Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz

Name: Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz

Place of work: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Department of Clinical, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Social Science Faculty, since 1991

Position: Ph.D. in psychology, Associate professor, Head of Department

Address: Oczapowskiego 2, 10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND

Contact: Tel. +48 512 007 915;


Education: Warsaw University, Faculty of Psychology, 1991

Field of expertise: Psychology of social development and personality, social participation, citizenship, self-responsibility

Professional & practical experience:

  • 28 years of providing courses on psychology of development and education Author and co-author 7 books and over 70 articles on the field of developmental and education psychology
  • Head of 4 scientific grants funded by Polish National Committee, Visegrad Fund, European Science Foundation, CiCeA
  • Member and country coordinator 8 international projects funded by European Commission (e.g. CiCe, TEAM, To-Gather) 
  • Diagnostician and therapist in Psychological and Education Centre (no 3) and Primary School ZAK in Olsztyn
  • Head of University Centre for Therapy and Support “EMPATHY”
  • Psychologist cooperated with biggest Polish companies supporting them with developing social, emotional and personal capital: company culture development, implementation of competences systems, development of managerial competences (leadership, coaching, decision making, change management and crisis, communication (e.g. Accenture, Sanofi Aventis, BGZBNP Paribas, Takeda, ResMed, Bridgestone, Roche Polska
  • Coach for over 200 middle-managers and 40 executives 
  • Expert for the biggest consulting companies (Deloitte, PwC) in diagnosis and development professional competences of Executive Boards

Main publications from last 4 years:

  • Citizenship Teaching and Learning Thematic Issue: Young people’s citizenship activity in the twenty-first century, guest editors: Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz & Anna M. Zalewska 12 (2), 2017:
  • Sklad, M., Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, B., Zalewska, A.M. (2017), Are (second generation) young immigrants active citizens? - Dutch case, Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 12 (2),  227-238
  • Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, B., Zalewska, A.M., Karakatsani, D. (2017), Does citizenship education matter: young people's citizenship activity in countries with different citizenship education experience, Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 12 (2), 171-188
  • Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, B., Zalewska A.M., Sklad, M..(2017), Does economic condition matters: citizenship activity of young people in countries with different economic status,  Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 12 (2), 151-168 
  • Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, B., Zalewska, A.M. (2017), Measuring young people's citizenship activity, Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 12 (2), 189-206
  • Bondarevskaya, I, Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, B., Bondar, E. (2017), Young people's citizenship activity in times of war threat: Case of Ukraine, Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 12 (2), 141-150
  • Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, B, Zalewska, A.M. Kennedy, K.J. (2018) (red), Young people and active citizenship in post-Soviet times,  London: Routledge, pp. 274, 
  • Zalewska, A.M, Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, B, Clough, P.J., Dagnall, N. (2019). Mental toughness development through adolescence: Effects of age group and community size, Social Behavior and Personality, 47 (1), s. 1-8 ; DOI: 10.2224/sbp.7376.

Main Research Projects:

  • Young People's Citizenship Activity Profiles and the Underlying Psychological Characteristics – An International Perspective, 2014, CiCeA Grant No CiCeA/ResearchGrant/2014, leader
  • Citizens of the future: the concerns and actions of  young people around  current European and global issues,  2006 – 2010 - European Science Foundation Grant,  Leader 
  • Social capital within the Visegrad context; 2008 – 2009 –  Visegrad Found Grant Nr 13084-2007-IVF, Country Leader

Organizational Experience:

  • President of Children’s Identity and Citizenship European Association – since 2018
  • President of Polish Association for Psychology of Human Development since 2019
  • Head of National Accreditation Committee of European Certificate on Psychology by European Federation of Psychological Association (EFPA) – since 2018
  • Polish Psychological Association representative to authorities of European Federation of Psychological Association (EFPA)  since 2019
  • Member of Executive Committee Polish Psychological Association  since 2015
  • Head of Univesity Commision of Etics in Research, since 2016
  • Member of Scientific Committee European Science Fundation 2006-2010
  • Head of the Council of Academic Centre for Counseling and Therapy EPMATHY