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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

FRIDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2015

08:30 - 09:30

Welcoming & registration of the participants

Lobby

09:30 – 10:00

 OPENING CEREMONY

MOTRU amphitheatre

10:00 – 10:45

Keynote speech -MIRCEA DUMITRU - "On Toleration, Charity, and Epistemic Fallibilism"

MOTRU amphitheatre

 

Coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:45

Keynote speech - MATTHIAS MÜLLER - " Distracted by emotion: Biasing competition for processing resources by emotional stimuli in early visual cortex of the human brain "

MOTRU amphitheatre

11:45 – 12:30

Keynote speech - PETER MITCHELL -"Being Sherlock Holmes: Reading minds from clues in Behaviour”

MOTRU amphitheatre

12:00 - 16:00

POSTERS / Book presentation

Lobby

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

 

13:30 – 15:30

SECTIONS: Work, traffic, transportation and experimental psychology

MOTRU amphitheatre

SECTIONS: Clinical psychology TODORAN amphitheatre

15:30 – 17:30

WORKSHOP WS2 -
Analiza atitudinilor disfuncționale în trafic ale conducătorilor auto -
 Mihaela Rus, Ionel Simionca

ZLATE amphitheatre

16:00 – 18:00

WORKSHOP WS4 –

Main factors in producing workplace accidents -

 Eugen Avram,  Mihaela Chraif

Lab  PUFAN

17:30 – 19:30

WORKSHOP WS1 -
Beneficiile aplicării unui model terapeutic eclectic în tulburările anxioase-
Irina Holdevici, Barbara Craciun

MOTRU amphitheatre

19:30

COCKTAIL

 

 

 

SATURDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2015

11:00 – 18:00

POSTERS / Book presentation   

Lobby

11:00 – 13:00

SECTIONS: Psychology of education 1

MOTRU amphitheatre

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

 

14:00 – 16:00

SECTIONS: Psychology of education 2

MOTRU amphitheatre

WORKSHOP WS3 -
EFECTELE TERAPIEI PRIN JOC ŞI DRAMATERAPIEI LA ADULŢII CU DEFICIENŢĂ DE INTELECT INSTITUŢIONALIZAŢI -
Ruxandra Foloştină

TODORAN amphitheatre

 

SUNDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2015

11:15 – 12:15

Keynote speech -  GERMAIN WEBER -"Inclusive Perspectives on Mental Health Strategies and Actions for people with Developmental Intellectual Disabilities"

MOTRU amphitheatre

12:15

OFFICIAL CLOSING CEREMONY

MOTRU amphitheatre


 

The fifth International Symposium on Traffic Psychology and Human Resources (ISTPHR), Bucharest 21-24 October 2015

Satellite Symposium

Chairs/Organizatori:

Chair of honor: Dr. Gernot Schuhfried

Chairs: Prof. Peter Mitchell,
Prof. Eugen Avram, Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Rus, Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Chraif

Time

Activity

Location

Wednesday 21 October 2015

14.30-16.30

Workshop: Frame of reference personality scales. Usefulness and validity

 Organizers: Assoc. Prof.PhD. Mihaela Chraif, PhD. Fellow Vlad Burtaverde, PhD. Fellow Teodor Mihaila

Lab.

PUFAN

16.30-18.30

Workshop: Epigenetics in personnel selection in transportation psychology

 Organizer: PhD. Student Mariana Mion-Pop

Lab.

PUFAN

18.30-20.00

Round Table:The Dark Triad model of personality. Big Five model in other words or an independent model?

Organizers: Assoc. Prof.PhD. Mihaela Chraif, PhD. Fellow Vlad Burtaverde, PhD. Fellow Teodor Mihaila

Lab.

PUFAN

Thursday 22 October 2015

12.30-17.00

Campaign: “Alcoolul la volan este un accident” Drinking and driving is a certain accident

Coordonata de Assoc. Prof Mihaela Rus, Psiholog, Psih. Simionca Ionel, Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Chraif

Lab.

PUFAN

13.00-15.00

Workshop: Telling the truth or lying  in the CV

 Organizer: PhD. Student Mariana Mion-Pop

Lab.

PUFAN

15.00-17.00

Workshop: Emotional states: Between confort and disconfort in educational assessment

 Organizer: PhD. Student Mariana Mion-Pop

Lab.

PUFAN

16.00-17.30

Round Table:Personnel selection and assessment in multi-national companies

Organizers: Assoc. Prof.PhD. Mihaela Chraif, PhD. Fellow Vlad Burtaverde, PhD. Fellow Teodor Mihaila, Assist. PhD. Fellow Mihai Ciolacu

Lab.

PUFAN

Friday 23 October 2015

(For the master students of Work and Traffic Psychology)

14.00-15.00

Lecture: Research in psychology

Professor PhD Peter Mitchell

Lab.

PUFAN

16.00-18.00

Workshop: Main factors in producing workplace accidents

 Organizers: Prof. PhD Eugen Avram, Assoc. Prof.PhD. Mihaela Chraif

Lab.

PUFAN


Saturday 24 October 2015

11.00-13.00

Workshop: Modern methods in experimantal research

 Organizers: Assoc. Prof.PhD. Mihaela Chraif, PhD. Fellow Vlad Burtaverde, PhD. Fellow Teodor Mihaila, PhD. Student Andra Craciun

Lab.

PUFAN

14.00-16.00

Workshop: Emotions generated by psychological factors in transporting people and merchendise

 Organizer: PhD. Student Mariana Mion-Pop

Hall S4

14.00-16.00

Workshop: Introducing support groups in the organizational environment

 Organizer: PhD. Student Andra Craciun

Hall S5

14.00-15.30

Debate: Occupational stress in the 21st century

 Organizers: Assoc. Prof.PhD. Mihaela Chraif, PhD. Fellow Vlad Burtaverde, PhD. Fellow Teodor Mihaila, PhD. Student Andra Craciun, Assist. PhD. Fellow Mihai Ciolacu, PhD. Fellow Alexandru Vochita, MSc. Student Gina Oprea, MSc. Student Cojocaru Florentina

Lab.

PUFAN

 

 


 

PAPERS DISTRIBUTION

 

SECTION: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Coordinators: Barbara Craciun, Steliana Rizeanu

Nr. Crt.

Paper Code

Author(s)

Title

1

2

Elena Luminita Bouleanu and Corneliu Mosoiu

Examining the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ40) in a Chronic Somatic Patients Sample: Psychometric Evaluation of Factors

2

4

Piera Brustia, Eva Gerino, Laura Prino and Luca Rolle

A longitudinal study on transition to parenthood: an analysis of the dyadic adjustment in parents of twins

3

9

Vasile Constantin

Creative Improvisation through Literature and its Effects on Anxiety in a Unifying Personal Development Intervention

4

32

Dimitrios G. Lyrakos, Eva Gerino, Piera Brustia and Luca Rolle

Five Factor Personality Questionnaire the development and validation of the English and Greek version

5

58

Silvia Magurean, Bogdan Tudor Tulbure and Nastasia Salagean

Factor structure and Psychometric properties of two short versions of Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale in Romania

6

68

Laurentiu Mitrofan

The association between the level of online shopping addiction and the level of depression

7

73

Marcela - Crinela Turcu and Teodora Gavrila

Qualitative analysis of narrative content and processes of fairy tales narrative plots. Application in mild depressive disorder

8

74

Marcela - Crinela Turcu and Teodora Gavrila

Psychological type in mild depressive disorder. An analytical psychology perspective

9

77

Aurelia Moraru and Camelia Vasilescu

THE INFLUENCE OF PARENT’S MARITAL STATUS ON COPING STRATEGIES AT CHILDREN

10

94

Alina Ioana Puscasu and Doina Usaci

The impact of alexithymia on interpersonal relationships in adolescence

11

102

Simona Trifu, Claudia Ionita, Dana Ionela Udrea and Silvia Radut

Cumulative trauma and its contribution in development of schizoaffective disorder

12

104

Catalin Rusu, Alina Chiracu, Alina Cristina Chivu and Simona Trifu

Building a schizophrenic like disorder in a gradually manner and overlapped on an cerebral organic background (case study)

13

105

Catalin Rusu, Simona Trifu and Silvia Radut

Long lasting personality change and its defensive mechanism from cumulative trauma perspective (case study)

14

106

Anca Gutt, Simona Trifu and Antonia Trifu

Paranoid schizophrenia and obsesive personality type. Clinical aspects.

15

108

Lavinia Duica

"Where am I in my life?"- a case report

16

119

Irina Holdevici, Andra Craciun and Barbara Craciun

The Phenomenon of Psychological Resilience: Cause and Effect in Relation to Sanogenesis

 

 

SECTION: PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION 1

Coordinators: Roxana Urea, Magdalena Stan

Nr. Crt.

Paper Code

Author(s)

Title

1

3

Eva Gerino, Luca Rolle, Angela Caldarera and Piera Brustia

Domestic violence in same-sex couples and homosexuality: level of knowledge in group students.

2

7

Gabriel Albu

The values of secondary education teacherstrained before and after 1990, when the political and legal system in Romania has changed. Case study

3

8

Gabriel Albu

The vision of students in Pedagogy of Primary and Pre-primary Education on the role and current significance of intercultural education. Case Study

4

10

Wandee Sutthinarakorn, Chintana Kanjanawisut, Sutitep Siripipattanakul and Winai Kanchan

Perceptual Consciousness of Vocationalism and Emotional State of Vocational Education Students: A Case Study from Falling-out Problems

5

11

Methinee Wongwanich Rumpagaporn

Research Synthesis of Instructions based on Contemplative Education Concept

6

12

Ratchadakorn Phonpakdee and Marlowe Aquino

Design Innovations in Identity Enhancement of Industrial Education Students of the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand

7

13

Ioana Porumb

FOLLOW – UP IN PROGRAM FOR MENTORS AND ASSISTANCE FOR DEBUTANT TEACHING PROFESSIONALS

8

21

Laura Serbanescu and Simona Ilie

Better cooperation between the foster care system and school as way to increased employability for youth leaving foster care institutions

9

22

Pattarawat Jeerapattanatorn

Behavioural Characteristics of Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Cases in Kasetsart University, Thailand

10

23

Laura Serbanescu and Musata Bocos

LIFE-LONG TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MENTORS AND ASSISTANCE FOR DEBUTANT TEACHING PROFESSIONALS - PARTICIPANTS FEEDBACK

11

24

Carmen Alexandrache

Preparing future teachers for implement the principles incluzive school - a necessity of the modern education

12

25

Carmen Alexandrache

Developing communication skills by means of history lesson. Strategic options for Romanian pre-university education

13

33

Urea Roxana

The influence of emotionality on process of making social decisions at Romanian preadolescents with mental deficiency

14

36

Victorita Trif

Case Study – An Interpretive Exercise

15

39

Delia Bîrle, Salomea Popoviciu and Ioana Raluca Panc

The measurement of moral values in adolescents and young Romanian adults

16

40

Urea Roxana and Constantinescu Carmen

Some aspects of the dynamic of personal relationships at Romanian little deaf pupils

17

49

Gabriela Iorgulescu

Sanogenetic and pathogenesis manifestations specific to dental medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION: PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION 2

Coordinators: Roxana Urea, Magdalena Stan

Nr. Crt.

Paper Code

Author(s)

Title

1

52

Suzana Carmen Cismas, Ion Dona and Gabriela Ionela Andreiasu

Efficient Learning Practices

2

61

Gheorghe Raftu, Cristina Nicolae and Aureliana Caraiane

Study on the relationship between conscientiousness and vocational interests of students of the faculty of dentistry

3

62

Gheorghe Raftu, Cristian Lucian Petcu, Cristina Nicolae and Aureliana Caraiane

Emotional stability as a personality trait of dental students in correlation with professional interests

4

65

Oprisan Emilia and Chiriac Ilona

Using video games for Kinect system in post-CVA recovery

5

66

Mihaela Suditu

Education for music and motion – as per the didactic discourse for primary education. Focus group analysis

6

69

Claudia Elena Hermkens and Marcela Rodica Luca

Measuring academic dishonesty

7

72

Alexandru-Ioan Marginean

Visual communication & „forma mentis”

8

78

Ursula Ana-Maria Nicolae and Oana Maria Catargiu

General patterns of interests and undergraduate psychology students’ preferences for master programs in psychology

9

85

Ana-Maria Cazan and Stefania Alexandra Dumitrescu

Exploring the relationship between adolescent resilience, self-perception and locus of control

10

92

Aurel Ion Clinciu

Interests, cognitive and personality factors in academic performance at high school level

11

99

Bentea Cristina-Corina

Psychometrical Properties of the Contingencies of Self-Worth Scale in Romanian Students

12

100

Daniela Popa and Bogdan Cristian Voicu

The impact of parents’ autonomy support and involvement on the students’ self-esteem

13

101

Ionescu Claudiu-Eduard

The role of therapeutically-aimed games and stories, based on the “ total communication “ concept, in socio-emotional adaptation of preschool child suffering from speech disorder.

14

107

Camelia Radulescu and Cristian Bucur

The ideal teacher, ME! How can an ITE programme support motivation of teacher trainees and influence their performance?

15

110

Ana-Maria Cazan

Almost perfect scale- Validity of a perfectionism scale on a Romanian college sample

16

112

Maria Magdalena Stan

The effect of collaborative learning on critical thinking on students teacher`s program

17

113

Maria Magdalena Stan

Cooperative learning versus competitive and social competence and self concept in primary school students`- pilot study

18

114

Ileana Gurlui

RESEARCH ON THE NEED OF EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS’ AESTHETICS

 

 

 

SECTION: WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSPORTATION AND EXPERIMENTAL APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Coordinators: Mihaela Chraif, Eugen Avram

Nr. Crt.

Paper Code

Author(s)

Title

1

15

Vasilica Grigore, Georgeta Mitrache and Radu Predoiu

ANALOGICAL TRANSFER CAPACITY AND THE DISCRIMINATION REACTION TIME IN ELITE FEMALE TENNIS PLAYERS

2

42

Elena Claudia Mihai

Psychological Effects of Mass Media on the Consumers - A Review

3

50

Aliodor Manolea

Reframing - 1492 Conquest of Paradise or Happiness in the Here-and-Now Paradise

4

53

Roxana-Elena Beleaua and Elena Cocorada

Proactive Coping among University Employees. The Effects of an Intervention.

5

54

Roxana-Elena Beleaua and Elena Cocorada

Procrastination, Stress and Coping in Students and Employees

6

57

Mihaela Rus, Mihaela Luminita Sandu and Mihail Gheorghe Banariu

Burnout syndrome at the employees in public institutions

7

59

Georgeta Zegan, Cristina Gena Dascalu, Eduard Radu Cernei and Radu Bogdan Mavru

Oral Health-Related Quality of Life at Teenage Students With or Without Orthodonic Treatments from North-Eastern Romania

8

60

Cristina Gena Dascalu, Georgeta Zegan, Radu Bogdan Mavru and Radu Cernei

The influence of socio-economic status over oral health at school children from Moldavia region of Romania

9

75

Vlad Burtaverde

THE STRUCTURE OF PERSONALITY IN ROMANIA. A LEXICAL APPROACH

10

76

Mihaila Teodor

Adaptation of lexical model of six factors- Development of personality instrument

11

86

Alexandra Gheorghiu

Aggressive driving – a comparison between Romanian and French drivers

12

91

Aurel Ion Clinciu

The new Block Design test at preschool age

13

111

Cristina Revenco and Eugen Iordanescu

Romanian version of Death Attitudes Profile-Revised (DAP-R) Questionnaire

14

115

Daniela Dumitru and Mihaela Chraif

The relationship between personality traits, cognition and performance motivation

15

116

Mihaela Chraif and Daniela Dumitru

The relationship between agressively behavior and fine motor coordination

16

117

Mihaela Chraif and Ruxandra Paraschiv

The relationship between anxiety and fine motor coordination

17

118

Angela Boglut, Steliana Rizescu, Vlad Burtaverde and Dora Codreanu

The well-being, quality of life and pain perception predictors for the IT services quality form a multinational Company from Bucharest

18

120

Madalina Petrescu, Angela Boglut and Teodor Mihaila

A correlative study between the level of Well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, openness and sport practicing at students at psychology

19

121

Mihai Anitei, Vlad Burtaverde, Mihaila Teodor and Andra Craciun

Comparative study on positive and negative emotions, personality traits, level of Well-being and Quality of life between students at psychology and engineering students

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTERS

Nr. Crt.

Paper Code

Author(s)

Title

1

5

Magdalena Iorga, Livia Diaconu, Camelia Soponaru and Dana-Teodora Anton-Paduraru

THE INFLUENCE OF SELF-EFFICACY ON THE EMOTIONAL WORK OF TEACHERS

2

6

Iorga Magdalena, Camelia Soponaru, Catalin Dirtu, Suzana Semeniuc and Bogdan Neculau

THE SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF COMPUTER SCIENCES STUDENTS

3

16

Alexandra Predoiu, Gheorghe Dinuta and Ana-Maria Gavojdea

SPATIAL ORIENTATION AND ATTENTION AT 12 YEARS OLD ARTISTIC GYMNASTS AND HANDBALL PLAYERS

4

17

Cornelia Mairean

The relation between trait dissociation and false memories. Affective state as a moderator

5

18

Corneliu-Eugen Havârneanu and Cornelia Mairean

Personality traits as predictors of aggressive violations on the road. Driving experience as a moderator

6

34

Simona Popusoi and Corneliu Havarneanu

When and why drivers swear? A qualitative pilot study

7

35

Corneliu Havarneanu and Simona Popusoi

Does mass-media message influence aggressive and risky driving? A pilot study

8

43

Kinga Kalcza-Janosi and Anett Pordea

Glucose metabolism and memory functions in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

9

44

Kinga Kalcza-Janosi and Anett Pordea

The evaluation of knowledge level and motivational components in patients with diabetes and their relationship to glycemic control

10

45

Anett Pordea, Kinga Kálcza-Jánosi and István Szamosközi

Adaptation of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale among Transylvanian Hungarian sample

11

46

Anett Pordea, Kinga Kálcza-Jánosi and István Szamosközi

Adaptation of the Mate Value Inventory among Transylvanian Hungarian sample

12

56

Anna Emese Bernath Vincze

Demographic correlates of Subjective Happiness in Romanian Young Adults

13

63

Patricia Silion, Diana Paula Dudau and Raluca Tomsa

Impostor phenomenon and test anxiety among Romanian graduates of Waldorf School compared to those of traditional education

14

64

Andrei Rusu, Cornelia Mairean and Silvia Magurean

Exploring the third level of career adaptability: Canonical correlation between career adaptabilities and defense styles

15

67

Steliana Rizeanu

Mild Depression: The pharmacological and Psychotherapeutic Treatment

16

70

Daniela Moza, Smaranda Lawrie, Luminita Iacob, Alin Gavreliuc, Heejung Kim and Taraneh Mojaverian

Laypeople's perceptions of the veracity of research findings regarding the differences in coping strategies between student samples from two cultures

17

80

Farid Mouissi

The Relationship between Physical Activity and Depression

18

87

Anna Emese Bernath Vincze

Variability of Happiness according to Income, Relationship Status Religious Affiliation and Health in Romanian Young Adults

19

89

Beldean Laurentiu and Tutu Ciprian

Music therapy: a psychiatric method between confidence and incertitude

20

90

Petru Craiovan

Communication and conflict resolution in the working group

21

96

Valentina Vartic

Study on the influence of parental style regarding the incidence of depressive manifestations among young people with mental disorder

22

97

Ionut-Sergiu Mone, Oana Benga and Adrian Opre

Cross-cultural differences in socialization goals as a function of power distance, individualism-collectivism and education level

23

98

Barbara Craciun and Irina Holdevici

Theoretical insertions regarding Cognitive-Behavioral and Hypnotherapeutic interventions applied in Hypochondriac affections

24

103

Camelia Soponaru, Suzana Semeniuc, Catalin Dirtu, Iorga Magdalena and Smaranda Diaconescu

THE EFFECT OF PARENTAL EDUCATION ON TRADITIONAL ROMA FAMILY

25

109

Raluca Tomsa and Diana Paula Dudau

Social justice: From attitudes to intentions. A conditional process analysis on a Romanian sample

 

 

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Invited speakers:

 

 

 

 


Mircea Dumitru, PhD. – Rector of University of Bucharest

Mircea Dumitru is Professor of Philosophy and Rector of the University of Bucharest, Romania. He works primarily in philosophical logic, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind and consciousness. In addition to his many journal articles in his areas of expertise, Dumitru has a co-edited volume of essays on Quine's philosophy, Words, Theories, and Things: Quine in Perspective (Pelican, 2010).

 

Presentation theme:

On Toleration, Charity, and Epistemic Fallibilism

 

 

 


 

Peter Mitchell, Ph.D., School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
 

Biography: Dr. Peter Mitchell is Professor of Psychology at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Grant Assessment Panel. Previously, he was Dean of Science at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and before that Head of the School of Psychology in Nottingham UK. He has published around 100 scientific articles in leading international journals, has published six books and he is editor of the British Journal of Psychology. His research has won national prizes in the UK (The Neil O’Connor Prize for the UK’s best article on cognitive aspects of developmental disorders in 2007) and his paper on cognitive theories of autism, published in Developmental Review, ranks number 1 as the journal’s most downloaded article. He has served as Chair of the Developmental Section of the British Psychological Society and as Chief Examiner for the Economic and Social Research Council UK PhD studentship competition. Before joining Nottingham University he worked at the University of Birmingham, University of Oxford, University of Wales and University of Warwick. He also served as visiting professor at McGill University in Canada.

 

Presentation theme:

Being Sherlock Holmes: Reading minds from clues in Behaviour

This talk summarizes research into people’s ability to guess what happened to someone (a target) from clues in their reaction, something known as ‘retrodictive mindreading.’ People are surprisingly good at doing this and in the presentation I will report new findings showing that people can infer whether another (the target) is accompanied or alone just by observing how they react to provocative stimuli. I will also demonstrate that people can determine which emotional expression a target is looking at by observing how the target naturally and spontaneously mirrors the expression of the face they are viewing. Furthermore, I will report how well people can determine what a target is thinking, suggesting that their thoughts are externalised as interpretable clues in the target’s face and body language.

 

 


Germain Weber, Ph.D. - University of Vienna

Biography:

Prof. Germain Weber, Ph.D. – Dean of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna and Professor of Psychology, Department of Health, Development, Enhancement, Intervention. At the Université du Luxembourg Professor Weber holds an associate professorship where he teaches clinical psychology on a regular basis. Further, Dr. Weber acts as president of “Lebenshilfe Austria”, the major Austrian NGO organization offering systems of support for over 10.000 persons with intellectual disability and advocating for them on a national and European level. Since many years, Dr. Weber is involved in European Union funded research projects on intellectual disability issues, aging issues and assistive technologies. Dr. Weber has authored over 100 publications and has lectured in many countries on topics of psychology, intellectual disability and aging including mental health issues.

 

Presentation theme:

Inclusive Perspectives on Mental Health Strategies and Actions for people with Developmental Intellectual Disabilities

The WHO European Mental Health Action Plan (2013-2020) states, “Everyone has an equal opportunity to experience mental wellbeing throughout their lifespan, particularly those who are most vulnerable or at risk”. Further, the strategy emphasizes on mental health promotion, prevention of mental health disorders as well as empowerment of service users and carers, defined as prominent priority areas. Obviously people with Developmental Intellectual Disabilities (DID) are included in the descriptor “most vulnerable or at risk”, as prevalence figures for mental health disorders are reported globally considerably above the figures of the population without DID. In addition, there is substantial evidence that mental health is more than a biological health issue. Sustainable mental health relates to a vast number of factors such as social, economic and environmental factors. Further, it is well documented that mental well-being contributes to healthier lifestyles, meaningful participation in daily life, better relationship and more social cohesion. Against this background, advanced evidence based knowledge on preventing mental health issues will be analyzed. In addition, areas like early detection and differential diagnosis are addressed, and frameworks of etiological models presented. Finally, actions and practices to prevent mental health disorders and to strengthen mental well-being will be highlighted. In this scope, special attention will be given to inclusive practices and inclusive communities, and the way inclusion can contribute to long-lasting mental well-being and better prospects for mental health. 

 

 


Matthias Müller, Ph.D., Experimental Psychology and MethodsLeipzig University, Germany


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Presentation theme:

Distracted by emotion: Biasing competition for processing resources by emotional stimuli in early visual cortex of the human brain

 

In everyday life we are confronted with complex environmental settings that require highly adaptive interactions. Pivotal for adaptive behavior is to extract and process relevant sensory information while one has to ignore all other information that is not behaviorally relevant at a given moment. Emotional stimuli, relative to other visual stimuli, provide pivotal information about potential danger or threat that trigger defensive actions, or, conversely, prompt approach behavior when confronted with pleasant and appetitive stimuli. Therefore, emotional stimuli are assumed to have competitive processing advantages due to their intrinsic stimulus significance. In a number of studies we found clear evidence for a prioritized role for emotional stimulus processing in visual cortex. On the one hand, I will present studies that demonstrate that emotional stimuli serve as potent distractors when subjects are involved in a demanding visual detection task. On the other hand, our studies demonstrate that emotional compared to non-emotional stimuli attract more attentional resources, signifying preferential processing. Furthermore, our studies suggest that competition for processing resources relies on higher-order cognitive processes, such as the extraction of the emotional content of a certain image.

 

 

 
 
 

Zafer Bekirogullari, Ph.D., United Kingdom
Biography:

Dr. Bekirogullari is certified as a Teacher and Counseling Psychologist. He is a Chartered member (Cpsychol) – British Psychological Society and Registered Practitioner Psychologist – Health Professions Council / the United Kingdom. He has living & working experiences in Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and Cyprus. For the time being he is living in the United Kingdom and working at the Samuel Maynard Centre as a counseling psychologist, providing individual psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and families with psychological problems and offering psychological assessment and evaluation services 

 

 

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Stimati participanti,
Va anuntam ca la conferinta internationala PSIWORLD 2015 vor fi organizate workshop-uri in limba romana, creditate de Colegiul Psihologilor din Romania.

 

Taxa de participare la FIECARE workshop este de 20 EUR.

Participarea la workshopuri este conditionata de plata taxei GENERALE de participare la conferinta (80/40 EUR)

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