Research report: The Modernity Index of Romania

In this Report we present a Modernity Index of Romania, through a dynamic and generational analysis. The Modernity Index was computed based on four dimensions: (1) Collectivism/Autonomy (Individualism), (2) Trust/Mistrust, (3) Duty/Joy and (4) Life satisfaction. The results showed that between 1993 and 2018 the Modernity Index of Romania increased by approximately 9 points. The changes of this index indicate opportunities for a better integration of Romanian institutions into the western geopolitical space of the European Union and NATO.  The full report can be downloaded HERE.  

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Research report: The psychological and psychocultural profile of Romania’s regions

The research team has collected and extensive set of data regarding the psychocultural characteristics of the administrative regions of Romania. In this report we present the psychocultural profiles of these administrative regions and conduct a preliminary comparison between the profiles. The results have indicated that there is a high degree of homogeneity between regions, at most levels of the analysis. However, there are some differences that might be considered as ecologically relevant (e.g., trust, rational beliefs, positive emotions), especially when comparing the regions across NUTS II. There are also other smaller differences which are significant and might have an impact on PESH [Political/Economic/Social/Health] indicators and will be used in complex models in the final stages of the project. The full report can be downloaded HERE.

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Research report: The impact of the psychological and cultural profile on the mobility of Romanian citizens during the COVID-19 lockdown

Based on the data collected as part of this project, our research team has analyzed the relationship between the psychological and cultural profile of the administrative counties of Romania and the mobility of the citizens, as reported by the Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. The results have indicated that higher Autonomy/Individualism and higher Power Distance were both associated with lower mobility in public places and higher mobility at home during the lockdown in Romania, between the 16th of March and 14th of May 2020. The full report (in Romanian language) can be downloaded HERE.

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Project Workshop: Understanding and modelling time-space patterns of psychology-related inequalities and polarization

The workshop was held online, on the 1st of June 2020. The full program of the workshop (Romanian language) can be downloaded HERE. Individual presentations are available upon request, pending on the approval of the author.

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Project Workshop: The Empirical Analysis of the Psychological and Socioeconomic Romanian Data: Recent Developments

The workshop entitled „The Empirical Analysis of the Psychological and Socioeconomic Romanian Data: Recent Developments” was organized in Cluj-Napoca, between 26 – 28 February 2019, at the UBB-Universitas Hotel and at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

Experts in cross-cultural psychology, geography, economy, sociology and econo-fizics were invited to present the latest empirical findings and methodological approaches related to social and economic inequalities and polarizations.

The workshop organizers (in alphabetical order) were Professor Ph.D. Ausloos Marcel, Professor, Ph.D. Bădescu Gabriel, Professor Ph.D. Benedek Jozsef, Professor Ph.D. David Daniel, Professor Ph.D. Litan Cristian, and Professor Ph.D. Neda Ziltan.

The complete program of the workshop as well as the titles of the presentations can be accessed HERE.

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We have launched the website of the project

The website of the project has just been launched today. Please follow us for news, publication and other information related to the project.

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