Aleksandra Luszczynska, Ph.D.

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  • M.A., Psychology, Warsaw University, Poland, 1996
  • Ph.D., with honours, Warsaw University, Poland, 2000
  • Habilitation, Warsaw University, Poland, 2004
Prof. Aleksandra Luszczynska


  • Lecturer in Psychology, Warsaw University, 2000 - 2004
  • Visiting Professor, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 2002-2003
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 2003-2004


  • President Elect of the Division of Health Psychology, International Association of Applied Psychology


  • National Fellowship for Young Researchers, Foundation for Polish Science, 2000
  • Early Career Award, Stress and Anxiety Research Society, 2004
  • Early Career Award, International Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2004


  • Social-cognitive predictors of health behavior change

    • Luszczynska, A., Sobczyk, A., & Abraham, C. (in press). Planning to lose weight: RCT of an implementation intention prompt to enhance weight reduction among overweight and obese women. Health Psychology.
    • Luszczynska, A., & Sutton, S. (in press). Physical activity after cardiac rehabilitation: evidence that different types of self-efficacy are important in maintainers and relapsers. Rehabilitation Psychology.
    • Luszczynska, A. (2006). Effects of an implementation intentions intervention on physical activity after MI mediated by the use of planning strategy. Social Science and Medicine, 62, 900-980
    • Boehmer, S. & Luszczynska, A. (2006). Two kinds of items in quality of life instruments:'Indicator and causal variable' in the EORTC QLQ-C30. Quality of Life Research, 15, 131-141.
    • Luszczynska, A., Mohamed, N. E., & Schwarzer, R. (2005). Self-efficacy and social suport predict benefit finding 12 months after cancer surgery: The mediating role of coping strategies. Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 10, 365-366.
    • Luszczynska, A., & Schwarzer, R. (2005). The Multidimensional Health Locus of Control: comments on construct and its measure. Journal of Health Psychology, 10, 633-642.
    • Luszczynska, A., Gibbons, F. X., Piko, B. F., & Tekozel, M. (2004). Self-regulatory cognitions, social comparisons, perceived peers' behaviors as predictors of nutrition and physical activity: A comparison among adolescents in Hungary, Poland, Turkey and USA. Psychology and Health, 19, 577-593.
    • Luszczynska, A. (2004). Change of breast self-examination: The effects of intervention on enhancing self-efficacy. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 11, 95-103.