Aleksandar Tomasevic

Aleksandar Tomasevic
University of Novi Sad · Department of Sociology

PhD

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Introduction
Social scientist working at University of Novi Sad. Primary research interests include applications of mathematical and statistical modeling in social sciences (sociology, psychology, demography). Current research focus is centered on the application of Gaussian Graphical and Ising models on large-scale survey data and more generally for modelling of political phenomena.
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - present
University of Novi Sad
Position
  • Research Assistant
February 2016 - present
University of Novi Sad
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
October 2012 - March 2019
University of Novi Sad
Field of study
  • Sociology
November 2011 - September 2012
University of Novi Sad
Field of study
  • Sociology
October 2007 - June 2011
University of Novi Sad
Field of study
  • Sociology

Publications

Publications (29)
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The aim of this research was to examine centrality and redundancy of the Dark Tetrad traits (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism, and sadism) using network analysis. The first sample (N = 546) was assessed using a short instrument, the second (N = 404) and the third (N = 410) samples were assessed with full instruments for the first three dar...
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The aim of this research was to explore the underlying structural organization and centrality of narcissism features by using network analysis. The research was conducted on a sample from the general population using subscales of four narcissism instruments (Narcissism Personality Inventory, Grandiose Narcissism Scale, Pathological Narcissism Inven...
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The aim of this research (N = 268) was to explore several compelling candidates for the Dark Core of the broader set of dark and light traits by using network analysis and analyses of shared variance. Several previously proposed cores were tested: primary psychopathy, narcissistic rivalry, Honesty-Humility, Aggressiveness, Selfishness, Antagonism a...
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Influential beliefs are crucial for our understanding of how people reason about political issues and make political decisions. This research proposes a new method for measuring the influence of political beliefs within larger context of belief system networks, based on the advances in psychometric network methods and network influence research. Us...
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Knowledge-sharing communities are a fundamental element of any knowledge-based society. Understanding how they emerge, function, and disappear is thus of crucial importance. Many social and economic factors influence sustainable knowledge-sharing communities. Here we explore the role of the structure of social interactions and social trust in the e...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse housing and family transitions among the young and young adults in five countries: Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Serbia, representing the Social-democratic, Conservative, Liberal, Mediterranean and (SEE) Post-socialist models of welfare regimes. For the purposes of our analysis, we used round 9 of...
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We could define disgust as a feeling of revulsion arising as a response to an aversive stimulus, that induces motivation to withdraw from that stimulus. There are several instruments to measure disgust sensitivity and the most used one is the disgust elicitor inventory, the Disgust Sensitivity Scale. It is the aim of this study to validate the tran...
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The aim of the presentation is to analyse the gender differences in three interconnected domains: 1. housing and 2. family transitions among the young and young adults in five countries: Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Serbia, representing the Social-democratic, Conservative, Liberal, Southern (Mediterranean) and Post-socialist models of...
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This article discusses immigrant integration policies in Europe. We analyzed data from the 2015 Migration Integration Policy Index to identify similar immigrant integration regimes in Europe according to policy priorities related to immigrants’ socioeconomic rights. The results of a latent class analysis demonstrated that there are two immigrant in...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze the structure of associative relationship between attitudes towards three dimensions of homosexuality, traditional values and different indicators of religiosity of citizens of Republic of Serbia. Following previous research, the core hypothesis of this paper is that traditional values act as a mediator of influe...
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In the 20th and 21st centuries, social network analysis has slowly transformed into a broader research field called network analysis or network science. It is a set of theories, techniques and methods that produce models representing the structure of relations between different entities or units. Unlike the original social network analysis research...
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This study introduces a novel methodology for measuring, exploring and describing the processes of party nationalization and localization. The key component of this approach is using electoral volatility as a baseline measure for computing party localization indices. For the purposes of this study, conventional definition of localization as non-uni...
Thesis
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Research presented in this dissertation is aimed at the problem of measurement of electoral volatility and its spatial aspects in post-communist societies. The comparative frame of this research is made of Serbia and five young members of European Union (Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Croatia). In political sciences and political sociolo...
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In the XX and XXI century, social network analysis slowly transformed into a broader research field called network analysis or network science. It represents a set of theories, techniques, and methods which produce models who are representations of the structure of relations between different entities or units. The key difference from the original...
Conference Paper
Electoral volatility is one of the most commonly used concepts in studies of electoral and party systems in social sciences. It is measured using Pedersen index and it's more sophisticated modifications. In recent literature, there have been advances in constructing more precise and robust modification of these indices, but all of them have been fo...
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Somatization represents one of the greatest problems for today’s health care systems and it encroaches on an individual’s quality of life. The PHQ-15 scale has been developed as a clinical tool for determining the level of somatization that has later been validated on a general population. The aim of our study is was to determine the validity of th...
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The aim of this research was to examine the relations between the HEXACO facets and aggressiveness components (anger, vengefulness, domination, hostility, reactive aggression, proactive aggression and indirect aggression). On a sample of 654 participants from general population, HEXACO-60, Aggressiveness Questionnaire AVDH, Reactive-Proactive Aggre...
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The main aim of this study was to examine the effect of the network size on formation and evolution of students’ friendship relations. Data was collected from two groups of sociology freshmen: a group from the University of Belgrade, which represents a larger group, and a group from the University of Novi Sad, which represents a smaller group. The...
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U radu se analiziraju mogućnosti upotrebe statističkih modela mrežne dinamike prilikom sociološke analize društvenih mreža. Tačnije, autori na osnovu definicija i specifikacija modela, kao i pregleda različitih primena ovih modela, žele da potvrde sledeću hipotezu: (matematički) modeli mreža u društvenim naukama ne predstavljaju ekstenziju teorije,...
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In this paper we analyze the commuting flows of workers in Serbian province of Vojvodina. Commuting is an important socio-economic process which can reshape our understanding of borders of functional regions and metropolitan areas of different territories. Previous analyses of commuting in Serbia have been limited by the constraints of census data....
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Apstrakt: U radu je izvršena provera validnosti i interne konzistentnosti upitnika od dvadeset stavova koji se odnosi na strukturu poželjnih vrednosti o porodici i porodičnim odnosima. Upitnik je do sada primenjen na uzorcima različitih demografskih karakteristika u Republici Srbiji, ali i zemljama okruženja, što ga čini potencijalno pogodnim za bu...
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Apstrakt: U radu se analizira problem autentičnosti kulturnog nasleđa. Na opštem planu, autentičnost možemo definisati kao evaluacioni sud koji se odnosi na iskustvo turista sa određenim lokalitetom, kulturom, objektom ili destinacijom. Istraživanje percepirane autentičnosti nasleđa, omogućava nam bolje razumevanje ponašanja i motivacije turista, t...
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The basic aim of the thesis is to introduce the model of structural equivalence and to point to its significance in the research of the positions and roles in the analysis of social networks. For this reason, the work stresses the problems that occur while defning positions and roles both in Sociology and in social networks theory. Afterwards, t...
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Granovetter's theory of strength of weak ties has been one of the most influential ideas in social sciences for the past forty years. Its basic assumption is very simple, but its explanatory power proved to be great. This paper shows how the idea developed and changed in Granovetter's papers, and shows some of his lesser known speculations about we...

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The goal of this project is to explore the core features of the dark traits, their main correlates, as well as to validate measures of various dark traits. The focus in on Dark Tetrad traits (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism, and sadism), but we expanded the dark traits network to other traits related to dark core, such as envy, selfishness, schadenfreude, spitefulness, vengefulness, and similar.
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Research related to my PhD thesis. The primary goal of the project is to link the studies of electoral volatility directly with the theory and research concerned with party system nationalization (and localisation) in post-communist societies of Europe (with emphasis on Western Balkan countries). Final outcome of the research is a new measure, called "the index of localization of volatility" used to measure system nationalisation/localisation directly from the results of spatio-network decomposition of national volatility levels.