Thea Ionescu, PhD

Main Researcher


Department of Psychology

Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Research interests:

The Variability-Stability-Flexibility Pattern in Development

Development of Categorization; Conceptual Development

Embodied/Grounded Cognition – implications for development and education

Giftedness; Insight in creative problem solving

Early education



Subgroup in the lab: FCA (Flexibility and Grounded Cognition – “Cognitie ancorata” in Romanian)

  • members: Alexandra Marian, Doris Rogobete, Roxana Vescan (Ph.D. students); Călin Hopsitar, Flavia Medrea (Master students); Alexandra Colda, Miruna Cotirlan, Cristian Popa (undergraduate students).
  • colabolators: Adriana Ilie (teacher); Beatrix Perde (master student); Paula Moldovan, Ligia Suciu (psychologists); Mihaela Ţăranu (PhD candidate, UK).