The Center for Research on Prejudice at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, takes great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 5th Annual Tajfel Seminar, Social Identities in Conflict. The seminar will be held in Warsaw on June 22, 2014 at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw (Anielewicza 6, Warsaw).


The list of keynote speakers includes Prof. Rupert Brown (University of Sussex) & Prof. Stephen Reicher (University of St Andrews). 

We invite proposals of 15-minute presentations in broadly defined areas of social identities, intergroup relations and conflict. We especially encourage submissions from doctoral students and early-career researchers. The deadline for submissions is April 10, 2014. The deadlines for registration

presenters - May 15, 2014, non-presenters - June 1, 2014. 

Conference attendance is free but registration is required. Please note that spaces are limited. Non-presenters register on a "first come, first served" basis. Refreshments will be provided for all registered participants.

The seminar is supported by the National Science Center Grant awarded to Dr Aleksandra Cichocka.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!



Programme Committee:

  • Michał Bilewicz
  • Aleksandra Cichocka
  • Mirosław Kofta
  • Mikołaj Winiewski


Organizing Committee:

  • Aleksandra Cichocka
  • Paulina Górska
  • Marta Marchlewska


9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and registration

9.30 – 10.30 Keynote Address

Rupert Brown (University of Sussex)
From both sides now: perpetrator and victim responses to intergroup transgressions


10.30 – 10.45 Coffee


10.45 – 12.15 Centre for Research of Prejudice – current research programs

1. Aleksandra Cichocka (University of Kent & University of Warsaw),

Manana Jaworska (University of Warsaw), Marta Marchlewska (University of Warsaw)
Secure vs. narcissistic in-group identification: causes and consequences

2. Michał Bilewicz, Mikołaj Winiewski, Paulina Górska, Marta Stefaniak, Mateusz Olechowski, Małgorzata Mikołajczak, Karolina Hansen, Marta Piekarczyk, Marta Witkowska, Wiktora Soral, Marta Marchlewska (University of Warsaw)

A report on the Polish Prejudice Survey II


12.15 – 13.30 Poster session over lunch *


13.30 – 15.00 Presentations by Early Career Researchers (Part 1) **

1. Marta Witkowska (University of Warsaw), Michał Bilewicz (University of Warsaw), Anna Stefaniak (University of Warsaw)
Making sense of incompatible behavior. Cognitive and motivational basis of attribution processes

2. Katarzyna Samson (University of Warsaw)
Trust as a mechanism of sustaining social inequalities

3. Franziska Ehrke (University of Koblenz-Landau), Melanie C. Steffens (University of Koblenz-Landau)
Not so typical after all? Improving outgroup attitudes among privileged group members under superordinate-group diversity

4. Laura Celeste (University of Leuven), Rupert Brown (University of Sussex),
Linda K. Tip (University of Sussex), Camilla Matera (University of Florence)
Acculturation is a two-way street: Mutually-Influential Majority-Minority acculturation preferences and the role of Multiculturalism


15.00 – 15.15 Coffee


15.15 – 16.45 Presentations by Early Career Researchers (Part 2) **

1. Megan E. Birney (University of Exeter), Anna Rabinovich (University of Exeter), Thomas Morton (University of Exeter)
How we speak matters: Consequences of language-based stigma for the relationship between native and non-native English speakers

2. Wiktor Soral (University of Warsaw), Mirek Kofta (University of Warsaw), Julia Szymańska (University of Warsaw)
The role of collective narcissism and the need for cognitive closure in acquiring conspiracy beliefs about Smolensk catastrophe

3. Lisa Gutenbrunner (University of Marburg), Ulrich Wagner (University of Marburg)
Feeling for the opponent - The role of mutual empathy in intergroup mediation

4. Magdalena Bobowik (University of the Basque Country), Nekane Basabe (University of the Basque Country), Miren Harizmendi (University of the Basque Country), Patrycja Slawuta (New School of Social Research)
“I bow my head before the victims”: the effects of inferiority emotions expression in intergroup apologies for historical transgressions on intergroup processes


16.45 – 17.00 Coffee


17.00 – 18.00 Keynote Address

Stephen Reicher (University of St Andrews)
Problematising obedience, promoting resistance: The legacy of Henri Tajfel and the psychology of the Holocaust


*Please note that poster stands are A0 (841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 46.8 in), with portrait orientation.

** Early career researchers talks are 15 minutes +  5 minutes discussions.

Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

(Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
Anielewicza 6
00-157 Warsaw





The Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened its doors to the public on April 19th 2013, in honor of the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum of life. It tells the story of the rich culture and history of Polish Jews that spans centuries.


The Museum’s unique building, designed by Rainer Mahlamäki, stands in a symbolic place – in what once was the heart of Jewish Warsaw, teeming with life and filled with the district’s Polish and Jewish inhabitants. During World War II, it became the very center of the Warsaw Ghetto. The simple, cool, static exterior, clad in copper and glass, is split by an undulating, living, dynamic fissure. A rift, symbolizing the traumatic break in the thousand-year history of Polish Jews – the Holocaust. A break, but not an end. The magnificent Main Hall is where visitors begin and end their journey. A bridge suspended over it connects the two parts of the structure, as if binding the past with the future, bridging the rift.


The Museum’s building houses a multifunctional auditorium, an Educational Center, conference rooms, restaurant, as well as a Resource Center, a children’s area, and a media club. The Core Exhibition, set to open to the public in October 2014, will be the heart and soul of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.


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