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May 12th – 14th 2021, Olomouc


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Practical Information


The conference programme is here. 

All papers can be found in the bulletin of abstracts by the name of the author/authors or using the “Bookmark” in the Adobe browser (left menu).

The full version of the conference programme will be revealed before its beginning, after all the accepted contributions are categorized. The conference language is Czech, Slovak and English.

In case of unfavourable epidemiologic situation, the conference will be held in the given date, but online, through the Zoom platform.

Invited contributions

Prof. Astrid Schütz
Astrid Schütz holds the chair of Personality and Assessment at the University of Bamberg. She is also Director of the Centre of Personnel Psychology and Vice-Dean of the School of Human Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in psychology with minors in sociology and education and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Virginia, at Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Southampton as well as a professor of Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology. Her research focuses on personality in social relations, leadership, and narcissism. She also develops tools for assessment and training and is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and author/editor of over 30 books. She is associate editor of ‘Journal of Individual Differences’ and serves on the editorial board of ‘Self and Identity’.
Narcissism and leadership (contribution in English)

prof. PhDr. Viera Bačová, DrSc.
Chair of Scientific Council, Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Kariéra a vek: generačné odlišnosti a ich dôsledky (“Career and age: generational differences and their consequences”) contribution in Slovak

Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D.
Head of Department of Corporate Economy, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno
Leadership po roce 2020: Staré limity a nové trendy (“Leadership after 2020: Old limits and new trends”) contribution in Czech

Doc. Zvonimir Galic
Associate Professor at Department of psychology, Faculty of humanities and social sciences, University of Zagreb
What makes a good boss? New methods for identifying organizational leaders (contribution in English)

Prof. Shlomo Hareli
Social Psychologist who is interested in social perception of emotions. Faculty member of the School of Business Administration at the University of Haifa where he serves as the head of the Laboratory for the Study of Social Perception of Emotions, as the head of the Research MBA program and as chair of the department’s graduate students committee.
Emotions as a source of social information – Social and Organizational Implications (contribution in English)

Prof. Konstantinos Kafetsios, Ph.D 
Extraordinary professor of Social and Organisational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc.
Attachment orientations in leader-follower interaction (contribution in English)

doc. Mgr. Elena Lisá, Ph.D.
Associate professor in work and organisational psychology, focusing on topics of attachment and competences of graduates. Institute of Applied psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava
Ktoré soft zručnosti pre zamestnateľnosť absolventov zamestnávatelia vyhľadávajú a ako môže pomôcť psychológia (“Which soft skills are sought-after by employers regarding employability of graduates and how can psychology help”) contribution in Slovak

Prof. Willibald Ruch, Ph.D.
Willibald Ruch is chair of the section of personality and assessment at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. He received his PhD from the University of Graz, Austria and after his habilitation at the University of Düsseldorf (Germany) he held a Heisenberg fellowship awarded by the German Research Council (DFG). He has authored about 350 journal articles and book chapters and co-edited and co-written five books. Willibald is co-editing or on the editorial board of several journals (including Journal of Individual Differences, Journal of Research in Personality, Journal of Positive Psychology, Personality and Individual Difference), and is a co-editor of two book series. Currently he is working on positive psychology traits (e.g., character strengths and virtues; cheerfulness, humor) in adults and children/adolescents and their role in contributing to the good life. He is the founder and past president the Swiss Positive Psychology Association (www.swippa.ch), IPPA Fellow (class of 2015) and senior scientist at the VIA Institute of character.
Character strength and the good (work) life. (contribution in English)


Conference workshops offer the chance for participants to get acquainted with specific methods and tools from practice, but also with the research tools of academic ground. Because the workshops are of an interactive nature, their capacity is limited. When registering, you can choose to attend those of the workshops, that have free capacity. It is expected from participants of the workshops, that they will take part in the group work focused on given issue under the guidance of the lector/lectors.

Jakub Rajčáni Ph.D., Marcel Martončik Ph.D., Pavol Kačmár Ph.D.
P > .05 alebo čo s nesignifikantnými výsledkami (“p > .05, what to do with insignificant results”) workshop in Slovak

Filip Sulejmanov, Ph.D.
Humor in the workplace: An introduction to Paul McGhee’s 7 humor habits program (workshop in English)

Mgr. Tomáš Krám
Outplacement – propouštěcí pohovory (“Outplacement – dismissal interviews”) workshop in Czech

Mgr. Lucie Viktorová, Ph.D.
Výzkum interakce světla a člověka: Co lze dělat (nejen) v naší laboratoři („Research of interaction of light and human: what can be achieved (not only) in our laboratory“) workshop in Czech

Bc. Petra Hypšová, PhDr. Martin Seitl, Ph.D.
Obličejová emoční exprese a termovizní snímání při detekci úmyslného zkreslování informací (“Facial emotion expression and thermal imaging while detecting intentional distortion of informations”) workshop in Czech

Anton Pashkievich, Ph.D.
Eyetracker in traffic domain research (workshop in English)

Mgr. Veronika Kurečková, Mgr. Petr Zámečník, Ph.D., Mgr. Darina Havlíčková
Rehabilitační programy pro řidiče – ukázka terapeutické práce (“Rehabilitation programmes – examples and demonstration of a therapeutic work”) workshop in Czech

Round tables

Round tables offer the space for participants from the practice and from academic ground to share their experience/questions/opinions and to mutually compare them, or even to draw methods of a good practice or ideas for further research from it. The round table takes from 60 to 90 minutes, with presenter invited from practice presiding over it. The presenter facilitates and structures the discussion of the participants and helps them to formulate the main outcomes of the discussion. There is no prior registration to the round table, capacity is filled (approx. 25 participants) during the conference, according to the demand of participants.

Mgr. Lukáš Bakoš, Ph.D.
Managing director in Maxman Consultans Company
Remote leadership (discussion in Czech)

Mgr. Zuzana Karpinská, Ph.D., PCC a PhDr. Denisa Kmecová, PCC
Heads of Bussiness Coaching College, internationally certified coaches and ICF registered mentors of coaching
Koučink v práci HR manažera (“Coaching in the job of HR manager”) discussion in Slovak

Mgr. Vladimír Koša
Managing director in Consilium Consulting & Business Group
Zmeny vo vzdelávaní a rozvoji v kontexte COVID-19 (“Changes in education and development in context of Covid-19”) discussion in Slovak

Thematic fields of the conference

  1. Diagnostic and analytic methods used in work, organisational and traffic psychology.
  2. Intervention and rehabilitation in work, organisational and traffic psychology.
  3. Cognitive work and organisational psychology.
  4. Forensic and penitentiary psychology, psychology in security forces.
  5. Team and organisation.
  6. Mobility, quality of life and climate change
  7. Psychological aspects of current forms of work in the context of COVID-19 (online, home office, …)

Programme and organisational committee of the conference

  • PhDr. Martin Seitl, Ph.D.
  • doc. PhDr. Matúš Šucha, Ph.D.
  • Mgr. Lucie Viktorová, Ph.D.
  • PhDr. Klára Seitlová, Ph.D.
  • PhDr. Martin Dolejš, Ph.D.
  • prof. Konstantinos Kafetsios, Ph.D.
  • Filip Sulejmanov, Ph.D.
  • Bc. Petra Hypšová
  • Mgr. Mikuláš Toman

Permanent committee of the conference

  • PhDr. Martin Seitl, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc – chairman
  • prof. PhDr. Tomáš Sollár, Ph.D., Department of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
  • doc. PhDr. Ing. Aleš Gregar CSc., Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín
  • doc. Mgr. Elena Lisá, Ph.D., Institute of Applied psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • prof. PhDr. Ladislav Lovaš, CSc., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
  • PhDr. Markéta Niederlová, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D., Department of Corporate Economy, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Mgr. Denisa Fedáková, Ph.D., Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS, Košice

The permanent committee of the Conference of Work and Organisational psychology, consisted of one representative of each workplace, is established since the 19th year of the conference, based on the agreement of the co-organizers. The post of the chairman of the permanent committee is always held by that member of the permanent committee, whose workplace is the main organizer for that year. At the moment it works in the arrangement mentioned above.