Contemplative Psychology & Science Working Group

Marek Vich
Marek Vich

University of Economics, Prague

Iva Poláčková Šolcová
Iva Poláčková Šolcová
Vice Chair

Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences

Contemplative Psychology & Science is a growing field that aims to provide a clearer understanding and evidence of the processes, capacities and outcomes of the contemplative practices.

This field includes wide area of research and practices, especially in the domains of mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs); mind wandering and rumination; pro-social and affective contemplative qualities such as self-compassion, compassion or kindness; awareness, metacognition and attention; contemplative psychotherapy; yoga and its evidence; and other approaches to meditation and contemplation.

Group members:

doc. PhDr. MUDr. Mgr. Radvan Bahbouh, Ph.D.,Charles University, Prague (CZ)

doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D., Masaryk University, Brno (CZ)

PhDr. Miroslav Světlák, Ph.D., Masaryk University, Brno (CZ)

MUDr. Rastislav Šumec, Ph.D., Masaryk University, Brno (CZ)

Mgr. Tatiana Lorencová, Charles University, Prague (CZ)

Mgr. Martina Švédová, Ph.D. (CZ)

Core topics:

  • Mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs)
  • Self-compassion, compassion and kindness
  • Awareness, metacognition and attention
  • Meditation and contemplation
  • Contemplative psychotherapy
  • Yoga and its evidence