Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology


Melisa Duvnjak

Melisa Duvnjak
Training Track: Applied Social, BS/MA
Lab: JAM Lab (Justice, Attention, and Motivation)
Advisor: Victor Ottati, Ph.D.
Office: Coffey Hall LL27


My research endeavors are oriented around intergroup behavior and attitudes, with a specialized focus in intergroup relationships between constituents of genocide, warfare, and political strife. My MA thesis seeks to examine group salience among Bosniaks and Bosnian-Serbs while assessing the effect of intergroup contact on attitudes for reconciliation.

Masters Thesis Title

The Effect of Ethnic Identification on Attitudes Toward Intergroup Forgiveness and Transitional Justice: America's Dayton Generation

Masters Thesis Committee

Dr. Victor Ottati and Dr. Yael Granot