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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 12/Jun/2019
8:00am - 8:55amRegis1: Registration and Coffee
9:00am - 9:55amPL-1: Plenary 1: Dr. Blanca Rodriguez
Basement Level, Aula magna 

Gender Discrimination and the (De)Construction of the Model Citizen: Placing Care and Relational Autonomy at the Centre

Blanca Rodriguez Ruiz

University of Sevilla, Spain

Gender relations are redefined through a new model of citizenship, based on a conception of the individual that departs from the myth of (male) independence. It assumes humans’ interdependency and relational nature to construct a model of caring citizenship (caringzenship) that rests on the notion of relational autonomy.

10:00am - 10:55amPP-1: Paper Panel: Sexual Violence: Causes and Consequences
First Floor, Classroom 14 

Neighborhood Disadvantage: Exploring Community-level Risk Factors for Sexual Violence

Robyn Ann Borgman

Georgia State University, United States of America

Sexual violence (SV) is a global public health issue; however, little is known regarding community-level risk factors for SV. During this paper discussion, researchers will explore how (US) community characteristics may serve as risk or protective factors for SV and the implications for prevention.

Sexual Violence in Conflict in National Counterterrorism Strategy

Rebecca Wilson, Sarah Cook

Georgia State University, United States of America

Sexual violence in conflict is not just a violation of human rights, it is also a security challenge. Inclusion of prevention programs that foster and protect women's rights into counterterrorism policy, may dualistically meet goals of reducing violence against women in conflict and ensuring national and international peace and security.

Sexual Harassment Among Women Travelling in Public Transport in Pakistan

Amina Muazzam Butt1, Qura Tul Ain2

1Lahore College for women University, Pakistan; 2University of Lahore

The study explored sexual harassment depression anxiety, stress and coping styles among women travelling in public transport. 250 females using public transport were taken. Results indicated unwanted sexual attention as most prevalent type and religious coping is most adaptive coping. Various ways to deal with sexual harassment were discussed .

Austrian Feminist Psychologists Battle Violence Against Women, 1981-1997

Vera Luckgei, Nora Ruck, Elisabeth Parzer, Max Beck, Florian Knasmüller

Sigmund Freud Privat Universität, Austria

This paper analyzes the part Austrian feminist psychologists took in fighting violence against women between 1981 and 1997. It will be shown that they moved fluently between psychological practice, university teaching and governmental politics which allowed them to shape psychosocial services and the legal situation in Austria.

10:00am - 10:55amW-1: Workshop: Global Mental Health
First Floor, Classroom 13 

Introduction to the Emotional Assessment System, a DSM-5 Self-report Questionnaire

James Peter Choca, Sara Perez-Martinez

Roosevelt University, United States of America

The workshop is an introduction to the new Emotional Assessment System (EAS-5) and its Spanish language version, the Sistema Autodiagnóstico de Balance Emocional, self-report computer-based instruments designed to measure the major disorders of the DSM-5. With 359 items, the EAS has good internal consistency and reliability values.

11:00am - 11:55amMorning Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:00am - 11:55amPos-1: Poster Session

Posters will be hanging in the hallway during the poster session. Authors will stand by their poster during the session.

Poster Hall 

Analysis Of LGBTI Human Rights In Low-Income Countries

Abir Aldhalimi

American Association for the Advancement of Science, United States of America

Anti-LGBTI laws, violence, discrimination, and stigma have severe consequences for millions of LGBTI individuals globally, but data is limited, resulting in fragmented response efforts. This study aims to comprehensively examine human rights conditions in 10 low-income countries, where the treatment of LGBTI individuals is most problematic.

Refugee Youth Consult on a Research Project about Tree-of-Life Therapy

Deborah A Stiles

Webster University, United States of America

This poster presentation describes research “with” rather than “on” refugee youth. Twelve young people from refugee and immigrant backgrounds helped to develop a questionnaire for evaluating the effectiveness of Tree-of-Life therapy for refugees. The young people helped to revise five published inventories/scales. The result was a culturally-relevant and “child-friendly” questionnaire.

Perceived Gender-Based Violence And Assessment Of Legislative Measures

Andrés Sánchez-Prada2, Carmen Delgado-Álvarez2, Esperanza Bosch-Fiol1, Virginia Ferreiro-Basurto1, Victoria A. Ferrer-Perez1

1University of Balearic Islands, España; 2Pontifical University of Salamanca, España

Men and women differ in the variables that influence their appraisal of legislative measures to eradicate intimate partner violence against women. The different perception of the frequency and severity of this problem contributes to explain their differences in the legislative and social actions that they consider adequate to be adopted.

Foreigners’ Prototype of Individuals who Sell Sex in Thailand

Madeline Rae Stenersen, Elin Ovrebo, Kimberly Adams, Lauren Hayes

The University of Memphis, United States of America

The current study aimed to create a prototype of individuals who sell sex (ISS) in Thailand from foreigners’ points of view. Results indicate participants viewed ISS in Thailand as a victim who lacks resources while also recognizing them as fun and sociable individuals. Full results and implications will be presented.

Acculturation Challenges and Healing Mental Health of Bhutanese Refugees

Gabriela Francisca Heermans

University of Vermont

Understanding differences in perspectives on mental illness between Western and Eastern cultures reveals how diagnosing and treating Bhutanese-Nepali refugee populations with Post-traumatic stress disorder may be ineffective. The continuation of cultural and religious traditions could be more important in healing mental health issues that are found among Bhutanese refugees.

Relationship Between Perceived Emotional Intelligence And Perceived Psychological Well-Being

Silvia Gonzalez, Antonio Zayas, Paloma Gil-Olarte, Rocio Gómez Molinero, Rocio Guil

Universidad de Cadiz, Spain

If emotional intelligence were associated with the perceived well-being of a population, the practical consequences on the generalization in specifics educational plans and in social service practices and policies should be reflected in programs that reach the entire population and therefore, we analyze the relationship between both variables.

A Longitudinal Study of the Moderating Effects of Daily Products Intake on Sense of Coherence among Japanese Middle School Students

Yoshiko Kato1, Kazumi Nagano2, Chenghong Hu1, Adrien Rigó3, Róbert Urbán3

1Kobe Univertsity, Japan; 2Kobe University Secondary School, Japan; 3Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

This study investigated association between daily products intake and sense of coherence (SOC) among Japanese middle school students, and found the former daily products intake and SOC predicted the latter regard to changes over time. A significant relationship between daily products intake and SOC was found in this longitudinal study.

Examination of the Factor Structure of Self-Regulation Scale for Healthy Lifestyle in University Students

Yiran Wang, Yoshiko Kato

Kobe University, Japan

To assess the self-regulation ability based on daily activities, a novel measurement was validated. We performed a semi-structured questionnaire survey and 60 items are obtained based on the qualitative data to measure the general self-regulation ability and specific self-regulation in daily life including eating behavior, physical exercises, and rest.

Gender-based Violence and University Development Cooperation

María José del Pino, Marina San Teodoro, Inmaculada Toro, Blanca Visone

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, España

This book shows how university cooperation projects for development are not only beneficial for the university communities themselves, but also for society in terms of equality, gender violence or human trafficking.

The Relationship among SOC, Social Support, Well-being and Motivation for the Autonomous Regulation of Eating Behavior in Hungarian and Japanese Students

Yoshiko Kato1, Róbert Urbán2, Chenghong Hu1, Yiran Wang1, Adrien Rigó2

1Kobe university, Japan; 2Eötvös Loránd University

We created a Hungarian version of Motivation for Healthy Eating Scale and explored correlations with health-related variable in country context. Results suggested Hungarian version is valid. Moreover, sense of coherence and social support have influence on motivation for autonomous regulation of eating behavior mediated by IKIGAI in Hungary and Japan.

12:00pm - 12:55pmC-1: Conversation Hour: United Nations
First Floor, Classroom 14 

ICP at the United Nations

Florence Denmark1, Anna Laura Comunian2, Roswith Roth3, Whitney Smith4

1ICP, United States of America; 2International Council of Psichologists IT; 3University of Graz; 4Pace University

ICP has been very active at the UN in New York, Geneva, and Vienna. Representatives and interns from these three centers will report on their activities.

12:00pm - 12:55pmS-1: Symposium: Trafficking
First Floor, Classroom 13 

Dynamic Perspectives: Climate, Clinical, and Gender Impacts on Human Trafficking

Chair(s): Nancy Sidun, Psy.D., ABPP, ATR (Society for the Psychology of Women, International Council of Psycholoogy)

Discussant(s): Jill Betz Bloom, Ph.D. (William James College)

Human trafficking is the recruiting, harboring, or transporting of persons for forced labor and/or commercial sex acts through fraud, force, or coercion. More than 21 million men, women, and children are victimized by human trafficking worldwide. This symposium will explore aspects of human trafficking that are rarely acknowledged.


Presentations of the Symposium


The Impact of Climate Change on Modern Day Slavery

Nancy Sidun, Psy.D., ABPP, ATR
Society for the Psychology of Women, International Council of Psycholoogy

The human trafficking pandemic has engulfed the world during a time when climate change makes all human beings vulnerable to natural disasters that increase in scope and magnitude each year. This presentation will discuss the intersectionality of climate change and increased risk for being trafficked.


Invisible Victims of Slavery: Human Trafficking of Men and Boys

Irma Barron, Ph.D.
Albizu University, Miami Campus

The sexual and labor exploitation of men and boys has garnered minimal consideration in global awareness of human trafficking. This presentation will offer research data on the phenomenon of male trafficked victims. The cultural oppression, racism, and bias that fuels risks in trafficking to specific victim groups will be examined.


Clinical Treatment with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Insights, Hope, Healing

Indhushree Rajan, Ph.D.
Project Satori

This presentation will offer insights into challenges unique to the clinical treatment of human trafficking survivors. Greater understanding of how a multi-modal, eclectic approach to treatment can impact and inform long-term clinical work with survivors of human trafficking will also be offered. Self-care practices for clinicians will also be explored.

1:00pm - 1:55pmA-1: Award Talks: Boehnke / Canetto
First Floor, Classroom 14 

2019 FUKUHARA AWARD LECTURE: Subjective Perspectives on Value Transmission: Insights from a Multi-Wave Panel

Klaus Boehnke

Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

German adolescents were surveyed in 10 times between 1985 and 2017. As of 1999, Schwartz values were included. Participants indicated own preferences, and perceived preferences of parents/friends/partners. Results suggest friends being perceived as closest to own values, with parents second, and partners third. Implications for value transmission research is discussed.

2019 DENMARK/GUNVALD AWARD LECTURE: Whose Culture? Challenging the Idea of an Opposition Between the Right to Culture and Women’s Human Rights

Silvia Sara Canetto

Colorado State University, United States of America

In this lecture I challenge the idea that women’s human rights and cultural rights are in unique opposition, and that women’s human rights should be culturally-relativized. This idea sustains patriarchy’s interests (note that human-rights’universality is not questioned when men’s human rights are at stake), and undermines the human-rights-movement’s foundation.

2:00pm - 3:15pmLunch
3:15pm - 4:10pmPl-2: Plenary 2: Dr. Silvia Koller
Basement Level, Aula magna 

How Children Develop in the Streets of Latin America: Translating Research Into Practice and Policy

Silvia Helena Koller

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


The Center for Research on At-Risk Populations has become a reference in research on street children, girls and boys victims of violence and human rights. At risk human development and the ecological engagement method will be described based on translational research, applying research to social policy and intervention.

4:15pm - 5:10pmPP-2: Paper Panel: Research and Theory Through a Human Rights Lens
First Floor, Classroom 14 

Human Rights & Research : How Does it Change the Equation

Merry Bullock1, Zakowski Sandra2

1Ahimsa Internatonal; 2Argosy, United States of America

This paper addresses how adopting a human rights perspective might impact the right and obligations of psychological researchers, moving from strictures to "do no harm" to encouragement to "do good." The implications for research practies are explored.

Increasing the Diversity and Efficiency of Cross-Cultural Research Through CROWD

Gabriela Francisca Heermans1, Kelly Cuccolo2, Mary Moussa Rogers3, Cliff McKinney3

1Koç University, Turkey; 2University of North Dakota, United States; 3Mississippi State University, United States

The Network for International Collaborative Exchange (NICE) aims to facilitate cross-cultural research. CROWD is a crowdsourcing initiative for NICE collaborators. The CROWD project, ‘Understanding Family Dynamics in a Cross-Cultural Sample’ provides a framework for understanding how crowdsourcing can be utilized to increase the diversity, and efficiency of cross-cultural research.

Psychology Without A Weltanschauung? A Carriage Without A Locomoting Horse

Howard H. Covitz

Private Practics and Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (retired), United States of America

A Metapsychology without a Weltanschauung, without a theory of the well individual and of the well polity, is deficient. Whether we are speaking of the Psychoanalytic theories of pathogenesis, DSM/ICD nosologies or evaluating the health of our elected leaders, Psychologies have been shy in expressing underlying values that buttress our theories.

Psychological Perspectives on Reproductive Justice and Human Rights

Lynda M. Sagrestano1, Joan C. Chrisler2

1Lüdwig-Maximillians-Universität-München, Germany; 2Connecticut College

Reproductive justice refers to three primary principles: the right not to have a child; the right to have a child; and the right to parent children in safe environments. This paper will explore four themes related to psychology and reproductive justice: poverty, access to education, access to healthcare, and culture.

4:15pm - 5:10pmW-2: Workshop: Global Mental Health
First Floor, Classroom 13 

Global Mental Health: Initiating the Conversation

Daniel Balva

University of Georgia, United States of America

Research shows that 76-85 percent of people living in developing countries with mental health problems do not receive treatment. This workshop will address some of the various gaps in the provision of global mental health and will initiate the important conversation of how our profession must better address this topic.

5:15pm - 6:10pmAfternoon Tea/ Coffee Break
5:15pm - 6:10pmPos-2: Poster Session

Posters will be hanging in the hallway during the poster session. Authors will stand by their poster during the session.

Poster Hall 

Tobacco Use, Anxiety And Affective State In University Women.

Ana Merchán-Clavellino, Paula Ruiz-González, Lucia Morales-Sánchez, Rocio Gómez-Molinero, Violeta Luque-Ribelles

Universidad de Cádiz, España

The development of programs to prevent and reduce tobacco consumption is one of the world's challenges in this century because the promotion of healthy habits reduces the risk factors for the appearance of physical pathologies and/or mental disorders.

Study On Quality Of Life And Self-Esteem In Women Undergoing Mastectomy And Immediate Breast Reconstruction For Breast Cancer

Ángeles Gil-Olarte1, Antonio Zayas2, Rocío Gomez-Molinero2, Rocío Guil2, Paloma Gil-Olarte2

1General University Hospital of Ciudad Real (Spain), University of Castilla La Mancha (Spain); 2University of Cádiz, España

Breast reconstruction improves self-esteem and quality of life in women diagnosed with breast cancer. This prospective study analyzes these parameters using Rosemberg scale and BREASTQ test in our reference population. Immediate breast reconstruction favorably influences patients' self-esteem in our women, however, this is also affected by other factors.

HRQoL In Adult Adoptees: The Role Of Resilience And Psychopathology

Natalia Jiménez-Luque, Sandra Melero, Yolanda Sánchez-Sandoval

Universidad de Cadiz, Spain

We aim to analyze the role of self-perceptions and psychopathology on the HRQoL of 179 adult adoptees. Mental HRQoL decreases due to greater psychopathological symptoms, and it increases because of a positive assessment on self-esteem and life satisfaction. The physical component is not associated with any of these variables.

Resilience In Women With Breast Cancer Compared To Women Without Oncological Disease

Antonio Zayas1, Rocío Gómez-Molinero1, Paloma Gil-Olarte1, Angeles Gil-Olarte2, Rocío Guil1

1Universidad de Cádiz, Spain; 2General University Hospital of Ciudad Real (Spain), Castilla La Mancha (Spain)

In our study we found that women with breast cancer have statistically significant higher levels of resilience in comparison with women without breast cancer. In addition, those with higher levels of resilience suffer from lower levels of depression. We consider important the resilience in this population in prevention of anxiety o depression.

Gender Equality: Meaning, Evolution and Interventions. The Point of View of a Group of Students of the Degree in Psychology.

Violeta Luque-Ribelles, Lucía Morales-Sánchez, Paula Ruíz-González, Silvia González-Fernández, Ana Merchán-Clavellino

Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

Three questions are answered: what do university students understand by GE, how do they think GE has evolved over time?, and what type of interventions do they consider appropriate to achieve GE? Four focus groups with students of the Degree in Psychology were held. A narrative analysis was carried out.

Gender Differences On Adult Adoptees’ Psychological Well-Being

Sandra Melero, Natalia Jiménez-Luque, Yolanda Sánchez-Sandoval, Ana María Cuevas-Toro

Universidad de Cadiz, Spain

Psychological well-being is defined as a positive physical, social, and mental state, and it is enhanced by the achievement of some developmental tasks and other conditions. 177 adult adoptees participated in this study. Findings show gender differences in well-being, and also among its predicting variables.

Gender Inequality, Female Migration, and Violence Against Women Predict Modern Slavery Across UN Countries

Erinn C. Cameron, Kristine M. Jacquin

Fielding Graduate University, United States of America

Past research has highlighted the feminization of human trafficking and migration. However, no research has sufficiently identified the factors that increase women’s vulnerability to exploitation. Our research found gender inequality indicators, female migration, and violence against women to be predictors of modern slavery across UN countries.

Emotional Intelligence and Anxiety in undergraduate students.

Lucía Morales-Sánchez1, Ana Merchán-Clavellino1,2, Paula Ruiz-González1, Silvia González-Fernández1, Rocío Guil1,2

1Universidad de Cádiz, Spain; 2Instituto para el Desarrollo Social Sostenible (INDESS)

Anxiety have a high presence in the university environment. The new demands, the competitiveness and the vertiginous changes threaten the mental health of many undergraduate students. Thus, the objective of this research is to evaluate the influence of Perceived Emotional Intelligence and basic emotions to Anxiety in college students.

Does Emotional Competencies Improve Perceived Health?

Paloma Gil-Olarte1, Ángeles Gil-Olarte2, Silvia González1, Antonio Zayas1

1University of Cádiz, España; 2General University Hospital of Ciudad Real (Spain), Castilla La Mancha (Spain)

WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely as the absence of disease. Our objective is to confirm if the development of the emotional competencies included in the Emotional Intelligence Model of Mayer and Salovey (1997) improves perceived health in women

Combat Trauma and Subjective Wellbeing among Older Veterans: Empirical and Existential Reflections

Thomas Chacko

State University of New York at Buffalo, United States of America

Wellbeing has different effects on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic growth (PTG). Current study examined subjective wellbeing among older veterans and its effects on PTSD and PTG. Eudaimonic and hedonic wellbeing were significant positive predictors of PTG, whereas evaluative wellbeing was a significant inverse predictor for PTSD.

Prognostic Competence And Coping Strategies Of Arabic-speaking And Indian Students With Regard To Their Cultural Affiliation

Vera Aleksandrovna Fedotova

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation

Research demonstrates the peculiarities of coping strategies, differences in socio-cultural adaptation scales and of anticipatory competence in students from Indian, Arabic countries. The respondents who took part in this research are students from India (n=103) and from Morocco and and Syria (n=69), currently studying in Russian institutions of higher education.

6:15pm - 7:10pmC-2: Conversation Hour: Leadership Network
First Floor, Classroom 13 

International Leadership Network: Global and Diverse Leadership Research Updates

Jean Lau Chin1, Josephine C H Tan2, Mary Beth Kenkel3, Craig Shealy4, Joseph Trimble5, Marco Aponte-Moreno6, Arthur Roh1, Jordan Romager5, Carolyn Springer1, Lily Tang7, Mojgan Zardhamifard8, Devin Thornburg1, Gauthier Janel9,10, Person Staci2, Lylli Cain1, John Tanner1, Florence Denmark11, Debra Kawahara12, Anastasiya Tsoy13, Sandra Shullman14, Elizabeth Nutt-Williams6, Steve Grande4, Renee Staton4

1Adelphi University; 2Lakehead University; 3Florida Institute of Technology; 4James Madison University; 5Western Washington University; 6Saint Mary’s College; 7The Everest Project; 8Hormozgan University; 9International Association of Applied Psychology; 10Laval University; 11Pace University; 12Alliant International University; 13Women’s Programs Office, APA; 14Columbus Office of the Development Executive Group

Research presentations on the International Leadership Network: Global and Diverse Leadership project, review of research findings and upcoming publications, and discussion of future research initiatives. Everyone is welcome, including those interested in new research collaborations.

6:15pm - 7:10pmPP-3: Paper Panel: Women and Empowerment
First Floor, Classroom 14 

The Spanish Housekeepers’ Collective Action: A Study Case Of Empowerment

Sara Vera-Gil, Ana Guil-Bozal

Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Using the case of the Spanish hotel housekeepers´ mobilisation for better their labour conditions, this research work proposes to analyse the possible effect of collective action in self-transformation in terms of psychological empowerment and sense of agency in those women who took part of it.

Step By Step, Walking To The Future.

Malena RubisteinPoleeff, Javier López Mateo

Asociación Intégrate, Spain

Esta exposición muestra el trabajo de intervención social y terapéutica que tiene lugar en el CIMI Los Alcores (Sevilla) con los menores internos internados allí. Y los principales programas que se aplican allí se detallan.

Evolution of Uses of Time in Andalucía

Ana Guil Bozal

Universidad de Sevilla, España

My work presents the main results of a study about the uses of time in Andalusia, comparing data of 2003-04 with 2009-10. The most positive thing is that women have increased their daily time to paid work in 3 minutes and men their time to home and family in 27.

From Conversion to Affirmation: U.S. Psychology’s Treatment of LGBTQ+ Populations

Tracy N. Hipp. Ph.D.1, Idia B. Thurston. Ph.D.1, Kayla Gore2, Amanda C. Toumayan1, Mollie Anderson. Ph.D.1

1University of Memphis, United States of America; 2OUT Memphis, United States of America

This presentation focuses on U.S. psychology’s shift away from conversion practices intended to change gender identity/expression or sexual orientation/behavior, toward an affirmative stance on sexual and gender diversity over the past 50 years. We highlight the experiences of the transgender community in Memphis to illustrate this struggle for social justice.


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