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Augustin Mutak



Room KL 23/222c


  • 2021 – (ongoing): Dr. Phil., Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2016 – 2018: MA in Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb; master's thesis title: Psychometric analysis of the usability of the lower asymptote parameter in graded response model for detecting socially desirable responding

  • 2013 – 2016: BA in Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb


  • 2021 – (ongoing): Research assistant, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2018 – 2021: Data analyst, Psihometar (sole proprietorship)

Academic Visits

  • 2018: University of Oxford


  • 2015: Rector's award, University of Zagreb

Other Achievements

Research Interests

  • Psychometric model development
  • Scale validation
  • Rhythmicity of mood

Research Projects

  • Test-taking engagement and test-taking behavior: Modeling the processes underlying item nonresponse and guessing (DFG project number 288472689)
  • Orben, A. C., Mutak, A., Dablander, F., Hecht, M., Krawiec, J. M., Valkovičová, N. & Kosīte, D. (2018). From Face-to-Face to Facebook: Probing the Effects of Passive Consumption on Interpersonal Attraction. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, Article 1163. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01163
  • Mutak, A., Vranić, A. (2017). Utjecaj stupnja uglazbljenosti teksta na upamćivanje teksta [The influence of the degree of musical accompaniment of text on remembering text]. Psihologijske teme, 26(2), 309-333. https://doi.org/10.31820/pt.26.2.3
  • Mutak, A., Vukasović Hlupić, T. (2017). Exogeneity of the circaseptan mood rhythm and its relation to the working week. Review of psychology, 24(1-2), 15-28. https://doi.org/10.21465/rp0024.0002
  • Mutak, A. (2017). Rhythmic variations of mood. Gyrus, 4(3-4), 304-310.