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Katarzyna Bobrowicz

Katarzyna Bobrowicz

Postdoctoral researcher

Department Fachbereich Verhaltens- und Kognitionswissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E03 25-380
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9896

Katarzyna Bobrowicz, Postdoctoral Researcher and member of the CBA research group.

Professional Summary

Katarzyna is a Post-Doc within the Computer-Based Assessment research group at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a PhD in cognitive science from Lund University, Sweden and focuses on the Development of Problem Solving, Early Childhood Education and Assessment. In addition, currently Katarzyna is collaborating with the Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Lund University and Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University. Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, she held a post-doctoral position at Lund University and was combining comparative and developmental psychological expertise.

Personal Statement

“Our society became so good at solving technological and medical issues, yet we have not figured out how to create a cohesive, thriving and just society. I want to learn how our minds develop and work because the solution to our social issues lies therein.“

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Last updated on: Dienstag, den 06. September 2022

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Educational Policy
  • Memory Flexibility
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Animal Cognition


  • FlexPS 2.5 – 5.5The FlexPS 2.5 – 5.5 project focuses on the development of problem solving in 2.5- to 5.5-year-old children. The aim is to clarify how flexibly children can solve problems, when in development they can discard irrelevant misleading information, and whether this ability is linked to executive functions and multilingualism. Therefore, the project involves visits at day-care facilities, during which children try to solve never-encountered problems with various tools.
  • FlexPS lab: The FlexPS lab project focuses on the development of problem solving in 1- to 3-year-old children. The project is adapted to limited motor skills and involves eye tracking instead of physical tasks. The aim is to investigate how early in development children may be able to discard irrelevant misleading information, and whether this ability is linked to executive functions and multilingualism.
  • Early Educational Policies and Challenges of the 21st   Century: This project focuses on (mis)matches between early educational policies and societal challenges of the 21st   century.
  • Early Educational Assessment: In this project, a platform, that allows remote research and assessment with toddlers and kindergarteners, is being developed.

Last updated on: 12 Nov 2021

Bobrowicz, K., Han, A., Hausen, J., Greiff, S. (in press). Aiding Reflective Navigation in a Dynamic Information Landscape: A Challenge for Educational Psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 881539.

Bobrowicz, K., Sählström, J., Thorstensson, K., Nagy, B., &  Psouni, E. (2022). Generalizing solutions across functionally similar problems correlates with world knowledge and working memory in 2.5- to 4.5-year- olds. Cognitive Development, 62, 101181.

Bobrowicz, K., & Greiff, S. (2022). Executive functions in birds. Birds, 3(2), 184-220.

Bobrowicz, K., O’Hara, M., Carminito, C., Auersperg, A., & Osvath, M. (2021). Goffin's cockatoos (cacatua goffiniana) can solve a novel problem after conflicting past experiencesFrontiers in Psychology22, 2600.

Bobrowicz, K., Lindström, F., Lindblom-Loven, M., & Psouni, E. (2020). Flexibility in problem solving: Analogical transfer of tool use in toddlers is immune to delayFrontiers in Psychology11, 573730.

Bobrowicz, K., Johansson, M., & Osvath, M. (2020). Great apes selectively retrieve relevant memories to guide actionScientific Reports10, 12603.

Bobrowicz, K., & Osvath M. (2020). Social context hinders humans but not ravens in a short-term memory taskEthology126(2), 125-139.

Bobrowicz, K. (2019). Memory for problem solving: Comparative studies in attention, working and long-term memory. (Doctoral thesis, Lund University, Lund).

Bobrowicz, K., & Osvath, M. (2019). Cognition in the fast lane: Ravens’ gazes are half as short as humans’ when choosing objectsAnimal Behavior and Cognition6(2), 81-97.

Bobrowicz, K., & Osvath, M. (2018). Cats parallel great apes and corvids in motor self-regulation – not brain but material size mattersFrontiers in Psychology9, 1995.

Kabadayi, C., Bobrowicz, K., & Osvath, M. (2018). The detour paradigm in animal cognitionAnimal Cognition21(1), 21-35.

Bobrowicz, K., & Haman, M. (2017). Altered video task: A non-verbal measure of what-who-where recall in young childrenBehaviour and Information Technology36(11), 1177-1192.

Sauciuc, G.-A., Persson, T., Bååth, R., Bobrowicz, K., & Osvath, M. (2016). Affective forecasting in an orangutan: Predicting the hedonic outcome of novel juice mixesAnimal Cognition19(6), 1081-1092.


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Last updated on: 25 Apr 2022

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Last updated on: 25 Apr 2022