Soziale Neurowissenschaft und Sozialpsychologie

Team Prof. Dr. Sabine Sczesny (Extraordinaria)

Dr. Agnieszka Pietraszkiewicz

+41 31 684 57 82
A 342
Universität Bern
Institut für Psychologie
Soziale Neurowissenschaft und Sozialpsychologie
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern
nach Vereinbarung
  • Gender stereotypes
  • Social cognition
  • Leadership
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Emotions (schadenfreude, resentment, joy, and sorrow)
  • Agency and communion

Education and Degrees

Ph. D. Psychology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland

Academic Positions

2015 - present
Post Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Social Neuroscience and Social Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
2014 - 2015
Post Doc Researcher at the Department of Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience, Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland (Swiss Government Excellence Post-Doc Scholarship)
2013 - 2014
Post Doc Researcher, Sciex NMS-CH Fellow for “The roles of legitimacy and authority figure's gender in social perception” from the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS), University of Bern

Journal Article

Formanowicz, Magdalena; Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Roessel, Janin; Suitner, Caterina; Witkowska, Marta; Maass, Anne (2021). “Make it Happen!” Verbs as Markers of Agency Increase Message Effectiveness. Social psychology, 52(2), pp. 75-89. Hogrefe 10.1027/1864-9335/a000435

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Formanowicz, Magdalena; Gustafsson Sendén, Marie; Boyd, Ryan L.; Sikström, Sverker; Sczesny, Sabine (2019). The Big Two Dictionaries: Capturing Agency and Communion in Natural Language. European journal of social psychology, 49(5), pp. 871-887. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/ejsp.2561

Rovira-Asenjo, Nuria; Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Sczesny, Sabine; Gumi, Tània; Guimerà, Robert; Sales-Pardo, Marta (2017). Leader evaluation and team cohesiveness in the process of team development: A matter of gender? PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0186045. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0186045

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Kaufmann, Michèle C.; Formanowicz, Magdalena M. (2017). Masculinity Ideology and Subjective Well-Being in a Sample of Polish Men and Women. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 48(1), pp. 79-86. De Gruyter 10.1515/ppb-2017-0010

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Soppe, Birthe; Formanowicz, Magdalena Maria (2017). Go Pro Bono: Prosocial Language as a Success Factor in Crowdfunding. Social Psychology, 48(5), pp. 265-278. Hogrefe & Huber 10.1027/1864-9335/a000319

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Chambliss, Catherine (2015). The link between depression and schadenfreude: further evidence. Psychological Reports, 117(1), pp. 181-187. Ammons Scientific 10.2466/02.PR0.117c11z3

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Wojciszke, Bogdan (2014). Striving for consistency shapes emotional responses to other’s outcomes. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45(3), pp. 296-305. De Gruyter 10.2478/ppb-2014-0036

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Wojciszke, Bogdan (2014). Joy, Schadenfreude, Sorrow, and Resentment as Responses Restoring Balance in Cognitive Units. Social Psychology, 45(4), pp. 274-285. Hogrefe & Huber 10.1027/1864-9335/a000174

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka (2013). Schadenfreude and just world belief. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65(3), pp. 188-194. Wiley 10.1111/ajpy.12020

Book Section

Chambliss, Catherine; Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka (2016). Something New: Integrating the Etiological Role of Schadenfreude and Freudenfreude. In: Chambliss, Catherine; Hartl, Amy C. (eds.) Empathy Rules: Depression, Schadenfreude, and Freudenfreude - Research on Depression Risk Factors and Treatment. Psychology Research Progress (pp. 137-154). Hauppage, NY: Nova Science Publishers

Conference or Workshop Item

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (19 February 2022). Agentic vs. Communal Self-Presentation: Women’s and Men’s Spoken and Written Language Use Depends on the Framing of the Leadership Position (Unpublished). In: SPSP 2022 Annual Convention (Society for Personality and Social Psychology). San Francisco, CA. 16.02.-19.02.2022.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (17 February 2022). “I’m an Agentic Leader”: How Women Adjust Their Natural Language When Interviewing for a Masculine Construed Leadership Position (Unpublished). In: SPSP 2022 Annual Convention, Gender Preconference (Society for Personality and Social Psychology). virtual. 17.02.2022.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (11 February 2021). Women’s and Men’s Self-Presentation in Job Interviews for Leadership Positions: Expressions of Agency and Communion in Natural Language Use (Unpublished). In: SPSP2021 - Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. virtual. 09.02.-13.02.2021.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Formanowicz, Magdalena; Müller, Petra; Sczesny, Sabine (14 January 2020). Agency and communion wording in female- and male-dominated job advertisements (Unpublished). In: Small Meeting on The dark side of being a woman: gender based violence and discrimination. Padova, Italy. 14.01.2020.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Formanowicz, Magdalena; Sverker, Sikström (21 June 2019). The link between personality traits and linguistic markers of agency and communion (Unpublished). In: EASP Meeting: Language Challenges in the 21st Century. Warsaw, Poland. 20.06.-22.06.2019.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Formanowicz, Magdalena M.; Müller, Petra; Sczesny, Sabine (1 June 2019). Agency and communion in job advertisements: A replication study (Unpublished). In: 19th EAWOP Congress (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology) - "Working for the greater good: Inspiring people, designing jobs and leading organizations for a more inclusive society". Turin, Italy. 29.05.-01.06.2019.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Rovira-Asenjo, Nuria; Sczesny, Sabine; Gumí, Tània; Guimerà, Roger; Sales-Pardo, Marta (25 June 2017). Leader Evaluation and Team Cohesiveness in the Process of Team Development – A Matter of Gender? (Unpublished). In: EASP Meeting: Gender Roles in the Future? Theoretical Foundations and Future Research Directions. Berlin, Germany. 24.06.-26.06.2017.

Soppe, Birthe; Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Pershina, Raissa; Formanowicz, Magdalena (15 June 2017). Mobilizing backers? Sustainability framing and success in crowdfunding (Unpublished). In: 9th Annual ARCS Research Conference (Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability ). Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 14.06.-16.06.2017.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Rovira-Asenjo, Nuria; Sczesny, Sabine (30 January 2016). Evaluation of Leaders – Does Gender Really Matter? (Unpublished). In: 17th Annual Convention, Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego. 28.-30.01.2016.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Rovira Asenjo, Núria; Sczesny, Sabine (21 May 2015). Evaluation of leaders – does gender still matter? (Unpublished). In: 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) - Respectful and Effective Leadership. Oslo, Norway. 20.05.-23.05.2015.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka (8 July 2014). An examination of the link between just world belief and schadenfreude (Unpublished). In: General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 09.07.-12.07.2014.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka (18 January 2013). Restoring balance within cognitive unit or deservingness evaluation? The role of attitudes and deservingness in shaping emotional reactions to others’ outcomes (Unpublished). In: 14th Annual Meeting o thef Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, USA. 17.01.-19.01.2013.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka (29 September 2012). Schadenfreude and resentment - the role of the attitude towards the others (Unpublished). In: 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Perth, Australia. 27.09.-30.09.2012.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Wojciszke, Bogdan (25 September 2010). Schadenfreude and envy: The role of interpersonal attitudes (Unpublished). In: 3rd Biennial Symposium on Personality and Social Psychology. Warsaw, Poland. 22.-25.09.2010.