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Institute: Center of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS

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Dialóg Východu a Západu v 15. storočí z pohľadu performatívnych štúdií. Rekonštrukcia divadelných predstavení na základe dochovaných textových a obrazových prameňov.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Hlaváčová Anna CSc.
Annotation:The Council of Florence (1439), where representatives of Byzantine elites encoutered Latin world, might be discussed: however, the event brought unique impulses to the art history. As a theatrologist, I will draw my attention to the spectacular phenomena designed to overcome linguistic limits of the spectators by transforming the conciliar debate into theatre imagery. Performances formed a cultural dialogue between Byzantines and West and, being based on the iconography common for both sides, they tried to reach agreement by non-verbal means. While the western theatre was an exceptional experience for the Russian participants, one of them (Avram of Susdal) noted the seen, and his text - via manuscript copies - inspired a line of the future theatre development. The quality of the performances echoes in the realm of visual arts, stimulating the reflection about mise-en-scenes, scenic elements, costumes and locations. My aim is to reflect the 15th century sources and reconstruct the Florentine performances.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Institutional framework of Slovakia’s economic development in the new phase of globalisation.
Inštitucionálne rámce ekonomického rozvoja SR v novej etape globalizácie
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Nemcová Edita PhD.
Annotation:In a globalized World the factor endowments and quality of the institutional framework are of high importance for economic development of countries. Inadequate understanding and underestimation of institutions’ importance may have negative impacts on economic development. A flexible economy, resilient to systemic crises must operate within an optimal mix of institutions. The mix promotes for synergies among the smart, inclusive and sustainable growth types. Specific types of growth are highly dependent on an efficient layout of institutional frameworks. The growth frameworks sometimes are complementary, but sometimes also contradictory. A mechanical transfer of institutional frameworks between the countries can result in a suboptimal setting of the institutional mix. Creation of institutional mix therefore is a delicate task. It depends on (a) ability to measure efficiency of institutional framework for specific types of growth, and (b) mix optimization via a number of quantitative and qualitative methods.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

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Kognitívne a sociálne zručnosti podporujúce kvalitu rozhodovania a celkového výkonu práce u členov posádok záchrannej zdravotnej služby
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Gurňáková Jitka PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Cognitive limits of effective information processing and communication
Kognitívne limity efektívneho spracovania a komunikovania informácií
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. PaedDr. Kurincová Čavojová Vladimíra PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to identify and describe factors contributing to people’s better acceptance, comprehension and processing of expert information that are necessary for informed and evidence based decision making. The amount and complexity of information is growing steadily, however, people tend to believe more in pseudoscientific theories, biases or they deny science altogether, which has a negative impact on the life of individuals (refusal of vaccination, financing ineffective “treatment” methods, ignoring medical recommendations, believing in conspiracies, etc.). Lack of comprehension and acceptance of expert information are caused by (1) cognitive limitations of the information recipient (e.g., confirmation bias), (2) the way information is phrased and presented (e.g., using percent instead of natural frequencies). By studying these limitations we should be able to design and test the possibilities of efficient communication of information for debiasing and optimization of decisions.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Cognitive failures - individual predictors and intervention possibilities
Kognitívne zlyhania - individuálne prediktory a možnosti intervencie
Program: SRDA
Project leader: doc. PaedDr. Kurincová Čavojová Vladimíra PhD.
Annotation:Project focuses on the question which individual predictors influence cognitive failures of people and how can we help them to make better decisions. Cognitive failures are examined from two perspectives –from the perspective of predictors entering into cognitive process and from the perspective of predictors of cognitive failures in specific areas. Relatively new and original is the area of epistemically unwarranted beliefs (EUB), which represent specific area of cognitive failures and understanding of predictors of EUB can have practical implications for everyday life – from explication of vulnerability in financial decisions to political extremism. The aim of the project is to construct methods for measuring rational thinking and EUB, identify individual predictors of cognitive failures and their mutual interaction. It will enable us to examine how resistance to cognitive failures in rational tasks correlates with various EUB and to identify certain socio-cultural factors that predict forming of EUB in Slovakia. We will also experimentally verify effect of interventions modified according to these individual predictors on cognitive failures. Previous intervention efforts were not successful because of the universality of used procedures without regard to specific characteristics of groups of people, who are – for whatever reasons – immune to these interventions and without regard to specific domains, therefore we aim to specifically address these concerns in this project. Thus, our results can contribute to verification of the latest models of cognitive processes within dual process theories and in connection with EUB as one of the manifestation of cognitive failure in everyday life.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021

Methodology and Impact Assessment of the EU Cohesion Policies on Marginalised Roma Communities: Outputs Analyses and Forecasting
Metodológia a hodnotenie impaktov kohéznych politík na marginalizované rómske komunity: Analýza výsledkov a prognózy ďalšieho vývoja
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Filčák Richard MSc. PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Places of Memory of Košice II. (People and History)
Miesta pamäti Košíc II. (ľudia a dejiny)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Sáposová Zlatica PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project Places of Memory of Košice II. (People and History) is the research of important selected personalities, who influenced the image production of the town, or contributed to the political and social development of the town, in the context of local (Košice), regional, national (Slovakia, Hungary) and transnational history (Europe and beyond). The focus is placed on anticipating a scholarly base for producing a planned synthesis of the town’s history.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2019

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Najvyššie dosiahnuté vzdelanie a jeho vplyv na transformujúce sa rodinné a reprodukčné správanie žien na Slovensku
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Šprocha Branislav PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

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Počítačový model integrácie chemosenzorických modulov a motorického modulu neurónovej siete C. Elegans
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Ing. Dobeš Marek PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Computer-Aided Decision Support System for Hepatic Encephalopathy
Počítačový systém podpory rozhodovania pre hepatálnu encefalpatiu
Program: SRDA
Project leader: PhDr. Ing. Dobeš Marek PhD.
Annotation:The goal of this project is to provide deep speech and handwriting analysis and investigate whether speech and handwriting can be used for diagnosis and monitoring of hepatic encephalopathy and whether there exists relationship between speech, handwriting and other biomarkers in hepatic encephalopathy. The number of novel signal processing algorithms, which reveal alteration in handwriting and speech more accurately than existing approaches, are proposed, giving rise to new group of features. The robust feature selection algorithms select the optimal subset of these features, which are fed into non-parametric regression and classification algorithms, mapping the signal processing algorithm outputs to stage of hepatic encephalopathy. Even though proposed project is focused on particular disease, we expect that some of the outputs, such as new features will be applicable also for other diseases.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 31.5.2021

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Populačná a rodinná politika na Slovensku v 20. a 21. storočí
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Šprocha Branislav PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

Risk assessment in decision making of individuals on the personal and company/business finances and business opportunities
Posudzovanie rizika v rozhodovaní jednotlivcov o osobných a firemných podnikateľských financiách a podnikateľských príležitostiach
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. Ing. Mgr. Hanák Róbert PhD.
Annotation:Individuals make decisions about personal and business finances facing risk and uncertainty. At the same time these decisions, such as retirement scheme choices, investment of life-savings, investment into new ventures and alike are of crucial importance and imply consequences for the future of the concerned individual and that of his/her family members. Many individuals, however, make sub-optimal decisions, leading to considerable personal/family/business financial losses. One of the reasons of such failures is related to differences in individual risk perception and assessment. This project therefore aims to study psychological factors and variables (personality, cognitive and socio-demographic) playing a role in risk assessment throughout the process of financial decision making. The project will produce new theoretical knowledge as well as concrete solutions helping individuals to better understand, support, and handle the process of financial risk assessment.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

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Psychologické aspekty adaptácie na dôchodok
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Prof. Mgr. Halama Peter PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Solving of Social Challenges in Area of Labour-market Policy Creation Based on Scientific Information
Riešenie spoločenských výziev v oblasti tvorby politiky trhu práce založenej na vedeckých informáciách
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Karasová Katarína PhD.
Annotation:The project’s objective is to provide scientific info useable for labour market creation policies. Specifically the project focuses on 3 areas of labour market which are mutually interlinked which is to be heeded when creating policies. These are social support areas where the authors plan to seek an optimum scenario of setting the minimum income guarantee system by using micro-simulation approach, active labour market policies where the authors plan to apply the most up-to-date approaches to impact evaluation of particular measures by the way of contrafactual evaluation and the area of forecasting of the Slovak labour market development and structure where the already existing structure model will be elaborated further, the output of which will be published in periodic monitoring reports.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 28.9.2018

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Rozhodovanie a efektívne riešenie komplexných problémov v intrapsychických väzbách s kognitívnymi štýlmi
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Sarmány-Schuller Ivan CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Schools in Slovakia during years of the First Slovak Republic and in the period of Stalinism (1948 - 1953) with focus upon the ethnic minorities. Differences and similarities.
Školstvo na Slovensku v rokoch 1. Slovenskej republiky a v období stalinizmu (1948 - 1953). Protiklady a podobnosti.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Doc. PhDr. Gabzdilová Soňa CSc.
Annotation:The solving of the scientific project is supposing an analysis and comparison of an educational process in Slovakia during the existence of the First Slovak Republic and a totalitarian system during the period 1948 - 1953. In the center of attention is a school policy of governments of the First Slovak Republic and the Czechoslovak Republic (1948 - 1953) and activities of central government authorities dealing with educational issues. In this context is attention focused also on interpretations of school policies of government agencies in the contemporary periodicals. The project is focused upon the influence of political parties - the Hlinka Slovak Populist Party and the Communist Party of Slovakia and their ideologies upon the educational process. It analyses organizational structure of educational system. Attention is given to status and activities of teachers in the monitored periods and via application of Oral History is also aimed at recollections of pedagogues activities in schools.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

The Three Magi as a Theme in the Art in Slovakia - Interdisciplinary Studies on Cultural Tradition and Communication
Téma Troch kráľov v umení Slovenska - interdisciplinárne štúdie kultúrnej tradície a komunikácie
Program: SRDA
Project leader: PhDr. Hlaváčová Anna CSc.
Annotation:There is a possibility how to open the original Hebrew horizon of Evangelistary through the Three Magi as a topic and this subject resonated and resonates in the culture of several countries. We could follow its development and difference at the field of European culture which is haracterized by the surviving of the basic subjects and motifs in the different cultural levels. Also, there is the way how to record, document and study this theme from the point of different disciplines. History and theories of the theatre, music and fine arts are in the center of our attention in this proposal. All of them are based on its own methodological tradition; through the interdisciplinary dialog could be opened the new prospectives especially at that point when the different representations of the theme of research cross and form the concrete historical image of piety, commemorating, ritual practices or theatrical performances.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

Tendencies of development of ethnic relations in Slovakia (comparative research of ethnic issues in the years 2004 - 2020) - TESS2
Tendencie vývoja etnických vzťahov na Slovensku (komparatívny výskum národnostnej problematiky v rokoch 2004 - 2020) - (TESS2)
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Prof. PaedDr. Šutaj Štefan DrSc.
Annotation:The aim of the project will be the analysis of development of national relations in the years 2004 – 2014 with impact on: political strategy of the state in the ethnicity area; aims and intentions of political parties in the area; ethno-demography and main trends in the 21-st century; cooperation the EU and Slovakia on the institutional level in regulation of the politics; relevant aspects of the governmental politics in the analysed time period; perception of the history of ethnic minorities; contents of historical memory with accent on the historical events with ethnic background (majority-minority relations, Slovak – Hungarian relations, Ruthenian – Ukrainian relations, the Roma problem...) The integral part is the interdisciplinary empirical research will be focused on basic theoretical, methodological, and practical questions of ethnicity and ethnic relations, with maintaining (for the comparability reasons) the procedure used in the research done in the year 2004 in the project “Nations, nationalities, and ethnic groups in the process of transformation of the Slovakian society”.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

Perception of safety in the context of personality and work
Vnímanie bezpečia v kontexte osobnosti a práce
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kentoš Michal PhD.
Annotation:The project is aimed at the research of personal aspects of the safety perception and at the safety perception at work. Safety perception is in this context defined as subjective belief of individual about the state of conditions that create protection of his/her integrity (physical, social, psychological etc.) against various negative consequences. The aim of the project is to explore the safety perception in three areas: a) psychological characteristics influencing safety perception (coping strategies, attitudes towards police and courts, belief in the just world and attitudes towards immigrants), b) safety perception/security at work (physical and psycho-social factors), c) methodological issues.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

The total number of projects: 19