Gosia Goclowska

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Accepting Doctoral Students

20132020

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Research Programme

Gosia's research looks at the psychological underpinnings of open-minded traits and behaviour. Open-mindedness can be defined as an increased level of comfort or even preference for uncertainty, novelty and unexpectedness. Open-mindedness is often linked with decreased prejudice and stereotyping, greater intellectual humility, as well as greater creativity. However open-mindedness could also potentially have some negative outcomes (e.g., an uncritical acceptance of pseudoscience).

 In experimental and cross-sectional studies Gosia asks questions like:

  • Is open-mindedness just an individual difference? What social/environmental factors (e.g., diversifying experiences, multiple social identities) might increase (vs. decrease) open-minded behaviour?

  • How are open-minded traits linked to what we typically consider as open-minded behaviours: creativity, intellectual humility and tolerance?

  • What is the role of epistemic motivation (e.g., the need for structure) and epistemic emotions (e.g., awe, surprise or interest) in open-minded behaviour?

  • What are people's lay theories of open-mindedness? Do people agree on one definition of open-mindedness?

  • What motivates women to challege others' stereotypic expectations?

For most recent information please see Gosia's personal website

 

Grants and Awards

  • 2017-2019: “Coping with identity and control threats: Explicit and implicit routes to resistance”. Research grant awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Role of Co-I, with S. de Lemus Martín as PI, and R. Spears, M. Bukowski, C. Kulich, K. Petkanopoulou, and P. Montañés Muro as Co-Is.
  • 2014-2017: “Schemata Violation Increases Creative Cognition: The When and How.” Marie-Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF). Role of Research Fellow, with C.K.W. De Dreu and A. Elliot as research hosts and advisors.
  • 2012-2014: “When Diversity Helps or Hurts Creative Cognition: Effects of Counter-stereotypicality, Information Processing, Motivation, and Regulatory Closure.” Marie-Curie International European Fellowship (IEF). Role of Research Fellow, with C.K.W. De Dreu as research host and advisor.
  • 2012: Finalist of the SESP Best Dissertation Award
  • 2012: Travel grant from the European Association for Social Psychology
  • 2012: Runner up of the Best Teacher award, University of Kent
  • 2011: PhD awarded with no corrections
  • 2011: Ideas Factory Grant from Kent Innovation and Enterprise
  • 2010: Student Enterprise Grant, University of Kent
  • 2009: Best Talk Award at a PG Research Symposium, University of Kent
  • 2007: Departmental PhD studentship, University of Kent
  • 2007: MA awarded magna cum laude, University of Warsaw
  • 2004: Socrates-Erasmus mobility scholarship from the University of Warsaw to visit KULeuven in Belgium.

 

Editorial Service

  • Associate editor at the Journal of Applied Social Psychology

 

Ad Hoc Reviewing

Journals

  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Researcher
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
  • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
  • International Journal of Psychology
  • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • Journal of Creative Behavior
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology
  • Journal of Personality
  • Journal of Social Issues
  • Memory & Cognition
  • Review of General Psychology
  • Sex Roles
  • Social Cognition
  • Social Justice Research
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • Social Psychology

Grants

  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
  • Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)

 

Research Portals & Social Media

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I have spaces on an ongoing research project looking into the nature, consequences and ways of increasing open-mindedness. For details go to: www.goclowska.com

Education/Academic qualification

Social Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kent

1 Oct 200730 Sep 2010

Award Date: 17 Nov 2011

Social Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy

External positions

Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Aug 2017 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Rochester

30 Sep 201431 Aug 2016

Marie-Curie Research Fellow, University of Amsterdam

1 Sep 201231 Aug 2017

Lecturer in Psychology, University of Kent

1 Oct 201030 Jun 2012

Keywords

  • social psychology
  • personality
  • motivation
  • emotions
  • values
  • attitudes
  • openness
  • creativity
  • innovation
  • gender
  • leadership
  • identities

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