March 5th, 15:00-15:30


Prof. Gijsbert Stoet

Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK.

Gijsbert Stoet studied psychology at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and completed his doctoral research at the University of Munich (Germany) in 1998. Since then, he has worked in different areas of neuroscience, psychology, and educational research in the United States, Scotland, and England. He now works as Professor of Psychology at the University of Essex.

In the last decade, he has published a number of influential research articles on sex differences in educational motivation and achievement. His work on sex differences in motivation and achievement as well as the “gender equality paradox” have been widely covered and discussed in the international media, such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and Die Zeit.

Apart from his work on sex differences in achievement, he his well know for his work on executive function and the creation of the widely used online data collection platform PsyToolkit (https://www.psytoolkit.org).

Professor Stoet enjoys walking and biking in the countryside as well as electronics and computer programming. He encourages his daughter to do the same.


International Institute of Molecular and
Cell Biology in Warsaw

4 Ks. Trojdena Street
02 - 109 Warsaw, Poland

tel. (+48 22) 597 07 00
fax (+48 22) 597 07 15


The symposium is funded by the "Excellent science" programme of the Ministry of Education and Science (formerly Ministry of Science and Higher Education).