Katarzyna Bobrowicz

Katarzyna Bobrowicz

Postdoctoral researcher

Department Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 25-380
Telephone (+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: Tuesday, 06 September 2022

Research Interests

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


  • FlexPS 2.5 – 5.5: The 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: 06 Sep 2022

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 experiences. Frontiers in Psychology, 22, 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 delay. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 573730.

Bobrowicz, K., Johansson, M., & Osvath, M. (2020). Great apes selectively retrieve relevant memories to guide action. Scientific Reports, 10, 12603.

Bobrowicz, K., & Osvath M. (2020). Social context hinders humans but not ravens in a short-term memory task. Ethology, 126(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 objects. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 6(2), 81-97.

Bobrowicz, K., & Osvath, M. (2018). Cats parallel great apes and corvids in motor self-regulation – not brain but material size matters. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1995.

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

Bobrowicz, K., & Haman, M. (2017). Altered video task: A non-verbal measure of what-who-where recall in young children. Behaviour and Information Technology, 36(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 mixes. Animal Cognition, 19(6), 1081-1092.


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