Prof. Ulrich Orth
University of Bern, Switzerland
Ulrich Orth is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Bern. He completed his PhD at the University of Trier, was a postdoc at University of Bern and at the University of California in Davis, and was an assistant professor at University of Basel. His main research interests are self-esteem and personality development. During the past years, most of his work has focused on the life-span development of self-esteem, the link between low self-esteem and depression, and the consequences of self-esteem for important life domains such as relationships, work, and health. Professor Orth has served on the editorial boards of several journals of the field, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, European Journal of Personality, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and Journal of Research in Personality. In 2013, he received the William Stern Award for Personality Psychology from the German Psychological Society, Division of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment, and in 2016, the SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.
Self-Esteem Across the Life Span: Stability and Change
Prof. M. Lynne Cooper
University of Missouri Columbia, USA
Dr. Cooper is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri Columbia. Her research focuses on risk-taking and adjustment among adolescents and young adults. She has published nearly 125 articles, book chapters, and edited volumes examining the roles of motivation, emotion regulation, and personality factors in risk-taking behaviors. Her work has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Mental Health, and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, as well as several private foundations.
Dr. Cooper edited (with Randy Larsen) the 2014 American Psychological Association (APA) Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology volume on Personality and Individual Differences Processes, and served as Editor of the Journal of Personality, the Journal of Research in Personality, the American Psychologist, and Personality and Social Psychology Review. Currently she serves as Editor-in-Chief of the personality and individual differences section of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Dr. Cooper also chaired the APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs, served on the Executive Committee of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and served as Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Officer of the Association for Research in Personality.
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Sarah E. Hampson
Oregon Research Institute, USA
Sarah E. Hampson, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (ORI). She studies personality and health over the lifespan. Originally from the UK, she held academic appointments at the University of Lancaster and Birkbeck College of the University of London before moving to ORI in 1987. From 1995 - 2009, she was also Professor of Psychology and Health at the University of Surrey, UK.
She is a founding member, past Secretary, and past President of the European Association of Personality Psychology. She investigates the influence of personality traits on health behaviors and health outcomes in prospective research, including the Hawaii longitudinal study of personality and health with which she has been associated for the nearly 20 years.
Lifespan Trait Mechanisms: Findings from the Hawaii Longitudinal Study
of Personality and Health
Prof. Dan P. McAdams
Northwestern University, USA
Dan P. McAdams is the Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He was Chair of the Psychology Department 2009-2015.
Author of over 250 scientific articles and chapters, numerous edited volumes, and 7 books, Professor McAdams works in the areas of personality and life-span developmental psychology. His theoretical and empirical writings focus on concepts of self and identity in contemporary American society and on themes of power, intimacy, redemption, and generativity across the adult life course.
Professor McAdams is the author most recently of The Art and Science of Personality Development (Guilford Press, 2015) and The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By (Oxford, 2006/2013). He also wrote a psychological biography of U. S. President George W. Bush, entitled George W. Bush and the Redemptive Dream: A Psychological Portrait (Oxford, 2011).
He has won numerous awards in personality and developmental psychology including the Henry A. Murray Award for the study of lives, the Theodore Sarbin Award for theoretical innovations, the Jack Block Award for career contributions to personality psychology, and the 2006 William James Award for best general-interest book in psychology, for The Redemptive Self. He currently serves as President of the Association for Research in Personality.
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Prof. Dr. Frank M. Spinath
University of Saarland, Germany
Frank M. Spinath is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Saarland University since 2004. He was trained and worked as a scientific researcher at the University of Bielefeld where he helped establishing the Bielefeld Longitudinal Study of Adult Twins (BILSAT), the first major twin study in Germany. In 2001 and 2002 he worked with Robert Plomin in the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) in London, UK. In 2004 and 2005 he received Early Career awards from the Behavior Genetics Association (BGA) and the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID).
Since 2010, he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality, and he (co)authors more than 150 publications in the areas of personality, cognitive ability, and educational achievement. His main area of interest lies in the understanding of genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in behavioral domains with relevance to academic and life success. Together with Rainer Riemann and Martin Diewald from the University of Bielefeld he is Principal Investigator of TwinLife, a longitudinal extended-twin-family study exploring the origins of social inequality and life-chances in a representative and genetically-informative German sample.
Nature via nurture:
A personal reflection of 20 years in research
with genetically sensitive designs
Dr. Simine Vazire
University of California, Davis, USA
Simine Vazire is associate professor of psychology and director of the Personality and Self-Knowledge laboratory at UC Davis. Before holding her current position, she was the Saul and Louise Rosenzweig chair in personality psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
She is currently Editor in Chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science and senior editor of Collabra (an open access journal run by the University of California Press).
Her work examines the accuracy of self- and other-perceptions of personality, looking at how well people know their own personality traits, behaviors, and dynamic within-person processes. She also works on research methodology, examining how we can best measure personality, behavior, and outcomes. She also works on replicability issues in psychology.
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Prof. Reinout W. Wiers
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reinout Wiers is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Faculty Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Amsterdam.
Work of his research-group is aimed at furthering our understanding into the (neuro-) cognitive processes involved in the etiology of addiction and related disorders and to use this knowledge to develop new interventions. His work on implicit cognitive processes in addiction is internationally known.
Wiers published over 200 international papers and many chapters, mostly on this subject and received the prestigious VIDI (2002) and VICI (2008) research grants from the Dutch National Science Foundation (N.W.O.), for research on implicit cognition and addiction. He is senior editor of the No. 1 SSCI Journal in the field of Substance Use (Addiction), and on the editorial board of many other journals in this field.
Personality, Addiction and Cognitive Bias Modification as add-on treatment: for whom does it work?
Prof. Charles S. Carver
University of Miami, Florida-USA
Charles S. Carver is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, where he has spent his entire professional career. He received his Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin in Personality Psychology. His work spans the areas of personality psychology, social psy-chology, health psychology, and more recently experimental psychopathology. Content of that work includes models of self-regulation, stress and coping, and more recently the cognitive-behavioral and genetic structure of several classes of disorder. This research has been supported at various times by the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Carver has been honored by divisions 8 and 38 of the American Psychological Association for career contributions to the areas of Health, Social, and Personality psychology. He served for 6 years as Editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology’s section on Personality Processes and Individual Differences and 6 years as an Associate Editor of Psychological Review. Dr. Carver is author of 10 books and over 380 articles and chapters.
Title of the keynote conference:
Impulse and Self-Control: Exploring Serotonergic Function and Dual Process Models in Personality and Psychopathology
Charles S. Carver, University of Miami
Sheri L. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley
The serotonergic system has been linked to several properties of personality and psychopathology, including sensation seeking, impulsive aggression, and depression. We have suggested that serotonergic function influences the balance of influence between a lower-order system that responds quickly to cues of the moment and a higher-order system that responds deliberatively. This presentation will explore associations among these various concepts.
Introduction to Meta-Analysis
Laurențiu P. Maricuțoiu and Andrei Rusu
by Cornelia Wrzus and Anna Baumert