Ana Butković, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Born in 1977 in Zagreb where she finished elementary school and Classical gymnasium. She finished flute studies from Music academy in Zagreb in 1999. She graduated psychology from the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb in 2001. At the same university she finished her MA in 2005 and her PhD in 2009. Since 2012 she has been working as Assistant Professor at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and at Centre for Croatian Studies.
Teaches mandatory and elective courses from the field of differential psychology. She introduced a new elective course Psychology of music. She organized XXth Psychology summer school on Personality and musical preferences.
She was a recipient of British Scholarship Trust scholarship and has spent 3 months at SGDP Centre of King's College in London. She has participated in a variety of workshops and training seminars and has presented her work at numerous domestic and international conferences. She has published a book chapter and about twenty scientific papers. 

Scientific interests: behavior genetics, personality psychology, intelligence, music psychology

Selected publications

Butkovic, A., Ullén, F. & Mosing, M. A. (2015). Personality related traits as predictors of music practice: Underlying environmental and genetic influences. Personality and Individual Differences, 74, 133-138.

Hutteman, R., Bleidorn, W., Keresteš, G., Brković, I., Butković, A., & Denissen, J. (2014). Reciprocal Associations between parenting challenges and parents' personality development in young and middle adulthood. European journal of personality, 28, 168-179.

Butkovic, A., Vukasovic, T. & Bratko, D. (2014). Sleep duration and personality in Croatian twins. Journal of Sleep Research, 23, 153-158.

Bratko, D., Butkovic, A., Vukasovic, T., Kerestes, G. & Brkovic, I. (2014). Personality resemblance between parents and offspring: study of five factors across four samples and questionnaires. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 95-104.

Bratko, D., Butkovic, A. & Bosnjak, M. (2013). Twin study of impulsive buying and its overlap with personality. Journal of Individual Differences, 34, 8-14.

Bratko, D., Butkovic, A., Vukasovic, T., Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Von Stumm, S. (2012). Cognitive ability, self-assessed intelligence and personality: Common genetic but independent environmental aetiologies. Intelligence, 40, 91-99.

Butkovic, A., Brkovic, I. & Bratko, D. (2012). Predicting well-being from personality in adolescents and older adults. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 455-467.

Bratko, D., Butkovic, A., & Chamorro-Premuzic, T. (2010). A genetics of general knowledge: A twin study from Croatia. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 403-407.

Bratko, D., & Butkovic, A. (2007). Stability of genetic and environmental effects from adolescence to young adulthood: Results of Croatian longitudinal twin study of personality. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 10, 151-159.

Butkovic, A., & Bratko, D. (2007). Family study of manipulation tactics. Personality and Individual differences, 43, 791-801.

Bratko, D. & Butkovic, A. (2003). Family study of sensation seeking. Personality and Individual Differences, 35 (7), 1559-1570.


Undergraduate study programme in psychology

Graduate study programme in psychology

Undergraduate study programme in anthropology

  • Cross-cultural research of personality

Ana Butković, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Room: C-311, Tel. 4092-194
as per previous appointment by e-mail

She has given lectures about different psychology themes to music teachers in music schools, music teachers in elementary and secondary schools, art teachers in elementary and secondary schools, and pregnant women and their partners. She participated in projects for popularization of psychology (PsihoFest 2011, 2013, 2015).