Ramiro and Zoran Bujas Days

The Ramiro and Zoran Bujas Days is an international, biennial psychological conference that provides a forum for presenting knowledge and findings from fundamental andapplied research in all fields of psychology. With a tradition spanning nearly 50 years, this meeting has become well-known for the high quality of its empirical and theoretical papers. The conference provides a platform for both Croatian and international psychologists as well as those from related professions to present and discuss recent research, to exchange ideas, to establish new relationships and reaffirm existing ones, and to plan new and ongoing collaboration.


Final program 28.03.2017.

We are pleased to announce that the final program of 23. Ramiro and Zoran Bujas Days has been published.

Preliminary program 09.03.2017.

We are pleased to announce that the program of 23. Ramiro and Zoran Bujas Days has been published.

Extended deadline for proposal submission 15.01.2017.

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that due to many requests, we have moved the deadline for the 23rd Ramiro and Zoran Bujas Days proposal submission to 1st February 2017.

You can complete your abstract submissions at:

We are looking forward to welcome you at the conference!

Chair of the Program and Organizing Committee
Professor Lidija Arambašić

Keynote speakers 18.12.2016.

It is our pleasure to announce that on 23rd DRZB three eminent keynote speakers will give their intriguing and interesting lectures:

Emeritus Professor David A. Alexander (Principal Adviser, UK police services)
"Early mental health intervention after major incidents: an evidence-based approach" 

Professor Nataša Jokić-Begić (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb)
"Anxiety sensitivity or who's afraid of the Big Bad Fear?"

Professor Stephen David Reicher (University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom)
"I, the people: towards a new psychology of authoritarianism"

Here are their short biographies:

Emeritus Professor David A. Alexander is a trauma specialist who trained at the Universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Birmingham. He has been an Adviser following various tragedies including earthquakes, floods, air crashes and terrorist bombings in various countries such as Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Kenya. He has also worked in Iraq after the Coalition invasion at the request of the Royal College of Psychiatrists to review its mental health services. He has received several awards for his humanitarian work, and was appointed an Honorary Professor at Pakistan’s premier university. In 2001, he was appointed as the “Distinguished Trauma Visitor” in the Republic of South Africa. He is a Principal Adviser to the UK police services, and he has taught at the Scottish Police College for many years [particularly on hostage negotiation], and at the English Police College, the Russian School of Militia, the Pakistan School of Military Intelligence, and the FBI Academy, in the USA. He has been an Expert Witness after a number of police shootings, and he was one of a team of experts who advised the Law Commission on “Psychiatric Injury” and the Ministry of Defense on compensation after war injuries. He is a Fellow of The British Psychological Society, a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Professor Nataša Jokić-Begić is professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb. From early in her career, her research interests have been actively focused on an examination of the etiological factors of anxiety, manifestations of anxiety disorders and their treatment, as well as the psychological manifestations of stress. In addition, she has been engaged in both clinical and empirical work in the field of transsexuality. Most recently, she has been examining the influence of modern technology on mental health. Professor Jokić-Begić has led several research projects and published numerous scientific papers in national and international journals. She is a licensed cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist. For her scientific and clinical work, she has received several awards from the Croatian Psychological Chamber and the Croatian Psychological Association. She is national representative in the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). 

Professor Stephen David Reicher is Wardlaw Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is ex-Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and a Scientific Consultant to Scientific American Mind. For over 30 years, and in well over 200 books, chapters and papers, professor Steven Reicher has been grappling with issues of social identity, collective action, and social relations in society.


Department of Psychology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Zagreb

Croatian Psychological Association (CPA)

Contact / Address

Department of Psychology
23rd "Ramiro and Zoran Bujas’ Days"
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ivana Lučića 3
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

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