Marzena Rusanowska

Rusanowska Marzena, M.A.

Postal Address:
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chodakowska 19/31
03-815 Warsaw, Poland


Research interests:
My main research interests are focused on clinical disorders. I study cognitive attention biases and everyday functioning among people with emotional disorders. I am also very interested in the validity of depression diagnosis. As a qualified psychotherapist I join my research activity with psychotherapy practice with patients.
I work under the supervision of prof. Małgorzata Kossowska, dr hab. prof. SWPS Izabela Krejtz and prof. John Nezlek from College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, USA.
  • Ph. D. student, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • Psychotherapy training at Polish Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy (affiliated in European Association for Psychotherapy), 2010-2014
  • M.A., Institute of Applied Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  • M.A., Institute of English Philology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
1. Homogenity of depression – is depression a one disorder? MOBILITY grant awarded to Marzena Rusanowska by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2016-2019). Place of research: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Supervisor: prof. John Nezlek.
2. Cognitive biases in depressive and anxiety disorders. Attentional training as therapeutic influence. ETIUDA scholarship awarded to Marzena Rusanowska by the National Science Centre (2014-2016). 6- months internship in College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA under supervision of prof. John Nezlek.
3. Attention bias modification and depressive disorders. HARMONIA grant awarded to dr hab. prof. SWPS Izabela Krejtz by National Science Centre (2012-2015). Contract number: UMO- 2012/04/M/HS6/00470. In cooperation with Marzena Rusanowska (UJ), Paweł Holas (UW) and John Nezlek (College of William and Mary) as co-authors and executors. 
4. Age differences in the roles of cognitive and psychophysiological processes in shaping reactions to stress and the use of feedback about stress reaction as a clinical intervention. BRIDGE BIS/2011 grant awarded to dr hab. prof. SWPS Izabela Krejtz financed by the Foundation for Polish Science (2011 – 2015). Role in the project: executor.
  • 1. Nezlek J.B., Holas P., Rusanowska M., Krejtz I. (2016). Being present in the moment: Event-level relationships between mindfulness and stress, positivity, and importance. Personality and Individual Differences. Vol (93), p. 1-5. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.11.031. Impact factor: 2,38. Points: 30.
  • 2. Krejtz I., Nezlek J., Michnicka A., Holas P., Rusanowska M. (2014), Counting one's blessings can reduce the impact of daily stress. Journal of Happiness Studies. Vol 17(1), p. 25-39. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-014-9578-4. Impact factor: 1,77. Points: 35.
  • 3. Rohnka N., Szymczyk B., Rusanowska M., Holas P., Krejtz I., Nezlek J. (2015). Właściwości języka osób cierpiących na zaburzenia emocjonalne i osobowości – analiza treści opisów codziennych wydarzeń. (Language characteristics of individuala with emotional and personality disorders content analysis of daily events). Psychiatria i Psychoterapia. Vol. 11, (3): p. 3-20. Points: 15.
  • Cichocki D., Laberschek M., Rusanowska M., Analysis of Strategy of Culture Development in Krakow 2010–2014 as an example of public policy implementation (in:) G. Prawelska-Skrzypek, D. Cichocki, K. Duda, M. Rusanowska, Zarządzanie publiczne (Public Management), nr 1(13)/2011, Jagiellonian University Publishing, Cracow 2012, s. 101-114. ISBN: 978-83-233-3301-2.
  • Klama A., Kostrubała – Brak A., Kuczyńska A., Korniejenko K. Rusanowska M., Wójcik M., (2010).The motivation for choosing third-cycle studies and doctoral students'expectations of the labour market. (in:) Pawelska-Skrzypek G., Baran G. (red.) Management of the transition from university to professional life in the context of key doctoral students' competences. Cracow: Małopolskie Centrum Doskonalenia Nauczycieli. s.149-166. ISBN: 978-83-88618-96-3.
  • Rusanowska M., Wątor E. (2009). Moral dissonance as a specific source of stress. An empirical study. (in:) Janowski K. (red.) Biopsychosocial aspects of health and disease vol.2., Lublin: Wydawnictwo Gaudium. s.89-93. ISBN: 978-83-62493-01-2.
  • 2015-2016. 6-months scholarship at College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA under supervision of prof. John Nezlek. ETIUDA grant funded by the National Science Centre.
  • 2015. 5-months scholarship at University of California, Berkeley, USA under supervision of prof. Aaron Fisher. Scholarship funded by SET program from Jagiellonian University.
  • Oct 2011 Individual Research Visit Scholarship at University of Akureyri, Iceland under supervision of prof. Giorgio Baruchello funded by EEA Grants.
  • Oct 2011 Individual Research Visit Scholarship at University of Oslo, Norway under supervision of prof. Karl Halvor Teigen funded by EEA Grants.
  • 2007 – 2008 6-months scholarship at Roehampton University, London, UK. Erasmus Scholarship.
  • International Journal of Psychotherapy (2013 – now), Vol 17 (3), Vol 18 (1), Vol 18 (2), Vol 18 (3), Vol 19 (1), Vol 19 (2), Vol 19 (3).
  • Cichocki D., Duda J., Prawelska-Skrzypek G., Rusanowska M. Zarządzanie publiczne, nr 1(13)/2011, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2012, s. 101-114. ISBN: 978-83-233-3301-2.