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.



The relationship between two dimensions of social perception – warmth and competence – from connectionist modeling perspective. HARMONIA grant (2016/22/M/HS6/00159) awarded to Piotr Dragon from the National Science Centre (2017-2020). In cooperation with prof. Daniel Wigboldus (Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands).

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.

Publications in English

  1. Brandt, M. J., Kuppens, T., Spears, R., Andrighetto, L., Autin, F., Babincak, P., Badea, C., Bae, J., Batruch, A., Becker, J. C., Bocian, K., Bodroža, B., Bourguignon, D., Bukowski, M., Butera, F., Butler, S. E., Chryssochoou, X., Conway, P., Crawford, J. T., Croizet, J-C., de Lemus, S., Degner, J., Dragon, P., (…), & Zimmerman, J. L. (2020). Subjective status and perceived legitimacy across countries. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 921-942. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2694
  2. Szumowska, E., Czarnek, G., Dragon, P., & de Keersmaecker, J. (2020). Correction after misinformation: Does engagement in media multitasking affect attitude adjustment? Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 4(2), 199-226https://doi.org/10.1080/23743603.2021.1884495
  3. Dragon, P. and Kossowska, M. (2019), Need for closure and compensatory rule‐based perception: The role of information consistency. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 49, 127-140. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2512
  4. Kossowska, M., Szumowska, E., Dragon, P., Jaśko, K. & Kruglanski, A. (2018). Disparate Roads to Certainty: Processing Strategy Choices under Need for Cognitive Closure. European Review of Social Psychology.  DOI: 10.1080/10463283.2018.1493066 
  5. Kossowska, M., Bukowski, M., Guinote, A., Dragon, P., & Kruglanski, A. (2016). Self-image threat decreases stereotyping: The role of motivation toward closure.  Motivation & Emotion. doi: 10.1007/s11031-016-9582-6.Advanced online publication
  6. Kossowska, M., Dragon, P., & Bukowski, M. (2015). When need for closure leads to positive attitudes towards a negatively stereotyped outgroup. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 88-98.
  7. Bukowski, M., Dragon, P., & Kossowska, M. (2014). The impact of incidental fear and anger on in- and outgroup attitudes. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45, 312-317.

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