About us

The Center for Research on Cognition and Behavior is an independent interdisciplinary research unit at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Sopot (Poland), where social psychologists and organizational psychologists collaborate on topics related to social cognition and behavior.

We meet every week for a “Journal Club” seminar, each Wed. at 5.00 p.m. (CET), during which we discuss the latest literature from the social psychological journals, research methods, and our member’s research results (LOOK AT OUR CALENDAR).

Members of the Center for Research on Cognition and Behavior explore various research avenues within two domains

Social cognition:

  • basic dimensions of social perception: agency and communion (Wojciszke, Baryła, Szymków-Sudziarska, Parzuchowski, Roczniewska)
  • biases in moral judgments (Bocian, Baryła, Wojciszke, Parzuchowski)
  • embodied cognition (Szymków-Sudziarska, Parzuchowski)
  • criteria of friendship between men and women (Szymków-Sudziarska, Baryła)
  • sympathetic magic in the perception of attachment towards objects (Niemyjska)
  • pain activation inducing emotions of guilt and shame (Bocian, Baryła)
  • moderators and mediators of the influence of attitudes on the judgments of moral character (Bocian, Baryła, Kulesza, Wojciszke, Schnall)

Industrial and Organizational Psychology:

  • a regulatory fit in the workplace between the employees and the organization (Roczniewska, Retowski)
  • effects of the organizational adjustments on the employee well-being – regulatory fit in communicating changes (Roczniewska)
  • GRIT – passion, and perseverance as determinants of purposeful action (Bocian, Roczniewska)
  • predictors and consequences of job insecurity (Retowski, Roczniewska)
  • personality predictors of media multitasking (Popławska-Boruc)
  • implicit attitudes towards brands (Popławska-Boruc)
  • implicit learning (role of attention and goals; Popławska-Boruc)
  • implicit attitudes towards the organization (Retowski)
  • determinants and consequences of remaining silent in the organization (Retowski)