Sonia-Cristina Codreanu (2017 Cohort)

Sonia Codreanu

About me: I completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Bath and I am currently studying for a MSc in Research Methods in Psychology at UCL. My interest in entrepreneurial judgments was sparked while undertaking a one-year long placement working as a research assistant with Dr Gorkan Ahmetoglu at UCL, investigating individual differences in entrepreneurial potential. During my time there, I developed an interest in psychometric tools measuring entrepreneurial judgments and cognition.

My research: The aim of my PhD is to investigate entrepreneurial judgments that characterise the growth stage of a start-up (i.e. following creation). The project will employ a mixed methods approach, combining semi-structured interviews to determine the most critical decisions made by entrepreneurs during the growth stages of their start-up with more quantitative approaches to explore potential factors affecting these decisions. I hope that this research will help elucidate how judgments and decision making differ between low-performing and high-performing entrepreneurs, and to inform the development of a situated measure of entrepreneurial judgments.

Supervisor: Dr Gorkan Ahmetoglu

Selected publications:

    • Leutner, F., Yearsley, A., Codreanu, S. C., Borenstein, Y., & Ahmetoglu, G., 2017. From Likert scales to images: Validating a novel creativity measure with image based response scales. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, pp.36–40.
      DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.007
    • Flint, S. W., Čadek, M., Codreanu, S. C., Ivić, V., Zomer, C., & Gomoiu, A., 2016. Obesity discrimination in the recruitment process: “You’re not Hired!”. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, p.647.
      DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00647
    • Flint, S., Codreanu, S. C., Gomoiu, A., Čadek, M., Ivić, V., Zomer, C., & Walton, P., 2015. Obesity Discrimination in the Workplace: “You’re Hired!”. Journal of European Psychology Students 6(2), pp.64–69.
      DOI: 10.5334/

Pathway: Psychology

Location: UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences


LinkedIn: Sonia-Cristina Codreanu