Dalibor Kučera is a lecturer and researcher in general psychology, social psychology and educational psychology. He earned his master’s degree in pedagogy at the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň, and his doctor’s degree in general psychology at the Masaryk University in Brno.
His primary research interests are directed towards the understanding of the basis for practical application of experimental metric approaches in psychological diagnostics, especially within psychology of word use. He is the author of professional publications, e.g. books Modern Psychology: Main Fields and Questions of Contemporary Psychological Science and Computational Psycholinguistic Analysis of the Czech Text.
Research and professional activities
Dalibor Kučera was elected in 2018–2022 as an executive board member of the Czech-Moravian Psychological Society and in 2018–2020 he was appointed to a post of a chairman of the Theoretical and General Psychology section in the ICP2020/2021 Science Committee. From 2015 he is on the executive editorial board and technical editorial board of the journal Pedagogika (Pedagogy), published by the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague, and from 2016 a member of the Czech Educational Research Association. He is a member of Ethic Committee of the Faculty of Education of University of South Bohemia.
From 2013 he is employed as an assistant professor and researcher at the Faculty of Education of University of South Bohemia (Jihočeská univerzita) in České Budějovice at the Department of Psychology. From 2020 he is employed also as an assistant professor Faculty of Education of University of West Bohemia (Západočeská univerzita v Plzni) at the Department of Psychology.
In 2016–2018 he was a principal investigator of the Czech Science Foundation three year research project CPACT (Computational Psycholinguistic Analysis of Czech Text, grant nr. 16-19087S). In 2020 he was awarded by the J. W. Fulbright Commission with the Fulbright-Masaryk scholarship. The project “Personality Processes and Oral Communication: A Cross-Linguistic Psychological Analysis on English and Czech” is placed at the University of Arizona (USA).