Member biographic info

Christoph Steinebach

Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology, Zurich (nominating country Germany, EFPA Executive Committee Liaison).
[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

Filip Smolík

Researcher, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
[interests: language acquisition, language processing, cognitive and socio-cognitive development]

Filip Smolík does research in child language acquisition as well as in language processing in adults. Develops measurement instruments for the assessment of child language. He is interested in the development of grammar and how it interacts with other aspects of child development.

Selected publications:

Smolík, F., & Bláhová, V. (2017). Comprehension of verb number morphemes in Czech children: Singular and plural show different relations to age and vocabulary. First Language, 37(1), 42-57. Doi:10.1177/0142723716673954
Smolík, F. (2015). Word order and information structure in Czech 3-and 4-year-olds' comprehension. First Language, 35(3), 237-253.
Smolík, F., Vávrů, P. (2014). Sentence imitation as a marker of SLI in Czech: disproportionate impairment of verbs and clitics. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearning Research, 57, 837-849. DOI: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-L-12-0384 abstract
Smolík, F. (2014).Noun imageability facilitates the acquisition of plurals: survival analysis of plural emergence in children.Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 43, 335-350. DOI: 10.1007/s10936-013-9255-5
Markova, G.,Smolík, F. (2014). What Do You Think? The Relationship between Person Reference and Communication About the Mind in Toddlers. Social Development, 23, 61-79. DOI: 10.1111/sode.12044 abstract
Rice, M., Smolík, F., Perpich, D., Thompson, T., Rytting, N., Blossom, M. (2010): Mean length of utterance levels in 6-month intervals for children 3-9 years with and without language impairments. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research,53, 333-49.
Rice, M., Smolík, F. (2007): Genetic Language Disorders. In Gaskell, G. (Ed.): Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Remo Job

Professor of Psychology, University of Trento (Italy, convenor 2013-2017)
[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,

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.

Ann-Charlotte Smedler

Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University (Sweden)
Interests: Developmental psychology; child neuropsychology; assessment techniques; determinants of mental health in children and adolescents. Research and professional ethics.

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.

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. 


Corresponding members

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.