blatnyProf. Blatný graduated from the Faculty of Arts of University of J. E. Purkyně in Brno in 1988, majoring in Russian language and literature – Psychology. He completed a Master's in Psychology at Masaryk University in Brno in 1992. He defended his doctoral dissertation (PhD) in 1993 and doctoral dissertation (DSc.) in 2013. He became an associate professor (1999) and a professor (2006) at Masaryk University in Brno. He has been working in the Institute of Psychology of the CAS since 1988. From 2007 to 2017 he was a director of the Institute. He lectured personality psychology at Masaryk University (1998–2013), since 2014 he lectures life-span psychology at Charles University in Prague.

He deals with personality psychology, life-span development and psychology of well-being. His research topics include risk and protective factors of development in adolescence, conditions of adaptive psychological and social functioning in adulthood and quality of life of cancer survivors. He studies these topics mainly on the basis of longitudinal research. He is the author or co-author of more than 160 scientific publications and author or editor of ten monographs. He was a visiting scholar at Yale Child Study Center in the US and at University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

He worked as a member of international scientific committees (Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation, Board of Scientific Affairs of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations), scientific boards of Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University and Charles University, and national research councils and agencies (vice chairman of Panel P407 – Psychology, Pedagogy of the Czech Science Foundation, member of the Expert Commission for Social Sciences and Humanities of Government Office for Science, Research and Innovations).


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