Otwarte seminarium Centrum Badań nad Uprzedzeniami – zaproszenie


Szanowni Państwo,  / for English, scroll below***

zapraszamy na najbliższe otwarte seminarium Centrum Badań nad Uprzedzeniami. Naszym gościem będzie Karolina Koszałkowska, doktorantka w Instytucie Psychologii na Uniwersytecie Łódzkim zajmująca się agresywnymi formami humoru, uprzedzeniami oraz moralnością.

Seminarium odbędzie się 8 lutego (w środę) w godzinach 12:00-13:30, w formie online. Link do google meet zostanie przesłany w przyszłym tygodniu.

Seminarium odbędzie się w języku angielskim. Poniżej tytuł i streszczenie wystąpienia oraz bio prelegentki.


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Dear all,

we would like to invite you to the next open seminar of the Centre for Research on Prejudice. Our guest speaker will be Karolina Koszałkowska, a PhD student at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Łódź, studying disparagement humor, prejudice and morality.

The seminar will take place on February 8, at 12-13.30, in an online format.
I will distribute the link to google meet next week.

The seminar will be held in English. The title, abstract of the talk and the bio of the speaker are included below.

Pozdrawiam / Kind regards,

Saja Toruńczyk-Ruiz


Disparagement humor, prejudice, and morality

Karolina Koszałkowska (University of Lodz), Thomas E. Ford (Western Carolina University), Andrew R. Olah (Kansas State University)



There are many reasons for and consequences of using humor in social settings. Most importantly, some of us may believe that jokes that are racist, sexist, homophobic, religion-disparaging, or otherwise offensive can reinforce prejudice and stereotypes and therefore have negative social consequences. Because of that potential social threat associated with humor, a recent line of research investigates how one’s moral convictions (primarily moral foundations) can shape appreciation of disparagement humor, i.e., humor that belittles and derogates specific individuals, social groups, or ideologies. In this presentation, we provide the theoretical background for how and why people might evaluate certain humor/people using that sort of humor as immoral, as well as discuss the existing and planned studies in the area.


Karolina Koszałkowska is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Psychology, University of Lodz, Poland. She has recently finalized writing her thesis entitled “Dark Triad traits and proactive and reactive aggression within the social emotional information processing model in young adults” under the supervision of prof. Grażyna Poraj. Karolina’s research interests concern social psychology, particularly aggression, prejudice, morality, and the social psychology of humor. She is most interested in how different types of humor relate to political & gender identities and one’s sense of right and wrong.

Data publikacji: 07 lutego 2023