I’m an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University. My main research interests cover the areas of impression formation, (computational) social cognition, philosophy of science, and meta-science.

Mail: piotr.dragon@uj.edu.pl


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 (2017-2022). In cooperation with prof. Daniël Wigboldus and prof. Rob Holland (Behavioral Science Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands).

Humanities in dialogue. Postdoc position (2018-2019) in the research project funded by the Polish Ministry of Science (DIALOG 0239/2018), awarded to the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (Kraków, Poland)

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. Dragon, P., Holland, R., Szumowska, E., Suska, A., Kossowska, M., & Wigboldus, D.H.J. (2022, October 9). Explaining the relationship between Agency and Communion by means of Lay Personality Theories and Connectionist Modelling. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/g847b
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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

  1. Dragon, P. (2020). Ogólny zarys metodologii psychologii (1–21). Copernicus College. Full text available here.
  2. 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
  3. Dragon, P. (2012). Nauka jako przetarg pomiędzy dokładnością a oszczędnością. In A. Jabłoński, J. Szymczyk, & M. Zemło (Eds.), Kontrowersje dyskursywne : między wiedzą specjalistyczną a praktyką społeczną (pp. 455–473). Wydawnictwo KUL