Geir Overskeid (born 19 July 1963) is a Norwegian psychologist. He was born on July 19, 1963 in Levanger but was raised in Fredrikstad, and this is what he considers to be his hometown. He gained his Doctorate in psychology in 1995, and is currently professor of Cognitive psychology at the University of Oslo. Overskeid has, among other things, worked with questions connected to learning and motivation and the interplay between thoughts and feelings. He has co-edited the book Det ubeviste og moderne vitenskap (In English: The unconscious and modern science) and written the book Sprø som selleri: Hvor gærne psykologene egentlig er (og psykiaterne er enda verre), a funny take on international and Norwegian psychology.Overskeid, Geir (1995). Behavior Analysis and Psychology: Models, Causes, and Consciousness. University of Oslo.
Overskeid, Geir (2010). "Empirically Understanding Understanding Can Make Problems Go Away: The Case of the Chinese Room". The Psychological Record. 55 (4).
Overskeid, Geir (2007). "Looking for Skinner and finding Freud". American Psychologist. 62 (6): 590–5. PMID 17874899. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.62.6.590.
Overskeid, Geir (2006). "Why behave? The problem of initiating causes and the goals of prediction and control". The Psychological Record.
Overskeid, Geir (2002). "Psychological hedonism and the nature of motivation: Bertrand Russell's anhedonic desires". Philosophical Psychology. 15 (1): 77–93. doi:10.1080/09515080120109432.
Overskeid, Geir (2000). "The slave of the passions: Experiencing problems and selecting solutions". Review of General Psychology. 4 (3): 284. doi:10.1037/1089-26184.108.40.2064.
Overskeid, Geir (2000). "Why Do We Think? Consequences of Regarding Thinking as Behavior". The Journal of Psychology. 134 (4): 357–74. PMID 10908070. doi:10.1080/00223980009598222.
Overskeid, Geir (1999). "What is Special About "Implicit" and "Explicit"?". Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 22 (5): 780. doi:10.1017/S0140525X99502185.
Overskeid, Geir (1995). "Cognitivist or behaviourist - Who can tell the difference? The case of implicit and explicit knowledge". British Journal of Psychology. 86 (4): 517. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8295.1995.tb02568.x.
"Is any human behavior schedule-induced?". The Psychological Record. 42 (3): 323.
"They Should Have Thought About the Consequences: The Crisis of Cognitivism and a Second Chance for Behavior Analysis". The Psychological Record.
Overskeid, Geir. "Solitary Pain: Bertrand Russell as Cognitive Therapist".
Overskeid, Geir (1994). "Knowledge, Consciousness, Terminology, and Therapy". Scandinavian Journal of Behaviour Therapy. 23 (2): 65. doi:10.1080/16506079409455957.
Overskeid, Geir (1994). "Private events and other causes of behavior: Who can tell the difference?". The Psychological Record.