Professional background

Dalibor Kučera is a teacher and researcher in the field of general, social and educational psychology.

He obtained his Ph.D. degree in General Psychology at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University and he was appointed Associate Professor in Psychology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University.

Dalibor Kučera is employed as the head of the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Education of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. Since 2015 he is a member of the Czech-Moravian Psychological Society. He was the chairman of the section General and Theoretical Psychology in the Scientific council of the ICP2020/2021 conference in 2018-2021. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Czech Association of Educational Research and since 2015 a member of the executive and technical editorial board of the journal Pedagogika (Pedagogy), published by the Faculty of Education of Charles University. Since 2020 he collaborates with the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Education of the University of West Bohemia.

Research and projects

Dalibor Kučera is professionally involved in the field of psychodiagnostics, psychometric approaches and psychological methodology.

Since 2012, his research focuses on the psychology of language use. In 2016-2018, he was a researcher of the three-year research project CPACT, “Computational Psycholinguistic Analysis of Czech Text“, supported by the Czech Science Foundation (16-19087S). In 2016, he was awarded a Norway Grants scholarship (NF-CZ07-INP-5-4342015) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim) with an original project in the field of applied educational psychology. In 2020, he was awarded a J. W. Fulbright-Masaryk Commission Senior Fulbright-Masaryk Fellowship for the project “Personality Processes and Oral Communication” (2020-28-11) at the University of Arizona (Tucson). Among the above, he is working on inter- and intrapersonal perception and its social psychological implications.

Dalibor Kučera is the author of a number of professional publications, such as the book “Personality Markers in Text” on the application of quantitative psychological-linguistic analysis of written expression in the description of personality, the book “Modern Psychology: the Main Disciplines and Topics of Contemporary Psychological Science” or the collective monograph “CPACT Research: Computational Psycholinguistic Analysis of Czech Text“. In 2016 he received the Best Presentation Award from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences & SGEM Scientific Committee for the presentation of the study “Computational Psycholinguistics as a Tool of Psychological Assessment“.