The Department of Science and Research has had a history of about 20 years. It was founded by Karel Balcar, Assoc. Prof., later followed by Karel Hnilica, Assoc. Prof. Both are reknown Czech psychologists and psychotherapists. Karel Hnilica was one of the founding persons of the internal grant support scheme and set the original rules. The present head of the department is Hana Georgi, Ph.D.

Main areas of interest of our team members

- stress and coping with stress

- emotions and their regulation

- creativity and emotional creativity

- cognitive deficits and and emotional changes in older persons

- effectiveness of psychotherapy

- ageing and superageing



Footprints of our activities in the world

The study by colleagues Radmila Lorencová and Radek Trnka, "Variability in Cultural Understandings of Consciousness: A Call for Dialogue with Native Psychologies," has received international attention. According to their findings, indigenous concepts of consciousness are often relational and inseparable from environmental and religious concepts. Surprisingly, indigenous understandings of global consciousness were found not to be in opposition to local consciousness. 

Read more in the press release on the MedicalXpress website.

PsychologyToday has published an interview of Jamie Aten, Ph.D., a founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, with our colleague Radek Trnka, Ph.D. on resilience and covid-19 epidemic