Department of Social Work

Laimute Zalimiene

Head Assoc. Prof. Laimutė Žalimienė

Phone: +370 5 266 76 10

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Main research areas at the department:

• Social work and social services in the context of multicultural environment and transformation of society
• Labour market and modernization of the system of social welfare

Research interests:

• Development of social services in Lithuania
• Social and cultural integration of persons with disabilities
• Poverty and social exclusion
• Intercultural education and communication
• Effectiveness of social protection measures, pensions and social security

Department of Sociology

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Head Prof. Arūnas Poviliūnas

Phone: +370 5 266 76 26

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Main research area at the department:

• Social discourses and action

Research interests:

• Analysis of theoretical discourses
• Methodology of comparative historical sociological research
• Sociology of education and science
• Sociology of deviations and crime
• Sociology of communities and rural community development
• Corruption and anti-corruption activity
• Role of mass media in contemporary society

Department of Philosophy

Albinas Plesnys

Prof. Albinas Plėšnys

Phone: +370 5 266 76 17

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Main research area at the department:

• Philosophical analysis of the impact of globalization impact on culture

Research interests:

• General trends in the development of philosophy and specific manifestations of these trends at the turn of
the millennia
• Changes in the role of philosophy during transition from classics to postmodernism, information civilization, focusing on changes in the methods and modes of philosophical reflection
• History of positivist philosophy, focusing on relations between positivist and pragmatist philosophy

Department of Clinical and Organizational Psychology

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Head Prof. Danutė Gailienė

Phone: +370 5 266 76 05

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Main research areas at the department:

• The impact of the stress of social transformations on individuals, families and social groups
• Psychological problems of children whose parents left abroad for work

Research interests:

• Psychosocial risk and protective factors of self- destructive behavior and its prevention models
• Psychopathology of personality development
• The process of psychotherapy and its effectiveness

Department of Educology

Duobliene

Head Prof. Lilija Duoblienė

Phone: +370 5 266 76 25

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Main research areas at the department:

• Intercultural education in the perspective of globalization
• Educational management in the context of sustainable development

Research interests:

• Transformations of education policy in Lithuania
• Contemporary trends and development of education management
• Education for sustainable development
• Studies of Lithuanian educational heritage
• Intercultural education
• Philosophy of education

Department of Logic and History of Philosophy

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Head Prof. Marius Povilas Šaulauskas

Phone: +370 5 266 76 17

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Main research area at the department:

• Methodological analysis of the development of
philosophical discourse

Research interests:

• Philosophy in classical and modern civilizations
• Modern–postmodern controversy
• Analytic philosophy and hermeneutics
• Contemporary Christian philosophy
• Religion studies
• Philosophy of history

Department of General Psychology

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Head Prof. Gintautas Valickas

Phone: +370 5 266 76 05

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Main research areas at the department:

• Psychological aspects of legal relations
• Psychological wellbeing of different community groups
• Psychosocial and biological aspects of early selfregulation

Research interests:

• Psychopathology of the early stages of relationship
• Procedural justice in Lithuanian criminal and civil proceedings
• Emotional and behavioral problems of Lithuanian children
• Psychological aspects of addiction
• Cognitive development and social cognition in adolescence

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