PhD Student

Mirna Đurić

PhD Student

E-mail: m.duric@vu.nl
Room: MF-B547

Biography

Before starting my PhD, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia (2019) and a Research Master’s degree with a specialization in social psychology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2021; cum laude). Since my very first research project during my undergraduate studies, I have felt a deep curiosity and passion for the field of romantic relationships, and I am very happy to be able to continue learning about and working on this topic.

PhD Project

Since September 2021, I work under the supervision of dr. Francesca Righetti on the topic of ambivalence in romantic relationships (simultaneously experiencing both positive and negative feelings towards a romantic partner). Our research aims to investigate how ambivalence in its different forms affects the relationship and the partners. This project is supported by the VIDI grant from the NWO, awarded to dr. Francesca Righetti in 2019.

Research interests

  • Close relationships
  • Self-control
  • Emotions
  • Social power
  • Social norms