Andrzej Sękowski

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Sękowskiis the Head of the Chair of Psychology of Individual Differences at the John Paul Ii Catholic University of Lublin. He is author of about 300 publications, among others the books Achievement of Gifted Students, Personality and Artistic Achievement of Music School Students, Personality-based Determinants of Attitudes towards the Disabled, and Psychology of Abilities: Current Research Trends. He has published in prestigious international scientific journals such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Personality, Science, Assessment, Journal of Personality, Psychology of Aging, High Ability Studies, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, and Zeitschrift fűr Heilpädagogik. Currently, he holds the positions of Vice-chair of the Polish Psychological Society, Editor-in-chief of Przegląd Psychologiczny (Psychological Review) (on the ERIH list), Associate Editor of the Journal of Individual Differencess and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. As a Fulbright and Humboldt Fellow and a Kościuszko Fund Fellow, Professor Sękowski has been on placement in numerous foreign scientific institutions, among others in the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. During the scholarship period, he conducted research at Yale University’s PACE Center (Investigating the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies and Expertise) run by Prof. R.J. Sternberg and at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, where he co-operated with Prof. Kurt Heller. His scientific interests primarily concern giftedness, intelligence and creativity. For the last ten years, he has run training courses and workshops in psychology for gifted children and adults in Poland, Germany, and the USA