Applied Cognition Research Group

————— ROMANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ————— Institute of Philosophy and Psychology ”C. Rădulescu-Motru”

Corneliu Stefan Lita

Contact information 

Romanian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Philosophy and Psychology “C. Radulescu Motru”
House of Academy, Calea 13 Septembrie no.13, sector 5,
050711, Bucharest, ROMANIA                                                                                                                          csl [at]



  • personnel selection and assessment,
  • judgement and decision making, 
  • cognitive and behavioural therapies, 
  • methodology and applied statistics.


  • PhD in Psychology, Institute of Philosophy and Psychology, Romanian Academy, expected 2010.
  • MSc in Decision Sciences, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2009.
  • License Diploma in Psychology (5-year degree program, MA equiv.), University of Bucharest, Romania, 1999. 


  • Executive Education Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010.
  • Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, European Science Foundation, 2010 and 2009.
  • Young Scientists Program, International Union of Psychological Science, 2008.
  • Advanced Research and Training Seminar, International Union of Psychological Science, 2008 and 2006.
  • Spring Seminar, Central Archive for Empirical Social Research, 2008 and 2007.
  • Primary and Advanced Trainings in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Techniques, Albert Ellis Institute, 2006 and 2005.


  • Licensed to practice Applied Psychology within defense, law enforcement and national security, Romanian College of Psychologists, License number 125 (
  • Licensed to practice Cognitive Behavior Therapies (under supervision), Romanian Federation of Psychotherapy, License Number 0370 (


  • Merit Diploma offered by the Romanian College of Psychologists for the activity conducted during 2004-2009 in the Methodology Commission, as a member of the Board of Directors of the College, 2009.
  • Chaired the symposium THE USE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: practices and regulations during the 6th Conference of International Test Commission, Liverpool, July 14-16, 2008.
  • Chaired the section DIAGNOSTIC METHODS during the 10th European Congress of Psychology, Prague, July 3-6, 2007. 
  • Chaired the symposium ASSESSMENT PRACTICES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SETTING during the 9th European Conference of Psychological Assessment, Thessalonica, May 3-6, 2007.
  • Best Book Award offered by the Publishing House of Ministry of Administration and Interior for the book The Management of Job Stress: A guide for law enforcement personnel, 2006.

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