For Adult

Children can easily express their emotion by transferring them to paper. But is it a good diagnostic tool? What does it mean when the child drawa itself as the small figure? Should we worry when the child begins to draw everything in dark colors? What does it mean when the child omits one of the parents in the drawings?

I will try to answer to these and the other questions during my presentation. I am convinced that children’s drawings may show the emotional state of the child. However, I will try to explain what we can really learn about the child from its drawings.

Andrzej Śliwerski works as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology in The Institute of Psychology University of Lodz. He is a certified cognitive-behavioral therapist in an outpatient clinic. He also teaches courses for other therapists on the application of cognitive-behavioral therapy, which prepares them to apply for a CBT certificate. Co-organizer of the protest „Psychology is science, not witchcraft” as a representative of the Polish Skeptics Club. He criticized the use of projective tests in the forensic diagnostics.

For Adult

Supernatural and paranormal phenomena closed under natural conditions

  • What is extrasensory perception? What do you know about telepathy, clairvoyance? Do you think this is a confirmed phenomenon?
  • Does the fact that we see mean that the eyes emit something?
  • Do subliminal stimuli effectively lead to making a purchase? Why yes, why not?
  • Do you think that by using hypnosis you can go back to your previous incarnations?
  • What do you think about the claim that "During the full moon the number of admissions to psychiatric hospitals and the number of crimes committed rises"

Psychology accompanies us in our daily lives but still a huge part of our knowledge of it is false. We invite young people and adults to a lecture during which we will talk about the widespread myths about the supernatural, on the border of magic and the paranormal. We will examine how pop psychological myths become the cause of making unwise decisions in everyday life.

Dominika Surała has a MA in psychology in Development Support and Education. As project coordinator of The Small Psychology Portal, she uses her analytical skills to implement, coordinate, and evaluate the initiatives. Her love for psychology develops in the field of communication, social media and marketing. She collaborates with The Polish Skeptics Club to spread reliable psychological knowledge and develop critical thinking.

For Adult

Andrzej Golik

New genome editing techniques, combined with readily available methods of human in vitro fertilization and embryonic culture encourage some bold visions of genetic enhancement of our species in the foreseeable future. But can the recent technologies overcome the ethical and biological barriers that doomed the eugenics programs of 20th century to fail? The possibilities opened by new technologies are fascinating, yet fundamental limits determined by the laws of heredity remain in place, and visions of a superhuman future remain more fiction than science.

Pawel Golik, Professor of Genetics at the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw. Director of the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology. Previously worked in the Center for Molecular Medicine, Emory University, in Atlanta, GA (USA) and in the Centre de Génétique Moléculaire CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Currently works on the RNA processing and stability in mitochondria and the evolution of nucleo-mitochondrial interactions. Engages in popularization of science.

For Adult

Why psychology is sometimes magic, but a magic does not replace psychology?

Show of magic tricks performed by the duo "Alert & Ego" combined with a lecture on the psychology of sensory and cognitive illusions

Dear Sir or Madam,
We invite you all adult persons to the show: "Why psychology is sometimes magic, but a magic does not replace psychology?", during which we hope to enchant you with psychological phenomena that accompany us every day.
During the show we will show through the illusion, what the "NeuroMagic" is.. We will bring the most common myths about psychology, among others:
- Does psychologist can read in minds?
- Does phenomena of telekinesis exsist?
- Can we conclude about the personality basing on the zodiac sign and the height?
We hope to ooze a magical aura around the science. We want to arouse the curiosity and cognitive pursuit of scientific truth and to develop a passion for discovery.

Duo "Alert & Ego"

Dominik Kantorowicz

Dominik Kantorowicz is the founder of the portal The Small Psychology ( Fifth-year student of psychology at the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education in Warsaw. Among his interests are primarily the psychology of lies and cognitive psychology. He believes that conjurors and illusionists can explain psychological phenomena in an interesting way and debunk myths about psychology as a science and practice. He works with The Polish Skeptics Club for the popularization of science and promoting critical thinking.

Gavra Djordjević

Gavra Djordjevic studied chemistry with a specialization in high-energy explosives. Magic and psychology are his hobbies. Always willing to use every opportunity to cheer and intrigue people. As the other half of the magic duo "Alert & Ego", he specializes in the card illusions.

For Children

Theater workshops for students in grades IV-V of primary school

On the unique theater workshops, where the art really meets the science, and participants will learn about natural phenomena ... and about secrets of their psyche.
We invite children of IV and V grades of primary school to the creative adventure, joyful experimentation and journey into the world of science ... and all this together with the constant development of communication skills and creativity, which numerous games and theater fun will provide. We will derive from different traditions - mime, physical theater, drama, method of impro. We'll see how we could move the scientific debate on stage. What means of expression will we use? How our artistic story about what is rational will be perceived? Is the so-called hard science can be an interesting subject for a play?
Come and see.
Eliza Celoch Master of arts, graduate of the Faculty of Sciences of the Theatre in the Theatre Academy  A. Zelwerowicz in Warsaw, currently studying Theatre Pedagogy at the University of Warsaw (organized by the Institute of Polish Culture and Theatre Institute Z. Raszewski). She took part in the workshop "Drama and theater education" organized by the Association of Drama Practitioners Stop-frame in the Theatre Academy A. Zelwerowicz in Warsaw. She has carried out theater workshops according to author program, inspired by drama method. He is also a graduate of the National School of Music II degree (title of music instrumentalist in the field of piano).