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ERIC Number: ED563260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 479
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-989-97866-0-8
International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) Book of Proceedings (Madrid, Spain, April 26-28, 2013)
Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Silva, Liliana, Ed.
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We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2013, taking place in Madrid, Spain, from 26 to 28 of April. Our efforts and active engagement can now be rewarded with these three days of exciting new developments about what we are passionate about: Psychology and its connections. We take pride in having been able to connect and bring together academics, scholars, practitioners and others interested in a field that is fertile in new perspectives, ideas and knowledge. We counted on an extensive variety of contributors and presenters, which can supplement our view of the human essence and behavior, showing the impact of their different personal, academic and cultural experiences. This is, certainly, one of the reasons we have many nationalities and cultures represented, inspiring multi-disciplinary collaborative links, fomenting intellectual encounter and development. InPACT 2013 received over more 338 submissions, from 37 different countries, reviewed by a double-blind process. Submissions were prepared to take form of Oral Presentations, Posters, Virtual Presentations and Workshops. The conference also includes a keynote presentation from an internationally distinguished researcher Prof. Howard S. Schwartz, from Oakland University, U.S.A.. There will be also two Special Talks, one by Michael Wang, Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, College of Medicine, University of Leicester and also Director of the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Training Course at Leicester, UK, and the other by Clara Pracana, founding member of Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Portugal, to whom we express our most gratitude. This volume is composed by the proceedings of the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT 2013), organized by the World Institute for Advanced Research and Science (W.I.A.R.S.) and co-sponsored by the respected partners we reference in the dedicated page. This conference addressed important topics in four main fields taken from Applied Psychology: Clinical, Educational, Social, Legal and Cognitive and Experimental Psychology. The areas can, of course, be object of discussion, but extended abstracts were presented in 56 topics within these fields of research: (1) Clinical Psychology: Emotions and related psychological processes; Assessment; Psychotherapy and counseling; Addictive behaviors; Eating disorders; Personality disorders; Quality of life and mental health; Communication within relationships; Services of mental health; and Psychopathology. (2) Educational Psychology: Language and cognitive processes; School environment and childhood disorders; Parenting and parenting related processes; Learning and technology; Psychology in schools; Intelligence and creativity; Motivation in classroom; Perspectives on teaching; Assessment and evaluation; and Individual differences in learning. (3) Social Psychology: Cross-cultural dimensions of mental disorders; Employment issues and training; Organizational psychology; Psychology in politics and international issues; Social factors in adolescence and its development; Social anxiety and self-esteem; Immigration and social policy; Self-efficacy and identity development; Parenting and social support; and Addiction and stigmatization. (4) Legal Psychology: Violence and trauma; Mass-media and aggression; Intra-familial violence; Juvenile delinquency; Aggressive behavior in childhood; Internet offending; vi Working with crime perpetrators; Forensic psychology; Violent risk assessment; and Law enforcement and stress. (5) Cognitive and Experimental Psychology: Perception, memory and attention; Decision making and problem-solving; Concept formation, reasoning and judgment; Language processing; Learning skills and education; Cognitive Neuroscience; Computer analogies and information processing (Artificial Intelligence and computer simulations); Social and cultural factors in the cognitive approach; Experimental methods, research and statistics; and Biopsychology. The proceedings contain the results of the research and developments conducted by authors who focused on what they are passionate about: Psychology and its multi-disciplinary connections. It includes an extensive variety of contributors and presenters, who will extend our view of the human psyche and behavior, by sharing with us their different personal, academic and cultural experiences. This is certainly one of the reasons we have so many nationalities and cultures represented, inspiring collaborative links and fostering intellectual encounters. Educational Psychology oral presentations include: (1) Investigation of Primary School Students' Optimism Level and their School Perception (Esra Çalik Var and Selahiddin Ögülmüs); (2) The Effect of Communication Skills-Psychoeducation Program on the Communication Skills of the Police Academy Students (Sevgi Sezer); (3) Working with Shy Adolescents: Effectiveness of Life Skills Group Training (Lancy D'Souza); (4) Transition In Transition Out (TITO): Using Peer Mentoring to Assist Graduating Students Transition Beyond University (Sophia Xenos, Andrea Chester and Lorelle Burton); (5) Personality and Academic Dishonesty: Evidentes from an Exploratory Pilot Study (Dan Florin Stanescu and Elena Madalina Iorga); (6) How to Improve the Writing of Opinion Essays? - The Role of Self-Regulated Strategies Development (Catarina Araújo, Ana Paula Martins and António Osório); (7) Early Intervention and Fragile X Syndrome (Ana Apolónio and Vítor Franco); (8) Chronopsychology Assessment of the Type of Time Organization Applied in Algerian Schools (Louisa Marouf, Rachid Khelfane and François Testu); (9) Perfectionism and School Performance in Children (Lauriane Drolet, Philippe Valois and Jacques Forget); (10) A General Overview on Parental Emotional Socialization Behaviors (Sukran Kilic); (11) Family Unpredictability and Social Support Reported by Families in Early Intervention Programs versus Community Families (Teresa Sousa Machado and Iolanda Correia); (12) Toxic Environment: Outcomes of Parental Methamphetamine Addiction on Child Psychological Health (Comfort B. Asanbe, Charlene Hall and Charles Bolden); (13) Parental Involvement and Inclusive Contexts (Sara Alexandre Felizardo and Esperança Jales Ribeiro); (14) The Effect of Group Counseling Experiences to Counselor Trainees' Group Leadership Characteristics (Bahar Mete Otlu); (15) The Role of Big Ideas in Technology-Mediated Curricula (Theodore R. Prawat and Richard S. Prawat); (16) Cognitive Features of Students with Different Level of Research Potential and Success in Learning (Nina Bordovskaia); (17) Associations of Unhealthy Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms with School Difficulties and Role of Socioeconomic Factors in Early Adolescence (Kénora Chau, Michèle Baumann, Jean-Charles Vauthier, Bernard Kabuth and Nearkasen Chau); and (18) Expanding Borders: Teachers Motivation (Claus Dieter Stobäus, Juan Mosquera and Bettina Steren dos Santos). Educational Psychology poster presentations include: (1) Peruvian Teachers' Perceptions about Autism and Implications for Educational Practice (Joyce Echegaray-Bengoa and Manuel Soriano-Ferrer); (2) Giftedness: Peruvian Teachers' Perception (Joyce Echegaray-Bengoa and Manuel Soriano-Ferrer); (3) Work Satisfaction and Social Well-Being of Teachers according to Headmasters' Support and Teachers' Personality Traits (Anna Janovská, Olga Orosová and Beata Gajdošová); (4) Early Intervention in Childhood: Study on the Evaluation of the Satisfaction of Families (Esperança Jales Ribeiro, Sandra Gonçalves and Sara Alexandre Felizardo); (5) Socio-Emotional Competences in Portuguese Youngsters: Developing of Assessment Tools for Parents (Heldemerina Pires, Adelinda Candeias, Nicole Rebelo, Diana Varelas and António M. Diniz); (6) The SET GAME® and its Cognitive Aspects (Sandreilane Cano da Silva and Lino de Macedo); (7) Teachers' Notions about Types of Communicative Behavior and Levels of Communicative Culture (Galina Glotova and Angelika Wilhelm); and (8) Reading Comprehension Difficulties - Comparison of Poor and Good Comprehenders using Neuropsychological Tasks (Helena Vellinho Corso, Tânia Mara Sperb and Jerusa Fumagalli de Salles). Author index is included. (Individual papers contain references.) [Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines.]
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Institute for Advanced Research and Science (WIARS) (Portugal)
Identifiers - Location: Algeria; Australia; Brazil; France; Peru; Portugal; Romania; Russia; Slovakia; Turkey; Turkey (Ankara)