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Health & Coping Research Group

Institute of Psychology

The team of the Health & Coping Research Group specializes in health psychology, in particular various aspects of coping with prolonged stress.

Center for the Study of Democracy SWPS University

Research Goals

The main goal of the Health and Coping Research Group is to contribute to the development of health psychology, in particular the correlates of coping with prolonged stress, especially the determinants of behavior change related to one’s habits and lifestyle as well as those concerning the introduction of prophylactics. Currently the Center carries out three research programs:

  • Stress and Coping in Dyads Program: research on coping with stress in dyads. Leader: Aleksandra Kroemeke, Ph.D. / Associate Professor
  • Chronic Stress Program: observational studies (natural experiments) related to coping with stress. Leader: Professor Ewa Gruszczyńska, Ph.D. / Associate Professor
  • Health Behavior Program: researching motivation to introduce health behavior change. Leader: Jolanta Życińska, Ph.D. / Associate Professor
Barłóg, Mateusz
Bio
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Permanent employee
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First and last name
Mateusz Barłóg
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Research Assistant
Specialization
psychologist
Institute
Health & Coping Research Group
Ph.D. / Research Assistant Mateusz Barłógpsychologist, research assistant
Gruszczyńska, Ewa
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Ewa Gruszczyńska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
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warszawa
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psychology
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profesor uczelni
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Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Ewa Gruszczyńskapsychologist
Życińska, Jolanta
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health psychologist
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Jolanta Życińska
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor
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katowice
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psychology
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Jolanta Życińskahealth psychologist

Doctoral Students

Marta Błaszyk

M.A.

doctoral student, Stress and Coping in Dyads Program

Dorota Mierzejewska-Floreani

M.A.

doctoral student, Chronic Stress Program

Marta Kijowska

M.A.

doctoral student, Stress and Coping in Dyads Program

Nadia Majewicz

M.A.

doctoral student, Stress and Coping in Dyads Program

Research
Projects

The Center focuses on studies concerning health psychology.

PROSPECT: Providing Social Support and Health: Conditions and Temporal Dynamics

The study is carried out in collaboration with MSB Medical School Berlin (leaders of the German part of the project: Professor Lisa Marie Warner and Professor Simone Grimm). Project financed by the National Science Centre and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; project no. 2020/39/G/HS6/02216.
Principal Investigators: Professor Ewa Gruszczyńska and Professor Aleksandra Kroemeke.
The team examines the conditions, which are beneficial from the point of view of the person providing support, and tests the dynamically changing health outcomes resulting from support provided by persons from general population in the so-called symmetrical dyads.

Meaning-reconstruction process in cancer: the role of psychological flexibility. Intensive longitudinal and experimental studies

The team verifies a new theoretical model developed through expanding the traditional integrative meaning-making model of coping by a model of psychological flexibility derived from the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Principal Investigator: Professor Aleksandra Kroemeke.
Project financed by the National Science Centre; project no. 2020/39/B/HS6/01927.

HIV/AIDS stigma and its mechanisms among people living with HIV: The role of minority stress and social support in two temporal perspectives.

The project is carried out by a consortium including the University of Warsaw (Principal Investigator: Professor Marcin Rzeszutek). The project is financed by the National Science Centre; project no. 2019/35/B/HS6/00141.
Principal Investigator from SWPS University: Professor Ewa Gruszczyńska.
The researchers examine psychological and social determinates of HIV/AIDS stigma among people living with HIV/AIDS.

MEDFAKE: Building trust in immunization, using the latest tools of communication and social influence

The project is carried out in collaboration with partners of a consortium that includes: Centrum Medyczne Kształcenia Podyplomowego (Center for Postgraduate Medical Education) – project leader, the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM), and Kozminski University. The study is financed by the National Centre for Research and Development, project no. GOSPOSTRATEG-II/0007/2020).
Research leader: Professor Jolanta Życińska
Principal Investigator: Professor Dariusz Doliński
The goals of the project include:

  • developing influencing tools for encouraging women to make conscious decisions concerning child immunization, applicable in relationships between medical experts (doctors and midwives) and women carrying their firs uncomplicated pregnancies
  • developing assumptions and tools for an educational campaign, introducing the topic of fake news identification into the public debate, addressed to parents who refuse to vaccine their children.

SAFEST: A novel project examining the social transmission of vaccination beliefs and attitudes.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the University of Cyprus (Principal Investigator: Angelos P. Kassianos) and financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus (Research and Innovation Foundation).
Principal Investigator from SWPS University: Professor Ewa Gruszczyńska
The researchers investigate specific and universal factors related to people’s readiness to get vaccinated against SARS CoV-2. The study is carried out in six European countries.

Trajectories of Coping with Illness: a multilevel analysis in a patient-partner dyads.

Project financed by the National Science Centre; project no. 2013/10/E/HS6/00189.
Principal Investigator: Professor Aleksandra Kroemeke.
The researchers test bidirectional dynamic relationships between the variables of the coping process: individual (specific self-efficacy) and social (social support) resources as well as coping strategies, emotions (positive and negative), and somatic symptoms. The research perspective includes the interpersonal context: the study of patient-partner dyads in cases of hematopoietic cells transplant. Read more about the project

Publications

 

2022

The role of psychological flexibility in the meaning-reconstruction process in cancer: The intensive longitudinal study protocol.

Kroemeke, A., Dudek, J., Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka, M. (2022). PLoS ONE, 17(10): e0276049

Daily stress and received social support in hematopoietic cell transplant patient-caregiver dyads.

Kroemeke, A., Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka, M. (2022). Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 35(6), 673-686.

Daily analysis of autonomy support and well-being in patient-caregiver dyads facing haematopoietic cell transplantation.

Kroemeke, A., Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka, M. (2022). Health Psychology Report, 10(1), 68-81.

Physician-patient agreement on physicians’ communication skills and visit satisfaction in dermatology clinics: a one-with-many design.

Kwissa-Gajewska, Z., Kroemeke, A. (2022). British Journal of Health Psychology, 27(3), 789-801.

2021

2020

Affective Well‐Being, Rumination, and Positive Reappraisal among People Living with HIV: A Measurement‐Burst Diary Study.

Gruszczyńska, E., & Rzeszutek, M. (2020). Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 12, 587-609.

Daily received support and relational functioning in HCT survivors and their caregivers: additive and buffering effects.

Kroemeke, A., Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka, M. (2020). Psycho-Oncology, 29(8), 1329-1337.

2019

Dyadic support and affect in patient-caregiver dyads following hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation: A diary study.

Kroemeke, A., Knoll, N., Sobczyk-Kruszelnicka, M. (2019). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(6), 541-550.

2018

Complications in the sexual activity of women after surgical intervention for breast cancer.

Kusz-Marcol, J., Konietzka, M., Życińska, J. (2018). Medical Science Pulse, 12 (2), 43-46.