Central goals of my research can be summarised as:
- Integrating psychological research and social networks research to better understand both, psychology and social network processes
- Using network theory and methods to broaden and readjust the way in which many psychological phenomena have been studied
I am working on two lines of research: social networks and psychological networks. I use network data collected in different kinds of organizations to improve understanding of social behavior, by employing cutting-edge statistical methods that also consider individual attributes of actors who make the network. This is a part of the on-going project that uses different methodological approaches, to uncover the role of gossiping in different social contexts. On the other hand, I work on typical psychological data and atypical (e.g. register-based) data related to psychological concepts, by employing theories and methods developed in network science. Currently, I am focused on reframing and understanding the relationship between different psychological concepts and on a better understanding of comorbidity of mental disorders. In both lines of research, I am interested in utilizing computationally advanced methods (agent-based modeling).
I earned my Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Zagreb. I was a researcher at the Institute for social sciences in Zagreb, and a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne (School of Psychological science, Social Networks Lab, as a recipient of Endeavour fellowship). Recently, I enrolled at the PhD program in Network Science at the Central European University in Budapest, Department of Network and Data Science. As a PhD student of network science, I was a research visitor at the University of Amsterdam, Psychological Methods Lab. During my studies, I joined the Research Center for Educational and Network Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where I started to work on the ERC research project “Eviltongue” (PI: Karoly Takacs), that continues here at the IAS. Currently I am finishing my network science thesis which is centered on the intersection of psychology and network science.
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