Selka Sadiković won the Award for the Best Young Researcher in the field of social sciences, and she was guest on the TV show Razglednica (RTV)
At ABRCMS 202 students conference, Maria-Lucia Delgado and Toni-Ann Bravo presented the results of the new research concerning to changes on COMT gene at monozygotic twins https://www.abrcms.org. Epigenetics is a new scientific field which reveals genetic changes caused by environmental factors, such as living environment, lifestyle, habits etc. Poster can be downloaded here.
Selka Sadiković won the Award for the Best Young Researcher in the field of social sciences for 2020. The award is given by the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.
Members of the Center for Behavioral Genetics participated in the third Open Science Days in Serbia, which was organized online.
Selka Sadiković held the presentation entitled “Citizen Science Potentials – An example of a daily monitoring project for emotional reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Prof. dr. Dejan Pajić held the presentation entitled “Open science: practice and perspectives – the first comprehensive handbook on open science in Serbia”. The open science handbook can be downloaded here.
Ilija Milovanović held the presentation entitled “Data management plan: How to “open” your data?”.
For the detailed conference program and presentations, click on the following link: http://open.ac.rs/don2020
Ivona Jerković, a member of the Center for Behavioral Genetics, defended the master’s thesis under the title “Genetic and environmental factors of emotional regulation and perception of the family environment”.
Results indicate an interesting difference between fathers and mothers. Fathers form a family atmosphere which is common to all family members, while mothers on the other hand, create conditions for the development of individual and specific characteristics. Full thesis is available on this link.
On Tuesday, October 20th, Selka Sadiković, a member of the Center for Behavioral Genetics, defended the draft of her PhD thesis at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. The title of the future PhD thesis will be “Behavioral genetic foundations of the Five-factor model of personality”.
Selka Sadiković gave an interview for Oradio She spoke about research conducted by the Center for Behavioral Genetics during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Executive functions refer to a set of abilities that are at the highest level in the cognitive hierarchy. They represent some kind of a controller that manages the performance of other cognitive functions, which is why the role of executive functions is often compared to the role of a conductor in an orchestra. Examples of these functions are behavioral control, cognitive flexibility, decision making, judgement, problem solving etc. Results of this study show that executive functions are inherited to varying degrees, which leads to the conclusion that they do represent a series of specific abilities, with specific genetic foundations. Hence, they cannot be equated with intelligence since executive functions and intelligence are distinguished by the influence of the specific genetic factors.
Results of this study are another in a series of proofs that the genetic basis of personality traits is independent of culture. Differences in lifestyle and daily routine between people in Germany, Croatia and Serbia have a very limited impact on the way personality traits are interrelated. However, the way in which genes and enviromental factors are shaping the behavior and personality traits is independent of culture. Hence, any evidence that suggests personality traits are universal, represents a step towards accepting individual differences.
In this paper it was shown that aggression caused by situational provocation can be fully explained by enviromental factors while genetic factors don’t contribute to the explanation of such induced aggression.
In the show “Good or better”, Milica Veljković talked about May – the month of mental health and among other things, about the research conducted by the Center for Behavioral Genetics during the state of emergency. You can find the video on the following link
Prof. dr. Snežana Smederevac will be representing Serbia on the online forum “Imagining the world to come” which deals the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Forum is organized by UNESCO. For further information, check the following web adress: https://en.unesco.org/forum
Prof. dr. Bojana Dinić and Selka Sadiković gave an interview to the internet radio RadioAparat. They talked about the COVID-19 pandemic and the current research on this topic. The whole show is available on the following link
Prof. dr. Snežana Smederevac was a guest on TV Prva. On that occasion she presented the results of the new research concerning psychological reactions to the isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The interview with prof. Snežana Smederevas was published in the Voice od America. The main topic of the interview was the ongoing research on psychological reactions to the isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and the main results obtained so far.
Full results of this study are available on this page
In the name of the Center for Behavioral Genetics, we would like to invite you to take part in our study concerning psychological reactions to the isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The participation includes responding to a few questions each day, regarding your feelings and reactions to a health threat and isolation. Responding to these questions takes 2-3 minutes. If you are willing to take your time and contribute to the efforts of researchers focused on discovering the best ways to maintain mental health in these conditions, please sign up on this link. http://cbg.ff.uns.ac.rs/covid19/
You can follow the results obtained so far on this link
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Is the aggression heritable, how can we recognize the aggression in children, how boys and girls differ in aggression and what can we do to prevent the aggression to occur are just some of the questions prof. dr. Bojana Dinić had a chance to answer to in the interview she gave to the Radio Television of Vojvodina.
The text about the twin study under the title "What’s in the genes and what we got stuck with” was published on the Psihoverzum website.
A special issue of the Twin Research and Human Genetics magazine came out today, and it features our Twin Register along with other big registers in the world. You can see a resume of the article here, or find the full article on this link. If you’re a twin or a parent of twins, and you want to contribute to worldwide research, sign up for our register using the following link.
Prof. dr Snežana Smederevac participated in the “Social and humanistic sciences in Serbia” conference, held by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Institute of Social Sciences. Prof. dr Snežana Smederevac held a lecture on “Conditions for the development of social and humanistic sciences”. You can download the conference program here.
Doc. dr Bojana Dinić was a guest on Radio-Television Vojvodina regarding European Science Day.
Doc. dr Bojana Dinić received a prestigious international Young Career Researcher Award, awarded by the International Society for Study of Individual Differences. Prof. dr Snežana Smederevac, prof. dr Jasmina Kodžopeljić and doc. dr Bojana Dinić were guests on Radio-Television Vojvodina regarding this occasion.
Dr. Tijana Vujanić Stankov defended her doctoral dissertation in the field of cognitive neurology and neuroradiology at the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad. The dissertation is titled “Neuropsychological correlates of microstructural changes in the brain detected by the magnetic resonance method in patients suffering from a mild cognitive disorder and Alzheimer’s disease”.
Dr. Tijana Vujanić Stankov received an award for the best poster on the topic of “Evaluation of depression in mild cognitive disorders and Alzheimer’s disease” at The Contemporary Trends in Psychology conference held in Novi Sad.
Doc. dr Bojana Dinić held a lecture at the Petnica Science Center on the topic of “Natural born killers: facts or fiction? The effect of the interaction between genes and the environment on aggressive behavior”. Bojana presented the results on the effects of genetic and environmental factors on different measures of aggressive behavior (gathered using self-evaluation techniques and experimental induction of aggression).
International conference Applied Psychology Days was held in Niš, where prof. dr Snežana Smederevac held a plenary lecture on the topic “Open science as a framework for psychological research".
Simpozijum na ovom skupu na temu situacija, životnih događaja i osobina ličnosti, voditelj: Petar Čolović
Oljača M. & Čolović, P. (2019). Opisi situacija: otvorena pitanja, doslovno
Đurđrević, D. F., Branovački B., & Čolović, P. (2019). Leksički opisi situacija u prirodnom jeziku: istraživanje na srpskom jeziku
Oljača, M., Katić, N., Branovački, B., & Sadiković, S., (2019). Konstrukcija upitnika za sveobuhvatnu procenu životnih događaja (SPŽD)
Oljača, M., & Milošević, M. (2019). Psihometrijska evaluacija srpske adaptacije upitnika za procenu životne istorije (K-SF-42)
Doc. dr Bojana Dinić received the Young Career Researcher Award by the International Society for Study of Individual Differences - ISSID. The award was given at the ISSID conference in Florence, Italy. Bojana held a plenary lecture on "The exploration of socially toxic traits and behaviors". This is the first time anyone from the region and Balkan won this award.
A public lecture was held where scientific works published in the special issue of the “Primenjena Psihologija” journal were presented. The issue was dedicated to behavioral genetics and published on the 15th of January, 2019.
You can read the presented papers here.
The fourth statistics course has successfully ended and we’ll use this opportunity to thank all participants who contributed to a dynamic and productive atmosphere.
A special issue of the “Primenjena Psihologija” journal, dedicated to behavioral genetics, came out. You can read the published works here.
Doc. dr Bojana Dinić held a science tribune within the Laboratory of Experiemntal Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy of University in Banja Luka, called „Don’t get mad, get even! Effects of dispositional and situational factors on agressive behavior“. Preliminar results about heretibilty of agressive behavior were presented, among other things. For more information about the presentation, click here.
Prof. dr Snežana Smederevac held a presentation called „Genes and Environment“ at the TEDx Novi Sad conferrence.
Selka Sadiković, Ilija Milovanović and Petar Čolović visited the University of Bielefeld, that is, the research team of the TwinLife project, where prof. dr Rainer Riemann is one of the leaders.
8.28. – 9.6.2018.
Summer school of statistics was held at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.
8.28. – 9.6.2018.
A round table discussion named „Biomedical Research: News and Trends“ was held at the SASA branch in Novi Sad in which prof. dr Snežana Smederevac held a presentation called ’’Bihevioral genetics research of psychological phenomenon’’
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