I am a PhD researcher investigating the stereotypes of scientists, under the supervision of Dr. Bastiaan Rutjens and Prof. Gerben van Kleef. Prior to my PhD, I completed a Research Master's in Psychology (with a major in social psychology) at the University of Amsterdam (2020) and undergraduate studies in Research Psychology at the University of Belgrade (2018).
Though within the area of Social Psychology, my research interests (similarly to other interests) are very wide which also mirrors my scientific work. However, there are two streams of research I am currently investigating:
1) Irrational beliefs. One stream revolves around unusual ideas such as belief in conspiracy theories or receptivity to pseudo-profound bullshit. Who are the individuals that endorse these ideas? What is the structure of these beliefs? Can they be altered? These are some of the questions I try to answer.
2) Political psychology and ideology. The second line represents an overlap between politics and social psychology: I am interested in intergroup behaviors, voting, stereotypes & prejudice, and how political ideology relates to these. This line emerged naturally since I am an avid reader of political philosophy, with a particular interest in (Neo)Marxism and Third-Worldism.
I am a huge supporter of Open science: I regularly pre-register my studies, and I always encourage good research practices in my reviewing work. I believe that encouraging such practices would save many resources (not only time but public money as well), and get us to a more truthful (epistemologically speaking) understanding of human beings.
I am always open to collaboration, so feel free to contact me if you would like to collaborate (regardless of your status, from bachelor students to professors) on an interesting project. I am open to any interesting ideas in political psychology and ideology, social perception, or any other topics in core social psychology.
Gligorić, V. & Vilotijević, A. (2020). “Who said it?” How contextual information influences perceived profundity of meaningful quotes and pseudo-profound bullshit. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 34(2), 535–542. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3626
Gligorić, V., Feddes, A.R, & Doosje, B. (2020). Political bullshit endorsement and its correlates: a cross-cultural validation of the concept. Preprint available at: psyarxiv.com/u9pe3
Gligorić, V. & Vilotijević, A. (2020). Disintegration, neoliberalism and pseudo-profound bullshit. Preprint available at: psyarxiv.com/f75hz
Gligorić, V., Većkalov, B., & Žeželj, I. (2018). Intuitive and analytical cognitive styles as determinants of belief in conspiracy theories. In K. Damnjanović, I. Stepanović Ilić, & S. Marković (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXIV Conference Empirical Studies in Psychology, (pp. 93-95). Belgrade, Serbia.
I also provide expert psychological consultation in film production. Feel free to contact me if you would like to collaborate, regardless of your status (from amateur to high-budget movies).