Zoran Bujas

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Zoran Bujas (27 December 1910 – 11 January 2004[1]) was a Croatian psychologist.

Bujas was born in Split and spent his childhood in Zadar and Dubrovnik, where he graduated from high school in 1928.[2] He graduated psychology from the University of Zagreb in 1932, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1933.[2] Bujas continued his studies at the University of Paris from 1933 to 1936, taking part in research at the Laboratory for the Psychophysiology of Senses, headed by Henri Piéron.[1][2] From 1938 until his retirement in 1981 he was professor of experimental and physiological psychology at the University of Zagreb.[1][3]

Bujas was a dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in 1955/56 and a rector of the University of Zagreb in 1956/57 and 1957/58.[2][3] In 1968 he became the first and the only psychologist to become a full member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts (now Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts).[2] From 1989 to 1991 he served as a vice-president of the Academy.[1][2] Since 1985, Bujas was also a corresponding member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.[3] He was named professor emeritus of the University of Zagreb in 2000.[3]

His fields of research interest were sensory psychophysiology, psychometrics, and work psychophysiology, particularly methodological problems and approaches in investigation.[1]

Bujas was a pioneer of psychological testing; his "Series Z" test (Croatian: Serija Z), co-authored with Ramiro Bujas in 1937, was the first Croatian intelligence test.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Zoran Bujas, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts". info.hazu.hr. Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Kolesarić, Vladimir (2004). "Zoran Bujas (1910 - 2004)" (PDF). Suvremena psihologija (in Croatian). Zagreb: Naklada Slap. 7 (1): 131–133. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Zoran Bujas". unizg.hr (in Croatian). University of Zagreb. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  4. ^ Matešić, Krunoslav (2006). "Drugo razdoblje razvoja testova i postupaka testiranja u Republici Hrvatskoj od 1932. do 1948. godine" (PDF). Suvremena psihologija (in Croatian). Zagreb: Naklada Slap. 9 (1): 89–108. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Hrvoje Iveković
Rector of the University of Zagreb
Succeeded by
Marijan Horvat