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


Jump to: Articles


Gocłowska, M. A., Aldhobaiban, N., Elliot, A. J., Murayama, K., Kobeisy, A. and Abdelaziz, A., 2017. Temperament and self-based correlates of cooperative, competitive and individualistic learning preferences. International Journal of Psychology, 52 (3), pp. 180-188.

Gocłowska, M. A., Baas, M., Elliot, A. J. and De Dreu, C. K.W., 2017. Why schema-violations are sometimes preferable to schema-consistencies:The role of interest and openness to experience. Journal of Research on Personality, 66, pp. 54-69.

Vezzali, L., Gocłowska, M. A., Crisp, R. J. and Stathi, S., 2016. On the relationship between cultural diversity and creativity in education:The moderating role of communal versus divisional mindset. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 21, pp. 152-157.

Elliot, A. J., Aldhobaiban, N., Kobeisy, A., Murayama, K., Gocłowska, M. A., Lichtenfeld, S. and Khayat, A., 2016. Linking social interdependence preferences to achievement goal adoption. Learning and Individual Differences, 50, pp. 291-295.

Steffens, N. K., Gocłowska, M. A., Cruwys, T. and Galinsky, A. D., 2016. How Multiple Social Identities Are Related to Creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42 (2), pp. 188-203.

Elliot, A. J., Aldhobaiban, N., Murayama, K., Kobeisy, A., Gocłowska, M. A. and Khyat, A., 2016. Impression management and achievement motivation:Investigating substantive links. International Journal of Psychology

Gocłowska, M. A. and Crisp, R. J., 2014. How dual-identity processes foster creativity. Review of General Psychology, 18 (3), pp. 216-236.

Gocłowska, M. A., Baas, M., Crisp, R. J. and De Dreu, C. K.W., 2014. Whether Social Schema Violations Help or Hurt Creativity Depends on Need for Structure. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40 (8), pp. 959-971.

Gocłowska, M. A. and Crisp, R. J., 2013. On counter-stereotypes and creative cognition:When interventions for reducing prejudice can boost divergent thinking. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 8 (1), pp. 72-79.

Gocłowska, M. A., Crisp, R. J. and Labuschagne, K., 2013. Can counter-stereotypes boost flexible thinking? Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16 (2), pp. 217-231.

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