Faculty of Social
and Economic Sciences
Comenius University in Bratislava

Jana Plichtová

Prof. PhDr. Jana PLICHTOVÁ, PhD.

Professional focus: sociological social psychology, cultural psychology, qualitative methodology, participatory public policy making participation

Main activities and responsibilities

Research, teaching courses for postgraduate students (qualitative methodology, alternative trends in social psychology), drafting research project proposals, principal researcher, providing consultations in the field of social psychology, chairperson of Scientific Committee for social psychology, member of Scientific board of Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences

Background

  • 1968-1973: Studies of Psychology, Comenius University, Bratislava.
  • 1973: First Degree in Psychology, Diploma Thesis: Self-acceptance and acceptance of others.
  • 1978: Second Degree in Psychology, Thesis: Self-acceptance and  acceptance of others.
  • 1982: PhD Degree by Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • 1998: Associative professor (Doc), Comenius University, Bratislava
  • 2003: Professor of Psychology, Comenius University, Bratislava

Scholarships

1985: Institute of Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, dr. J. Kürti, dr. Julia Kadar-Sugar.
1985: Department of Psychology, Humboldt University in Berlin, Prof. J. Hoffman.
1988: British Universities
1992: University of Stirling
2002: Maison des Sciences de l´homme v Paríži.

Working experience and practice

Since 2017: Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Institute of Applied Psychology, Bratislava
1995 - 2017: Comenius University, Department of Psychology, Bratislava
1990 – 2015: the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Department of Social and Biological Communication, Director (1990-1992), leader of research team (1990-1994)
1992 - 1994: Trnava University, Department of Psychology, Trnava.
1973-1990: Institute of Experimental Psychology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Courses

social psychology, experimental social psychology, cultural psychology methods in social psychology, qualitative methodology

Research grants

2018 - 2021 APVV Social representations and their implications for cognitive health promotion in Slovakia [APVV-17-0536]. Principal researcher (PR) Plichtová
2017 – 2019 National project “Promoting partnership and dialogue in participatory public policy making” PR: Plichtová
2015-2016: Diskriminácia v sociálno-psychologických a spoločenských súvislostiach. Discrimination from socio- psychological and societal perspectives. VEGA, PR: Plichtová
2007-2010: COPART – Centre of excellence SAS Research of Citizen´s Participation, PR: Plichtová
2007-2008: EuroEthos - Exploring the Foundations of a Shared European Ethos. A comparative investigation of religious and secular ethical values in an enlarging Europe (Sixth Framework Programme EC)
2006-2008: Národ ako sociálna kategória a naratívna konštrukcia. Nation as a social category and narrative construction. VEGA, PR: Plichtová
2002-2004: HOTEL How to analyse quality life, Fifth Framework Programme
2002-2004: Diskurz o právach a záväzkoch jednotlivca z individuálnej a spoločenskej perspektívy. Discourse about rights and obligations from individualistic and societal perspectives. VEGA, PR: Plichtová
1997-1999: Responsibilities and entitlements: a study in language and social representations in Central and Western Europe (Council for Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom, PR:  Prof. I. Marková)
1999-2001: Práva a povinnosti jednotlivca: štúdium jazyka a sociálnych reprezentácií. (Entitlements and responsibilities of individuals: A study in language and social representations. VEGA, PR: Plichtová
1996-1998: Sociálna a politická identita jednotlivca v období rýchlych spoločenských zmien. Social and political identity in the period of rapid societla changes. VEGA, PR: Plichtová
1994 - 1996: Conversion to democratic thinking in Central and Eastern Europe (umný grant Central European University, PR: Prof. F. Eros)
1993- 1996: Individualism in a period of rapid political and economic change (Council for Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom, PR: Prof. R. Farr,  Prof. I. Marková.
1994-1995: Osobná a sociálna identita slovenskej inteligencie. (Personal and social identity Slovak intelligentsia). VEGA, PR: Plichtová
1992-1994: Changes in Judging of Political Concepts in the Course of Recent Democratic Progress in Some European Countries, Central European University, PR: Dr. A. Farkas, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
1991-1994: Pojem demokracie, osobná a spoločenská identita v období prechodu od totalitného systému k demokratickému. Concept of democracy, personal and social identity in the transition from totalitarian regime to democracy, VEGA, PR: Plichtová

Selection of publishing activities

  • ŠESTÁKOVÁ, A., PLICHTOVÁ, J. More than a medical condition: qualitative analysis of media representations of dementia and Alzheimer´s disease – (Human Affairs, in press)
  • ŠESTÁKOVÁ, A., PLICHTOVÁ, J.: Contemporary commons: Sharing and managing common-pool resources in the 21st century,  Human Affairs. – Roč. 29, č.1 (2019), s. 74-86. DOI 10.1515/humaff-2019-0007
  • PLICHTOVÁ, Jana , OSTERTÁGOVÁ, Alexandra. Kognitívne chyby a predsudky ako sociálno-psychologické vysvetlenie diskriminácie . Psychologica 44, 2016 (elektronický zdroj). Bratislava : STIMUL, s. 167-172 [online].
  • PLICHTOVÁ, J.: Občianstvo, participácia a deliberácia na Slovensku: teória a prax. S.377-408. Bratislava: Veda 2010.
  • PLICHTOVÁ, J., LÁŠTICOVÁ, B., PETRJÁNOŠOVÁ, M., Konštruovanie slovenskosti vo verejnom priestore. Bratislava: KVBSK 2009.
  • PLICHTOVÁ, J., POPPER, M.: Predpoklady a mechanizmy kultúrnej evolúcie. Bratislava: IRIS, 2005.
  • PLICHTOVÁ, J.: Metódy sociálnej psychológie zblízka: kvalitatívne a kvantitatívne skúmanie sociálnych reprezentácií. (Focus on methods of social psychology: qualitative and quantitative research of social representations). Bratislava, Média, 2002, 350 pp.
  • VIŠŇOVSKÝ, E., POPPER, M., PLICHTOVÁ, J.: Príbehy o hľadaní mysle (Narratives about searching nature of mind). Veda, Bratislava 2001, 247 pp.
  • MARKOVÁ, I., MOODIE, E., FARR, R. M., DROZDA-SENKOWSKA, E., ERÖS, F., PLICHTOVÁ, J., GERVAIS, M. C., HOFFMANNOVÁ, J., MÜLLEROVÁ, O.: Social representation of the individual: a post-communist perspective. European Journal of Social Psychology, 28, 1998, 5, 797-829.
  • PLICHTOVÁ, J., ERÖS, F.: The significance of Political and Economic Change in Two Generations of Slovaks and Hungarians, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 1997, 7, 89-101.
  • MOODIE, E., MARKOVÁ, I., FARR, R., PLICHTOVÁ, J.: The meaning of the Community and of the Individual in Slovakia and Scotland. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 1997, 7, 19-37.