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Researchers from SWPS University have been awarded a total of PLN 6.5M in research grants from the National Research Center and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. The awarded projects will focus on various aspects of human psychology, law and social sciences, including: conflict, power and emancipation, consent in labor law, complex decision making in mature age, cognitive determinants of learning from other people, assessing the probability of committing prohibited acts and factors influencing moral judgements.

Avoidance - avoidance conflict and obedience in the Milgram paradigm

The experiments on obedience to authority conducted in 1960s by Stanley Milgram were undoubtedly a milestone for social psychology. What is more, they have become an important point of reference for a number of other disciplines – philosophy, political and ethical sciences, theology and historical studies. The phenomenon described by Milgram, highlighting the power of an arranged situation and its effect on urging a person to do despicable and morally contemptible things, pointed to a very important fact. According to Milgram, it suffices to create appropriate circumstances to make the so-called “ordinary people” electrocute (sometimes lethally) a completely innocent person. A person who, just like they, agreed to participate in a psychological experiment, whose only fault was that he/she was unable to memorise a set of bizarre words or syllables.

It must be emphasised though, that Milgram's experiments as well as the entire trend of studies of obedience cannot be summarised by stating that “people are bad”. “People are capable of doing bad things if urged by the circumstances of the situation” would be a more suitable conclusion. Yet, if their behaviour is to a large extent a result of the situation, the following question could be formulated: is it possible to arrange a situation, which would make people disobedient? Or, at least, less obedient?

Thanks to the grant from the National Research Centre (NCN), Professor Dariusz Doliński from the Wrocław Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University will examine the underlying mechanism of thoughtless obedience observed by Milgram and his followers. Secondly, and even more importantly, the research team will learn what to do, in order to reduce the level of obedience. This seems to be an extremely important problem in the contemporary world threatened with extremisms.

Somapower and microphysics of emancipation: toward a culture of liberation

In 1999, the Chinese Communist Government began to crackdown on Falun Gong, an organization that was a cross between a religious sect and a corporeal practices healing movement. What was characteristic of Falun Gong was that the movement had never questioned the existing power and instead it promoted well-being through physical exercise and spiritual meditation. Similar organizations by no means have been specific to the East. Similar tendencies have also been observed in the West. Such organizations become popular among people who are oppressed and marginalized, providing them with some level of independence and at least an illusory change of status.

Professor Koczanowicz will research how this type of movements can be conceptualized in the humanities and social sciences. The difficulty is that they are located at the intersection of two important, but never adequately researched, theoretical fields: the body as a vehicle of social critique and the relation between everyday life and politics.

Thanks to the grant from the National Research Centre (NCN), Professor Leszek Koczanowicz from the Wrocław Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University will show how microphysics of emancipation can emerge from everyday cultural practices, especially corporeal performance and in turn how they would transform cultural landscape of a society, which can lead to political changes in the direction of liberation.

Consent as an event in labor law

The terms "legal event" or "legal fact" are legal terms that enable the analysis of social relations governed by law. In contemporary law theory,legal facts are divided into conventional events and other events. Conventional activities make sense only in the area of law, they are activities designed by law and the law indicates how they should be carried out. Other legal events are facts that exist independently of law, but the law attributes a specific meaning to them. For example, the death of a person in an employment relationship results in the termination of that relationship. In some areas of law, descriptions and analysis of legal events occurring in them are made. In the field of labor law, this topic has rarely been dealt with, and if so, it was primarily for specific types of events, such as those causing the termination of the employment relationship. So far, general studies on this subject show that there is a need for theoretical research on undescribed types of legal events, in particular the "consents" mutually granted by the parties to an employment relationship, collective labor law bodies and/or persons that do not belong to the category of labor law.

In some cases, the "consent" takes a form of a legal action, in other cases - an action similar to a legal action, to an administrative act (e.g. Article 3045) or to a court action (Article 22 § 3 of the Code). Under the uniform notion of "consent", there appear to be legal facts different in nature. They require the systematization and generalization of description which will enable an assessment of how coherently the term is used by the legislature and to what extent the consent has the same legal specificity in similar cases.

Therefore, the aim of the project is, firstly, to select the cases of consent in the current labor law. Secondly, to establish the legal nature of individual "consent" cases with regard to the legal status of the entity authorized by the legislature to grant it. Thirdly, the role of "consent" will be assessed as an instrument shaping the content and sometimes legalizing the behavior of individual and collective employment relationships. The purpose of the project is also to describe the model (or models) of consent as a specific type of conventional action in the context of individual or collective labor law.

Thanks to the grant from the National Research Centre (NCN), Associate Professor Monika Lewandowicz-Machnikowska from the Wrocław Faculty of Law and Communication at SWPS University will provide a generalized answer to the question: How should a model or models of actions in granting consent be formed as a specific type of activity in labor law and how can thelegislator use this instrument to shape labor law relations?

Supporting older adults to make more optimal choices in complex decision tasks involved in e-commerce

The demographics of developed societies have a strong and durable trend: ageing. In 2030, 25% of citizens in the USA or in the EU will reach the of age 60+. Over 20% will be older than 65 years. In some countries, such as Japan, this trend is even stronger: one citizen in three will be at least 60 years old in 2030. In Poland, the percentage of 60+ citizens in 2030 will reach 28,9%. Moreover, demographic forecasts are usually extremely stable and accurate.

For these reasons, policy makers, for example in the EU, have long recognized the problem of ageing societies. This has resulted in several initiatives, programs, and efforts to improve the well-being of senior citizens. The UN Global Age Watch shows how much well-being of senior citizens differs from country to country. Poland has the 32nd position in this ranking (2015), close to the countries in Latin America. Japan and USA are 8th and 9th; the leading countries are Switzerland, the Scandinavian countries, and Germany.

In the 21st century, the Web has become intertwined with human societies, and almost any social or personal activity, such as work, leisure, learning, banking, and shopping, can take place on the Web. In particular, e-commerce is a large and growing part of the economy. Online shopping (B2C e-commerce) generates from 10% (China) to 25% of commerce turnover in various countries. There is still a large potential for growth: from 2012 to 2013, the online shopping market has grown by double-digit rates in the USA (12%), the UK (13%), Germany (12%), Japan (10%), and 64% in China.

However, e-commerce sites are usually designed with the goal of maximizing revenue, and not from the point of view of special needs of customers. This concerns older consumers as well. These two trends, i.e. the ageing of societies and the growth of e-commerce, point to the need of special consideration when designing e-commerce sites and services for older consumers. Such special services can become part of the growing “silver economy”, an economy of services and markets dedicated to the needs of older consumers.

Thanks to the grant from the National Research Centre (NCN), Professor Grzegorz Sędek from the Warsaw Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University will help to evaluate and test new proposals of adaptive interfaces or recommendation algorithms for older consumers and to build an experimental e-commerce platform. This platform will be used to test the cognitive abilities of older consumers who will buy virtual products using a virtual currency. New proposed solutions and support methods will be implemented in the platform. Their effects on purchasing decisions of older consumers will be evaluated experimentally. The project could have a global impact on improving the silver economy and older consumer’s satisfaction and well-being.

Whom to trust? Cognitive determinants of learning from others 

Having to answer memory questions is a common occurrence in everyday life. When a question is asked, the most obvious action is to try to retrieve the answer to the question from one’s own memory. However, memory is not infallible – on the contrary, it is often susceptible to forgetting and distortions. When memory fails, it stands to reason that people might rely on other sources of information to answer memory questions. For example, they might refer to their calendar, check the Internet – or ask another person. It is this last case that will be investigated in the present project.

When deciding whether to make use of another person’s memory, it would be good to know how reliable this person’s memory typically is: in other words, can we trust this person’s memory? It is perhaps not a difficult question when the other person is well known to us – for example, a partner, a close friend, or a family member. In such a case, we can refer to our previous experiences with this person’s memories. For example, if you know that your mother remembers the details of your childhood very well, you can safely assume that whatever she remembers about your 10th birthday is likely to be accurate. What happens, however, if the only person who can help you answer a memory question is someone you do not know well? Nowadays, this situation is becoming increasingly common, given the growing importance of the online life, where anonymity is often one of the primary features of social interactions. How do you decide whether the memory of a stranger is reliable? Do you actually act on this information and rely on the memories of those whom you believe to be credible, while disregarding the information from people, whose memories seem to be wrong?

Thanks to the grant from the National Research Centre (NCN), Katarzyna Zawadzka, Ph.D., from the Warsaw Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University will help to provide a comprehensive overview of what helps one behave adaptively in memory tasks, benefitting from social learning of accurate new information without the costs associated with learning errors. In addition to theoretical advances, understanding what determines social learning from initially unknown sources will, in the long run, have important practical implications, for example helping establish guidelines for creating effective and memorable educational campaigns.

The role of risk and protective factors in assessing and monitoring the probability of committing criminal offences by offenders detained for treatment and incarcerated persons

The aims of the proposed study concentrate on the rules and procedures for assessing the probability of committing a prohibited act in clinical and prison population, as well as on the accuracy and reliability of these assessments. Such aims stem from the need to provide the court experts, who assess the risk of criminal violence, with a solid foundation, supported by scientific evidence, for forming opinions on the need for applying treatment and security measures, or on decisions about the mode of executing custodial sentences, which take into account predictions about social and criminological outcomes. More precisely, the role of risk and protective factors in assessing and monitoring the probability of committing criminal offences by offenders detained for treatment and by offenders serving prison sentences will be analyzed.

The reasons for addressing the research problem stem from the analysis of Polish literature on the circumstances of violence and crime, which reveals a clear need for developing and implementing effective, objective, and accurate procedures for assessing the probability of risk and violence. Experts in criminal law also point to the current gap between the expectations of the legislators and the possibilities of diagnosticians, limited by the unavailability on the Polish market of advanced instruments for accurate risk assessment of violence. Such predictions are at the core of the 2013 Act on procedures for dealing with persons with mental disorders who pose a threat to the lives, health or sexual freedom of other persons, which ties the choice of treatment and security measures, preventive surveillance, or isolating the offender at the National Centre for the Prevention of Antisocial Behavior to the value of this probability.

Thanks to the grant from the National Research Centre (NCN), Professor Józef Gierowski from the Katowice Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University will study the role of risk and protective factors in assessing and monitoring the probability of committing criminal offences by offenders detained for treatment and by offenders serving prison sentences will be analyzed. The risk factors identified in the thirty years of application of instruments based on the SPJ model (notably the HCR-20) have significantly improved procedures of violence risk assessment. They have also allowed for early medical and psychological interventions aimed at halting the progress of the process of increasing social disadaptation of offenders. They point to the areas, factors, and circumstances, which must be considered in any diagnosis and predictions about treatment and future offences. Knowledge of those factors is also useful for court experts in psychology, psychiatry and sexology, as well as the court, who undoubtedly should have insight into the mental processes behind violence, and into factors which facilitate reoffending.

Looking for mediators and moderators of attitude-driven affects as factors shaping moral character attributions

Moral judgments are a crucial part of social life. Based on moral judgments we decide who deserves our trust, whom we should avoid, what behaviors are rewarded and which of them we should punish. We believe in the objectiveness of our moral compass what sometimes leads to controversy and moral disagreement. One of the main reasons why societies often disagree about morality is a common belief about rational nature of moral judgments, which science does not confirm. Within two last decades, scholars interested in moral psychology discovered that people rather produce moral judgments based on fast and automatic intuitions than rational and controlled reasoning. For example, moral cognition research showed that moral judgments arise in approximately 250 milliseconds and even then when we are not able to explain them. Developmental psychologists proved that babies at the age of 3 months, who do not have any lingual skills, can distinguish good protagonist (the helping one) from the bad one (the hindering one). It does not mean that peoples’ moral judgments are based only on intuitions. We can use deliberative processes however it occurs only in friendly conditions – when the individual is both motivated to engage in and capable of conscious responding.

Intuitive and automatic nature of moral judgments makes them prone to biases. For example, people influenced by disgust cast harsher moral judgments, even though they are not aware what guided their decisions. Recently, scholars showed that self-interest involvement: I profit from another person dishonest behavior; also, biases moral judgment. When unethical actions aid perceiver’s interests, people judge fraudster action in a more lenient way. What is more interesting, interpersonal attractiveness (liking) explained why self-interests bias moral judgments. It turned out, that when a cheater is also acting in the name of our interests we like him or her more than when an individual is acting selfish, and this feeling biases our moral perception. Another line of studies showed that similarity-dissimilarity of beliefs, mere exposure, and facial mimicry influenced judgments of moral character measured in several ways. These influences were strongly and entirely mediated by changes in liking of the judged persons, suggesting that attitudinal influences lay at the core of moral character perceptions. Interestingly, among the research on moral judgments, only discrete emotions received substantial attention as a source of moral intuitions, while attitudes and moods were utterly ignored. The present project addressed this critical gap in knowledge by focusing on attitude-driven affect and moods as a factor shaping moral character attributions. Additionally, we will indicate the moderators which can hinder or bolster the influence of attitudes and moods on moral judgments and test the mediators of this relationship. We also want to clarify whether moods like emotions can distort moral judgments. These answers are relevant, because moral judgments are crucial for everyday situations and, as recent studies showed, they are also surprisingly frequent. For almost 13 000 daily events reported by participants, 29% of them were somehow related to morality.

Thanks to the grant from the National Research Centre (NCN), Konrad Bocian, Ph.D. from the Sopot Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University will test potential moderators of attitudes influence on attributions of moral character. The proposed moderators are moral identity; breaking the moral foundation of care/harm; manipulation order; pointing the source of attitude; cognitive load and time pressure. The presented project will fill the critical gap in the psychology of moral judgments by showing its affective and subjective nature, therefore bringing back a reason to moral disagreements. In turn, we may make such disagreements less subjective, and thereby less disruptive for the society.

Employment of a Returning Researcher Katarzyna Zawadzka and Members of her Project Team

Polish Returns Program financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) enables Polish scientists to return to their native country and take up employment in Polish higher education institutions or research units. Thanks to this program Polish higher education institutions and research centers have an opportunity to employ specialists with international experience and conduct world-class research.

Thanks to the grant from NAWA, Katarzyna Zawadzka, Ph.D. will be employed by the Warsaw Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University and will form a research team.

Research Projects Awarded in the Last Edition of the NCN and NAWA Competitions

Professor Dariusz Doliński
Wrocław Faculty of Psychology

  • Avoidance - avoidance conflict and obedience in the Milgram paradigm
  • Competition: OPUS 15
  • Grant amount: PLN 697,740

Professor Leszek Koczanowicz
Wrocław Faculty of Psychology

  • Somapower and microphysics of emancipation: toward a culture of liberation
  • Competition: OPUS 15
  • Grant amount: PLN 211,820

Associate Professor Monika Lewandowicz-Machnikowska
Faculty of Law and Communication in Wrocław

  • Consent as an event in labor law
  • Competition: OPUS 15
  • Grant amount: PLN 247,240

Professor Grzegorz Sędek
Warsaw Faculty of Psychology

  • Supporting older adults to make more optimal choices in complex decision tasks involved in e-commerce
  • Competition: OPUS 15
  • Grant amount: PLN 1,023,400

Dr. Katarzyna Zawadzka
Warsaw Faculty of Psychology

  • Whom to trust? Cognitive determinants of learning from others
  • Competition: OPUS 15
  • Grant amount: PLN 1,203,300

Professor Józefowi Gierowskiemu
Katowice Faculty of Psychology

  • The role of risk and protective factors in assessing and monitoring the probability of committing criminal offences by offenders detained for treatment and incarcerated persons
  • Competition: OPUS 15
  • Grant amount: PLN 986,932

Dr. Bocian Konrad
Sopot Faculty of Psychology

  • Looking for mediators and moderators of attitude-driven affects as factors shaping moral character attributions
  • Competition: OPUS 15
  • Grant amount: 506 700 zł

Dr. Katarzyna Zawadzka
Warsaw Faculty of Psychology

  • Employment of a Returning Researcher Katarzyna Zawadzka and Members of her Project Team
  • Competition: NAWA 1
  • Grant amount: PLN 1,715,000

Currently, researchers from SWPS University are conducting 79 projects, worth close to PLN 43.5M. Over the past year, 38 new projects received funding worth PLN 38M. We owe this success to the effectiveness of our Office for Research and the commitment of our scientists.

Piotr Matejek, Director of the Office for Research



NCN and NAWA Competitions

PRELUDIUM is a funding opportunity intended for pre-doctoral researchers about to embark on their scientific career. OPUS is a funding opportunity intended for a wide range of applicants. The research proposal submitted under this scheme may include the purchase or construction of research equipment. POLISH RETURNS program enables Polish scientists to return to their native country and take up employment in Polish higher education institutions or research centers. The programme creates optimal conditions for returning scientists to conduct world-class research in Poland.

Other Research Funding Sources

The National Science Centre is not the only funding source supporting research at SWPS University. The university receives grants from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Foundation for Polish Science, and The National Centre for Research and Development. SWPS University conducts over 300 research projects, annually.

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Events 06-10-2017

Inauguration of Academic Year 2017/2018

October marks the beginning of the academic year in Poland. All campuses of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities will celebrate this occassion with official ceremonies. This year, SWPS University...

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News 25-09-2017

English Edition of Kultura Popularna

The newest issue of Kultura Popularna (Popular Culture), a peer-reviewed academic publication of SWPS University, focuses on the themes of Jewish history, culture and the Holocaust. The issue, available in...

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News 27-07-2017

Among Top Recipients of Grants from the National Science Centre

The National Science Centre (NCN) has published a report related to grants awarded to research institutions in Poland for the period 2011-2016. SWPS University ranked 5th among the top recipients...

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Events 21-07-2017

Individual Differences in Mixed Emotional and Cognitive Experiences

Emotions are a complicated matter. Usually, we can identify feelings of joy, fear or anger, but sometimes we can experience two or more emotions, such as happiness and sadness, at...

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News 10-07-2017

Students of Programs in English Celebrate Graduation

The academic year has come to an end and students of SWPS University in Warsaw, who completed their studies in a variety of programs in English, celebrated their graduation on...

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Events 26-06-2017

Artifacts and Allegiances

Museums have always played a leading role in creating national citizens. In today’s global world do they also create global citizens who engage actively with diversity next door and across...

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Events 22-06-2017

Transnational Social Protection

Social welfare has long been considered something which states provide to their citizens. Yet today 220 million people live in a country in which they do not hold citizenship. How...

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News 20-06-2017

Colorful Project of Top Secret And School of Form

Last May, the Visual Merchandising (VM) team of the Polish fashion brand Top Secret collaborated with the School of Form (SOF) on a series of styling and advertising workshops, organized...

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Events 09-06-2017

LOKALNIE! (LOCALLY!) - SWPS University Festival

LOKALNIE! [LOCALLY!] is the theme of this year’s SWPS University Festival, an annual event celebrating our school and community. This year, we will venture beyond the Warsaw campus and explore...

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News 05-06-2017

Our Students Win 2nd Place in Enactus Competition

Two community projects, developed and implemented by students of SWPS University, have been awarded 2nd place in the national edition of the Enactus Competion 2017, organized by an international non-profit...

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News 01-06-2017

Prof. Wiesław Godzic on FIPRESCI Jury at Moscow Film Festival 2017

Professor Wiesław Godzic, media expert at SWPS University’s Institute of Cultural Studies, will join the Jury of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI, at the Moscow International Film Festival...

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News 31-05-2017

International Days - Photo Reportage

Algeria and Vietnam occupy the opposite ends in the Roman alphabet. Mexico and Japan are located on two different hemispheres and two different continents, yet they all came together during...

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Events 29-05-2017

Homo Sustainabiliticus

The current concept of law seems to be grounded in two models of human: homo politicus and homo economicus. The fast paced technological and scientific growth and the need for environmental protection make...

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Events 12-05-2017

International Days at SWPS University

Diversity is a spice of life. To celebrate the richness that multicultural society brings, SWPS University will be hosting the first edition of International Days at its Warsaw Campus, on May...

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News 28-04-2017

SWPS University Senate Appoints Two Honorary Members

During the April 28th meeting, the Senate of SWPS University appointed two renowned Polish psychologists, Professor Andrzej Eliasz and Professor Jan Strelau as its Honorary Members. Thanks to the outstanding...

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News 24-04-2017

Warsaw - Best City for Erasmus Exchange

The Italian daily, La Repubblica, reports that a survey conducted among international students indicates that Warsaw is one of the best European cities to study and live in, during Erasmus exchange. The...

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News 11-04-2017

SWPS University Grants 45 Post-Graduate Degrees

Earlier this month during a special ceremony, SWPS University granted new post-graduate degrees to 36 doctoral and 9 post-doctoral students. The doctoral (Ph.D.) and post-doctoral (doktor habilitowany) degrees were conferred...

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Events 08-03-2017

Women in the US Military Forces - Guest Lecture

The history of women in the US military goes back to the Revolutionary War, although at the time their participation in the war effort was often clandestine and unacknowledged. For...

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News 06-03-2017

First Polish Analog Mission to Mars

SWPS University has partnered with EXORiON Foundation in EXO17 Mars analog research project that will be conducted under the auspices of the NASA Human Research Program, at the Mars Desert...

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News 27-02-2017

School of Form Awarded at 2017 London Fashion Week

The first ever fashion exhibit designed by students and graduates of the School of Form (SOF) for the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) at the 2017 London Fashion week has been recognized...

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News 13-02-2017

SWPS University Joins VITAE

SWPS University, as the first Polish institution, has joined an international organization VITAE, the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. Together, SWPS University and VITAE are working...

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News 02-02-2017

New Erasmus Mundus Global-MINDS Program

SWPS University, has joined an Erasmus Mundus Consortium that will deliver a 2-year Joint Master Degree Program in Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society. The Consortium, which...

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Events 27-01-2017

Year of the Rooster - Celebration of Chinese New Year

The New Year celebration is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 is the year of the Rooster. Rooster is the sign of...

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Events 26-01-2017

Japan - Insider’s View

Japan is one of the world’s economic powers. It is also the closest ally of the West in Asia. Three experts, living and working in Japan, will talk about internal...

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Events 20-01-2017

Impact of Behavior Change Interventions in Real World Settings - Open Lecture

Health psychology is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. Health psychologists aim to increase both the quality of life and the...

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Events 17-01-2017

(WY)TWÓRCA I TWO(R)ŻYWO – Meeting with David Malcolm

(WY)TWÓRCA i TWO(R)ŻYWO (Creator and Matter) is a new series of meetings with acclaimed authors, critics, and screen writers, organized by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SWPS...

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Events 11-01-2017

Community Development Model - Guest Lecture

Building sustainable and well-functioning communities is one of the primary keys to the development of the modern society. There are various approaches to achieve this goal. Professor Barbara Klimek, from Arizona...

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Events 10-01-2017

Treatment of Post-traumatic Conditions - Seminar Giovanni Tagliavini

Trauma oriented psychotherapy has proven to be effective in post-traumatic conditions. It involves an extended preparation phase preceding working with trauma. During the seminar Treatment of Dissociative Disorders and Complex...

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News 02-01-2017

Migrants as Agents of Change

For the past few years, the topic of migration has been appearing in media daily. Recent Brexit has added a new dimension to the discussion and has posed new challenges...

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News 20-12-2016

Pre-Suasion and Influence: Conversation with Dr. R. Cialdini

Dr. Robert Cialdini, the world leading expert on influencing and persuasion techniques, visited Wrocław recently to attend the launch of his new book Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and...

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Events 10-12-2016

Refugees and the role of social media

For the past two years, the public debate has been dominated by images of refugees making their way to Europe and by the concerned reactions of European citizens to the...

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Events 22-11-2016

Wrocław Model United Nations 2016

This November, Wrocław will host an international Model United Nations conference, for the 20th time. Students from around the world will visit the capital of Lower Silesia to discuss global...

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Events 15-11-2016

The Role of Science in Policy Making – Lecture by Dr. E. William Colglazier

Dr. E. William Colglazier, Representative of UN Secretary General for the promotion of science, technology and innovation, will deliver a lecture on On the role of the natural sciences, social sciences...

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Events 14-11-2016

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Free Workshop

The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) was first celebrated in 2007. It started with an idea to create a global network of mentors and resources that would inspire people everywhere to...

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Events 08-11-2016

Identifying and understanding dissociative disorders - Seminar Anabel Gonzalez

Dissociative disorders are severe posttraumatic conditions that are frequently misdiagnosed due to their frequent comorbidity with many other disorders. This introductory seminar describes the modern concept of dissociation, scientific evidence...

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News 08-11-2016

Pre-Suasion by R. Cialdini Published under the Auspices of SWPS University

The Polish edition of Robert Cialdini’s new book, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, has been published under the auspices of SWPS University. Intuitively we know that “pre-suasion”, the process of...

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Awards & Recognition 07-11-2016

Polish Nobel Prize for Professor Bogdan Wojciszke

For the 25th time, the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) has granted the annual FNP Prizes, considered to be Poland’s most important scientific awards. This year’s winners include three leading...

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Events 27-10-2016

Indonesia – A New Asian Giant?

For years, Indonesia has been underestimated as a potential partner, from the European perspective. However, this view has been changing recently. Thanks to the significant economic growth, Indonesia has become...

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Events 25-10-2016

Chinese Day at SWPS University

A delegation of artists from Beijing Literary Federation will present traditional Chinese arts at SWPS University on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The event will include performances by singers, dancers and...

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News 18-10-2016

SWPS University and Norbsoft Sign a Cooperation Agreement

SWPS University has signed a cooperation agreement with Norbsoft Sp. z o.o., a leading mobile application developer in Poland, to develop and implement a system for the Design, Evaluation and...

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Awards & Recognition 13-10-2016

Teofrast Superstar Award for Professor Andrzej Eliasz

Professor Andrzej Eliasz, the co-founder and first Rector of SWPS University, has received the Teofrast Superstar award, established by Charaktery, a Polish popular science magazine devoted to psychology. “Twenty years ago...

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Events 04-10-2016

Inauguration of Academic Year 2016/2017

October marks the beginning of the academic year in Poland. All campuses of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities will celebrate this occassion with official ceremonies. This year, the inauguration...

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Awards & Recognition 30-09-2016

Piotr Voelkel - Visionary of Polish Business

Piotr Voelkel, the owner of Vox Capital Group, Founder of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, art connoisseur and promoter of Polish design has been awarded Wizjonerzy 2016 [Visionaries...

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News 01-09-2016

New Rector

After 20 years of leading SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities as Rector, Professor Andrzej Eliasz has decided to cede the position to Associate Professor Roman Cieślak. The change...

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Awards & Recognition 27-06-2016

SWPS YOUTUBE LEARNING CHANNEL REACHES 1M VIEWS

SWPS University Channel on YouTube has become the most popular and the highest ranked university channel on the video sharing platform, in Poland. It is an indication that SWPS University...

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Awards & Recognition 22-06-2016

Agnieszka Kruszewska joins editorial board of Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan

Agnieszka Kruszewska, Ph.D., an international relations expert, specializing in the issues of South-Asia, has joined the editorial board of the Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan. JOURNAL OF THE RESEARCH...

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Awards & Recognition 13-06-2016

Chinese Book Center Opens at SWPS University

On June 14, 2016, the first in the world Chinese Book Center was opened at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. The ceremony coincided with the official...

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Awards & Recognition 01-06-2016

HR Excellence in Research - Our Commitment to Researchers

SWPS University has joined the ranks of the elite group of research institutions granted the right to display the HR Excellence in Research logo. The European Commission awards the right...

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Awards & Recognition 16-04-2016

DOCTOR HONOROIS CAUSA FOR PROFESSOR JAN STRELAU

Professor Jan Strelau, the creator of the Regulative Theory of Temperament (RTT) and the leading psychologists in the area of Psychology of Individual Differences was awarded the title Doctor honoris...

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Awards & Recognition 25-01-2016

SWPS University Academics Awarded Elsevier Certificartes

Two SWPS University academics from Wrocław, Agata Gąsiorowska and Katarzyna Byrka, have been awarded Elsevier Reviewer Certificates. Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions for researchers in the field of...

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