There is no human Leader, there is no human power capable of opening the door to conquer or dominate my heart, neither with cleverness nor with violence.      J. M. Arizmendiarrieta. Reflections. p. 46

MA Seminar

MA Seminars are usually small research projects. These are some thesis supervised by me.

 I   supervised:

 Aleksandra Bławat: Mechanisms and determinants of the emergence of psychological ownership. Empirical research in three different types of Polish organizations, with: employee, private and state ownership.

 Blawat, 2010 Determinants of psychological ownership MA Thesis (399.1 kB)

Anna Kowalska: Work values of the autonomous employee, their engagement, job performance, and perception of the workplace.

Kowalska 2008 Work values MA thesis (941.09 kB)

Katarzyna Mika: Total Participation in Management: Toward Psychological Determinants of Subjective Well-Being at Work

 Mika 2009 TPIM and subjective well-being (216.47 kB)

Marianna Król: Implicit Person Theory in the Context of Organizational Change

 Krol 2009 Implicit person theory (195.92 kB)

Grzegorz Żmuda: Participative Personal Projects - a chance for meaningful and fulfilling occupational life? Work related personal projects analysis.

 Zmuda 2008 Participative personal projects (294.45 kB)

Piotr Prokopowicz: Trust Towards Managers, Perceived Managerial Responsibility and Individual Effectiveness: Exploring Organizational Outcomes of Trust Beliefs.

 Trust towards managers 

Co-operative   Inquiry   in   Organizational   Psychology

Conducted by   Ryszard Stocki, Ph.D. 

Main  goal  of  the  course:

The main goal of the course is to form a community of student-researchers who will use the ideals of personalism, participation, and holistic systemic thinking (i.e. Co-operative Inquiry) in their quest for understanding organizations. The community should also continue to function after graduation and support its members in their academic, consulting, and training endeavors throughout their professional lives. The candidates for the seminar should agree with the research credo (published on www.stocki.org). Researchers and practitioners from all over the Poland will be invited to the seminar to additionally validate the research plan of the seminar participants. The idea of the seminar is to create papers that are publishable in international research journals. The seminar itself will be conducted with the participation of the students-researchers. 

The  method  and  form  of  work:

This will be a seminar involving research connected with activities in TPC community of practice. The seminar is conducted in English and the MA theses are also written in English according to APA style, to be published in international journals.

Expected  outcome:

The research results should allow for the creation of an alternative to human resource management, based on person-oriented anthropology and co-operative research.


The seminar will be conducted on Saturdays once a month to enable practitioners and other researchers to participate. Crucial seminars will be recorded for those absent to refer to the seminar experience.The seminar will be connected with two courses: Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Introduction to Total Participation in Management, and the seminar participants (including practitioners and researchers) will conduct classes in those courses.

Preliminary  requirements:

Advanced English in both speaking and writing, preliminary knowledge of total participation management and co-operative inquiry. To avoid mistakes in selection to the seminar, the prospect candidates will be welcome to attend the seminar in the second semester of 2009/2010 as guests.

Course  grading:

Presence and participation in all seminars and discussion, with a tutor about the seminar in the case of absence.  Submission of a report after the first two cycles of co-operative research.  More detailed rules are described in the Syllabus others will be set and announced at the beginning of the course.

Selection  criteria  and  procedure:

Good command of English

To increase team responsibility for the outcome of the seminar, each new member of the seminar has to participate in an interview conducted by the participants already accepted, The persons conducting the seminar will take the opinion of the students in accepting the new participants of the seminar.