ERIC ED563381: International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) Proceedings (Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2-4, 2015)
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We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral standpoints), from this academic and practical scientific discipline, is aimed ultimately to benefit society. This International Conference seeks to provide some answers and explore the several areas within the Psychology field, new developments in studies and proposals for future scientific projects. The goal is to offer a worldwide connection between psychologists, researchers and lecturers, from a wide range of academic fields, interested in exploring and giving their contribution in psychological issues. The conference is a forum that connects and brings together academics, scholars, practitioners and others interested in a field that is fertile in new perspectives, ideas and knowledge. There is an extensive variety of contributors and presenters, which can supplement the 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 there are nationalities and cultures represented, inspiring multi-disciplinary collaborative links, fomenting intellectual encounter and development. InPACT 2015 received 368 submissions, from 31 different countries, reviewed by a double-blind process. Submissions were prepared to take form of Oral Presentations, Posters, Virtual Presentations and Workshops. 112 submissions were accepted for presentation in the conference (30% acceptance rate). The conference also includes a keynote presentation from Miguel Angel Gonzalez Torres, MD, PhD, working at the Department of Neuroscience in The University of the Basque Country (Spain), the Psychiatry Department in Basurto University Hospital (Bilbao, Spain), and Centro Psicoanalítico de Madrid, Spain, to whom we express our most gratitude. This volume is composed by the proceedings of the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT 2015), 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 addresses different categories inside Applied Psychology area and papers fit broadly into one of the named themes and sub-themes. To develop the conference program six main broad-ranging categories had been chosen, which also cover different interest areas: (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; 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. (6) Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy: Psychoanalysis and psychology; The unconscious; The Oedipus complex; Psychoanalysis of children; Pathological mourning; Addictive personalities; Borderline organizations; Narcissistic personalities; Anxiety and phobias; Psychosis. The proceedings contain the results of the research and developments conducted by authors who focused on what they are passionate about: to promote growth in research methods intimately related to Psychology and its applications. It includes an extensive variety of contributors and presenters by sharing their different personal, academic and cultural experiences. Educational Psychology oral presentations include: (1) The academic performance of third and fourth year college students of World Citi Colleges with absentee parents (Elenita M. Tiamzon, Mª Cristina J. Estioco, Jaime R. Buniao, Mª Isidora B. Dayanghirang, Karren L. Fortes, and Mª Doris P. Puzon); (2) Developing creative and meaning potential in EFL writing through problem-based instruction (Tat Heung Choi); (3) School bullying from the Russian teachers' point of view (Alexandra Bochaver, Kirill Khlomov, and Alisa Zhilinskaya); and (4) CSCL in non-technological environments: Evaluation of a Wiki system with integrated self- and peer assessment (Gudrun Wesiak, Margit Höfler, Mohammad AL-Smadi, and Christian Gütl). Educational Psychology poster presentations include: (1) Can parental monitoring and the unplugged drug use prevention program contribute to a change in alcohol consumption among Slovak adolescents? (Olga Orosová, Marianna Berinsterová, Beáta Gajdošová, and Anna Janovská); (2) Transitioning to high school: The perception of students with ASD as opposed to their peers (Ariane Leroux-Boudreault, and Nathalie Poirier); (3) The change of volunteer students and the users: Evaluations of volunteering program in elementary school in Japan (Kie Sugimoto, Sachiko Kurosawa, Eriko Suwa, Kosuke Aoyagi, Kaoru Hirakue, and Junko Hidaka); (4) In defense of Homo Ludens and playful as a space for teaching-learning in higher education: The playful and creative possibility in teaching (Maria Vitoria Campos Mamede Maia, and Maria Isabel Luna Simões Hallak); and (5) The ludic as strategy for propitiate the learning in EJA: Infantilization or space for creation? (Maria Vitoria Campos Mamede Maia, and Priscilla Frazão). Educational Psychology virtual presentations include: (1) Constructive and apparent non-conformists in school (Ryszarda Ewa Bernacka); (2) How do future teachers handle feedback regarding their teaching skills? (Kristin Behnke); and (3) Before and after inspection: Attitudes of headmasters towards external evaluations (Kristin Behnke). An author index is included. (Individual papers contain references.) [Psiterra co-sponsored the 2015 InPACT conference. Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines.]
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