Invitation Letter

Dear Colleagues,

it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 12th Alps-Adria Psychology Conference (AAPC16) that will be held in Rijeka from September 29th to October 1st 2016 under the auspices of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Rijeka. Alps-Adria Psychology Conference is biennial event taking place at one of the universities of the Alps-Adria community. The conference is open to all topics and methodologies encompassing scientific and applied psychology. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from different countries and different branches of psychology to communicate their latest work and to foster international cooperation. Students and young researchers are especially encouraged to participate and to present their work. In honour of Professor Gottfried Süssenbacher, best student presentation in evolutionary psychology will be awarded. The conference will consist of plenary talks, regular talks, thematic symposia and poster presentations. We hope that you will take part in the AAPC16 and make it exciting and memorable event.

In addition to the main program, the AAPC16 will offer two satellite events:

Symposium on Metacognition

Metacognition is recognised as an important component of successful learning. Recently, it has become the major focus of research in cognitive and educational psychology. The reason for this growing interest is an insight that learners are not just passive receivers of information, instead they actively choose what, when and how to learn. Active involvement is primarily dependent on the monitoring and control of the cognitive processes during learning, that is, metacognition. We will invite three distinguished speakers to present latest theoretical and empirical developments in this field of study. If you wish that your presentation be part of this event, please indicate so during the abstract submission process.

4th Rijeka Days in Experimental Psychology

Since 2011, Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka in conjunction with its Laboratory for Experimental Psychology organizes small conference dedicated to experimental psychology. The aim of this event is to promote experimental method as an indispensible tool for uncovering mysteries of the human (and animal) mind. Also, it encourages cooperation with other disciplines such as neuroscience, linguistics, and computer science. If you wish that your presentation be part of this event, please indicate so during the abstract submission process. In honour of Professor Branko Sremec, two best student presentations in experimental psychology will be awarded.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Rijeka!