The Center for Research on Prejudice at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, takes great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 6th Annual Tajfel Seminar, Constructive and destructive reactions to deprivation: between collective action and prejudice. The seminar will be held in Warsaw on July 11, 2016 at the Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace (Krakowskie Przedmieście 32, Warsaw).


The list of invited speakers includes Aleksandra Cichocka (University of Kent),  Katarzyna Jaśko (University of Maryland / Jagiellonian University), Anna Kende (Eötvös Loránd University), Soledad de Lemus (University of Granada), Craig McGarty (Western Sydney University), Christopher Sibley (University of Auckland), & Susanne Veit (WZB Berlin Social Science Center).

We invite proposals of 10-minute presentations in broadly defined areas of relative deprivation, collective action and prejudice. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016. 


The seminar is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Iuventus Plus Grant.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!



Organizing committee:
  • Michał Bilewicz
  • Paulina Górska
  • Olga Kuzawińska

9.30 – 10.00



10.00 - 10.15


10.15 - 11.15

Opening session

Constructive and destructive reactions to deprivation: between collective action and prejudice - presentation of results from Polish Ministry of Science Iuventus Grant


11.15 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.30

1st session

Aleksandra Cichocka, University of Kent:

What inverted U can do for your country: Is there a curvilinear relationship between system justification and political engagement?


Katarzyna Jaśko, University of Maryland/Jagiellonian University: 

Motivation to engage in collective action: The role of value and expectancy


Anna Kende, Eötvös Loránd University:

The Social Change Motivations of Volunteers in the Refugee Crisis


Soledad de Lemus, University of Granada:

Confrontation of sexism: Perceptions and underlying motivations of the confronter


13.30 – 15.00

Lunch break

15.00 – 17.00

2nd session

Craig McGarty, Western Sydney University:

Social media as political media: Identity, social change and social conflict in online settings


Christopher Sibley, University of Auckland:

Conducting longitudinal research to study change in prejudice: Lessons from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study


Susanne Veit, WZB Berlin Social Science Center :

Companions in misfortune or competitors? Fear of economic hardship and attitudes towards refugees


Mirosław Kofta & Marek Błażewicz, University of Warsaw:

Ingroup identification buffers effects of  Self-uncertainty on Authoritarian Response to Immigrants


17.00 – 17.15

Coffee break 

17.15 – 19.15


Katarzyna Growiec, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw:

Social Network Characteristics and Need for Closure


Ewa Szumowska, Małgorzata Kossowska & Aneta Czernatowicz-Kukuczka,

Jagiellonian University, Krakow:

Motivation toward closure and moral decisions under stress: Ingroup as a source of certainty


Dominika Bulska & Mikołaj Winiewski, University of Warsaw:

Anti-Israelism and anti-Palestinism - new clothes for traditional prejudice


Dominika Zakrzewska-Olędzka, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, The UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair: 

Life satisfaction and mutual prejudice. International comparative study Poland-Israel 


The 6th Tajfel Seminar call for submissions is open until April 30th, 2016. If you wish to submit a paper to be presented at the conference, please fill in the submission form.

Participation in the 6th Tajfel Seminar does not require online registration.



Pałac Tyszkiewiczów-Potockich

(Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace)
Krakowskie Przedmieście 32
00-927 Warsaw




How to get there?


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