+386 1 4213 590

Office hours

Tuesday 12:00-13:30, in-person or online;
Please announce your visit at:



Department of Psychology

Prof. Dr. Anja Podlesek

Anja Podlesek is Full Professor of Psychological Methodology at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.

Education: 1992 International Baccalaureate (Gymnasium Bežigrad, Ljubljana, Slovenia), 1996 B. A. in Psychology, University of Ljubljana, 1998 M. Sc., University of Ljubljana, 2001 Ph. D., University of Ljubljana

Work experiences: 1998-2005 Assistant Lecturer at University of Ljubljana, Department of Psychology, 2005-2011 Docent, 2011 Associate Professor, 2022 Full Professor of Psychological Methodology


  • Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics (undergraduate program in Psychology, lectures)
  • Fundamentals of Psychological Measurement (undergraduate program in Psychology, lectures)
  • Qualitative Psychological Research (undergraduate program in Psychology, elective course)
  • Applied Psychometrics (seminar, postgraduate program in Psychology)
  • Research methods in psychology (doctoral studies in psychology, part of lectures)
  • Theory and Approaches in Experimental Psychology (doctoral studies in experimental psychology, part of lectures)
  • Interdisciplinary scientific research work (doctoral studies in Environmental protection, part of lectures)


Research interests:

  • cognitive psychology (cognitive training, cognitive control, cognitive load, visual attention, visual perception)
  • psychophysics, analysis and comparison of psychophysical methods, context effects in psychophysics, psychophysiological measurements in psychology
  • development of psychological tests, measurement of different psychological phenomena

Participation in research projects:

  • Psychological and neuroscientific aspects of cognition (leader A. Podlesek, 2019-2024)
  • List of past national research projects
  • Supervised practice of psychologists: Development of a training programme for mentors and a model of supervised practice - SUPER PSIHOLOG (Norway Grants, 5.2.2015-31.10.2016, leader: A. Podlesek)
  • PESCA - a project on healthy food consumption (the cross-border cooperation program INTERREG IV Slovenia-Italy 2007-2013, 2011-2014, coordinator at UL: A. Podlesek)
  • The International Psychiatry Resident/Trainee Burnout Study: Europe BOSS 2008 (Study coordinators: Julian Beezhold, Nikolina Jovanović) - Social Attitudes to Road Traffic Risk in Europe SARTRE 4 (leader: Marko Polič, 2009-2012)
  • Evaluation study “Motivational factors in youth and adult education” (leader: Melita Puklek Levpušček, 2010-2012)
  • ESS project “Development of speech and reading competency in pre-school and school period” (2009-2011, leader: Ljubica Marjanovič Umek)
  • ESS project “Development of network of mentors and training for supervised practice of psychologists” (leader: Vlasta Zabukovec, 2009-10)
  • ESS project “Evaluation of education in the Republic of Slovenia: The relationship between psychosocial factors and academic achievements of Slovenian primary-school 4 and 8 graders and secondary-school 1st-year students – secondary analysis of TIMSS and PISA data (leader: Maja Zupančič, 2008-2009)

Editorial activity:

  • 2013-: Associate Editor of the journal Horizons of Psychology/Psihološka obzorja
  • 2005-2008: Editor-in-Chief of the journal Horizons of Psychology/Psihološka obzorja  

Organization activities

  • National congresses: General Secretary of the 3rd Slovenian Congress of Psychology (Portorož, Slovenia, 1999), Member of Scientific Committee in the 4th and 5th Slovenian Congress of Psychology (Radenci, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2002, 2006)
  • International conferences: Member of Organisation Committee of the 8th Facet Theory Conference (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2003), organizer of the 2nd Balkan Vision Science Meeting (Brdo pri Lukovici, Slovenia, 2008), Executive Head of the Organising Committee of the 8th Alps-Adria Psychology Conference (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2008), Organizer of Context in Psychology V Symposium (Olimje, Slovenia, 2011), Organizer of 2nd Rostohar Days (Ljubljana, 2014), Organizer of the 1st Conference on Supervised Practice of Psychologists (Ljubljana, 2017), Chair of the Organizing and Programme Committee of the 13th Alps-Adria Psychology Conference (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018), Member of the Scientific Programme Committee of the 17th European Congress of Psychology (Ljubljana, 2022)

From 2017: member of the Senate of Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Professional activities

  • Member of the Slovenian Psychologists’ Association: Member of the Professional Advisory Board, Member of Task Force on Psychological Practice Act, Past Member of Task Force on Code of Ethics
  • Since 2022 member of the EuroPsy (European Certificate in Psychology) European Awarding Committee. In 2012-2020 she was the Chair of the Slovenian EuroPsy National Awarding Committee. 

Awards and Honors

  • Congress Ambassador of Slovenia 2019
  • University of Ljubljana Golden Plaque, awarded to individuals for exceptional merits in developing scientific, teaching or artistic creations and for strengthening the university’s reputation, 2017
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts Award for teaching, research and professional work, 2008
  • scholarship for Advanced Research Training Seminar in Brain Imaging Techniques, 2000
  • Zois stipendium, 1988-1996
  • Gibanje znanost mladini (“Science to youth”) award for research project in psychology, 1990

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)