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ICAP 2015

Participants

The International Conference on Applied Psychology held for the second consecutive year had academics from leading universities from countries such as Canada, Hungary, Pakistan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Maldives, Malaysia, and India, and were among the 350 participants who graced the conference this year. The theme for ICAP 2015 “Towards Sustainable Well-Being: Applied Psychology as an Effective Tool” facilitated the presentation and discussion of several research findings in terms of the practical application and practice of psychology throughout the 3 day conference.

 

Having recognized the importance of the event several government ministries, INGOs and local academic institutions endorsed ICAP 2015 and extended their support. Moreover ICAP 2015 was sponsored by many prominent corporate organizations in the country that recognized the need to develop the field of psychology in the South Asian region.

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Research Paper Presenters

The following participants attended ICAP 2015 and presented their research findings under several sub categoriessuch as Child Development and Psychology of Education, Psychological Assessment and Test Development, Psychology in the Business World, Mental Health and Well-Being, Community Psychology, Psychology and Sports and Cross Cultural Psychology.

Dr. Alvin Ng Oong
Senior Lecturer, Sunway University, Malaysia
Mental health literacy among urban Malaysians: current impressions and Implications further action research

NG, A. L. O., Lee, I.

Dr. Mónika Albu
Senior Lecturer, KRE- Psychological Institute, Hungary
Why we need an oxygen-mask when we are mindful?

Albu, M.

Dr. Gayan Perera
Senior Epidemiologist, Institute of psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience, Kings College, London
Association of depression on survival and cognitive decline among Alzheimer’s disease patients: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study from South London

Perera, G., Marchant, N., Howard, R., Stewart, R.

Dr. Himalee De Silva
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo
Critical Analysis Based on Vertical and Horizontal Study for the Assessment of Mental constitution in Ayurveda Medicine

De Silva, R. H. S. K., Jayawardhane, N. D. N., Tripathi, J. S.

Dr. Soma Subhashini De Silva
PhD Scholar, Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Sri Lanka
Morality mindfulness insight based counseling Approach for interpersonal conflict

De Silva, S.S.

Dr. Malathie Dissanayake, Ms. Nilukshi Gunawardana, Ms. Meynakshi Vidanagamage
Mediating effect of self-efficacy and positive affect on the link between beliefs about the benefits of health behaviors and life satisfaction

Dissanayake, M. P., Rupasinghe, P. D., Samarasinghe, H. L., Ellawala, A., N. Gunawardana, and M. Vidanagamage

Miss. Michele Burn
DPsych Clinical Candidate, Deakin University, Australia
Parental and Child Mental Health: Evaluation of the School and Family Connections Program

Burn, M., Toumbourou, J., Lewis, A.

Miss. Anindita Ghosh
PhD Student, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Positive Psychology Interventions in Chronic Physical Illnesses: A Systematic Review

Ghosh, A., Deb, A.

Mrs. Jo Parkes
Business Psychologist, IBM Smarter, Workforce, IBM, UK
Levelling the ‘playing field’ for Dyslexic candidates

Keeley, S., Parkes, J.

Ms. Anushiya Vanajan
Psychology Graduate, Sunway University, Malaysia
Effectiveness of a three week adaptation of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction among University students NG

A. L. O., Vanajan, A. C.

Ms. Meenakshi Shukla
Research Scholar, Banaras Hindu University, India
Elevated Blood Pressure and Emotional Dampening: Role of Nature of Task and Stimulus Modality

Shukla, M., Pandey, R.

Ven. Kalalpitiye Sumanasiri
Psychology Graduate, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Examing A Buddhist Meditative Technique (Vitakkasanthyana Sutta) As An Emotional Self-Regulation Method

Ven. Sumanasiri, K.

Mrs. Chathurika Kannangara
PhD Research Student University of Bolton U.K
Languishing Vs. Thriving People with Dyslexia: Positive Psychology Intervention

Kannangara, C., Carson, J., Puttaraju, S.

Ms. Yasaara Kaluaratchi
Post Graduate Student, Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology, Sri Lanka
The effects of being exposed to two languages in the academic performance, IQ and Memory in Children

Kaluaratchi, S. Y.

Mr. Sulakshana De Alwis
Lecturer, School of Psychology, Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology
Work-Life boundary management: Does personality matter?

De Alwis, S.

Ms. Chintha Mallikaaracchi
Human Resource Management Graduate, Sri Lanka
The Relationship between Personality and Emotional Intelligence: A Case of Management Undergraduates in a Sri Lankan University

Mallikaarachchi, C. D., Arachchige, B. J. H.

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Dr. Alvin Ng Oong
Senior Lecturer, Sunway University, Malaysia
Dr. Mónika Albu
Senior Lecturer, KRE- Psychological Institute, Hungary
Dr. Gayan Perera
Senior Epidemiologist, Institute of psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience, Kings College, London
Dr. Himalee De Silva
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo
Dr. Soma Subhashini De Silva
PhD Scholar, Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Sri Lanka
Dr. Malathie Dissanayake, Ms. Nilukshi Gunawardana, Ms. Meynakshi Vidanagamage
Miss. Michele Burn
DPsych Clinical Candidate, Deakin University, Australia
Miss. Anindita Ghosh
PhD Student, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Mrs. Jo Parkes
Business Psychologist, IBM Smarter, Workforce, IBM, UK
Ms. Anushiya Vanajan
Psychology Graduate, Sunway University, Malaysia
Ms. Meenakshi Shukla
Research Scholar, Banaras Hindu University, India
Ven. Kalalpitiye Sumanasiri
Psychology Graduate, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Mrs. Chathurika Kannangara
PhD Research Student University of Bolton U.K
Ms. Yasaara Kaluaratchi
Post Graduate Student, Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology, Sri Lanka
Mr. Sulakshana De Alwis
Lecturer, School of Psychology, Colombo Institute of Research and Psychology
Ms. Chintha Mallikaaracchi
Human Resource Management Graduate, Sri Lanka

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Poster Presenters

Dr. Alvin Ng Oong
Senior Lecturer, Sunway University, Malaysia
Brief mindfulness-based intervention: a comparison study of its effects between quantitative and qualitative measures.NG, A. L. O., Ting, P. L., Phang, C. K.
Dr. Nadeeja Herath
Medical Officer, Health Education Bureau, Sri Lanka
Selected factors associated with primary subfertility and its consequences. Herath, I. N. S., Sivayogan, S.
Dr. Nirosha Ranasinghe
Dental Surgeon, Health Education Bureau, Sri Lanka
Psychosocial Impact of Dental Appearance and Associated Factors among 15 Year Old School Children in Anuradhapura Municipal Council Area.Ranasinghe, N., Kanthi, R. D. F. C.
Dr. Gayan Perera
Senior Epidemiologist, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London
Use of Electronic Health Records in Dementia Research: Example from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in London.Perera, G., Breen, G., Broadbent, M., Stewart, R.
Mrs. Jo Parkes
Business Psychologist, IBM Smarter Workforce, IBM, UK
A study of Computerised Adaptavit Testing (CAT) Vs fixed form equivelants in terms of time saving and measurement accuracy.Keeley, S., Parkes, J.
Ms. Aishath Fazla Ahmad, Ms. Aishath Rayya Hussain
The Effect of Negative Meta-stereotypes on Juvenile Re-offending Behaviour .Ahmad, A. F., Hussain, A. R
Ms. Lilani Arulkadacham
Ph.D. Student, Deakin University, Australia
To examine whether the ‘Sensitivity to Reinforcement of Addictive and other Primary Rewards’ (STRAP-R) accurately reflects the behavioural manifestations of wanting and liking via the use of an Ecological Momentary Assessment of behavior.Arulkadacham, L.
Ms. Renee O’Donnell
Ph.D. Student, Deakin University, Australia
Risky Single Occasion Drinking: A Daily Diary Investigation O’Donnell, R.
Ms. Aliyah Thahani Chamba
Psychology Graduate, Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology, Sri Lanka
The Effect of Using an Educational Mobile Phone Application for Word Literacy among Students Aged 5-7 in Sri Lanka.Vithanage, R. D., Chamba, A. T.
Ms. Mishendri Perera
Awareness and understanding about dyslexia among Sri Lankan primary school teachers.Kannangara, C., Perera, M.

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Members of the Panel Discussion

The following participants of ICAP 2015 were panelists of the Panel Discussion Sessions titled “Place of Psychology in Rehabilitation & Reconciliation” and ”Overcoming Challenges in Developing Psychological Services in South Asia”

 

The discussions which were held on the first and second days of the conference respectively was aimed at sharing the views and experiences of psychologists from the region on the current issues faced by this profession in South Asia and discuss strategies psychologists from different countries have developed in order to address and overcome these issues. In a region where most of the other areas of study have developed to international standards, it is worth inquiring into the reasons for the slow growth of this field.

 

Accordingly, participants from the countries where psychology is developed had the opportunity to contribute by sharing their experiences and recalling the strategies they used in battling the same issues and challenges several decades ago.

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Panel discussion I

 ”Overcoming Challenges in Developing Psychological Services in South Asia”  Panel Discussion Board

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Moderator
Prof. Katherine Simons

Professor of Psychology
Coventry University U.K

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Panelist
Dr. Jamuna Rajeswaran

Additional Professor & Consultant Clinical Neuropsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience NIMHANS, India

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Panelist
Dr. Shavindra Dias

Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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Panelist
Dr. Neil Fernando

Professor of Psychiatry,
General Sir John Kotelawal Defense University, Sri Lanka

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Panelist
Ms. Jinanee Ibrahim

Freelance Psychologist,
Maldives

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Panel Discussion II

 “Place of Psychology in Rehabilitation & Reconciliation”

Panel Discussion Board

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Panelist
Prof. Jerome Carson

Professor of Psychology
University of Bolton, UK

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Panelist
Prof. Nalaka Mendis

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Panelist
Dr. Shavindra Dias

Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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