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Psychedelics & Well-being

My research interests cover two main areas: well-being and psychedelics.

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 limit people's well-being: mostly related to anxiety and avoidance.

My research is driven by the search for effective methods of improving well-being and relieving psychological pain. I have studied psychological interventions and developed my own value-based program aimed at enhancing well-being. 

Currently, I am focusing on the field of psychedelics, whose unique healing potential goes beyond traditional therapies and psychological interventions. In my current research I combine the study of well-being with the study of psychedelic experiences. I am mainly interested in analyzing factors that can enhance the positive, therapeutic effects of a psychedelic trip - such as priming with healthy, self-compassionate cognitive content, designing the most useful setting and choosing the correct substance. I also try to understand the phenomenon of a bad trip and aim to develop ways in which this experience can be used to learn healthy ways of coping with anxiety.
I am open to scientific collaboration with researchers enthusiastic about the topic of psychedelics.

I published numerous papers in international journals and attended a number of science conferences. I love public speaking and sharing my knowledge with students and other researchers.

Below is a list of my publications so far:
Piotrowski, K., Bojanowska, A., Szczygiel, D., Mikolajczak, M., Roskam, I. (2023) 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 Press.


Bojanowska, A. (2010) Young people’s optimism towards the environment in the local and global perspectives. [w:] A.

Zalewska, B. Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz (red.), Future Citizens: 21st century challenges for young people. Kraków: Impuls.

Bojanowska, A. (2010). Healthy Future – Young Poeple’s Optimism towards local and global health. [w:] A. Zalewska, B.Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz (red.), Future Citizens: 21st century challenges for young people. Kraków: Impuls

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