Human Development in a Social Context

A Stream on “Human Development in a Social Context”
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Psychology
28-31 May 2018
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Psychology Unit of ATINER organizes A Stream on “Human Development in a Social Context” as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Psychology, 28-31 May 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

The aim of the stream is to share current research findings in the fields of community psychology and human development. Our goal is to share research focusing on examining contextual factors at all levels (e.g., family, neighborhoods, learning and work environments, organizations, institutions, societies, etc.) and their influences on human development. Abstracts on all topics within these disciplines are welcomed, including the interaction between community contextual factors and an individual’s emotional, psychological, and physical well-being at all ages, the factors that contribute to the creation and improvement of communities including the presentation and evaluation of  programs, the role that psychological sense of community and sense of belonging play in human development, and the study of the fit between person and environment from an ecological perspective. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 16 April 2018 to:  Dr. Helen Vrailas Bateman, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Sewanee University of the South, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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