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dr hab. Lucas Mazur

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Zakład Profilaktyki Społecznej i Resocjalizacji



  • Ph.D. Nostryfikacja Doktoratu, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 
    • Department of Psychology
  • Ph.D. Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 
    • Social Psychology
  • M.A. New School for Social Research, New York City, New York, USA
    • Cognitive, Social & Developmental Psychology
  • M.A. Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    • Sociology
  • B.A. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Wybrane publikacje


Mazur, L. B. & Plontke, S. (2023). The centrality of practice in ideographic communication, and the perennial puzzle of positivistic thinking. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46, e247. doi:10.1017/S0140525X23000687

Mazur, L. B. (2023). The individual victim. Hypogeneralization within a new social type. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. doi: 10.1007/s12124-023-09801-z

Mazur, L. B. (2023). The victim. Observations on a new social type. Human Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10746-023-09671-9

Mazur, L. B. & Plontke, S. (2022). Meaningfulness beyond meaning-making. Cultural psychological aspects of the donor portrait. Culture & Psychology, 28(1), 133-151. doi: 10.1177/1354067X211057748

Mazur, L. B. (2022). Breaking the link between ingroup projection and outgroup derogation: Encouraging civility in disagreements about social responsibility. Peace & Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 28(2), 214-225. doi: 10.1037/pac0000594

Mazur, L. B., Richter, L., Manz, P., & Bartels, H. (2022). The importance of cultural psychological perspectives in pain research: Towards the palliation of Cartesian anxiety. Theory & Psychology, 32(2), 183-201. doi: 10.1177/09593543211059124

Mazur, L. B. (2021). Where the violence happened matters. Geopolitical framing and assessments of collective responsibility for historical violence. Political Geography, 85, 102312. doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2020.102312

Mazur, L. B. (2021). The epistemological imperialism of science. Reinvigorating early critiques of scientism. Frontiers in Psychology. Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 11, Article 609823. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.609823

Mazur, L. B. & Sztuka, M. (2021). Hidden harmony. Converging interests in the development of prison reform. Theoretical Criminology, 25(1), 149-168. doi: 10.1177/1362480619875732

Mazur, L. B. & Sticksel, I. (2021). An empirical study of psychology and logic. Abduction and belief as normalizing habits of positive expectation. New Ideas in Psychology, 63, 100874. doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2021.100874

Mazur, L. B., Alterkawi, M., Kontny, J., Müller, M., & Papas, M. (2021). Female and male body image ideals among Arab immigrants and Germans in Germany. Biodemography and Social Biology, 66(3-4), 261-271. doi: 10.1080/19485565.2021.1983759

Kostkiewicz, J. & Mazur, L. B. (2021). Nazism and religion. Polish Catholic concerns regarding the rise of National Socialism in Germany. European History Quarterly, 51(2), 214-238. doi: 10.1177/02656914211004808

Mazur, L. B. (2020). In dialogue with nature. The centrifugal and centripetal voices of historic trees. Culture & Psychology, 26(4), 879-893. doi: 10.1177/1354067X20936914

Mazur, L. B. (2020). Progress in psychological science. The importance of informed ignorance and curiosity-driven questions. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 54, 613-624. doi: 10.1007/s12124-020-09538-z

Mazur, L. B. & Gormsen, E. (2020). Disgust sensitivity and support for organ donation. Time to take disgust seriously. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35(8), 2347-51. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05734-0.

Mazur, L. B. (2019). The semiotic multistability of time. Literature as a window onto a classic challenge in psychology. Theory & Psychology, 29(3), 358-376.

Mazur, L. B. (2018). Meaningful links between physical stimuli and illness: Semiotic mediation in experiences of “catching the wolf” and “avoiding drafts”. Culture & Psychology, 24(2), 174-189.

Mazur, L. B. (2017). Essentialist thinking underlying definitions of genocide. Genocide Studies International, 11(1), 132-149.\Mazur, L.B. (2016). Where were the concentration camps? The porous border between geography and responsibility. Psychology & Society, 8(2), 27-48.

Mazur, L.B., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2016). The prototypicality of genocide. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 16(1), 290-320.

Mazur, L.B. & Watzlawik, M. (2016). Debates about the scientific status of psychology: Looking at the bright side. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 50, 555-567.

Mazur, L.B. (2015). Prejudice reduction and collective action: A conflict or confluence of interests? Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3(2), 291-308.

Mazur, L.B. (2015). Defining power in social psychology. Orbis Idearum, 2(1), 101-114.

Rozdziały w pracach zbiorowych

Mazur, L. B. (2022). Experimentation within the social identity approach. History, highlights, and hurdles. In M. Bamberg, C. Demuth, & M. Watzlawik (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Identity (pp. 435-459). Cambridge University Press.
Mazur, L. B. (2021). The Vorbild in donor portraits and cultural psychology. In, B. Wagoner, B. A. Chrisensen, & C. Demuth (Eds.), Culture as process: A tribute to Jaan Valsiner (pp. 251-259). Springer.
Mazur, L. B. (2018). Searching for the sense of suffering. Looking through the lens of enchanted and disenchanted worldviews. In S. G. Brown & L. Teo (eds.), The method of imagination (117-130). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Mazur, L. B. (2018). Historical insights on the nature of social psychology: Gustaw Ichheiser's pre-war Polish texts. In A. C. Joerchel & G. Benetka (eds.) Memories of Gustav. Life and works of an exiled social scientist (pp. 103-134). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Mazur, L. B. & Neset, S. (2018). Democratic revolutions? Interdisciplinary insights on social stability and social change in psychology and political science. In B. Wagoner, F. Moghaddam, & J. Valsiner (Eds.). The road to actualized democracy: A psychological exploration (pp. 85-110). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Mazur, L.B. (2017). Gaps in human knowledge. Highlighting the whole beyond our conceptual reach. In B. Wagoner, I. Bresco, & S.H. Awad (Eds.), The Psychology of Imagination: Social and Cultural Perspectives (pp. 239-252). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Mazur, L.B. (2017). Where collective and individual identities intertwine are we to tighten or loosen the knot? A challenge for teaching Polish history related to World War Two, in E. Bujwid-Kurek & W. Kasprowski (eds.) III Rzeczpospolita 1990-2016 – ocena funkcjonowania. Krakow, Poland: Libron – Filip Lohner.
Mazur, L.B. (2016). Sincerity in academia. In M. Watzlawik, A. Kriebel, & J. Valsiner, (Eds.) Particulars and Universals in Clinical and Developmental Psychology (pp. 278-280). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Mazur, L.B., Nair, R., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2015). Dynamics of group and intergroup relations, In A. Dost-Gözkan & D. Sönmez Keith (Eds.), Norms, Groups, Conflict and Social Change. Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif’s psychology (pp. 159-186). Piscataway, NJ: Transaction.