Dr Ana Maria Hojbotă is an educational psychologist, with an MA in Work and Organizational Psychology from the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iași, Romania. She recently completed her PhD at the same institution under the guidance of Professor Ana Constantin PhD. Ana Maria has worked in various research and intervention projects concerned with the evaluation and stimulation of academic motivation, persistence and self-regulation, with application to mainstream and special education. For her PhD thesis, she studied naive theories of creativity and their correlates with the creative level and motivations for engaging in creative behaviour as individuals and in teams. Other areas of interest are epistemic emotions, the psychology of science and technology, intragroup conflict and group cognitive synergy.
Ana Maria is currently a member of the East-West European Research Group (EWER Group), a team of researchers established in Iași, interested in conducting cross-cultural research projects with partners from Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the Far East. She is also member of the Editorial Staff of The Romanian Journal of Artistic Creativity as Psychology Officer.