Angelika Olszewska

Angelika Olszewska
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities | SWPS · Faculty of Wroclaw

Master of Arts

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Introduction
Angelika Olszewska currently works at SWPS University of Social Sciences. Angelika does research in cognitive science, intuitive processing and decision making.

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Changing a problem's representation is a crucial process when solving insight problems. Recently, Laukkonen and Tangen (2017) found that observing ambiguous figures such as a Necker Cube before solving problems can increase insight frequency. In our research, we extended their procedure by including measures of feelings of insight (e.g., confidence...
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We conducted pre-registered replications of 15 effects in the field of judgment and decision making (JDM). We aimed to test the generalizability of different classical and modern JDM effects, including, among others: less-is-better, anchoring, and framing to different languages, cultures, or current situations (COVID-19 pandemic). Replicated studie...
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3AbstractThe Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) is one of the most popular measures of individual differences inrational thoughtanddecision making. Nevertheless, it overlaps substantially with numeracy and intelligence, which impede the interpretation of results.The present researchhad two main aims. First,to investigate the generalizability of Verbal...
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The goal of the present study was to compare the relative contribution of different cognitive abilities and preferences to superior decision making. Additionally, we aimed to test whether skilled decision makers have better and more sophisticated long-term memory representations of personally meaningful risky situations. A large sample from the gen...
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Smog jest poważnym zagrożeniem, a jego skutki są odroczone w czasie. Trudność z wyobrażeniem sobie konsekwencji smogu oraz brak zrozumienia mechanizmu ich powstawania mogą dodatkowo sprzyjać zaniżonym ocenom ryzyka związanego ze smogiem. Badania z obszaru komunikacji ryzyka wskazują na to, że format przekazywania informacji o ryzyku może mieć znacz...
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Celem przeprowadzonych badań było zweryfikowanie związków między cechami temperamentu, przekonaniami gracza dotyczącymi wygranej i angażowaniem się w gry hazardowe. Dotychczasowe badania wskazują na związek temperamentu z angażowaniem się w hazard. Dodatkowo badacze podkreślają, że zniekształcenia myśli związanych z grą łączą się z rozwojem patolog...

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Everyday decision making requires the processing of numbers regarding probabilities, costs and benefits. However, many people have difficulties, even when faced with simple numerical problems. It has been shown that statistical numeracy―the ability to understand the concept of probability and statistical information, and use this numerical information efficiently―is one of the strongest predictors of superior decision making. Interestingly, numeracy may not be a unitary construct limited only to the objective numerical abilities revealed in math-based tests. For example, Peters and Bjalkebring (2015) distinguished between multiple numeric competencies (objective numeracy, subjective numeracy, and approximate numeracy) which predict distinct decision outcomes. While objective numeracy is related to performance in mathematical tasks and formal knowledge about mathematical concepts, subjective numeracy is a combination of these objective abilities, math emotions, self-efficacy and the motivation to solve tasks containing numerical information. Approximate numeracy is related to a ‘sense of number’ – the intuitive ability to perceive and manipulate numerosities, and to map symbolic numbers to magnitudes. The main aim of this project is to experimentally validate the notion of multiple numeric competencies and to provide evidence that approximate numeracy and subjective numeracy can serve as sources of compensatory mechanisms that are potentially helpful in improving decision making among people with low numeracy. Project funded by the National Science Centre, Poland [grant number 2018/31/D/HS6/ 02899].
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The concept of ratiomorphism as the theory of intuitive processing during perception and thinking are presented in this article. In a precise sens the ratiomorphism, according Brunswik theory, means the proces of the hipothesis formation and testing on the unsonscious or subconscious level of procesing. What ratiomorphic view on intuition means in the lights of contemporary theories? The answers on this question are presented in the context of procedural memory theories (Tulving, Reber) and neurobiology of consciousness organization (Damasio).