Dr. Anna Potoczek

Jagiellonian University
Institute of Psychology

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I earned my master’s and PhD degrees at the Institute of Psychology of the Jagiellonian University. My PhD thesis concerned norm conformity in the context of personal
control deprivation.

Description of research

My major research interests include social norms, collective action intentions, intergroup relations, and coping with threats. Currently, I work at the University of Warsaw as well as Jagiellonian University. 

Selection of relevant publications

*Potoczek, A., Bukowski, M., Jasko, K., Czepluch, F., Fritsche, I., Jugert, P., & Kossowska, M. (2022). Acting collectively against air pollution: When does control threat mobilize environmental activism? Registered report. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 102, 104352. 10.1016/j.jesp.2022.104352

*Potoczek, A., Bukowski, M., de Lemus, S., Jiménez-Moya, G., Rodríguez-López, Á., & Jasko, K. (2023). Walk this way: Ingroup norms determine voting intentions for those who lack sociopolitical control. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 49(5), 692-708. 10.1177/01461672211070070

*Rodríguez-López, Á., de Lemus, S., Bukowski, M., Potoczek, A., & Fritsche, I. (2022). Political change as group-based control: Threat to personal control reduces the support for traditional political parties. PloS one, 17(12), e0278743. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278743

*Lammers, J., Bukowski, M., Potoczek, A., Fleischmann, A., & Hofmann, W. (2022). Disentangling the factors behind shifting voting intentions: the bandwagon effect reflects heuristic processing, while the underdog effect reflects fairness concerns. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 10(2), 676–692. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.9241

Received prizes

Best Dissertation Award funded by the International Society of Political Psychology (2022).

Prime Minister Award for the best dissertation in Poland in the field of social sciences (2022).

START scholarship funded by the Foundation for Polish Science for the 100 most talented young researchers in Poland (2023).

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