- meaning in life, hope and quality of life and
- personality factors in decision making
- psychology of religion - psychological aspects of
religious conversion, personality and religiosity
- attachment in adulthood
- psychometrics and theory of psychological
Articles in peer reviewed journals
Halama, P. (in press)
Empirical Approach to Typology of Religious Conversion.
Kamhalová, I., Halama, P., Gurňáková, J. (2013)
Affect regulation and decision making in health-care professionals: Typology approach.
Studia Psychologica, 54, 3, 181-194.
Pitel, L., Madarasova Geckova, A., Kolarcik, P., Halama, P., Reijneveld, S.A., van Dijk, J.P. (2012)
Gender differences in the relationship between religiosity and health-related behaviour among adolescents.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66, 12, 1122–1128.
Evers, A., Muniz, J., Bartram, D., Boben, D., Egeland, J.,Fernández-Hermida, J. R., Frans, O., Gintiliené, G., Hagemeister, C., Halama, P., Iliescu, D., Jaworowska, A., Jiménez, P., Manthouli, M., Matesic, K., Schittekatte, M., Sümer, C., & Urbánek, T. (2012).
Testing practices in the 21st century: Developments and European psychologists’s opinions.
European Psychologist, 17, 4, 300–319.
Žitný, P., Halama,
P., Jelínek, M., Květon, P. (2012)
Validity of cognitive ability
tests - comparison of computerized adaptive testing
with paper and pencil and computer-based forms of
administrations. Studia Psychologica. 54, 3 ,
Halama, P., Lačná, M. (2011)
Personality change following religious conversion: perception of converts and their close acquaintances. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 14, 8,
Žitný, P., Halama, P. (2011)
Self-esteem, locus of control, and personality traits
as predictors of sensitivity to
injustice . Studia
Psychologica, 53, 1, 27-40.
Halama, P. (2010)
s a mediator between personality traits and life
Psychologica, 52, 4, 309-314.
Halama, P., Martos, T., Adamovová, L. (2010)
and well-being in Slovak and Hungarian students samples. The role of personality
traits. Studia Psychologica, 52,
Halama. P., Bakošová, K. (2009)
Meaning in life as a moderator of the relationship between
perceived stress and coping. Studia Psychologica, 51, 2-3,
Halama P. (2009)
The PIL test in a Slovak sample: internal consistency and
factor structure. The International Forum for Logotherapy,
2009, 32, 84-88.
Halama, P. (2008)
Confirmatory factor analysis of Rosenberg Self-Esteem
Scale in a sample of Slovak high school and university students.
Studia Psychologica, 50, 3, 255-266.
Halama, P., Dědová, M (2007)
Meaning in life and hope as predictors of positive mental
health: Do they explain residual variance not predicted by personality traits?
Studia Psychologica, 49, 3, 191-200.
Halama, P. (2005)
Relationship between meaning in life and the big five personality traits in
young adults and the elderly. Studia Psychologica, 47, 3,
Halama, P., Halamová, J. (2005),
Process of religious conversion in the Catholic
charismatic movement. Archive for the Psychology
of Religion, 26, 69-91.
Stríženec, M. (2004) Spiritual,
existential or both? Theoretical consideration on the nature of “higher”
intelligences. Studia Psychologica, 43, 3, 239-253.
Halama, P. (2003) Meaning and hope –
two factors of positive psychological functioning in
late adulthood. Studia Psychologica, 45, 2, 103-110.
Halama, P. (2003) On the relationship
between religiosity and life meaningfulness. Archive
for the Psychology of Religion, 24, 218-233.
Halama, P. (2002) From establishing
beliefs through pursuing goals to experiencing
fulfilment: Examining the three-component model of
personal meaning in life. Studia Psychologica, 44,
Halama, P. (2000) Dimensions of life
meaning as factors of coping. Studia Psychologica,
Halama, P. (1999) Snyder's Hope Scale.
Studia Psychologica, 41, 4, 329-332.
Halama, P. (2009) Research instruments for
investigating meaning of life and other
logotherapeutic constructs. In: Batthyany, A.,
Levinson, J. (Eds.) Existential psychotherapy of
meaning. Handbook of logotherapy and existential
analysis (pp. 415-444). Phoenix, Zeig, Tucker &
Halama, P. (2014)
Meaning in Life and Coping: Sense of Meaning as a Buffer Against Stress.
In: Batthyany, A., Russo-Netzer, P. (Eds.) Meaning in Positive and Existential Psychology (pp. 239-250). New York: Springer.
Halama, P.: Maintaining meaning in old age. Personality and social factors. Paper at Invited symposium Well-being in Life-span Perspective, 13th European Congress of Psychology. Stockholm, 9-12 July, 2013.
Halama, P. Big five personality correlates of self-perceived decision making efficiency in health professionals. Poster na 16th European Conference of Personality Psychology. Trieste, July 10-14, 2012. Organizátor: European Association of Personality Psychology.
Špajdel, M., Halama, P. Misconceptions about psychology as a science and psychology as a profession among psychology students in Slovakia. Poster na konferencii Europlat 2012, European Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference, 28-30 June 2012, Vilnius University, Lithuania.
Halama, P., Bieščad, M.: Comparison of
sensitivity of CTT and IRT Approaches in measurement of psychotherapy Change. Poster at The
12th European Congress of Psychology. Istanbul, July
Halama, P., Špajdel, M.: Outcomes of
Bologna Process Implementation in Slovakia:
Reflection of University Teachers at Psychology Departments.
Poster at 12th European Congress of
Psychology. Istanbul, July 04-08, 2011.
Halama, P., Bakošová, K.,
Lesayová, L.: Perceived Stress and Meaning in Life in Young
Adults and the Elderly: Moderating Role of Personality traits.
Paper at 15th European Conference on Personality. Brno, Czech
Republic, July, 20-24, 2010.
Halama, P., Bieščad, M. Item response theory
analysis of the CORE-OM. Poster presented at 11th
European Congress of Psychology ECP09. Oslo, Norway
7 – 10 July 2009.
Halama, P. Empirical approach to
typology of religious conversion. Poster at the
International Association for the Psychology of
Religion Congress 2009. 23-27 August, Vienna,
Halama, P, Sabo, M.: Attachment and
Religious Conversion: Does Attachment Style Shape
the Process of Becoming Religious? Poster presented
at the 14th European Conference on Psychology of
Personality, Tartu, Estonia, July 16th – 20th, 2008.
Halama, P., Adamovová, L., Stríženec,
M.: Factor structure of the Expressions of
Spirituality Inventory in a Slovak sample. Poster at
the International conference on spirituality. Prague,
September 21-23, 2007.
Halama, P., Ruisel, I.: Patterns in
big five personality structure: Are three classic
personality prototypes replicable in Slovak NEO-FFI
sample? Poster at 10th European Congress of
Psychology, Prague, 3-6 July, 2007.
Halama, P., Lačná, M.: Personality
change following religious conversion as perceived
by converts and their close persons. Paper presented
at the International Association for the Psychology
of Religion Conference 2006, Leuven, Belgium, August
Halama, P: Confirmatory factor
analysis of Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale in a
Slovak sample. Poster presented at the 13th European
Conference on Psychology of Personality, Athens,
Greece, July 22nd - 26th, 2006.
Halama, P., Timuľák, L.:
Descriptive-interpretative research on development
of life meaning of clients treated for addiction in
community aftercare facility. Poster presented at
the Joint Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy
Research, March 2-5, 2005, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Halama, P.: Which personality traits
are related to sense of meaningfulness of life?
Poster presented at the 12th European Conference on
Psychology of Personality, Groningen, Netherlands,
July 18th - 22nd, 2004.
Halama, P., Halamová, J.: Process of
religious conversion in Catholic Pentecostal
Movement: A qualitative analysis. Paper presented at
The Psychology of Religion Conference, Glasgow,
Halama, P.: Meaning and hope – two
determinants of positive life functioning. Poster
presented at the First International Positive
psychology Summit, Washington, D.C., October 3-6,
Halama, P.: On the relationship
between religiosity and life meaningfulness. Paper
presented at the XVIth Conference of the
International Association for the Psychology of
Religion: "Coping with Religion". Soesterberg, The
Netherlands, September 28-30, 2001.
Halama, P.: Meaning of life and
coping with frustration. Poster presented at the
conference "Searching for Meaning in the New
Millenium", Vancouver, Canada, 13-16 July, 2000