Ph.D., with honours, Warsaw University, Poland, 2000
Habilitation, Warsaw University, Poland, 2004
Lecturer in Psychology, Warsaw University, 2000 - 2004
Visiting Professor, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 2002-2003
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 2003-2004
President of the Division of Health Psychology, International Association of Applied Psychology
Editor in Chief: Anxiety Stress, & Coping (2012 IF: 2.11)
Associate Editor: Applied Psychology: Health and Well Being (2012 IF: 1.75)
Editorial Board Member: Psychology & Health, British Journal of Health Psychology. Applied Psychology: An International Review, Health Psychology Review, Journal of Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society (2010)
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
Hagger, M. S., & Luszczynska, A. (in press). Implementation intention and action planning interventions in health contexts: State of the research and proposals for the way forward. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being
Luszczynska, A., de Wit, J. B. F., de Vet, E., Januszewicz, A., Liszewska, N., Johnson, F., Pratt, M., Gaspar, T., Gaspar de Matos, M., & Stok, F. M. (in press). At-home environment, out-of-home environment, snacks and sweetened beverages intake in preadolescence, early and mid-adolescence: the interplay between environment and self-regulation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-9908-6
Cieslak, R., Shoji, K., Luszczynska, A., Taylor, S., Rogala, A., & Benight. C.C. (in press). Secondary Trauma self-efficacy: concept and its measurement. Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1037/a0032687.
Luszczynska, A., Pawlowska, I., Cieslak, R., Knoll, N., & Scholz, U. (in press). Social support and quality of life among lung cancer patients. Psycho-oncology. Doi: 10.1002/pon.3218
De Vet, E., De Wit, J.B.F., Luszczynska, A., Stok. F.M., Gaspar, T., Pratt, M., Wardle, J., & De Ridder, D.T.D. (in press). Access to excess: how do adolescents deal with unhealthy foods in their environment? European Journal of Public Health. Doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cks185
Cieslak, R., Shoji, K., Douglas, A., Melville, E., Luszczynska, A., & Benight, C.C., (in press). A meta-analysis of the relationship between job burnout and secondary traumatic stress among workers with indirect exposure to trauma. Psychological Services. doi: 10.1037/a0033798
Ochsner, S., Knoll, N., Hornung, R., Stadler, G., Luszczynska, A., & Scholz, U. (in press) The interplay of received social control and social support in smoking cessation. Psychology & Health. doi: 10.1007/s10142-013-0327-2
Blecharz, J., Luszczynska, A., Scholz, U., Schwarzer, R., Siekanska, M., & Cieslak, R. (in press). Predicting performance and performance satisfaction: The role of mindfulness and beliefs about the ability to deal with social barriers in sport. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2013.839989
Bukowska-Durawa, A., Luszczynska, A. (in press). Cervical cancer screening and psychosocial barriers perceived by patients: A systematic review. Contemporary Oncology.
Gholami, M., Lange, D., Luszczynska, A., Knoll, N., Schwarzer, R. (2013). A dietary planning intervention increases fruit consumption in Iranian women. Appetite, 63,1-6. Doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.12.005
Szczepanska, K.W., Scholz, U., Liszewska, N., & Luszczynska, A. (2013). Social and cognitive predictors of fruit and vegetable intake among adolescents: The context of changes in body weight. Journal of Health Psychology, 18, 667-679. 10.1177/1359105312437434
Zaleskiewicz, T., Gasiorowska, A., Kesebir, P., Luszczynska, A., & Pyszczynski, T. (2013). Money and the fear of death: The symbolic power of money as an existential anxiety buffer. Journal of Economic Psychology, 36, 55-67.Doi:10.1016/j.joep.2013.02.008.
Piko, B. F., Luszczynska, A., & Fitzpatrick, K. (2013). Social inequalities in adolescent depression: the role of parental social support and optimism. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 59, 474-481 Doi: 10.1177/0020764012440788
Scholz, U., Ochsner, S., & Luszczynska, A. (2013). Comparing different boosters of planning interventions on changes in fat consumption in overweight and obese individuals: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 604-615. 10.1080/00207594.2012.661061 Luszczynska, A., Durawa, A., Scholz, U., & Knoll, N. (2012). Empowerment beliefs and intention to uptake cervical cancer screening: Three psychosocial mediating mechanisms. Women & Health, 52, 162-181. Doi: 10.1080/03630242.2012.656187
Cislak, A., Safron, M., Pratt, M., Gaspar, T., & Luszczynska, A. (2012). Family-related predictors of body weight and weight-related behaviors among children and adolescents: A systematic umbrella review. Child: Care, Health & Development, 38, 321-333. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01285.x
Burkert, S., Knoll, N., Luszczynska, A., & Gralla, O. (2012). The interplay of dyadic and individual planning of pelvic-floor exercise in prostate-cancer patients following radical prostatectomy. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 35, 305-317. doi: 10.1007/s10865-012-9416-2
Luszczynska, A., & Abraham C. (2012). Reciprocal relationships between three aspects of physical self-concept, vigorous physical activity, and lung function: A longitudinal study among late adolescents. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 13, 640-648. Doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.04.003
Luszczynska, A., Durawa, A. B., Dudzinska, M., Kwiatkowska, M., Knysz, B., Knoll, N. (2012). The effects of mortality reminders on posttraumatic growth and finding benefits among patients with life-threatening illness and their caregivers. Psychology & Health. Psychology & Health, 27, 1227-1243.Doi: 10.1080/08870446.2012.665055
Jackowska, M., von Wagner, C., Wardle, J., Juszczyk, D., Luszczynska, A., & Waller, J. (2012). Cervical screening among migrant women: a qualitative study of Polish, Slovak and Romanian women in London. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 38, 229-238. Doi: 10.1136/jfprhc-2011-100144
Scholz, U., Kliegel, M., Luszczynska, A., & Knoll, N. (2012). Associations between received social support and positive and negative affect: Evidence for age differences from a daily diary study. European Journal of Ageing, 9, 361-371. doi: 10.1007/s10433-012-0236-6
Luszczynska, A., Piko, B., & Januszewicz, A., (2012). Self-efficacy and health. In R. J.R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence, pp. 2559-2567. New York: Springer.
Luszczynska, A., & Durawa, A. B. (2012). Self-regulatory skills and behavior change. In: V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Vol. 3,2nd Edition (pp. 336-342). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
Schwarzer, R., & Luszczynska, A. (2012). Stressful life events. In I. B. Weiner (Ed.-in-Chief) & A. M. Nezu, C. M. Nezu, & P. A. Geller (Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Vol. 9. Health psychology (2nd rev. ed.) (pp. 29-56). New York: Wiley.
Luszczynska, A., Goc, G., Scholz, U., Kowalska, M., & Knoll, N. (2011). Enhancing Intentions to Attend Cervical Cancer Screening With a Stage-Matched Intervention. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 33-46. DOI:10.1348/135910710X499416
Kwiatkowska M., Knysz, B., Gasirowski, J., Luszczynska, A., & Gladysz, A (2011). The role of mechanisms of buffeting anxiety in HIV carriers. A study within the terror management theory paradigm. Advances in Hygiene and Experimental Medicine, 65, 133-142.
Luszczynska, A., Schwarzer, R., Lippke, S., & Mazurkiewicz, M. (2011). Self-efficacy as a moderator of the planning-behaviour relationship in interventions designer to promote physical activity. Psychology & Health, 26, 151-166. Doi10.1080/08870446.2011.531571
Safron, M., Cislak, A., Gaspar, T., & Luszczynska, A. (2011). Effects of school-based interventions targeting obesity-related behaviors and body weight change: A systematic umbrella review. Behavioral Medicine, 37, 15-25. DOI: 10.1080/08964289.2010.543194
Knoll, N., Burkert, S., Luszczynska, A., Roigas, J., Gralla, O. (2011). Predictors of Support Provision: A Study with Couples Adapting to Incontinence Following Radical Prostatectomy. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 472-487. Doi: 10.1348/135910710X522860
Cieslak, R., Benight, C. C., Luszczynska, A., & Laudenslager, M. (2011). Longitudinal Relationships Between Self-Efficacy, Posttraumatic Distress, and Salivary Cortisol among Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors. Stress & Health, 27, e261-e268. DOI: 10.1002/smi.1379
Schwarzer, R., Lippke, S., & Luszczynska, A. (2011). Mechanisms of Health Behavior Change in Persons With Chronic Illness or Disability: The Health Action Process Approach (HAPA). Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 161-170. doi: 10.1037/a0024509
Kesebir, P., Luszczynska, A., Pyszczynski, T., Benight, C. (2011). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Involves Disrupted Anxiety-Buffer Mechanisms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 819-841. 10.1521/jscp.2011.30.8.819
Safron, M., Cislak, A., Gaspar, T., & Luszczynska, A. (2011). Micro-environmental characteristics related to body weight, diet, and physical activity of children and adolescents: A systematic umbrella review. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 21, 317-330.DOI:10.1080/09603123.2011.552713
Abdollahi, A., Pyszczynski, T., Maxfield, M., & Luszczynska, A. (2011) Posttraumatic Stress Reactions as a Disruption in Anxiety-Buffer Functioning: Dissociation and Responses to Mortality Salience as Predictors of Severity of Post-traumatic Symptoms. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3, 329-341. Doi 0.1037/a0021084
Abraham, C., Kok, G., Schaalma, H. P., Luszczynska, A. (2011). Health promotion. In: P.R. Martin, F. M. Cheung, M. C. Knowles, M. Kyrios, L. Littlefield, J.B Overmier & J.M. Prieto (Eds.), Handbook of applied psychology (pp. 83-111). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Piko, B. F., Skultéti, D., Luszczynska, A., & Gibbons, F. X. (2010). Social Orientations and Adolescent Health Behaviors in Hungary. International Journal of Psychology, 45, 12-20. doi: 10.1080/00207590903030279
Turner, S. A., Luszczynska, A., Warner, L. M., & Schwarzer, R. (2010). Emotional and uncontrolled eating styles and chocolate chip cookie consumption: A controlled trial of the effects of positive mood enhancement. Appetite, 54, 143-149.
Luszczynska, A., Cao, D. S., Mallach, N., Pietron, K., Mazurkiewicz, M., & Schwarzer, R. (2010). Intentions, Planning, and Self-Efficacy Predict Physical Activity in Chinese and Polish Adolescents: Two Moderated Mediation Analyses. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 10, 265-278.
Bukowska-Durawa, A., Haynes, C., & Luszczynska, A. (2010). Plans not needed if you have high and stable self-efficacy: Planning intervention and snack intake in the context of Self-efficacy trajectories. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 41, 91-97. DOI: 10.2478/v10059-010-0012-4
Luszczynska, A., Benight, C. C., & Cieslak, R. (2009). Self-efficacy and health-related outcomes of collective trauma: A systematic review. European Psychologist, 14, 49-60.
Luszczynska, A., Benight, C., Cieslak, R., Kissinger, P., Reilly, K.H., Clark, R.A. (2009). Self-efficacy mediates effects of exposure, loss of resources, and life stress on posttraumatic distress among trauma survivors. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 1,73-90.
Luszczynska, A., Cieslak, R. (2009). Mediated Effects of Social Support for Healthy Nutrition: Fruit and Vegetable Intake Across 8 Months After Myocardial Infarction. Behavioral Medicine, 35, 30-38.
Dombrowski, S., & Luszczynska, A. (2009). The interplay between conscious and automatic self-regulation and adolescents' physical activity: the role of planning, intentions, and lack of awareness. Applied Psychology. 59, 257-273.
Cieslak, R., Benight, C.C., Schmidt, N., Luszczynska, A., Reilly, K. H, Clark, R. A., & Kissinger, P. (2009). Predicting Posttraumatic Growth among Hurricane Katrina Survivors Living With HIV: The Role of Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and PTSD Symptoms. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 22, 449-462.
Scholz, U., Nagy, G., Goehner, W., Luszczynska, A., & Kliegel, M. (2009). Changes in self-regulatory cognitions as predictors of changes in smoking and low-fat diet. Psychology and Health, 24,545-561.
Kline, R., Luszczynska, A., Pfüller, B., Knoll, N. (2009). Appraisal Detection Bias and Well-being in Close Relationships: Couples experiencing assisted reproduction treatment. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being,1, 165-187.
Webb, T. L., Sheeran, P., & Luszczynska, A. (2009). Planning to Break Unwanted Habits: Habit Strength Moderates Implementation Intention Effects on Behaviour Change. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 507-523.
Luszczynska, A. Haynes, C., (2009). Changing Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Body Weight Among Student Nurses and Midwifes: Effects of a Planning Intervention and Self-Efficacy Beliefs. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 1075-1084.
Schwarzer, R., Luszczynska, A., Ziegelmann, J. P., Scholz, U., & Lippke, S. (2008). Social cognitive predictors of physical adherence: Three longitudinal studies in rehabilitation. Health Psychology, 27 (1, Suppl), S54-S63.
Schwarzer, R., & Luszczynska, A. (2008). How to overcome health-compromising behaviors: The Health Action Process Approach. European Psychologist, 13, 141-151.
Luszczynska, A., & Tryburcy, M. (2008). Effects of a self-efficacy intervention on exercise: The moderating role of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Applied Psychology, 57, 644-659.
Schwarzer, R., & Luszczynska, A. (2008). Reactive, anticipatory, preventive and proactive coping: A theoretical distinction. Prevention Researcher, 15, 22-24.
Lis-Turlejska, M., Luszczynska, A., Plichta, A., & Benight, C.C. (2008). Jewish and non-Jewish World War II Child and Adolescent Survivors at 60 Years After War: Effects of Parental Loss and Age at Exposure on Well-being. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78, 369-377.
Luszczynska, A., Gregajtys, A., & Abraham, C. (2007). Effects of a Self-Efficacy Intervention on Initiation of Recommended Exercises in Patients With Spondylosis . Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 15, 26-40
Luszczynska, A., Mazurkiewicz, M., Ziegelman J. P., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Recovery self-efficacy and intention as predictors of running: A cross-lagged panel analysis over a two-year period. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8, 247-260.
Ziegelmann, J., Luszczynska, A., Lippke, S., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Are goal intentions or implementation intentions better predictors of behavior? Rehabilitation Psychology, 52, 97-102.
Luszczynska, A., Sarkar, Y., & Knoll, N. (2007). Received social support, self-efficacy, and finding benefits in disease as predictors of physical functioning and adherence to antiretroviral therapy. Patient Education and Counseling, 66, 37-42
Boehmer, S., Luszczynska, A., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Coping and quality of life after tumor surgery: Personal and social resources promote different domains of quality of life Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 20, 61-75.
Knoll, N., Kleinle, R., Bauer, K., Pfüller, B., & Luszczynska, A. (2007). Affect and enacted support in couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization: When providing is better than receiving. Social Science and Medicine, 64, 1789-1801.
Schwarzer, R., Shuez, B., Ziegelmann, J. P., Lippke, S., Luszczynska, A., & Scholz, U., (2007). Adoption and maintenance of four health behaviors: Theory-guided longitudinal studies on dental flossing, seat belt use, dietary behavior, and physical activity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33, 156-166.
Luszczynska, A., Sobczyk, A., & Abraham, C. (2007). Planning to reduce weight: Implementation intentions intervention helps to reduce body weight among overweight or obese women by prompting action planning. Health Psychology, 26, 507-512
Cieslak, R., Knoll, N., & Luszczynska, A. (2007). Reciprocal Relations among Job Demands, Job Control and Social Support Moderated by Neuroticism: A Crossed-Lagged Analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 71, 84-96.
Luszczynska, A., Gerstorf, D., Knoll, N., Boehmer, S., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Patients' coping profiles and partners' support provision. Psychology and Health, 22, 749-764.
Luszczynska, A., & Gunson, K. S. E. (2007). Predictors of asking medical personnel about handwashing: The moderating role of patients' age and MRSA infection status. Patient Education and Counseling, 68, 79-85.
Luszczynska, A., Boehmer, S., Knoll, N., Schulz, U., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Emotional Support for Men and Women with Cancer: Do Patients Receive What Their Partners Provide? International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 14, 156-163.
Luszczynska, A., Tryburcy, M., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Improving Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Self-Efficacy Intervention Compared to a Combined Self-Efficacy and Planning Intervention. Health Education Research, 22, 630-638.
Luszczynska, A., Scholz, U., & Sutton, S. (2007). Planning to change diet: A controlled trial of an implementation intentions training intervention to reduce saturated fat intake among patients after myocardial infarction. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63, 491-497.