Dalibor Kučera is a teacher and researcher in the field of general, social and educational psychology. His long-term professional focus is research in the field of methods based on communication analysis and their application in psychology.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in general psychology and a doctorate in psychology at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, and an associate professorship in psychology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University.
The key topic he has been working on since 2012 is the field of psychology of language use. In 2016-2018, he was the principal investigator of a three-year CPACT research project, “Computational Psycholinguistic Analysis of Czech Text”, supported by Czech Science Foundation (16-19087S). In 2020, he was awarded a J. W. Fulbright-Masaryk Senior Fulbright Scholarship with the project “Personality Processes and Oral Communication” (2020-28-11) at the University of Arizona (Tucson). The project began a long-term collaboration with this institution and allowed the articulation of important challenges to the field in the study “Beyond English: Considering Language and Culture in Psychological Text Analysis.”
Apart from communication research, he has long been involved in the topic of inter- and intrapersonal perception, especially in self-report and other-report personality assessment, and its social-psychological implications. As part of his pedagogical-psychological research, he was awarded a Norway Grants fellowship (NF-CZ07-INP-5-4342015) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim) in 2016. Since 2022, he has been focusing on the possibilities of using virtual reality technologies in psychological research, within the VR TEAM project.
Since 2021, he has been appointed as the Head of the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Education, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, where he has been employed since 2013. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Education of the University of South Bohemia and in 2022-2023 a member of the Academic Senate of the University of South Bohemia. In 2020 he started cooperation with the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Education of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Since 2015 he has been a member of the executive and technical editorial board of the journal Pedagogika, published by the Faculty of Education of Charles University, and since 2016 a member of the Czech Association of Educational Research. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Czech-Moravian Psychological Society, where he serves as a member of the Board of the CMPS in the period 2018-2022 and 2022-2026. In the period 2023-2024 he was elected Chairman of the Association of Departments of Psychology of the Czech Republic.
Dalibor Kučera is the author of several professional publications, including the books “Personality Markers in Text”, devoted to the application of quantitative psychological-linguistic analysis of text in the description of personality, “Modern Psychology: The Main Fields and Topics of Contemporary Psychological Science” and the collective monograph “Research CPACT: Computational Psycholinguistic Analysis of Czech Text”.