I’ve got a master degree in Biology and Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. My research is related to cognitive dissonance (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. BIOUNCERTAINTY. ERC Starting Grant (805498) awarded to Tomasz Żuradzki, PhD.
  2. Theory of goal commitment. OPUS grant (2015/19/B/HS6/01253) awarded to Katarzyna Jaśko from the National Centre for Science (2016-19).
  3. 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

  1. Jasko, K., Grzymala-Moszczynska, J., Maj, M., Szastok, M., & Kruglanski, A. (in press). Making Americans Feel Great Again? Personal Significance and Reactions to the Results of the 2016 US Election. Political Psychology.
  2. Jasko, K., Szastok, M., Grzymala-Moszczynska, J., Maj, M., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2019). Rebel with a Cause: Personal Significance from Political Activism Predicts Willingness to Self-Sacrifice. Journal of Social Issues. doi:10.1111/josi.12307
  3. 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