Department of Psychology

Dr Malgorzata Goclowska


10 West 4.25
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5293

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Gosia obtained an MA from the University of Warsaw (2007), and a PhD from the University of Kent (2011). She then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Amsterdam (2012-2014 and 2016-2017) and at the University Rochester (2014-2016).

Gosia's research looks at the nature of creativity, diversity and openness. In experimental and cross-sectional studies she asks questions like:

  • What psychological and social/environmental factors increase (vs. decrease) human creativity?
  • What is openness and how does it affect our behaviour?
  • When and why do some of us shy away from unconventional people and ideas, while others embrace them?
  • What emotions arise when we face unusual, novel situations?
  • How does diversity affect social relation and intellectual performance?
  • What motivates women to counter stereotypic beliefs about gender?

Research interests

  • Social psychology
  • Motivation
  • Personality
  • Interest
  • Creativity


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