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Research

SWPS University has been building its leading position among higher education institutions in Poland on two pillars: education and research. The University’s research centers and laboratories conduct numerous research projects, which have impact on various aspects of economy and social policy.

The University’s Research and Development Fund supports development of new research centers, which are equpped with specialized equipment, Including interview rooms with one-way mirrors, audio-visual recording equipment, eye-trackers, electroencephalographs, galvanometers and electromyographs.

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Advanced Clinical Studies and Therapy Excellence Center

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 INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WARSAW
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CARE-BEH CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH ON HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH

The Center researches, develops, and evaluates psychological interventions. The researchers study psycho-social factors that explain why people undertake and maintain health oriented behaviors. Additionally, CARE-BEH researches, develops and evaluates psychological interventions aimed at improving the quality of life of chronically ill individuals.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WROCŁAW
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CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR

The Centre conducts research projects in the field of economic psychology and behavioral economics. The researchers study decision making, risk perception, behavioral economics (e.g. saving, debt, and insurance related behaviors), psychology of money, and consumer behavior.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WROCŁAW
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CENTER OF RESEARCH ON COGNITION AND BEHAVIOR

The Center conducts basic research in the field of social cognition, and work and organizational psychology. For example, the researchers study social cognition of self and others, skewed assessments and moral judgements, embodied cognition, and media multitasking.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, SOPOT
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Center for Research on the Economics of Memorial Sites

The Center conducts research on the economic, financial and management processes related to the development, functioning and commemoration of memorial sites around the world. The Center also organizes seminars and conferences to provide interdisciplinary networking opportunities for individuals and institutions involved in the development and operation of memorial sites. Additionally, it researches and promotes standards of management and commemoration that have been developed in Poland according to the recommendations of the Wannsee Memorandum.

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INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, WARSAW
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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON IMPROVING DECISION MAKING

The Center focuses on contributing to basic and applied research in the field of decision making psychology. The team develops and tests innovative methods, which support the decision making process in uncertain and risk conditions.

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INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, WROCŁAW
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Center for Research on Social Relations

The goal of the Center is to advance current knowledge about human behavioral processes involved in decision making. Researchers study the impact of delayed rewards, risk, and effort on behavior. The Center also conducts behavioral economics studies, in particular on the processes involved in discounting and valuation of goods that carry different types of costs.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WARSAW
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CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY

The Center researches theories, models, and quality of democracy. Researchers study citizen participation in democratic and political processes, democratic innovations, social movements, as well as political views and attitudes. The goal of the Center is to improve the public sphere.

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INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, WARSAW
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CENTRE FOR TRAUMA, CRISIS AND GROWTH

The Center develops and assesses effective psychotherapy techniques and psychological support for people who have experienced traumatic events such as disasters, tragic accidents, terminal or serious illness or a loss of a loved one.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, POZNAŃ 
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CREATIVE ECONOMY RESEARCH CENTER

The Center gathers theorists and practitioners specializing in creative economy. The researchers not only focus on the analysis of the creative economy in Poland and Europe, but they also contribute to its development. To this end, the Center collaborates with individuals as well as public, private, commercial and non-profit institutions.

INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES, WARSAW
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DECISIONLAB

The goal of the Center is to advance current knowledge about human behavioral processes involved in decision making. Researchers study the impact of delayed rewards, risk, and effort on behavior. The Center also conducts behavioral economics studies, in particular on the processes involved in discounting and valuation of goods that carry different types of costs.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WARSAW
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EMOTION COGNITION LAB

Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Emotional Regulation and Cognitive Processes
The Emotion Cognition Lab (ECL) focuses on experimental research on cognitive process and emotion regulation in normal psychology and psychopathology. ECL applies the latest methods and technical solutions to measure psychological processes, and it tests how new technologies may be applied to psychological interventions.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, KATOWICE
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EYE TRACKING RESEARCH CENTER

The Center conducts basic and applied research on the human-computer interaction (HCI), the use of multimedia in education, perception, and eye-tracking. The Center is equipped with several professional eye-trackers, which allows researchers to conduct multiple studies at a time.

INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WARSAW  
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HUMANTECH CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL Innovation

The goal of the Center is to link the world of science with partners from local communities as well as the business and arts and culture sectors. The Center provides a platform for representatives of the business sector, NGOs, local governments, scientists and students to work on common projects.

HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovation website »

INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WARSAW
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INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR APPLIED COGNITIVE STUDIES

The Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies (ICACS) conducts research on cognitive functions such as attention, inhibition, working memory, and the higher-level cognitive processes, such as reasoning and decision-making.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WARSAW
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INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON LEADERSHIP

The Center conducts interdisciplinary research on various aspects of leadership in different types of organizations, including business, politics, community, culture, education and local government. Additionally, the Center brings together scientists and students from Poland and other countries to research key areas, such as: leadership in innovation, leadership in local government, political leadership and spirituality of leadership.

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INSTITUTE SOCIAL SCIENCES, WARSAW
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LABORATORY OF AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE

The team conducts experimental research in the field of cognitive and affective neuroscience, using methodologies of evoked potentials, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and peripheral physiology (e.g. EDS, EKG).

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, POZNAŃ
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NEUROCOGNITIVE RESEARCH CENTER (NCRC)

The Center researches changes in the brain neuroplasticity in populations exposed to behavior modifying variables, including negative modifications, such as depressive disorders, aging or substance abuse, as well as positive modifications, such as cognitive training.

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INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WARSAW
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RESEARCH CENTRE FOR TRAUMA & DISSOCIATION

The Center focuses on clinical effects of psychological trauma and diagnoses of trauma-related disorders. The researchers also examine cultural factors, which impact the way people cope with post-traumatic symptoms. The Center also includes our Qualitative Research Laboratory (QUALLAB)

Research Centre for Trauma & Dissociation webpage »

INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, KATOWICE
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SOCIAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH CENTER

The Center researches human behavior in various social situations, such as social impact, morality and lying, pro-health behavior, inclusion and exclusion, mobbing, and kindness towards animals.

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INSTYTUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WROCŁAW
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StressLab: Stress Research Center

The Center researchers professional and traumatic stress. The researchers study psychological aspects of professional burnout and engagement. They also develop and evaluate methods of preventing mental disorders, including online psychological interventions.

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INSTYTUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY, WARSAW  
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YOUTH ResearcH Center

The Center specializes in research of youth and youth experiences related to international and local migrations, family life, parenthood, local communities, and new media. The researchers conducts comparative, mixed-methods, longitudinal studies.

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INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, WARSAW