Congress of
July 2-5 2019 Moscow, Russia
About and Welcome

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of Russian Psychological Society I am delighted to invite you to 16th European Congress of Psychology in Moscow!

We do hope that the Congress will attract likeminded practitioners and scientists united by common interest in psychology, one of the most intriguing, topical and effective sciences, which has all the potentials to help humanity in solving most of the problems that the civilization faces today.

We are willing to apply every effort for ECP2019 to become a memorable platform bridging psychological traditions of East and West for opinions and findings exchange, useful encounters, and genesis of new brilliant ideas and collaborations to create better future for society. Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Moscow Government, Russian Academy of Education, Russian Academy of Sciences, and other prominent organizations have already supported our good intentions.

Besides, we are glad that you will be able to visit Moscow, as well as other beautiful Russian cities. Our team is working hard to ensure that you’ll be excited to see not only ECP2019’s scientific, but also tourist program, to experience the best from Russia, its attractions, crafts, and delights.

Welcome to the 16th European Congress of Psychology! Welcome to Moscow!

Yury P. Zinchenko

President of the Russian Psychological Society,
vice-president of the Russian Academy of Education


Welcome to the 16th European Congress of Psychology 2019

that will take place in Moscow, from the 2nd to the 5th of July.

The Russian Psychological Society organizes the XVI EFPA Congress that will bring together scientists and practitioners of psychology from all over the world. It is very significant that a country with such a long tradition in psychology chooses to organize the European Federation of Psychologists' Association Congress.

The theme “Psychology: creating the future together” expresses our desire and the commitment to participate in the future of Humanity. Psychology as a science and practice covers many areas of human endeavour and has been producing sound scientific evidence that supports many beneficial interventions for the well being of people, organizations, communities, and nations.

We want to contribute to creating the future together. We know that better solutions can be found by the cooperation of people and by bringing them together to share the effort of being part of the solutions.

The problems that we face are many, and the commitments of the world governments to overcome these challenges are well expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Mental health and well being are now recognized as major goals, and there is much to be done to attain these goals. But, we cannot stop there, as many of the goals can be achieved with the cooperation of psychology, such as diminishing poverty, good education, gender equality, decent work and peace and justice, just to name a few.  Our contribution is essential, and we must show how we can help in building the future together.

The 16th European Congress of Psychology will be an important moment to manifest how psychologists from Europe and all over the world have been working to help solve many of our most pressing problems.

I wish that you join us in Moscow to share how psychology is relevant for the future of Humanity. Together we can accomplish many goals and make a better future happen.

Telmo Mourinho Baptista

European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA)


Dear colleagues!

Famous for its strong tradition in the humanities, The Lomonosov Moscow State University has been attracting many scholars dedicated to enriching psychological practice with fundamental research and a variety of concepts. For over a century it has been a home to great many prominent psychologists who continue to contribute to the studies of human nature.

In the pursuit of such contribution, it is my great honor to propose Lomonosov Moscow State University as a host for the 2019 European Congress of Psychology. 

The university has a unique architectural ensemble, located near the center of modern Moscow. It has everything to accommodate such a significant scientific event.

I am confident that the Congress will be a new step in the development of international dialogue in the field of psychology and will promote interest to the psychological science from a wide range of specialists.

Victor Sadovnichy

Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences


Dear colleagues,

The role of psychology in modern education can’t be overestimated. Its achievements contribute to harmonious construction of the educational process at all its stages. In this regard it is my pleasure to invite you to attend European Congress of Psychology in Moscow. I am sure that the Congress will be the central event in Russian humanitarian science.

Russian Academy of Education especially hopes that the Congress will be attended by young psychologists for whom this event will certainly become not only an important stage in the development of their professional careers, but also a platform for collaboration with colleagues to successfully handle the challenges that humanity will face in the future.

With best regards,

Lyudmila Verbitskaya

President of Russian Academy of Education


Participants and Organisers
Conny Herbert Antoni
Conny Herbert Antoni

Conny Herbert Antoni, PhD. He is a Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Trier (since 1997) and President of the Germany Psychological Society (since 2016; vice-president 2014-2016). His current research interests include reward management, psychological contracts, leadership, teamwork, stress and work-life balance, and the consequences of the digitalization of work. 

In his applied work he helps management to design and change work and reward systems.

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Valentin Bucik
Valentin Bucik

Valentin Bucik is a Professor of Psychological Methodology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is Head of Department of Psychology. 

His main research areas are psychological methodology, psychological testing, test construction and adaptation, and various areas of differential psychology,as well as methodological problems of standardized knowledge assessment and examination in schools, tracking the standards of quality in school and educational system evaluation. 

Lately he is focused on different models explaining giftedness and is particularly interested in the relationship between giftedness and creativity and in the impact that creativity (especially creativity in arts) has on the development, education and academic efficacy in children and youth.

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Amanda Clinton
Amanda Clinton

M.Ed., Ph.D., is the Senior Director for the Office of International Affairs at the American Psychological Association (APA). Prior to joining the APA, Dr. Clinton served as Professor of Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico where she specialized in culturally relevant programs, early childhood, social-emotional development, and bilingualism. Dr. Clinton is a licensed psychologist and a credentialed school psychologist with experience in community clinics, pediatric hospitals, public schools, academic settings, and public policy.

Neringa Grigutytė
Neringa Grigutytė

Neringa Grigutytė is an Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology at Vilnius University, Lithuania She is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, combining academic work with private practice. 

She is interested in clinical psychology and psychological assessment, trauma psychology, well-being and child abuse, working in the field for 17 years.

María Paz García-Vera
María Paz García-Vera

María Paz García-Vera, PhD in Clinical Psychology, Full Professor, Tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Personality, Assessment, and Clinical Psychology of the Complutense University of Madrid and Director of the “Comadante Sánchez Gey” Complutense Extraordinary Chair of Psychology Applied in Emergencies and Disasters sponsored by the Spanish Emergency Military Unit. 

Her research is focused on the treatment of a variety of mental disorders and physical health problems, especially, in the treatment of tobacco addiction, essential hypertension, and psychopathological consequences of disasters and terrorist attacks.

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Eleni Karayianni
Eleni Karayianni

Dr Eleni Karayianni - PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She works as Clinical Training Coordinator for the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, acting Director of the University of Cyprus Mental Health Center. At national level, she is a member of and represents the Cyprus Psychologists’ Association as its President (2015 – present). 

Her clinical experience covers a range of age groups and psychological difficulties, while her activities in the community cover the areas of prevention and early intervention in various contexts (e.g., schools, workplace issues, etc).

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Silvia Helena Koller
Silvia Helena Koller

Developmental Psychologist, Full Professor and Chair of the Center for Psychological Studies of At-Risk Populations in the Department of Psychology at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 

She has been qualified to advance the ongoing investigations on at-risk populations, focusing mostly on translational and applied Psychology and based on a bioecological theoretical perspective. Her interests also focus on children’s rights, resilience, prejudice, and prosocial moral development. 

Her team has been collaborating with colleagues of the five continents in research and outreach. They are committed to building capacity among youth, and fostering young people’s awareness of their human rights, as well as programs for psychologists, social works, occupational therapists, teachers, and institution staff related to at risk youth.

Francisco Miranda Rodrigues
Francisco Miranda Rodrigues

Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, former CEO of the Portuguese Psychologists Association, is the actual president of this association until 2020. Francisco Miranda Rodrigues is a Psychologist, consultant in organizational development, leadership, personal effectiveness and teams, specialist in gamification, has more than 10 years of experience in human resources and is Postgraduate in psychotherapy and educational counseling.

Christoph Steinebach
Christoph Steinebach

Christoph Steinebach, professor at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, dean of the School of Applied Psychology, director of the Institute of Applied Psychology, Zurich (Switzerland). Vice-president of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

Prof. Seinebach is a developmental psychologist. His research interests relate to resilience, youth development, health promotion in youth, and counseling. Recent research projects include mindfulness and peer support in youth, health promotion in youth, and team development.

Michael Smith
Michael Smith

Dr Michael Smith, PhD in Psychobiology. He is currently Associate Professor in the Stress Research Group and Programme Leader of the MRes Psychology programme at the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University, United Kingdom. Michael's current research programmes relate to the investigation of i) psychological functioning in Type 2 diabetes, ii) psychosocial predictors of sexual health, and iii) the interplay between personality, stress and physical health. Michael is actively involved in the activities of the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

He is currently Chair of the BPS Standing Conference Committee (2017-2020), a member of the BPS Research Board and a member of the BPS Psychobiology Section Committee.

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Masao Yokota
Masao Yokota

Masao Yokota, M.D. & Ph.D. is a professor of Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University. He graduated from Department of Cinema, College of Art, Nihon University and completed a postgraduate course of Psychology of Nihon University. He was the ex-chair for Japan Society for Animation Studies and is now the president of the Japanese Psychological Association. Now he gives a lecture on clinical psychology, psychological test, psychology of animation and cinema. He has written papers on cognitive disorder of schizophrenic patients, drawing test, and psychology of animation and has published books on the same theme.

Yury Zinchenko
Yury Zinchenko

Yury Zinchenko Doctor of Psychology, Professor. He is a Dean of Faculty of Psychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University, president of Russian Psychological Society, Vice-President of Russian Academy of Education, Chief Medical Psychologist at Russian Ministry of Health. 

His field of scientific interests include: Clinical Psychology and Methodology of Psychology.

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Abstracts and Registration

The Scientific Committee for the 16th European Congress of Psychology invites you to submit abstracts for ECP 2019. Abstracts are sought for:

  • Proposed Symposia
  • Panel Discussions
  • Oral and Poster Presentations

We welcome contributions from any field of psychology, and expect authors to submit original works that has not been published or accepted for presentation elsewhere neither in English nor in other languages. All abstracts will be subjected to peer-review of your fellow colleagues, coordinated by the Scientific Committee.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the corresponding author by 4 February, 2019, together with detailed information and guidelines. Kindly submit your abstract/s via online registration system on congress website using the button at the bottom of the chosen presentation format page. acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee does not imply any financial assistance or fee deduction. Presenting authors must register by April 1st 2019 to ensure that their presentation will be included in the ECP 2019.

Submitting authors grant congress organizers permission to publish their abstracts online and in electronic devices, and permission for the presentations to be audio/video recorded and hereby grant to the Congress a non-exclusive right to reproduce or display and store the recorded material for the purpose of professional development either by download from the ECP 2019 or the hosts websites or via distribution of a CD/DVD; and permission for the presentations’ PDFs to be made available online to all conference delegates following the congress. Likewise authors grant congress organizers permission to use personal information, received and required from participants, before and after the congress, for statistical purposes.

If you have any questions with regard to Abstract Submission, please contact us on abstract@ecp2019.ru