Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz is associate professor at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, head of Department of Psychology of Development and Education. She is author and co-author of over 70 articles and six books in the field of social and educational psychology. Her special interests are active citizenship and self-responsibility. She was a member of Scientific Committee of European Science Foundation in 2006–10. Currently she is a member of the Executive Board of Polish Psychological Association and President Elect of Children Identity and Citizenship European Association. She is also active in the field of popularization psychological knowledge in both education and business (publication e.g. Harvard Business Review).