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The conference invoked the text of one of Professor Tadeusz Tomaszewski's subchapters in the textbook Psychologia (Psychology) from 1975 (Warszawa: PWN). This time we want to consider the issue of "Humans in Situations" not only in the light of psychology but other research disciplines as well.


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Organizers: Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Tadeusz Tomaszewski Foundation for the Development of Polish Psychology, with the support of the Psychology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The title of the conference refers to one of the chapters in the psychology textbook, written by Professor Tadeusz Tomaszewski, entitled Psychologia [Psychology], published in 1975. During the conference, we would like to consider the issue of "Humans in Situations" not only from a psychological, but also multi-discipline perspective. Therefore, we have invited psychologists, educators, sociologists, theologians, lawyers, archeologists as well as cultural studies and political sciences specialists to contribute to the discussion. We welcome all interested audiences - free public admission.


November14-17 2016


Conference Program

November 14, 2016 (Monday)

10:00-10:15 a.m.  Opening of the conference

  • Prof. Ida Kurcz
  • Prof. Andrzej Eliasz
  • Rector of the SWPS University – Prof. Roman Cieślak

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

  • Humans in confrontation with genes
    Prof. Magdalena Fikus (PAS)
  • From the perspective of neuroscience: How do the brains of seniors work? How do we cheat old age?
    Prof. Elżbieta Szeląg (PAS)

12:45-1:45 p.m.  LUNCH

1:45-3:15 p.m.

  • Situational context vs. cultural context
    Prof. Ewa Kosowska (US)
  • Humans in situations – situations in humans. Remarks on Julian Ochorowicz's manifesto Naprzód! (Forward!)
    Anna Gomóła, PhD hab. (US)

3:15-3:30 p.m. COFFEE

3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • Prof. Radosław Markowski (SWPS University) Context in context
  • Marcin Romanowicz, PhD (UW) Homo Iuridicus – humans „in” and „through” legal situations

November 15, 2016 (Tuesday)

9:30-11:00 a.m.

  • Definition of social situations vs. ideology
    Prof. Janusz Reykowski (PAS)
  • Agentivity in situations of social change
    Prof. Maria Jarymowicz (UW)

11:00-11:15 a.m.  COFFEE

  • [11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Meeting of the PAS PsychologyCommittee, conference room 207, floor 2]

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

  • The situation of a researcher. Terminological issues (from an archeologist's viewpoint)
    Prof. Karol Szymczak (UW)
  • Environmental elements of the existential and behavioral situation of the Paleolithic hunter
    Prof. Maria Łanczont (UMCS), Prof. Teresa Madeyska (PAS)

12:45-1:45 p.m.  LUNCH

1:45-4:00 p.m.

  • On the situation of humans
    Prof. Tadeusz Gadacz (PAS)
  • Humans in situations – theological indicators
    Rev. Prof. Andrzej Draguła (USz)
  • The road to Emaus: humans in situations of doubt
    Prof. Zbigniew Mikołejko (PAN)

4:00-4:15 p.m.  COFFEE

4:15-5:45 p.m.

  • The rhetoric of extreme Muslim proselyte movements towards converts
    Prof. Katarzyna Pachniak (UW)
  • Strategies of contact with the sacred in a situation of uncertainty and danger (based on Egyptian sources)
    Przemysław Piwowarczyk, PhD (US)November 16, 2016 (Wednesday)

9:30-11:00 a.m.

  • A shift toward negativity as a context of behavior
    Prof. Wiesław Łukaszewski (SWPS University)
  • Situations of deprivation. The source of prejudice and collective action
    Prof. Michał Bilewicz (UW)

11:00-11:15 a.m.  COFFEE

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

  • Humans in critical situations in the context of museum representations
    Prof. Anna Ziębińska-Witek (UMCS)
  • On the (im)possibility of experiencing a critical situation (on the example of the Museum-Site of Memory in Bełżec)
    Jacek Małczytński, PhD (UWr)

12:45-1:45 p.m.  LUNCH

1:45-3:15 p.m.

  • Individuals in situations of defining social obligations – the sociological phenomenon of interaction in interpersonal space
    Prof. Adam Bartoszek (US)
  • People among things. How many things do they need to live in harmony with themselves?
    Prof. Andrzej Waśkiewicz (UW)

3:15-3:30 p.m.  COFFEE

3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • A new look at the situation of disabled people
    Prof. Janusz Kirenko (UMCS)
  • The situation of families with children with extensive disabilities
    Prof. Tadeusz Gałkowski (SWPS University)

November 17, 2016 (Thursday)

9:30-11:00 a.m.

  • Humans in situations of information overload – an interdisciplinary approach
    Prof. Maria Ledzińska (UW)
  • Humans in road situations – do cars need drivers
    Prof. Adam Tarnowski (UW)

11:00-11:15 a.m.  COFFEE

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

  • The dictionary – thoughts on a task situation
    Ewa Rudnicka, PhD (UW)
  • How context affects the meaning of a message
    Prof. Józef Maciuszek (UJ)

12:45-2:00 p.m.  LUNCH

2:00-3:30 p.m.

  • The situation of Polish teachers and knowledge on Poland at Polish schools abroad
    Grażyna Czetwertyńska, PhD (UW)
  • The situationality of the teaching experience
    Prof. Rafał Godoń (UW)

3:30-3:45 p.m.  COFFEE

3:45-4:30 p.m.  Instead of a conclusion

  • Professor Tadeusz Tomaszewski from the perspective of the next generation
    Łukasz Tanaś, PhD (SWPS University)

4:30 p.m.  Closing of the conference

  • Dean of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw
    Prof. Dominika Maison
  • Dean of the Faculty of Psychology at the SWPS University
    Prof. Paweł Ostaszewski
  • Prof. Barbara Bokus




logotypy czlowiek w sytuacji


  • University of Warsaw's Faculty of Psychology
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Tadeusz Tomaszewski Foundation for the Development of Polish Psychology
  • with the support of the Psychology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences


November 14th-17th, 2016 r.
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw





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