Beata Mirucka

Beata Mirucka (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Bialystok, Poland. Doctor of philosophy in the field of psychology, Catholic University of Lublin, Social Sciences Faculty, Institute of Psychology; clinical psychologist, and certificated psychotherapist of The Scientific Section of Psychotherapy of the Polish Psychiatric Society.

Areas of research:
Topics related to:

  • embodiment, mental representations of the body, and body identity; 
  • the construction of psychological methods for assessing the representations of the body self;
  • the uniqueness of body experience in schizophrenia;
  • the relations between emotions and body experience,
  • the changes of body experience in women with breast cancer. 

She teaches the following courses: clinical psychology and neuropsychology; psychopathology training in communication.

Recent publications:

  • Jabłoński, M.J., Mirucka, B., Streb, J., Słowik, A.J., Jach, R. (2019). Factors predicting health-related quality of life in breast cancer survivors: the role of sense of coherence. Psychiatria i Psychologia Kliniczna, 19(1), 25-31. doi: 10.15557/PiPK.2019.0004
  • Mirucka, B. (2018). Podmiot ucieleśniony. Psychologiczna analiza reprezentacji ciała i tożsamości cielesnej. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar.
  • Jabłoński, M.J., Mirucka, B., Streb, J., Słowik, A.J., Jach, R. (2018). Exploring the relationship between the body self and the sense of coherence in women after surgical treatment for breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology. doi: 10.1002/pon.4909.
  • Mirucka, B. (2018). The effect of experimental presentation of images of women in magazine advertising and works of art on body (dis)satisfaction in adolescent girls. Kultura i Edukacja, 2(120), 113-130. doi: 10.15804/kie.2018.02.7.
  • Jabłoński, M.J., Streb, J., Mirucka, B., Słowik, A.J., Jach, R. (2018). The relationship between surgical treatment (mastectomy vs. breast conserving treatment) and body acceptance, manifesting femininity and experiencing an intimate relation with a partner in breast cancer patients. Polish Psychiatry, 52(5): 859-872. doi: 10.12740/PP/91916.
  • Mirucka, B. (2017). Weakening of the sense of body ownership in schizophrenia: Implications for psychological mechanism of anxiety reduction. Current Psychology, doi: 10.1007/s12144-017-9593-9.
  • Mirucka, B. (2017). Bateria Testów do Badania Reprzentacji Ja Cielesnego. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 60, 2, 243-283.
  • Mirucka, B. (2017). Body Identity – towards the subjective body. Kultura i Edukacja, 4, 118, 32-47.
  • Mirucka, B., Bielecka, U., Kisielewska, M. (2017). Znaczenie wieku realnego i wieku subiektywnego w doświadczaniu siebie cielesnego przez osoby w okresie senioralnym. Polskie Forum Psychologiczne, 20, 1, 20-36.
  • Mirucka, B. (2016). The sense of body ownership in schizophrenia: research in the Rubber Hand Illusion paradigm. Polish Psychiatry, 50, 4, 731-740. doi: 10.12740/PP/44764.
  • Mirucka, B. (2016). The meaning of the body schema in reaching maturity during late adolescence. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 47, 1, 149-158.
  • Mirucka, B., Bielecka, U., Kisielewska, M. (2016). Positive orientation, self-esteem, and satisfaction with life in the context of subjective age in older adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 206-210.