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Perceptions of Inequalities

Research in the field of anthropology engages with the very basics of being human. Cultural practices, meanings and symbols under anthropological investigations are the links that relate to our everyday lives to pre-biblical times, to the archaic humanity. Apprehension of the core of the humanity allows us finding ways for social change through technological advancements, economic and political decision making, as well as it enables acknowledgment that certain efforts are just not feasible due to the unchangeable human nature. The archaic symbols and understandings that have been forgotten in the West centuries ago are still alive and well in villages and forests of Lithuania. The very last European country to officially adopt Christianity in the end of the 14th century, Lithuania has retained ancient memories of Europe through the millennium of the country’s troubled pasts.

The human nature to be revealed through studies into ancient and contemporary cultural settings is something that is shared by different people and cultures. Knowledge of commonalities allows better understanding of each other in our multi-cultural societies and the globalized world in general. In this context it should be noted that multicultural is one of the distinct features of Lithuania. Standing on the crossroads of Byzantine and Western cultures the country has enjoyed and suffered influences of different people and nations for centuries. It is the place, the understandings and misunderstandings of present day Europe that are to be studied.

Holistic approach on human nature employed by anthropological research cannot and should not be separated from psychological investigations into the inner worlds of individuals. Anthropology is intimately related to psychology and psychological knowledge is one of the cornerstones for anthropological endeavors. However apart of providing deeper insights into general human nature psychological research helps understanding why certain individuals and groups behave the way they do. Why some do accept cultural pathways in the present and some resist. Contemplation on culture cannot answer why Lithuanian suicide rates are the highest in Europe or why consumption of alcohol in the country is one of the highest in the continent contemplations of culture. The answers to the pressing issues such as these are to be based on the sound cognitive and behavioral knowledge. Therefore psychological knowledge is indispensable in many fields of social sciences, be it political studies, law, economics, management, etc. Psychological research allows fine-tuning of organizational and strategic decisions to the needs and capabilities of individuals and groups directly affected by them thus empowering smooth implementation of strategic and everyday tasks being raised by states, companies and intimate groups of individuals.

Psychological well-being of people directly affects their physical health as well as is preconditioned by the latter. Therefore psychology and health studies go hand in hand in order to find out the best ways of survival for societies, whether dealing with the issues of the aging population or the deviant lifestyles of the youth. Apart from taking an important place in Lithuanian academia health studies are of major importance for the Lithuanian economy also. The biotechnology sector is one of the most promising sectors in Lithuania. And still, Lithuania is lagging behind most countries of the EU on life expectancy, age-standardized mortality from all causes in Lithuania the second highest in the EU, deaths from ischemic heart disease, alcohol-related causes, as well as mortality amenable to health-care intervention, are among the highest in the EU. Therefore in its own turn health studies delving into causes of diseases help us to reveal something stemming from the culture of the country - high levels of alcohol consumption, distrust in health professionals and the common deficit of perception that health is an essential resource for life and well-being.



Philosophical Anthropology
Organizational Behavior

Criminal Behavior and Motivation

Intercultural Communication

Linguistics and Cultural Diversity

Cultural Heritage

Confessional Neighborhoods

Anthropological Archaeology

Urban Subcultures

Youth Subcultures

Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft

Body Shaming

Professional Cultures

Psychology of  Cognition Psychology of Death Graffiti and Latrinalia
Mythology of the Ancient World Forensic Psychology Midlife Male Mortality

Folk Religions

Ethnic History

Art and Identity

Social Media and eHealth

Social Information Processing

Role of Culture in Economic Development

Consumer Behaviour Analysis 

Legal and Ethical Regulation of Biomedical Research

Patient Rights

Social Epidemiology

Right to Physical and Mental Integrity


Psychology of Adulthood

Procedural Justice

Behavior and Social Image of Judges

Identity and Cultural Transmission Alcohol-Related Mortality Philosophy of Psychotherapy Right to Health Protection, Healthcare and Healthy Environment
Mental Health Support During and After Disasters Gerontology Orient Studies Psychology of Youth and Adolescence
Developmental Psychology