Anastasia Besika

Anastasia Besika

Doctoral student

Address: Binzmuehlestrasse 14, Box 24, CH-8050 Zurich

Room number: BIN 4.D.14

Research Areas

  • The underlying mechanism of Psychological Balance
  • The role of meaning making processes in Psychological Balance
  • Developing psychometric scales for Psychological Balance
  • The influence of personal values on personal goals and behavior
  • Healthy aging through maximizing meaning in life

Short Vita

Since 2019:

Doctoral study, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2010 - 2015:

Master of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London, UK


Besika, A., Horn, A. B., & Martin, M. Psychological balance scale: Validation studies of an integrative measure of well-being. Frontiers in Psychology.

Besika, A., Collard, P.C., & Coogan, J. (2018). Attitudes of therapists toward people with learning disabilities. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 18(1), 89-101.

Poster presentations

Besika, Anastasia: What makes life meaningful: Connecting values to sources of meaning. Poster Presentation, LIFE Academy Conference, Zurich. (October 2019)