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» December 31, 2008.

Abstract Submission
» February 15, 2009.

Abstract Acceptance
» March 15, 2009.

Early registration 2.
» April 20, 2009.

Cancelling registration
» May 16, 2009.

Exhibition registration
» June 16, 2009.



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Final Program


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ThursdaySaturday
July 17, 2009. | Friday
08.00-18.00 Onsite registration
08:30-09:30 Keynote Address
A-0194 Coping across the lifespan: What we have learned and how we can develop
Frydenberg Erica A-0194
Coping across the lifespan: What we have learned and how we can develop
Erica Frydenberg
University of Melbourne, Australia

The utility of the coping construct will be considered in both providing a language of coping and tools for measurement of our coping practices. We have learned a great deal about adult and adolescent coping, and more recently about children in the early years. Studies relating to gender, age, cross-cultural differences and concomitants such as wellbeing, achievement, and problem solving efficacy will be presented. The insights have provided the underpinnings of what to teach and when to teach when it comes to coping. Research relating to coping skill development in different communities with diverse populations will also be addressed.
15:15-16:15 Keynote Address
A-0198 Psychological Immune System: A model for human beings’ psychic apparatus of stress managing
Oláh Attila A-0198
Psychological Immune System: A model for human beings’ psychic apparatus of stress managing
Attila Oláh
Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary

The presentation introduces a concept (psychological immunity) and a working model of the psychological immune system (PIS) which is defined as a multidimensional but integrated unit of personal resilience resources and adaptive capacities that provide immunity against damage and stress. The PIS has been conceptualized as an optimizing system that creates a balance between personality functioning and environmental (social and physical) demands in order to increase adaptive fitness. The PIS with its components acts as a protective and preventive apparatus which strengthens invulnerability and raises the coping capacity of individuals. Ten years of empirical studies with Psychological Immune Competence Inventory (PICI) will be presented to demonstrate that psychological immunity as a dispositional coping potential of personality highly influences well being, burn-out, life expectancy and even sport effectiveness of human beings. PICI is an operational tool for the working model of the PIS and measures the following immune traits: Positive Thinking, Sense of Control, Sense of Coherence, Creative Self-Concept, Sense of Self-growth, Challenge Orientation, Social Monitoring Capacity, Problem-solving Capacity, Self-efficacy, Social Mobilizing Capacity, Social Creating Capacity, Synchronicity, Goal Orientation, Impulse Control, Emotional Control, Irritability Control. Relationship between psychological immunity and successful coping, emotional intelligence, optimal experience, big five personality factors will be also presented.
20.00 Conference Dinner