Institute of Psychology Polish Academy of Sciences

The Psychology Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences was originally established in 1980 upon the initiative of Professor Janusz Reykowski. On July 4th 1989, following a decree of the Polish Academy of Sciences, we were reconstituted as the Institute of Psychology.

The Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IP PAN) is fully accredited to grant doctoral degrees and habilitations. The Institute can also initiate the review process for awarding titles of professor.

Our primary mission is to conduct scholarly research as well as develop and mentor the pool of highly qualified scientists.

Members of IP PAN engage in studies spanning the following areas:

  • Psychology of decision making and judgment
  • Economic psychology
  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Political psychology
  • Psychophysiology and neuroscience
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Psychology of animal behavior
  • Psychology of individual differences
  • Social psychology
  • Stress and community psychology

In addition to basic research we conduct applied research projects addressing the needs of local businesses, court system, educational institutions, national defense, social and health policies. Our experts offer variety of services aiming at the popularization of science.

On April 19th 2016 the Institute of Psychology PAS was awarded with „HR Excellence in Research” logo by the European Commission. This award is dedicated to those scientific institutions that comply with highest standards in providing researchers a stimulating work environment. Only 15 Polish institutions has been granted this award so far, and the Institute of Psychology PAS is the first one in social sciences field in Poland.


Phone: (+48 22) 583-13-80
Fax: (+48 22) 583-13-81


ul. Jaracza 1,
00-378 Warsaw

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