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,
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)
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.
Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences
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,
Honored President of Russian Academy of Education
I am delighted to extend sincere good wishes from the International Union of Psychological Science to our colleagues in Russia for the 16th European Congress of Psychology in Moscow in 2019.
The congress programme offers exciting and intellectually stimulating papers in a venue with a rich cultural background – Lomonosov Moscow State University
The International Union of Psychological Sciences is especially looking forward to visiting Moscow for the European Congress of Psychology in the year of our 130th anniversary celebrations as Psychology’s Global Voice, to which very many European psychologists have made significant contributions.
International Union of Psychological Science
The State Kremlin Palace is the main stage of the country, one of the best and prestigious theatrically-concert platforms of Russia. The Kremlin Palace is in the heart of Russia, in territory of a medieval fortress and residence of the head of the state.
The auditorium of the State Kremlin Palace is about 6000 persons. The sound and light equipment of auditorium recently have been completely updated.
The State Kremlin Palace throughout all history of its existence pleases the audience with grandiose shows from all over the World. Absolutely fairly it is proclaimed the best scene of Russia.
Moscow State University was established in 1755. More than 40 000 students (graduate and postgraduate) and about 7 000 undergraduates study at the university, and over 5 000 specialists do the refresher course here. More than 6 000 professors and lecturers, and about 5 000 researchers work for the faculties and research institutes. Every year Moscow University enrolls about 4 000 international students and postgraduates from all over the world.
Moscow University campus is an extremely complex system, with its 1 000 000 m2 floor area in 1 000 buildings and structures, with its 8 dormitories housing over 12 000 students and 300 km of utility lines.
MSU library system is one of the largest in Russia, with its 9,000,000 books, 2,000,000 of them in foreign languages, and the average number of readers 55,000, using 5,500,000 books a year.
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.
He is currently Head of Department of Personality and Social Psychology, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia; a member of Indonesian Psychology Association (HIMPSI) and Indonesian Association of Social Psychology (IPS). He obtained his Master’s in Psychology from Ural Federal University, Russia; and completed his PhD in Psychology from the University of Warsaw, Poland.
His research interests are related to Cyberpsychology, Media Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology, Social Cognition, and Group Dynamics. His current research project focuses on the social cognition in cybermedia and digital citizenship awareness.
PhD., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Queen's University, Canada, and Research Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. He received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Athens, and Université de Geneve (in 2001).
Ph.D., is Professor of Counseling Psychology and the Director of Training for the APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is an American Psychological Association Representative to the International Psychology Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues (IPsyNet), and chaired the policy committee that drafted the IpsyNet Statement and Commitment on LGBTI Concerns.
Her research is on sexual orientation and gender identity mental health concerns, as well as international psychology. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for 2018-2019 on the role of psychology policies and guidelines on mental health access and treatment of sexually and gender diverse individuals in Colombia, South Africa and the Philippines.
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.
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.
Santo Di Nuovo, PhD, Full professor of Psychology at the University of Catania, Italy, Director of the Department of Education also responsible for clinical service counseling and guidance, President of Italian Psychological Association.
The research activity is focused on methodological aspects and psychometrics applied to different areas of psychology, e.g. translation and adaptation of scales, tests and questionnaires; evaluation of psychotherapy, with particular reference to assessment techniques and data analysis; assessment applied to assistive robotics and sport psychology.
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, PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Department of 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.
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).
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.
Hans Koot, emeritus professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA), was professor and director of developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology, dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, and director of the EMGO+ Research Institute Mental Health Program, VUA, and is currently vice-president of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP).
Prof. Koot is a developmental psychologist. His research includes longitudinal, experimental and intervention projects on social and emotional development, behavioral and emotional problems, psychopathology, adjustment, and quality of life in both the general population and special, clinical samples, including individuals with psychiatric disorders, intellectual disability, and somatic disorders.
Thalis N. Papadakis is a Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist in private practice and at the Open Psychotherapy Centre, where he directs the Family and Children Department. He is also a member of the Training Staff at the Institute of Group Analysis - Athens. He is former President (1995-2015) and current Vice-President of the Association of Greek Psychologists and President of the National Awarding Committee for EuroPsy. His scientific work and interests focus on Group Analysis and Family Therapy applied in severe mental disorders, as well as the cognitive development and tonal systems of the Greek language.
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.
Professor, Dr. Andrzej Sękowski is a Head of the Department of Psychology of Individual Differences at the Catholic University of Lublin. He holds the positions of Vice-chair of the Polish Psychological Society. His scientific interests primarily concern giftedness and social attitudes towards disabled persons. For the last ten years, he has run training courses and workshops in psychology for gifted children and adults in Poland, Germany, and the USA.
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.
Prof. Tholene Sodi, PhD, is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Limpopo. He is the president of Psychological Society of South Africa. Area of his expertise includes culture and mental illness/health, indigenous psychology, mental retardation, mental health policy, culture and ethics, suicide, health and behavior, archival research, phenomenology and phenomenological research.
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.
Professor of psychology at Sabanci University, Turkey. Dr Sümer has two main research interests. One focuses on the attachment dynamics and parenting behaviors across the lifespan and the other focuses on transportation safety and driver behavior. He was the leading researcher in developing a computerbased psycho-technical driver assessment system that has been widely utilized in Turkey. He also runs research on the issues concerning personality assessment, effects of unemployment, advanced statistics, and teaching of psychology.
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.
PhD, Professor of Psychology, past Deputy Director, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. President-Elect, Chinese Association of Social Psychology (CASP), Executive Committee member International Union of Psychological Sciences (IUPsyS), past President, Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP), Standing committee member, Chinese Association of Mental Health (CAMH).
His major scientific interests are: personality and personality assessment, social psychology, mental health of Chinese labor force and adolescence in China.
Yury Zinchenko Doctor of Psychology, Professor. He is a Dean of Faculty of Psychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University, President of Russian Psychological Society, 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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The Scientific Committee for the 16th European Congress of Psychology invites you to submit abstracts for ECP 2019. Abstracts are sought for:
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.
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