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Nina Pavlin-Bernardić, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

 

Nina Pavlin-Bernardic graduated psychology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 2003 and received her PhD degree in 2010 (the theme of her dissertation was "Mathematical problem solving strategies: testing children’s strategy choices and discoveries model"). In 2004 she started working at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, as a junior research assistant. She became a senior research assistant in 2010, and in 2012 she became an assistant professor, employed at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Centre for Croatian Studies in Zagreb.

She has participated in several scientific projects and she was a leader of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' team on the multidisciplinary project "ICT Competence Network for Innovative Services for Persons with Complex Communication Needs", which has been partly funded by European Union.

She has completed several additional educations and trainings in the area of educational psychology and methodology of teaching psychology (e.g. “Structural equation modeling”, "Active learning and critical thinking in higher education", "Quality assurance and evaluation in teaching", "Innovative and creative perspectives: new directions in educational research"), as well as in statistical analyses of data and computer programming ("Multilevel analyses of cross-national survey data: concepts, strategies and applications", "Approaches to correct for missing data", "Basics of programming in C#").

She was a mentor of more than thirty graduation theses. As a member of program and organizing committee she has participated in the organization of several international and domestic conferences. She is a member of European Association for Learning and Instruction and Croatian Psychological Association.

The main focus of Nina's research interest is psychology of learning mathematics. She has been a team member of several scientific projects, e.g. "Cognitive and socio-emotional factors of learning mathematics", "Psychological factors of learning mathematics: achievement, strategies, motivation and goals" and "Subjective value of learning mathematics and natural sciences and academic achievement". She was also an associate on international projects "Study on the effective use of early childhood education and care in preventing early school leaving" and "Assessing childcare services in Europe". Most recently, she was a leader of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' team on the multidisciplinary project "ICT Competence Network for Innovative Services for Persons with Complex Communication Needs", and she participated in the multidisciplinary project “AAC Wearables”.

Her recent research interest is psychology of humor.

Selected publications

Pavlin-Bernardić, N., Rovan, D., & Pavlović, J. (2017). Academic cheating in mathematics classes: A motivational perspective. Ethics & Behavior, 27(6), 486-501.

Rovan, D., Pavlin-Bernardić, N. i Vlahović-Štetić, V. (2013). Struktura motivacijskih uvjerenja u matematici i njihova povezanost s obrazovnim ishodima [The structure of students' motivational beliefs in mathematics and their relation to academic outcomes]. Društvena istraživanja: časopis za opća društvena pitanja, 22(3), 475-495.

Vlahović-Štetić, V., Pavlin-Bernardić, N. & Rajter, M. (2010). Illusion of linearity in geometry: Effect in multiple choice problems. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 12(1), 54-67.


The list of all publications can be found here:

http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=265054

Nina Pavlin-Bernardić, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Room: C-304, Tel. 4092-380
E-mail: nbernardi@ffzg.hr

Nina is the author of many book chapters and professional papers on learning strategies, psychology of learning mathematics and gifted students. She has also worked as a counselor in the Counseling center for students at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. Currently, she is attending the education on cognitive-behavior therapy. She cooperates with the Education and teacher training agency and has held numerous lectures and workshops for school psychologists, pedagogues and teachers.