug Use and Sport Participation among Icelandic Youth.

Youth Sporting Practices and Risk Behaviors. The French Presidency of The European Union, Paris, 5. – 6. December 2000.

 

ECAD Conference Grand Hotel Reykjavík 25.-26. April 2002.

From Youth Violence in Iceland to an Distinguishing, Inherited Violent Ethos in the Nordic Region. Keynote address the Congress om barn og ungdoms initiv for et bedre ungdomsmilio. Oslo, Norway, 6.-8. November 1997.

Young People and Social Change. A Keynote address given at the 51. Annual Meeting of Rotary International Egilstadir, Iceland, 20.-21. June 1997.

Violence among Youth in Iceland: Results from a National Study. Plenary lecture given at the Baltic-Nordic Conference on Women and Men in Dialogue Valmiera, Latvia, 7.-10. August 1997

Education for the Future - The School in the 21st. Century. A Key Note address given at the Southern Teachers Conference on Fludir, 2.-3. September 1996

Education and Individual Development in the 21st Century. Plenary lecture given at the Nordic Regional WFSF Symposium, Reykjavik, 20.-22. March 1997

Education for the Future - The School in the 21st. Century. A Key Note address given at the North-Eastern Teachers Conference at Laugaskoli, 30.-3. August1996.

The Mundanity of Youth.  Plenum lecture at the fifth Nordic Youth Research Symposium in Tönsberg, Norway, 14.-16. August 1996.

The Future of Higher Education in Iceland  A Key Note lecture given at the annual meeting of the Icelandic Sociological Association, 30. May 1996.

Academic Freedom and the Emergence of Post Academic Science. A Key Note lecture given at the annual National Science Council of Iceland, 19. April 1996.

The Power of Sociology:  A Comment on Sociological Expertise.  Plenum lecture given at the Nordic Sociological Congress in Helsinki, Finland, in June 1995.

Youth, Anomie and Control.  Keynote address given at The Fourth Nordic Youth Symposium, Hasseludden, Sweden, 2.-4. June1994.

Icelandic Sociology Plenum address to the  XI. Scandinavian Sociological Congress,14.-19. June 1981.

 

 

 

Papers presented at professional meetings

 

Theorizing Sport: The Value of Youth Sport Reconsidered.

The Midwest sociological society 2006 annual Meeting, The Art of Sociology. 

 

(with J. G. Bernburg)

Children and Adolescents: Contextual Influences on Adolescent Behavior. 101 st Annual Meeting American Sociological Association. Montreal Canada. August 11-14. 2006.

 

Framtíð félagsauðs: Um skipulag og hlutverk íþrótta og æskulýðsstarf. Taktu þátt, hvert ár skiptir máli. Ráðstefna: Skipulag og ábyrgð Íþrótta-og æskulýðshreyfinga. 25. september 2006.

 

Homo Academicus: Tegund í Útrýmingarhættu. Málþing um Pierre Bourdieu. Reykjavík, 11. March 2005.

 

Líkamleg Þjálfun og Andlega Líðan: Rannsóknir Á Íslenskum Unglingum.  Heilbrigð Sál í Hraustum Líkama: Áhrif Hreyfingar á Andlega Líðan. Reykjavík, 7. April, 2005.

 

Success Factors and Drug-free Iceland. Youth in Europe: A Drug Prevention Progam. Reykjavík, 8.-9. April 2005.

 

Sport participation and preventive work among Icelandic youth. Nordiskt Expertseminarium om Idrottsamnet I grundskolan. Helsinki, 2.-3. December 2004.

 

(with J. G. Bernburg)

Violent Values, Perceived Threat to Social Identity, and Youth Aggression. The American Society of Criminology 56th Annual Meeting. Nashville Tennessee, 17.-20. November 2004.

 

(with J. G. Bernburg)

“Ég er engin gunga” ; Fjölstigagreining á félagslegu samhengi ofbeldis. Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í félagsvísindum. 22. October 2004. Félagsvísindadeild.

 

Peer Culture and Deviance in the Age of Globalization: The Need for an Integrated Perspective.  The 22nd Nordic Sociology Congress 2004. Malmö, 19.-22. August 2004.

 

Organizing the Research University in the Knowledge Society; The importance of Academic Science. Háskóli Íslands. Tæknin í samfélaginu, samfélagið í tækninni. Þverfagleg ráðstefna 18.-19. mars 2004.

 

Back to the Future: Durkheim on Individuality in the Age of Globalization.  American Sociological Association 97th Annual Meeting Chicago, 16.-19. August 2002.

 

Sport Participation, Body Image and  Self-Esteem. The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Indianapolis, Indiana, 6.-9. November 2002.

 

Icelandic Youth at the Periphery. Living Condition of Periphery Nordic Young People.  Helsinki, 7. January 2002.

 

The evaluation of the Icelandic SAA Drug Prevention Program in 1997 and 1988.The 44th International ICCAA Conference on the Prevention and Treatment of Dependencies. The Science meets Practice. Heidelberg, Germany,  2.-6. September 2001.

 

(with J. G. Bernburg)

Imitation, Anomie and Integration: The Classical Roots of a General Perspective on Deviance.  The Society for the Study of Social Problems, 51st Annual Meeting, Celebrating Diversity and Protecting Human Rights. Anaheim, CA.,17.-19. August 2001.

 

 (With Th. Bjarnason and Sigfusdottir, I.D.).

Social Closure, Parental and Peer Networks: A Study of Adolescent Scholastic Achievement and Alcohol Use. Cities of the Future, 96th Annual Meeting. Anaheim, California., 18.-21. August 2001.

 

Living Conditions of Periphery Nordic Young People. Helsinki University, 9. June 2001.

 

ECAD Project – Iceland. Eighth European Cities Against Drugs Mayors´ Conference. Belfast , 14.-16. June 2001

 

Sport Participation and Substance Use among Icelandic Youth. Sport, Alcohol and Drugs in the Nordic Countries, Conference Oslo, 28. September 2001.

 

Youth sport and drugs. National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and health (STAKES) Research meeting in Helsinki, Finland, 22.-23. March 2001.

 

Open Youth Work in Europe.  Building for the Future: Youth Research and Youth Policy in the Age and Globalization of Iceland. Reykjavík, 12. October 2001.

 

Social Influences on Adolescents's Drug Use. Náum áttum: Fíkniefni- afleiðingar og aðgerðir. Reykjavík, 5-6 October 2000.

 

(with J. G.  Bernburg)
Youth Integration and Subcultural Preferences: A Study of Adolescents Violence.  NYRIS  The Sixth Nordic Youth Research Symposium, 11.-13. June 1997.

Explaining Patterns of smoking among Icelandic Youth. Paper presented at the International Symposium in Honor of Professor Tomas Helgason 70th Birthday, 14.-15. Reykjavík, November 1997.

Durkheim on Drug Abuse: Processes of Integration and Anomie.  Paper presented at 49th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Criminology in San Diego, California, 19.-22. November 1997.


(With Th. Bjarnason and Th. J Sigurdardottir)
Human Agency, Capable Guardians and Structural Constraints: A Lifestyle Approach to the Study of Violent Victimization. Paper presented at the  92. Annual Meeting in American Sociological Association Montreal, 10.13. August 1997

 

                            (With Th. Bjarnason)

                            Disaggregating Durkheim:  A Cultural Study of Youth Suicidality in Iceland.  Paper presented at the 91.American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York august 16.-20. 1996.

                           

                            Movies and Society.  Discussion paper presented at The Midwest Sociological Association conference in Chicago in April 1996.

 

(With B. Sagen)

                            Linking Science to Economic Development in Small Nations:  Comparative Analysis of Iceland and Norway.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of ASHE - Association for the Study of Higher Education, in Orlando, USA, November 1995.

 

(With Th. Bjarnason)

Family Integration and Family Regulation: A Study in Adolescent Suicidality. Paper presented at the 1995 Nordic Sociological Congress in  Helsinki, Finland, 11.-12. June 1995. 

 

                            Social Integration and Social Exclusion: A View From the Peripheries. Paper presented at the Expert Seminar on Integration and Exclusion, in Brussels, 15.-16. May 1995.

 

(With Th. Bjarnason)

Integrating Youth: A Durkheimian Analysis of Adolescent Suicide in Iceland. Paper presented at the 1995 annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, 6.-9. April 1995.

 

(With R. Vilhjalmsson)

                            Factors Related to Sport and Exercise Involvement  - A Study of Adolescents. Paper presented at the 1995 annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, 6.-9. April 1995.

                           

Skipper Science: Mundanely of Excellence in Fishing Success. Paper presented at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society.  1992.

 

                            Decentralisering av personal administrationen. Conference of Administrators in Nordic Countries; Nordisk seminar för personal adminstrationen. Borgarnesi, 13. August 1989.

 

(With G. A. Fine)

Character and Information Control in the Icelandic Saga. Ráðstefna Þjóðsagnafrædinga, Society for folk narrative research, Budapest, June 1989.

 

Sport Ethics Among Children and Youth: Some Preliminary  Comments.  (Expert Meeting on Ethics in Sport), Paris, 2.-3. November 1989.

 

(With R. Vilhjalmsson and G. Valgeirsson)

Sport Participation, Psychological Distress and Perceived Health       Status. Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of         Sport, Washington , D.C., 8.-12. November 1989.

 

(With S. Wieting)

The Social Context of Production of Saga, Law and Poetry in Iceland. The Midwest Sociological meetings, Minneapolis, 1988.

 

(With S. Wieting)

                            The "Genre" Problem in Historical Constructions of the Family: Iceland, 870-1980. Paper presented on NCFR Theory and Methodology Workshop, San Francisco, October 1984.

 

                            Participation in Sport and Some of its Correlates: Results From a Study of 12-15 Year old Children and Adolescence in Iceland.  Paper presented at Scandinavian Congress for Sport Research, 1983.

 

                            Icelandic Egalitarianism. Paper presented on  XI.  Scandinavian Sociological Congress, Reykjavik, 14.-19. June 1981.

 

Other presentations                                                                                     

                           

                          Byltingin í Útgerð og Fiskinefið. Reykjavík, 2. June, 2005.

 

                         Viðhorf til vímuefnaneyslu unglinga og tengsl hennar við fjölskyldu, tómstundir og skóla (Attitudes and Patterns of Youth Drug Use in Iceland). A paper presented at the Parents to Parents  Conference Reykjavik, 16. October 1997.

 

                        Menntun til framtíðar (Education for the Future). Paper presented at the Reykjanes Regional Meeting on Education.  Keflavík, Iceland 1997

 

                        Gildi íþrótta- og tómstundastarfs fyrir börn og unglinga.(The Educational Value of Sport and Leisure for Adolescents). A paper presented at the Symposium on Sport and Leisure among Icelandic youth. Sauðarkrókur, Iceland, 12. July 1997

 

                        Lífsstíll ungs fólks (On Adolescents Lifestyles). A paper presented at the Symposium on Health and Lifestyles at Sauðakrókur, Iceland, 12.-13. July 1997.

                           

                        Niðurstöður úr rannsókn á áfengis- og fikniefnavandanum (The drug problem in Iceland).  Fyrirlestur fluttur á ráðstefnu um varnir gegn áfengis- og vímuefnavandanum á vegum Sambands Íslenskra Sveitarfélaga, 13. May 1997.

 

Staða íslenska menntakerfisins í alþjóðlegu samhengi.  Fyrirlestur fluttur á kjördæmisþingi reykvískra sjálfstæðismanna. 25. January 1997.

 

              Hlutverk rannsókna í uppbyggingu ferðaþjónustu á Íslandi. A presentation at the annual meeting of the Tourism Graduates Association, 22. November 1996.

 

 Áhættuþættir vímuefnaneyslu.  Kirkjubæjarskóli á Sidu, 24. October 1996.

 

                         Lífsstíll,  námsárangur og vímuefnaneysla. Félagsheimilið Flúðum, 23. October 1996.

 

                        Framtíð Íslands, unga fólkið og alþjóðahyggjan. Fyrirlestur hjá Framsóknarmönnum á Suðurlandi, 19. October 1996.

 

                        Vímuefnaneysla ungs fólks.  Hótel Örk Hveragerði, 18. October 1996.

 

                         Foreldrar lífsstíll og vímuefnaneysla.  Hótel Selfoss, 17. October 1996.

 

                        Staðreyndir um fikniefnaneyslu ungs fólks (Some Basic Facts about Drug Use of Young People). A presentation  at the Reykjavik Rotary club  - Austurbæ, 17.  October 1996.

 

                            Upphaf kennslu í almennum þjóðfélagsfræði við Háskóla Íslands (The Rise of Social Science at the University of Iceland).  A lecture given at the 20th anniversary of the Social Science Faculty at the University of Iceland, 6. September 1996.

 

                            Vímuefnaneysla ungs fólks á Íslandi: áhrif fjölskyldu (Drug Use of Icelandic Adolescents: The Effects of the Family). A presentation at the Reykjavik Rotary club no. 4, 26. August 1996.  

 

                            Youth and Drugs in Iceland.  A presentation at the Rotary club Reykjavik no. 1, 10. July 1996.

                           

                            Towards an Effective Drug Prevention.  A lecture given at a meeting of the Parent Association at Laekjarskóli in Hafnarfjörður, 5. March1996.

 

                            Organizing Youth Sports. A paper presented at the Conference on young people and sport,  17. February 1996.

 

                            The Value of Sport - Some Important Organizational Aspects.  A paper presented at a conference on sport organization, Frostaskjól, 20. January 1996.

 

Does investing in organized youth sport and leisure pay off? A paper presented at a conference on youth health, Reykjavik, 1. November 1995. 

 

The Nordic Identity. Paper presented at the meeting of Fulbright       scholars in Scandinavia. The Common Nordic Heritage: The Present and Future Perspective. In Gothenburg, Sweden, 19.-22. November 1994.

 

(with Th, Bjarnason)

Undersökning kring ungdommar och idrottsliv i Island.  Paper presented at the Annual Scandinavian Sports council. In Reykjavik 9.     September 1994. 

      

Um hlut rannsókna í starfi Haskóla Íslands (The Role of Research at the University of Iceland). Paper presented the University Conference, Reykjavík,  3. December 1994.

 

The Icelandic System of Research and Development.  Science Policy in Iceland.  Paper presented at the University of Iowa, in April 1994. 

 

(With Th. Bjarnason)

Félagslegar orsakir sjálfsvíga meðal unglinga (Social Causes of    

Suicide Among Youth). Seminar on suicide and suicide attempts,  

February 1993..

    

Uppeldislegt gildi íþrótta (The Value of Sports). Sports conference,          

August 1993.

 

Um rannsóknir í skólamálum (Research and Education).

Annual autumn meeting of the west-coast teachers union, Borgarnesi, 1993.

 

Tengsl íþrótta- og tómstundastarfs við aðra þætti í lífi ungra Íslendinga.      (The Relation Between Sports and Leisure-Time Activity           

and Other Aspects Among Icelandic Youth). Annual meeting of    

Icelandic officials responsible for youth issues, in Akranes, October         

1993.

 

Vandamál íslenskra unglinga (Problems of Icelandic Youth).         

Conference of School Principals in Reykjavik, Skólaskrifstofa      

Reykjavíkur, December 1993.

 

Youth Research in Iceland. Paper presented at the meeting of Nordic        

Youth Researchers, in  October 1993.

 

Hefur þátttaka í íþróttum fyrirbyggjandi áhrif á neyslu ávana- og fikniefna?  (Does Sport Participation Prevent Drug Use?). Presented at a Conference on Youth and Sport in Society, 21. November 1987.

 

Icelandic Sociology in the Context of Scandinavian Sociology. University     of Virginia, April 1987

 

The Skipper Effect in the Icelandic Herring Fishery.  Presentation at the University of Bowling Green, May 1987.

 

The Skipper Effect in the Icelandic Herring Fishery.  Presentation at the University of Missouri, may 1987.

 

Framlag skipstjórans (The Contribution of the Skipper). Paper presented at the Icelandic Social Science Association meetings, January 1986.

 

The Skipper Effect in the Icelandic Herring Fishery.  Presentation at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota,  May 1986.

 

Sociologiska aspekter i förhaalande med allmant idrottsutövande  (Sociological Aspects of Sport Participation). Presentation at the Scandinavian Congress on sport, Reykjavik, 2. November 1986.

 

Jöfn tækifæri til náms á Íslandi (Equal Educational Opportunities).    Paper presented at the National Institute for Educational Research    Lecture Series, Reykjavik, 1985.

 

Verkmenntun og árangur á sveinsprófi: samanburður á nemendum úr verknámsbrautum fjölbrautarskóla og nemendum úr meistara kerfi.  Paper presented at Iðnþing 1985.

 

"Um hjúkrunarfræðingaskortinn" niðurstöður úr könnun á högum hjúkrunarfræðinga. Erindi flutt á fundi Læknaráðs Landspítala, 26. October 1984.

 

"Sport and Youth in Iceland".  Paper presented at the meeting of Scandinavian students,  September 1984.

 

Tómstundir unglinga: nokkrar niðurstöður úr rannsókn á       tómstundastarfi unglinga á Stór-Reykjavíkur svæðinu. Paper presented at the Congress on Computer use and Leisure, Reykjavik, May 1983.

 

Um íþróttir unglinga í Hafnarfirði (On Youth Sport Participation).     Paper presented at Æskulýðsráð Hafnarfjarðar, 7. March 1982.

 

Neysla unglinga í Hafnarfirði á ávana- og fikniefnum (Drug Use of   Youth in Hafnarfjörður).  Paper presented at Æskulýðsráð        Hafnarfjarðar, 24. April 1982.

 

Um viðhorf unglinga í Hafnarfirði til náms og skóla (Attitudes of      Youth in Hafnarfjörður to Education and School). Paper presented at   Æskulýðsráð Hafnarfjarðar, 24. April 1982.

 

Tómstundir unglinga í Hafnarfirði (Leisure-Time Activities of Youth in Hafnarfjörður). Paper presented, Æskulýðsráð Hafnarfjarðar, 24. April 1982.

 

                        The Political Situation in Iceland. Paper presented to the Congress The                         European Democratic Students (EDS), August 1982.

 

Þátttaka í íþróttum, námsárangur og reglusemi. Kynning á niðurstöðum úr tveimur könnunum á málefnum unglinga í Reykjavík og nágrenni.  Paper presented to the Congress on Physical Education, August 1982.

 

Saga félagsvísinda.  Paper presented for Líf og Land: Landssamtök um umhverfismál, 27.-28. November 1982.

 

Um skoðanakannanir varðandi málefni unglinga (Surveys on Youth Issues).  Ráðstefna um viðhorf í æskulýðsmálum, Æskulýðsráð ríkisins, December 1980.