PhD Danka Purić

assistant professor

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  • Thursday 12:00-13:00 (fall semester) / Thursday 10:30-11:30 (spring semester) u K263



The main fields of my interests are intelligence, cognition and personality, with emphasis on individual differences. I am particularly interested in different ways of measuring and assessing human abilities and traits, on both a theoretical, and a methodological / practical plain.



individual differences, executive functions, intelligence, personality, measurement



August 2016 short-term visit, University Ulm, Germany, supervisors: Oliver Wilhelm

2014 Doctoral dissertation, “The relation of executive functions and personality traits” – Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade, Supervisor: prof. dr Goran Knežević. Members of the committee: prof. dr Goran Opačić, prof. dr Dejan Lalović, prof. dr Vasilije Gvozdenović

March 2013 short-term visit Bangor University, Great Britain, supervisor; Vasiliki Chondrogianni

2009 Diploma in psychology, “An attempt to apply the Deese-Roediger- McDermott false memory induction procedure”, Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade, Supervisor: prof. dr Dejan Lalović. Members of the committee: prof. dr Goran Knežević, prof. dr Vasilije Gvozdenović



2010-11 Scholarship of the Republic Foundation for the development of young scientists and artists

2009 Eurobank EFG and International Education Institute Scholarship Program for the Best Students of Serbia

2004-2009 The Scholarship of the Republic of Serbia

2006-2009 The Scholarship of the city of Belgrade




Undergraduate studies
Multivariate statistics in psychology
Selected topics in statistics and psychometrics
The principles of psychological testing
Psychometrics 1
Psychometrics 2
Master studies
Multivariate statistics in psychology



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Publons profile

Personality and Individual Differences
Europe’s Journal of Psychology
Applied Psychology
Zbornik instituta za pedagoška istraživanja
Psihološka istraživanja
Vojnosanitetski pregled



Lecturer at the Petnica Science Center, 2013, 2014, 2016. and 2019.



European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP)


  • Bago, B., Aczel, B., Kekecs, Z., Protzko, J., Kovacs, M., Nagy, T., …, Jokic, B., …, Puric, D., … Zezelj, I.,.., Lazarevic, Lj. B., ….Chartier, C. R. (2022). Situational factors shape moral judgments in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern, and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature Human Behaviour.

  • Lazić, A., Purić, D., & Krstić, K. (2021). Does parochial cooperation exist in childhood and adolescence? A meta-analysis. International Journal of Psychology.

  • Lazarević, Lj. B., Purić, D., Teovanović, P., Lukić, P., Zupan, Z., & Knežević, G. (2021). What drives us to be (ir)responsible for our health during the COVID-19 pandemic? The role of personality, thinking styles and conspiracy mentality. Personality and Individual Differences. [html]

  • Jokić, B. & Purić, D. (2021). Seeking proxies for internal states as a possible alternative for rationality and experientiality. SAGE Open, PDF

  • Tierney, W., Hardy, J. H., III., Ebersole, C., … , Culture and Work Morality Forecasting Collaboration (incl. Lazić, A., & Purić, D.), & Uhlmann, E. L. (2021). A creative destruction approach to replication: Implicit work and sex morality across cultures. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 93, 104060.

  • Ebersole, C. R., Mathur, M. B., Baranski, E., Bart-Plange, D., Buttrick, N. R., Chartier, C. R., Corker, K. S., Corley, M., Hartshorne, J. K., IJzerman, H., Lazarevic, Lj. B., Rabagliati, H., Ropovik, I., Aczel, B., Aeschbach, L. F., Andrighetto, L., Arnal, J. D., Arrow, H., Babincak, P., Bakos, B. E., Baník, G., Baskin, E., Belopavlović, R., Bernstein, M. H., Białek, M., Bloxsom, N. G., Bodroža, B., Bonfiglio, D. B. V., Boucher, L., Brühlmann, F., Brumbaugh, C., Casini, E., Chen, Y., Chiorri, C., Chopik, W. J., Christ, O., Ciunci, A. M., Claypool, H. M., Coary, S., Čolić, M. V., Collins, W. M., Curran, P. G., Day, C. R., Dering, B., Dreber, A., Edlund, J. E., Falcão, F., Fedor, A., Feinberg, L., Ferguson, I. R., Ford, M., Frank, M. C., Fryberger, E., Garinther, A., Gawryluk, K., Gerken, K., Giacomantonio, M., Giessner, S. R., Grahe, J. E., Guadagno, R. E., Hałasa, E., Hancock, P. J. B., Hilliard, R. A., Hüffmeier, J., Hughes, S., Idzikowska, K., Inzlicht, M., Jern, A., Jiménez-Leal, W., Johannesson, M., Joy-Gaba, J. A., Kauff, M., Kellier, D. J., Kessinger, G., Kidwell, M. C., Kimbrough, A. M., King, J. P. J., Kolb, V. S., Kołodziej, S., Kovacs, M., Krasuska, K., Kraus, S., Krueger, L. E., Kuchno, K., Lage, C. A., Langford, E. V., Levitan, C. A., de Lima, T. J. S., Lin, H., Lins, S., Loy, J. E., Manfredi, D., Markiewicz, Ł., Menon, M., Mercier, B., Metzger, M., Meyet, V., Millen, A. E., Miller, J. K., Moore, D. A., Muda, R., Nave, G., Nichols, A. L., Novak, S. A., Nunnally, C., Orlić, A., Palinkas, A., Panno, A., Parks, K. P., Pedović, I., Pękala, E., Penner, M. R., Pessers, S., Petrović, B., Pfeiffer, T., Pieńkosz, D., Preti, E., Purić, D., Ramos, T., Ravid, J., Razza, T. S., Rentzsch, K., Richetin, J., Rife, S. C., Rosa, A. D., Rudy, K. H., Salamon, J., Saunders, B., Sawicki, P., Schmidt, K., Schuepfer, K., Schultze, T., Schulz-Hardt, S., Schütz, A., Shabazian, A., Shubella, R. L., Siegel, A., Silva, R., Sioma, B., Skorb, L., de Souza, L. E. C., Steegen, S., Stein, LAR, Sternglanz, R. W., Stojilović, D., Storage, D., Sullivan, G. B., Szaszi, B., Szecsi, P., Szoke, O., Szuts, A., Thomae, M., Tidwell, N. D., Tocco, C., Torka, A., Tuerlinckx, F., Vanpaemel, W., Vaughn, L. A., Vianello, M., Viganola, D., Vlachou, M., Walker, R. J., Weissgerber, S. C., Wichman, A. L., Wiggins, B. J., Wolf, D., Wood, M. J., Zealley, D., Žeželj, I., Zrubka, M., & Nosek, B. A. (2020). Many Labs 5: Testing pre-data collection peer review as an intervention to increase replicability. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.

  • Baranski, E., Baskin, E., Coary, S., Ebersole, C. R., Krueger, L. E., Lazarevic, Lj. B., Miller, J. K., Orlic, A., Penner, M., Puric, D., Rife, S. C., Vaughn, L. A., Wichman, A., & Zezelj, I. (2020). Many Labs 5: Registered Replication Report of Shnabel & Nadler, (2008), Study 4. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.

  • Jokić, B. & Purić, D. (2020). Does cultural participation make us happier? Favorite leisure activities and happiness in a representative sample of the Serbian population. Kultura, 169, 377-393. PDF 

  • Lazarevic, Lj. B., Puric, D., Zezelj, I., Belopavlovic, R., Bodroza, B., Colic, M. V., Ebersole, C. R., Ford, M., Orlic, A., Pedovic, I., Petrovic, B., Shabazian, A., Stojilovic, D. (2020). Many Labs 5: Registered Replication of LoBue & DeLoache (2008). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. doi: PDF

  • Landy, J. F., Jia, M., Ding, I. L., Viganola, D. Tierney, W.,…, Lazarević, Lj. B.,…, Purić, D., …., Žeželj, I.,…, Uhlmann, E. L. (2020). Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results. Psychological Bulletin. Advance online publication. [pdf]

  • Purić, D., & Vukčević Marković, M. (2019). Development and Validation of the Stressful Experiences in Transit Questionnaire (SET-Q) and its Short Form (SET-SF). European Journal of Psychotraumatology.10(1).1-11. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1611091

  • 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.

  • Knežević, G., Lazarević, Lj. B., Purić, D., Bosnjak., M., Teovanović, P., Petrović, B., & Opačić, G. (2019). Does Eysenck’s Personality Model Capture Psychosis-Proneness? A Meta-Analytic Approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 143, 155-164. [pdf]

  • Marković, V., Purić, D., Vukosavljević-Gvozden, T., & Begović, A. (2019). Validation of the Serbian version of the Metacognitions questionnaire (MCQ-30) in non-clinical and clinical samples. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Early view, 1-13. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2366

  • 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

  • Simić, N., Purić, D., & Stančić, M. (2018). Motivation for the teaching profession: Assessing psychometric properties and factorial validity of the orientation for teaching survey on in-service teachers. Psihologija. [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]

  • Knežević, G., Lazarević, Lj. B., Bosnjak, M., Purić, D., Petrović, B., Teovanović, P., Opačić, G., Bodroža, B. (2016). Towards a personality model encompassing a Disintegration factor separate from the Big Five traits: A meta-analysis of the empirical evidence. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 214-222 doi:http://10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.044 [pdf]

  • Vukčević Marković, M., Momirović, J., & Purić, D. (2016). Adaptation of Harvard Trauma Questionnaire for working with refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia. Psihologija, 49(3), 277–299. doi: 10.2298/PSI1603277V [pdf]

  • Vukčević, M., Momirović, J. & Purić, D. (2016). Refugees in Serbia: on the way to a better life. Forced Migration Review, 51, 51-52. [html]

  • Lazarevic, Lj. B., Bosnjak, M., Knežević, G., Petrovic, B.,  Puric, D., Teovanovic, P., Opacic, G., Bodroza, B. (2016). Disintegration as an Additional Trait in the Psychobiological Model of Personality – Assessing Discriminant Validity via Meta-Analysis. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 224(3), 204-215. doi:http://10.1027/2151-2604/a000254 [pdf]

  • De Bolle, M. …., Bratko, D., … Knežević, G., Purić, D. …  & Terracciano, A. (2015). The Emergence of Sex Differences in Personality Traits in Early Adolescence: A Cross-Sectional, Cross-Cultural Study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(1), 171-185. doi: [html]

  • Purić, D. (2014). Odnos Beograđana prema različitim vrstama grafita. Kultura, 142, 302-323. UDK: 316.723:003.6.079(497.11). doi:10.5937/kultura1442302p [pdf]

  • McCrae, R. R., …, Bratko, D., …,  Knežević, G., Purić, D., … & Terracciano, A. (2013). The inaccuracy of national character stereotypes. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 831–842. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.08.006. [pdf]

  • Purić, D. i Opačić, G. (2013). Poduzorkovanje, samouzorkovanje, postupak „univerzalnog noža“ i njihova upotreba u postupcima za statističku analizu multivarijacionih podataka. Primenjena psihologija, 6(3), 249-266. [pdf]

  • 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]

  • Purić, D., Simić, N., Savanović, Lj., Kalanj, M. i Jovanović-Dačić, S. (2011). The impact of forced social comparison on adolescents’ self-esteem and appearance satisfaction. Psihologija, 44(4), 325–341. DOI: 10.2298/PSI1104325P [pdf]

  • 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]



    • Vukčević, M., Dobrić, J., & Purić, D. (2014). Mental health of asylum seekers in Serbia. Serbia, Belgrade: UNHCR. [pdf]



      • 2022 - 2025: REASON4HEALTH Irrational mindset as a conceptual bridge from psychological dispositions to questionable health practices

        Rukovodilac projekta: dr Iris Žeželj

        Saradnici iz LIRA-e: Aleksandra Lazić, dr Danka Purić, dr Goran Knežević, dr Goran Opačić, dr Ljiljana B. Lazarević, dr Predrag Teovanović, dr Zorana Zupan, Marija Petrović, Marko Živanović, Milica Ninković, Petar Lukić, and Sanda Stanković

      • 2019 - 2020: PSA 006 Moral thinking across the world

        Rukovodilac projekta: dr Bence Bago, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse

        Saradnici iz LIRA-e: dr Danka Purić, dr Iris Žeželj, dr Ljiljana B. Lazarević, and Biljana Jokić

      • 2017 - 2018: Forecasting survey: Can you predict a study’s results just from looking at the materials?

        Rukovodilac projekta:

        Saradnici iz LIRA-e: dr Danka Purić, dr Iris Žeželj, and dr Ljiljana B. Lazarević

      • 2016 - 2017: ManyLabs5 (POSETITE SAJT)

        Rukovodilac projekta: Charlie Ebersole and dr Brian Nosek

        Saradnici iz LIRA-e: dr Ljiljana B. Lazarević, dr Boban Petrović, dr Danka Purić, dr Ana Orlić, Marija Čolić, and dr Iris Žeželj

      • 2012 - 2013: Cost Action IS0804 Language impairment in multilingual society: Linguistic patterns and the road to assessment.

        Rukovodilac projekta: Sharon Armon-Lotem

        Saradnici iz LIRA-e: Marko Živanović, dr Jovana Bjekić, and dr Danka Purić

      • 2011 - 2017: Identifikacija, merenje i razvoj kognitivnih i emocionalnih kompetencija važnih društvu orijentisanom na evropske integracije

        Rukovodilac projekta: dr Goran Knežević

        Saradnici iz LIRA-e: Aleksandra Lazić, dr Aleksandar Zorić, dr Danka Purić, dr Danka Savić, dr Goran Knežević, dr Goran Opačić, dr Iris Žeželj, dr Lazar Tenjović, dr Ljiljana B. Lazarević, dr Predrag Teovanović, dr Zorana Zupan, Jelena Vujičić, Marko Živanović, Milica Ninković, Petar Lukić, Tatjana Vukosavljević-Gvozden, Borjanka Batinić, and Sanda Stanković

      • 2009 : Provision of psychosocial support to asylum seekers and refugees in Serbia (funded by UNHCR)

        Rukovodilac projekta: Danish Refugee Council

        Saradnici iz LIRA-e: Maša Vukčević Marković and dr Danka Purić