An important line of research within LIRA is focused on investigating individual differences in the cognitive domain. Our research in this area has examined the validity of widely used tests and batteries for assessment of intellectual abilities (Lazarević & Knežević, 2008; Lazarević, Knežević, Mitić, & Đurić Jočić, 2018). Additionally, the LIRA  team has worked on the development and validation of novel tests of cognitive abilities (Živanović, 2019; Živanović, Bjekić, & Opačić, 2018a; Živanović, Bjekić, & Opačić, 2018b) and executive functions (Živanović, 2019; Purić & Pavlović, 2012; Purić, 2014).

In these studies, we have evaluated the structure of executive functions and their relationship with personality traits and deepened the knowledge on relationships between executive functions and other cognitive abilities (Živanović, 2019; Purić & Pavlović, 2012; Purić, 2014).

Additionally, our team has examined the possibility of reliably measuring individual differences in cognitive biases and the relationship of biases with other relevant cognitive variables (Pallier, Wilkinson, Danthiir, Kleitman, Knežević, Stankov, & Roberts, 2002; Teovanović, Knežević, & Stankov, 2015). Cognitive biases in memory have also been examined in clinical populations, as mechanisms of depressive cognition (Zupan, Žeželj, & Andjelković, 2017).

One line of research within LIRA focuses on investigating neural substrates of higher cognitive functions using non-invasive direct current neuromodulation (tDCS) (Živanović, 2019), as well as examining the effectiveness of this technique in improving human memory and prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (Bjekić, Čolić, Živanović, Milanović, & Filipović, 2019; Bjekić, Čolić, Živanović, Milanović, & Filipović, 2017; Bjekić, Vulić, Živanović, Vujičić, Ljubisavljević, & Filipović, 2019; Bjekić, Živanović, Vujičić, & Filipović, 2017). Further research of LIRA team members focused on examining the properties of cognitive mechanisms of attention (Zupan, Watson, & Blagrove, 2015), as well as the development of these mechanisms in childhood and their relationships with individual differences in executive functions (Zupan, Blagrove, & Watson, 2018).

In addition to the aforementioned lines of research, our team has been empirically investigating cognitive constructs of the psychology of individual differences such as creativity (Erić, Bjekić, Stojimirović, & Živanović, 2012) and giftedness (Altaras Dimitrijević, Teovanović, & Jovanović, 2012; Teovanović, 2012) as well as cognitive development (Perović, Vuksanović, Petrović, & Avramovic-Ilic, 2014; Purić, Vuksanović, & Chondrogianni, 2017; Vuksanovic & Bjekic, 2013).

Petrović, M. & Žeželj, I. (in press). Thinking inconsistently: Development and validation of an instrument for assessing proneness to doublethink. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Bjekić, J.,Paunovic, D., Živanović, M., Stanković, M., Griskova-Bulanova, I., & Filipović, S. R. (2022). Determining the Individual Theta Frequency for Associative Memory Targeted Personalized Transcranial Brain Stimulation. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 12(9):1367.

Zupan, Z., Blagrove, E. L., & Watson, D. G. (2022). Development of dynamic attention: Time-based visual selection for objects in motion between 6–12 years of age. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication.

Živanović, M., Bjekić, J., Konstantinović, U., & Filipović, S. R. (2022). Effects of online parietal transcranial electric stimulation on associative memory: a direct comparison between tDCS, theta tACS, and theta‑oscillatory tDCS. Scientific Reports, 12:14091.

Bjekić, J., Živanović, M., & Filipović, S. R. (2021). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Memory Enhancement. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 175, e62681. doi:10.3791/62681

Hadžiahmetović, N., Konstantinović, U., & Purić, D. (2021). Is Inhibitory Control Related to Conflict in Reasoning: A Preliminary Study. Studia Psychologica, 63(4), 352-368. [PDF]

Jarke, H., Ruggeri, K., Graeber, J., Tunte, M., Ojinaga-Alfageme, O., Verra, S., Petrova, D., Benzerga, A., Zupan, Z., Galizzi, M.M., Berge, M.L., Radukic, A., Rosenthal, D., Tomat, N., & Wang, K. (2021). Health behavior and decision-making in healthcare. In K. Ruggeri (Ed.), Psychology and Behavioral Economics (pp. 71-98). Routledge.

Bjekić, J. Živanović, M., Paunović, D., & Filipović, S. R. (2020). The effects of single-session anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on working memory performance. Clinical Neurophysiology, 131(4): e19. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2019.12.126

Biddlestone, M., Cichocka, A., Žeželj, I., & Bilewicz, M. (2020). Conspiracy theories and intergroup relations. In:
Butter, M.,& Knight, P. (Eds). Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories (pp.219-230)Routledge.

Teovanović, P. (2019). Dual processing in syllogistic reasoning: An individual difference perspective. Psychological Topics, 28, 125-145.

Teovanović, P. (2019). Individual differences in anchoring effect: Evidence for the role of insufficient adjustment. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 15(1), 8-24.

Jokić, B. & Purić, D. (2019). Relating Rational and Experiential Thinking Styles With Trait Emotional Intelligence in Broader Personality Space, Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 15(1), 140-158.

Bjekić, J., Vulić, K., Živanović, M., Vujičić, J., Ljubisavljević, M., & Filipović, S. R. (2019). The immediate and delayed effects of single tDCS session over posterior parietal cortex on face-word associative memory. Behavioural Brain Research. [pdf]

Bjekić, J., Čolić, M. V., Živanović, M., Milanović, S. D., & Filipović, S. R. (2019). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over parietal cortex improves associative memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 157, 114-120. [pdf]

Živanović, M. (2019). Efekti transkranijalne neuromodulacije fronto-parijetalne funkcionalne mreže na više kognitivne funkcije (mentor prof. dr Goran Opačić, komentor dr Saša Filipović) [pdf]

Zupan, Z., Watson, D. G., & Blagrove, E. (2018). Learning to ignore: The development of time-based visual selection in children. Developmental Psychology, 54, 2248-2264

Milošević, V., Orlić, A., Purić, D., Radisavljević Janić, S., Lazarević, D. & Milanović, I. (2019). The relationship of aerobic and motor fitness with executive functions in preadolescents. Current Psychology, online first. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00514-4

Zupan, Z., & Watson, D.G. (2019). Perceptual grouping constrains inhibition in time-based visual selection. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 500-517 [HTML]

Živanović, M., Bjekić, J., & Opačić, G. (2018). Multiple solutions test Part I: Development and psychometric evaluation. Psihologija, 51(3), 351-375. [pdf]

Živanović, M., Bjekić, J., & Opačić, G. (2018). Multiple solutions test Part II: Evidence on construct and predictive validity. Psihologija, 51(3), 377-396. [pdf]

Lazarević, Lj. B., Knežević, G., Mitić, M., & Đurić Jočić, D. (2018). Psychometric properties of the Serbian version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV). Psihologija, 51(3),333-349. [pdf]

Bjekić, J., Čolić, M. V., Živanović, M., Milanović, S., & Filipović, S. (2017). Right parietal tDCS and object-location memory. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(2017), e275. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2017.07.310 [pdf]

Bjekić, J., Živanović, M., Vujičić, J. S., & Filipović, S. (2017). Transcranial direct current stimulation over parietal cortex and associative memory. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(2017), e275. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2017.07.311 [pdf]

Haman, E., Łuniewska, M., Hansen, P., Simonsen, H.G., Chiat, S., Bjekić, J.,… & Armon-Lotem, S. (2017). Noun and verb knowledge in monolingual preschool children across 17 languages: data from Cross-linguistic Lexical Tasks (LITMUS-CLT). Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. doi:10.1080/02699206.2017.1308553

Zupan, Z., Žeželj, I., & Andjelković, I. (2017). Memory Bias in Depression: Effects of Self-Reference and Age. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 36, 300-315. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2017.36.4.300

Međedović, J. (2017). Intelligence and fitness: The mediating role of educational level. Evolutionary Psychology. doi:10.1177/1474704917706936 [pdf]

Bjekić, J., Živanović, M., Purić, D., Oosterman, J.M., & Filipović, S.R. (2017). Pain and executive functions: a unique relationship between Stroop task and experimentally induced pain. Psychological Research. doi:10.1007/s00426-016-0838-2 [pdf]

Purić, D., Vuksanović, J. & Chondrogianni, V. (2017). Cognitive advantages of immersion education after 1 year: Effects of amount of exposure. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 159, 296–309. doi: [pdf]

Jokić, B. i Žeželj, I. (2015). Mentalne reprezentacije vremenski bliskih i udaljenih događaja. U Gvozdenović, V. (Ur.). Različiti aspekti problema mentalnih reprezentacija (str. 197–225). Beograd: Akademska misao.

Teovanović, P., Knežević, G., & Stankov, L. (2015). Individual differences in cognitive biases: Evidence against one-factor theory of rationality. Intelligence, 50, 75-86. [pdf]

Janošević, M., & Petrović, B. (2015). Socijalni status i nasilno ponašanje učenika osnovne škole – efekti na akademsko postignuće. Primenjena psihologija, 8(2), 147-165. [pdf]

Zupan, Z., Watson, D. G., & Blagrove, E. (2015). Inhibition in time-based visual selection: Strategic or by default?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 1442-1461.

Vuksanovic, J. Bjekic, J., & Radivojevic, N. (2014). Grammatical gender and mental representation of object: The case of musical instruments. Journal of psycholinguistic research doi: 10.1007/s10936-014-9293-7

Knežević, G. (2014). Profesionalna selekcija: elementi, izazovi, i jedno praktično rešenje. Knjiga II: Ličnost. (Personnel Selection: elements, chalenges and one practical solution. Book II: Personality). Centar za primenjenu psihologiju: Beograd. Recenzenti: prof. dr Josip Berger, prof. dr. Vladimir Herdrih i doc. dr Lazar Tenjović.

Perović, A., Vuksanović, J., Petrović, B. & Avramovic-Ilic, I.  (2014). The acquisition of passive in Serbian. Applied Psycholinguistics, 35(1), 1-26. [pdf]

Vuksanovic, J. & Bjekic, J. (2013). Developmental relationship between language and joint attention in late talkers. Research in developmental disabilities, 34(8), 2360-2368. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2013.04.017

Petrović, B., Lazarević, Lj. B., & Damnjanović, K. (2012). Ka formulisanju modela darovitosti/talenta za ritmičku gimnastiku: Šta čini visoku uspešnost u ovom domenu?. U: Altaras Dimitrijević, A. (Ur.), Darovitost: pogledi i ogledi (str. 239-262). Beograd: Filozofski fakultet.

Jovanović, O., Bogdanović, S. (2012). Odlučivanje u situaciji neizvesnosti kod intravenskih korisnika droga. U Dušanić, S. (ur.), Psihološka istraživanja učenja i ponašanja (str. 87-104). Banjaluka: Filozofski fakultet u Banjaluci i Društvo psihologa Republike Srpske.

Purić, D. & Pavlović, M. (2012). Executive Function of Shifting: Factorial Structure and Relations to Personality and Intelligence Domains. Suvremena prihologija, 15(2), 177-191. [pdf]

Teovanović, P. (2012). Integrativna koncepcija darovitosti: radni model razvoja izuzetnosti. U: A. Altaras Dimitrijević (Ur.), Darovitost: pogledi i ogledi (str. 19-40). Univerzitet u Beogradu, Filozofski fakultet

Altaras Dimitrijević, A., Teovanović, P., i Jovanović, V. (2012). Psihološki profil darovitih podbacivača: integracija istraživačkih nalaza. U: A. Altaras Dimitrijević (Ur.), Darovitost: pogledi i ogledi (str. 143-182). Univerzitet u Beogradu, Filozofski fakultet

Peruničić, I., Vukosavljević-Gvozden, T., Marić, Z. (2012). Uloga iracionalnih uverenja i ličnosti u kognitivnoj reaktivnosti na tužno raspoloženje. Psihijatrija danas, 44:35-46.

Erić, M., Bjekić, J., Stojimirović, E., & Živanović, M. (2012). Opšta kreativna sposobnost i aspekti kreativnog mišljenja kod umetnika i neumetnika. Pimenjena psihologija, 5(2), 169-182. [pdf]

Mirović, T. (2011). Povezanost porodičnog konteksta i kognitivnih stilova mladih u periodu tranzicije od porodice porekla ka sopstvenoj porodici. (mentorka prof. dr Tatjana Vukosavljević Gvozden)

Purić, D. i Lalović, D. (2010). Provera Diz-Rediger-Mekdermotovog postupka izazivanja lažnih sećanja na srpskom uzorku materijala i ispitanika. Primenjena psihologija, 1, 5-22. [pdf]

Jovanović V., Teovanović P., Mentus T. & Petrović M. (2010). The gifted underachiever in school: A student who has a problem or a ‘rebel’ making problems? Psihologija, 43(3), 263-279. [pdf]

Marić, Z., & Vukosavljević-Gvozden, T. (2010). Cognitive reactivity to sad mood: the importance of the first depressive episode. Psihologija, 43(3), 253-262. PDF

Lazarević, LJ. B. & Knežević G. (2008). Provera faktorske strukture baterije za procenu intelektualnih sposobnosti KOG9 (Factor structure of intelligence test battery KOG9). Psihologija, 41, 489-505. [pdf]

Čvorović, J., Rushton, P. J, & Tenjović, L. (2008). Maternal IQ and child mortality in 222 Serbian Roma(Gypsy) women. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1604–1609. [pdf]

Vuksanović, J., Jovanović, A., Avramović-Ilić, I., & Petrović, B. (2008). Neki indikatori (ne)uspešnog čitanja. Psihologija, 41(3), 343-355. [pdf]

Tenjović, L., & Lalović, D. (2005). The Effects of Articulatory Suppression on Word Recognition in Serbian. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 4, 541–553.

Pallier, G., Wilkinson, R., Danthiir, V., Kleitman, S., Knežević, G., Stankov, L. & Roberts, R.  (2002). The role of individual differences in the accuracy of confidence judgments. Journal of General Psychology, 129, 257-299. [pdf]