MACROPSYCHOLOGYsocietal well-being ::: societal development ::: cultural sensitivity ::: societal emotional environments ::: gender & family across cultures
Good life differs across cultures.
Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences
- Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan ::: JSPS Post-Doc (XI 2017 - X 2019)
- Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea ::: Visiting Professor (VI-VII 2013)
- University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway ::: Visiting Researcher (XI 2011)
- Teaching at: SWPS University, University of Gdańsk, University of Łódź.
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I believe that cultural sensitivity is the key to a harmonious future. In the emerging multi-polar world, various worldviews, various ways of living a good life, and various values may flourish.
As of the 2020s, the bi-polar world is already the fact. To avoid potential tensions, we need to acknowledge and respect the cultural diversity. Being a good human has various meanings across cultures.
In my work, to let us better understand „outgroups”, I cross the boundaries the culture imposed on us.
I am an associate professor at the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Large cross-cultural studies covering several dozen countries from all inhabited continents are my speciality.
Cultural sensitivity applied to societal development and well-being is currently my main area of scientific interest (for more please see here and here).
I love Japan. I lived in Kyoto and worked at the Kyoto University (as JSPS Fellow). My sensei was Yukiko Uchida.
JCCP's special section on "Bridging Cross-Cultural Psychology with Societal Development Studies":
In 2019, with Yukiko Uchida and Alejandra Domínguez-Espinosa, we announced the Call for Papers to a Special Section of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology on "Bridging Cross-Cultural Psychology with Societal Development Studies: Discussion on the Idea of Cultural Sensitivity in Conceptualizing and Measuring Societal Development". In 2023 it got published - please see here.
Ad-hoc reviewing for journals:
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,
Journal of Happiness Studies,
Psychology of Men & Masculinities,
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology,
Asian Journal of Social Psychology,
International Journal of Psychology,
and other minor journals (e.g., Frontiers, Polish Psychological Bulletin, Japanese Psychological Research).
Ad-hoc reviewing for granting agencies:
As an expert appointed by the European Commission, I review grant applications in the EU research and innovation programmes (H2020 - MSCA).
Our paper entitled "Be Careful Where You Smile: Culture Shapes Judgments of Intelligence and Honesty of Smiling Individuals" was selected as one of the ten most important papers in the forty years long history of the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior (2016). This paper attracted high readers' and media attention - downloads from the publisher site: over 40,000; Altmetric score: ~400 (as of September 2020).
Our paper entitled "Open society fosters satisfaction: Explanation to why individualism associates with country level measures of satisfaction" was awarded as one of the best scientific papers in the area of positive psychology published by Polish authors by the Polish Society of Positive Psychology (2019).
Our paper entitled "Personal Life Satisfaction as a Measure of Societal Happiness is an Individualistic Presumption: Evidence from Fifty Countries" was awarded as the best scientific paper in the area of positive psychology published by Polish authors by the Polish Society of Positive Psychology (2021).
Our paper entitled "Putting the “We” Into Well-being" received the Misumi Award from the Asian Association of Social Psychology for the most cited paper published in the Asian Journal of the Social Psychology (2021).
Our paper entitled "Societal Emotional Environments and cross-cultural differences in life satisfaction: A forty-nine country study" was awarded as the best scientific paper in the area of positive psychology published by Polish authors by the Polish Society of Positive Psychology (2022).
I act or acted as principal investigator in eight externally funded grants (NCN, NCBiR, MNiSW), and in several minor grants (e.g., FSS).
I was awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.pl/citations?user=IDKaw9MAAAAJ&hl=en
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