Dr. Selma Korlat Ikanovic

University Assistant (PostDoc)

T: +43-1-4277-47443

F: +43-1-4277-847443

E: selma.korlat@univie.ac.at

Room: O3.58

Office hours: by appointment

Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology

Liebiggasse 5

1010 Vienna

Research interests

  • The role of self-stereotyping in psychological functioning from adolescence to old age
  • Effects of negative stereotypes on effort, performance, health and well-being
  • Effort mobilization in cognitive and physical engagement
  • The role of nature in healthy ageing and the role of older adults in climate change
  • Gender differences in developmental processes and experiences

Academic career

since 10/2021 University assistant (PostDoc), Institute for Developmental Psychology and Education: Psychology of Aging, University of Vienna
09/2018 – 09/2021 University assistant (PraeDoc), Institute for Developmental Psychology and Education: Educational Psychology, University of Vienna
09/2017 – 08/2018 Research Fellow, Geneva Motivation Lab, University of Geneva


2018 – 2021 Doctoral degree, University of Vienna
2014 – 2016 Master's degree, University of Sarajevo

Relevant publications by Selma Korlat Ikanovic

Korlat, S., Reiter, J., Kollmayer, M., Julia, H., Pelikan, E. R., Schober, B., Spiel, C., & Lüftenegger, M. (2023). Basic Psychological Needs and Agency and Communion During COVID-19: Gender Differentials and Effects on Well-being in Adolescence and Early Adulthood. Journal of Individual Differences, 44(1), 18–35. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000378

Korlat, S., Julia, H., Schultes, M.-T., Bürger, S., Schober, B., Spiel, C., & Kollmayer, M. (2022). Benefits of Psychological Androgyny in Adolescence: The Role of Gender Role Self-Concept in School-Related Well-Being. Frontiers in psychology, 13, 856758. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.856758

Korlat, S., Foerst, N., Schultes, M.-T., Schober, B., Spiel, C., & Kollmayer, M. (2022). Gender role identity and gender intensification: Agency and communion in adolescents’ spontaneous self-descriptions. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 19(1), 64–88. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2020.1865143

Drace, S., Korlat, S., Dokic, R. (2020). When stereotype threat makes me more intelligent: The informative role of threat related emotions in effort mobilization and task performance. British Journal of Social Psychology, 59(1), 137-156. https://doi-rg.uaccess.univie.ac.at/10.1111/bjso.12327

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