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CONTACT DETAILS

Bojana Dinić, PhD

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

Dr Zorana Đinđića 2

21000 Novi Sad

tel/fax: +381 21 458 948

e-mail: bojana.dinic@ff.uns.ac.rs

Full CV

EDUCATION

Diploma

2014

PhD in Experimental personality psychology, Psychology Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Thesis supervisor: Snežana Smederevac

Thesis title: Effects of dispositional and situational factors on aggressive behavior

2008

MSc in Personality psychology and Psychometric, Psychology Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Thesis supervisor: Goran Knežević

Thesis title: Relations between sexual behavior and personality traits

2007

BA in Personality psychology and Psychometric, Psychology Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Thesis supervisor: Snežana Smederevac

Thesis title: Relations between mate selection criteria, attachment dimensions and alternative Five-Factor Model

CAREER

Academic

Teaching

2020 – present

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy
University of Novi Sad

2015 – 2020

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy

University of Novi Sad

2009 – 2015

Teaching Assistant

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy

University of Novi Sad

2008 – 2009

Teaching Assistant

Higher School of Professional Bussiness Studies

Projects

2019 – 2023

Member of MCDepartment of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
European Commission, COST Action grant CA18115
Transnational collaboration on bullying, migration and integration at school level

2020 – 2021

Project LeaderDepartment of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education and Scientific Research grant
Socio-psychological factors of risky use of social networks among adolescents in Vojvodina

2019 – 2021

Research AssistantDepartment of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi SadMinistry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia research grant

Hereditary, environmental, and psychological factors of mental health (179006)

2019 – 2021

Research AssistantDepartment of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad European Commission, Erasmus+ Joint Projects (KA2) Enhancing and Validating servIce related competencies in Versatile
learning environments in Western Balkan Universities
(e-VIVA)(598307-EPP-1-2018-1- AL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP)

2011 – 2014

Research Assistant

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development of the AP of Vojvodina grant

Violence in contemporary society: Dispositional and contextual predictors

2013 – 2014

Research Assistant

University of Novi Sad

Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development of the AP of Vojvodina grant

Researches of employability of students from University od Novi Sad – trends, opportunities, barriers and needs

2014

Research Assistant

Vojvodinian Sociological Association

City of Novi Sad, City Councilor for Sport and Youth

Peer violence among high school pupils  in the city of Novi Sad – follow up study

2013

Research Assistant

Vojvodinian Sociological Association

City of Novi Sad, City Councilor for Sport and Youth

Peer violence among high school pupils

Specializations, scholarships, awards and academic visits

2019

Young Career Researcher Award – International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)

2016

The Best Poster Presentation at the 64. Congress of Serbian Psychologists, Zlatibor, Serbia

2013

The Best Young Researcher Award at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

2011 – 2017

Editor Assistant of the journal Applied Psychology [Primenjena psihologija]

Talks
2019

The exploration of socially toxic traits and behaviors

Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences – ISSID 2019, Florence, Italy

Popularization of science
2020

The European Researchers’ Night – “Weird” behaviors during pandemic

 2016 TEDx Novi Sad 2016:  Is revenge really sweet?

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

   Dark traits (Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, etc.)

 

Aggression, violence, antisocial punishment

 

Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Measurement Invariance

  Experimental personality psychology

TEACHING

 

Courses

PhD studies:

Research Methods in Psychology: Selected topics
Current trends in psychometrics

Graduate studies:

Evaluation of psychological tests

Psychology of violence

Undergraduate studies:

Psychometric 1

Psychometric 2

Principles of psychological testing

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Dinić, B. M., Wertag, A., Sokolovska, V., & Tomašević, A. (2021). The good, the bad, and the ugly: Revisiting the Dark Core. Current Psychology. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-01829-x
 Dinić, B. M., Sokolovska, V., & Tomašević, A. (2021). The narcissism network and centrality of narcissism features. Current Psychology. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-01250-w
 Dinić, B. M., & Jevremov, T. (2021). Trends in research related to the Dark Triad: A bibliometric analysis. Current Psychology, 40, 3206–3215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00250-9*This paper was selected for the top result of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad in 2020
 Dinić, B. M., Bulut Allred, T. Petrović, B., & Wertag, A. (2020). A test of three sadism measures. Short Sadistic Impulse Scale, Varieties of Sadistic Tendencies, and Assessment of Sadistic Personality. Journal of Individual Differences, 41, 219–227. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000319
 Dinić, B. M., & Raine, A. (2020). An Item Response Theory Analysis and Further Validation of the Reactive–Proactive Aggression Questionnaire (RPQ): The Serbian Adaptation of the RPQ. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102(4), 469–479. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2019.1573430
Dinić, B. M., & Smederevac, S. (2019). Effects of HEXACO traits and experimental provocation on aggression. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 227(3), 225–229. https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000381
Dinić, B. (2019). Principi psihološkog testiranja [Principles of psychological testing]. Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia: Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.