Faculty of Social
and Economic Sciences
Comenius University in Bratislava

Institute of Applied Psychology

Institute of Applied Psychology was founded as the part of a new Faculty at Comenius University in Bratislava - the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences. The Institute provides study programs in Social and Work Psychology in all three levels of study (bachelor, master, doctoral studies). Programs are offered in Slovak and English language. Information about studying in English can be found here.

Students are educated and prepared for their professional careers in all areas of psychology, including social, organizational and work psychology, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, psychodiagnostics, and psychotherapy. Students also have a chance to enroll in courses teaching economy, political sciences, international relations, European and territorial studies, public policy and anthropology. Quality of education is guaranteed by the team of our highly respected educators who have years of clinical and research experience and who are highly regarded professionals in their respective areas of expertise.

Institute of Applied Psychology also focuses on research in social and work psychology, recently in areas of career counseling, career paths of gifted youth, attitudes and attitude change, and community psychology. Research activities are focused on the current psychological problems and trends.

Who are our educators?

Full Professor Júlia Kánovská Halamová is an expert in emotion research, studying self-compassion and self-criticism. She also provides counseling and psychotherapy.

Full Professor Jana Plichtová is one of the top experts on qualitative research in Slovakia. She is mainly interested in innovations in social psychology.

Associate Professor Elena Lisás research interests are personality psychology, assessment in human resources, and organizational psychology.

Associate Professor Radomír Masaryk is a social psychology and health psychology researcher.

Associate Professor Miroslav Popper’s main research interests lie in social psychology and evolutionary psychology.

Assistant Professor Lukáš Bakoš’ main expertise lies in organizational psychology with focus on effective group management.

Assistant Professor Martina Baránková studies psychology of emotions, specifically non-verbal and facial expressions.

Assistant Professor Katarína Greškovičová is a social psychology researcher, interested among others in studying family relationships and attachment.

Assistant Professor Katarína Křížová studies child anxiety, specifically the effects of family environment and family relationships on development of child anxiety.

Assistant Professor Bronislava Strnádelová’s main research area is psychology of emotion, specifically eye-tracking and facial expressions.

Assistant Professor Branislav Uhrecký is an emotion researcher with focus on decision making and coping with stress.

For more information about our Psychology in English program, please visit: www.fsev.sk/psyche