3rd Annual International Conference on Psychology

8-11 June 2009, Athens, Greece

PROGRAM

Sponsored by the Psychology Research Unit of

The Athens Institute for Education and Research

(AT.IN.E.R.)

Conference Venue: St George Lycabettus, 2 Kleomenous Street, 106 75 Athens, Greece.

  Organizing and Scientific Committee:

  1. Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.
  2. Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.
  3. Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece.
  4. Dr. Jorja Manos Leap, Professor, UCLA School of Public Policy, USA.
  5. Dr. John Roufagalas, Head, Economics Research Unit of ATINER and Professor, Troy University, USA.
  6. Dr. Daphne Halkias, Research Associate, Long Island University, USA.
  7. Dr. Gregory Alexander, G., Lecturer, University of the Free State, South Africa.
  8. Dr. Zafer Bekirogullari, Lecturer, Near East University, Turkey.
  9. Dr. Andrew Demirdjian, Professor, California State University, USA.
  10. Dr. Kostas Fanti , Lecturer, University of Cyprus, Cyprus.
  11. Dr. Anthony Perry, Professor, North Central University, USA.
  12. Mr. Efstathios Polychronopoulos, Ph.D. Student, Old Dominion University, USA.
  13. Ms. Angeliki Polychronopoulou, Administrator, Greek Department of Health, Greece.
  14. Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Instructor, Department of Tourism of the Technological Institute of Piraeus & Department of Commerce and Advertising of the Technological Institute of Lamia & Researcher, ATINER.
  15. Mr. Christos Frantzeskakis, Researcher, ATINER.

 

 

Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (atinerae@atiner.gr)

Administration: Fani Balaska, Eirini Lentzou, Katerina Maraki, Sylia Sakka.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

(The time for each session includes at least 10 minutes coffee break)

Monday, 8th of June 2009

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.

Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

 

09:30-11:00 Session I:

Chair: Papanikos, G.T., President and Director, ATINER.

1.      Hamaideh, S., Vice Dean, The Hashemite University, Jordan. Stressors and Reactions to Stressors among Students at the Hashemite University in Jordan.

2.      Ciochina, L., Ph.D. Student, University of Porto, Portugal & Faria, L., Associate Professor, University of Porto, Portugal. Individualism and Collectivisms: Intercultural with Portuguese and Romanian Students.

3.      Duarte, A., Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal & Freire, G., Ph.D. Student, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Studentsí Conceptions of Functions and Factors of Learning.

4.      Negovan (Zbaganu), V., Senior Lecturer, University of Bucharest, Romania. Learning Experience and Patterns of University Studentsí Psychosocial Well Being.

  

11:00-12:30 Session II:

Chair: Roufagalas, J., Head, Economics Research Unit of ATINER and Professor, Troy University, USA.

1.      Tikhomirova, T., Professor, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. Information and Interpersonal Interaction in Development of Intelligence and Creativity.

2.      Bauer, P., Professor, Emory University, USA. Linking Episodes in Memory and Development.

3.      Nelson, S., Ph.D. Student, Radford University, USA. Periodic Patterns in Repeated Time Interval Estimations.

4.      Pickering, G., Professor, Brock University, Canada. Food, Flavour and Phantoms: Individual Variation in Taste Perception.

 

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

 

13:30-15:00 Session III:

Chair: Freberg, L., Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, USA

1.    Granados Gamez, G., Director, University of Almeria, Spain & Corral Granados, A., Ph.D. Student, University of Seville, Spain. Implementation of Professional Practices in Melbourne (Australia) Based on Innovative Theoretical Approaches Toward Inclusion.

2.    Kucharski, M., Graduate Student, Bethel University, USA, Sandage, J.S., Associate Professor, Bethel University, USA & Moore, J.L., Ph.D. Student, Bethel University, USA. A Psychological Model of Forgiveness, Spirituality, and Intercultural Development: Empirical Results.

3.    Kourti, I., Ph.D. Student, London School of Economics, UK & Garcia-Lorenzo, L., Lecturer, London School of Economics, UK. Partnership Strategies to Support Children with Special Educational Needs in Greece: The KDAY Challenge.

  

15:00-16:30 Session IV:

Chair: Pickering, G., Professor, Brock University, Canada.

1.    Nygren, T.E., Professor, The Ohio State University, USA. Development and Validation of the Decision Making Styles Inventory.

2.    Khechuashvili, L., Assistant Professor, Tbilisi State University, Georgia. Coping Strategies and Personality Profile: Comparative Study of Georgian Military and Civilians.

3.    Mayotte, S., Ph.D. Student, University of Minnesota, USA. Interactive Scenario-Based Assessment System (ISBAS): Concurent Validity Study

4.     Goltsi, P., Ph.D. Student, Northumbria University, UK & Wolfson, S., Director, Northumbria University, UK. Social Identity in Greek Football Fans during Euro 2008.

 

16:30-18:00 Session V:

Chair: Nygren, E.T., Professor, The Ohio State University, USA.

1.     Esteve, M.R., Professor, Malaga University, Spain & Ramirez-Maestre, C., Professor, Malaga University, Spain. Fear of Pain and Anxiety Sensitivity: Related or Redundant Constructs?

2.     Ramirez-Maestre, C., Professor, Malaga University, Spain & Esteve, M.R., Professor, Malaga University, Spain. Effects of Dispositional Ptimism in Chronic Pain Patients.

3.     Schlag, A.K., Ph.D. Student, Kingís College London, U.K. Media Reporting of Aquaculture: Representations of Risks and Benefits in Three European Countries.

4.     Freberg, L., Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, USA & Freberg, K., Doctoral Student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. Relationships between Loneliness and Perceptions and Use Patterns of Social Networking Sites in University Students.

 

20:30 - 22:00 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER

 

Tuesday, 9th of June 2009

08:30-10:00 Session VI:

Chair: Pappas, N., Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

1.    Deroost, N., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium, Coomans, D., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium, Zeischka, P., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium, Vandenbossche, J., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium & Soetens, E., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium. Intact Procedural Sequence Learning in Secondary-School-Aged Children with Developmental Dyslexia.

2.    Hamidi, F., Assistant Professor, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran. The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Coping Styles on Adolescents According to their Genders.

3.    Abdolmalaki, S.A., Academic Member, Payame Noor University, Iran. Lost Self (Four Theoretical Discourse on New Psychological, Personal and Social Pathos)

 

10:00-11:30 Session VII:

Chair: Deroost, N., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium.

1.    Harlow, L.L., Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA, Stamm, K.E., Researcher, University of Rhode Island, USA, Santiago, M., Researcher, University of Rhode Island, USA, Silver, B., Director, University of Rhode Island, USA, Mederer, H., Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA, Boudreaux-Bartels, G.F., Chair of Electrical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, USA, Peckham, J.,Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA, Wishner, K., Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA, Swift, J., Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA, & Prochaska, J. M., President and CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, USA. Work Environment and Satisfaction at a Mid-Sized Northeast US University.

2.    Nikbakhsh, R., Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch, Iran, Moshrefjavadi, B., Assistant Professor, Tarbiat Moallem University, Iran & Mozafari, S.A.A., Professor, Tarbiat Moallem University, Iran. The Relationship between Personality Traits (Five Factor Model of Personality) on Elite Basketball Players with their Absenteeism.

3.     Lemrova, S., Assistant Professor, University Palacky, Czech Republic & Cakirpaloglu, S., Assistant Professor, University Palacky, Czech Republic. Career Anchors of Czech Politicians.

4.    Bahia, S., Auxiliary Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Estrela, T., Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Freier, I., Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Amaral, A., Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Emotions of Portuguese Teachers: A Preliminary Approach.

 

11:30-13:00 Session VIII:

Chair: Cakirpaloglu, S., Assistant Professor, University Palacky, Czech Republic

1.      Fidalgo, A.M., Associate Professor, University of Oviedo, Spain & Madeira, J.M., Doctoral Student,, University of Oviedo, Spain. A unified framework for the analysis of DIF using the generalized MH statistic. What software can we use?

2.      Vandenbossche, J., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium, Deroost, N., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium, Soetens, E., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium, & Kerckhofs, E., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium. Implicit Sequence Learning in Parkinsonís Disease.

3.      Zeischka, P., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium, Deroost, N., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium, Coomans, D., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium & Soetens, E., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium. Sustain Suppersion  only for Spatial Information.

 

 13:00-14:00 LUNCH

 

14:00-15:30 Session IX:

Chair: *Kovas, Y., Lecturer, University of London, U.K.

1.     Bondi, G., Graduate Student, Old Dominion University, USA, Kelley, M., Professor, Old Dominion University, USA & Polychronopoulou, A., Administrator, Greek Department of Health, Greece. Authoritarianism, Hostility toward Women, Attitudes toward Violence, Rape Myth Acceptance and Sexual Aggression.

2.     Dula, C.S., Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University, USA, Chumney, F.L., Ph.D. Student, University of Nebraska, USA & Geller, E.S., Professor, Virginia Tech., USA. A Social-Cognitive Model of Driver Aggression: Taking Situations and Individual Differences into Account.

3.     Durvasula, R., Associate Professor, California State University, USA, Myers, H., Professor, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Biobehavioral Sciences, USA, Shoptaw, S., Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, USA, Ullman, J., Professor, California State University, USA, Castellon, S., Professor, UCLA, USA, Uchishiba, H., M.A. University of South Dakota, USA, Sosa-DeJesus, D., B.A. California State University, USA & Watford, T., B.A. California State University, USA. Personality Disorder, Major Psychopathology, and Sexual Risk. (Tuesday, June 9th, 2009).

 

15:30-17:00 Session X:

Chair: Durvasula, R., Associate Professor, California State University, USA.

1.    *Kovas, Y., Lecturer, University of London, U.K. Genetic and Environmental Effects on Mathematical Ability and Disability: The Latest Quantitative and Molecular Genetic Results from the TEDS Study.

2.     Kitromilides-Salerio, E., Ph.D. Student, University Pierre-Mendes, France, Grenoble, France, Bidet-Ildei, C., Post-Doc, University Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France & Orliaguet, J.P., Professor, University Pierre-Mendes France, Grenoble, France. Unnatural Kinematics Modifies Visual Preference on Handwriting not Pointing Point-Light Stimulus.

3     *Law, H., Lecturer, University of East London, U.K. & Passmore, J., Lecturer, University of East London, U.K. Applying Psychology of Learning to Coaching across Cultures.

4.     Coomans, D., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium, Deroost, N., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium, Zeischka, P., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium, Vandenbossche, J., Ph.D. Student, Vrije University, Belgium & Soetens, E., Professor, Vrije University, Belgium. Probabilistic Color Sequence Learning In Children.

5.    Korallo, L, Ph.D. Student, Middlesex University, U.K. Using VEs to Enhance Chronological Understanding of History. (Tuesday, June 9th, 2009)

 

20:00 - 21:00 DINNER

Wednesday, 10th of June 2009

 Tour: Departure at 07:50 Return at 13:00.

 

Thursday, 11th June 2009

CRUISE: Departure at 07:15 Return at 20:30