Portrait of Nera Božin

Nera Božin

Postgraduate Researcher

About

Nera completed her Bachelor's and Masters degree in Psychology at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She moved to the United Kingdom and started her PhD in Developmental Psychology in September 2017. 

Research interests

With a growing number of electronic devices and increasingly popular internet communication, emoticons, GIPHs and other symbols have become an everyday experience in communication. In addition to language being still a dominant communication tool, we also use pictures and symbols to transfer information. 

Nera is interested in exploring the possibility of using drawings as an alternative way of transferring information. Her research aims at getting a better insight of understanding ambiguous drawings and the role of artist's intent when interpreting a drawing.

Publications

  • Marjanovič-Umek, L., Božin, N., Čermak, N., Štiglic, N., Bajc, S., & Fekonja-Peklaj, U. (2016). Early language development: Vocabulary comparison of Slovenian boys and girls, Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies, 1, 12–36. 
  • Nübold, A., Bader, J., Božin, N., Depala, R., Eidast, H., Johannessen, A. E., & Prinz, G. (2017). Developing a taxonomy of dark triad triggers at work – A grounded theory study protocol, Frontiers in Psychology.

Presentations and posters

  • Bozin, N. & Nurmsoo E. (12.7.2019). CHALLENGING THEORIES UNDERPINNING REFERENTIAL PACTS: review and proposal of a new approach. Poster presented at Child Language Symposium 2019, Sheffield, United Kingdom.  
  • Bozin, N., & Nurmsoo, E. (25.6.2019). Systematic review of referential pact literature: a developmental approach. Talk given at workshop titled “Understanding of reference and referential pacts in typical and atypical development”, Canterbury, Kent. 
  • “Understanding of reference and referential pacts in typical and atypical development” Workshop organiser, University of Kent, Canterbury, June 24th and 25th, 2019. 
  • Bozin, N. & Nurmsoo, E. (22.3.2019). Do children correctly reason about the artist’s knowledge and belief when labelling a drawing? Poster presented at SRCD 2019, Baltimore, USA.
  • 'Underpinnings of sensitivity to referential pacts in children' Symposium organiser and chair, BCCCD 2019, Budapest, 4 January, 2019. 
  • Bozin, N., Batista da Costa, M., & Nurmsoo, E. (4.1.2019). Can referents of ambiguous drawings and expressions act as referential pacts? Talk given at the BCCCD 2019, Budapest, Hungary.​ 
  • Božin, N., Batista Da Costa, M, & Nurmsoo, E. (18.6.2018). Partner specificity and representational flexibility in children, Poster presented at Postgraduate Festival, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.
  • Božin, N., Batista Da Costa, M, & Nurmsoo, E. (26.6.2018). Partner specificity and representational flexibility in children​, Poster presented at CogSoCoAGE Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.
  • Božin, N., Batista Da Costa, M, & Nurmsoo, E. (13.9.2018). Do children show partner specificity when using ambiguous symbols?, Poster presented at BPS Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.​ 
  • Božin, N., Yuen, N., Marjanovic Umek, L. & Nurmsoo, E. (5.1.2018). Preschool children reason about artists' mental sates when naming drawings, Poster presented at Budapest Conference on Cognitive Development 2018, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. 
  • Božin, N., Marjanovic Umek, L., Yuen, N. & Nurmsoo, E. (12.8.2017). Reasoning About Mental States When Interpreting Drawings, Poster presented at Junior Researcher Programme Conference, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Nübold, A., Bader, J., Božin, N., Depala, R., Eidast, H., Johannessen, A. E., & Prinz, G. (July, 2016). Developing a taxonomy of dark triad triggers at work, Presentation at Junior Researcher Programme, jSchool, Dvorec Rakican, Slovenia. 
  • Nübold, A., Bader, J., Božin, N., Depala, R., Eidast, H., Johannessen, A. E., & Prinz, G. (August, 2017). Developing a taxonomy of dark triad triggers at work, Presentation at Junior Researcher Programme Conference, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • Nübold, A., Bader, J., Božin, N., Depala, R., Eidast, H., Johannessen, A. E., & Prinz, G. (August, 2017). Developing a taxonomy of dark triad triggers at work, Poster presented at Junior Researcher Programme Conference, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.,

Teaching

Seminar leader for:

  • SP528 Developmental Psychology
  • SP604 Biological Psychology
  • SP605 Cognitive Psychology

Supervision

Professional

Funding and awards

  • BPS Postgraduate Bursary 2018  
  • 2017-2020 – Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • Grindley Grant (EPS)    
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