Bojana Dinić

Mentoring & teaching

Proposals for master or doctoral thesis

If you are interested in some of the following topics, feel free to contact me and I would be happy to supervise:

  • dark traits and their outcomes
  • aggression and violence in various contexts, including online environment
  • HEXACO, Honesty-Humility, and related behavior
  • response biases
  • cross-cultural adaptation of psychological instruments, including test of measurement invariance
  • psychometric evaluation of psychological instruments, including evaluation by Item Response Theory analysis

Selected master thesis

2017 Emilija Drobnjaković: Relations between anxiety and attentional biases for emotional stimuli – awarded the Best master thesis in 2017 by the Foundation Katarina Marić

2022 Anamarija Došenović: Relations between Dark Tetrad and beliefs in conspiracy theories: mediation effects of cognitive styles, see

2022 Dunja Ilić: Relations between Dark Tetrad traits and job and career satisfaction, see

2021 Luna Radević: Response latency as an indicator of socially desirable responding on personality questionnaires

2021 Danica Radosavljević: The relations between intimate partner violence and Dark Tetrad traits

2020 Sanja Đošan: Relations between the Dark Tetrad traits and self-concept domains, see

2020 Miroslav Milosavljević: Dark Tetrad and prejudice: The mediation effect of threat evaluation

2020 Jovana Mandarić: Relations between Dark Tetrad and proactive and reactive aggression: Mediator effects of hostile interpretations and aggressive beliefs

2020 Anđelka Jovanović: The relations between narcissism dimensions and love styles, see and PsyPost

2020 Anđela Cmiljanić: Relation between Dark Tetrad traits and alexithymia, see

2019 Nevena Radojević: The relation between narcissism and self-efficacy in different life domains, see

2019 Aleksandar Batoćanin: Validity of The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) – Symptom Checklist, see

2018 Tijana Brzić: Effects of personality traits and Dark tetrad on psychopathological problems among offenders

2017 Aleksandar Vujić: Validation of Serbian Adaptation of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI), see

See Remaster

The rest of awarded students’ papers under my mentorship:

2023 The best poster award: Milošević, M., Radević, L., & Dinić, B. M. (2023). The hesitant, the anxious, and the vaccinated: Factors of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. Poster presented at the Current Trends in Psychology, Novi Sad, Serbia.

2020/2021 A special award for scientific and professional work of students awarded by the University of Novi Sad: Milošević, M., & Plančak, R. (2021). Effects of basic and dark traits on response to COVID-19 pandemic. Novi Sad, RS: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad.

2016/2017 A special award for scientific and professional work of students awarded by the University of Novi Sad: Velimirović, M., Tot, M., & Bojanić, M. (2017). Effects of Dark Tetrad traits and negative life events on antisocial behavior among adolescents. Novi Sad, RS: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad.

2016/2017 A special award for scientific and professional work of students awarded by the University of Novi Sad: Milošević, J., & Nedeljković, D. (2017). Which personality traits had effects on the manipulative behavior? Novi Sad, RS: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad.

2016 The best poster presentation: Drobnjaković, E., Cmiljanović, M., Dinić, B., & Janičić, B. (2016). Socially desirable responding and HEXACO model of personality. Poster presented at the 65th Congress of Psychologists of Serbia, Zlatibor, Serbia.

2012 The best poster presentation: Simić, D., & Tačić, T. (2012). Is there a difference in personality traits between Serbian and American students? Poster presented at the 65th Congress of Psychologists of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.


Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
School of statistics, STAR Center of Excellence for Behavioral Research in Psychology
Workshop “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Publishing Paper”, 5th International Doctoral Summer School 2022, Institute of Educational Research, Education Academy, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Editorial Boards & Reviewing

Editorial Board

2024 – Consulting Editor in Psychology of Violence
2023 – Consulting Editor in Journal of Personality Assessment (JPA)
2021 – Guest Editor of the special issue of Primenjena psihologija “Dark Traits in Applied Context” with Prof. Peter K. Jonason. See Jonason, P. K, & Dinić, B. M. (2021). Passing the torch: Second-generation research on the Dark Triad/Tetrad traits. Primenjena Psihologija, 14(4), 397–405.
from 2021 – Member of Editorial Board of New Ideas in Child and Educational Psychology for section of Personality Psychology and Psychometrics
from 2020 – Associate Editor for Personality and Social Psychology in Frontiers in Psychology
2018–2020 Member of the Editorial Board of Godišnjak za psihologiju
2011–2017 Editorial Assistant of the Primenjena psihologija


Purić, D. (2023). Interne metrijske karakteristike psiholoških instrumenata. Vodič kroz Psihometriju 1. Beograd, RS: Institut za psihologiju, Filozofski fakultet, Univerzitet u Beogradu.

Hedrih, V. (2018). Kroskulturna adaptacija psiholoških mernih instrumenata. Niš, RS: Filozofski fakultet u Nišu.

Reviewer for the Institute of Psychology in Test Licensing

Journals: Aggressive Behavior, Applied Psychology, PLOS One, Frontiers in Psychology, SAGE Open, Journal of Research in Personality, Scientific Reports, Current Psychology, Journal of Personality Disorder, Social Indicator Research, Computers in Human Behavior, Personality and Individual Differences, European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Individual Differences, Violence and Victims, BMC Psychiatry, Brain Sciences, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, Helyon, PsyCH Journal, Telematics and Informatics Reports, European Journal of Mental Health, Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Acta Psychologica, Psihologija, Društvena istraživanja, Career Developmental International, Psychology Research and Behavior Management, International Journal of Psychology, Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, Interpersona: An International Journal of Personal Relationships, Journal of Social Psychology Research, The Open Psychology Journal, Malawi Medical Journal, International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, Primenjena psihologija, Psychiatria Danubina, Horizons of Psychology (Psihološka obzorja), Godišnjak za psihologiju, Godišnjak Filozofskog fakulteta u Novom Sadu, Zbornik Instituta za pedagoška istraživanja, Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, Facta Universitatis, Psihologijske teme, Psihološka istraživanja, Sociologija