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Lecture and workshops by Prof. Bertram Gawronski from the University of Texas at Austin

31.05.2021 - 15:23 update 09.07.2021 - 08:42
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University of Silesia in Katowice will host Prof. Bertram Gawronski from the University of Texas at Austin (USA) who will deliver a lecture and conduct workshops and online consultations regarding psychology and statistics.

About the lecturer

Prof. Bertram Gawronski works at the University of Texas at Austin, which ranks among the top 40 universities in the world. He is one of the most renowned psychologists in the world and has authored more than 150 books and articles. He received numerous awards for his works, and his articles are among the top 1 percent of most cited works in psychology. Detailed information is available at: www.bertramgawronski.com.

In his research, Prof. Bertram Gawronski studies, among other things, how people make moral decisions. He is the co-author of the so-called CNI model, which allows quantifying people’s sensitivity to moral norms and consequences, and whether they tend not to make moral decisions. As a result of the development of the new tool in 2020 and the use of the latest statistical analyses, we can revisit some of the well-known results in psychology and see whether the previous psychological findings can be confirmed or whether we need to refute them.

As it turns out psychopaths, for example, function differently within the scope of moral actions than was previously thought. How? You can find out during the lecture. You won’t find this information in any book.

Lecture and workshops

An open lecture and online workshops will be held as part of the “Moral decision making” project. The project is implemented in cooperation with Mariola Paruzel-Czachura, PhD from the Institute of Psychology of the University of Silesia, who in her research focuses on people’s perception of their own morality (www.mojamoralnosc.pl/en/).

» Lecture entitled “Moral decision making”

We encourage all those who are interested to participate in the online lecture on 8 July 2021 (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held on the Zoom platform and will be translated into Polish if necessary. Link to the lecture: https://zoom.us/.


» Workshops entitled “Multinomial Processing Tree (MPT) Modeling of Moral Judgment Data”

We also encourage you to participate in workshops taking place 13 June 2021 (Tuesday) from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the meeting, participants will get acquainted with statistical methods used in CNI model research (polynomial modelling using moral decision-making as an example).

Workshops will be translated if necessary. Participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Information on how to prepare for the workshops will be sent to all who register. Registration link: https://forms.gle/5ZeMW3zAVnAW8MC76.

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The “Podejmowanie decyzji moralnych (Moral decision making)” project has been co-funded by Metropolis GZM within the framework of Metropolitan Science and Assistance Support Fund for 2019–2022. The funding amount was PLN 70,587.

Grafika ze zdjęciem prof. Bertrama Gawronskiego z University of Texas w Austin
An image with a photo of Prof. Bertram Gawronski from the University of Texas at Austin

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