Psychology Streams

 
Date
Streams and Panels organized as part of the
13th Annual International Conference on Psychology, 27-30 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
1
27-30 May 2019
The Young Human Capital and their Mission to be Productive: Their Challenges and Issues
Stream Leader:
Sandra Vélez Candelario, CEO, Family Organizational Science & Research, USA.

The aim of the stream is to discuss issues concerning today’s young human capital and the challenges they face to achieve social responsibility, in order to become productive and be active members of their socioeconomic community from young age.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
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2
27-30 May 2019
The Transmission and Maintenance of Diaspora Identity Through time and Generation
Stream Leader:
Dr. Maria-Irini Avgoulas, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Lecturer La Trobe University Australia.

Diaspora communities with their specific cultural identity are found throughout the world and exist on a continuum of redevelopment as they evolve. The experience of diaspora identity and the transmission of memory culture that supports identity maintenance may vary by generation, the original migrants and their descendants born in diaspora. Diaspora community members of all generations may maintain a sense of nostalgia but also negative emotions of not belonging to either their original homeland or the host community. This may be expressed as having two homelands and, in a sense, belonging to both. While potentially enriching, diaspora identity may in fact be more like belonging nowhere and being a stranger in both cultures. This may represent a negative emotion associated with the experience of migration and acculturation despite the generation of membership. This session will explore the transmission and maintenance of diaspora identity through time and generation and consider how associated psychosocial factors and the recreated social environment of the culture of origin may influence wellbeing and the experience of illness that are significant factors in overall health as well as the promotion of health and wellbeing in diaspora.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form
3
27-30 May 2019
Teaching Psychology in a Global World
Stream Leader:
Dr. Lori Simons, Professor of Psychology & Practicum/Internship Coordinator, Psychology Department, Social Science Division, Widener University, USA.

Institutions of higher education (IHE) have incorporated high-impact practices (HIPs) in liberal arts curricula so that students can systematically analyze the conditions that lead to racial and economic disparities in the community. HIPs are pedagogical methods that increase student engagement and retention (Kuh, 2008). HIPs range from first-year seminars and service-learning to diversity/global learning and internships (2008). HIPs also include common intellectual experiences, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, undergraduate research, collaborative projects, and capstone courses (2008). Educational research suggests that students should participate in at least two HIPs over the course of their undergraduate studies to prepare them to be productive citizens in a global society (National Survey of Student Engagement [NSSE], 2017). The purpose of this stream is two-fold: (1). Provide faculty who use HIPs an opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using a specific practice in their undergraduate psychology courses; and (2). Provide faculty who have assessed HIP impacts on student learning to discuss and explain student learning outcomes. Faculty will reflect on lessons learned from using HIPs and whether or not HIPs are effective for preparing students for work in a global world. This stream fits with the mission of the Athens Institute for Education and Research in several ways: (1). It provides faculty from different disciplines an opportunity to discuss teaching methods and pedagogical scholarship; (2). It will provide faculty with an opportunity to possibly develop collaborations on teaching and research; and (3). It provides professional develop by engaging faculty and other academic members in discussions about teaching and research.
Deadline: 28 January 2019
Abstract Submitting Form