Dr Ljiljana Mihić

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

Dr Zorana Đinđića 2

21000 Novi Sad

tel/fax: +381 21 458 948





PhD in Clinical Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Thesis supervisor: Victoria Esses

Thesis title: Personality Vulnerability to Depression and Stress Processes: A Diary Study


MA in Personality Psychology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Thesis supervisor: Robert Gardner

Thesis title: Dual Cultural Affiliation and Personality


BA in psychology, The University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia

Thesis supervisor: Ignjat Ignjatović

Thesis title: Psychometric Characteristics and Factor Structure of a Superiority Complex Scale




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

2008 – 2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Serbia

2004 2007

Research Associate, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Social Policy and Prevention Research Department, London, Ontario, Canada

1998 2003

Research Assistant, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

1996 1997

Research Assistant, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Biochemical Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1997 2004

Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Specializations, scholarships, awards and academic visits

2012, 2011,

2009, 2008  

Academic Fellowship Project, Returning Scholars


Recognition of significant contribution of knowledge, time and energy to the CCSMH guideline project


Resident of the Month


CIHR Summer Studentship

2000 – 2004

Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship (SSHRC)

2000 – 2004

Graduate Tuition Scholarship

2000 – 2001

Special University Scholarship

1999 – 2000

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS, declined)

1999 – 2000

President’s Scholarship for Graduate Study (declined)

1998 – 1999

Special University Scholarship

1997 – 1998

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

1997 – 1998

Entrance Scholarship


Graduated with Distinction



Cognitive vulnerability to depression and anxiety


Effectiveness of psychotherapy interventions


Prevention research


The diathesis-stress models of mental illness




PhD studies:

Contemporary approaches to clinical psychology

Research Methods in Psychology: Selected topics

Graduate studies:

Current Theories of Psychopathology

Undergraduate studies:

Clinical psychology

Adult psychopathology 1

Adult psychopathology 2

Health Psychology


Mihić, Lj., Novović, Z., Lazić, M., Dozois, D.J.A., & Belopavlović, R. (in press). The dimensions of ruminative thinking: One for all or all for one. Assessment.

Hong, R., Riskind, J., Cheung, M., Calvete, E., Gonzalez-Diez, Z., Atalay, A. A., Cursic, D., Jokić-Begić, Gonzales, A. del P., Mihić, Lj……….Kleiman, E. (2017). The Looming Maladaptive Style Questionnaire: Measurement invariance and relations to anxiety and depression across 10 countries: Manuscript under review.

Mihić Lj., Čolović P., Ignjatović I., Smederevac S., & Novović, Z. (2015) Anxiety between personality and cognition: The gray zone. Personality and Individual Differences, 78,19-23.

Mihić, Lj., Novović, Z., Čolović, P., & Smederevac, S. (2014). Serbian adaptation of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS): Its facets and second-order structure. Psihologija, 47, 393-414.

Novović, Z., Mihić, Lj., Tovilović, S., & Biro, M. (2014). Measuring vulnerability to depression: The Serbian Scrambled Sentences Test. Psihologija, 47, 33-48.

Krstić T., Mihić Lj., & Mihić I. (2015). Stress and resolution in mothers of children with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 47, 135-143.

Krstić, T., Mihić, Lj., & Oros, M. (u štampi). Coping strategies and resolution in mothers of children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Loss and Trauma.

Krstić, T., Batić, S., Mihić, Lj., & Milankov, V., (2016). Mothers’ reactions to the diagnosis of cerebral palsy: Associations with their educational level. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 63, 467-483.

Dukić, O., Mihić, Lj., Okanović, P., Srdanović Maraš, J. i Krstić, T. (2014). Redukovanje preoperativne anksioznosti kod dece: Uloga roditeljskog ponašanja. Primenjena psihologija, 7, 87-112.

Mihić, Lj., Sokić, J., Samac, N. i Ignjatović, I. (2014). Srpska adaptacija i validacija upitnika netolerancije na neizvesnost. Primenjena psihologija, 7, dodatak, 347-370.

Mihić, L. (2008). Personality vulnerability to depression: A daily diary approach to the stress-diathesis model. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

Novovic, Z., Mihic, L., i Tovilovic, S. (2009). Procena depresivne ličnosti. U M. Biro, Z. Novović i S. Smederevac (ur.), Procena psiholoških i psihopatoloških fenomena (29-42). Beograd: Centar za primenjenu psihologiju.

Tintarović, O., Novović, Z. i Mihić, Lj. (2012). Samoopisna i procesna mera kognitivne za depresiju-veza sa disforičnim simptomima kod nekliničkog uzorka. Primenjena psihologija, 2, 149-147.

Novović, Z., Mihić, Lj., Tovilović, S., Jovanović, V., & Biro, M. (2011). Psihometrijske karakteristike Bekove skale depresivnosti na uzorku studenata u Srbiji. Psihologija, 44(3), 225-243.

DOI: 10.2298/PSI1103225N      PDF

Mihić, Lj. (2011). Strukturalno modelovanje razlika aritmetičkih sredina: Polne razlike na latentnim dimenzijama pozitivnog i negativnog afektiviteta. Primenjena psihologija, 4, 377-392.

Mihic, L., Wells, S., Graham, K., Tremblay, P.F, & Demers, A.  (2009). Situational andperson-level motives for drinking and alcohol-related aggression: A multilevel analysis of drinking events in a sample of Canadian university students. Addictive Behavior, 34,264-269.          

DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2008.10.022

Mihic, Lj., Krstic, K. i Ignjatovic, I. (2009). Autobiographical memory and Erikson’s stage of psycho-social development. Primenjena psihologija, 4, 344-354.

Tovilovic, S., Novovic, Z., Mihic, L., & Jovanovic, V. (2009). The role of trait anxiety in induction of  state anxiety. Psihologija, 42, 491-504.

DOI: 10.2298/PSI0904491T    PDF

Novovic, Z., Mihic, L., Tovilovic, S. & Jovanovic,V. (2008). Relations among positive and negative affect, dysphoria, and anxiety. Psihologija, 41, 413-433.

DOI: 10.2298/PSI0804413N    PDF

Wells, S., Mihic, L., Tremblay, P., Graham, K., & Demers, A.   (2008). Where, with whom, and how much alcohol is consumed on drinking occasions involving aggression? A multilevel analysis of multiple drinking occasion data in a Canadian national survey of university students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 32, 522-533.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2007.00596.x

Esses, V., Veenvliet, S., Hodson, G., & Mihic, L. (2008). Justice, Fairness, and the Dehumanization of Refuges. Social Justice Research, 21, 4-25.       

Tremblay, P.F., Mihic, L., Graham, K., & Jelley, J. (2007). The role of motivation to respond to provocation, the social environment, and trait aggression in alcohol-related aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 389-411.

DOI: 10.1002/ab.20193