Curricum Vitae for Tomasz  Besta
Summary of CV:
Social psychologist and Assistant Professor at Institute of Psychology University of Gdansk. Interested in group dynamics and intergroup relations, social and personal identity and psychological mechanisms related to risk and threat perception. He was involved in national and international research and educational projects.
Experience Higher education:
- Since 12.2010 - Institute of Psychology University of Gdansk, Gdansk - Assistant Professor
- 10.2007 - 12.2010 - Institute of Psychology University of Gdansk, Gdansk - Lecturer
- 10.2005 - 06.2009 - Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences and Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw – PhD Student and Teaching Assistant
- Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdansk: Psychology of Individual Differences, Personality Psychology, Inter-group Violence and Ethnic Conflicts.
- Other Faculties and Higher Education Schools: General Psychology, Social Psychology.
- B┼éa┼╝ek, M., Ka┼║mierczak, M. & Besta, T. (2014). Sense of purpose in life and escape from Self as the predictors of quality of life in clinical samples. Journal of Religion and Health, online first.
- Besta, T., Ka┼║mierczak, M. & B┼éa┼╝ek, M. (2013). Identity fusion and status of the evaluator as moderators of self-enhancement and self-verification at the group level of self-description. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 44(4), 371-378. DOI: 10.2478/ppb-2013-0040
- Mrozowska, S, Besta, T., & Zgrundo, A. (eds.) (2013). Educational challenges in the cultural space of European Union. Gda┼äsk: UG.
- Kosakowska-Berezecka, N., & Besta, T. (2013). Cultural sensitivity and intergroup conflicts – how to be culturally intelligent and nip the conflict in the bud? In: S. Mrozowska, T. Besta & A. Zgrundo (eds.), Educational challenges in the cultural space of European Union. Gda┼äsk: UG.
- Ja┼Ťkiewicz, M. & Besta, T. (2013). Is easy access related to better life? Walkability and overlapping of personal and communal identity as predictors of quality of life. Applied Research in Quality of Life, on-line first, DOI: 10.1007/s11482-013-9246-6
- B┼éa┼╝ek, M. & Besta. T (2012). Self-concept clarity and religious orientations: Prediction of purpose in life and self-esteem. Journal of Religion and Health, 51(3); 947–960.