Institute of Psychology - MRU

Institute of Psychology

Institute of Psychology – the Unit of Mykolas Romeris University that implements programs and scientific work of psychology and is orientated to society needs and contemporary psychological research achievements. Institute of Psychology implements psychology bachelor programme (available both in Lithuanian and English languages) and two masters programmes, that currently covers 400 students. At present 40 members of academic staff as professors, associate professors, doctors and assistants are working at the Institute. Staff is commited to the continuous professional development is open to new experiences and believe in sincere communication and cooperation with students.

Institute of Psychology has a Centre of Experimental Psychology that is equipped with the modern technologies and instruments providing up to date conditions for both student’s practical assignments and laboratory works and for scientific research of the staff.
Institute of Psychology aims at:

  • Preparing qualified and competitive psychologists that are able to consolidate into in the labor market;
  • Ensuring modern, advance and friendly study environment for students;
  • Creating and developing tolerant, respectful and helpful work environment for the employees of Institute taking into account their individual differences, and establishing attractive conditions for social partners to cooperate;
  • Establishing productive and purposeful relationships with foreign institutions by seeking hight purpose to improve study quality and to make long-term relationships in scientific research field.

Address: Ateities st. 20, LT-08303, Vilnius
E-mail: pi@mruni.eu

Director: prof. dr. Rasa Pilkauskaitė Valickienė
Room V-240
Tel. +370 5 271 4713
E-mail: rvalick@mruni.eu 

Deputy director: doc. dr. Antanas Valantinas
Room: V-256
Tel. +370 5 271 4620
Email: a.valantinas@mruni.eu

Manager:  Rugilė Valkauskaitė
Room V-113
Tel. +370 5 271 4717 
E-mail: rugile.v@mruni.eu

Preparing Schedules:  Gražina Kačinskienė
Room I-402
Tel. +370 5 271 4706
E-mail: grazina.kacinskiene@mruni.eu

Professors

Prof. dr. Sergejus Andruškevičius
Kontaktai: sergejus@mruni.eu

Prof. dr. Rita Bandzevičienė
Area of interests: Legal psychology, management psychology, innovation, quantitative research.
E-mai: rbandze@mruni.eu

Prof. dr. Aistė Diržytė
Area of interests: Business psychology, cognitive and behavioral therapy.
E-mail: aiste.dirzyte@mruni.eu

Prof. dr. Rasa Pilkauskaitė Valickienė
Area of interests: Developmental psychology, psichosocial development, prosocial behavior, career psychology.
E-mail: rvalick@mruni.eu

Prof. dr. Saulė Raižienė
Area of interests: Developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology.
E-mail: s.raiziene@mruni.eu

Prof. dr. Danielius Serapinas
Area of interests: Health psychology, neuropsychology, psychogenetics.
E-mail: d_serapinas@mruni.eu

Prof. dr. Jolanta Sondaitė
Area of interests: Conflicts, mediation, relationships, identity, qualitative research.
E-mail: jsondait@mruni.eu

Prof. dr. Ala Petrulytė
Kontaktai: 
al.pe@mruni.eu 
 

Associated Professors

Assoc. Prof. Mykolas Simas Poškus
Area of interests: Evolutionary psychology, personality, social psychology, environmental psychology, persuasion.
E-mail: mykolas_poskus@mruni.eu

Assoc. Prof. Rūta Pukinskaitė 
Area of interests: Health psychology, adult psychopathology, personality psychology.
E-mail: rmpukinskaite@mruni.eu

Assoc. Prof. Antanas Valantinas 
Area of interests: Social psychology, pedagogical psychology, quantitative research.
E-mail: a.valantinas@mruni.eu

Assoc. Prof. Rimantas Vosylis 
Area of interests: Youth psychosocial development, financial behaviors, processes of identity formation, research methods and statistical analysis of longitudinal studies.
E-mail: rimantasv@mruni.eu

Assoc. Prof. Goda Kaniušonytė 
Area of interests: Psychological testing, quantitative research.
E-mail: godakan@mruni.eu

Doc. dr. Daiva Karkockienė
E-mail:
daiva.karkockiene@mruni.eu
 

Lecturers

Lect. Daiva Račelytė
E-mail: daivarace@mruni.eu
Lect. Rūta Barkauskaitė
E-mail: rubark@mruni.eu 
Lect. dr.  Joana Butėnaitė – Switkiewicz
E-mail: butenaite77@mruni.eu 
Lect. Renata Garckija
E-mail: r.garckija@mruni.eu 
Lect. Vytautas Kulvietis
E-mail: vytautask@mruni.eu
Lect. Aida Grabauskaitė
E-mail: aida.grabauskaite@mruni.eu
Lect. Audrius Ivanauskas
E-mail: audrius.ivanauskas@mruni.eu  
Lect. dr. Aleksandras Izotovas
E-mail: a.izotovas@mruni.eu
Lect. Gintautas Katulis
E-mail: gintautas.katulis@mruni.eu
Lect. dr. Arvydas Kuzinas
E-mail: kuzinasa@mruni.eu
Lect. dr.  Oksana Malinauskienė
E-mail: oksana@mruni.eu
Lect. Artemidė Lebednykė
E-mail: artemide@mruni.eu
Lect. dr.  Eglė Poškienė
E-mail: eglep@mruni.eu
Lect. Romualda Rimašiūtė-Knabikienė
E-mail: rimasiute-knabikiene@mruni.eu
Lect. Vaiva Rimienė
E-mail: vaiva.rimiene@mruni.eu
Lect. Gustė Gramaglia
E-mail: ggramaglia@mruni.eu
Lect. Aleksandr Segal
E-mail: a.segal@mruni.eu
Lect. Liudas Vincentas Sinkevičius
K
liudasvs@mruni.eu
Lect. dr. Laura Vencė
E-mail:
 laura.maciukaite@mruni.eu 
Lect. Aušra Sirevičiūtė
E-mail:
ausra_sireviciute@mruni.eu 
 

Assistants

Lect. Aušra Sirevičiūtė
E-mail:
ausra_sireviciute@mruni.eu

PhD students

Audra Balundė
Area of interests: Environmental psychology; environmentally friendly behavior and its antecedents; values; self-identity; moral norms.
E-mail: audra.balunde@mruni.eu 

Aistė Bakaitytė
Area of interests: Psychotraumatology; posttraumatic growth; resilience; posttraumatic stress; identity; coping.
E-mail: abakaityt@mruni.eu

Gustė Gramaglia
Area of interests: Firefighters motivation; work motivation; self determination theory; psychological and organizational factors influencing work motivation.
E-mail: ggramaglia@mruni.eu

Rūta Barkauskaitė
Area of interests: Health and clinical psychology; trichopsychology – psychological conditions caused by hair diseases (alopecia); psychosomatics; patient identity processes; qualitative methodology
E-mail: rubark@mruni.eu

Aleksandr Segal
Area of interests: Legal psychology; Child interviewing; Child abuse and consequences.
E-mail: a.segal@mruni.eu

Šarūnas Mačiulis
Area of interests: Business and organisational psychology: organisational change; organisational conflict; business negotiation, human resource behaviour, motivation, cooperation; sales psychology, social change.
E-mail: samaciulis1@stud.mruni.eu

Gintautas Katulis
Area of interests: Groups, group interrelations, group dynamics, teenager groups, classroom level effects on individual. Experiential learning.
E-mail: gintautas.katulis@mruni.eu

Eglė Visakavičiūtė
Area of interests: The importance of tolerance for the interaction of non-violent communication skills and prejudice of civil servants.
E-mail: egvisakavi@stud.mruni.eu

Kamilė Galdikienė
Area of interests: Application of gamified psychoeducational tools to assess and improve mental health.
E-mail: kagaldikiene@stud.mruni.eu

Daiva Vanagė
Area of interests: Health psychology; Illness Experience; Developmental psychology; Qualitative research; Rare diseases.
E-mail: dasvirusyte@stud.mruni.eu

Neringa Bagdonaitė
Area of interests: Addiction psychology; Identity; Identity development; Women alcohol dependence;  Qualitative research.
E-mail: nebagdonaite@stud.mruni.eu

Dmitrijus Škulis
Area of interests: Psychology of religion, Addiction psychology, Psychology of prayer, Qualitative research.
Kontaktai: dmskulis@stud.mruni.eu

Tatjana Nikitina
Area of interests: Existential psychotherapy; Phenomenological psychology; Phenomenological research methodology.
E-mail: tanikitina@stud.mruni.eu

Justina Rybakovaitė
Area of interests: Psychological resilience and hardiness, employee motivation and engagement, psychological well-being, military.
E-mail: jurybakova@stud.mruni.eu

Eglė Urbutienė
Area of interests: Psycho-Oncology; Fear of Cancer Recurrence; Experiences of cancer patients and their caregivers; Patient-Doctor communication; Health and Clinical Psychology; Qualitative Research.
E-mail: egurbutiene@stud.mruni.eu

Zuzana Vasiliauskaitė
Area of interests: Trauma and Forensic psychology; Male violence against women; help-seeking; help-provision to survivors of male violence; institutional response; policies; posttraumatic growth; recovery after trauma.
E-mail: zuvasiliau@stud.mruni.eu

Aušra Sirevičiūtė
Area of interests: Lived experiences of transition to motherhood after infertility; Psychological aspects of infertility; Qualitative Research.
E-mail: ausirevici@stud.mruni.eu

Romualda Rimašiūtė-Knabikienė
Area of interests: Clinical psychology; Mental health; Personality psychology; Educational psychology.
E-mail: rorimasiute@stud.mruni.eu

Eglė Biliūnienė
Area of interests: Clinical psychology, psycological capital, self-compassion, well-beeing.
E-mail: egsabaityt@stud.mruni.eu

Vaida Gabė
Area of interests: Environmental psychology; family communication; adolescent – parent relationships and bidirectional influence.
E-mail: vagabe@stud.mruni.eu

Lina Butkutė-Van de Voort
Area of interests: Qualitative studies; divorce; high conflict divorce; family relations; emigration psychology.
E-mail: livoort@stud.mruni.eu

Diana Gabrijolavičiutė

Viktorija Mikalauskienė