Rámcový program

Institute for Research in Social Communication


  • Description of the expertise offered
    Psychological, socio-cultural and biological sources of love. Although love is a legitimate subject of research in social sciences, some areas are less represented, e.g. multidisciplinary exploration of partnership love. Looking at the scientific studies of love shows, that love is examined as a process (as a story or a biologically conditioned process), love as a structure composed of certain components, love as a socio-cultural phenomenon and love as means of self-realization and development of social identity. I, together with my colleagues focus on social constructs of the love (stories, images, and ideals) in the younger adulthood. In the second phase, we will investigate the psychological sources of love constructs (need for intimacy, identity development, etc.), socio-cultural sources (especially interpellation of visual forms and discourses) of love constructs and their neurobiological contexts (relations between oxytocin level and selected psychological factors). The results of the research could be beneficial to understand the life of the present generation of young people, their transition to more permanent partnerships and parenthood, and could also be beneficial for designing of sexual education.
  • Potential Contribution to the Project Proposal
    • Innovation
    • Research development
  • Relevant work programme
    • Science with and for Society
  • Former participation in FP or other international cooperation projects
  • Organisation and country
    Institute for Research in Social Communication, Slovak Academy fo Sciences, Slovakia
  • Type of organisation
    • Academic
    • Research institute
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  • Description of the organisation
    Institute for Research in Social Communication, Slovak Academy fo Sciences, Slovakia was established in 1990 as a centre of basic research into complex relations between the biological, social and cultural aspects of human existence. Its focus is on communication, which is both the subject of research and its methodological framework. The research is carried out within the conceptual frameworks of social psychology and other psychological sciences (neuropsychology, evolutionary psychology, health psychology, environmental psychology), as well as systematic philosophy, history of philosophy, logic and methodology of sciences, ethics, anthropology, pedagogy and other adjacent disciplines. In August 2011, the Centre for Pedagogy Research of SAS was established within the Institute.
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  • Organisation details
    • Academic
    • Research institute
  • Target Partner Country
    • Any Country
  • Contact person
    Ivan Lukšík
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