Anastasia Besika, MSc

Doctoral student

 

 

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A. Besika

 


MSc Anastasia Besika
University of Zurich
Department of Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/11
CH-8050 Zürich / Switzerland
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besika@psychologie.uzh.ch
BIN 3.A.03
by appointment
 

Current Research Interests

  • The relationship of sources of meaning and values

  • The influence of values on goal setting

  • Maximizing meaning in personal goals

Brief Research Statement

Seeing values as the core source of Meaning in Life, I am interested in investigating the effect of values on the goal setting process. My initial approach would be to establish the relationship between values and Sources of Meaning. Furthermore, I am interested to explore the effect of value-congruent goal setting on well-being.

Education

Since February 2019

PhD student, Department of Psychology, Chair of Developmental Psychology: Adulthood (Chairholder: Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund)

2017-2018

PhD student, University of Bath (UK), Department of Social Psychology,
(Prof. Dr. Bas Verplanken)

2014-2015

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

2008-2013

Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5 - PC-L5), CPCAB, London, UK.

1996-2000

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Architecture, London Metropolitan University, UK.

Professional Positions

2016-2017

Research assistant in the group of Prof. Dr. Jonathan Schooler, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Santa Barbara, USA

2013-2018

Counsellor, National Gambling Helpline of the UK (online)

2012-2013

Counsellor, Workplace Options, London, UK.

2000-2008

Senior architectural designer, Financial Design Partnership, London, UK.