Slavica Tutnjevic

Slavica Tutnjevic
University of Banja Luka · Psychology

PhD

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March 2019 - December 2020
University of Banja Luka
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2006 - December 2014
University of Banja Luka
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2009 - June 2014
University of Banja Luka
Field of study
  • Developmental psychology
September 2004 - February 2006
Columbia University
Field of study
  • Gifted education
September 1998 - February 2004
University of Banja Luka
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (19)
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Full text available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/C8XNMAq3Rct4jgqnpG52/full This study addressed the development of language-mediated categorization longitudinally, on a sample of Serbian-speaking children aged 16–20 months. Twenty four children were tested 3 consecutive times on: categorization of unknown objects with a shared label and...
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We investigate early word-based categorization by testing one sample of infants at the ages of 14 and 16 months using an object manipulation task. Specifically, we investigate the facilitating effect of labeling on: a) categorization of unknown objects with a shared label and a similar shape; b) categorization of unknown objects with a shared la...
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Although child emotionality is a topic of particular professional and public interest, there is still a lack of suitable instruments for assessing emotional competences of preschool or school-age children. The aim of our study was to explore psychometric qualities of the Test of Emotion Comprehension (TEC; Pons & Harris, 2000) on a sample of childr...
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Does temporal thought extend asymmetrically into the past and the future? Do asymmetries depend on cultural differences in temporal focus? Some studies suggest that people in Western (arguably future-focused) cultures perceive the future as being closer, more valued, and deeper than the past (a future asymmetry), while the opposite is shown in East...
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Background Investigations of evolution knowledge and acceptance and their relation are central to evolution education research. Ambiguous results in this field of study demonstrate a variety of measuring issues, for instance differently theorized constructs, or a lack of standardized methods, especially for cross-country comparisons. In particular,...
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The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of an intervention created to stimulate the development of children under the age of seven, living in an institution for children without parental care in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim of the intervention was to match each child with one volunteer, trained to deliver three hours per week of in...
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This study investigated the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in pregnant women from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia during March and April 2020. 152 respondents filled out an online administered questionnaire assessing psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, fear of COVID-19 infection and death, attachment styles, perceived so...
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The temporal focus hypothesis (TFH) proposes that whether the past or the future is conceptualized as being located in front depends on temporal focus: the balance of attention paid to the past (tradition) and the future (progress). How general is the TFH, and to what extent can cultures and subcultures be placed on a single line relating time spat...
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During and after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, women whose husbands died in the war were particularly vulnerable, especially those with very young children, who lost their fathers at an early age. These mothers were exposed to multiple stressors and at risk of developing post-traumatic stress symptoms, which were found to be connected with for...
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GRADIVA AWARD 2020 FOR THE BEST EDITED BOOK Forced Migration and Social Trauma addresses the topic of social trauma and migration by bringing together a broad range of interdisciplinary and international contributors, comprising refugee care practitioners, trauma researchers, sociologists and specialists in public policy from all along the Balkan...
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The study is aimed at providing empirical basis for the adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates’ Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) for Serbian language, a parent report instrument for the language development assessment. Two sources of data were used in order to provide the basis for selection of items and evaluation of their linguistic, cultu...
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In this paper we present and discuss contemporary research findings on infant categorization abilities. First, as this is a relatively new field of research in the region, we define categorization and provide an explanation of the terminology related to this topic. Then, we present the main reasons for research in this field, along with the necessa...
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This study provides initial insights on the use of the Attachment Q-sort (AQS) for assessing young children's attachment quality in Bosnia & Herzegovina. We used the AQS technique to evaluate the quality of attachment in 31 mother-child dyads. The dyads were observed during home visits at the times children were aged 14, 16, 18, and 20 months.Addit...
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The main goal of the study was to further explore early word-based categorization by following one sample of children longitudinally from the age of 14 through the age of 20 months. Specifically, we investigated the facilitating effect of labeling on: a) categorization of unknown objects with a similar shape and a shared label; b) categorization of...

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The purpose of the project is to stimulate the development of children under the age of seven, living in an institution for children without parental care in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim of the intervention was to match each child with one volunteer, trained to deliver three hours per week of individually tailored, play-based activities, for a minimum of one year.
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Unlike other sources of trauma, perinatal or birth-related trauma is relatively unrecognised. Evidence suggests up to 30% of women describe their birth experience as traumatic and experience some symptoms of intrusion, avoidance or hyper-arousal. Meta-analyses show post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects 4% of women after birth and up to 18% of women in high risk groups. Rectification of this situation is essential. In 2016, 5.11 million babies were born in Europe, indicating that up to 1.5 million women may have had sub-optimal birth experiences and over 200,000 may have developed PTSD as a result. Developmental research has firmly established that the quality of infant-parent relationships is a critical factor in early and later childhood development, consequently, a family-centred approach to any investigation of birth-related trauma is critical, as trauma can be transmitted within the family system. Given the enormous economic burden it places on women, health systems, and particularly children, relatively small improvements in services to prevent, detect and treat this problem can benefit society significantly. The main aim of this Action is two-fold. The Action will establish an international multidisciplinary network of researchers, clinicians, NGOs and SMEs to 1) consolidate and disseminate current evidence and coordinate a joint effort to seek ways to prevent, minimise and resolve birth-related trauma, and to optimise emotional and psychological outcomes for parents and families and 2) accelerate the translation of that knowledge into best practices that can be shared across Europe to reduce the societal and economic burden arising from birth-related negative/traumatic experiences.