Poczucie kontroli i niepewność - Liberilibri.pl

I am a researcher in the Institute of Psychology of the Jagiellonian University. My PhD thesis concerned norm conformity in the context of personal control deprivation. My major research interests include collective action intentions, intergroup relations and coping with threats.



Current projects

  1. How effective are political activists? Testing the social impact of extreme and moderate political actions. OPUS grant awarded to Katarzyna Jasko funded by Polish National Science Centre (2020-2023) – Post-doc position.
  2. Inclusivity Norms to Counter Polarization in European Societies (INCLUSIVITY). The project is funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung as part of the Challenges for Europe scheme. Project leader: Prof. Maarten van Zalk (Osnabrück University). Project partners: dr hab. Marcin Bukowski, prof. UJ (Jagiellonian University), Prof. Oliver Christ (FernUniversität in Hagen), Prof. Miranda Lubbers (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Prof. Eva Jaspers (Utrecht University).

Past projects

  1. Impact of lack of control experiences on intergroup relations: The role of coalition formation and recategorization processes. HARMONIA grant awarded to Marcin Bukowski from the National Centre for Science (2019-2022)
  2. Threat to control and social norms; Conformity, change or formation. Project funded in the BEETHOVEN scheme by the Polish National Science Centre (NCN) in the years 2015-18 (2014/15/G/HS6/04529) awarded to Marcin Bukowski.


Papers in English

  1. Potoczek, A., Bukowski, M., de Lemus, S., Jiménez-Moya, G., Rodríguez-López, Á., & Jasko, K. (2023). Walk This Way: Ingroup Norms Determine Voting Intentions for Those Who Lack Sociopolitical Control. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin49(5), 692–708. https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672211070070 Full text available here
  2. Potoczek, A., Bukowski, M., Jasko, K., Czepluch, F., Fritsche, I., Jugert, P., & Kossowska, M. (2022). Acting collectively against air pollution: When does control threat mobilize environmental activism? Registered report. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 102, 104352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2022.104352
  3. Rodríguez-López, Á., de Lemus, S., Bukowski, M., Potoczek, A., & Fritsche, I. (2022). Political change as group-based control: Threat to personal control reduces the support for traditional political parties. PloS one17(12), e0278743. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278743
  4. Lammers, J., Bukowski, M., Potoczek, A., Fleischmann, A., Hofmann, W. (2022). Disentangling the Factors Behind Shifting Voting Intentions: The Bandwagon Effect Reflects Heuristic Processing, While the Underdog Effect Reflects Fairness Concerns. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, Vol. 10(2), 676–692, https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.9241
  5. Kulikowski, K., Potoczek, A., Antipow, E., & Król, S. (2019). How to Survive in Academia: Demands, Resources and Study Satisfaction Among Polish PhD Students. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice19(4), 65-79. Full text available here

Papers in Polish

  1. Bukowski, M., Sędek, G. i Potoczek, A. (2020). Poznawcze konsekwencje deprywacji kontroli. Rola niepewności i dynamiki doświadczeń braku kontroli. W M. Kofta, A Rędzio (red.), Poczucie kontroli i niepewność: konsekwencje dla rozumienia świata społecznego (s. 53-82). Warszawa: Liberi Libri.

Received prizes

  1. Best Dissertation Award funded by the International Society of Political Psychology (2022).
  2. Prime Minister Award for the best dissertation in Poland in the field of social sciences (2022).
  3. START scholarship funded by the Foundation for Polish Science for the 100 most talented young researchers in Poland (2023).