Congress - Topics and Areas of the Congress

 

Behavior Analysis
- Teaching, dissemination and training in Behavior Analysis
- Radical behaviorism: conceptual, historical and philosophical Issues
- Verbal behavior
- Cultural, social and ethical issues
- Applied behavior analysis, including: animal behavior, clinical practices
- Behavioral medicine
- Behavioral pharmacology
- Behavioral gerontology
- Coaching
- Social skills
- Intervention in the community
- Sport and fitness
- Human development, developmental disorders, atypical development
- Organizational behavior management
Evaluation, Methods and Measurement in Psychology
- Cross-cultural assessment; test bias and fairness;
- Computer Adaptative Assessment;
- Validity issues in assessment;
- Language and translations in assessment-test adaptation;
- Assessment in organizations;
- Educational assessment;
- Personality assessment;
- Potencial and Cognitive ability assesment ;
- Large-scale assessment;
- Projective methods assessment;
- Projective methods and recent issues in psychological assessment;
- Normalization and validation of projective tests;
- Projective methods and psychotherapy evaluation 
Teaching of Psychology
- Best practices in psychology teaching and training 
- Innovations in curriculum design, materials, and instructional methods
- International, regional and national issues in psychology education and program development
- Evaluating effective teaching 
- Research on teaching activities in specific courses, e.g., statistics, intro, careers, abnormal, etc.
- Innovative practices in teacher training programs
- Distance education and online teaching in psychology
- Connections among research, teaching and policies
- History of psychology teaching in specific countries and its connection to current practices
- Continuing education practices for psychologists and professionals in related fields
- Development of international programs in psychology
- Program accreditation and training oversight for educational licensure across the globe 
- Organizational/governmental support for psychology teaching, education and training
- Social, cultural and contextual factors in teaching psychology and in training psychologists
- Psychology education in other disciplines (e.g., business, medicine, law, etc.)
Psychological Studies of Ethnic Minority Issues
- Critical social psychology of racism 
- Indigenous perspectives on racism 
- Critical studies on  whiteness
- New manifestations of racism, including caste discrimination, xenophobia and Islamophobia 
- Prejudice against psychology as discipline and profession 
- Psychology and anti-racism
Ethics and Bioethics
- Ethical issues in working with children 
- Research on professional ethics in therapeutic psychology 
- Ethical issues in assessment
- Forensic ethics 
- Research ethics 
- Professional ethics; malpractice 
- Ethical issues in trauma work 
- Cross-cultural practice and ethical issues 
- Ethical conduct and psychology students (plagiarism etc.) 
- Teaching ethics and ethical decision-making 
- Ethics in organizational settings 
- Indigenous approaches to ethics (research, clinical and professional ethics) 
- The ethics of doing research in indigenous (communal) societies 
- Universalizing ethical codes of practice
History and Epistemology of Psychology
- Development of theories (e.g. psychoanalysis, neo-Freudian approaches, humanistic approaches, neuropsychology, community psychology) 
- Historical trajectories of psychology nationally/regionally 
- Psychology and national development 
- Models and methodological approaches 
Personality
- Personality theory 
- Biological correlates of personality 
- Social and cultural correlates of personality 
- Gender and personality 
- Individual differences
Psychobiology and Neuroscience
- Sensory and perceptual systems
- Motor systems
- Development
- Learning
- Memory
- Language
- Executive functioning
- Emotions and motivation
- Psychobiological studies
- Behavior genetics
- Psychopharmacology
- Psychophysiology
- Consciousness; mind and brain
- Neuropsychology
- Psychoimmuno-neuroendocrionology
- History and evolution
- Evolutionary psychology
- Applied animal behavior
Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology
- Theories of environment-behavior relationship
- Environmental perception and cognition 
- Noise, weather, climate, disasters, toxic hazards 
- Human-environment interface
- Millennium developmental goals and psychology
Clinical Psychology
- Child and adolescent psychopathology 
- Adult psychopathology 
- Psychopathology of the elderly
- Other psychopathological disorders
- Mental health prevention and promotion 
- Psychotherapy
- Psychotherapy models
- Psychodiagnosis
- Models of mental health care
- Crisis Intervention
Cognitive Psychology
- Information processing; cognitive science 
- Mental representation; imagery 
- Concept formation
- Intelligence; creativity
- Problem solving; reasoning; decision making 
- Consciousness; mind and brain 
- Cognition and emotion 
- Emotion and motivation 
- Memory 
- Language, reading and communication 
- Attention and perception 
- Cognitive science and intelligent systems
Community Psychology
- Constructions and models of community psychology 
- Values of community psychology 
- Obstacles to community well-being 
- Community resilience 
- Community cohesion 
- Needs assessment 
- Interventions 
- Social justice and equality 
- Human rights; power 
- Globalization challenges 
- Community psychology and professionalization
- Violence
Psychology of Art
- Psychology of art appreciation
- Psychology of performance
- Art-education
- Psychological intervention through art
- Psychological processes in artistic expression
- Creativity
- Art and social communication
Health Psychology
- Primary health care: education and prevention
- Primary health care: psychological assistance in health basic units
- Behavioral medicine
- Psychosomatic medicine
- Stress
- Research in health psychology
- Quality of life and health
- Positive psychology and health
- Health psychology
- Psycho-oncology
- Psychology and chronic diseases
- Palliative care
- Death and dying
Developmental Psychology
- Physical and sensory-motor development 
- Cognitive development 
- Language development 
- Social development 
- Personality development 
- Lifespan development 
- Aging 
- Impediments to optimal development 
- Resilience 
Sport Psychology
- Motor skills acquisition in sports 
- Cognitive strategies in sports 
- Psychological traits of athletes 
-- Psychology of competition 
- Physical exercise and quality of life 
- Sports and disability 
- Recreation and quality of life
- Relationship in sports
- Social and cognitive processes in sports
Consumer and Economic Psychology
- Marketing research 
- Market segmentation 
- Consumer decision-making 
- Psychological determinants of buying behavior (perception, learning, motivation, personality, attitudes) 
- Psychological determinants of post-purchase behavior
- Consumer literacy and education
- Diffusion of innovation 
- Investor/financial behavior
- Behavioral economics
School and Educational Psychology
- Learning and academic achievement 
- Barriers to learning 
- Education policy
- Program development 
- Psychoeducational  assessment (cognitive, personality, emotional, neuropsychological functioning) 
- Psychoeducational diagnosis
- Psychoeducational intervention 
- Educational technology 
- Educational theory and research 
- Inclusion and exclusion 
- Learning and development 
- Learning desabilities
- Educational intervention
- Learning and disability 
- Managing diversity 
- Psychological foundations of Education
- Bullying and violence
Forensic Psychology
- Psychology and  law
- Eyewitness testimony 
- Deception detection 
- Custody assessment 
- Crime and policing 
- Investigative psychology/profiling 
- Insanity and diminished capacity in criminal defenses 
- Expert psychological testimony 
- Risk assessment 
- Forensic psychological assessment
Forensic Psychology
- Psychological report for court
- Family assessment
- Custody dispute
- Adolescents in conflict with the law
- Victimization of children and adolescents
- Sexual abuse
- Adoption
- Domestic violence
Work and Organizational Psychology
- Organizational behavior 
- Psychology of work 
- Personnel management
- Public and organizational policies 
- Work, organization, and society 
- Health and well-being
- Ergonomics/human factor
- Interventions in the workplace 
Psychology and Social Issues
- Social issues and intergroup relations 
- Populational issues 
- Social transformation/transition 
- Colonialism/post-colonialism
- Interpersonal relationships
Political Psychology
- Democracy and citizenship 
- Religion/religiosity 
- Political conflict and resolution 
- Political socialization 
- International relations/globalization 
- Political/social culture, identity and language 
Social Psychology
- Attitudes, beliefs and values 
- Social cognition 
- Interpersonal processes 
- Group dynamics 
- Intergroup processes 
- Social Influence and communication 
- Aggression, violence, and prosocial behavior
- Collective behavior 
- Social change 
- Social identity
- Prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination
- Social representations
- Social skills
Sexuality and Psychological Studies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
- History, culture, media and religion 
- Biology and hormones 
- Child and adolescent sexuality 
- Sexuality across the lifespan (childhood, adolescence, adulthood) 
- Sexuality education 
- Law and human rights 
- Sexual violence 
- Paraphilias 
- Sexually transmitted diseases