Prof. Bogdan Wojciszke, a top Polish social psychologist, tells us about whether Poles admire success and what factors affect how they perceive successful people

Our team of archeologists working in the Chodelka River Valley turned to the Internet to help solve the problem of funding for our ongoing research. We hoped for 5,000 zlotys, yet raised over 11,000! The experience shows that crowdfunding may offer a viable option for other Polish research projects

We talk to Dr. Zbigniew Szawarski, a professor emeritus from the University of Warsaw specializing in ethics in medicine, about dishonest portrayals of old age, problems with dying in dignity, and how we can shift our way of thinking about elderly people

We talk to Dr. Anita Abramowska-Kmon about aging in the Polish population and its social and economic impact

Pathetic and grotesque, or worthy of respect? Valued for their wisdom and experience, or of no use to anyone? Able to assist the young, or only hampering their development? How are older people portrayed in the Polish literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

Prof. Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, talks about Polish-Jewish relations, the importance of awareness, and the theater of history

As a scientist, she showed a continual drive to push forward a research agenda that she had sketched out in her youth. As a citizen, she demonstrated unyielding courage in defending the values she held dear. It has now been 40 years since the death of Maria Ossowska, the precursor of moral sociology

On 9 April 2015, the journal Nature carried an obituary of the recently deceased Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, an ordinary member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and a retired professor at the PAS Institute of Paleobiology. This is a very rare (if not unique) case in which the lifetime achievements of a Polish researcher working in Poland have earned such prestigious international recognition. The article furthermore describes the Institute to which Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska proudly contributed in very admirable terms, as "the pre-eminent Institute of Paleobiology in Warsaw, part of the Polish Academy of Sciences."

We talk to Prof. Jacek Hołowka from the Department of Analytical Philosophy about the pros and cons of utilitarianism, John Stewart Mill’s take on politics, and forecasts for Poland’s future

The historian should try to understand the past and interpret it in such a way that people will want to read about it. I would not propose any other mission. And certainly the historian should never have a political axe to grind – says Dr. Marcin Zaremba

In recent years, one in every eight Poles has been involved in a road traffic accident. In the aftermath, many are affected by symptoms described by psychologists and psychiatrists as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychologists study the mental wellbeing of people who have been involved in such accidents, and also provide therapies helping them resume their normal activities

Efforts to stimulate creativity have been found to successfully aid individuals undergoing resocialization, and various forms of art therapy are now being increasingly practiced – even in seemingly unlikely places. One such case is the ”prison theatre” movement

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