The 14th european congress of psychology
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European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations
«THE 14th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF PSYCHOLOGY»
Milan on 7–10 July 2015
The Italian Network of Psychologists’ Associations (INPA) warmly invites you to the 14th European Congress of Psychology (ECP) to be held in Milan on 7–10 July 2015 under the auspices of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).
Both new research and best practices from all fields of Psychology are welcome.
As stated by the EFPA General Assembly in Istanbul on July 10 2011, a new commitment has been taken to extend the contribution of psychological research and applications towards society as a whole and beyond the traditional recipients of psychological services.
Policy makers and communities should benefit from the progress of Psychology in times of profound changes across all domains of life to promote health, education, work, well-being and welfare.
The EFPA General Assembly accepted our proposal to host the 14th ECP in Milan in the context of the EXPO 2015, choosing the University of Milano–Bicocca as the Congress venue.
The entire Italian psychological community has given its full support to ensuring the success of the Congress.
Milan is a moral capital and an intellectual and business centre that attests to Italian excellence in many fields of arts, science and aesthetics.
We will be honoured to welcome you in Milan.
For whom the conference is held
For everyone, who interested in psychology.
The purpose and the objectives of conference
The Scientific Program of the 14th European Congress of Psychology will revolve around the major contribution of psychology to Feed the Mind and to provide Energy for Life, by taking advantage of best practices and recent research advances. The Congress, introduced by Lamberto Maffei, neuroscientist and president of the Italian Accademia dei Lincei, will be a forum where all disciplines of psychology have been invited to present their most recent findings and interventions that aim to improve the quality of life for individuals and the welfare of society. The goal is to promote exchanges of ideas and experiences among scholars and practitioners, collaborations and actions conducive to the implementation of better policies for health, education, work and individuals’ well-being across domains of functioning and over the entire lifespan. In accordance with the themes of EXPO 2015 special consideration will be devoted to nutrition, environmental safety and equitable growth among and beyond the traditional topics of psychological research. Psychology in fact should play a unique role in supplying knowledge, promoting the proper attitudes and guiding interventions conducive to a better and more equitable use of natural resources and human potentials to safeguard the entire planet and the rights of future generations.
The Scientific Program will consist of:
The main directions of conference
A. General issues and basic processes
- History of psychology.
- Research design and experimental methods.
- Genes-environment interplay and behaviour.
- Cognitive neurosciences and neuroimaging.
- Sensation, perception and space.
- Attention and consciousness.
- Learning and memory.
- Language and communication.
- Motivation and emotion.
- Intelligence and cognitive functioning.
- Thought, decision and action.
- Artificial intelligence and expert systems.
B. Development and Education
- Language acquisition.
- School adjustment, academic achievement and learning disabilities.
- Learning and instruction.
- Attachment and intimate relationships.
- Moral development and prosocial behaviour.
- Emotion and self.
- Social cognition, identity and social interactions.
- Bullying and aggression.
- Adolescent adjustment.
- Temperament and individual differences.
- Typical and atypical development.
- Child abuse and neglect.
- Developmental disorders in health.
- Longitudinal analysis.
C. Culture and society
- Family systems and processes.
- Sex and gender.
- LGBTQI studies.
- Group processes and intergroup relations.
- Attitudes and values.
- Race and ethnicity.
- Prejudice and social exclusion.
- Media and communication.
- Economic choices.
- Forensic psychology and law.
- Political preferences and behaviour.
- Qualitative methods.
D. Work and organization
- HR assessment and development.
- Leadership and entrepreneurship.
- Teams performance.
- Well-being at work.
- Organizational behaviour.
- Labour market, unemployment and flexicurity.
- Human factors and ergonomics.
- Innovation management.
- Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.
- Traffic and transportation.
- Safety culture and climate.
- Age and work.
- Workplace learning and training.
- Career guidance.
E. Health and clinical intervention
- Assessing and accrediting quality of psychotherapy training and practice.
- Personality assessment.
- Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapies.
- Evidence-based psychotherapies.
- Family treatments.
- Personality disorders.
- Community psychological cares.
- Positivity and well-being.
- Sport and exercise.
- Lifestyles and healthy self-regulation.
- Cognitive disturbances and rehabilitation.
- Psycho-oncology and psychological support in chronic diseases.
- Disaster and crisis psychology.
- Ageing and dementia.
F. EXPO 2015 Hot Topics
- Capacities building and human development.
- Nutrition, development and well-being.
- Consumer behaviour.
- Cognitive enhancers and brain nutrients.
- Eating disorders.
- Psycho-social development and adjustment under conditions of poverty.
- Psychological consequences of natural disasters for individuals, families and communities.
- Life skills in culture and society.
- The psychological causes of economical crisis and its related costs for individuals, families and society.
- Psychotechnologies and life-long learning.
- Environment and sustainability.
- Neuroeconomics and neuropolitics.
- Cyberspace and virtual realities.
- Data mining.
Conference working languages
The conference working language is English.
The form of the conference.
The internal form.
Chairman of the organizing Committee and the members of the organizing Committee or the program Committee of the conference:
Mario Sellini – President.
Vito Tummino – Treasurer.
Luigi Ferrari University of Milano-Bicocca.
Fulvio Giardina – President of the Italian Order of Psychologists.
Riccardo Bettiga – President of Order of Psychologists of Lombardy.
Rinaldo Perini – President of INPA (Italian Network of Psychologists’ Associations).
Pierangelo Sardi – Co-President of the Association of Italian Psychologists in the World.
Patrizia Steca – University of Milano-Bicocca.
Felice Damiano Torricelli – President of ENPAP.
Alberto Zucconi – President of the Coordinamento Nazionale Scuole di Psicoterapia (CNSP).
Emanuela Maggioni University of Milano-Bicocca.
Estimated and summarised conference program
Verónica Benet Martínez, Pompeu Fabra University.
Multi-cultural experiences and identities: psychological dynamics and consequences.
Alfonso Caramazza, Trento University and Harvard University.
The organization of object knowledge in the brain: domains and attributes.
Felicity de Zulueta, King’s College London.
Resistance to change in a world of change: unravelling our secret traumatic attachments.
Joan Duda, University of Birmingham.
Empowering coaching: the development, delivery and impact of a theory-based intervention to promote adaptive motivational climate.
University of Vienna
Paying taxes in a climate of mutual cooperation.
Gary P. Latham, University of Toronto.
The influence of primed goals on organizational behavior.
Anna B. Leonova, Moscow State University.
Towards stress-management technology: perspectives on measuring and enhancing the human life potential.
Alessandra Lemma, University College London.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: old wine in a new bottle?
Anne Maass, University of Padova.
Language and social cognition.
Lars-Göran Nilsson, University of Stockholm.
Risk factors for dementia: an overview.
Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy, Neurons Inc, Copenhagen and Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Park, Mountain View.
Frontiers of consumer neuroscience – studying the brain outside the lab.
Giacomo Rizzolatti, University of Parma.
Action and intention understanding: the neural mechanisms.
Robert A. Roe, Maastricht University.
How far can we get? A future perspective on diversity and collaboration in psychology.
Christine Roland-Lévy, University of Reims.
Economic Psychology around social representations of risk in the context of the crisis.
Eugenia Scabini, Catholic University of Milan.
Family relationships: a long-lasting source of well-being.
Ralf Schwarzer, Free University of Berlin.
Health behaviour change.
Shalom H. Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The vanishing effect of religious identity on personal values: a study of Protestantism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism, and non-affiliation.
Linda Steg, University of Groningen.
Values and pro-environmental actions.
Lenka Šulová, Charles University in Prague.
Actual values and attitudes of Czech children.
Gisela Trommsdorff, University of Konstanz.
Self-regulation as organizing individual development in cultural context.
Philip G. Zimbardo, Stanford University.
Transforming Evil into Heroism.
Conditions of participation in the conference
The registration form for the 14th European Congress of Psychology is online: www.ecp2015.it/registration
REGISTRATION FEES (prices include VAT):
Gala Dinner Museo Nazionale della Scienza, July 9th
* one year European Psychologist online subscription included.
Delegate fee includes: admission to the Congress and the exhibition, congress documentation, opening ceremony and welcome reception.
Student fee includes: admission to the Congress and the exhibition.
Students must be full-time and confirmation of status from the supervisor or department head must accompany the registration.
Specific Country fee includes: admission to the Congress and the exhibition, congress documentation, opening ceremony and welcome reception.
Accompanying person fee includes: admission to the exhibition, ½ day city tour, welcome reception.
Requirements for the materials of the conference
University of Milano-Bicocca
Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1