Michalina Marczak

Michalina Marczak
Norwegian University of Science and Technology | NTNU · Department of Psychology

MSc

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I'm working on a PhD project about emotional aspects of pro-environmental engagement. I am the initiator and, in large part, the conceptual creator of the international project Climate Change Emotions financed by the Norway Grants (https://climate-change-emotions.org/). I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand the depth and psychological mechanisms of human experience. My research interests center around emotion, applied social psychology, behavioural data science.

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At the 2019 and 2021 International Conference on Environmental Psychology, discussions were held on the future of conferences in light of the enormous greenhouse gas emissions and inequities associated with conference travel. In this manuscript, we provide an early career researcher (ECR) perspective on this discussion. We argue that travel-intensi...
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Increasingly more people consider climate change a global emergency and emotionally charged terms such as climate anxiety or climate depression have entered public discourse. At the same time, emotions lie at the core of many psychological processes and are thus a critical component of pro-environmental engagement, as well as human health and well-...
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Food sharing is an especially important component of human cooperation, trust and altruism, and certain characteristics of food as compared to other objects may increase the likelihood of food transfers to other individuals. Consequently, people should exhibit higher generosity when sharing food than when sharing other goods (like money or inedible...
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This study provides an empirical test of the relationship between creative potential, mating, and reproductive success in a sample using natural methods of fertility control: the Meru tribe living in the regions of Laare and Mutuati in Kenya. The participants (N = 133; 65 females) solved a figural creativity test (the Test of Creative Thinking – Dr...
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The perception of time plays a fundamental role in the organisation of basic psychological processes, and as such may also influence migrants' psychological wellbeing. This paper investigates the relationship between the perception of time and immigrants' psychological adaptation (i.e., affective aspects of migration) based on a sample of 238 Ukrai...
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Food loss and food waste extensively contribute to environmental degradation. Crucially, children waste large quantities of food and more research is required to better understand this problem and consequently to reduce food waste in the youngest generation. Here, we examined affective and behavioral components of attitudes towards food-wasting in...
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The perception of time plays a fundamental role in the organisation of basic psychological processes, and as such may also influence migrants’ psychological well-being. This paper investigates the relationship between the perception of time and immigrants’ psychological adaptation (i.e. affective aspects of migration) based on a sample of 238 Ukrai...
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Helping behavior is likely to have evolved to increase chances of survival of an individual and their group. Nevertheless, populations differ significantly in their eagerness to help, and little is known about populational and inter-individual determinants of these differences. Previous studies indicated that economic and physiological factors migh...
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Although many studies show cultural or ecological variability in moral judgments, cross-cultural responses to the trolley problem (kill one person to save five others) indicate that certain moral principles might be prevalent in human populations. We conducted a study in a traditional, indigenous, non-Western society inhabiting the remote Yalimo va...
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Food-wasting has a profound negative social and environmental impact. Acknowledging that referring to moral judgment can motivate behavior change, the present study aimed to determine moral intuitions underlying the perception of food-wasting behavior. We developed a set of affective standardized scenarios and we used them to collect behavioral and...
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Although the view that women's olfactory abilities outperform men's is taken for granted, some studies involving large samples suggested that male and female olfactory abilities are actually similar. To address this discrepancy, we conducted a meta-analysis of existing studies on olfaction, targeting possible sex differences. The analyzed sample co...
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W artykule, którego celem jest ukazanie potencjalnego związku między cechami osobowości pracowników, a ich zaangażowaniem w doskonalenie procesów, przedstawiono istotę doskonalenia procesów we współczesnych organizacjach, dostrzegając jego związek z poszukiwaniem możliwości wzrostu efektywności organizacji i zadowolenia klientów. Wskazano na różne...
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The aim of this study was to investigate an affective relationship with the natural environment in a non-western society and to determine its links with modernization. Emotional connectedness to nature, a significant predictor of nature-protective behavior, was assessed in a sample of 99 members of the Meru people of Kenya, recruited in places supp...
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Objectives: The ratio between the 2nd and 4th digit (2D:4D) is considered to be a sexually dimorphic trait in humans, with males having on average lower 2D:4D values than females. However, significant inter- and intra-sexual differences in digit ratios across populations have been reported. In order to further explore factors influencing the varia...
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The effect of free mate choice on the relative magnitude of fitness benefits has been examined among various species. The majority of the data show significant fitness benefits of mating with partners of an individual’s own choice, highlighting elevated behavioral compatibility between partners with free mate choice. Similarities between humans and...
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Biological significance of food components suggests that preferences for basic tastes should be similar across cultures. On the other hand, cultural factors play an important role in diet and can consequently influence individual preference for food. To date, very few studies have compared basic tastes preferences among populations of very diverse...
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The Dictator Game (DG) is one of the most popular methods for measuring sharing behaviors. However, the matter of goods used in the game has rarely been examined and discussed. We conducted a study in which all participants played standard version of DG in one of the three versions – “money”, “food”, or “daily life objects” sharing. Further, we wan...
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Recent studies in creativity literature have demonstrated higher variability of creative ability between males and females, despite the lack of systematic sex differences in average scores on creativity tests. However, little is known about the causes of this variability and its generalizability beyond industrialized societies. The current study pr...
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This paper aims to discuss the connection between compulsory schooling and minority status, and how they are related to differential performance of minorities in national education systems. After describing the theoretical framework based on the works of John Ogbu, I will attempt to present how his Cultural-Ecological Theory of School Performance r...

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The aim of our research project is to understand and describe how climate change makes us feel and what it means for our mental health and climate action taking. To this end, we will conduct a series of studies using questionnaire and experimental methods. The research will be based on data collected in Poland and Norway, two countries heavily dependent on fossil fuels, but with a different social and individual perception regarding the urgency of climate action. https://climate-change-emotions.org/
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The goal of this project is to systematically investigate emotional aspects of climate change adaptation and mitigation using a variety of approaches, including interviews, questionnaires, data mining and experimental methods. We aim to provide a novel framework for understanding emotions in the context of climate change.
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Investigating the determinants of psychological adaptation of Ukrainian immigrants in Poland