Maja Djikic, Ph. D. is an Associate Professor and the Director of Self-Development Laboratory at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She is a psychologist specializing in the field of personality development. Her work examines the effect of art on personality, and means of developing a congruent and flexible self. In addition to teaching self-development modules across a variety of Rotman programs, Maja teaches workshops for the Women in Management Association (WIMA) and its ally group (WiMen), targeted at identifying and reducing internalized gender stereotypes that constrain individual choice and self-development.
She has been a post-doctoral fellow with Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at Rotman School of Management, and Psychology Department at Harvard University. She has published more than 35 articles and book chapters in the area of personality development in journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Research in Personality, Creativity Research Journal, New Ideas in Psychology, etc. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, Salon, Slate, The Scientific American Mind, and many other media outlets. Her first book, The Possible Self: A Leader’s Guide to Personal Development, will be published on March 5th 2024 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers.