Researchers

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Marcin Bukowski, PhD

I’m a researcher and lecturer in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. My main research interests are focused on social cognition, especially motivational and emotional factors that guide cognition in the social context. I’m especially interested in studying individual and situational variables (e.g. control motivation or epistemic motivation) that influence the flexibility of social categorization, knowledge activation and application, and thinking processes. I’m also interested in applying basic research findings in applied social contexts, such as the area of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

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Aneta Czernatowicz – Kukuczka, PhD

I’m post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Psychology of the Jagiellonian University. My main field of interest is social cognition, specifically cognitive and motivational determinants and consequences of religious/atheistic beliefs. Within the project we also examine the role of dogmatism as a self-regulation tool in the face of uncertainty. My second area of study focuses on the role of individual differences in decision-making process.

 

Piotr Dragon, PhD

I’m a researcher and lecturer in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. My main research interests cover the areas of social cognition, epistemic motivation and impression formation. I am also interested in methodology, data analysis and programming.

Katarzyna Jaśko, PhD

I’m a researcher in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. I am interested in psychological mechanisms that influence the perception of social justice in unequal intergroup settings. Specifically, I study the relation between social identity and psychological reactions to intergroup inequalities and perception of discrimination by members of low-status groups in various social contexts. My second area of interest focuses on motivational and cognitive underpinnings of decision-making processes.

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Sindhuja Sankaran, PhD

I finished my graduate studies in India and completed my Phd at Cardiff University, UK.My main research interest in in the field of social cognition, specifically on cognitive and motivational processes predicting individual behaviour (sports performance, moral decision making, cognitive performance) and group behaviour (Indian caste identity and norm violation, refugee acceptance and pro-social behaviour). More recently, I have started working on the social and moral perception of refugees and ways we can humanize, help refugees and increase trust towards refugees. I am also currently working on a project on the social and motivational factors that predicted the rising populism in India.

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Maciej Sekerdej, PhD

I’m a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University. My research interests cover principally the areas of intergroup relations, prejudice, stereotyping, and nationalism. I’ve published papers on antisemitism, nationality stereotypes and psychology of religion. Currently I am also involved in the research on the group processes in the framework of Relational Models Theory and theories of embodiment. I am a member of European Association of Experimental Social Psychology and International Society of Political Psychology.

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Magdalena Śmieja, PhD

I am a researcher and lecturer in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. My current research explores the role of emotional intelligence in emotion regulation. We assume that people who are high in emotional intelligence use more adaptive regulatory strategies, what makes them resistant to undesirable effects of emotion on cognition. I am also interested in motivated cognition in the context of close relationships, especially in different factors influencing the structure of mental representation of the partner.

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Karolina Dukała, PhD

I’m a researcher in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. I am mainly interested in methods of interviewing, interrogating and deception detection. Now I am involved in project which is dedicated to construct the new theory of commitment. Specifically, we are trying to prove that dispositional and situational variables that foster the initiation of commitment are not necessary the same variables that affect its maintenance.

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Ewa Szumowska, PhD

I’m a researcher at the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. My main research interests are focused around motivation and goal-directed action, epistemic motivation, information processing, multitasking and multiple goal pursuit. I am also interested in extremism writ large (including extreme dieting, extreme sports, obsessive passions, extreme love and other forms of extreme commitment). Currently I am working on the project related to self-knowledge and motivational underpinnings of self-relevant feedback preference.

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Joanna Grzymała – Moszczyńska, PhD

I’m a researcher in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. My main research interests are focused on reduction of prejudice and discriminatory behaviors towards marginalized groups such as Roma minority or Syrian refugees, especially in educational context. In my work I am trying to combine my practical work as an diversity and antidiscrimination trainer with my scientific interests. I am also interested in psychological aspects of return migrations to Poland.

Gabriela Czarnek, PhD

I am a researcher in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. My current interest concentrates on using computational methods and predictive modeling to answer social psychological research questions.

Marta Szastok, PhD

PhD students

 

Marta Maj

I’ve got a master degree in Biology and Psychology at 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.

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Paulina Szwed

My main scientific interests lie in an attempt to understand the relationship between motivation and effort. This question interests me principally in the context of individual differencies (e.g. NFC). I’m also interested in motivational and cognitive processes underlying political or religious convictions.

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Anna Potoczek

I am a researcher and Ph.D. student in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. I work under supervision of Marcin Bukowski, Ph.D. My master thesis concerned the susceptibility to seeing illusory correlations. Currently I am involved in the research on norms perception in the context of control deprivation. I am also interested in stereotypes and prejudice topic.

Marta Doroszuk

I am a member of the CogNeS Doctoral School – an International PhD Programme in Social and Cognitive Neuroscience at Jagiellonian University. My main research interests are facial expressions of emotion, cross-cultural communication, and intergroup relations. For the purpose of my analysis I use several methods in which I am specialised: Facial Action Coding System and Facial Electromyography. During my studies I would like to determine how emotional communication influences the relation-building processes of immigrants. Moreover, I am also practitioner in soft-skills training.

Joanna Cyganiewicz

 

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