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Zlatan Krizan
W112 Lagomarcino Hall
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Tel: (515) 294-1975
Fax: (515) 294-6424


My name is Zlatan Krizan, and this is my website. Here You can find the latest information on my work, publications, presentations, and statistical tools.

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Research within my laboratory focuses on basic social, emotional, and motivational processes relevant to understanding ourselves and the world we live in. Topics of particular interest involve regulation of self-image and self-esteem as a function of social comparison and personality, motivational biases in social perception, and the role that emotions and biology play in our sense of self and behavior. This research draws on experimental methods, longitudinal methods, and statistical theory (e.g.,meta-analysis)

I am also interested in cooking, playing drums and percussion, yoga, DJing, producing music, summers, meditative techniques, exercise, politics, freediving, dancing, seafood, ice cream, and awkward situations (although not necessarily in that order).


Fall 2013

"The Ups and Down of Optimism" (Zlatan Krizan, Chair). Symposium to be presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Experimental Social Psychology (September 24th-27th, 2013), Berkeley, Ca (USA).

"Communal Functions of Social Comparison" (Zlatan Krizan & Frederick X. Gibbons, Eds.)
Edited volume TBP 2014 with Cambridge University Press.



SYNTHESIZER: A Varying Coefficient Meta-Analytic Tool [Z. Krizan (c) 2010].
  I have released a user-friendly meta-analytic tool using Excel that employs newly developed methods based on varying coefficient models (using unweighted least squares) that overcomes problems with the traditional fixed-effects and random-effects models (see Bonett, 2008, 2009). This tool, which is free to researchers, can compute accurate confidence intervals for aggregated correlations, standardized mean differences, and alpha reliability coefficients. It also provides confidence intervals for moderator effects.

The program and all supporting documentation can be found HERE

My blog is now available in the online edition of Psychology Today and can be found here