Aleksandra Kostic works as Assistant Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology and in the one of Sociology at the University of Nis in Serbia (Yugoslavia).
She gives courses on "Psychology of Learning" and "Psychology of Nonverbal Behavior".
She took her degree in Psychology in 1977 at the University of Nis.
Dr. Kostic made her post-graduate Studies in the field of Social Perception at the University of Belgrade (YU) and got the title of "Master on Social Psychology" in 1986.
Afterward, before taking her highest degree in Social Psychology in 1997, she spent six years, working with hidden cameras to get a
great deal of material on facial expression for her thesis.
Her research interests include examining the accuracy of social, emotional, and perceptual judgments, especially the judgments of primary emotions from the face, emotional intensity and antecedent-events.
She is particularly interested in cross-cultural study of facial expression, questions of universal antecedents of the emotions, research on deception and facial clues to deceit.
Finally, she contibutes to "Marco Pacori's Body Language Web
Site" since march 2001).
hKostic, A. (2001): Procena dogadjaja-uzrocnika sest bazicnih emocija
(Judgment of antecedent-events of six basic emotions), VII Empirijska
istrazivanja u psihologiji, Filozofski fakultet, Beograd, Zbornik rezimea.
hKostic, A. (1995). Opazanje primarnih emocija na osnovu spontanih facijal
nih ekspresija (Perceiving primary emotions from spontaneous facial ex-
pressions). Psihologija, XXVIII broj 1-2, 101-108.
hKostic, A. (1995). Judgement of emotions and personal traits from facial
expressions. Facta Universitatis, Vol. 1, N02, 175-180
hKostic, A. (1985). Izrazavanje emocija licem i mogucnosti merenja pokreta
lica (Facial emotional expression and possibilities for measuring facial mo-
vements).Zbornik Filozofskog fakulteta u Nisu, knjiga IX, 137-144.
hKostic, A. (1997). Uticaj osobina licnosti na tacnost opazanja primarnih
emocija na osnovu izraza lica (The influence of perceiver's personal traits
on accuracy of judgment of facial emotional expressions). Unpublished
doctorial thesis (288 pages).