Biography

Affiliation

Research Associate, M.D., D.Sc.,
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Education

B.Sc. Studies:

Degree:

Medical Faculty, (GPA 9.00 of 10.00)
University of Skopje, MK
Doctor of Medicine

(completed)

D.Sc. Studies:

 

Degree:

Psychology and Social Neuroscience,

Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza Univesity of Rome, IT

Doctor of Psychology ans Social Neuroscience

(completed)

Interests & Qualifications

WHAT

Investigating the group-based processes in cross-cultural and political settings

Domains: Social Psychology and Neuropolitics

WHY

To determine moral motivations, ideological beliefs and ethical implications of group-based behaviors

Domains: Moral Psychology and Neuroethics

HOW

By exploring the behavioral, neurophysiological and pathological substrates of group-based behaviors

Domains: Neuropsycholgy, Behavioral Economics,  Neuroinformatics

Publications

Book Chapters and Booklets

1. Beshears, J., Gjoneska, B., Schmidt, K., Pfuhl, G., Saari, T., McAuliffe, W.H.B., Steltenpohl, C., Onie, S., Chartier, C.R., Moshontz, H. (2022). Psychological science accelerator: A promising resource for clinical psychological science. In: S. Lilienfeld, A. Masuda, W. O’Donohue (eds). Avoiding Questionable Research Practices in Applied Psychology. (20 Sep, 2022). Cham: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-031-04967-5

PREPRINT: [URL]

PRE-ORDER: [URL]

2. Fineberg, N., Dell’Osso, B., Demetrovics, Z., Király, O., Chamberlain, S., Gjoneska, B., Corazza, O., Zohar, J., Potenza, M., Hollander, E., Van Ameringen, M., Sales, C., Jones, J., Hall, N., Martinotti, G., Burkauskas, J., Menchón, J., Grünblatt, E., Susanne, W., Billieux, J. (2022). Learning to deal with problematic use of the internet: Revised Edition. European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action CA 16207. doi: 10.5167/uzh-191227

BOOKLET: [URL]

3. Blanuša, N., Denkovski, O., Fidanovski, K., & Gjoneska, B. (2021). EU-related conspiracy theories in the Western Balkans: Gravitating between rejecting and embracing Europe through eurovilification and eurofundamentalism. In: A. Önnerfors, A. Krouwel (eds). Europe: Continent of Conspiracies: Conspiracy Theories in and about Europe. Abingdon: Routledge (30 Apr 2021). doi: 10.4324/9781003048640-10

CHAPTER: [URL]

4. Gjoneska, B., Fidanovski, K., & Krouwel, A. (2020). North Macedonia goes global: Pro-EU aspirations and anti-EU sentiments as basis for EU-related conspiracy theories. In: A. Astapova, O. Colăcel, C. Pintilescu, T. Scheibner (eds). Conspiracy Theories in Eastern Europe: Tropes and Trends. 250-267. Abingdon: Routledge (29 Oct 2020). doi: 10.4324/9780429326073-17

CHAPTER: [URL]

5. Lantian, A., Wood, M., & Gjoneska, B. (2020). Personality traits, cognitive styles, and worldviews associated with beliefs in conspiracy theories. In: M. Butter and P. Knight (eds). Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories. 155-167. Abingdon: Routledge (26 Feb 2020). doi: 10.4324/9780429452734-2_1

CHAPTER: [URL]

6. Gjoneska, B., Camacho Toro, R., Simic, N., Solymosi, K., AbuDouleh, A., Chies Santos, A., Chaouch, M., Elbaz, H., Enany, S., Giannarou, S., Gono-Bwalya, A., Haidu, D., Manzanares Chacón, M.A., Režek Jambrak, A. (2020). S.O.S. Booklet for Global Young Scholars: Facing the Scientific and Ethical Challenges of the Modern Age. Budapest: GYA/IAP Young Researchers Leadership Workshop in the Framework of the World Science Forum 2019.

BOOKLET: [URL]

7. Milošević-Đorđević, J., Žeželj, I., Turjačanin, V., Lukić, P., Gjoneska, B., & Krouwel, A. (Forthcoming). Conspiracy theories about the conflict: Blaming the enemy or finding a joint culprit. In: N. Blanuša (ed). Conspiracy theories in/about Balkans. Abingdon: Routledge.

Peer-reviewed papers

8. Gjoneska, B., Potenza, M. N., Jones, J., Sales, C. M. D., Hranov, G., & Demetrovics, Z. (2022). Problematic use of the internet in low- and middle-income countries before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 101208. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2022.101208

PAPER: [URL]

9. Pavlović, T., Azevedo, F., De, K., Riaño-Moreno, J. C., Maglić, M., Gkinopoulos, T., ...Gjoneska, B., & Keudel, O. (2022). Predicting attitudinal and behavioral responses to COVID-19 pandemic using machine learning. PNAS Nexus, pgac093. doi: 10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac093

PAPER: [URL]

10. Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration. (2022). A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(22), e2111091119.

PAPER: [URL]

11. Bago, B., Kovacs, M., Protzko, J., Nagy, T., Kekecs, Z., Palfi, B., Adamkovic, M., Adamus, S., Albalooshi, S.,  ...Gjoneska, B., ...Aczel, B. (2022). Situational factors shape moral judgments in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern, and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature Human Behavior. doi: 10.1038/s41562-022-01319-5

PAPER: [URL]

12. Van Bavel, J. J., Cichocka, A., Capraro, V., Sjåstad, H., Nezlek, J. B., Pavlović, T., Alfano, M., Gelfand M.J., Azevedo, F., Birtel, M.D., Cislak, A., Lockwood, P., Ross, R. M., Abts, K., Agadullina, E., Amodio, D., Apps, M. A. J., Aruta, J. J. B. R.,... Gjoneska, B., ...Boggio P. (2022). National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic: Results from 67 countries. Nature Communications, 13: 517. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-27668-9

PAPER: [URL]

13. Imhoff, R., Zimmer, F., Klein, O., António, J. H. C., Babinska, M., Bangerter, A., Bilewicz, M., Blanuša, N., Bovan, K., Bužarovska, R., Cichocka, A., Delouvée, S., Douglas, K. M., Dyrendal, A., Etienne, T., Gjoneska, B., Graf, S., Gualda, E., Hirschberger, G., … van Prooijen, J.-W. (2022). Conspiracy mentality and political orientation across 26 countries. Nature Human Behaviour, 1–12. doi: 10.1038/s41562-021-01258-7

PAPER: [URL]

14. Gjoneska, B., Potenza, M. N., Jones, J., Corazza, O., Hall, N., Sales, C. M. D., Grünblatt, E., Martinotti, G., Burkauskas, J., Werling, A. M., Walitza, S., Zohar, J., Menchón, J. M., Király, O., Chamberlain, S. R., Fineberg, N. A., & Demetrovics, Z. (2022). Problematic use of the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic: Good practices and mental health recommendations. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 112, 152279. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2021.152279

PAPER: [URL]

15. Gjoneska, B. (2021). Conspiratorial beliefs and cognitive styles: An integrated perspective on analytic thinking, critical thinking and scientific reasoning in relation to (dis)trust in conspiracy theories. Frontiers in Psychology. 12: 4451. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.736838

PAPER: [URL]

16. Wang, K., Goldenberg, A., Dorison, C.A., Miller, J.K., Uusberg, A., Lerner, J.S., Gross, J.J., Agesin, B.B., Bernardo, M., Campos, O., Eudave, L., Grzech, K., Ozery, D.H., Jackson, E.A., Luis Garcia, E.O., Drexler, S.M., Jurković, A.P., Rana, K., Wilson, J.P., ..., Gjoneska B., … Moshontz, H. (2021). A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behavior. 5: 1089–1110. doi: 10.1038/s41562-021-01173-x

PAPER: [URL]

17. Gjoneska, B., Jones, J., Vella, A. M., Bonanno, P., Flora, K., Fontalba-Navas, A., Hall, N., Ignjatova, L., Kirtava, Z., Moreno Sanjuán, D., Vaz-Rebelo, M. P., & Sales, C. M. D. (2021). Citizen citizen consultation on problematic usage of the internet: Ethical considerations and empirical insights from six countries. Frontiers in Public Health. 9:268, doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.587459

PAPER: [URL]

18. Adam-Troian, J., Wagner-Egger, P., Motyl, M., Arciszewski, T., Imhoff, R., Zimmer, F., Klein, O., Babinska, M., Bangerter, A., Bilewicz, M., Blanuša, N., Bovan, K., Bužarovska, R., Cichocka, A., Çelebi, E., Delouvée, S., Douglas, K. M., Dyrendal, A., Gjoneska, B., … Prooijen, J.-W. van. (2021). Investigating the links between cultural values and belief in conspiracy theories: The key roles of collectivism and masculinity. Political Psychology. 42(4):597-618. doi: 10.1111/pops.12716

PAPER: [URL]

19. Király, O., Potenza, M. N., Stein, D. J., King, D. L., Hodgins, D. C., Saunders, J. B., Griffiths, M. D., Gjoneska, B., ... Demetrovics, Z. (2020). Preventing problematic internet use during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consensus guidance. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 100:152180 doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2020.152180

PAPER: [URL]

20. Marczak, M., Gjoneska, B., Burkauskas, J., Daskalou, V., Flora, K., Gao, S., Li, Y., Liaugaudaite, V., Markovikj, M., Roelands, M., Smrz, P., & Vaz-Rebelo, P. (2020). Problematic internet use: Media portrayal across eight countries. Psihologija. 53(4):411-430 doi: 10.2298/psi190801011m

PAPER: [URL]

21. Gjoneska, B., Liuzza, M. T., Porciello, G., Caprara, G. V., & Aglioti, S. M. (2019). Bound to the group and blinded by the leader: Ideological leader–follower dynamics in a trust economic game. Royal Society Open Science. 6(9):182023. doi: 10.1098/rsos.182023

PAPER: [URL]

22. Gjoneska, B., Markovska-Simoska, S., Hinrikus, H., Pop-Jordanova, N., & Pop-Jordanov, J. (2015). Brain topography of EMF-induced EEG-changes in restful wakefulness: Tracing current effects, targeting future prospects. Prilozi. 36(3):103-112. doi: 10.1515/prilozi-2015-0085

PAPER: [URL]

23.Gee, R. E., Jarvinen, T., Sultana, T. A., Destura, R., & Gjoneska, B. (2012). IAMP tackles a void in medical education: Leadership. Lancet. 379(9813):e25. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60148-2

PAPER: [URL]

24. Gjoneska, B. (2012). Neuroimaging and neuroethics: Imaging the ethics in neuroscience. Prilozi. 33(1):419-424. PMID: 23037187

PAPER: [PDF]   

25. Čulić, M., Gjoneska, B., Hinrikus, H., Jändel, M., Klonowski, W., Liljenström, H., Pop-Jordanova, N., Psatta, D., von Rosen, D., & Wahlund, B. (2009). Signatures of depression in non-stationary biometric time-series. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience. e989824. doi: 10.1155/2009/989824   

PAPER: [URL]

Conference presentations (selection)

26. Gjoneska, B., Porciello, G., Liuzza, M.T., Caprara, G.V. (2018). Two shades of leader’s trustworthiness: Electors from opposite sides of the political spectrum differ in the dispositional and situational trust toward a political leader. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN 2018). Leiden, NL.

ABCTRACT: [URL]

27. Gjoneska, B., Kiteva-Trencevska, G., & Pop-Jordanova, N. (2018). Multimodal analysis of cognitive functions in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 59(S3):S334. doi: 10.1111/epi.14612

ABSTRACT: [URL]         

28. Gjoneska, B., Porciello, G., Liuzza M.T., Caprara, G.V., Aglioti, S.M. (2017). Through the looking glass of political bias: Political affiliation predicts leader’s trustworthiness via implicit attitudes. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). Edinburgh, UK

ABSTACT: [URL]

29. Gjoneska, B., & Kandikjan, A. (2010). Quantitative analysis of background EEG activity in three protocol-dependent groups of patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behavior. 17(4):608-609. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.01.127

ABSTRACT: [URL]

30. Gjoneska, B., Georgiev, D., Fuštić, S., & Pop-Jordanova, N. (2008). Characteristics of electroencephalographic alpha rhythm parameters in cystic fibrosis patients: Perspectives of neurofeedback. Clinical Neurophysiolology. 119(3):e72. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2007.11.035

ABSTRACT: [URL]

Associations & Positions

Management committee membership

European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) Action CA16207. European Network on Problematic Usage of the Internet (PUI).

2017-2022

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action CA15101. Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT).

2016-2020

Steering committee membership

InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Alumni Steering Committee.

2020-Ongoing

Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA). Assistant Director of the PSA Ethics Committee.

2020-2024

Regular membership

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

2020-Ongoing

Society for Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)

2020-Ongoing

American Association of Psychological Science (APA)

2021-Ongoing

Psychonomic Society

2020-Ongoing

Women in Cognitive Science

2020-Ongoing

Editorial roles

Guest Editor: Zeitschrift für Psychologie

2022-2024

Review Editor: Frontiers in Social Psychology

2022-Ongoing

Academic Editor: PLoS ONE

2022-Ongoing

Competencies

Neurophysiological tools

iView X™ system (for mobile eye-tracking and analysis)

E-Prime and SMI Experiment Center™ (for experimental design)

Amsterdam Neuropsychological Tests (for cognitive evaluation)

Montreal Cognitive Assessment Inventory (for cognitive evaluation)

CogMed software (for working memory training)

WinEEG software (for Q-EEG monitoring, processing and analysis)

Statistics & analytics software packages

R package for statistical computing

Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)

Statistica advanced analytics software package

Office suites

LibreOffice (Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math, Base)

Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Corel Xara)

Google Docs Editors (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms)

LaTeX for document preparation

Zotero for reference management

Languages

South Slavic including MK, SR, HR languages (native speaker)

EN language (C1 advanced proficiency)

IT language (B2 intermediate proficiency) FR language (A1 elementary proficiency)

Achievements

Scholarships

1. BSc Studies - Ministry of Education and Science of Macedonia

2. DSc Studies - Ministry of Education of Italy

Science Grants

1. Gjoneska B. (2017). Investigation of effects of the populist messages from prominent political leader on two opposing groups of partisans. Nov 15-29, La Sapienza University of Rome, IT. EU COST IS1308.

STSM REPORT: [URL]

2. Gjoneska B. (2017). Political affinity and conspiracy mentality: Italian case. Jul 8-24, La Sapienza University of Rome, IT. EU COST CA15101.

3. Gjoneska B. (2015). Learning to trust in political leader: Application of reinforcement learning in an iterated trust game. Sep 1-17, La Sapienza University of Rome, IT. EU COST IC1205

STSM REPORT: [URL]

Awards

1. First student prize at the 27th International Medical Students’ Scientific Congress: Gjoneska B. (2004). Moral and Ethical Standards of Medical Students. May 20-23, Ohrid, MK

ABSTRACT: [SCAN]

2. Third student prize at the International Congress of Medical Sciences: Gjoneska B. (2003). Cutaneous tuberculosis in R.M. during the period 1997-2003. May 8–11, Sofia, BG

ABSTRACT: [SCAN]

3. Third award on traditional short story competition of the official students' letter "Студентски збор": Gjoneska B. (2001). Pieces, Skopje, MK

SHORT STORY: [SCAN]

Plenary talks

Media

1. Gjoneska B. (2019-ongoing). Collection of literary essays in Macedonian language. In: "Окно" (МК) popular e-portal.

ARCHIVE: [LINK]

2. Gjoneska B. (2017-ongoing). Collection of poems in English language. In: "Репер" (МК) popular monthly e-magazine

ARCHIVE: [LINK]

3. Gjoneska B. (2019). The Digital Revolution: A Problem or a Solution for the Human Evolution. In: "Science for all" (МК: Наука за сите) popular e-magazine. 19 Jan, 2019.

ARTICLE: [LINK]

4. Gjoneska B. (2018). The Internet Opens а Door for New and Seldom Known Addictions. In: "Faculties" (МК: Факултети) popular e-magazine. 29 Nov, 2018

INTERVIEW: [LINK]

Earlier Works (undergraduate studies)

1. Gjoneska B. (2006-2007). Selection of contributions. In: "Vox Medici" (Official periodical bulletin of the Doctor’s Chamber of Macedonia).    
                          
2. Gjoneska B. (2016). The Right Connection. In: "Твој клуб" (Official periodical bulletin and bimonthly popular magazine for T-mobile).

SHORT STORY: [LINK]             

For ongoing explorations of sound literary devices check the Prose and Poetry sections of this website.