I’ve got a master degree in Biology and Psychology and I’m a PhD student at the Jagiellonian University since 2015. So far, my research was focused on existential uncertainty and intergroup perception. I’m also interested in worldview (especially inconsistencies between values and behavior) and various aspects of motivated behaviors. I like to read about evolution, genetics and physics.

marta.maj@doctoral.uj.edu.pl

Projects

Current projects

  1. Theory of goal commitment. OPUS grant (2015/19/B/HS6/01253) awarded to Katarzyna Jaśko from the National Centre for Science (2016-19).
  2. Ważność wartości i orientacja na działanie, a wysiłek w redukcji dysonansu w sytuacji hipokryzji. [Relation of value importance and action orientation with effort in dissonance reduction in the situation of induced hypocrisy]. Grant for young researchers sponsored by the Faculty of Philosophy at Jagiellonian University (DSC grant) (2018-19).

Past projects

  1. (Nie)spójni – niezagrożeni: abstrakcyjne wartości uniwersalnym buforem dla zagrożeń. [(In)consistent – unthreatened: Abstract values as a buffer for threats of different kinds]. Grant for young researchers sponsored by the Faculty of Philosophy at Jagiellonian University (DSC grant) (2017-18).

Publications

Papers in English

Maj, M., & Kossowska, M. (2015). Prejudice toward outgroups as a strategy to deal with mortality threat:
Simple reaction with a complex foundation. Theoria at Historia Scientiarum: An International Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies, 12, 15-28. doi: 10.12775/ths.2015.002. Full text available here