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


B.Sc. Studies:


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


D.Sc. Studies:



Psychology and Social Neuroscience,

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

Doctor of Psychology ans Social Neuroscience


Interests & Qualifications


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

Domains: Social Psychology and Neuropolitics


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

Domains: Moral Psychology and Neuroethics


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

Domains: Neuropsycholgy, Behavioral Economics,  Neuroinformatics


Book Chapters and Booklets

1. Beshears, J., Gjoneska, B., Schmidt, K., Pfuhl, G., Saari, T., McAuliffe, W. H. B., Steltenpohl, C. N., Onie, S., Chartier, C. R., & Moshontz, H. (2022). Psychological Science Accelerator: A Promising Resource for Clinical Psychological Science. In W. O’Donohue, A. Masuda, S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Avoiding Questionable Research Practices in Applied Psychology. 419–437. Springer International Publishing (24 Aug, 2022). doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-04968-2_19



2. Fineberg, N., Dell’Osso, B., Demetrovics, Z., Király, O., Chamberlain, S., Gjoneska, B., Corazza, O., Zohar, J., Potenza, M., ... & 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


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


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


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


6. Gjoneska, B., Camacho Toro, R., Simic, N., Solymosi, K., AbuDouleh, A., Chies Santos, A., Chaouch, M., Elbaz, H., Enany, S., Giannarou, S., ... & 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.


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. Dorison, C. A., Lerner, J. S., Heller, B. H., Rothman, A. J., Kawachi, I. I., Wang, K., Rees, V. W., Gill, B. P., Gibbs, N., Ebersole, C. R., Vally, Z., Tajchman, Z., Zsido, A. N., Zrimsek, M., Chen, Z., Ziano, I., Gialitaki, Z., Ceary, C. D., Lin, Y., … Gjoneska, B. … Pinto, I. (2022). In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries. Affective Science.


9. Kowal, M., Sorokowski, P., Pisanski, K., Valentova, J. V., Varella, M. A. C., Frederick, D. A., Al-Shawaf, L., García, F. E., Giammusso, I., Gjoneska, B., Kozma, L., Otterbring, T., Papadatou-Pastou, M., Pfuhl, G., Stöckli, S., Studzinska, A., Toplu-Demirtaş, E., Touloumakos, A. K., Bakos, B. E., … Zumárraga-Espinosa, M. (2022). Predictors of enhancing human physical attractiveness: Data from 93 countries. Evolution and Human Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2022.08.003


10. Fineberg, N. A., Menchón, J. M., Hall, N., Dell’Osso, B., Brand, M., Potenza, M. N., Chamberlain, S. R., Cirnigliaro, G., Lochner, C., ...Gjoneska B., … Zohar, J. (2022). Advances in problematic usage of the internet research – A narrative review by experts from the European network for problematic usage of the internet. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 152346. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2022.152346


11. 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


12. Pavlović, T., Azevedo, F., De, K., Riaño-Moreno, J. C., Maglić, M., Gkinopoulos, T., Donnelly-Kehoe, P. A., Payán-Gómez, C., Huang, G., Kantorowicz, J., … Gjoneska, B., … Van Bavel, J. J. (2022). Predicting attitudinal and behavioral responses to COVID-19 pandemic using machine learning. PNAS Nexus, pgac093. doi: 10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac093


13. 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. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2111091119


14. 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


15. 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


16. 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


17. 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


18. 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


19. 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


20. 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


21. 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


22. 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


23. 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


24. 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


25. 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


26. 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


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


28. 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   


Conference presentations (selection)

29. 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.


30. 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]         

31. 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


32. 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


33. 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


Associations & Positions

Management committee membership

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


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


Steering committee membership

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


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


Regular membership

Association for Psychological Science (APS)


Society for Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)


American Association of Psychological Science (APA)


Psychonomic Society


Women in Cognitive Science


Editorial roles

Guest Editor: Zeitschrift für Psychologie


Review Editor: Frontiers in Social Psychology


Academic Editor: PLoS ONE



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


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

EN language (C1 advanced proficiency)

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



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.


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



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


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


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


Plenary talks


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


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


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.


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


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.