Svetlana Jović

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor
Developmental Psychology

Phone: 

(516)628-5047

E-mail: 

jovics@oldwestbury.edu

Building: 

New Academic Building

Room: 

2081

Office hours: 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1-2PM

Courses taught: 

  • PY 3215 Foundations of Child Development
  • PY 2010 Introduction to Psychology
  • PY 3010 Research, Design, & Analysis I
  • PY 4200 Research, Design, & Analysis II
  • PY 3120 Research Methods II: Basic Statistics for Psychologists

Education: 

Degrees:

  • 2017 Ph.D. Developmental Psychology - The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
  • 2013 M.Phil Developmental Psychology - The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
  • 2007 BA. &. M.A. 5-year Combined Degree Program Faculty of Philosophy - University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Research interests: 

Dr. Jović’s research concerns socio-cognitive development among children and youth in challenging contexts, including poverty, migration, cultural diversity, and integration. Dr. Jović studies the effects inequality has on development from the perspective of human potential and resilience, rather than a deficit-oriented perspective. Through acknowledging the detrimental effects of the socioeconomic (and political) challenges that many adolescents—especially the underrepresented—experience, Dr. Jović’s work emphasizes the socio-cognitive advantages that young people growing up in adversity acquire. Grounded in sociocultural psychology, which asserts that being a person is fundamentally a social transaction, Dr. Jović’s research recognizes that human nature is not fixed, but rather arises out of changing social conditions that it, in turn, produces. Moving away from individualistic and decontextualized notions of human development, Dr. Jović’s work situates psychological processes as relational and socioculturally embedded. Dr. Jović employ narrative and discourse as research tools for studying the relationship between sociocultural context and individuals.

Select publications & presentations: 

Publications:

[7] Audley, S. & Jović, S. (2020). Making meaning of children’s social interactions: The value tensions among school, classroom, and peer culture. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. 24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2019.100357

[6] Jović, S. (2019). “They have been in both positions”: Narrative exploration of adolescents’ sense-making about injustice from the positions of the object and subject of injustice. Qualitative Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/qup0000142

[5] Jović, S. (2015). Who you are is where you are: Urban youth’s context-dependent experiences of the important life aspects. In B. Selau & R. Fonseca (Eds.), Cultural-historical approach: Educational research in different contexts (pp. 161–191). Porto Alegre, Brazil: EDIPUCRS.

[4] Jović, S. (2014). Evaluative devices as a narrative tool for enacting relational complexity: A window into implicit meaning in adolescents’ narratives. Narrative Inquiry, 24(1), 113–131. https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.24.1.06jov

[3] Brooks, P., Dow, E., Jović, S., Kreniske, P., Panjwani, A., Sawyer, J., Schwartz, A., Shane-Simpson, C., Yannaco, F. & P. Yuksel-Sokmen, O. (2014). Useful books and websites for developing pedagogy. In B. Beins, & W. Buskist, (Eds.). Preparing the new professoriate: Helping graduate students become competent teachers (2nd ed., pp. 258–275). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/page-1862898

[2] Shane-Simpson, C., Jović, S., Obeid, R., Fiani, T. & Brooks, P. (2014). History of the Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA). In B. Beins, & W. Buskist, (Eds.). Preparing the new professoriate: Helping graduate students become competent teachers (2nd ed., pp. 27–35). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/page-1862898

[1] Žeželj, I., Jović, S., Mihajlović, B., Savić, S., Tadić, M., & Vučetić, A. (2006). Experimental test of efficiency of different strategies used to build resistance to persuasion conditional on category of medium that transmits the message. Psihologija (Psychology), 39(2), 147-167.

Handbooks:

[2] Chancellor, J. & Jović, S. (2015). 2nd edition, Writing Across the Curriculum: A Resource Book for Faculty (Social Science Edition), Prepared for Bronx Community College, CUNY (https://bcc-cuny.digication.com/writing_across_the_curriculum_at_bronx_c...)

[1] Chancellor, J. & Jović, S. (2015). 2nd edition, Writing Across the Curriculum: A Resource Book for Faculty (Humanities Edition), Prepared for Bronx Community College, CUNY (https://bcc-cuny.digication.com/writing_across_the_curriculum_at_bronx_c...)

Presentations:

[24] Jović, S. & Pipitone, J.M., (2019). Out of Bounds: Mapping Uptown Youth’s Everyday Mobility through Geotagged Photo-making, Individual paper, presented at the Mapping (In)Justice Symposium, New York, NY.

[23] Jović, S. & Pipitone, J. M. (2019). Mapping Out the Boundaries of Class, Race, and Documentation Status in New York City, Individual paper, presented at the 50th Meeting of the Environmental Design Research Association, Brooklyn, NY.

[22] Pipitone, J. M. & Jović, S. (2019). Negotiating Public Space in New York City, Symposium organized at the 50th Meeting of the Environmental Design Research Association, Brooklyn, NY.

[21] Jović, S. (2019) Calling it Out, or Playing it Down: How Openly do Youth from Contrasting Socioeconomic Backgrounds Talk about Injustice, Symposium paper, presented at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) annual meeting, New York, NY.

[20] Jović, S. (2019). Calling it Out, or Playing it Down: Youth from Differently Privileged Backgrounds Narrate about Injustice, Individual paper, presented International Society for Cultural-Historical and Activity Research (ISCAR) Conference, Ioannina, Greece.

[19] Jović, S. & Pipitone, J. M. (2018). Community College Students’ Exploration of Power Dynamics Embedded in Issues of Social Class, Race, and Documentation Status through Multi-modal Storytelling, Individual paper, presented at the Jean Piaget Society (JPS) Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

[18] Jović, S. & Pipitone, J. M. (2018). The Bronx Tales: Mapping the Relationship between Social Structures and Everyday Injustices through Community-based Action Research, Individual paper, presented at the 9th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference (DiRP), New York, NY.

[17] Jović, S. (2018) “We Know How It Feels on Both Sides”: Adolescents from Contrasting Socioeconomic Backgrounds Narrate Injustice, Individual paper, presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Convention, New York, NY.

[16] Batista, J., Pipitone, J. M., Jović, S. (2018). Photo Tales of NYC: Students’ Exploration of Community and Inequality through PAR. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

[15] Jović, S. (2017). At the Conjunction of Theory and Method: A Dynamic Narrating Approach, Symposium organized at the International Society for Cultural-Historical and Activity Research (ISCAR) Conference, Quebec City, Canada.

[14] Jović, S. (2017). Dynamic Narrating Approach: At the Conjunction of Theory and Method, Symposium organized at the Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, FL.

[13] Jović, S. (2017). Youth’s Sense-making about Fairness from the Perspectives of Agent vs. Object of Injustice, Symposium, Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

[12] Jović, S. & Pipitone, J. (2017). “We Are the One Side of the Two Cities”: New York City Youth’s Exploration of Community, Socioeconomic Inequality, and Youth Engagement, Symposium, Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology Annual Conference, New York, NY.

[11] Jović, S. (2016). Diverse Urban Youth’s Sense-making About Fairness, Individual paper, Jean Piaget Society (JPS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

[10] Jović, S. (2016) Photo Narratives for Change: Towards Sustainable Youth-inclusive Communities in New York City, Individual paper, Jean Piaget Society (JPS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

[9] Jović, S. (2016), Entitlement and Restraint: How Young People from Diverse Backgrounds Make Sense about Fairness, Individual paper, International Society for Cultural-Historical and Activity Research (ISCAR) Conference, Crete, Greece.

[8] Kreniske, P. & Jović, S. (2014). Two Dynamic Approaches for Supporting Writing in and beyond Psychology, Symposium organized at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

[7] Jović, S. (2014). Meaning-making about Fairness and Trustworthiness of the World among Differently Privileged Urban Youth, Individual paper, Jean Piaget Society (JPS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

[6] Jović, S. & Chancellor, J. (2014). The Muse Has Many Faces: Creative Writing Across the Community College Curriculum, Individual paper, Transitions and Transactions II: Literature and Creative Writing Pedagogies in Community Colleges Conference, New York, NY.

[5] Rodas, J., Jović, S. & Chancellor, J. (2014). No Divide: A Project for Personalizing Academic Writing, Individual paper, Language, Society and Culture Conference, New York, NY.

[4] Jović, S. (2013). Urban Youth’s Context-Dependent Experiences of the most Salient Aspects of Their Lives. Individual paper, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

[3] Jović, S. (2012). Urban Minority Youth’s Meaning-making about Different Psychosocial Environments in Their Lives. Poster, American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

[2] Jović, S. (2012). Understanding Adolescents' Comfort and Discomfort Experienced in the Most Salient Real-Life Activities Across Different Contexts. Individual paper, International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) Summer University, Moscow, Russia.

[1] Jović, S. (2012). Cognitive Management of Self-presentation in the Self-presentation Technology Era. Symposium, Jean Piaget Society (JPS) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.