I’ve graduated from psychology at Jagiellonian University in 2012. At the moment I am a doctoral candidate under supervision of prof. Małgorzata Kossowska.  My main research interests are focused on social cognition in the context of socio-emotional aging. My further scientific interests are intergroup relations and political psychology.



Current projects
  1. Motivational, affective, and cognitive sources of knowledge formation process: Implications for intrapersonal, interpersonal and intergroup phenomena.  MAESTRO Grant awarded to prof. Małgorzata Kossowska by the National Centre for Science.
  2. The impact of age on in-group bias: EEG study with minimal group paradigm. In co-operation with Raffaella Rumiati, Francesco Foroni, & Luca Piretti from SISSA (Trieste, Italy).
Past projects
  1. Political intolerance as an effect of value threat. Grant for young researchers sponsored by the Faculty of Philosopy at Jagiellonian University (DSC grant). In co-operation with Małgorzata Kossowska and Paulina Szwed.

Publications in English

  1. Czarnek, G., Szwed, P., & Kossowska, M. (in press). Right‐and Left‐wing Prejudice Toward Dissimilar Groups in Cultural and Economic Domains. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2548 Full text available here
  2. Kossowska., M., Szwed, P., Wyczesany, M., Czarnek, G., i Wronka, E. (2018). Religious fundamentalism modulates neural responses to error-related words: The role of motivation towards closure. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00285 Full text available here
  3. Kossowska, M., Szwed, P., Wronka, E., Czarnek, G., Wyczesany, M. (2016). Anxiolytic function of fundamentalist beliefs: Neurocognitive evidence. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 390-395. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.039 Full text available here.
  4. Czarnek, G., Kossowska, M., i Sędek G. (2015). The Influence of Aging on Outgroup Stereotypes: The Mediating Role of Cognitive and Motivational Facets of Deficient Flexibility. Experimental Aging Research, 41(3),303-324. doi: 10.1080/0361073X.2015.1021647 Full text available here.
  5. Kossowska, M., Czarnek, G., Wyczesany, M., Wronka, E., Szwed, P., & Bukowski, M.(2015). Electrocortical indices of attention correlate with need for closure. NeuroReport, 26, 285-290. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000345  Full text available here.
  6. Kossowska, M., Bukowski, M., & Czarnek, G. (2014). Two routes to closure: Time pressure and goal activation effects on executive control. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45, 268-274.
  7. Kossowska, M., Czarnek., G., Wronka, E., Wyczesany, M., & Bukowski, M. (2014). Individual differences in epistemic motivation and brain conflict monitoring activity. Neuroscience Letters, 570,  38–41. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.04.002

Publications in Polish

Czarnek, G., Dragon, P., Szwed, P., & Wojciszke, B. (2017). Kwestionariusz przekonań politycznych: własności psychometryczne [Political Beliefs Questionnaire: Psychometric properties]. Psychologia Społeczna, 41, 205–222. doi: 10.7366/1896180020174108 Full text available here


Please check the report from the study on political beliefs (in Polish): REPORT. Reported study was founded by a Faculty of Philosophy (Jagiellonion University) grant for PhD students and young researchers no K/DSC/002533 awarded to Gabriela Czarnek.