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Agnieszka Bojanowska, PhD

I'm a psychologist with over 15 years of experience specialising in human well-being. I help people improve their well-being and unlock their full potential. 

I am a scientist, therapist and trainer. I use both verified and experimental methods in my practice, regularly publish in scientific journals and develop novel ways of improving workplace and personal well-being.

I love science, have a curious mind and a lot of sense of humour. I follow my dreams, like to be surprised by life and surround myself with kind, interesting people. I live in Amsterdam and regularly visit Warsaw.

I have devoted my academic career to the study of well-being, because I believe this to be the core of what psychological research is about. In my opinion, the role that psychology plays in everyday life should be about making people happier and more fulfilled. I look for factors that enhance people's well-being and ways of unlocking people's potential.

My research is driven by the search for effective methods of improving people's lives. I am interested in personality factors, social interactions and values related to human happiness, as well as burnout processes and mechanisms related to perfectionism. 

I have a love for philosophy and am curious about experimental methods of working with the mind.  I have studied psychological interventions and developed my own value-based program aimed at enhancing well-being. I published numerous papers in international journals and I regularly present my research at science conferences. I thrive from public speaking and sharing my knowledge with students and other researchers. I like working with the media to popularise science about human well-being.

Below is a list of my publications:

Piotrowski, K., Bojanowska, A., Szczygiel, D., Mikolajczak, M., Roskam, I. Parental Burnout at Different Stages of Parenthood: Links with Temperament, Big Five traits, and Parental Identity. Frontiers in Psychology 14. Doi:

Bojanowska, A., Kaczmarek, Ł. Urbańska, B., Puchalska, M. (2022). Acting on Values: A Novel Intervention Enhancing Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being. Journal of Happiness Studies 23 (8), doi: 10.1007/s10902-022-00585-4

Bojanowska, A., Kościelniak, M., Gąsiorowska, A. (2022). Religiosity Decline in Europe: Age, Generation, and the Mediating Role of Shifting Human Values. Journal of Religion and Health, Doi: 10.1007/s10943-022-01670-x


Bojanowska, A., Kaczmarek, Ł., Urbańska, B. (2021). How healthy and unhealthy values predict hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Dissecting value-related beliefs and behaviors. Journal of Happiness Studies. Doi: 10.1007/s10902-021-00396-z

Bojanowska, A., & Urbańska, B. (2021). Individual values and well-being: The moderating role of personality traits.
International Journal of Psychology, 56 (5), pp. 698-709,


Bojanowska, A., Kaczmarek, Ł., Kościelniak, M., Urbańska, B. (2021). Changes in values and well-being amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Poland. PLOS One, Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255491


Piotrowski, K., & Bojanowska, A. (2021). Factor structure and psychometric properties of a Polish adaptation of the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. Current Psychology .


Piotrowski, K., Bojanowska, A., Nowicka, A. et al. (2021). Perfectionism and community-identity integration: the mediating role of shame, guilt and self-esteem. Current Psychology,


Bojanowska, A., Piotrowski, K. (2021). Two levels of personality: Temperament and values and their effects on hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Current Psychology 40, 1185–1193


Bojanowska, A., & Piotrowski, K. (2020). Is Person-Group Value Congruence Always a Good Thing? Values and Well-Being Among Maladjusted Teens and Their Peers. Frontiers in Psychology, 11 , 1–10.


Bojanowska, A., & Czerw, A. (2020). Values and well-being – how are individual values associated with subjective and eudaimonic well-being? Polish Psychological Bulletin , 51 (2), 162–169.


Bojanowska, A., & Piotrowski, K. (2019). Values and psychological well-being among adolescents – are some values
‘healthier’ than others? European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 16 (4), 402–416.


Kościelniak, M., & Bojanowska, A. (2019). The Role of Personal Values and Student Achievement in Academic Dishonesty. Frontiers in Psychology , 10 (1887), 1–7.


Bojanowska, A., & Zalewska, A. (2018). Temperamental predictors of subjective well-being from early adolescence to midlife: The role of temporal and energetic regulation. International Journal of Psychology , 6 (53), 458–467.


Bojanowska, A., Zatorski, M., Gazdowska, J., & Durlik, M. (2017). Adherence to treatment among chronically ill ambulatory patients. Polish Psychological Bulletin , 3 (48), 380–387.


Bojanowska, A., & Zalewska, A. (2016). Happy temperament? Four types of stimulation control linked to four types of Subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies , 18 (5), 1403–1423.


Gozdowska, J., Zatorski, M., Bojanowska, A., Trochalla, p., Białek, Ł., Tomaszek, A., … Durlik, M. (2016). Living-Donor Versus Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplantation: Comparison of Psychosocial Consequences for Recipients. Transplantation Proceedings, 48 (5), 1498–1505.


Bojanowska, A., & Zalewska, A. (2015). Lay Understanding of Happiness and the Experience of Well-Being: Are Some Conceptions of Happiness More Beneficial than Others? Journal of Happiness Studies , 17 (2), 793–815.


Bojanowska, A., Siegień, W. (2010). Playing with people in the same country. [in:] A. Ross, M. Dooly (red.) What’s fair? Young Europeans constructions of equity, altruism and self-interest. Barcelona: UAB Pre

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