Jelena Ristic

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

William Dawson Scholar


Contact Information:


Office: Stewart Biology Building, N7/13
Phone: 514.398.2091
Email: jelena.ristic[at]


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
1205 Dr Penfield Avenue
Montreal, QC
H3A 1B1


Jelena Ristic

Research Areas:

Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience | Developmental Science

Research Summary:

Social attention, Interactive cognition, Eye tracking, Complex behavior, EEG, Individual differences

Selected References:

Capozzi, F. & Ristic, J. (2020). Attention AND mentalizing? Reframing a debate on social orienting of attention. Visual Cognition, 28(2), 97-105.

Pereira, E. J., Gurguryan, L, & Ristic, J. (2020). Trait-level variability in attention modulates mind wandering and academic achievement. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 909.

Capozzi, F., Human, J. L., & Ristic, J. (2020). Attention promotes accurate impression formation. Journal of Personality, 88(3), 544-554.

Latif, N., Capozzi, F., & Ristic, J. (2019). Taking it out of context: Coherent context does not influence social event segmentation but modulates perceptual reliance. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 81(6), 2003-2013.

Pereira, E. J., Birmingham, E. & Ristic, J. (2019). The eyes don't have it after all? Attention is not biased towards faces or eyes. Psychological Research, 1(2), 1-17.

Capozzi, F. & Ristic, J. (2018). How attention gates social interactions. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1426, 179-198.

Blair, C. D. & Ristic, J. (2018). Combined attention controls complex behavior by suppressing unlikely events. Brain and Cognition, 120, 17-25.

Capozzi, F., Baylis, A. & Ristic, J. (2018). Gaze following in multi-agent contexts: Evidence for a quorum-like principle. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(6), 2260-2266.

Hayward, D. A., Pereira, E. J., Otto, A. R. & Ristic, J. (2017). Smile! Social reward drives attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 44(2), 206-214.

Ristic, J. & Enns, J. T. (2015). The changing face of attentional development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(1), 24-31.

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