I am currently researching the cognitive foundations of patriotism and nationalism. I am enrolled in the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences, and my main focus is on how individuals perceive and react to social situations. I find it fascinating to explore the different ways in which our thoughts and emotions can affect our behaviour in the social domain.
- Stypendist in the project “Between nationalism and cosmopolitanism: Perceptual and motivational factors shaping critical national attachment” awarded to Maciej Sekerdej within the SONATA BIS scheme by the Polish National Science Centre (NCN) (2019-2024)
- PI in the project „Cognitive underpinnings of patriotism” awarded within the PRELUDIUM scheme by the Polish National Science Centre (NCN) (2023-2026)
- Kołeczek, M., & Sekerdej, M. (2023). Switching between System 1 and System 2: The nature of competing intuitions and the role of disfluency. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46, e127. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X22003016
- Sekerdej, M., Rupar, M., Jamróz‐Dolińska, K., & Kołeczek, M. (2023). Greater expectations or less sugar‐coating? Perceptual underpinnings of constructive patriotism. British Journal of Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12634
- Jamróz-Dolińska, K., Sekerdej, M., Rupar, M., & Kołeczek, M. (2023). Do Good Citizens Look to the Future? The Link Between National Identification and Future Time Perspective and Their Role in Explaining Citizens’ Reactions to Conflicts Between Short-Term and Long-Term National Interests. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672231176337
- Kołeczek, M., Jamróz-Dolińska, K., Rupar, M., & Sekerdej, M. (2022). Thinking like a patriot: Criticising the country and the nation is linked to the differences in thinking style and cognitive ability. Personality and Individual Differences, 195, 111670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111670
- Rupar, M., Jamróz‐Dolińska, K., Kołeczek, M., & Sekerdej, M. (2021). Is patriotism helpful to fight the crisis? The role of constructive patriotism, conventional patriotism, and glorification amid the COVID‐19 pandemic. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51(6), 862-877. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2777