Emilia Soroko

Emilia Soroko
Adam Mickiewicz University | UAM · Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science

PhD, Dr. Habil.

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May 2019 - June 2020
Adam Mickiewicz University
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The application letter, as the first phase of employment-seeking, is an opportunity for a job applicant to make a favorable impression on a potential employer. In the current study, I used a mixed-method approach to empirically explore strategies for self-presentation in job application letters and determine the methods used in the letters and thei...
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The article is aimed at presenting the usability of some aspects of self-narrative analysis in clinical diagnosis. Clinical diagnosis concerns not only the identification of nosological categories, me­chanisms of psychopathology, or etiology, but also familiarity with patients' self-experience. It is assumed that the patient's narrative is a psycho...
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accessible from http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1503318 This article presents findings of qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with a group of "frequent liars" and another of "rare liars" who provided their subjective perspectives on the phenomenon of lying. Participants in this study previously had maintained a diary of t...
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The relationship between internal and verbal self-narrative activity is rarely studied directly. The general aim of this correlational study was to verify the links within and between the self-reported aspects of self-narrative activity (in terms of self-narrative inclination and internal dialogical activity) and the selected characteristics of ver...
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Qualitative content analysis (QCA) is a method for systematically describing qualitative data with the use of rule-bound procedures and human-generated interpretation. With this article we aim to reflect on the methodical aspect of QCA in the field of clinical psychology. After introducing the implementation of QCA procedures in clinical psychology...
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Narrative identity allows various experiences to be integrated and incorporated into the concept of the self. Recent studies indicate that being aware of developing the story about the self that brings cohesion and meaning may be adaptive. This paper presents preliminary findings across three studies (two quantitative methods and one mixed) aimed a...
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The aim of this study is to supplement the description of the functioning of individuals with borderline personality organization (BPO) in terms of metacognition by additionally describing the phenomenon of defense against emotional–relational experiences, as a possible factor contributing to observed levels of metacognition. The participants were...
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The article aims to show social capital resources in coping with distance education during the COVID-19 pandemic of Polish teachers working at different educational stages. The sample consisted of 1104 women (91.2%) and 107 men (8.8%) who described their remote professional experiences as valued positively during the pandemic. The collected verbal...
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Narrative identity allows us to integrate various experiences and incorporate them into the concept of the self. Recent studies indicate that being aware of developing the story about the self that brings cohesion and meaning may be adaptive. This paper presents preliminary findings across three studies (two quantitative and one mixed methods) aime...
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Tekst przedstawia procedury i techniki metody badawczej ukierunkowanej na „wywołanie źródła historycznego”, co rozumiane jest jako przygotowany i zrealizowany w rygorze naukowym udział badacza w stworzeniu przez świadka historii takiego materiału wspomnieniowego, który mógłby być nośnikiem informacji i zostałby poddany rudymentarnej analizie histor...
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The purpose of this study was to reconstruct the main ideas—universal but grounded in particular diagnostic experiences—used by psychotherapists during the case conceptualisation process. Authors focus on the process of diagnostic thinking expressed in graphic conceptual maps of a specific case. Two main questions were posed: (1) how do psychothera...
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FULL TEXT: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/NW/article/view/31822 An important element of many forms of counseling is the narrative articulation of the client experience. This article aims to define self-narrative elicitation methods, to explore their use in counseling, and to present a quantitative empirical examination of narrative intervie...
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The iconography presents in an abridged version the results of the first round of research on the experiences of psychodynamic psychotherapists with their work with patients at the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic in Poland.
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Ikonografika przedstawia w skróconej wersji wyniki I tury badania doświadczeń psychoterapeutów psychodynamicznych z ich pracy z pacjentami na początku epidemii Covid-19 w Polsce.
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Raport przedstawia wyniki pochodzące z pierwszej części badania poświęconego unikalnym doświadczeniom pracy psychoterapeutów psychodynamicznych powstałym w czasie epidemii Covid-19 i kwarantanny społecznej w Polsce. Omówiony materiał zebrany został w pierwszej połowie kwietnia 2020 roku, a więc około miesiąc po wystąpieniu epidemii w Polsce, w czas...
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Sociotherapy is often offered in Poland as a form of help for children and youth with psychosocial difficulties. The work of sociotherapists and sociotherapists relies on social trust and requires functioning in many complex conditions. The aim of this analysis was to discover the perspective of sociotherapists on difficulties and challenges in the...
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Sociotherapists’ experiences of helping adolescents within the framework of sociotherapy were examined. There were 12 participants involved (three males), who were active sociotherapists from big cities in Poland. They were aged 30–60 years, with at least 4 years’ experience in the profession. We applied a qualitative approach to obtain in-depth, s...
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Background Being raised by a mother suffering from schizophrenia may affect the fulfilment of developmental tasks. The aim of the study was to determine which psychological factors (attachment, emotion regulation) and social factors (parental care and social sup-port) determine the implementation of developmental tasks, taking into account the age...
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The paper is a report on Polish adaptation of Awareness of Narrative Identity Questionnaire, ANIQ. The awareness of narrative identity is seen as a meta-cognitive ability, that refers to the awareness of having life stories as well as the perception of the global coherence of autobiographical memories in terms of temporal order, causal associations...
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Background: This study aimed to determine whether level of person- ality organization is associated with a relational pattern present in an autobiographical narrative about an impor- tant interpersonal relationship. The main goals were to explore whether and how the components of the internal relationship pattern, and whether and how the configura-...
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According to the American Psychological Association, clinical psychology is the psychological specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families; consultation to agencies and communities; training, education and supervision; and research-based practice (APA, 2018). It is evident that...
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[ENG] Dynamic development of narrative psychology and emerging new concepts and constructs within it entail the need of creating and adapting tools enabling their empirical verification. This paper presents the report of the work on polish adaptation of Awareness of Narrative Identity Questionnaire (ANIQ). This construct is understood as metacognit...
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Title: Awareness of Narrative Identity and chosen characteristics of personality and emotional functioning On the one hand, narrative activity is often shown as a reflection of personality. On the other, it is also presented as a potential way of one’s adapting to the changing life conditions and various events influencing psychological well-being...
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The article analyses relationship patterns as predictors of relationship status (having vs not having a partner) among female university students. Inner relationship patterns were identified on the basis of written statements on significant relations. The statements were obtained through the Relationship Anecdotes Paradigm (RAP), which allows the a...
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The creation of abridged versions of research tools is a common, justifiable process, but unfortunately it is often carried out without due methodological care and regard for the consequences. Smith and collaborators (2000) have already written about the mistakes that can be made, but their article has not had much practical impact. There are two m...
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The creation of abridged versions of research tools is a common, justifiable process, but unfortunately it is often carried out without due methodological care and regard for the consequences. Smith and collaborators (2000) have already written about the mistakes that can be made, but their article has not had much practical impact. There are two m...
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The aim of this online survey was to test the hypothesis that self-construals (Independent self-con- strual and Interdependent self-construal) mediate the association between relationship status (single vs. partnered) and mental health. Four hundred and twenty-nine university students (327 females and 102 males) 19-25 (M = 21.79, SD = 1.72) complet...
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Both empirical and theoretical data would seem to suggest that patients with borderline personality organization (BPO; e.g., O. F. Kernberg, 2004b) show severe problems with emotional regulation that arise due to dysfunctions in intrapsychic representation and emotional–relational processing. The research presented here examines emotional–relationa...
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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a defined proposal for how to integrate science and clinical practice that treats scientific evidence, particularly the results of empirical research, as a source of clinically useful and highly objective knowledge. We assume that the principles and standards of clinical practice defined in EBP have resulted in the...
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Emotional experience processing, which involves transformation of raw pieces of experience into integrated representations, neutralization of emotional arousal and establishment of reflection, is one of the main aims of the psychotherapeutic process. Processing of experience connected with intrapsychic processes and emotional–relational representat...
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Pierwszy akapit: Możliwość diagnozowania właściwości strukturalnych osobowości oraz procesów intrapsychicznych, na przykład przetwarzania doświadczenia oraz mentalizowania, jest bardzo ważnym aspektem pracy klinicysty, który słucha historii autobiograficznych pacjentów. Sądzimy, że warto przyjrzeć się powiązaniom między tym, co wewnętrzne, a tym, c...
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Celem badań było ustalenie, jakie czynniki z obszarów 1) doświadczenia zawodowego, 2) obciążenia pracą oraz 3) grup aktywowanych czynników pomocowych mają znaczenie dla doświadczanych emocji w pracy za- wodowej (emocje pozytywne i negatywne) oraz nadziei na sukces zawodowy w pracy socjoterapeutycznej z grupą dzieci i młodzieży. Istotnym predyktorem...
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W artykule podjęto się pokazania wybranych związków psychoanalizy i badań naukowych. Skoncentrowano się na znaczeniu psychoanalitycznej inspiracji w prowadzeniu wywiadów badawczych, tworzenie warunków generowania danych (stymulowanie projekcji) oraz korzystania z relacji interpersonalnej między osobą prowadzącą wywiad a uczestniczącą w nim. W efekc...
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Aim. The aim of this study was to test the usability of selected narrativity indices identi- fied from autobiographical accounts of important relationships in an assessment of neurotic (NPO) and borderline personality organization (BPO). Method. Narrativity indices, both particular and generalized, were used to predict personal- ity organization le...
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The comment addresses issues concerning the importance of professional experience for various kinds of assessment carried out in the field of clinical psychology. The influence of clinical experience is understood broadly and considered in connection with assessment procedure leading to differential and structural-functional diagnosis, with special...
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The comment addresses issues concerning the importance of professional experience for various kinds of assessment carried out in the field of clinical psychology. The influence of clinical experience is understood broadly and considered in connection with assessment procedure leading to differential and structural-functional diagnosis, with special...
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The article presents an analysis of the concept of narrative competence and its educational connota- tions. Narrative competence is increasingly recognized as the key area of an individual’s language skills. Definitions and differences between the aspects of narrative activity are described. Stages of development of narrative competence in relation...
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Abstract The subject of the book is placed in the meeting of several disciplines in psychology: narrative psychology, clinical psychology, psychopathology and psychological diagnosis. The narrative approach was employed to deepen the understanding of personality pathology, especially the problem of processing the relational (emotional) experience i...
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The main goals of this study are 1) to explore whether internal relationship patterns are related to personality organization, and 2) to recognize the role that selected relationship patterns play in diagnosing personality organization levels. Internal relationship patterns were assessed according to the core conflictual relationship theme (CCRT)—a...
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Background: One of the main components of psychological conversa- tion that influence communication is psychological defen- siveness. In the paper I propose processual – situational understanding of defensiveness, and its measurement based on coding system. Preliminary results on link be- tween personality traits and defensiveness in people’s nar-...
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The socio-therapy is a group form of psycho-pedagogical help directed at children and adolescents from the risk group or/and presenting the signs of disorders in psycho-social functioning. The help includes intentional activating helping factors using the group processes. The study includes: empirical investigation of helping factors, distinguishin...
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W artykule zaprezentowano 1) zarys konceptualizacji teoretycznej pojęcia inklinacji autonarracyjnej jako skłonność do narracyjnego opracowywania i relacjonowania doświadczenia, 2) etapy konstrukcji i właściwości narzędzia kwestionariuszowego, służącego do pomiaru inklinacji autonarracyjnej oraz 3) wyniki wybranych badań z wykorzystaniem narzędzia....
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The first aim of the paper is to present the changes observed in authors’ experience while conducting a qualitative research element in the empirical research for our Ph.D. dissertations. The second aim is to describe how the practice of research and reflection are related and how understanding of the results has been modified on reflection. It was...
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Streszczenie: Niniejszy artykuł ma na celu ukazanie przydatności wybranych aspektów analizy narracji w dia­gnozie klinicznej, w której - oprócz rozpoznania obrazu zaburzenia osobowości, mechanizmu psychopatologii i etiologii - istotne jest też poznanie sposobu doświadczania samego siebie przez pacjenta. Zakładamy, że wypowiedź pacjenta sama w sobie...
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Introduction The thesis about beneficial effects of writing on physical and mental health occurs quite commonly in modern psychological literature. The notion of “writing cure” (Lepore, Smyth, 2002; Kaufman, Sexton, 2006), which suggest non-controversial positive outcomes of writing exists as a reference to the notion of “talking cure” known from p...
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Self-narrative (as reporting one's own experience in a narrative form) is a significant source of information for a psychologist, because the self-narrative reflects an individual pattern of meaning-making, which is constitutive for the sense of identity. It is claimed that the usefulness of methods (instructions) aimed at generating self- narrativ...
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List motywacyjny, jako element pierwszego etapu rekrutacji, jest dla osoby apli-kującej szansą wywarcia wrażenia na rekrutującym. Celem artykułu jest empi-ryczna eksploracja strategii autoprezentacyjnych, ilustracja środków, jakie stosuje autor listu motywacyjnego, a także zarysowanie sytuacji psychologicznej osoby aplikującej w kontekście procesu...
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Istotą terapii narracyjnej jest odwoływanie się do właściwej człowiekowi narracyjnej organizacji doświadczenia w celu wprowadzania pozytywnych zmian w sposobie rozumienia i doświadczania siebie przez klientów, co osiągane jest na drodze transformacji konstruowanych przez nich opowieści. Zmiana osiągana jest jednak w wyniku różnorodnych oddziaływań...
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Serce symbol miłości, uczuć, w tym głównie pozytywnych, coraz częściej zaczyna kojarzyć się z chorobami i śmiercią. W krajach rozwiniętych nieprzerwanie od ponad stu lat choroby układu krążenia są główną przyczyną śmiertelności, a w krajach rozwijających się ustępują jedynie AIDS i chorobom górnych dróg oddechowych (World Health Organization, 2002)...
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Język figuratywny, w tym metaforyczny, występuje w dyskursie powszechnie. Zwykle pełni funkcje retoryczne, zdobnicze czy humorystyczne oraz funkcje komunikacyjne, takie jak na przykład ujawnianie własnej koncepcji świata, wywieranie wrażenia, nawiązywanie i podtrzymywanie kontaktu i klaryfikacja. W terapeutycznym kontekście język figuratywny występ...

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Researchers do shorten questionnaires but very little is known (?) about good practice in this field. There are probably some methods, both rooted in IRT and CTT, but do someone empirically tested what metod is more useful in what circumstances?
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I am looking for an available tool to perform an adaptation in Polish.
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I am looking for studies on families, where one parent (or both parents) suffered from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.
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I am looking for the questionnaires with good psychometric parameters, which: 1) maybe used in clinical or non-clinical populations; 2) may be based on categorical or dimensional models of personality disorders.
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These concepts overlap and I wonder how to explain nicely similarities and differences between them.
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Audio file to text file. Do you know software which enables effortless automated transcription in Polish?
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By 'clinical narrative psychology' I mean an emerging (or established) scientific branch referring to the contribution of narrative psychology in the field of clinical psychology or abnormal psychology.ure? Does anybody have any suggested literat

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Our project aims to explore the experiences of psychodynamic therapists in their work with patients in the challenging time of Covid-19 epidemic and the regulations of the sanitary regime (social distancing/quarantine). In particular, it focuses on the dilemmas related to therapeutic work and ways of dealing with them (including the possibility of working online or via telephone). We also want to check whether, and if so, how the therapists' experiences will change with the epidemic time, what they regard as crucial for the process of psychodynamic therapy and their own professional identity. We conducted the study in organizational cooperation of the Polish Society for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
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Contributing to a development of qualitative and mixed approach in clinical psychology.
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The reduced ability to mentalize in people with the borderline personality organization has been repeatedly confirmed in empirical studies. However, research on narratives reveals the more complex nature of this relationship. Some mentalization indicators turn out to be higher in the borderline group (e.g. access to emotional experiences expressed in the reference activity; Górska, Soroko 2017, Jepsen, Bucci, 1998). In addition, there is a substantial and varied dynamics in the narratives depending on the relationship between emotional arousal and reflexivity (mentalization) (Mergenthaler, 1996). Some theoretical assumptions and clinical observations reveal a vibrant selectivity of the mentalization failures (that is, activating the defense only in response to certain content). The project covers the process of converting the emotional-relational experience in the aspect of the ability to mentalize, including the activated defense processes.