Event

AffecTech’s 3rd dedicated training event took place 20th to 25th March 2018

 

Many thanks to AffecTech Consortium partner Universitat Jaume I (UJI) for hosting our well-received third AffecTech training event in Castellon, Spain.

AffecTech Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and PhD students benefited from a week-long series of informative workshops and presentations, which involved prestigious speakers from across the AffecTech Consortium; as well as its associate partners.

The training and knowledge sharing activities supporting the AffecTech project explored the main theme of Psychology of Emotion and Emotion Regulation, headlining with a 4‐day workshop introducing the main theories and models of emotion regulation. The workshop covered frameworks and strategies of emotion regulation, as well as challenges in designing technology‐based interventions for affective disorders. Other aspects of the training included mood induction systems and augmented reality. In addition, UJI’s event introduced AffecTech researchers and PhD students to innovative research prototypes developed at UJI for the treatment of anxiety and depression.

Esteemed speakers during the week included Dr. Heather Iles‐Smith and Ms Kinga Dwornik of the UK’s NHS, contributing insights into research methods and ethics whilst working with clinical populations. Their seminar covered topics of experimental design, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and issues such as consent and confidentiality.

Other speakers included James Gross of Stanford University, USA, covering key research findings on emotion regulation; Carmelo Vázquez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain with a presentation on cognitive processes in mood regulation in depression; and Ulrich Ebner‐Priemer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, with a presentation on ecological momentary assessment in emotion regulation, the latter presentation exploring the use of electronic diaries in emotion research.

Images

1-Dr. Jordi Quoidbach (left) and Prof. James Gross (right); 2-Dr Ulrich Ebner-Priemer. Images courtesy of The Universitat Jaume I.

About AffecTech

AffecTech is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by European Commission H2020.