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Ivana Marková

Ivana Marková is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Stirling. She is a Fellow of he British Psychologial Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the British Academy. Over the years she has been a frequent visitor to the LSE giving seminars, carrying out joint international projects with members of the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (DPBS) and examining various projects at the LSE.

Ivana Marková was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the UK in 1967 as a post-doctoral visitor to the Psychological Laboratory, University of Cambridge. After the invasion of Czechoslovakia by armies of the Soviet bloc in 1968 she decided to stay in the UK. In 1970 she accepted a post at the University of Stirling where she remained throughout her career, although she has been a frequent visiting professor at various universities in the UK and abroad.

She has served at various national and international committees, e.g. she was a member of the Chief Scientist's Health Services Research Committee, Scottish Home and Health Department, a chairperson of the Social Psychology Section of the BPS, President of Section J (Psychology) of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Academia Istropolitana, a newly established Centre of Advanced Studies in Central Europe, Bratislava, Slovakia, a member of the Comité de direction, Laboratoire Européen de Psychologie Sociale, Maison des Sciences de L'Homme, Paris, a vice-President of International Society of Applied Linguistics, among others.

Since 2007 she has been an international fellow of the Open Society in the Department of Psychology at the State University of the Republic of Moldova, helping the Department to develop BA and MSc in social psychology.

Although her main field of study is social psychology, Ivana Marková is interested in opening  up social psychology to other human and social sciences, to philosophy and to practical applications.

Her theoretical research is concerned with epistemology of social psychology and with the development of dialogical concepts, for example of trust, responsibility, the self and social recognition, focusing particularly on the theory of social representations, language and communication.

Her empirical research, supported by numerous research grants, has been concerned with representations of and communication in illness and disability (e.g. haemophilia, polycystic disease of the kidney, HIV/AIDS, learning disability, cerebral palsy) and with representations of political phenomena (social representations of democracy, of individualism, of individual and collective responsibility, of trust). In 2003, as a Fellow of the Columbia University, she led a research team in the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris, carrying out an international project entitled Representations and discourses of trust and democracy: a social psychological approach.

At present she is carrying out a Leverhulme funded project on Trust in social representations and dialogicality, and she is as member of several international study groups concerned with the research on trust, language and social representations.


Linhart, J. and Marková, I. (1971). Kapitoly z Psychologie Uceni, Mysleni a Tvorive Cinnosti. (Chapters from the Psychology of Learning, Thinking and Creativity), Charles University Press, Prague.

Marková, I. (1978), (ed.). The Social Context of Language.  Wiley and Sons, London and New York.

Marková, I. (1982). Paradigms, Thought and Language. Chichester and New York: Wiley.

Marková, I. (1987). Human Awareness: Its Social Development. London: Hutchinson Educational.

Marková, I. and Foppa, K., (eds.). (1990). The Dynamics of Dialogue. Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Marková, I. and Foppa, K., (eds). (1991), Asymmetrics in Dialogue.  Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.

Marková, I. and Farr, R.M. (eds.), (1995) Representations of Health, Illness and  Handicap.  New York: Harwood.

Marková, I. Graumann, C.F. and Foppa, K. (eds). (1995), Mutualities in Dialogue, Cambridge University Press.

Marková, I. (2003). Dialogicality and Social Representations.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Reprinted in 2005; translated into Romanian (2004); Portugese (Brazil) (2006); French (2007); Czech (2007)

Marková, I. (2004) (ed.). Trust and Democratic Transition in Post-Communist Europe. The Oxford University Press for the British Academy.

Moscovici, S. and Marková, I. (2006). The Making of Modern Social Psychology.   Cambridge: Polity

Marková, I., Linell, P., Grossen, M., Salazar-Orvig, A. (2007). Dialogue in Focus Groups: Exploring Socially Shared knowledge. London: Equinox

Marková, I. and Gillespie, A. (eds.) (2007). Trust and Distrust: Sociocultural Perspectives. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers


Marková, I. (ed). (1995). The Dialogue in speech disorders and in clinical interview.  International Journal of Psycholinguistics, Volume 11, number 2.

Marková, I. (1997), Individual and community: Post-communist perspective in change.  Community and Applied Social Psychology, 7, pp 1-102.

Drozda-Senkowska, E. et Marková, I. (2001). Psychologie sociale face aux événements politiques, économiques et sociaux en Europe, Bulletin de Psychologie.Vol.54.,pp.591-764. 

Marková, I. and Orfali, B. (2005). Focus Groups. Bulletin de Psychologie. Vol. 57.

Orfali, B. et Marková, I. (2005). Psychologie sociale et communication. Hermès, 41.

Marková, I. (2007). De la Persuasion. Diogène, 217 ; in English : (2008) Persuasion.  Diogenes, 217

Marková, I. and Jovchelovitch, S. (2008). Special issue on Serge Moscovici: Psychoanalysis: its image and its public, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 38


Marková, I. (1990). The development of self‑ consciousness: Baldwin, Mead and Vygotsky. In: J.E. Faulconer and R.N. Williams: Reconsidering Psychology. Perspectives from Continental Philosophy. Pittsburgh: Duquesne Press, pp 151-174.

Marková, I. (1990) On three principles of human social development. In: P. Bryant and G. Butterworth (eds.), Causes of Development, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, pp 186-211.

Marková, I. (1990). Ethics as a branch of societal psychology: its particular relevance to the social psychology of medicine. In: Himmelweit H. and G. Gasell (eds.)., Societal Psychology, Sage, pp 112-137.

Marková, I. (1990). A three-step process as a unit of analysis of dialogue. In Marková, I. and Foppa, K. (eds.), The Dynamics of Dialogue. Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, pp 129-146.

Marková, I. (1992). On structure and dialogicity in Prague semiotics. In: Wold, A. (ed.) Language, Thought and Human Communication, Scandinavian University Press and Oxford University Press, pp 45-63.

Marková, I. (1995), Quality of life and human agency: A theoretical overview. In Marková, I. and Farr, R.M., (eds.). Representations of Health, Illness and Handicap, New York: Harwood, pp 191-204.

Moscovici, S., & Marková, I. (2000). Ideas and their development: A dialogue between Serge Moscovici and Ivana Marková. In S. Moscovici, Social Representations  (G. Duveen. Ed.). Oxford: Polity.

Marková, I. (2002). Des thêmata de base des représentations sociales du sida. In C.     Garnier (ed). Les formes de la pensée sociale., pp. 55-77. Paris: PUF.

Marková, I. (2003) Dialogicality in the Prague School of Linguistics: a theoretical retrospect. In I. Josephs and J. Valsiner (eds.): Dialogicality in development, Advances in Child Development within Culturally Structured Environments, 5, pp. 3-33.Westport: Praeger.

Marková, I. (2007). Haemophilia. In A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, J. Weinman, R. West (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Marková, I. (2007). Social identities and social representations: How are they related? In G. Moloney and I. Walker (eds.). Social Representations and Identity. Pp. 215-236. New York: Palgrave:Macmillan

Marková, I. (2008). A dialogical perspective of social representations of responsibility. In T. Sugiman, K. J. Gergen, W. Wagner and Y. Yamada (eds.). Meaning in Action. New York: Springer

Marková, I. (2009). A dialogical approach in psychology: An alternative to the dualism of Theory of mind. In: Leudar, I. and Costall, A. (eds.). Against the Theory of Mind. London Palgrave.


Marková, I. (1983). The origin of social psychology of language in German expressivism.  The British Journal of Social Psychology, 22, 315-325.

Marková, I., Forbes, C. and Inwood, M. (1984). Consumers' views of genetic counselling in haemophilia.  The American Journal of Medical Genetics, 17, 741-752.

Marková, I., Stirling Phillips, J., Forbes, C.D. (1984). The use of tools by children with haemophilia.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 25, 261-271.

Marková, I., Forbes, C.D., Aledort, L.M., Inwood, M., Mandalaki, T., Miller, C.H. and Pittadaki, J. (1986). A comparison of the availability and content of genetic counselling as perceived by haemophilic men and carriers in the USA, Canada, Scotland and Greece. The American Journal of Medical Genetics, 24, 7-21.

Marková, I. and Wilkie, P. (1987). Concepts, representations, and social change: The phenomenon of AIDS.  Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 17, 398-   409.

Marková, I. (1996). Towards an Epistemology of Social Representations. Journal for   the Theory of Social Behaviour, 26(2), 178-196.

Moscovici, S. and Marková, I. (1998). Presenting social representations: a conversation.  Psychology and Culture, 4, pp 371-410.

Marková, I., Moodie, E., Farr, R., Drozda-Senkowska, E., Erös., Plichtová, J., Gervais,  Marie-Claude., Hoffmannová, J., and Mullerová, O. (1998). Social  Representations of the Individual: A post-communist perspective. European  Journal of Social Psychology, 28, pp797-829.

Marková, I. (2000). Amédée or How to Get Rid of It: Social Representations from a Dialogical Perspective.  Culture & Psychology. Vol. 6(4). Pp 419.460.

Marková, I. (2003).Constitution of the self: intersubjectivity and dialogicality. Culture & Psychology, 9, pp. 249-259.

Marková, I. and Plichtová, J. (2007). East-West European project: transforming and shaping research through collaboration. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 41, 124-138.

Marková, I. (2007). Persuasion et propagande. Diogène, 217, pp. 39-57. Reprinted in   English as : Marková, I. (2008). Persuasion a propaganda, Diogenes, 217, pp. 37-51.

Marková, I. (2008). The epistemological significance of the theory of social representations. Journal for theTheory of Social Bhaviour, 38, 461-487.