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Clinical Psychology:


Submission code: VP_027

Authors: Katarzyna Adamczyk & Chris Segrin

Abstract: One of the normative experiences in people’s lives is the desire for enduring intimate relationships (Spielman et al., 2013) due to the human need for relatedness, which involves the need to establish relationships (Baumeister & Leary, 1995; Deci & Ryan, 1991). In young adulthood a special meaning is ascribed to a close, intimate bond with a romantic partner/spouse (Erikson, 1980; Rauer, Pettit, Lansford, Bates, & Dodge, 2013). The failure to establish and sustain a committed intimate relationship during young adulthood may have serious negative implications for well-being, both concurrently and later in the life span (Kiecolt-Glaser & Newton 2001). Simon and Barrett (2010) emphasized that fewer studies have examined the association between nonmarital intimate relationships and mental health among adults, and those studies that exist compared adults in cohabiting relationships to those in married relationships rather than to those not currently in intimate relationships. Several studies show that involvement in unmarried romantic relationships can be beneficial in terms of lower depression or other forms of psychological distress and higher life satisfaction (e.g., Ross, 1995; Simon & Barrett, 2010; Uecker, 2012). In the light of the great diversity of relationship statuses in adulthood, and the increasing number of single persons in Europe and in the United States of America (Poortman & Liefbroer, 2010), there is clear need to examine relationship statues not just as a simple two category scheme, that is single vs. married, but as a multi-categorical variable including various levels of relationship status, such as single, married, divorced, living with partner, engaged, separated, and living with a fiancé (Lehnart, Neyer, & Eccles, 2010). In our presentation we would like to explain the rationale for investigating mental health among young adults representing different relationship statuses. We also seek to present a research proposal for longitudinal study of differences in young adults’ mental health as a function of different relationship statuses (i.e., single, steady dating relationship, cohabiting, engaged, married). This includes a proposed test of a theoretical model in which we postulated several associations between variables recognized in literature (i.e., relationship satisfaction, relationship duration, romantic loneliness, dating anxiety, interpersonal competence) as explanatory mechanisms in the mental and physical health of people in different relationship status categories.

Keywords: mental health, relationship status, young adults, loneliness, dating anxiety.

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Submission code: VP_102

Authors: Georgios Moutsinas

Abstract: The present paper discusses issues of psychopathology, focusing on the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia constitutes a mental illness with a range of behavioral, social – emotional, cognitive and clinical symptoms, where a deterioration of executive functions, such as language and attention, is observed. Being of partly undetermined etiology, it is attributed to genetic – parentally inherited, prenatal and neuroanatomic factors. The treatment of schizophrenia is based on antipsychotic medication, treating the majority of its symptomatology, but not improving its cognitive functions. The subject paper aims to develop the clinical profile of patients with schizophrenia, highlighting the methods of cognitive rehabilitation of their language deficits. A literature review research strategy is followed, comparing the clinical symptoms, the causal parameters and the methods of cognitive rehabilitation of the patients’ linguistic deficits. Besides the aforementioned symptomatology, it is observed that schizophrenia involves language impairments mainly on the level of semantics, pragmatics and concerning the broader capacity of a structured propositional organization. Mnemonic, psychomotor speed and language skills exercises, etc., combined with cognitive – behavioral psychotherapy, improve the patients’ cognitive abilities beyond the typical rehabilitation of their social skills and autonomy. Conclusively, along with pharmacotherapy, effective cognitive rehabilitation interventions exist for the language deficits of individuals with schizophrenia, contributing to their overall support.

Keywords: schizophrenia, clinical symptomatology, etiology, linguistic deficits, cognitive rehabilitation.

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Submission code: VP_220

Authors: Olga Valentinovna Makarova

Abstract: In the article there are results of the experiment, chat was aimed to develop mental self-regulation skills, increase resistance to stressor and decrease depression of mothers, who bring up children with ASD. To improve the efficiency of psychoeducational escort of the family, that brings up a child with ASD, it was used computer EEG biocontrol method, based on the principle of biofeedback (BFB). The therapy of affective disorders is a relatively new sphere to use the electroencephalographic training. The course of alpha-stimulating training was held with the help of hardware and software system biofeedback (БОСЛАБ). It was developed by the specialists of State Academy of the Research Institute of molecular biology and biophysics, Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Before the beginning of the course, specialists studied an electrobiological activity of the testees’ encephalon to define an optimum place to put electrodes and an alpha rhythm band. The main reason for that is that the essential condition for conducting electroencephalographic training is a properly set range of EEG rhythm. That is why the test open/closed eyes was conducted through 2 channels EEG. The monitoring of electrical activity has revealed that all testees had deficiency of alpha-activity in the right frontal lobe and prevalence of alpha-activity in the left frontal lobe (at the bipolar montage of electrodes in the leads F4-O2 and F3-O1). The prevalence of alpha-activity in the right frontal lobe predisposes to the development of a positive emotional reaction. Prepotency of alpha-activity in the left frontal lobe predisposes to the development of depression. The testees can be taught to redistribute alpha-activity so that the right frontal lobe was more alpha-active. Herewith, it significantly decreases the depth of depression. The course of therapy by BFB tear consists of 15 sessions. Activities were carried through individually, 2-3 times a week. First 3-5 sessions were educative. At the next stages testees completed tasks of an increscent complexity to increase the level of the controlled parameter (alpha rhythm index capacity). Testees were suggested to close eyes and increase the incidence of the feedback signal (i.e. to increase alpha-activity) during the 30-minutes session. If the testee was tired, the duration of sessions decreased. The point of feedback signal appearance is set before the beginning of the session so, that alpha-activity initially exceeded it in 30% of cases. The position of electrodes during the alpha-training: bicaudal pickoffs is fastened in points F4-O2.

Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders, depression.

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Submission code: P_074

Authors: Sofya Reznichenko, Sofya Nartova-Bochaver, Natalya Dmitrieva,
Aleksandra Bochaver & Ekaterina Braginets

Abstract: Based on the environmental psychology researches (Jorgensen&Stedman, 2006; Korpela et al., 2002; Pretty, et al., 2003) we have assumed that home attachment, being a reflection of subjective satisfaction with home environment and evaluation of home in terms of emotional closeness and place identity, contributes to dwellers’ mental health. To measure home attachment we have modified and adapted Place Attachment Scale developed by J. Inglis (Inglis, 2008). Mental health was measured using Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (Tennant et al., 2007) and А. Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence Scale (Osin, 2007). Participants were 178 young adults (Mage=24.1, 38 males, 140 females). The results have shown that home attachment is a reliable predictor of psychological well-being and sense of coherence; relationships between these variables are reciprocal. Men’s mental health is more dependent on home attachment than women’s one. The lower the level of home attachment is, the more sensitive to it the psychological well-being and sense of coherence are. In discussion, the high importance of instrumental study of home attachment as the predictor of mental health is argued.

Keywords: home attachment, questionnaire, well-being, sense of coherence.

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Submission code: P_223

Authors: Takumi Miyamoto

Abstract: The present study attempts to visualize the survivors’ long-term processes of recovery and revitalization in the affected area of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake. Survivors were interviewed and asked to draw their life courses from the day of the earthquake as curves on the graph with their characteristic dips peaks and plateaus. Obtained curves indicated a variety of revitalization processes depend on the individuals and socio-cultural contexts and provided us with clues to support survivors.

Keywords: disaster recovery, recovery curve, interview, tsunami, survivor.

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Submission code: OP_145

Authors: Roann Munoz Ramos, Paula Glenda Ferrer-Cheng,  Jó Ágila Bitsch
& Stephan Michael Jonas

Abstract: Language can be used as an indicator of psychological health. The study of language, particularly text analysis, assumes, among others, that mental states are reflected in the words we use and that certain language features can provide markers for mental illnesses. In studying depression and its characteristic symptoms, everyday language may reveal cognitive mechanisms, such as negative schemas and self-focus ruminations. An emerging trend in health care, mobile health (mHealth) uses wireless (mobile) technology in medicine and public health. Extending its functions in the field of psychological health, mental mHealth augments clinical assessment via real-time measurements. It also reduces clients’ recall bias and fear of being stigmatized. Although mental mHealth software application have been largely concentrated outside Asia, the popularity of mobile phones in the Philippines is perceived as a promising aspect in the development of mental mHealth applications, such as the Psychologist in a Pocket (PiaP) (Ramos, Winter, Smith & Bitsch, 2012). Despite the growing recognition of depression in the Philippines, apprehension surrounding mental illness prevents individuals from taking necessary steps towards depression assessment and treatment. To partially address this, PiaP, as an adjunct to initial psychological assessment, aids in screening depressed mood non-intrusively using text analysis technology on the smartphone device itself. Text inputs are gathered and logged in real time and compared against a predefined set of keywords indicative of depression. The language behavior is captured over a longer period of time, thereby creating a more complete picture of the user’s experience and reducing recall bias. This study presents the first part of our on-going validation of PiaP. In building the PiaP lexicon in English and in Filipino, we utilized two general approaches in order to represent the entire domain of depression and its 13 symptom categories based on DSM and ICD: top-down (deductive) and bottom-up (inductive). Words for analysis were derived from focus group discussions with university students, interviews with mental-health professionals and the review of psychological tests. In addition, we considered cultural idiosyncrasies in text writing (e.g., use of spelling variations/shortened words) and current expressive styles found in social media (e.g., use of emoticons and emojis). As a result, the lexicon of the current PiaP prototype is composed of over 11,400 main keywords and its derivatives and more than 800,000 spelling variations.

Keywords: depression, Psychologist in a Pocket, mHealth, lexicon development, text analysis.

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Educational Psychology:


Submission code: VP_185

Authors: Danijela S. Petrović, Blagica Zlatković, Tijana Jokić, Milica Erić, Bojana Dimitrijević & Bruno Leutwyler

Abstract: Interculturally competent teachers are required to deal appropriately and productively with both the conflicting priorities of individual diversity on the one hand and the societal function of schooling on the other. Against this background, the project “Serbian Education for Roma Inclusion: Understanding and assessing teachers’ intercultural sensitivity in Serbia” aims to incorporate teaching-specific facets (Baumer & Kunter, 2013) into the general understanding of intercultural competence (Deardorff, 2009; Perry & Southwell, 2011). In doing so, the research project uses both qualitative and quantitative methodology. Qualitative part of the project addresses the issue of intercultural sensitivity in the school specific context and strives to operationalize different levels of intercultural sensitivity in teaching. The goal of the quantitative part of the project is to conceptualize teacher competences for intercultural education and to develop a set of instruments that would assess these competences – Intercultural Teacher Competence Profiler (ITCP). Additionally, the quantitative part of the project aims at adjusting ITCP in order to better fit Serbian educational context which is characterized by long history of exclusion of Roma minority students. In this paper, design and results of the quantitative part will be presented and discussed. The analyses conducted so far yield the results that encourage further development of the profiler and justify the need to take specificities of Serbian educational context into consideration when assessing pre- and in- service teacher competences for intercultural education.

Keywords: intercultural sensitivity in school context, interculturally competent teachers, teacher education, scale assessment, minority students.

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Social Psychology:


Submission code: VP_025

Authors: Katarzyna Adamczyk

Abstract: The aim of the study was to investigate sex differences with regard to dating anxiety among Polish young adults. Drawing on research up to date, our hypothesis was that women would report a higher level of dating anxiety than men. Dating Anxiety Scale for Adults was administered to a sample of 330 young adults (205 females and 125 males) aged 20-30, with the average age of participants being 22.64 (SD = 3.18). The questionnaire was distributed across different courses. A one-way ANOVA was used to analyse the data. The results indicated that women reported higher level of fear of negative evaluation in dating situations, F(1, 323) = 6.07, p = .014, higher level of social distress in dating situations, F(1, 328) = 6.42, p = .012, and higher level of total dating anxiety, F(1, 328) = 4.85, p = .028 than did men. In dating situations women reported higher dating anxiety compared to men, as well as experienced higher concerns that a date or a member of the other sex would judge them in a negative way, and higher distress while interacting with a member of the other sex on a date or socially.

Keywords: dating anxiety, sex differences, young adults, Poland.

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Submission code: VP_033

Authors: Maryam Shafikhani, Fatemeh Bagherian & Omid Shokri

Abstract: Purpose: This research was conducted to study the relationship between time perspective and the tendency to abuse substances in adolescents. Time perspective is a cognitive style about how people link their past, present and future and how it influences behavior and thoughts and attention (Bonivell & Zimbardo, 2004). Time perspective includes Future Time, Present Fatalistic and Present Hedonistic, Past Positive and Past Negative. Future time perspective refer to future goals and rewards, present fatalistic drives a person toward helplessness and hopelessness about the future and life, present hedonistic search immediate pleasure in life and shows little concern about future consequences, past positive is generally positive, warm and emotional about the past (Zimbardo & Boyd,1999). And past negative means being negative about the past and perhaps experiencing traumatic events (Bonivell & Zimbardo, 2004). This study examined the relationship between time perspective and tendency to use substance among female adolescents. Methods: The participants were all high school girls in Tehran. Among them, 405 students were selected by multistage sampling. They were administered the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory and the Addiction Potential Scale. Results: Pearson correlation and stepwise regression were used to analyze the data. The results of Pearson correlations showed significant positive correlations between Past Negative, Present Hedonistic, and Present Fatalistic with the tendency to abuse substances. The results also showed a significant negative correlation between Future Time perspective and the tendency to abuse substances. In addition, regression analysis revealed that among dimensions of time perspective, four dimensions of Past Negative, Present Hedonistic, and Present Fatalistic are predictor variables with conditions of entry in the final regression to the equation to explain the tendency to abuse substances. Conclusion: Time perspective is an important and key factor in the tendency to use substances. The study suggests training one toward future time perspective and educating one how to delay immediate enjoyment by considering the consequences of present actions in order to have a balanced time perspective can be effective in preventing substance abuse in adolescents.

Keywords: time perspective, tendency to abuse substances, adolescents.

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Submission code: VP_112

Authors: Camilla Borsini & Patrizia Meringolo

Abstract: Introduction. Community Gardens are plots cultivated and cared by members of a community. Usually people choose public abandoned urban area. In the past the phenomenon developed during wars as it was a good strategy to face famine. Then it increased in the 70’s mainly in the U.S.A and Australia due to the environmental movement’s growth and a new awareness about ecological problems. Considering the current historical and social condition, the phenomenon increased during the last decade also in Europe becoming also a form of social aggregation. Purpose. In this study the aim is to explore the growing phenomenon in a town in order to describe it and compare the results with other studies and experiences. Methods. In order to reach our purpose we decided on a qualitative method. Participants: 33 people (21 female, 12 male; average age 36) who participate in the activity and in the organization of 3 Community Garden in Florence. Instruments: we carried out 20 semi-structured interviews and 3 focus groups to gather qualitative data. The main area explored were: the birth, the structure and management of the garden; participation; personal expectations of participants; perceived advantages on an individual and community level. Results. The qualitative analysis of the content allowed us to explore the emerging phenomenon in the city of Florence, comparing the results with the existing literature, although it is still limited. It turns out that the phenomenon may have a role in promoting wellness of both individuals and the community. In fact, the participation in the activities of the Community Garden seems to affect: health through diet, contact with nature and physical activity; psychological wellness through the development of feelings as the psychological sense of community, a sense of belonging and responsibility among the community and a sense of self-efficacy; social wellness promoting networking. Conclusions. We can affirm that the phenomenon can have a larger impact thanks to its influence on wellness and its role in the requalification of degraded areas, promoting in that way the transformation of these areas following a bottom-up process, including the community.

Keywords: Community Garden, wellness, participation, environment, sense of community.

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Submission code: P_058

Authors: Sofya Reznichenko, Sofya Nartova-Bochaver, Natalya Dmitrieva,
Aleksandra Bochaver & Ekaterina Braginets

Abstract: In terms of increasing social mobility, migration processes and weakening of territorial and socio-cultural identity, it is important to study place (home) attachment. Based on the environmental psychology researches of place attachment phenomenology (Scannell & Gifford, 2010) and home environment preferences (Coolen, 2011) we define home attachment as close emotional and cognitive bonds with one’s home environment and functional satisfaction with its content leading to the individual desire to maintain closeness with home. The aim of the study was to examine how home attachment is interconnected with the ideal (desired) and actual home environment’s multilevel functionality. Our tools were: developed by authors Functionality of Home Environment Questionnaire, The Personal Relevance of Home Environment and Home Attachment Scale. In total, 13 variables were investigated. Participants were 346 adults (Mage=26,6, SD=10,5; 138 males, 208 females), living in Moscow. There has been found that: home attachment is strongly predicted by the real image of home, while the ideal image has little effect on home attachment. The relationship between home attachment and home environment’s functionality is gender-specific: women’s are more sensitive to the affordances of real home environment than men, whereas ideal home has a stronger impact on men’s home attachment; men’s and women’s home attachments are predicted by the different functional characteristics. People with low level of home attachment are more sensitive to the factors of personal relevance.

Keywords: ecological psychology, home attachment, home environment, questionnaire, functionality.

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Submission code: P_209

Authors: Galina Kozhukhar & Ekaterina Gozhaya

Abstract: Many contemporary investigators believe that studying interpersonal relations in the school environment and their characteristics are one of the key factors in creating safe and comfortable educational environment for every pupil. In this paper the main research question was: “What are the connections between the psychological safety of educational environment and the different types of students intragroup status?” The sample consisted of 171 school students of the seventh, eighth, tenth and eleventh years. The data was collected via Sociometric (Moreno) and Referentometric (Chedrina) procedures, and with the help of the “Power structure” technique (Kondratiev). Also the method “Psychological safety of the school environment” (Baeva, 2002) and the scale “Estimation of safety in the interpersonal interaction” (Kozhukhar, 2011) were used. The empirical results showed that pupils with high sociometric, referentometric status and with high informal position in class had high level of freedom and sincerity in dialogue; they were ready to manifest trust and openness in communication. Moreover, they gave higher estimation of the communicative psychological safety, in comparison with the pupils with a low status. We discovered that pupils with high status had high estimates concerning school psychological safety and the students with a high level of referentometric and sociometric (business) status gave high appreciation of the psychological comfort of communication. We did not find out any links between satisfaction with the school environment, calculated as the total score of the characteristics of the school social environment, and different kinds of status.

Keywords: psychological safety, sociometric status, referentometric status, informal power, educational environment.

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Submission code: P_159

Authors: Elenita M. Tiamzon (Ph.D.), Jose Roberto Alegre (Maed) & Lourdes Abiog (Edd)

Abstract: The study focused on the effectiveness of teachers’ training on professional development and attitudes of public elementary school teacher. In order to thresh- out effectiveness of training, variables such as instructional abilities, classroom management , interpersonal relationship, and work values were considered. The main sources of data came primarily from the response of 126 teachers that underwent trainings from three public schools on the same division. The researchers utilized the descriptive survey method wherein the data needed for the study were gathered by administering the questionnaire/ checklist to the teachers in three consecutive days and retrieving back the questionnaire/ checklist forms same day of the administration. Purposive sampling was used in the study. The study was anchored on four different theories; first is the theory of the dignified man by Sharon Y. Bringos; second theory is the Cognitive Theory; third theory is the Incentives Theories of Motivation; and the Expectancy Theory. The study used the weighted mean, ANOVA, F- test, t- test and chi square in the treatment of the data to arrived at the results and findings of the study. The study reveals that on the Instructional Abilities, the training was effective in the application of new teaching strategies learned from the training and inculcating breakthroughs through examples. On the Classroom Management aspect, the training was effective in the motivation of pupils interests in every lesson and maintenance of an ideal classroom environment. On the Interpersonal Relationship aspect, the training was effective in the participation in academic tasks by sharing of knowledge and collaboration with peers during free time. On the Work Values aspect, the training was effective in the performance of job to the fullest expecting nothing in return and doing other related work without the supervision of principal. Based on the findings, the researchers drew the following conclusion: that there exists significant difference on the aspects pertaining to effectiveness of training affecting the professional development and attitudes of public elementary teachers. When subjected to getting the relationship with the demographic profile, sex was negatively related to the professional development. Female had higher levels of professional growth and better job performance compare to the male counterparts. Regardless of age, respondents have the same teaching competencies which could be attributed to the higher level of learning experience obtained through various training and seminar.

Keywords: instructional abilities, classroom management, interpersonal relationship, work values and professional development and attitude.

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Legal Psychology:


Submission code: VP_132

Authors: Luisa Puddu & Rosalba Raffagnino

Abstract: This paper offers some critical considerations about the forensic psychologist figure operating in custody cases. The arguments lie within the mild law frame, that is, neither a prescriptive nor a proscriptive law, but a legal perspective oriented toward desirable actions (Lenti, Pazé & Zagrebelsky, 2015; Puddu & Raffagnino, 2015). According to the authors, technical consultation in custody cases should not be limited to the evaluation process, as is also the case when the question of the judge requires only assessment of the actual family situation and parenting skills. Referring to the literature and clinical forensic praxis, the authors argue the importance of implementing a “psycho-forensic intervention” to support parenting and to steer the parents toward proper clinical or psychoeducational interventions (Lavadera, Laghi & Malagodi Togliatti, 2011; Macrì, Macrì, & Zoli, 2012). In particular, the authors suggest some working steps of a dynamic process, methods and techniques to promote awareness, accountability and cooperation skills of the parental couple (co-parenting) (McHale, 1997) to help them to meet the growth, health and well-being needs of their children (Puddu & Raffagnino, 2015). For instance, regarding methodological approach, the psychologist should consider the context of the expert psychological examination as a co-constructive psycho-educative process with short, medium and long-term effects. Besides, the first of the working steps is to facilitate the active motivation of the persons to collaborate and not to have the defensive attitude common arising in the legal context. In conclusion, this work aims to contribute to the current debate about the relationship between law and psychology, the psychologist’s role in the forensic field and the education of the forensic psychologist

Keywords:Custody cases, legal psychology, psycho-forensic intervention, assessment.

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Cognitive and Experimental Psychology:


Submission code: VP_247

Authors: Margit Höfler, Ronja Faßbender & Anja Ischebeck

Abstract: Visual search, i.e., the search for a target object among distractor objects, is an essential human behavior. Although visual search typically is very fast and effective, it is difficult to find a second target in an environment once a first target was found. In other words, when a target is detected, the probability to miss a further target in the same environment increases. This phenomenon is referred to as ‘satisfaction of search’ or ‘subsequent search misses’ (SSMs). Obviously, SSMs can have serious consequences; for instance, when radiologists miss tumors or airport security staffs miss dangerous objects in the luggage. Here, we were interested in whether it is possible to reduce SSMs by positive reinforcement. To this end, we had our participants search displays that included 18 to 20 (‘L’-shaped) distractor items of different saliency. There could be 0, 1 or 2 (‘T’-shaped) targets in the display. Most of the targets were highly salient targets (i.e. easy to find) and only a minor amount were less salient targets. The task of the participants was to search for all of the targets and mark them by a mouse click. Critically, on half of the trials, participants received a small reward if they found a less salient target whereas on the other half of the trials, no such reward was provided. The results showed that, in general, positive reinforcement led to better search performance: The participants found less salient targets more reliably in the reward condition than in the control condition. However, we still observed an SSM effect: If the salient target was found first, the detection rate for the second (less salient) target decreased. This effect obtained regardless of the reward condition. These findings suggest that, although positive reinforcement can increase search performance in general, it cannot prevent participants from missing relevant objects.

Keywords: attention, visual search, subsequent search miss, satisfaction of search, positive reinforcement.

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Submission code: VP_253

Authors: Mani Mehraei & Nimet Ilke Akcay

Abstract: Mood and emotion prediction plays an important role in diverse topics such as emotion variety impacts on behavior and decision making, bipolar manic depression disorder in psychology, and virtual character development in artificial intelligence and artificial psychology. In this paper, we present a model to predict emotional states for the seventh day and the mood state at end of the same day based on brief information related to personality and emotion history. The emotional states were recorded hourwise for twelve times a day in the previous six days for three distinct individuals without knowing about their emotional states in the seventh day. The model is constructed by integrating current known appraisal theories and exploiting mood history probability distribution and statistical forecasting methods such as time series, seasonal time series, and Holt-Winter’s additive model. The experience has applied on only three individuals and the model was designed the way to anticipate mood and emotional states based on the lowest input information possible.

Keywords: mood prediction, emotion forecasting, time series, decision making.

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