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Nera Božin

Postgraduate Researcher

Research

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

Supervisor

Funding and awards

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

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

  • '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, School, 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.
 

 

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