Michał Kosakowski

Michał Kosakowski
Adam Mickiewicz University | UAM · Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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Capitalization is an interpersonal process in which individuals (capitalizers) communicate their accomplishments to others (responders). When these attempts to capitalize are met with enthusiastic responses, individuals reap greater personal and social benefits from the accomplishment. This research integrated the interpersonal model of capitalizat...
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When individuals communicate enthusiasm for good events in their partners' lives, they contribute to a high-quality relationship; a phenomenon termed interpersonal capitalization. However, little is known when individuals are more ready to react enthusiastically to the partner's success. To address this gap, we examined whether positive and negativ...
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Valence and approach-avoidance motivation are two distinct but closely related components of affect. However, little is known about how these two processes evolve and covary in a dynamic affective context. We formulated several hypotheses based on the Motivational Dimensional Model of Affect. We expected that anger would be a unique approach-relate...
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A person can reap psychological benefits when sharing their accomplishments or capitalizing with a partner. These benefits often depend on whether a partner responds with enthusiasm; however, it is unknown what prompts enthusiastic responses. In two experiments, we aimed to examine whether partners reciprocate enthusiastic responses to capitalizati...
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Gratitude-based interventions are effective in facilitating positive relationships and increasing life satisfaction. However, for some individuals (e.g., with high levels of depression and low trait-gratitude) gratitude expression is threatening and rarely undertaken spontaneously. In this study, we expected to replicate this gratitude expression t...
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Positive affect has been related to faster cardiovascular recovery from stress. Although the family of positive affective states is diverse, no study examined whether high-approach positive affect (e.g., desire) has a different impact on peripheral physiological processes than more frequently studied low-approach positive affect (e.g., amusement)....
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Egzystencjalna Teoria Umysłu (EToM) jest postulowanym przez J. Beringa mechanizmem postrzegania wydarzeń życia codziennego jako rezultat działalności istot nadprzyrodzonych.Wykazano, iż skłonność do dostrzegania w nich intencjonalności koreluje ze wyższymi wynikami na skali współczynnika empatii (EQ). W pracy przedstawiono tworzenie kwestionariusza...
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Gratitude interventions can be divided into those that explicitly cultivate appreciative feelings (gratitude journaling) and those that strengthen relationships (gratitude letter). There is an absence of research on the motivation to participate in different gratitude interventions. Using an experimental approach, we compared two gratitude interven...
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Receiving a constructive, supportive response from romantic partners after sharing good news has been shown to magnify the positivity of events and predict healthy relationship outcomes. We conducted a laboratory social interaction to determine whether supportive responses to success led to changes in facial expressions, sympathetic arousal, and fe...

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What do you say when your partner tells you that something good happened to him or her? Are you able to boost their positive feelings, so that they derived even more psychological benefits from this good event? We propose new dimensions in the capitalization process: reciprocation, and emotional influences on responsiveness. We will conduct two studies that account for relevant cognitions, emotions, physiological responses, and behaviors in large samples of romantic couples. As cardiovascular responses observed in laboratory settings are related to long-term risk for cardiovascular problems and perceived high quality of social support is related to lower risk of mortality. Our experiments will provide new insight into the promotion of health resulting from constructive social interactions and ischaemic heart disease prevention. Capitalization support has been related to the durability of social relationships. Consequently, our project has practical implications that that can be used to foster close relationships. This is particularly relevant for cultures with a dominant role of complaining in casual social interactions such as is the case in Poland. Project funded by National Science Center, Poland (2014/13/B/HS6/03724 )
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The focus in the current project is on psychophysiological and behavioural aspects of e-sports; a novel domain of sport activity with increasing popularity. Building upon prior research and theory in the affective science (Gable, & Harmon-Jones, 2010) as well as our initial experiments conducted for the sake of this proposal, this project will test a new model of emotional factors that facilitate a successful e-sports performance. We will account for the psychophysiological model of challenge/threat (Blascovich, 2008) to test cognitive, physiological, and behavioral factors, mediators, and outcomes.
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To establish a clear distinction between the effects of valence and motivational intensity on cardiovascular recovery. Psychophysiological interpretation of heart rate asymmetry.