Invited Symposia

Eating disorders and EMDR
Convenor:
Simona Anselmetti (Italy)
Presenters:
Simona Anselmetti, Maria Zaccagnino, Patrizia Todisco, Natalia Seijo

The striving to have an inner compass as a fundamental aspect of emerging adults’ need for autonomy: Parental antecedents and effects on relationship with parents and value internalization
Convenor:
Avi Assor (Israel)
Presenters:
Avi Assor, Maria Brambila, Ohad Ezra, Yu Shi, Beiwen Chen
Discussants:
Avi Assor & Guy Roth

E-Health, psychology and medicine: the future of a close cooperation
Convenor:
Telmo Mourinho Baptista (Portugal)
Presenters:
Telmo Mourinho Baptista, Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, Artur Rocha
Discussant:
Telmo Mourinho Baptista

Supporting Parents With Evidence-Based Interventions

Convenor:
Lavinia Barone (Italy)
Presenters:
Femmie Juffer, George Downing, Maria Jose Rodrigo, Francesca Lionetti
Discussant:
Maria Jose Rodrigo

EMDR: Theory, Practice and Research application in a Mass Disaster
Convenor:
Elisa Bergonzini (Italy)
Presenters:
Elisa Bergonzini, Isabel Fernandez, Lucia Formenti
Discussant:
Elisa Bergonzini

The work of Dr. Giuseppe Costantino, presented posthumously:
TEMAS Test as Assessment and Treatment techniques for culturally diverse children
Convenor:

Patrizia Bevilicqua
Presenters:
Francesca Fantini, Filippo Aschieri, Dionne Joseph, Erminia Costantino BS onbehalf of Giuseppe Costantino, Leib Litman, Larry McReynolds

Parenting and children wellbeing
Convenor:
Anna Silvia Bombi (Italy)
Presenters:
Anna Di Norcia, Sara Pezzica, Luca Milani, Marina Camodeca
Discussant:
Dario Bacchini

Interpersonal Factors related to Burnout: New Developments in Service Professions
Convenor:
Laura Borgogni (Italy)
Presenters:
Michael P. Leiter, Heather Laschinger, Chiara Consiglio, Cristian Balducci
Discussant:
Christina Maslach

Culture and the basic psychological processes: The mechanisms of shaping differences in human nature
Convenor:
Pawel Boski (Poland)
Presenters:
Debi Roberson, Piotr Sorokowski, Michael Boiger, Valery Chirkov, 
Pawel Boski

Doping Behavior in Sports
Convenor:
Ralf Brand (Germany)
Presenters:
Vassilis Barkoukis, Arnaldo Zelli, Anne-Marie Elbe, Ralf Brand

Interpersonal violence (IPV), working through EMDR with victims and perpetrators

Convenor:
Teresa Bruno (Italy)
Presenters:
C. Maria Xella, Paolo De Pascalis

The Demise of Guys (DoGs): The Problem and Possible Solutions—Coming to the Rescue of Young DoGs
Convenor:
Bernardo J. Carducci
Presenters:
Philip G. Zimbardo, Ronald E. Riggio, Shari Young Kuchenbecker, Bernardo J. Carducci

Qualitative Perspectives to Offering Support to Individuals Experiencing Anxiety Associated with PTSD and Shyness
Convenor:
Bernardo J. Carducci
Presenters:
Elsa B. Cardalda, Bernardo J. Carducci

Biologically-Based and Culturally-Based Varieties of Human Prosociality and Morality: Socialization and Personality Mechanisms
Convenor:
Gustavo Carlo (USA)
Presenters:
Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Darcia Narvaez, Laura Padilla-Walker, Deborah Laible, Maria Mestre

Applied psychology in the 20th  century. Historical dimensions.
Convenor:
Helio Carpintero (Spain)
Presenters:
Vicenta Mestre, Maria Jose Monteagudo, Maria Sinatra, Dario de Santis, Luigi Traetta, Ana Jaco-Vilela, Helio Carpintero
Discussant:
Helio Carpintero

Basic dimensions of social judgment
Convenor:
Patrizia Catellani (Italy)
Presenters:
Andrea Abele & Nicole Hauke
Marco Brambilla
Nicole Hauke & Andrea Abele
Bogdan Wojciszke
Patrizia Catellani & Mauro Bertolotti

Psychological dynamics and technological careers:  Self-concept and social-cognitive processes in STEM Education and Career Choice

Convenor:
Daniel Cervone (USA)
Presenters:
Daniel Cervone, Elena Makarova, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Ursula Kessels
Discussant:
Anne Maass

Combined emic-etic approach to culture-sensitive personality assessment
Convenor:
Fanny M. Cheung (China)
Presenters:
Jianxin Zhang, Weiqiao Fan, Qian Wang, Fons van de Vijver, Velichko Valchev

Developmental and behavioural implications of the circular model of values
Convenor:
Jan Cieciuch (Poland)
Presenters:
Michele Vecchione, Jan Cieciuch, Henrik Dobewall, Daniel Seddig, Sonia Roccas
Discussant:
Shalom H. Schwartz

Intergroup conflicts: Classic theories and current problems
Convenor:
Francesco Paolo Colucci (Italy)
Presenters:
Michael Skey, Keren Sharvit, Monica Colombo, Simona Sacchi, Loris Vezzali
Discussant:
Monica Colombo

Positive and Environmental Psychology
Convenor:
Victor Corral-Verdugo (México)
Presenters:
Victor Corral-Verdugo, Susan Clayton, P. Wesley Schultz, Giuseppe Carrus
Discussant:
Marino Bonaiuto

The work of Dr. Giuseppe Costantino, presented posthumously:
TEMAS Test Assessment of Children/Adolescents in Multicultural Societies
Convenor:
Erminia Costantino
Presenters:
Erminia Costantino BS onbehalf of Giuseppe Costantino, Elsa Cardalda, Leib Litman, Daniel Dupertuis, Ernesto Pais, Gabriela Marc

The study of intra-individual variability: Importance and relevance for psychological evaluation
Convenor:
Anik de Ribaupierre (Switzerland)
Presenters:
Stuart W.S. MacDonald & Robert S. Stawski
Florian Schmiedek, Roger Ratcliff, Martin Lövdén & Ulman Lindenberger
Douglas D. Garrett
Nathalie Mella, Delphine Fagot & Anik de Ribaupierre
Matthias Kliegel, Andreas Ihle & Paolo Ghisletta
Erika Borella, Christian Chicherio, Anna Maria Re, Cesare Cornoldi

Engaging with economic upheveals and fiscal austerity in Europe:
Considering interdisciplinary, timely and ethical responses
Convenor:
Serdar M. Değirmencioğlu (Turkey)
Presenters:
Carl Walker, Petra Prodik, Irene Moulas, Serdar M. Değirmencioğlu
Discussant:
David Fryer

Resource promotion in chronic disease across the life span: individual and relational dimensions
Convenor:
Antonella Delle Fave (Italy)
Presenters:
Evangelos C. Karademas, Ernst Bohlmeijer, Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Ulrich Wiesmann, Marta Bassi
Discussant:
Giuseppe Masera

Innovative scientific methods for approaching complexity in applied psychological research
Convenor:
Santo Di Nuovo (Italy)
Presenters:
Barbara Colombo
Andrea Gaggioli
Letizia Caso, Francesca Morganti, Patrizia Patrizi
Daniela Pajardi & Gisli Gudjonsson
Discussant:
Alessandro Antonietti

Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and its relevance for the behavioural sciences

Convenor:
Thomas Elbert (Germany)
Presenters:
Isabelle Mansuy, Daniel Natt, Carlos Guerrero-Bosagna, Fernanda Serpeloni-Henning
Discussant:
Maggie Schauer

Readiness for Aggression in emerging adolescents – sociocultural and family socialisation factors
Convenor:
Adam Fraczek (Poland)
Presenters:
Jesus Alvarado, Marzanna Farnicka, J. Martin Ramirez, Hanna Liberska, Karolina Konopka, Marta Rutkowska, Monika Dominiak-Kochanek, Magdalena Rowicka

Happiness and globalization: “the strange bedfellows “of our complex world
Convenor:
Donata Francescato (Italy)
Presenters:
Patrizia Meringolo, Donata Francescato, Caterina Arcidiacono, Norma De Piccoli, José Ornelas
Discussant:
Caterina Arcidiacono

Music and Language in the Development of Infant Communication
Convenor:
Fabia Franco (United Kingdom)
Presenters:
Simone Falk, Christine D. Tsang, Fabia Franco, Martine Van Puyvelde, Manuela Filippa

Compliance, Resistance and Neoliberal Violence in the 21st century: International Critical Voices

Convenor:
David Fryer (Australia)
Presenters:
Darrin Hodgetts, Carl Walker, David Fryer, Cathy McCormack
Discussant:
Saths Cooper

Counseling in Clinical and Health Psychology
Convenor:
Mario Fulcheri (Italy)
Presenters:
Carlo Cristini, Maria Francesca Freda, Franco Orsucci, Maria Grazia Strepparava, Guido Sarchielli
Discussant:
Nicolae Mitrofan

Towards a bio-psycho-social-cultural model of competition
Convenor:
Márta Fülöp (Hungary)
Presenters:
Alicia Salvador, Andrew Elliot, Márta Fülöp, Camilo Garcia
Discussant:
Patricia Hawley

Supporting transitions towards sustainability in Europe: the role of environmental psychology
Convenor:
Ricardo García-Mira (Spain)
Presenters:
Adina Dumitru, Giuseppe Carrus, Ellen Matthies, Tony Craig, Irina Macsinga
Discussant:
Marino Bonaiuto

Skill training with virtual reality and video-game platforms
Convenor:
Daniel Gopher (Israel)
Presenters:
Arthur Kramer, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Jacob Greenshpan, Danny Dankner
Discussant:
Daniel Gopher

Applied Psychology in Chinese Culture – Medicine, Religion, and Psychology
Convenor:
Buxin HAN (China)
Presenters:
Buxin HAN, Jianyou GUO, Guoqiang WANG, Qiuli YANG

Exploring non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) from different perspectives: Interpersonal, clinical, cognitive and biological reflections
Convenor:
Penelope Hasking (Australia)
Presenters:
Imke Baetens, Glenn Melvin, Penelope Hasking, Paul Plener

Managing and Assessing work related stress in Europe: state of art of national strategies

Convenor:
Sergio Iavicoli (Italy)
Presenters:
Veronique Crutzen, Josè Maria Peirò, Cristina Di Tecco
Discussant:
Malgorzata Milczarek

The Impact of the ITC Guidelines on Psychological Assessment
Convenor:
Dragos Iliescu (Romania)
Presenters:
Aletta Odendaal, Jacques Grégoire, Kurt Geisinger, Ian Florance
Discussant:
Fanny Cheung

The Inherent Paradox in Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect: The Victim, the Perpetrator, and the Society
Convenor:
Rafael Art. Javier (USA)
Presenters:
Rafael Art. Javier, Amal O. Madani, Thomas A. Caffrey
Discussant:
Caroline “CC” Clauss-Ehlers

Narrative measures of relational cognition:  Quantitative analysis of TAT stories and autobiographical expressive writing
Convenor:
Sharon Rae Jenkins (USA)
Presenters:
Sharon Rae Jenkins, Ivo Čermák, Molly S. Tucker, Tereza Soukupová, Tomáš Urbánek
Discussant:  
Sharon Rae Jenkins

The Big Picture of TAT Story Analysis:  Six Comprehensive Systematic Approaches
Convenor:
Sharon Rae Jenkins (USA)
Presenters:
Sharon Rae Jenkins, Sarah Vibert, Leila Salomão de La Plata Cury Tardivo, A. A. Scaduto, Elisa Venturini, Francesca Fantini
Discussant:
Sharon Rae Jenkins

Self-control success and failure: Implications for understanding and changing self-defeating behavior
Convenors:
Catalina Kopetz, Reinout Wiers (USA, Netherlands)
Presenters:
Wilhelm Hofmann, Catalina Kopetz, Alexis Matusiewicz, 
Edward Orehek, Reinout Wiers

Social psychological dynamics of historical representations

Convenor:
Laurent Licata (Belgium)
Presenters:
Michal Bilewicz, Yechiel Klar, Laurent Licata, Silvia Mari, Tibor Pólya
Discussant:
Federica Durante

Social and educational dynamics in virtual spaces
Convenor:
M. Beatrice Ligorio (Italy)
Presenters:
Carlo Galimberti, Martina Benvenuti, Stefano Cacciamani, Michelle Pieri, M. Beatrice Ligorio
Discussant:
Ersilia Menesini

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): Treatment Development and International Dissemination

Convenor:
Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D. (USA)
Presenters:  
Judith A. Cohen, M.D., Benjamin Saunders, Ph.D., Laura Murray, Ph.D., Lutz Goldbeck, Ph.D.
Discussant:
Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D.

Decision making in a life-span perspective
Convenor:
Antonella Marchetti (Italy)
Presenters:
Cristina Bicchieri, Ilaria Castelli, Alan Sanfey, Mascha Van’t Wout
Discussant:
Laura Macchi

Evidence based interventions against bullying and cyberbullying: a comparison across Europe
Convenor:
Ersilia Menesini (Italy)
Presenters:
Benedetta  E. Palladino, Heidi Vandebosch, Christina Salmivalli, Peter K. Smith, Maria Sapouna

Cognition, Emotion and Prosocial Behavior: Perspective of Gender

Convenor:
Vicenta Mestre (Spain)
Presenters:
M. Cristina Richaud
Bernadette P. Luengo Kanacri, Paula Samper, Ana Tur-Porcar, Victoria del Barrio, Gustavo Carlo
Discussant:
Vicenta Mestre

EMDR treatment of trauma and PTSD in Borderline Personality Disorder organization: Clinical considerations and assessment for the management of self-regulation, relational difficulties, attachment-related behaviors and metacognition
Convenor:
Dolores Mosquera (Spain)
Presenters:
Dolores Mosquera, Antonio Onofri, Roberto Pedone

The adaptation of immigrant children and youth from different ethnicities and host countries: Who succeeds and why?
Convenor:
Frosso Motti-Stefanidi (Greece)
Presenters:
Peter F. Titzmann, Dagmar Strohmeier, Birgit Leyendecker, Natasha Cabrera, Frosso Motti-Stefanidi

Enterprising personality in youth: Main dimensions and assessment
Convenor:
José Muñiz (Spain)
Presenters:
José Muñiz, Javier Suárez-Álvarez, Eduardo García-Cueto, Ignacio Pedrosa
Discussant:
Luis Manuel Lozano

The Meaning and Measurement of Human Capital
Convenor:
Kevin R. Murphy (USA)
Presenters:
Angelo DeNisi, Peer Ederer, Samuel Grieff, Hennie Kriek
Discussant:
Kevin R. Murphy

Multisensory interactions: from mechanisms to clinical interventions
Convenor:
Micah M. Murray (Switzerland)
Presenters:
Micah M. Murray, Durk Talsma, Nienke van Atteveldt, Amir Amedi, Mark T. Wallace

Advances in socio-ecological psychology: How do psychological variables interact with objective features of places, cities, and regions in the process of psychological adaptation?

Convenor:
Martin Obschonka & Rainer K. Silbereisen (Germany)
Presenters:
Peter Jason Rentfrow, Ulrich Trautwein, Ingrid Schoon, Clemens Lechner

Positive Orientation: empirical evidence and theoretical implications
Convenor:
Piotr Oleś (Poland)
Presenters:
Guido Alessandri, Beata Bajcar, Corrado Fagnani, Kinga Lachowicz-Tabaczek, Tomasz Jankowski, Piotr Oleś, Carol Ryff, Michele Vecchione

Impact of trauma on medical illnesses
Convenor:
Luca Ostacoli (Italy)
Presenters:
Michael Hase, Liuva Capezzani, Chiara Piroddi, Luca Ostacoli, Gabriella Bertino
Discussant:
Luca Ostacoli

Happiness and productivity at work: Does age matter?

Convenor:
José María Peiró (Spain)
Presenters:
David Guest, José M. Peiró, Emanuela Ingusci, Maria Felisa Latorre
Discussant:
Marco Depolo

The Functional-Cognitive Framework in Psychology
Convenor:
Marco Perugini (Italy)
Presenters:
Jan De Houwer, Baptist Liefooghe, Sean Hughes, Marco Perugini
, Klaus Fiedler

Vantage Sensitivity: Genetic Susceptibility to Psychological Intervention

Convenor:
Michael Pluess (United Kingdom)
Presenters:
Marinus van IJzendoorn, Orazio Attanasio, Barbara J. van den Hoofdakker, Michael Pluess

The quality of life, well-being, and health among children and youth in Europe: What do we know and how should we apply this knowledge?

Convenor:
Lea Pulkkinen (Finland)
Presenters:
Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, Sabine Walper, Matilde Leonardi, Michiel Matthes
Discussant:
Marcel van Aken

The role of self-efficacy in the development of different processes characteristic of adolescence
Convenor:
María Cristina Richaud (Argentina)
Presenters:
María Cristina Richaud, Vicenta Mestre, Concetta Pastorelli, María Victoria del Barrio, Silvia Viviana Pugliese, Belén Mesurado

Prosocial Applied Research:  Transferability and social innovation
Convenor:
Robert Roche (Spain)
Presenters:
Pilar Escotorin Soza, Manuel Martí, Martin Brestovansky, Maria Gerbino, Mauro Cozzolino

Symposium FISS Italian Federation Scientific Sexology - Discussing sexual health and wellbeing
Convenor:
Roberta Rossi (Italy)
Presenters:
Adele Fabrizi, Antonio Prunas, Davide Dèttore, Maria Teresa Molo
Discussant:
Chiara Simonelli

Psychological underpinnings of ordinary people’s political ideology
Convenor:
Maria Sandgren (Sweden)
Authors:
Eldad Davidov, Anabel Kuntz, Artur Nilsson, Maria Sandgren, Hulda Thorisdottir, Alain Van Hiel

Bidirectional pathways between close relationships, health and well-being

Convenor:
Dominik Schoebi (Switzerland)
Presenters:
Ashley K. Randall, Richard B. Slatcher, Thomas Ledermann, Simone Munsch
Discussant:
Dominik Schoebi

Using Technology to Encourage Environmental Behavior

Convenor:
Wesley Schultz (USA)
Presenters:
Cees Midden, Ruth Rettie, Andreas Nilsson, Stefano De Dominicis

Psychological  conditions of human achievements
Convenor:
Andrzej Sękowski (Poland)
Presenters:
Andrzej Sękowski, Ewa Czerniawska, Anna Hawrot, Maria Ledzińska, Sławomir Postek, Roberta Renati, Steven Pfeiffer
Discussant:
Ewa Czerniawska

The Art of Responsible Change
Creating and Using a Community Pattern Language for Societal Change
Convenor:
Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Presenters:
Wolfgang Stark, Serdar Degirmencioglu, Jacqui Akhurst, Caterina Arcidiacono
Discussant:
Bruna Zani

Aggression and violence across contexts and countries
Convenor:
John Tisak (USA)
Presenters:
Marie S. Tisak, Guido Alessandri, Georges Steffgen, Ersilia Menesini

Trans well-being: identity, health, sexuality and relationship
Convenor:
Paolo Valerio (Italy)
Presenters:
Alain Giami, Denise Medico, Roberto Vitelli, Anna Lisa Amodeo, Antonio Prunas, Angelo Brandelli Costa
Discussant:
Vittorio Lingiardi

Trauma and Mental Health
Convenor:
Mark van der Gaag (Netherlands)
Presenters:
Dolores Mosquera, Anabel Gonzalez, Mark van der Gaag, Berber van der Vleugel

Attachment and Emotion Regulation Across the Life-Span: Neurobiological, Developmental and Clinical Perspectives.
Convenor:
Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (Netherlands)
Presenters:

Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Morten L. Kringelbach, Lieselotte Ahnert, Pier Francesco Ferrari
Discussant:
Lavinia Barone

Emotional eating
Convenor:
Tatjana van Strien (Netherlands)
Presenters:

Carmen Keller, Hannah Konttinen, Laura Winkens, Tatjana van Strien, Aranka Dol
Discussant:
Tatjana van Strien

Primary Care Psychology - Latest Developments in Integrated Care: An International Perspective
Convenor:
Robyn Vines (Australia)
Presenters:
James Bray, Bente Storm, Mowatt Haugland, Diana Prescott, Jean Grenier, Marie Helene Chomienne, 
Robyn Vines
Discussant:
Robyn Vines

Providing psychology support in an elite sport environment
Convenors:
Paul Wylleman (Belgium)
Presenters:
Ralf Brand, Alberto Cei, Nadine Debois, Anne-Marie Elbe, Paul Wylleman
Discussant:
Anne-Marie Elbe

Self-enhancement/Self-esteem and Modesty across Cultures
Convenor:
Susumu Yamaguchi (Japan)
Presenters:
Jenny Kurman, Huajian Cai, Chihiro Kobayashi, Ai Fukuzawa, Susumu Yamaguchi

European citizenship today: what does it mean?
Convenor:
Bruna Zani (Italy)
Presenters:
Dimitra Pachi, Bruna Zani, Zuzana Scott, Elena Marta
Discussant:
Serdar M. Değirmencioğlu

Children’s prosocial behavior and the role of altruistic punishment

Convenor:
Liqi Zhu (China)
Presenters:
Márta Fülöp, Pamela Maras, Michaela Gummerum, Jing Li