Svjetlana Salkičević, Ph.D.

Senior Research Assistant


Born in 1982 in Zagreb, she finished primary and secondary education in Karlovac. In 2004 she started her psychology studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where she graduated with honors in 2009. She won a state scholarship for gifted students, and during the university studies has participated as a student-assistant in the performance of several courses. Since 2009 has been employed as a research assistant at the Department of Psychology, on the project Evaluation of the evolutionary model of adaptation and health, led by Dr. Sc. Meri Tadinac. In 2010 she started her doctoral degree in psychology. In 2013 she completed training in complex data analysis "Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling" organized by ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques.

Her current focus of research are neuropsychological aspects of attention and/or hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), with special emphasis on identifying different types of endogenous categories of the disorder, and their relation to everyday behavior and academic success, which is her doctoral dissertation topic. In parallel, she researches in the field of evolutionary psychology (friendship relations, partner retention strategies, parent-offspring conflict).

Selected publications

Salkičević, S.; Löw Stanić, A. & Tonković Grabovac, M. (2014).
Good Mates Retain Us Right: Investigating the Relationship between Mate Retention Strategies, Mate Value and Relationship Satisfaction. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 1038-1052.

Salkičević, S. (2014). Some determinants of opposite-sex friendships initiation and dissolution. Review of psychology, 21,  31-39. 


Undergraduate study programme in psychology

Graduate study programme in psychology

Svjetlana Salkičević, Ph.D.
Senior Research Assistant
Room: C-315, Tel. 4092-346

Since January 2011 she has been working as counselor in the Counseling center for students at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. She completed several professional educations (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - WISC-IV-HR, Assessing psychopathology in children and adolescents - The Achenbach System of empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA), Use of associative cards in counseling and psychotherapy, Loss and grieving, Psychological Assessment of Children with Developmental Problems) and is in the second year of education in cognitive-behavioral therapy. She is a member of the Croatian Psychological Chamber, Croatian Psychological Association and the Croatian Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. In 2010 and 2011 she was the organizer of testing during the admission procedure for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.