Luka Komidar
Assistant Professor in Psychological Methodology
20th May 1977

Biography

Education

2002 B. A. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Supervisor: prof. Valentin Bucik. Thesis: The effect of object texture, ground texture and motion vector tilt on perception of accelerated approach of the object

2007 PhD, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Supervisor: prof. Valentin Bucik, Dissertation: Individual differences in visual perception tasks: cognitive and personality factors

Awards and Honors

1992–2003 Zois stipendium

Social profiles

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Experience

Work experience

2002 market researcher, Gral-Iteo, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2003 market researcher, Aragon, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2003–2007 young researcher, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

2007–2008 psychology teacher, Secondary Preschool Education and Gimnazija Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007– assistant lecturer, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Professional work at the faculty and university

2011–2014 Committee for quality assurance at Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana; president; member from 2014 to 2015

2011–2014 Work group for development of the revised Student Survey at Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana; president

2011– Work group for development of the revised Student Survey at University of Ljubljana; member

2012– Center for psychological measurement and counselling at the University of Ljubljana; member; development and administration of the web page

2013– Academic Assembly, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

2013–2014 Work group for evaluation of the doctoral studies at Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

2013– Committee for quality assurance at University of Ljubljana; member

Organizing conferences

2007 IAREP 2007 (International Association for Research in Economic Psychology); member of the organizing committee, development and maintenance of the conference web page

2008 2nd Balkan Vision Science Meeting; organizer, development and maintenance of the conference web page

2008 8th Alps-Adria Psychology Conference; member of the organizing committee, development and maintenance of the conference web page

Membership in editorial boards of scientific journals

2005–2012 Psihološka obzorja/Horizons of Psychology; member of the editorial board

2012– Psihološka obzorja/Horizons of Psychology; editor-in-chief

Teaching

  • Descriptive statistics (undergraduate program in Psychology)
  • Methodology of psychological research (undergraduate program in Psychology)
  • Fundamentals of Psychological Measurement (psychophysics, scaling; undergraduate program in Psychology)
  • Introduction to statistics (graduate program in Cognitive Science at University of Ljubljana)

Research

Research interests

  • visual perception (perception of motion, attention, eye movements)
  • psychophysical methods
  • development and adaptation of psychological tests
  • epidemiology in medical research
  • individuation in emerging adulthood
  • psychophysiological measurements in psychology (and the use of these measures in artificial intelligence systems)

Past and current research projects

2004–2007 Development of tests for speech processing: cognitive psychological and audiological aspects (leader: prof. Valentin Bucik)

2007–2009 AvID: Audio-visual identification and verification of speaker’s authenticity for safe communication (leader: prof. France Mihelič)

2009–2012 The role of personality in development of psychosocial adjustment (leader: prof. Maja Zupančič)

2011–2012 Bilateral project Slovenia–Austria: Representations about adulthood and individuation in emerging adulthood (leader: prof. Maja Zupančič)

2009–2011 The European Social Fund: Development of reading literacy: diagnostic instruments for assessment od reading literacy and development of model of reading literacy (leader: Dušica Boben)

2012–2014 P.E.S.C.A. – Programme for Cross-Border Cooperation Italy-Slovenia 2007-2013 by the European Regional Development Fund – Food educational project to a healthy eating (INTERREG - P.E.S.C.A.; leader: prof. Anja Podlesek)

2013–2016 Measuring psychophysiological parameters as input data for computerized adaptive testing (leader: prof. Janez Drnovšek)

Memberships

Slovenian Psychologists’ Association

Selected publications

COBISS (full bibliography)

Contact information

Office hours   Tuesday, 12:00-13:30
Room   122
Telephone   + 386 1 241 1184
email   luka.komidar@ff.uni-lj.si