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Z. (Žan) Mlakar, MSc

PhD Candidate, Department of Marketing



PhD Candidate, University of Groningen                                                   Started 2019
Supervisors: prof. dr. B. M. Fennis, dr. J. W. Bolderdijk, & dr. H. Risselada

Research Assistant, University of Groningen                                             2018 – 2019
Task: Assisting research projects under the supervision of dr. J. W. Bolderdijk & dr. H. Risselada

Teaching Assistant, University of Groningen                                                          2018
Course: International Marketing for IB

Marketing Intern, TheFixedGearShop                                                                      2017
Tasks: Conducting market research, planning marketing-related activities, creating advertising content

Vice Dean for Student Affairs, University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts    2015 – 2016
Roles: President of student council (planning meetings, enacting resolutions and organizing projects), lead student representative in faculty managerial bodies


University of Groningen                                                           Groningen, Netherlands
MSc in Research Master in Economics and Business                                2017 – 2019
Master’s thesis topic: “Online disinhibition as a facilitator of social change: Development of a novel experimental paradigm”
Supervisors: dr. J. W. Bolderdijk & dr. H. Risselada; Final GPA: 8,00 / 10

Tilburg University                                                                             Tilburg, Netherlands
MSc in Social Psychology – track Economic Psychology                            2016 – 2017
Master’s thesis topic: “Bullshit in politics: Are conservatives really more susceptible to it?”
Supervisor: A. M. Evans, PhD; Final GPA: 8,15 / 10

University of Maribor                                                                           Maribor, Slovenia
BA in Psychology                                                                                              2013 – 2016
Bachelor’s thesis topic: “Transferring Theoretical Conceptualization of Bullshit into Psychological Research Practice”
Supervisor: dr. B. Musil; Final GPA: 8,84 / 10

II. Gimnazija Maribor                                                                            Maribor, Slovenia
High school                                                                                                       2009 – 2013
Higher level courses: English, Mathematics, Slovene
Final exam grades: English 8/8, Mathematics 7/8, Slovene 5/8, Psychology 4/5, Geography 4/5


Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund
Zois state merit scholarship for talented students, 2009 – 2017

Youth for the Progress of Maribor Research Competition 2012
2nd place for the research project titled: “The level of violence in Maribor prison”

The Next Web T500 List 2017
Inclusion among 500 most talented people under 25 in the Dutch digital field

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