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Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka

Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka

Principal Investigator

works as an Associate Professor in the Division of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Gender at the University of Gdańsk (Poland). Her main area of research interest are cultural cues fostering gender equality within societies across the world. She also conducts research on backlash against communal men and universality of precarious manhood.

Jennifer Bosson

Jennifer Bosson

Main collaborator

(PhD, 2000, University of Texas at Austin) is a social psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida, USA. Most of her research examines the contents and consequences of widespread beliefs about sex and gender. Current projects look at the implications of precarious manhood for men’s and women’s occupational outcomes, and the effects of hostile and benevolent sexism on women’s cognitive and physiological outcomes.

Joseph Vandello

Joseph Vandello

Main collaborator

(PhD, 2000, University of Illinois) is Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida, USA. He is a social and cultural psychologist who studies topics related to gender, honor, aggression, perceptions of disadvantaged groups, and morality. Much of his recent work aims to understand how people understand manhood and the implications of this understanding for health, well-being, work, interpersonal relationships, and conflict.

Deborah Best

Deborah Best

Research Team

(PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1981) Is the William L. Poteat Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University. A developmental psychologist by training, one line of her research focuses on children’s cognitive development and memory strategies. Also a cross-cultural psychologist, she has explored the nature and development of gender, racial, and age stereotypes and attitudes of children and adults around the world.

Tomasz Besta

Tomasz Besta

Research Team

Works at the University of Gdańsk (Poland). He’s main research interest is personality and social psychology. Recently he is involved in various projects related to collective actions, crowds’ dynamic and intergroup relations. He is also exploring the consequences of personal and group identity fusion and strong group identification by conducting studies among women’s rights advocates, political activists, participants of religious events and music festivals, football fans and charity’s volunteers.

Saba Safdar

Saba Safdar

Research Team

is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Guelph in Canada where she is Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research. She received her PhD from York University in Toronto in 2002 and has been holding a faculty position since 2002 in Canada. Her research primarily examines the wide range of factors that could help to understand adaptation processes of newcomers and psychosocial factors related to minorities’ well-being. An essential characteristic of her research activities as a cross-cultural psychologist is that the projects that she is involved with are conducted either across cultures or with different ethnic groups within a culture. Her TEDx talk is titled, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Culture but Were Afraid to Ask.”

Anna Wlodarczyk

Anna Wlodarczyk

Research Team

(PhD, 2015, University of the Basque Country, Spain) is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile). Her main research interests cover: coping and emotional regulation, posttraumatic growth, political psychology, social identity, intergroup relations, gender and positive psychology. She is especially interested in the intersection of gender and culture, and the relation between individual differences and social or cultural norms that may sustain the internalization of culturally predominant gender norms.

Dr Magdalena Zawisza

Dr Magdalena Zawisza

Research Team

is an academic psychologist at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge with a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests include gender, consumer and social psychology and focus mainly on issues of gender, sexism and advertising. She is a co-editor of The Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology, review editor of Frontiers Gender, Sex and Sexuality Studies section and a holder of prestigious grants such as BA/Leverhulme and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Innovation UK and European Regional Development Fund. She runs her own research consultancy Insights devoted to responsible advertising and publishes in leading peer-reviewed journals. Her work has attracted media attention from The Independent, BBC and Newsweek and was recognised by Advertising Standards Authority among others. Her new book ‘Gender, Advertising and Society – psychological perspective’ is due out early next year.

Magdalena Żadkowska

Magdalena Żadkowska

Research Team

(PhD) is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Gdansk, Poland. She is a researcher whose methodology is based on quantitative methods. She studies topics related to gender, intimate relationships and family. In the context of cultural differences, migration dynamics and workplace environments she focuses on couple’s relationship and works on comparative analysis of gender stereotypes and challenges for femininity and masculinity.

Jurand Sobiecki

Jurand Sobiecki

Resarch Assistant

studies medical biology and psychosexology at the University of Gdańsk (Poland).

Agata Bizewska

Agata Bizewska

Resarch Assistant

is a third year psychology student at the University of Gdańsk. Her research interests focus on close relationships, family and gender.

Mariya Amiroslanova

Mariya Amiroslanova

Research Assistant

Studies psychology at the University of Gdańsk. Her academic interests are focused on the relationship between stereotypes, social interactions and antisocial behavior. She is into martial arts and likes forest walks.

Aleksandra Szulc

Aleksandra Szulc

Research Assistant

Recent graduate of Psychology at the University of Gdańsk. Her interests cover cross-cultural psychology, brain functioning and every other field that can improve the life of people around her.

Andy Milewski

Andy Milewski

Research Assistant

Andy is a 4th year psychology and 2nd year criminology student at the University of Gdańsk. His academic interests include gender, substance dependence and psychopathy.

Aleksandra Głobińska

Aleksandra Głobińska

Research Assistant

is 4th year Psychology student at the University of Gdansk. Her academic interests focus on social and business psychology. She is in love with France and French culture/language.

Stanislav Romanov

Stanislav Romanov

Research Assistant

is a fourth year psychology student at the University of Gdansk. His interests are cultural and clinical psychology. For him, as a Russian student with a Polish heritage, the studying of the cultural differences are really important and personal. He also likes ancient history and Asian cultures.

Piotr Piotrowski

Piotr Piotrowski

Research Assistant

is 4th year psychology student at the University of Gdansk. He is interested in social, cultural and business psychology.

Olga Żychlińska

Olga Żychlińska

Research Assistant

is 4th year Psychology and 3rd year Psychosexuology student at the University of Gdansk. Her academic interests include cross-cultural and clinical psychology. She focuses on multicultural and gender studies based on diversity.

Paweł Jurek

Paweł Jurek

Research Team

(PhD, 2008, University of Gdansk) works as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Social Psychology at the University of Gdańsk (Poland). His main area of research interest is psychological assessment, research methods in social science, and psychometrics. He also conducts research on employee’s competencies and organizational behaviors.