Paulina Szwed

Paulina Szwed as a researcher is a part of Centre for Social Cognitive Studies in Kraków. Her main scientific interests lie in an attempt to understand and described the mechanism of human reaction to inconsistency/uncertainty/threat and it’s motivational, cognitive and social consequences. 

Selected publications:

Kossowska M., Szwed P., Czernatowicz-Kukuczka A., Sekerdej M., & Wyczesany M. (2017) From Threat to Relief: Expressing Prejudice toward Atheists as a Self-Regulatory Strategy Protecting the Religious Orthodox from Threat. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:873. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00873 Full text available here

Szumowska, E., Szwed, P., Kossowska, M., Wright, R. (2017). Multifaceted Effects of Need for Cognitive Closure on Effort: A Cardiovascular Response Study. Motivation Science, 3(4), 369-382doi: 10.1037/mot0000053Advance online publication (shared first-authorship with E.Szumowska)

Kossowska, M., Szwed, P., Wronka, E., Czarnek, G., & Wyczesany, M. (2016). Anxiolytic function of fundamentalist beliefs: Neurocognitive evidence. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 390-395. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.039. Full text available here.​