One of the favorite traditions of Empirical Studies in Psychology is awarding and recognizing the diligent and creative work of scientists in different career phases, and areas of psychology. EIP awards the best poster at the conference, and the jury awarded two pieces of research: INTERNET TIME, OFFLINE, AND ONLINE FRIENDSHIPS OF HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS by Dobrinka Kuzmanović (University of Belgrade), and EXPLORATION OF THE LATENT SPACE OF FIVE SCALES FOR TESTING THE VIVIDNESS OF MENTAL VISUALIZATION, by Ana Atanasković, Ivona Katić, Katarina Mihajlović, Aleksandra Stanimirović, Senka Vasović, Anđela Simović, Tatjana Jovanović, Anja Lujić, Petar Naumović, Marija Milijanović, Dunja Mićunović, Mia Olujić, Milica Popović Stijačić (Singidunum University).
A new addition is the prize of the audience, and a large number of colleagues voted for and awarded the research: DEVELOPING SELF INSTEAD OF DEPRESSION: MEDIATING PATHS TO EMERGING ADULTS’ MENTAL HEALTH Teodora Vuletić, Miljana Lakićević, Emilija Karalejić, Marija Nikolić, Marija Erić
EIP is the proud host of the respected Katarina Maric Foundation, which for 15 years, in memory of our dear colleague Katarina Maric, has been awarding the prize for the best master’s thesis in psychology in Serbia. This year, Lea Gorisek was awarded for her thesis THE INFLUENCE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE ON JUDGMENT OF VERBALISMS.
This year, we have established the Nenad Havelka Lecture of Honor: Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Early Phase of a Scientific Career, and with great pleasure two truly outstanding fellow scientists are laureates. Dr. Bojana Dinić, Associate professor from the Faculty of Philosophy, at the University of Novi Sad presented her work on Illuminating dark personality traits.
Dr. Janko Međedović, senior research associate, from The Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade, held a lecture on the Behavioral ecology of personality: bridging personality evolution between humans and other animals. We couldn’t be happier that the very first laureates set such a high bar for future young scientists to follow.