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Adrian Wójcik

Associate Researcher

Address: Center for Research on Prejudice, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology ul. Stawki 5/7, 01-030, Warsaw, Poland 

 Phone: +48 697-419-362 

E-mail: awojcik@uw.edu.pl 

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Education and academic positions:

  • 2011–2013 - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Psychology, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw 

  • 2008–present - Senior Researcher at Center for Research on Prejudice, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw 

  • 2005-2011 - PhD Student, Institute of Sociology, Warsaw University 

  • 2004 – Master of Arts degree in Sociology, Warsaw University (Thesis topic: 'Critical Discourse Analysis and Emancipations from Language') 

  • 1999-2004 – Graduate Studies, Institute of Sociology, Warsaw University 

Academic Interests: Conservation Psychology, Intergroup and interethnic relations with a special focus on Polish-Jewish relations, Social psychology of stereotypes and prejudice, General methodology of social sciences, Urban sociology

Research Projects:

The religious sources of pro-environmental attitudes (ongoing; 2013-2014)

The proposed study aims to analyse systematically the relations between religious beliefs and pro-environmental attitudes. Historically the most influential work depicting the relations between religion and environmental attitudes is White hypothesis. White noted that the roots of modern ecological crisis may be backtracked to the distinction between man and nature introduced by the Judeo-Christian tradition. Still, it is not clear whether White hypothesis should be treated as referring to historical evidence only or as a current “state of arts” hypothesis. Existing research by social scientists about the relationship between religion and pro-environmental attitudes is abundant but different studies seem to defy coherent summary and are often contradictory.

Beside the non-congruency of different empirical research results, there are two major limitations in current research:

1) They focus mainly on Christianity.

2) The link between religion and environmental attitudes is often treated as understandable per se. Still, it is not clear what specific attitudes related to religion are responsible for the link.

The systematic cross-cultural analysis of the connection between religious and environmental attitudes is proposed.

 

Selected Publications:

 

Wojcik, A., & Cislak, A. (2013). When Appreciating Nature Makes One Care Less for Human Beings: The Role of Belief in Just Nature in Helping Victims of Natural Disasters // Social Justice Research, 26(3), 253–271. doi:10.1007/s11211-013-0187-x

 

Bilewicz, M., Winiewski, M., Kofta, M., & Wójcik, A. (2013). Harmful Ideas, The Structure and Consequences of Anti-Semitic Beliefs in Poland: Harmful Ideas // Political Psychology, 34(6), 821–839. doi:10.1111/pops.12024

 

Wójcik, A. (2012). The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City (review) // Shofar. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, 30(3), 176–178.

 

Wójcik, A., Bilewicz, M., & Lewicka, M. (2010). Living on the Ashes: Collective Representations of Polish-Jewish History among People Living in the Former Warsaw Ghetto Area. Cities // The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 27(4), 195–203. doi:10.1016/j.cities.2010.01.002

 

Bilewicz, M., & Wójcik, A. (2010). Does identification predict community involvement? Exploring consequences of social identification among the Jewish minority in Poland // Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 20(1), 72–79. doi: 10.1002/casp.1012

 


 

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