Aleksandra Tolopilo

Aleksandra Tolopilo
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities | SWPS · Faculty of Psychology

PhD Student

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October 2018 - present
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
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  • Lecturer
June 2018 - present
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
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  • Researcher
October 2016 - June 2018
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
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  • Research Assistant
Education
October 2018 - June 2022
February 2014 - June 2018

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Publications (7)
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The behavioral immune system (BIS) represents a set of actions to avoid contracting infectious diseases (Murray & Schaller, 2012). For the reason that having contact with outgroup members entails a heightened risk of infection (Schaller & Neuberg, 2012), pathogen avoidance motives have been shown to be linked with negativity toward foreign individu...
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Three studies investigated the effects of two fundamental dimensions of social perception on emotional contagion (i.e., the transfer of emotions between people). Rooting our hypotheses in the Dual Perspective Model of Agency and Communion (Abele & Wojciszke, 2014), we predicted that agency would strengthen the effects of communion on emotional cont...
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The behavioral immune system (BIS) is one of the broadly examined subjects in the evolutionary field. It aims to detect potentially threatening sources of infection by triggering emotional (disgust) and behavioral (avoidance) reactions. Visible inflammation cues or coming from a different region (inhabited by new parasites) can result in the increa...
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Three studies investigated the effects of two fundamental dimensions of social perception on emotional contagion (i.e., the transfer of emotions between people). Rooting our hypotheses in the Dual Perspective Model of Agency and Communion (Abele & Wojciszke, 2014), we predicted that agency would strengthen the effects of communion on emotional cont...
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We found that the attitude resulting from the situational context does affects the intensity of the mimicry: (1) It is greater in the case of judgements that are based on affect and (2) It can be regulated. Moreover, the specific judgment tasks differentiated observers' expressions even in the absence of facial stimuli (e.g., participants frown whe...
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Sprawczość i wspólnotowość uznawane są za dwa podstawowe wymiary postrzegania społecznego. Sprawczość odnosi się do kompetencji, a wspólnotowość określa umiejętności społeczne. Do niedawna wspólnotowość uznawana była za priorytetową cechę w ewaluacji innych osób. Jednakże ostatnie dowody m.in. badania własne sugerują, że rola sprawczości w postrzeg...
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Myślenie magiczne jest heurystyką, według której zniszczenie reprezentacji danej osoby – jej zdjęcia albo figurki, która ją symbolizuje - oznacza wyrządzenie krzywdy tej osobie. Istniejące badania potwierdzają, że niszczenie zdjęć przedstawiających ważny obiekt (vs. obiekt nieznany) zwiększa aktywność elektrodermalną. Celem prezentowanego badania p...

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The main goal is to investigate disease-avoidance mechanisms in social context
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The behavioral immune system (BIS) is one of the broadly examined subjects in the evolutionary field (see editorial by Iwasa et al., 2021). For the purpose of future studies, we present a new face database consisting of 96 photographs: 4 ethnicities (African, Asian, European & Latino) x 2 genders (males & females) x 6 identities (for each condition) with or without manipulation of visible inflammation cues. All pictures presenting fictional identities were created by AI systems (Generated Photos). Visible inflammation cues or coming from a different region (inhabited by new parasites) can result in the increased social distance (i.e. van Leeuwen & Petersen, 2017). As BIS can significantly influence social functioning and increase prejudice against outgroup members (i.e. Faulkner et al., 2004), its operation and regulation raise some important research questions. An internationally validated, pathogen-relevant face database that includes people of different ethnicity would provide researchers a helpful material to study BIS-dependent mechanisms. If you are interested in collaboration on international validation of the presented face database, we declare full openness about article co-authorship and discussion about possible future research directions. Feel free to contact us for further information: bbsb@swps.edu.pl