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SWPS Researchers Receive Over 4M in Grants from NCN

OVER 4M IN GRANTS FROM NCNSeveral psychologists, social scientists and culture experts from SWPS University have been awarded over PLN 4 million in research grants from the National Science Center (NCN).

Confronting obesity: Co-creating policy with adolescents

Researchers from SWPS University will participate in a Horizon 2020 international research project, CO-CREATE, aimed at reducing childhood obesity and its co-morbidities by working with adolescents to create, inform and disseminate obesity-preventive evidence-based policies.

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Does separation with a loved-one change the way we perceive mementos (e.g. souvenirs, clothes, and photographs) associated with the relationship? The research project conducted by psychologists from the Sopot Campus of SWPS University proposes a new way of looking at symbolic objects. The research results may help to understand coping mechanisms occurring in cases of painful separation.

 

Research Project

Cognitive and motivational determinants of sympathetic magic in close relationships

 

 

 

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UNI SWPS english
Grant Amount
174 480 PLN
Funding Source
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Duration of Research Project: 2015-2018


Does separation with a loved-one change the way we perceive mementos (e.g. souvenirs, clothes, and photographs) associated with the relationship? The research project conducted by psychologists from the Sopot Campus of SWPS University proposes a new way of looking at symbolic objects. The research results may help to understand coping mechanisms occurring in cases of painful separation.

Research objectives

This research aims to demonstrate cognitive and motivational processes that may determine people’s willingness to employ SM in judgments and behavior. The empirical goal is to demonstrate the model in the context of romantic relationships: the question is when and why individuals tend to behave as if inanimate objects associated with their loved ones were literal surrogates of these people.

This research aims to investigate whether experiential vs. rational thinking and unsatisfied need for closeness with a romantic partner, studied in isolation, would determine declarative and behavioral expressions of SM.

 

Researchers

258 aleksandra niemyjska

 

Aleksandra Niemyjska, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Psychologist, works at SWPS University

aniemyjska@swps.edu.pl

258 michal parzuchowski

 

Michał Parzuchowski, Ph.D.

Researcher

Psychologist, research interests include embodying psychotherapy, psycholinguistics, and morality, works at SWPS University

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