I am a professor in the Institute of Psychology at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. My areas of interest include cognitive and motivational underpinnings of complex social phenomena (e.g. political beliefs, prejudice, stereotyping), cognitive rigidity and its relationships with problem solving and decision making.


Research projects

Current research projects

Moving from networked to patchworked society: motivational underpinnings and societal consequences. Project financed by the Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe (CHANSE) and led by Małgorzata Kossowska. Project website: https://digipatch.eu/

Behaviour in Crisis Lab – devoted to the interdisciplinary exploration of the mechanisms that shape the behaviour of individuals and societies during global crises. Lab led by Małgorzata Kossowska. Website:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Adolescence & Democracy (IP-PAD). MSCA Doctoral Network financed by HORIZON EUROPE. Team: Małgorzata Kossowska, Jolanta Perek-Białas, Szymon Wichary, Lucas Mazur. Project website: https://www.ippad.eu/

Knowledge Resistance: Causes, Consequences and Cures (PI: Åsa Wikforss, Co-Applicant Malgorzata Kossowska), the project founded by RIKSBANKENS JUBILEUMSFOND (#M18-0310:1; 2019-2024).  Project website: https://su.se/knowledgeresistance/

Understanding our political nature: how to put knowledge and reason at the heart of policymaking. Enlightenment 2.0, Joint Research Center, European Commission (2017-2019). Project website: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/facts4eufuture/understanding-our-political-nature

Science on values. Enlightenment 2.0, Joint Research Center, European Commission (2019-2021). Project website: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/communities/en/community/enlightenment-20

Solidarity in the European Union Perspectives for resilient European societies, Joint Research Center, European Commission (2020-2021)

Past research projects

Competitive Grants awarded:

  1. Motivational, affective, and cognitive sources of knowledge formation process: Implications for intrapersonal, interpersonal and intergroup phenomena. MAESTRO Grant (2011/02/A/HS6/00155) awarded to prof. Małgorzata Kossowska by the National Centre for Science (2012-18).
  2. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) grant N N106 021536 – “Representations of intergroup relations under uncertainty and lose of control” (2009-2011) (member of the research team).
  3. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) – “Motivational and cognitive determinants of process of judgment and  decisions making” (2010-2012) (Principal Investigator).
  4. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) – “Role of cognitive limitations in pre-decisional information processing (member of the research team) (2010-2012).
  5. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) grant N N106 040534  – “Cognitive and motivational compensations of limitations of cognitive performance in old age” (2008-2011) (member of the research team).
  6. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) grant N106 055 32/3557 –„Motivational mechanisms of cognitive limitations overcome” (2007-2009) (Principal Investigator).
  7. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) grant N106 006 32/0624 – “Threat of terrorism – cognitive determinants and social consequences” (2007-2009) (Principal Investigator).
  8. National Committee of Scientific Research (KBN) 2003-2005 – “Mechanisms of cognitive inhibition” (Principal Investigator).
  9. National Committee of Scientific Research (KBN)  – “Cognitive model of decisiveness” (member of the research team).
  10. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) grant N106 054 32/3553  – “Process of attitudes change from perspective of unimodel” (member of the research team).
  11. National Committee of Scientific Research (KBN) – 2000-2002 – “Formal model of political beliefs” (Principal Investigator).
  12. St. Batory Foundation grant – 2000-2001 – “Cognitive determinants of need for cognitive closure” (Principal Investigator).
  13. Soros Foundation grant – 1997-1998 –  “Personality and Current Political Beliefs” (Principal Investigator).
  14. National Committee of Scientific Research (KBN) 1996 -1997  –  “Personality and academic achievements” (Principal Investigator).

Supervisory grants (granty promotorskie):

  1. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) grant N N106 248437 – for Katarzyna Jaśko (Ph.D. student) – “Psychological determinants of democratic system legitimization” (2009-2010).
  2. Jagiellonian University Grant (K/ZBW/000539) – for Joanna Pyrkosz & Grzegorz Żmuda (Ph.D. students) – “Psychological aspects of different management styles effectiveness” (2009).
  3. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) – for Tomasz Kubik (Ph.D. student)  – „Psychological mechanisms of expertiveness” (2010-2011).

Reports, statements, and publications by Covid-19 Advisory Team at the President of Polish Academy of Sciences:

Duszyński, J., Pyrć, J., Plater-Zyberek, A., Afelt, A., Kossowska, M., Owczuk, R., Ochab-Marcinek, A., Paczos, W., Rosińska, M., Rychard, A., & Smiatacz, T. (2021). Lessons from the pandemic: strengthen health care, invest in science and education, and build trust, In: IATT (2021). Emerging science, frontier technologies, and the SDGs – Perspectives from the UN system and science and technology communities. New York: United Nations Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. May 2021. http://sdgs.un.org/tfm/

Co-author of 16 statements: https://institution.pan.pl/index.php/covid-19-advisory-team


Books in English

Kossowska, M., Letki, N., Zaleśkiewicz, T. & Wichary, S. (2022). Human Behaviour in Pandemics. Social and Psychological Determinants in a Global Health Crisis. London: Routledge.

Kossowska, M., Szumowska, E., Szwed, P. (2020). The Psychology of Tolerance in Times of Uncertainty. London: Routledge

Books in Polish

  1. Kossowska, M., Letki, N., Zaleśkiewicz, T. i Wichary, S. (2020). Człowiek w obliczu pandemii: Społeczne i psychologiczne uwarunkowania zachowań w pandemii. Sopot: Smak Słowa
  2. Kossowska, M., Szumowska, E., Szwed, P. (2018). Tolerancja w czasach niepewności [Tolerance in the Times of Uncertainty]. Sopot: Smak Słowa.
  3. Kossowska, M., & Kofta, M. (2009) (red.) Psychologia poznania społecznego: Nowe idee. Warszawa: PWN.
  4. Kossowska, M., Jarmuż, S., & Witkowski, T. (2008). Psychologia dla trenerów – podręcznik. Kraków: Wolters Kluwer Polska.
  5. Kossowska, M. (2005). Umysł Niezmienny. Poznawcze mechanizmy sztywności. Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego.
  6. Kossowska, M., Śmieja, M., & Śpiewak, S. (red.) (2005). Społeczne ścieżki poznania. Gdańsk: Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne.
  7. Kossowska, M., & Sołtysińska, I. (2005). Budowanie zespołów. Kraków, Oficyna Ekonomiczna.
  8. Kossowska, M., & Sołtysińska, I. (2002). Szkolenia pracowników a rozwój organizacji. Oficyna Ekonomiczna, Kraków.
  9. Kossowska, M. (2001). Ocena i rozwój umiejętności pracowniczych.  Wydawnictwo AKADE, Kraków.
  10. Kossowska, M. (2000). Strategie działania. Universitas, Kraków.

Papers in English

  1. Sankaran, S., Szumowska, E., & Kossowska, M. (2024). “Always look on the bright side of life”: The role of adaptive rumination on goal pursuit and cognitive task performance. Journal of Individual Differences. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000413
  2. Kossowska, M.,  Szwed, P.,  Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A.,  Perek-Białas, J.,  Szumowska, E.,  Kruglanski, A. W., Gadowska, K.,  Kamińska, M., &  Załuski, W. (2024).  Socio-psychological barriers preventing people from helping in times of crisis: A scoping review. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology,  34(2), e2775. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2775
  3. Czarnek, G., & Kossowska, M. (2024). Strong correlational but no causal evidence on the link between the perception of scientific consensus and support for vaccination. PLOS ONE19(1), e0296066. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0296066
  4. Kossowska, M., Kłodkowski, P., Siewierska-Chmaj, Guinote, A., Kessels, U., Moyano, M., & Strömbäck, J. (2023). Internet-based micro-identities as a driver of societal disintegration. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 10, 955, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-023-02441-z
  5. Buchanan, E.M., Lewis, S.C., Paris, B. et al. (2023). The Psychological Science Accelerator’s COVID-19 rapid-response dataset. Sci Data 10, 87 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01811-7
  6. Kossowska, M., Czarnek, G., & Szwed, P. (2023). Political ideology and belief change in the face of counterevidence. European Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 1157–1171. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2965
  7. Stromback, J., Broda, E., Tsfati, Y., Kossowska, M., & Vliegenthart, R. (2023). Disentangling the Relationship between Conspiracy Mindset versus Beliefs in Specific Conspiracy Theories. Zeitschrift für Psychologie.
  8. Sankaran, S., Szumowska, E., Kossowska, M. (2023). Always look at the bright side of life: The role of adaptive rumination on goal pursuit and cognitive task performance. Journal of Individual Differences.
  9. Kossowska, M., Perek-Białas, J., Blukacz, M., Szwed, P., Szumowska, E, & Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A. (2023). Mass mobilizations for helping war refugees:  The role of fear, closeness, and norms. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 100153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2023.100153
  10. Kossowska, M., Szwed, P., Szumowska, E., Perek-Białas, J., & Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A. (2023). The role of fear, closeness, and norms in shaping help towards war refugees. Scientific Reports13(1), 1465.
  11. Sankaran, S., Kossowska, M., & Von Hecker, U. (2023). When do they push the right buttons? Need for closure and the role of perceived control in situations of uncertainty. Personality and Individual Differences213, 112316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2023.112316
  12. Buchanan, E. M., & Lewis, S. (2022). PSACR: The Psychological Science Accelerator’s COVID-19 Rapid-response Dataset. 
  13. Czarnek., G., Kossowska, M., Michael, R. (2022). Stereotyping and Effort Mobilization in Older Age: The Role of Self-involvement. In: Grzegorz Sedek, Thomas M. Hess, Dayna R. Touron (Eds.). Multiple pathways of cognitive aging: Motivational and contextual influences (pp. 105-127). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  14. Dorison, C. A., Lerner, J. S., Heller, B. H., Rothman, A. J., Kawachi, I. I., Wang, K., … & Pantazi, M. (2022). In COVID-19 health messaging, loss framing increases anxiety with little-to-no concomitant benefits: Experimental evidence from 84 countries. Affective science, 3(3), 577-602.
  15. Kossowska, M., Szwed, P., Czarnek, G. (2022). The role of political ideology and open-minded thinking style in the (in)accuracy of factual beliefs. Political Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-022-09789-z
  16. Kossowska, M., Czarnek, G., Szumowska, E. & Szwed, P. (2022). Striving for certainty: Epistemic motivations and (un)biased cognition. In: Jesper Strömbäck, Åsa Wikforss, Torun Lindholm, Henrik Oscarsson & Kathrin Glüer (Eds). Knowledge Resistance in High-Choice Media Environments. London: Routledge.
  17. Legate, N., Ngyuen, T. V., Weinstein, N., Moller, A., Legault, L., Vally, Z., … & Ogbonnaya, C. E. (2022). A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119, e2111091119 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2111091119. 
  18. Potoczek, A., Bukowski, M., Jasko, K., Czepluch, F., Fritsche, I., Jugert, P., & Kossowska, M. (2022). Acting collectively against air pollution: When does control threat mobilize environmental activism? Registered report. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 102, 104352. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2022.104352
  19. Rabb, N., Kossowska, M., Wood, T., Schulte, D., Vourloumis, S., Jerke, H. (2022). Responsiveness to evidence: A political cognition approach. In: Jesper Strömbäck, Åsa Wikforss, Torun Lindholm, Henrik Oscarsson & Kathrin Glüer (Eds). Knowledge Resistance in High-Choice Media Environments. London: Routledge.
  20. Duszyński, J., Pyrć, J., Plater-Zyberek, A., Afelt, A., Kossowska, M., Owczuk, R., Ochab-Marcinek, A., Paczos, W., Rosińska, M., Rychard, A., & Smiatacz, T. (2021). Lessons from the pandemic: strengthen health care, invest in science and education, and build trust, In: IATT (2021). Emerging science, frontier technologies, and the SDGs – Perspectives from the UN system and science and technology communities. New York: United Nations Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. May 2021. http://sdgs.un.org/tfm/
  21. Czarnek, G., Kossowska, M., & Szwed, P. (2021). Right-wing ideology reduces the effects of education on climate change beliefs in more developed countries. Nature Climate Change, 11, 9–13doi: 10.1038/s41558-020-00930-6  Full text available here
  22. Czarnek, G., & Kossowska, M. (2021). The Effects of Needs for Security and Certainty on Economic Beliefs: The Role of Political Engagement and the Welfare State Model. Social Psychological and Personality Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550620977621
  23. Kossowska, M., Szwed, P., Czarnek, G. (2021). Ideology shapes trust in scientists and attitudes towards vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Group processes & Intergroup Relations 24(5):720-737. doi:10.1177/13684302211001946
    Preprint available at https://psyarxiv.com/hcbmw/
  24. Szwed, P., Kossowska, M., & Bukowski, M. (2021). Effort investment in uncontrollable situations: The moderating role of motivation toward closure. Motivation and Emotion, 1-11.
  25. Wang K., Goldenberg A., Dorison, C.A., Miller, J.K., Uusberg, A., Lerner, J.S., Gross, J.J., Agesin, B.B., Bernardo, M., Campos, O., Eudave, L., Grzech, K., Ozery, D.H., Jackson, E.A., Luis Garcia, E.O., Drexler, S.M., Jurković, A.P., Rana, K., Wilson, J.P., … Moshontz, H. (2021) A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behavior https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01173-x 
  26. Kossowska, M., Szumowska, E., Szwed, P., Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A., & Kruglanski, A. (2020). Helping when the desire is low: Expectancy as a Booster. Motivation & Emotion. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-020-09853-3 Full text available here
  27. Czarnek, G., Kossowska, M., Richter, M. (2019). Aging, effort, and stereotyping: The evidence for the moderating role of self-involvement. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 138, 1-10.DOI 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2019.01.009
  28. Szastok, M., Kossowska, M., & Pyrkosz-Pacyna, J. (2019). Women can’t have it all: Benevolent sexism predicts attitudes toward working (vs. stay-at-home) mothers. Social Psychological Bulletin, 14, Article e29461. https://doi.org/10.32872/spb.v14i1.29461 
  29. Dragon, P., Kossowska, M. (2019). Need for closure and compensatory rule-based perception: The role of information consistency. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 127–140.DOI 10.1002/ejsp.2512.
  30. Kossowska, M., Szwed, P., Wyczesany, M. (2019). Motivational effects on brain activity: need for closure moderates the impact of task uncertainty on engagement-related P3b NeuroReport, 30, 1179–1183​.​
  31. Senderecka, M., Kossowska, M., Sekerdej, M., & Szewczyk, J. (2019). Religious fundamentalism is associated with hyperactive performance monitoring: ERP evidence from correct and erroneous responses. Biological Psychology, 140, 96–107. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.12.007 
  32. Czarnek, G., Szwed, P., & Kossowska, M. (2018). Right‐and Left‐wing Prejudice Toward Dissimilar Groups in Cultural and Economic Domains. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2548 Full text available here
  33. 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, 29, 161-211. DOI: 10.1080/10463283.2018.1493066
  34. Kossowska., M., Szwed, P., Wyczesany, M., Czarnek, G., i Wronka, E. (2018). Religious fundamentalism modulates neural responses to error-related words: The role of motivation towards closure. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00285 Full text available here
  35. Marchlewska, M., Cichocka, A., Kossowska, M. (2018). Addicted to answers: Need for cognitive closure and the endorsement of conspiracy beliefs. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 109-117. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2308 Full text available here
  36. Rydzewska, K., von Helversen, B., Kossowska, M., Magnuski, M., & Sedek, G. (2018). Age-related within-task adaptations in sequential decision making: Considering cognitive and motivational factors. Psychology and Aging, 3, 297–314, Advanced online publication
  37. Sekerdej, M., Kossowska, M., & Czernatowicz – Kukuczka, A. (2018). Uncertainty and Prejudice: The Role of Religiosity in Shaping Group Attitudes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 091-0102. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2298 Full text available here 
  38. Senderecka, M., Szewczyk, J., Wichary, S., & Kossowska, M. (2018). Individual differences in decisiveness: ERP correlates of response inhibition and error monitoring. Psychophysiology, 55:e13198DOI 10.1111/psyp.13198 Full text available here
  39. Szumowska, E., Kossowska, M., & Roets, A. (2018). Motivational rigidity enhances multitasking performance: The role of handling interruptions. Motivation and Emotion, 42, 360–376, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-018-9678-2.
  40. Szumowska, E., Popławska – Boruc, A., Kossowska, M. (2018). How many things do you (like to) do at once? The relationship between need for closure and multitasking preference and behavior. Personality & Individual Differences, 134, 222-231 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.06.023
  41. Kossowska, M., Bukowski, M., &  Sankaran, S. (2017). Ironic effects of need for closure on closed-minded processing mode: The moderating role of perceived control over reducing uncertainty. In M. Bukowski, I. Fritsche, A. Guinote, & M. Kofta (Eds.). Coping with Lack of Control in a Social World (pp. 49–61). New York: Routledge.
  42. Kossowska, M., Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A., & Sekerdej, M. (2017). Many faces of dogmatism: Prejudice as a way of protecting certainty against value-violators among dogmatic believers and atheists. British Journal of Psychology, 108, 127-147. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12186 Advanced online publication
  43. Kossowska M., Szwed P., Czernatowicz-Kukuczka A., Sekerdej M., & Wyczesany M. (2017) From Threat to Relief: Expressing Prejudice toward Atheists as a Self-Regulatory Strategy Protecting the Religious Orthodox from Threat. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:873. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00873 Full text available here
  44. Sankaran, S., Grzymala-Moszczynska, J., Strojny, A., Strojny, P. & Kossowska, M. (2017). Rising up to the ‘challenge’? The role of need for closure and situational appraisals in creative performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 106C, 136-145. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.045. Full text available here.
  45. Sankaran, S., Szumowska, E., Kossowska, M. (2017). When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Motivation towards closure and effort investment in the performance of cognitive tasks. Motivation & Emotion. Advance online publication
  46. Szumowska, E., & Kossowska, M. (2017). Motivational rigidity enhances multitasking performance: The role of handling interruptions. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 81-89. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.040 Full text available here
  47. Szumowska, E. & Kossowska, M. (2017). Need for cognitive closure and attention allocation during multitasking: Evidence from eye-tracking studies. Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 272–280. doi: 0.1016/j.paid.2017.02.014  Full text available here
  48. Szumowska, E., Szwed, P., Kossowska, M., Wright, R. (2017). Multifaceted Effects of Need for Cognitive Closure on Effort: A Cardiovascular Response Study. Motivation Science, 3(4), 369-382. doi: 10.1037/mot0000053Advance online publication
  49. Czarna, A.Z., Jonason, P.K., Dufner, M., & Kossowska, M. (2016). The Dirty Dozen Scale: Validation of a Polish Version and Extension of the Nomological Net. Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (0045). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00445. Full text available here
  50. Kossowska, M., Bukowski, M., Guinote, A., Dragon, P., & Kruglanski, A. (2016). Self-image threat decreases stereotyping: The role of motivation toward closure. Motivation & Emotion, 40, 830-841doi: 10.1007/s11031-016-9582-6. Advance online publication
  51. Kossowska, M., Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A., Szumowska, E., & Czarna, A.Z. (2016). Cortisol and moral decisions among young men: The moderating role of motivation toward closure. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 249-253. Full text available here.
  52. Kossowska, M., Guinote, A., & Strojny, P. (2016). Power Boosts Reliance on Preferred Processing Styles.  Motivation & Emotion. 40(4), 556-565.  doi: 10.1007/s11031-016-9548-8.  Full text available here
  53. Kossowska, M., Szwed, P., Wronka, E., Czarnek, G., Wyczesany, M. (2016). Anxiolytic function of fundamentalist beliefs: Neurocognitive evidence. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 390-395. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.039. Full text available here
  54. Strojny, P., Kossowska, M., & Strojny, A. (2016). Search for Expectancy-inconsistent Information Reduces Uncertainty Better: The Role of Cognitive Capacity. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, (00395). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00395. Full text available here
  55. Szumowska, E., & Kossowska, M. (2016). Need for Closure and Multitasking Performance: The Role of Shifting Ability. Personality and Individual Differences, 19, 12-17. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.055. Full text available here
  56. Jaśko, K., Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A., Kossowska, M., & Czarna, A. Z. (2015). Individual differences in response to uncertainty and decision making: The role of behavioral inhibition system and need for closure. Motivation & Emotion. doi:10.1007/s11031-015-9478-x.
  57. Kossowska, M., Czarnek, G., Wyczesany, M., Wronka, E., Szwed, P., & Bukowski, M. (2015). Electrocortical indices of attention correlate with need for closure. NeuroReport, 26(5), 285–290. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000345  Full text available here.
  58. Kossowska, M., Sekerdej, M. (2015) Searching for certainty: Religious beliefs and intolerance toward value-violating groups. Personality and Individual Differences, 83, 72–76.
  59. 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
  60. Roets, A., Kruglnski, A. W., Kossowska, M., Pierro, A., & Hong, Y. (2015). The Motivated Gatekeeper of Our Minds: New Directions in Need for Closure Theory and Research. Advances in Experimental and Social Psychology, 52, 221-283.
  61. Czarnek, G., Kossowska, M., i Sędek G. (2015). The Influence of Aging on Outgroup Stereotypes: The Mediating Role of Cognitive and Motivational Facets of Deficient Flexibility. Experimental Aging Research, 41(3),303-324. doi: 10.1080/0361073X.2015.1021647 Full text available here.
  62. 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.
  63. Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A., Jaśko, K. & Kossowska, M. (2014). Need for closure and dealing with uncertainty in decision making context: The role of the behavioral inhibition system and working memory capacity. Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 126–130.
  64. Kossowska, M., Bukowski, M., Czarnek, G. (2014). Two routes to closure: Time pressure and goal activation effects on executive control. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45, 268-274.
  65. Kossowska, M., Czarnek., G., Wronka, E., Wyczesny, M., Bukowski, M. (2014). Individual differences in epistemic motivation and brain conflict monitoring activity. Neurscience Letters, 570, 38–41.
  66. Kossowska, M., Dragon, P., Bukowski, M. (2014). When need for closure leads to positive attitudes towards a negatively stereotyped outgroup.Motivation and Emotion. doi: 10.1007/s11031-014-9414-5.
  67. Kossowska, M., Jaśko, K., & Brycz, H. (2014). The interplay between motivation and cognition: New ideas. Polish Psyhological Bulletin, 45, 257-258.
  68. Sędek, G, Kossowska, M., & Rydzewska, K. (2014). The Importance of Adult Life-Span Perspective in Explaining Variations in Political Ideology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 330-331.
  69. Szumowska, E., & Kossowska, M. (2014). Causal attributions of immoral behaviors in relation to moral identity and moral strictness. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 57(3), 409-422.
  70. Kossowska, M., & Bar-Tal, Y. (2013). Positive mood boosts the expression of a dispositional need for closure. Cognition & Emotion, 27, 1181-1201.
  71. Bukowski, M., von Hecker, U., & Kossowska, M. (2013). Motivational determinants of reasoning about social relations: The role of need for cognitive closure. Thinking & Reasoning, 19, 150-177.
  72. Kossowska, M. & Bar-Tal, Y. (2013). Need for closure and heuristic information processing: The moderating role of the ability to achieve the need for closure. British Journal of Psychology, 104, 457–480.
  73. Jaśko, K., & Kossowska, M. (2013). The impact of superordinate identification on the justification of intergroup inequalities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 255-262.
  74. Bukowski, M.; Sędek, G., Kossowska, M., & Trejtowicz, M. (2012). The impact of background category information on the creation of social cliques: The role of need for cognitive closure and decisiveness. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 43, 12-19.
  75. Kossowska, M., Jaśko, K. & Bar-Tal, Y. (2012), Need for closure and cognitive structuring among younger and older adults. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 43, 40-49.
  76. Kossowska, M., Jaśko, M., Bar-Tal, Y. & Szastok, M. (2012). The relationship between need for closure and memory for schema-related information among younger and older adults. Neuropsychology, Cognition & Aging, 19, 283-300.
  77. Golec de Zavala, A., Kossowska, M. (2011), The role of ideological orientations in terrorist perception. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 538-549.
  78. Kossowska, M., Trejtowicz, M., de Lemus, S., Bukowski, M., Van Hiel, A. & Goodwin, R. (2011). Relationships between right-wing authoritarianism, terrorism threat and attitudes towards restrictions of civil rights: A comparison among four European countries. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 245259.
  79. Sekerdej, M. i Kossowska, M. (2011). Motherland under attack! Nationalism, terrorist threat, and support for the restriction of civil liberties.Polish Psychological Bulletin, 42, 11-19.
  80. Kossowska, M., Golec de Zavala, A. & Kubik, T. (2010). Images and threat: Impact of the way people perceived terrorists on the fear of future terrorist attacks. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 3, 1-19.
  81. Cornelis, I., van Hiel, A. & Kossowska, M. (2009). Age differences in conservatism: Evidence on the mediating effects of personality and cognitive style. Journal of Personality, 77,  51-88.
  82. Kossowska, M., Bukowski, M. i Van Hiel, A. (2008), The impact of submissive and dominant authoritarianism and negative emotions on prejudice. Personality & Individual Differences, 45, 744-749.
  83. Kossowska, M. (2007). The role of cognitive inhibition in motivation toward closure. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 1117-1126.
  84. Van Hiel, A. & Kossowska, M.  (2007). Contemporary attitudes and their ideological representation in Flanders (Belgium), Poland and the Ukraine. International Journal of Psychology: Behavioral, 42, 16-26.
  85. Kossowska, M. (2007). Motivation toward closure and cognitive processes: An individual differences approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 2149-2158.
  86. Van Hiel, A. & Kossowska, M. (2006).  Having few positive emotions, or too many negative feelings? Emotions as moderating variables of authoritarianism effects on racism. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 913-930.
  87. Kossowska, M. (2006). Motivational and cognitive antecedents of political beliefs. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 37, 133-144.
  88. Van Hiel, A., Duriez, B. & Kossowska, M. (2006). The presence of left-wing authoritarianism in Western Europe and its relationship with conservative ideology. Political Psychology, 27, 769-793.
  89. Duriez, B., Van Hiel, A., & Kossowska, M. (2005). Authoritarianism and social dominance in Western and Eastern Europe: The importance of the socio-political context and of political interest and involvement. Political Psychology, 62, 299-321.
  90. Kossowska, M. & Van Hiel, A. (2003). The relationship between need for closure and conservatism in Western and Eastern Europe. Political Psychology, 24, 501-518.
  91. Kossowska, M., Van Hiel, A., Chun, W. Y. & Kruglanski, A. (2002). The Need for Cognitive Closure Scale: Structure, cross-cultural invariance, and comparison of mean ratings between European–American and East Asian Samples. Psychologica Belgica, 42, 267-286.
  92. Van Hiel, A., Kossowska, M. & Mervielde, I. (2000). The relationship between Openness to Experience and political ideology. Personality and Individual Differences, 28, 741-751.
  93. Schouwenburg, H. & Kossowska, M. (1999). Differential effects of self-control and deep-level information processing on academic achievement. Personality Psychology in Europe, 7, 263-281.
  94. Kossowska, M. & Van Hiel, A. (1999). Personality and current political beliefs: A comparative study on Polish and Belgian samples. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 30, 115-128.
  95. Kossowska, M., Matthaus, W. & Nęcka, E. (1996). The cost of being competent: Expertise and rigidity in coping with novelty. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 27, 25-38.
  96. Kossowska, M. & Nęcka, E. (1994). Do it your own way: cognitive strategies, intelligence and personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 16, 3-46.

Chapters in English

  1. Czarnek., G., Kossowska, M., & Richter, M. (in press). Stereotyping and Effort Mobilization in Older Age: The Role of Self-involvement. In: Grzegorz Sedek, Thomas M. Hess, Dayna R. Touron (Eds.). Multiple pathways of cognitive aging: Motivational and contextual influences. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  2. Szumowska, E. & Kossowska, M. (in press). Does Multitasking Require a Flexible Mind? Individual Differences in Need for Cognitive Closure and Multitasking Performance, Preference, and Behavior. Advances in Psychology Research (Volume 140). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers
  3. Szumowska, E., Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A., Kossowska, M., Król., S., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2020). Truth and significance: A 3N Model (Needs, Narratives, Networks) perspective on religion. In K. Vail and C. Routledge (eds.), The science of religion, spirituality, and existentialism (pp. 225-242). London: Elsevier.
  4. Kossowska, M., Bukowski, M., &  Sankaran, S. (2016)  “Ironic” effects of need for closure on closed-minded processing mode: The moderating role of perceived control over reducing uncertainty, in Current Issues in Social Psychology: Coping  With Lack of Control in a Social World , M. Bukowski, I. Fritsche, A. Guinote & M. Kofta (Eds.) Taylor & Francis Groups.
  5. Kossowska, M. & Bukowski, M. (2015). Motivated Roots of Conspiracies: The Role of Certainty and Control Motives in Conspiracy Thinking. In: M. Bilewicz, A. Cichocka, W. Soral (eds.). Psychology of conspiracy (145-162). New York,Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
  6. Kossowska, M., Hanusz, K., & Trejtowicz, M. (2015). A Short Version of the Need for Closure Scale: Item selection and scale validation. In: T. Marek, W. Karwowski, M., Frankowicz, J. Kantol, P. Zgaga. Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
  7. Kossowska, M. & Jaśko, K. (2013). Need and ability in knowledge formation process. W: Cervone, D., Eysenck, M.W., Fajkowska, M., & Maruszewski, T. (Eds.) Personality dynamics: Embodiment, meaning construction, and the social world.  Warsaw Lectures on Personality and Social Psychology.Vol.3.Clinton Corners, NY: Eliot Werner Publications.
  8. Kossowska, M., Golec de Zavala, A., Sekerdej, M. & Kubik, T. (2010). Psychological determinants and consequences of terrorist threat perception. W: D. Antonius, A.D. Brown, T. Walters, J. M. Ramirez and S.J. Sinclair (eds.). Interdisciplinary analyses of terrorism and aggression (str. 71-100). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  9. Kossowska, M., Orehek, E., Kruglanski, A.W. (2010). Motivation Towards Closure And Cognitive Resources: An Individual Differences Approach. W: A. Gruszka, G. Mathews i B. Szymura (eds.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition: Attention, Memory and Executive Control . Springer Series on Human Exceptionality.
  10. Courage, M., Howe, M., Ilkowska, M., Engle, R., Kossowska, M., Orehek, E., Kruglanski, A., McVay, J., Kane, M., Marszał-Wiśniewska, M., Zajusz, D., Orzechowski, J., Sedek, G., & Brzezicka, A. (2010). Individual differences in working memory and higher-ordered processing: The commentaries. In: A. Gruszka, G. Matthews, and B. Szymura, (Eds.) Handbook of individual differences in cognition: Attention, memory, and executive control (pp. 419-436). New York, NY, US: Springer Science + Business Media.
  11. Bar-Tal, Y & Kossowska, M. (2010). Efficacy at fulfilling need for closure: The construct and its measurement. In: John P. Villanueva (Ed.),Personality traits: Classifications, effects and changes (pp. 47-64). New York: Nova Publishers.
  12. Kossowska, M. & Van Hiel, A. (2006). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations: relationship between ideology and economic beliefs in Eastern and Western Europe. In: A. Golec and K. Skarżyńska (eds.) Polish society during systemic change: perspectives of societal and political psychology (s. 213-233). New York, Nova Science Publisher.

Publications in Polish Scientific Journals

  1. Siewierska-Chmaj, A., Kłodkowski, P., & Kossowska, M. (2022). Dlaczego digitalizacja może stać się przyczyną anarchizacji. Studia Polityczne50(2), 37-65. https://doi.org/10.35757/STP.2022.50.2.02
  2. Duszyński, J., Afelt, A., Kossowska, M., Ochab-Marcinek, A., Owczuk, R., Paczos, W., Plater-Zybrek, A., Pyrć, K., Rosińska, M., Rychard, A., Smiatacz, T. (2021). Kroniki Pandemii. Lata 2020-2021. Academia, 4, 68, 1-118. DOI: 10.24425/academiaPAN.2021.140621 
  3. Piber, K., & Kossowska, M. (2014). Wpływ motywowania do tłumienia stereotypowych myśli na poziom wyczerpania wolicjonalnego. Psychologia Społeczna, 2, 174-191.
  4. Kossowska, M., Hanusz, K., Trejtowicz, M. (2012). Skrócona wersja Skali Potrzeby Poznawczego Domknięcia: Dobór pozycji i walidacja skali [Short version of the Need for Closure Scale: Items selectiona and validation of the scale]. Psychologia Społeczna, 9.
  5. Piotrowska, K., Kossowska, M. & Bukowski, M. (2011).Wpływ sytuacyjnie wzbudzonej potrzeby poznawczego domknięcia na różnice indywidualne w aktywizacji treści stereotypowych [The influence of situationally evoked need for closure on individual differences in the stereotype activation]. Czasopismo Psychologiczne, 17, 229-240.
  6. Godzic, M. & Kossowska, M. (2011).Wybrać przyszłość czy rozliczyć przeszłość? Wpływ orientacji czasowej na postrzeganie polityków [Voting for future or judging the past? Relation between time orientation and perception of politicians. Czasopismo Psychologiczne, 16,
  7. Kossowska, M. (2010). Bezradność intelektualna w szkole [Intellectual helplessness at school]. Psychologia w szkole, 2, 14-20.
  8. Śpiewak, S. & Kossowska, M. (2008). Eksperymentalne metody badania zjawisk społecznych [Experimental methods of social phenomena research]. Psychologia Społeczna, 3, 4-8.
  9. Jaśko, K. & Kossowska, M. (2008). Wpływ wartości na rozumienie pojęcia demokracji [Values and understanding of the concept of democracy].Psychologia Społeczna, 3, 243-257.
  10. Kossowska, M. (2007). Osobowościowe i motywacyjne korelaty sztywności poznawczej [Personality and motivational correlates of cognitive rigidity]. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 50, 181-200.
  11. Kubik, T. & Kossowska, M. (2007). Reprezentacje poznawcze terrorysty i ich indywidualne uwarunkowania [Cognitive representations of terrorists and its` individual determinants]. Psychologia Społeczna, 2, 132-143.
  12. Ziaja, J., Płaskociński A. & Kossowska, M. (2007). Dwa tory perswazji czy jeden? Badanie zmiany postaw wobec wyborów do Parlamentu Unii Europejskiej [Two or one routs of persuasion? Attitudes change in the case of election to European Union Parliment], Studia Psychologiczne, 45,81-91.
  13. Kossowska, M. & Śpiewak, S. (2006). Perspektywa sprawcy i biorcy w spostrzeganiu społecznym – dwutreściowa czy dwuprocesowa teoria umysłu? [Agency and communion perspectives In social perception – two-content or two-process theory of the mind?] Psychologia Społeczna, 1,46-51.
  14. Kossowska, M. (2006). O motywach sprzyjających vs. przeciwdziałających powstawaniu uprzedzeń [Motives facilitated vs. disturbed in prejudice development]. Psychologia Społeczna, 2, 101-111.
  15. Wichary, S., Ślifierz, S., Orzechowski, J., Kossowska, M., Jan Marković, Bukowski, M. (2005). Strategie podejmowania decyzji a funkcjonowanie pamięci roboczej [Decision making strategies and working memory]. Studia Psychologiczne, 43, 97-102.
  16. Kossowska, M. (2004). Wpływ obciążenia poznawczego i percepcyjnego na siłę hamowania poznawczego [Cognitive and perceptual load and cognitive inhibition] . Studia Psychologiczne, 4, 54-64.
  17. Kossowska, M. (2003). Poznawcze mechanizmy radzenia sobie ze złożonością informacyjną [Cognitive mechanisms of doping with informative compelxity]. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 46, 37-57.
  18. Kossowska, M. & Bukowski, M. (2003). Psychospołeczne uwarunkowania osiągnięć szkolnych [Psychological determinants of academic achievements]. Psychologia Jakości Życia, 2, 19-38.
  19. Kossowska, M. (2003). Różnice indywidualne w potrzebie poznawczego domknięcia [Individual differences in need for cognitive closure].Przegląd Psychologiczny,  46, 355 – 375.
  20. Kossowska, M. (2002). Osobowościowe i poznawcze uwarunkowania przekonań politycznych [Personality and cognitive determinants of political beliefs]. Studia Psychologiczne, 35, 61-76.
  21. Kossowska, M. & Schouwenburg, H.  (2000). Inteligencja, osobowość a kompetencje szkolne [Intelligence, personality and school competences]. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 43, 81-100.
  22. Kossowska, M. (2000) Sztywność a sposób funkcjonowania poznawczego [Rigidity and the way of cognitive functioning]. Przegląd Psychologiczny, 43, (2), 217-240.
  23. Kossowska, M., Kozak, B. & Szymura, B. (1996). Osobowość i inteligencja: Badania nad Skalą Doświadczeń Intelektualnych [Personality and intelligence: Presentation of the Intellectual Experience Scale]. Zeszyty Naukowe UJ, 13, 103-114.

Chapters in Polish

  1. Kossowska, M. (2021). Odporni na wiedzę… Czyli o zaufaniu i polityce. W: Ewolucja cywilizacyjnej roli i społecznego odbioru nauki (pp. 59-74). Warszawa: Instytut Problemów Współczesnej Cywilizacji im. Marka Dietricha
  2. Kossowska, M., & Szumowska, E. (in press). Niepewność, potrzeba domknięcia poznawczego a przetwarzanie informacji [Uncertainty, need for cognitive closure and information processing]. In M. Kofta and A. Rędzio (eds.), Poczucie kontroli i niepewność: Konsekwencje dla rozumienia świata społecznego [The sense of control and uncertainty: Consequnces for understanding the social world]. Warszawa: Liberi Libri.
  3. Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, A., Kossowska, M., Czarnek, G., Szumowska, E., & Szwed, P. (in press). Radzenie sobie z niepewnością na poziomie przekonań i sądów społecznych [Dealing with uncertaitny at the level of social judgments and beliefs]. In M. Kofta and A. Rędzio (eds.), Poczucie kontroli i niepewność: Konsekwencje dla rozumienia świata społecznego [The sense of control and uncertainty: Consequnces for understanding the social world]. Warszawa: Liberi Libri.
  4. Sekerdej, M., Kossowska, M., & Trejtowicz, M. (2012). Bytowość, postawy narodowe i reakcje wobec obcych [Entitativity, national attitudes and reactions on outgroupers. W: M. Drogosz, M. Bilewicz & M. Kofta (red.), Poza stereotypy. Dehumanizacja i esencjalizm w postrzeganiu grup społecznych [Beyond stereotypes. Dehumanization and essentialism in group perception.
  5. Kossowska, M. (2011) Motywacyjne i poznawcze źródła decyzji konsumenckich. W: T. Zaleśkiewicz i A. Falkowski (red.), Stosowana psychologia poznawcza. Warszawa: PWN.
  6. Sekerdej, M. & Kossowska, M. (2011). Znaczenie potocznych teorii grupy w dynamice relacji międzygrupowych. W: M. Kofta i M. Bilewicz (red.),Wobec obcych. Zagrożenie psychologiczne a relacje międzygrupowe. Warszawa: PWN.
  7. Kossowska, M. (2010). Poznawcze i motywacyjne źródła nabywania wiedzy [Cognitive and motivational sources of knowledge formation]. W: Kolanczyk, A. i Wojciszke, B. (red.). Motywacje umysłu [Motivations of mind]. Sopot: Smak Słowa.
  8. Pyrkosz, J. & Kossowska, M. (2010). Gdzie dosięga nas terroryzm. Wpływ poczucia zagrożenia terroryzmem na postawy narodowe i postawy wobec obcych wśród emigrantów z Polski mieszkających w Wielkiej Brytanii oraz Polaków przebywających w Polsce [Where terrorism reach us. Influence of terrorism threat on national attitudes and attitudes towards emigrants from Poland living in UK]. W: H. Grzymała – Moszczyńska (red.),Drogi i bezdroża. Migracje Polaków w Unii Europejskiej po 1 maja 2004 roku. Analiza psychologiczno-socjologiczna [Ways and sideways. Poles migrations in EU after 1 st May 2004]. Kraków: Zakład Wydawniczy NOMOS.
  9. Kossowska, M. & Chmiel, M. (2009). Społeczne poznanie a pamięć robocza [Social cognition and working memory]. W: J. Orzechowski, K. Piotrowski i Z. Stettner (red.), Pamięć robocza [Working memory] (str. 203-224). Warszawa, Academica.
  10. Wichary, S. & Kossowska, M. (2009). Pamięć robocza a strategie podejmowania decyzji [Working memory and decision ma king strategies]. W: J. Orzechowski, K. Piotrowski i Z. Stettner (red.), Pamięć robocza [Working memory] (str. 166-180). Warszawa, Academica.
  11. Kossowska, M. & Śmieja, M. (2009). Społeczne źródła samowiedzy [Social sources of self-knowledge]. W: J. Neckar i A. Niedźwienska (red.).Poznaj samego siebie. O źródłach samowiedzy [Get know yourself. About social sources of self-knowledge] (str. 215-238). Warszawa. Akademica.
  12. Kossowska, M. (2009). Nowe poznawcze wymiary osobowości a społeczne poznanie i działanie [New cognitive dimensions of personality and social cognition and action]. W: M. Kofta i M. Kossowska (red.). Psychologia poznania społecznego: Nowe idee [Psychology of social cognition. New ideas] (225-244). Warszawa: PWN.
  13. Kossowska, M., Doliński D. & Chmiel, M. (2009). Motywowane poznanie [Motivated cognition]. W: M. Kofta i M. Kossowska (red.). Psychologia poznania społecznego: Nowe idee [Psychology of social cognition. New ideas] (str. 11 – 30). Warszawa: PWN.
  14. Kossowska, M. & Kofta, M. (2009). Nowe trendy w poznaniu społecznym [New trends in social cognition]. W: M. Kofta i M. Kossowska (red.).Psychologia poznania społecznego: Nowe idee [Psychology of social cognition. New ideas] (str. 313-318). Warszawa: PWN.
  15. Kossowska, M. (2009). Moc, niemoc, przemoc …czyli o reakcjach na zagrożenie terroryzmem [Power, helplesness, violance… about reactions on terrorism threat]. W: K. Skarżyńska i U. Jakubowska (red.), Między przeszłością a przyszłością. Szkice z psychologii politycznej [Between past and future. Sketches from Political Psychology] (str. 189-202). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Instytutu Psychologii PAN.
  16. Kossowska. M. (2008). Sztywność poglądów, postaw i zachowań [Rigidity of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors]. W: J. Strelau i D. Doliński (red.),Psychologia. Podręcznik akademicki [Psychology. Academic Handbook] (tom II, str. 354-356). Gdańsk, GWP.
  17. Kossowska, M. & Czapliński, S. (2005). „Otwartość – zamkniętość poznawcza w odmiennych warunkach kulturowych – badania w Polsce, Ukrainie i Belgii” [Cognitive openness – closedness in different cultures – study in Poland, Ukraine and Belgium]. W: U. Jakubowska i K. Skarżyńska (red.) Demokracja w Polsce. Doświadczanie zmian [Democration in Poland. Experience of changes] (str. 124-130). Warszawa, Academica Wydawnictwo SWPS.
  18. Kossowska, M. (2007). Emocje a uprzedzenia… czyli jakie emocje wzmacniają a jakie osłabiają siłę uprzedzeń u osób autorytarnych [Emotions and prejudice … what emotions do increase and what decrease prejudice amon authoritarians]. W: K. Skarżyńska, U. Jakubowska i J. Wasilewski (red.), Konflikty międzygrupowe. Przejawy, źródła i metody rozwiązywania [Intergroup conflicts] (str. 138-152). Warszawa: Akademica.
  19. Kukiełka-Pucher, D., Kossowska, M., & Baran, B. (2007). Epizod prawdę ci powie…o kandydacie. Kilka uwag o wywiadzie epizodyczny [Episode tells you the truth…about candidate. Few remarks about episodic inreview] W: T. Witkowski (red.), Dobór personelu [Personel recruitment](s. 217-138), Wrocław: Moderator.
  20. Kossowska, M. (2005). Poznawcze źródła przekonań politycznych [Cognitive sources of political beliefs]. W: M. Kossowska, M. Śmieja i S. Śpiewak (red.) Społeczne ścieżki poznania [Social paths of cognition]. Gdańsk, Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne.
  21. Wieczorkowski, A. & Kossowska, M. (2005). Kiedy idziemy za głosem większości …czyli o wpływie sondaży przedwyborczych na wynik wyborów [When do we go for majoraty… about the influence of political survays on the election results]. W: M. Kossowska, M. Śmieja i S. Śpiewak (red.) Społeczne ścieżki poznania [Social paths of cognition]. Gdańsk, Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne.
  22. Kossowska, M. (2004). Psychologiczne uwarunkowania wybitnych osiągnięć szkolnych [Psychological determinants of eminent academic achievements]. W: A. Sękowski (red.) Psychologia zdolności. Współczesne kierunki i badania [Psychology of abilities. Current research directions](str. 47-64). Warszawa, PWN.
  23. Kossowska, M. (2002). Procesy automatyczne a funkcjonowanie w sytuacjach złożonych [Automatic processes and functioning in complex situations]. [In:] R. Ohme i M. Jarymowicz (red). Natura automaty zmów [Nature of automatic processes]  (str. 31-36). Wraszawa, Wydawnictwo PAN.

Co-editor of special issue

  1. Śpiewak, S. & Kossowska, M. (red.) (2008). Eksperymentalne metody badania zjawisk społecznych [Experimental methods of social phenomena research].Psychologia Społeczna, 3.

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