Conspiracy theories and Need for Cognitive Closure – our research discussed by PsyPost!

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A paper on the link between need for cognitive closure (NFCC) and endorsment of conspiracy theories, published in the ‘European Journal of Social Psychology’ and written by Marta Marchlewska (University of Warsaw), Aleksandra Cichocka (University of Kent, UK) and Małgorzata … Continued

A new article in “Psychologia Społeczna” (Social Psychological Bulletin)

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Using valid and reliable measures is a part of good scientific practice. Gabriela Czarnek, Piotr Dragon and Paulina Szwed from our Centre together with Bogdan Wojciszke (SWPS, Sopot) aimed to check psychometric properties of the Political Beliefs Questionnaire. They ran … Continued

A new paper in European Journal of Social Psychology!

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Conspiracy theories may be attractive to people who seek certainty when facing unclear situations – that was an assumption of research conducted by Marta Marchlewska (University of Warsaw) together with Aleksandra Cichocka (University of Kent, UK) and Małgorzata Kossowska from … Continued

Another paper in ‘Frontiers in Psychology’!

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Embodied cognition – a perspective joining cognitive with physical aspects of human functioning – gained lots of attention recentely. Katarzyna Cantarero and Michał Parzuchowski together with Karolina Dukała from our Centre tested whether hand-over-heart gesture diminishes other-oriented dishonesty, as previous … Continued

Arie Kruglanski, Marina Chernikova and Katarzyna Jasko on condition of social psychology for EJSP!

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Condition of social psychology is a matter that Arie Kruglanski and Marina Chernikova together with Katarzyna Jasko from our Centre investigate in the paper published by European Journal of Social Psychology. In-depth analysis let the authors reflect on both – … Continued

Another paper of our Centre in “Frontiers in Psychology”!

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Małgorzata Kossowska, Paulina Szwed, Aneta Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, Maciek Sekerdej and Miroslaw Wyczesany ran a psychophysiological study on threat relieving strategies in religious context. Groups that hold a certain worldview often react with prejudice toward groups of opposit views. Following this reasoning, … Continued

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