Luka Lucic

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Assistant Professor Social Science & Cultural Studies (718) 399-4599 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 414

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18/SP-SS-232-01 Freud and Beyond: Introduction to Psychoanalysis

18/SP-SS-232-02 Freud and Beyond: Introduction to Psychoanalysis

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B.A., City College of New York; M.Phil., Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY.


Luka is a developmental psychologist. His research explores the effects of radical change - such as migration, war, and urban destruction, on socio-cognitive development of young people. Employing the methodology of narrative inquiry, Luka's research specifically focuses on the relationship of perception and cognition to socio-cultural context and environment (both built and virtual). Across his work, language is seen as important tool for psychological development, enabling young people to make sense of challenging life situations while also facilitating cognitive growth.

Luka was a visiting faculty in the Department of Psychology at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey during 2015 and 2016. Before joining Pratt Institute, he taught psychology at Hunter College, served as a Lecturer in History of Immigration at New-York Historical Society and worked as an Adult Literacy Fellow at New York City's Office of the Mayor.

Recent and forthcoming publications include:

Lucic, L. & Liharska, L. (in press). 'They are thirsty for internet more than water': Employing the affordances of cyberspace for learning and cognitive development among young refugees undergoing migration. In Z. Yan (Ed.) Analyzing Human Behavior in Cyberspace.

Lucic, L. (2016). Developmental affordances of war-torn landscapes: Growing up in Sarajevo under siege. Human Development. 59:81-106.

Lucic, L. (2016). The crisis of geographical imagination in Turkey. Metropolitics. June, 20.

Lucic, L. (2016). Narrative approaches to conflict resolution across technologically mediated landscapes. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology & Learning. 6 (1), 42-59.

Lucic, L. (2016). Changing landscapes, changing narratives: Socio-cultural approach for teaching global migrants. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. 24 (2), 221-237.

Lucic, L. (2016). The boys of Sarajevo's war tunnel. Metropolitics. January, 12.

Lucic, L., Daiute, C., Khan, A. (2015). Narrative exploration of social cognition in adults hospitalized due to symptoms of schizophrenia. European Psychiatry, 30, S1, P1282.

Lucic, L., Khan, A., Rothman, B., Gao, L., Peterson, T., Opler, M. (2014). How to measure social cognition in schizophrenia? A comparison of measurements. European Psychiatry, 29, S1.

Lucic, L., Khan, A., Daiute, C. (2014). "I am here because the voices came back...": Narrative exploration of the function of concept formation in adults hospitalized due to symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 153, S341.

Lucic, L. (2013). Use of evaluative devices by youth for sense-making of culturally diverse interactions. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37, 434-449.

Khan A., Lindenmayer J.P., Opler M., Yavorsky C., Rothman B., Lucic L. (2013). A new integrated negative symptom structure of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) in schizophrenia using item response analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 150(1):185-96.

Lucic, L., Rothman B., Khan A., Yavorsky C., Opler, M. (2013). Preliminary findings of the Dynamic Social Cognition Battery (DSCB): A comprehensive toolkit for social cognition. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39, S239.

Khan, A., Yavorsky, C., Liechti, S., Opler, M., Rothman B., Lucic, L., DiClemente, G., Jovic, S., Inada, T., Yang, L. (2013). A Rasch model to test the cross-cultural validity in the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) across six geo-cultural Groups. BMC Psychology, 1:5.

Daiute, C. & Lucic, L. (2010). Situated cultural development among youth separated by war. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 615-628.

Bender, H., Ruiz-Navarro, P., Echavarria, M., Feigina, I., Gaytan, F., & Lucic, L. (2010). Immigration and education. in C. Clauss-Ehlers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology. NJ: Springer.

Milstein, G., & Lucic, L. (2004). Young immigrants: A psychosocial development perspective. ENCOUNTER: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 17(3), 24-29.