Short CV/Education and training

  • 2015
    Habilitation, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, SWPS, Wroclaw, Poland

  • 1999
    PhD in Social and Political Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

  • 1994
    MA with honours in Social and Developmental Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Selected publications

  • Federico, C. & Golec de Zavala, A. (2018). Collective narcissism in the 2016 Presidential election. Public Opinion Quarterly

  • Golec de Zavala, A. (2017). Collective narcissism: antecedents and consequences of exaggeration of the in-group image. In Hermann, A., Brunell, A.,& Foster., J. (Eds.) The Handbook of Trait Narcissism: Key Advances, Research Methods, and Controversies. Springer

  • Cichocka, A., Golec de Zavala, A,. Marchlewska, M., Bilewicz, M., Jaworska, M., Olechowski, M. (2017). Personal control increases secure but decreases narcissistic in-group positivity. Journal of Personality. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12328

  • Golec de Zavala, A., Lantos, D., & Bowden D. (2017). Yoga poses increase psychological empowerment and state self-esteem in comparison to ‘power poses’. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00752

  • Golec de Zavala, A., Peker, M., Guerra, R. & Baran, T. (2016) Collective Narcissism Predicts Hypersensitivity to In-group Insult and Direct and Indirect Retaliatory Intergroup Hostility. European Journal of Personality, 30, 532–551 DOI: 10.1002/per.2067

  • Golec de Zavala, A., Waldzus, S. & Cypryanska, M. (2014). Prejudice towards gay men and a need for physical cleansing. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 1-10

  • Golec de Zavala, A., Cichocka, A. & Iskra-Golec, I. (2013). Collective narcissism moderates the effect of in-group image threat on intergroup hostility. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 1019-1039. Doi: 10.1037/a0032215

  • Golec de Zavala, A., Cichocka, A. & Bilewicz, M. (2013). The paradox of in-group love: Differentiating collective narcissism advances understanding of the relationship between in-group and out-group attitudes. Journal of Personality, 81, 17-28. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00779.x

  • Golec de Zavala, A., Cichocka, A., Orehek, E., & Abdollahi, A. (2012). Intrinsic religiosity reduces intergroup hostility under mortality salience European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 451-461. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.1843

  • Golec de Zavala, A. & Cichocka, A. (2012). Collective narcissism and anti-Semitism in Poland, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 213-229. doi:10.1177/1368430211420891

  • Golec de Zavala, A., Cislak, A. & Wesolowska, E. (2010). Need for Cognitive Closure, Political Conservatism and aggressiveness in inter-group conflict and under collective threat. Political Psychology, 31, 521-541. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9221.2010.00767.x

  • Golec de Zavala, A., Cichocka, A., Eidelson, R., & Jayawickreme, N.(2009). Collective Narcissism and Its Social Consequences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 1074-1096. doi: 10.1037/a0016904

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Fundação para a Sciência e a Tecnologia, Ministerio da Educação e Ciência resreach grant “(Not only) ethnic cleansing: embodiment of prejudice as physical cleansing“ PTDC/MHC-PSO/5141/2012 awarded to Agnieszka Golec de Zavala (PI) (€ 111 422). Research collaboration with Professors Sven Waldzus, Thomas Schubert, Simone Schnall and Steve Reicher, 2013 – 2016

  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) “The scent of bigotry. The embodied social cognition and processes of prejudice: Malodors, disgust and prejudice” PIEF-GA-2010-273896 to collaborate with the Centre of Psychological Research and Social Intervention (Cis-ISCTE) at Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) (€ 211 180). Research collaboration with Professors Sven Waldzus, Thomas Schubert, Beate Seibt and Elizabeth Collins.

    2010, 2012 – 2013

  • The Richard Benjamin Trust Research Grant from the awarded to Agnieszka Golec de Zavala (PI) ‘Uncertainty and collective narcissism’

  • Research grant from British Academy awarded to Agnieszka Golec de Zavala (PI) (SG090532). ‘Exploration of narcissistic beliefs about groups’, 2010


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