As a result of the new structures of EFPA, decided at the GA in Istanbul July 2011, the Standing Committee on Scientific Affairs changed into a Board of Scientific Affairs. The call for nominations was been launched and a new group of researchers forms the board since November 2011.

Membership 2013-2015

EC Liaison Officer:

Christoph Steinebach, Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology, Zurich    University of Applied Sciences (Germany).


[interests: resilience, youth development, psychological counseling]


After years of work at a child guidance clinic, became professor of special education at a German University of Applied Sciences (head of department of research and development, president). Since 2007, professor at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Dean of the School of Applied Psychology (, and director of the Institute of Applied Psychology in Switzerland. Member of the executive committee of the German Psychological Society (DGPs).  Research interests relate to resilience, youth development, and psychological counseling over the life-span.


Selected publications:

*Steinebach, Ch. & Steinebach, U. (2009). Positive Peer Culture with German Youth. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 18(2), S. 27 - 33

*Steinebach, Ch. & Steinebach, U. (2008). Best practice prüfen. Zur Evaluation von PPC-Projekten. [Analyzing best practice: The evaluation of PPC-Projects] In: Opp, G. & Teichmann, J. (Hrsg.): Positive Peerkultur: Best Practices in Deutschland. [Positive Peer Culture: Best practices in Germany] Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt, S. 157 – 173

*Steinebach, Ch. (2006). Beratung und Entwicklung [Counseling and Development]. In: Steinebach, Ch. (Hrsg.): Handbuch Psychologische Beratung [Handbook Psychological Counseling]. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, S. 37 – 56

*Steinebach, Ch. (2003). Pädagogische Psychologie [Educational Psychology]. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta

*Steinebach, Ch. (2000). Entwicklungspsychologie [Developmental Psychology]. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta

*Schulte, V.B. & Steinebach, C. (2014). Innovative Palliative Care. Bern: Huber

*Steinebach, C. & Gharabaghi, K. (2013). Resilienzförderung im Jugendalter [Enhancing Resilience in Youth]. Heidelberg: Springer

*Steinebach, C., Jungo, D. & Zihlmann, R. (Hrsg.) (2012): Positive Psychologie in der Praxis. Anwendung in Psychotherapie, Beratung und Coaching. [Practicing Positive Psychology] Weinheim: Beltz

*Steinebach, C. (Hrsg.) (2006). Handbuch Psychologische Beratung. [Handbook Psychological Counseling] Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta


*Steinebach, C. (2013). Beratung. Stärkenorientierte Gespräche. [Strength related counseling] In: Steinebach, Ch. & Gharabahi, K. (Hrsg.): Resilienzförderung im Jugendalter. Praxis und Perspektiven. Hei-delberg: Springer, S. 51-68

*Steinebach,., Steinebach, U. & Brendtro, L.K. (2013). Positive Youth Psychology: Lessons from Positive Peer Culture. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 21(4), 15 - 21

*Steinebach, C. & Steinebach, U. (2012). Kinder stärken, Eltern ermutigen, Schule entwickeln. Perspektiven der Resilienzförderung. [Strengthening children, encouraging parents, developing schools. The perspective of resilience ] In: Markowetz, R. & Schwab, J. (Hrsg.): Die Zusammenarbeit von Jugendhilfe und Schule. Inklusion und Chancengerechtigkeit zwischen An-spruch und Wirklichkeit. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt, S. 241 – 254




Active Members


Austria: Univ. Professor Dr. Barbara Schober, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria (


[Interests: Lifelong learning, learning motivation, self-regulation, teacher training, development and evaluation of intervention programs, gender differences in educational contexts, implementation research]


Short CV:

Barbara Schober made her PhD within a DFG-research-group at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich (Germany) in 2001 and became full Professor for “Psychological Research on Education and Transfer” at the University of Vienna in 2011; there she is co-chair of the faculty research topic “Promotion of lifelong learning in the educational system”. Prof. Schober is member of the management board of the Austrian Psychological Society and member of numerous international scientific and advisory boards of research projects and journals. She follows a mission driven research approach within the new established field of “Bildung-Psychology” and is author of manifold international publications and presentations.


Selected publications:

*Schober, B., Klug, J., Jöstl, G., Spiel, C., Dresel, M., Steuer, G., Schmitz, B., & Ziegler, A. (2015). Gaining substantial new insights into university students’ self-regulated learning competencies: How can we succeed? Zeitschrift für Psychologie/Journal of Pychology, 223(1), 64­–65. doi:10.1027/2151-2604/a000201

*Dresel, M., Schober, B., Ziegler, A., Grassinger, R., & Steuer, G. (2013). Affektiv-motivational adaptive und handlungsadaptive Reaktionen auf Fehler im Lernprozess [Affective-motivational adaptive and action adaptive reactions on errors in learning processes]. Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie, 27(4), 255–271. doi:10.1024/1010-0652/a000111

*Schober, B., Lüftenegger, M., Wagner, P., Finsterwald, M., & Spiel, C. (2013). Facilitating Lifelong Learning in School-Age Learners. Programs and Recommendations. European Psychologist, 18(2), 114–125. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000129

*Hausmann, M., & Schober, B. (2012). Sex and Gender Differences New Perspectives and New Findings Within a Psychobiosocial Approach. Zeitschrift für Psychologie/Journal of Psychology, 220(2), 57–60. doi:10.1027/2151-2604/a000096

*Lüftenegger, M., Schober, B., Van de Schoot, R., Wagner, P., Finsterwald, M., & Spiel, C. (2012). Lifelong Learning as a goal - do autonomy and self-regulation in school result in well prepared pupils? Learning and Instruction, 22, 27-36. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2011.06.001

*Spiel, C., Reimann, R., Wagner, P., & Schober, B. (2008). Bildung-Psychology: The substance and structure of an emerging discipline. Applied Developmental Science, 12, 154–159.


Croatia: Vladimir Takšić, Professor at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia


[interests: cognitive psychology, emotional intelligence, psychometrics]


Lectures in Psychometrics, Theory of Intelligence, Methodology.

Lead several researches about cross cultural validation and adaptation of emotional intelligence instruments.


Selected publications:

*Takšić, V., Mohorić, T. & Duran, M. (2010). In search of “the correct answer” in an ability-based Emotional Intelligence (EI) test. Studia Psychologica. 52,  3,  219-228.

*Takšić, V., Mohorić, T. & Duran, M. (2009). Emotional skills and competence questionnaire (ESCQ) as a self-report measure of emotional intelligence. Psihološka obzorja (Horizons of psychology). 18, 3, 7-21.

*Molander, B., Holmström, S. & Takšić, V. (2009). Cross-cultural and sex differences in the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire scales: Challenges of differential item functioning analyses Psihološka obzorja (Horizons of psychology), 18, 3, 82-98.

*Takšić, V. i Mohorić, T. (2009). The relation of trait emotional intelligence with positive outcomes in life. U: T. Freire (ur.). Understanding Positive Life. Research and practice on positive Psychology. Lisboa. Climepsi Editores. Str. 277-290.

*Ivčević, Z.,  Pillemer, D. B., Wang, Q., Hou, Y., Tang, H., Mohorić, T., & Takšić, V. (2008).
When We Feel Good and Bad About Ourselves: Self-Esteem Memories Across Cultures. Memory. 16, 7; 703-711.



Czech Republic: Professor Marek Blatny, Director of Institute of Psychology of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno Professor of Social Psychology at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic


[interests: personality, life-span development, well-being, quality of life]


Research projects

*Brno Longitudinal Study on Life-Span Development – personality stability and change, personality coherence *Quality of Life Longitudinal Study of Peadiatric Oncology Patients

(qolop) – cancer survivorship, late sequels, quality of life, posttraumatic growth


Selected publications:

*Blatny, M., Jelinek, M., Osecka, T. (2007). Assertive toddler, self-efficacious adult: Child temperament predicts personality over 40 years. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 2127-2136.

*Blatny, M., Jelinek, M., Osecka, T. (2009). How does personality develop over the life-course: Results of the Brno Longitudinal Study on Life-Span Development. In L. R. Elling (Ed.), Social Development (pp. 213-245). Nova Science Publishers.

*Blatny, M., Kepak, T., Vlckova, I., et al. (2011). Quality of life of childhood cancer survivors: handicaps and benefits. Ceskoslovesnka psychologie, 55, 112-125.




Cyprus: Georgia Panayiotou


Denmark:  Professor Knud-Erik Sabroe, Professor Emeritus, dr.h.c., Commander (Royal Danish Navy), R., Denmark


[interests: work and organizational psychology, alcohol, ethics]


Have been researcher and lectured in the themes social and work-/organizational psychology, ethics and alcohol and drug at the University of Aarhus for 33 years after having had a career in the Royal Danish Navy of 17 years. The research has covered areas as attitudes, work environment and organization theory, crisis, prevention and alcohol/drugs. Projects have to a very large degree been undertaken in cross scientific groups both at a national and international level. The international projects have been in the regime of WHO (Europe), International Labour Office (ILO), OECD, EU and documented in reports from here. Have chaired the Danish Ethics Committee for Psychology for 12 years and wrote (with three Scandinavian colleagues) the Nordic Ethical Rules. From 1985 – 2001 heavily engaged in university politics as chair of the EC for the Coimbra Group Universities and national member, TEMPUS committee (EU).

For 15 years Deputy Rector for International Affairs at the University of Aarhus. Have also been Head of Department and Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences. During the entire career been widely used as psychological co-evaluator/examiner in projects and alike from other disciplines: medicine, odontology, architecture, business administration, pedagogics, engineering. For 40 years actively engaged in volunteer work and heading volunteer organizations.


Awards: Carnegies Silver Medal for ”Displayed Valour”(1956), The Royal Society of Sea-Lieutenant’s Award for “Action with Life at Risk” (1957), The Knights Cross of the Order of Dannebrog (1993) The Stjerngren Prize for Alcohol Research (1996), The GODA Prize for Alcohol Research  (1997,) The Silver Medal Universidade de Coimbra (2000). The Bergen University’s Medal, (2001.) The Krakòw University’s Silver Medal (2001), Honorary Member, Danish Society of Psychologists (2004), Honorary Doctors degree (Portugal) (2005), The Antonius Price for Voluntary Endeavours (2010).


Most publications are monographs/books in Danish. In English outside reports mentioned above:

*Sabroe, K-E. (1994) Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press

*Sabroe K-E. (1995) Alcohol in Society. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press




Finland: Tuula Hynninen, Lecturer of Health Psychology, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Philosophical Faculty, University of Eastern Finland (


[interests: health, crisis, trauma, suicide prevention]


Since 2007, lecturer of Health Psychology at the University of Eastern Finland, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology. Member of the Finnish Red Cross emergency group of psychologists 1993-1996 and again since 2003. Since 1999, secretary of the Ethical Board of the Finnish Psychological Association and since 2010, Vice President of the Finnish Psychological Association. Research interests relate to suicide prevention and crisis and trauma psychology, especially methods, practical efficacy and effects of the acute crisis intervention system.


Selected publications:

*Hynninen, T., Upanne, M. & Hakanen, J. (1997). Suicide Attempters in Primary Health Care - model for good practices. Poster presented in XIX Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, Adelaide, South Australia, March 23th – 27th 1997. 

*Hynninen, T. (2005). Kaakkois-Aasian luonnonkatastrofin uhrien psykososiaalinen tuki kunnissa [Psychosocial support and services in the Finnish municipalities: Present state and resources for organising support to the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster]. Suomen Lääkärilehti / Finnish Medical Journal 2005; 60: 2369 –72.

*Hynninen, T. & Upanne, M. (2006). Akuutti kriisityö kunnissa. Nykytila ja kehittämishaasteet[Acute crisis work in the Finnish municipalities. Present state and development challenges]. Reports, Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health/Stakes 2006: 2.

*Lankinen, S. & Hynninen, T. (2006). Psykososiaalinen tuki ja palvelut suuronnettomuudessa. Asiantuntijatyöryhmän raportti [Psychosocial support and services in situations of disaster. Memorandum of the Expert Working Group on psychosocial support and services in situations of disaster]. Reports of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 2006:81.

*Hynninen, T. (2009). Itsemurhan tehneen läheisen tuki [Psychosocial support after suicide]. In: Saari, S., Kantanen, I., Kämäräinen, L., Parviainen, K., Valoaho, S., Yli - Pirilä, P. (Eds.). Hädän hetkellä – Psyykkisen ensiavun opas [Guide for psychological first aid ], pp. 86 - 91. Duodecim, 2009.

*Hynninen, T. (2010). Millaista arviointitietoa suomalaisen kriisityön käytännön toimivuudesta, vaikutuksista ja vaikuttavuudesta on koottu [What kind of evaluation data has been gathered on the practical efficacy, effects and effectiveness of Finnish crisis work]? Psykologia/Psychology, 45 (01), 2010, 69 - 80.

*Hynninen, T. (2011). Recommendation for good practice in acute crisis work in Finland. 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, July 4–8th 2011.




France:  Jean-Yves Baudouin, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Burgundy, France (


[Interests: cognitive psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, developmental psychology, cognitive sciences]


Lecturer in cognitive psychology since 2002. Investigates the processing of facial information (identity, emotion, gender, attractiveness), with neuropsychological (brain damage, schizophrenia) and developmental (infants and children) populations. Member of the "Institut Universitaire de France" (junior) since 2008.


Selected publications:

* Baudouin, J.-Y., & Brochard, R. (2011). Gender-based prototype formation in face recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology : Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 37 (4), 888-898.

* Baudouin, J.-Y., Gallay, M., Durand, K., & Robichon, F. (2010). The development of second-order facial information processing in children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107 (3), 195-206

* Baudouin, J.-Y., Vernet, M., & Franck, N. (2008). The processing of second-order relational information in face in schizophrenia. Neuropsychology, 3, 313-320.

* Durand, K., Gallay, M., Seigneuric, A., Robichon, F., & Baudouin, J.-Y. (2007). The development of facial emotion recognition  : the role of configural information. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 97, 14-27.

* Baudouin, J.-Y., & Humphreys, G. W. (2006). Compensatory strategies in processing facial emotions : Evidence from prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 44 (8), 1361-1369.

* Gallay, M., Baudouin, J.-Y., Durand, K., Lemoine, C., & Lécuyer, R. (2006). Qualitative differences in the exploration of upright and upside-down faces in four-month-old infants : An eye-movement study. Child Development, 77 (4), 984-996.




Germany: Prof. Dr. Matthias Ziegler, Institute for Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (,


[interests: personality x intelligence interface, psychological assessment, personnel selection, psychometrics, personality structure]


Became a lecturer in Psychological Methodology after finishing with a Dr.phil. at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Since 2008 professor for Psychological Assessment at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ( During his career he has worked extensively for companies and businesses advising them in personnel selection and development projects. Scientifically his interest lies within psychological assessment, with a focus on the prediction of learning and knowledge. 


Selected publications:

*Ziegler, M., & Bühner, M. (2009). Modeling Socially Desirable Responding and Its Effects. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69, 548.

*Ziegler, M., Danay, E., Schölmerich, F., & Bühner, M. (2010). Predicting academic success with the Big 5 rated from different points of view: Self-rated, other rated and faked. European Journal of Personality, 24, 341-355. doi: 10.1002/per.753

*Ziegler, M., Dietl, E., Danay, E., Vogel, M., & Bühner, M. (2011). Predicting Training Success with General Mental Ability, Specific Ability Tests, and (Un) Structured Interviews: A meta analysis with unique samples. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19, 170-182.

*Ziegler, M., Knogler, M., & Bühner, M. (2009). Conscientiousness, Achievement Striving, and Intelligence as Performance Predictors in a Sample of German Psychology Students: Always a Linear Relationship? Learning and Individual Differences, 19, 288-292.

*Ziegler, M., MacCann, C., & Roberts, R. (2011). New perspectives on faking in personality assessments: Oxford University Press, USA.



Italy:  Remo Job, Professor of Psychology, University of Trento, Italy [convenor]


[interests: electrophysiology, language, cognition]


Professor of Psychology since 1986. Dean of the Faculty of Cognitive Science, University of Trento, from 2004 to 2010 ( he has been President of AIP, the Italian Psychological Society. He is a member of the EFPA-linked EuroPsy Project and the past chair of the Italian EuroPsy awarding committee. His work has mainly concerned psycholinguistics and knowledge representation, investigating both typical and atypical behavior. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, and has been co-editor of “European Psychologist” and “European Journal of Cognitive Psychology”.


Selected publications:

*Molinaro N., Vespignani F. Zamparelli, R., Job R., (2011) Why brother and sister are not just siblings: Repair processes in agreement computation. Journal of Memory and Language, 64, 211-232.

*Cubelli, R., Paolieri, D., Lotto, L. & Job, R. (2011) Effect of grammatical gender on object categorisation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 449-460.
*Penolazzi, B., Angrilli, A., e Job, R. (2009) Gamma EEG activity induced by semantic violations during sentence reading. Neuroscience Letters, 465, 74-78.
*Mulatti, C., Cembrani, V., Peressotti, F. e Job, R. (2008) The Turple Effect is Modulated by Baseword Frequency: Implications for Models of Lexical and Semantic Access. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15,1078-1082,
*Molinaro N., Kim A., Vespignani F., Job R., (2008) "Anaphoric agreement violation: An ERP analysis of its interpretation". Cognition, 106, 963-974,




Norway:  Professor Odd E. Havik: Head, The Bergen Group for Treatment Research, Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway


[interests: clinical psychology: Diagnostics, personality disorders, psychotherapy research, Internet based self-help for anxiety disorders. Health psychology: Illness perception, myocardial infarction, heart transplantation, sleep disorders]


Professor of clinical psychology, University of Bergen, since 1990. Professor of health psychology, University of Oslo, 1995 – 1996. Adjunct professor of clinical psychology, University of Oslo, 1997 – 2002. Dean, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, 1999-2005. Member on several boards and expert panels, Norwegian Research Council 1990 – 2011, chair and national coordinator for the National program for integrated clinical specialist and PhD training for psychologists comprising 28 PhD + clinical positions. PI and chair:  “Regional research network for anxiety disorders”, the Western Norway Regional Health Authority.


Selected publications:

*Havik, O.E. & Mæland, J.G. (1990) Patterns of emotional readjustment after a myocardial infarction. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 34, 271-285.

*Sivertsen, B., Omvik. S., Pallesen, S., Bjorvatn, B., Havik, O.E., Kvale, G.,  Høstmark Nielsen, G.,  & Nordhus, I.H. (2006). Cognitive-behavioral therapy vs Zopiclone for treatment of chronic insomnia in older adults: A randomized controlled study. Journal of the American Medical Association, 295, 2851-2858.

*Havik OE, Sivertsen B, Relbo A, Hellesvik M, Grov I, Geiran O, Andreassen AK, Simonsen S, & Gullestad L (2007). Depressive symptoms and all-cause mortality after heart transplantation. Transplantation, 84, 97- 104.

* Nordgreen,T, Standal, B., Mannes, H., Haug, T., Sivertsen, B., Carlbring, P., Andersson, G., Heiervang, E. & Havik, O.E. (2010). Guided self-help via internet for panic disorder: Dissemination across countries. Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 592-596

*Nordgreen, T & Havik OE (2011). Use of Self-Help Materials for Anxiety and Depression in Mental Health Services: A National Survey of Psychologists in Norway. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42, 185–191




Romania: Delia Birle, Associate Professor at University of Oradea(Romania), Faculty of Social-Humanistic Sciences, Department of Psychology

[Interests: school and educational psychology, school counseling, the social and emotional development of children, prosocial behavior and morality in adolescence]

Associate Professor at University of Oradea (Romania), Faculty of Social-Humanistic Sciences, Department of Psychology. Lectures on experimental psychology, statistics in psychological research, school counseling.


Selected publications:

*Popoviciu, S., Birle, D., Popoviciu, I., Bara, D. (2012). Social workers' perspectives on parental engagement when children are at risk in Romanian society. Child and Family Social Work, 17(2), 115-264.

*Popoviciu, S., Birle, D., Olah, S. (2012). The role of religious beliefs and spirituality on the quality of life of rare diseases patients. Revista de cercetare si iinterventie sociala [Journal of social research and intervention], ISSN: 1583-3410, 36, 144-161.

*Dindelegan, C., Birle, D. (2012). The Young Cognitive Schema Qestionnaire-S2: reliability, validity indicators and norms in a Romanian clinical and non-clinical population. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 12(2), 219-229.

*Popoviciu, S. Popoviciu, I., Birle, D., Olah, S. Negrut, P. (2013). The Role of Religious Beliefs, Practices, and Metaphors in the Coping Strategies of Rare Disease Patients in Romania. In Michael J. Stoltzfus, Rebecca Green, & Darla Schumm (Eds.), Chronic Illness, Spirituality, and Healing (pp. 199-216), Palgrave Macmillan.




  José M. Prieto, Senior Professor of Psychology and Head of the Department of Individual Differences and Work Psychology, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain


[interests: personnel psychology, training and development programs in human resources, mindfulness and self-realization, safety organizational learning, web-based learning]


Lectures and supervises doctoral dissertations in two different programs of Masters and Doctoral degrees a) Work, organizational and human resources psychology, b) Religious studies, Psychology of Religion: focus mindfulness and psychological wellbeing.


Selected publications:

*Co-authored Martin, P., Cheung, F., Knowles, M., Kyrios, M., Littlefield, L. & Overmeier, J. B. IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology (2011). New York: Wiley and Blackwell.

*With Castano, G & Lopez-Montalvo, G. (2011). Good practice in recruitment and personnel selection. Madrid: Colegio Oficial de Psicologos.

*With Chacon, C., Marin, C et al (2012). Ethical/Deontological issues in work and organizational psychology. Oxford Handbook of International Psychology and Ethics. Oxford: OUP.

*Prieto, J.M. Blasco R. & López Montalvo, G. M. (2008). The discreet charm of being male. Papeles del psicólogo. 29 (2), 229-241.

*Oliver, C. & Prieto, J.M. (2008). Psychobiology of talent. in J. Blanco Belda. Desarrollo del talento. Madrid: Pearson-Prentice Hall. p. 3-23.

*Blasco, R. & Prieto, J.M. (2008). Psychosocial aspects of talent, in n J.Blanco Belda. Desarrollo del talento. p. 25-55. Madrid: Pearson-Prentice Hall

*López Montalvo, G.M & Prieto, J-M.  (2008). The development of men's talent. in J. Blanco Belda. Desarrollo del talento. p. 245-268. Madrid:Pearson-Prentice Hall.



Sweden:  Torun Lindholm, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University; Head of the PhD program at the same department, Sweden.


[interests: social, cognitive, developmental psychology]


Research in Social Psychology: Prejudice, discrimination, group processes, intergroup biases; Cognitive: psychology: Eyewitness memory, decision-making processes; Developmental: Memory


Selected publications:

*Bäck, E., Esaiasson, P., Gilljam, M., & Lindholm, T. (2010). Biased attributions regarding the origins of preferences in a group decision situation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 270-281.

*Svenson, O., Salo, I., & Lindholm, T. (2009).Post decision consolidation and distortion of facts. Judgment and Decision Making, 4, 397-407.

*Lindholm, T., Sjöberg, R. L., Pedroletti, C., Bohman, A., Sund, A., & Lindblad, F. (2009). Infants’ and toddlers’ remembering and forgetting of a stressful medical procedure. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 205-216.

*Lindholm, T. (2008). Who can judge the accuracy of eyewitness statements? A comparison of professionals and lay-persons. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22, 1301-1314.

*Lindholm, T. (2005). Own-age biases in verbal person memory. Memory, 13, 21-30.

Sweden: Ann-Charlotte Smedler, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden. 

Licensed psychologist. Tenured as senior lecturer in 1985 and from 2010 full professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology, Stockholm University. Head of department 2012-2015. Chair of review committee and board member for the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, 2004-2009. Member of task force group on mental health in children and adolescents, Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, 2007-2010. Member of the Regional Ethical Review Board in Stockholm, 2004-12. Member of expert group for misconduct in research at the Central Ethical Review Board, 2016-2018. Member of the board of directors of the Natur & Kultur Foundation and Publisher, starting 2011. Member of the Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences, 2011-17.

Interests: Developmental psychology; child neuropsychology; assessment techniques; determinants of mental health in children and adolescents. Research and professional ethics.

Selected publications:

Smedler, A-C., & Winiarski, J. (2008). Neuropsychological outcome in very young hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients in relation to pre-transplant conditioning. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 42, 515-522.

Böhm, B., Lundequist, A., & Smedler, A.-C. (2010). Visual-motor and executive functions in children born preterm: The Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test revisited. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 51(5), 376-384.

Ginner Hau, H., & Smedler, A-C. (2011). Different problems – same treatment. Swedish juvenile offenders in community-based rehabilitative programmes. International Journal of Social Work, 20 (1), 87-96.

Stålnacke, J., & Smedler, A-C. (2011). Psycho-social experiences, self-theories of intelligence and sense of coherence among intellectually gifted adult Swedes. Jourmal of the Education of the Gifted, 34, 900-918.

Aaro Jonsson, C., Emanuelson, I., & Smedler, A-C. (2014). Variability in quality of life 13 years aftre traumatic brain injury in childhood. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 37(4), 317-322.

Stålnacke, J. , Lundequist, A., Böhm, B., & Smedler, A-C. (2014) Individual cognitive patterns and developmental trajectories after preterm birth. Child Neuropsychology, 21(5), 1-20.

Lundequist, A., Böhm, B., Lagercrantz, H., Forssberg,  H. & Smedler, A-C. (2015). Cognititve outcome varies in adolescents born preterm, depending on gestational age, intrauterine growth and neonatal complications. Acta Paediatrica, 104, 292-299.

Smedler, A-C., Hjern, A., Wiklund, S., Anttila. S., & Pettersson, A. (2015). Programs for Prevention of Externalizing Problems in Children: Limited Evidence for Effect Beyond 6 Months Post Intervention. Child Youth Care Forum, 44, 251-276. 

United Kingdom: Daryl O’Connor, Professor of Psychology, Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK.


[interests: health psychology, biological psychology, stress & health, hormones & behaviour, personality]


Lectures in health psychology. Past Chair of the BPS Division of Health Psychology and BPS Psychobiology Section, currently Deputy Chair, BPS Research Board. Health Psychologist with strong interests in psychobiology and leads the Health and Social Psychology Research Group at the Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds. Joint Editor-in-Chief of international journal Psychology & Health. Current research focuses on: i) investigating the effects of stress and psychological interventions on health outcomes (e.g. ambulatory blood pressure, eating, cortisol and the cortisol awakening rise) and understanding the role of individual differences variables (e.g. conscientiousness, alexithymia, perfectionism) within the stress process; ii) examining the behavioural effects of testosterone in healthy and ageing men (collaborating with the European Male Ageing Study group), in particular on, sexual behaviour, mood, aggression and cognitive function.



Selected publications:

*O’Connor, D.B., Walker, S., Hendrickx, H., Talbot, D., & Schaefer, A. (2012). Stress-related thinking predicts the cortisol awakening response and somatic symptoms in healthy adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology. In press.

*O’Connor, D.B. et al. (2011). The relationships between sex hormones and sexual function in middle-aged and elderly European men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 96, E1577-1587.

*O’Connor, D.B., Hendrickx, H., Dadd, T., Talbot, D., Mayes, A., Elliman, T., Willis, T. &  Dye, L. (2009). Cortisol Awakening Rise in Middle-aged Women in Relation to Chronic Psychological Stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 1486-1494.

*O’Connor, D.B., Conner, M., Jones, F., McMillan, B. & Ferguson, E. (2009). Exploring the benefits of conscientiousness: An investigation of daily stressors and health behaviors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 184-196.

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EFPSA Representative:

Luís Miguel Tojo, MSc Student of Neuropsychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)


[interests: neuropsychology, neurobiology, biological psychology, affective disorders, neurodegeneration]


Vice-President of the European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations (EFPSA) from 2013-2014. Final year student of the Research Master programme of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (track of Neuropsychology) at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Luís is currently a Research Intern at the Institute of Psychiatry of King’s College London, England, where he’s completing a project on the neurobiological underpinnings of fast-acting antidepressants in an in vitro model. He previously completed his BSc in Psychology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He was President of the National Association of Psychology Students of Portugal from 2011-2012 and was engaged as the Research Officer for the Junior Researcher Programme of EFPSA from 2012 to 2013. He is currently in the Editorial Board of the Maastricht Student Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience and has collaborated with the Journal of European Psychology Students.  







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