Congress Speakers

STATE OF THE ART LECTURES KEYNOTE ADDRESSES ADDRESSES BY FORMER CPA PRESIDENTS
PRESENTATIONS BY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

STATE OF THE ART LECTURES


John Meyer

John Meyer

Focus of Lecture: Commitment at Work: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Sponsoring Division: Industrial/Organizational/Work

Abstract:



Moshe Szyf

Moshe Szyf

Focus of Lecture: Epigenetic processes mediating between environments, experiences and mental health; therapeutic and diagnostic implications

Sponsoring Division:



Julian Barling

Julian Barling

Focus of Lecture: Leader's mental health at work

Sponsoring Division: Industrial/Organizational/Work


Scott Lilienfeld

Scott Lilienfeld

Focus of Lecture: TBC

Sponsoring Division:



Tom Dietz

Tom Dietz

Focus of Lecture: TBC

Sponsoring Division: Environmental



Martin S. Hagger

Martin S. Hagger

Focus of Lecture: Developing a system for describing relationships among constructs in theories applied to health behaviour: An approach based on process diagrams

Sponsoring Division: Sport and Exercise



Jesus Sanz

Jesus Sanz

Focus of Lecture: Mental health consequences of terrorist attacks

Sponsoring Division: Clinical; Community


Stephen Reicher

Stephen Reicher

Focus of Lecture: TBC

Sponsoring Division: Psychology and Societal Development



Shelley Hymel

Shelley Hymel

Focus of Lecture: Bullying and Peer Victimization in Children and Youth

Sponsoring Division: Education, School and Instruction



Aleksandra Luszczynska

Aleksandra Luszczynska

Focus of Lecture: Good practices in development, implementation, and evaluation of health behavior change programs

Sponsoring Division: Health Psychology



Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Focus of Lecture: TBC

Sponsoring Division:



Jennifer Veitch

Jennifer Veitch

Focus of Lecture: Workplace Design can Help Employee Well-being, Improve Organizational Productivity, and Solve Environmental Problems

Sponsoring Division: Environmental


Anna Brown

Anna Brown

Senior Lecturer in Psychological Methods and Statistics & Chair of Ethics, School of Psychology, University of Kent
Elected Member of the Council of the International Test Commission

Focus of Lecture: Solving the problems of ipsative data: The common framework for proper scaling of comparative response formats

Sponsoring Division: Psychological Assessment and Evaluation

Abstract
To avoid rating biases in personality and similar questionnaires, researchers may use preference response formats. These include the popular forced choice, where respondents rank a number of items, and more complex Q-sorts, where ranking with ties is obtained. Researchers may also collect the extent to which items are preferred to each other, for example by rating items as the “proportion-of-total” (compositional format). Preferences collected with such formats are relative within the person, leading to major psychometric challenges – interpersonally incomparable (ipsative) data. Since measurement of individual differences requires absolute position on the traits of interest, new treatment of ipsative data is required.

The talk will present the Thurstonian scaling approach, which enables proper measurement of individual differences from all types of ipsative data. I will start with the Thurstonian IRT model for forced-choice questionnaires, and extend this IRT model to graded preferences. I will then show how the “proportion-of-total” data can be easily treated in the same Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) framework with continuous outcomes. This unified approach will be demonstrated with empirical data analysis examples, including well-known personality questionnaires. I will conclude with a discussion of best practice in ipsative measurement, including suggestions of good questionnaire designs and considerations for minimizing response biases.


KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Andrew Elliott

Andrew Elliott

Focus of Lecture: The opposing processes model of competition



Robert Wood

Robert Wood

Focus of Lecture: TBC



Stevan E. Hobfoll

Stevan E. Hobfoll

Focus of Lecture: Terrorist Threat: A Story of Trauma, Resilience, and Political Decay



Robert J. Vallerand

Robert J. Vallerand

Focus of Lecture: TBC



Urte Scholz

Urte Scholz

Focus of Lecture: Social Relationships and Health Behaviour



Roddy Roediger

Roddy Roediger

Focus of Lecture: TBC



Jérôme Rossier

Jérôme Rossier

Focus of Lecture: Using contextual and personal resources to manager our environmental constraints and design our lives



Fathali Moghaddam

Fathali Moghaddam

Focus of Lecture: Understanding and solving mutual radicalization: When groups and nations drive each other to extremes



Anita Hubley & Bruno Zumbo

Anita Hubley & Bruno Zumbo

Focus of Lecture: TBC



Ralf Schwarzer

Ralf Schwarzer

Focus of Lecture: Health behaviour change: Constructs, mechanisms, interventions


ADDRESSES BY FORMER CPA PRESIDENTS


Kevin Kelloway

Dr. Kevin Kelloway, CPA President 2015-2016

Format and Title TBC



Kenneth Craig

Dr. Kenneth Craig, CPA President 1986-1987

Symposium: Applying our understanding of the psychosocial parameters of pain


Catherine Lee

Dr. Catherine Lee, CPA President 2008-2009

Format and Title TBC



Robert J. Vallerand

Dr. Robert J. Vallerand, CPA President 2006-2007

Keynote: The role of passion in people’s life



Daniel Perlman

Dr. Daniel Perlman, CPA President 2005-2006

Keynote: Loneliness


Patrick O’Neill

Dr. Patrick O’Neill, CPA President 2003-2004

Professor Emeritus
Acadia University

Keynote: Psychology and social responsibility: Some merits and demerits

Abstract:
Many ethics codes in psychology make reference to the discipline's social responsibility. The CPA Code, for instance, has "Responsibility to Society" as one of its four core principles. Both the CPA and the APA Codes refer to international law as a guiding value.
Nevertheless psychology has been found on both sides of controversial issues. Race is a key example. At Ellis Island psychometrists used the skills they had honed with the Army Alpha and Beta tests to guide immigration policies leading to outrageous stereotyping of racial, national, and religious groups (Russian Jews, Irish Catholics).
On the other hand, psychologists were involved in de-segregating schools; the work of Kenneth and Mamie Clark informed the U.S. Supreme Court in Brown versus the Board of Education, which found that separate education is inherently unequal education.
Among other social issues, psychologists have worked for equal marriage (and adoption policies) in both the U.S. and Canada; APA and CPA have taken stands against the death penalty. As a consequence of psychologists' involvement in "enhanced interrogation" at Guantanamo Bay, psychological associations have adopted anti-torture stances in line with international law.
These and other aspects of the interface between psychology and society will be discussed in this talk.


Keith Dobson

Dr. Keith Dobson, CPA President 1993-1994

Keynote: Title TBC



Wolfgang Linden

Dr. Wolfgang Linden, CPA President 2014-2015

Keynote: The role of Psychology in heart disease and cancer: Observations on similarities and differences made during a professional lifetime

Abstract:
Subtopics for each disease that will be compared : Patient emotional response; professionals’ response to working with these patients, design problems in tx studies, Effects of psychol tx; effects of risk factor reduction on tertiary prevention; gender differences


David Olson

Dr. David Olson, CPA President 1988-1989

Symposium: Literacy


Peter Suedfeld

Dr. Peter Suedfeld, CPA President 1998-1999

Focus of Lecture: Format and Title TBC


PRESENTATIONS BY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsys)

International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsys)

Address by President, Dr. Saths Cooper



International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)

Symposium


Cancun Centennial

Address by President, Dr. Rolando Díaz-Loving