The research in 2013 is embedded in university programs (1st and 2nd Bologna level) and doctoral programs at three Slovene universities (Ljubljana, Maribor, Primorska) and internationalwise, e.g. at the University of Vienna, Grand Valley (Allendale), Longwood, Gainesville (USA), Akademgrodok and Perm (Russia). The findings are disseminated through lectures, practical excercises and seminars within a variety of courses across several educational programs at the university level, i.e. in psychology, neuropsychology, educational sciences, pedagogy, adult education, preschool education. The data collected by our research is also used to present the usefulness of multivariate statistical methods to our psychology students. Current findings are embedded in newly defended MA, MS and doctoral thesis of our students as well as in dispositions of doctoral dissertations. The results of our research are included in our recent monographs, textbooks, chapters of monographs and papers published annually (see Cobiss). Those provide valuable academic material to the students in support to the lectures based on our latest findings.
D.10 Educational activities
Gril was the editorinchief of the digital library Documenta (Educational Research Institute, Ljubljana, ISSN 1855-9646) and the editorinchief of the research journal The School Field (Slovensko društvo raziskovalcev šolskega polja, Ljubljana ISSN 1581-6036). Marjanovič Umek was the editor of the journal Planning the Activity in Preschools (Forum Media, Maribor, ISSN 2335-4496).
C.05 Editorial board of a national magazine
Puklek Levpušček was a member of the editorial board of the international journal Psicologia Conductal (Granada: AEPC, ISSN 1132-9483) and the School Counseling (Ljubljana: Zavod RS za šolstvo, ISSN 1318-8267), Cugmas was a member of the editorial board of the international journal Early Child Development and Care (London, New York: Gordon and Breach, ISSN 0300-4430), Jaušovec was a member of the editorial board of the international journal The Open Neuroimaging Journal (Hilversum: Bentham Science.
C.06 Editorial board membership
We have created, additionally validated and internationally published original instruments to assess various aspects of individuation in emerging adulthood (ITEA, Komidar, Zupančič, Sočan & Puklek Levpušček), and constructed a measure to assess significant life events (specifically in emerging adulthhod) and their self-perceived influence on an individual's life (SSLE-EA, Kavčič & Zupančič). The ITEA is a reliable, valid (construct and criterion validity) instrument to assess aspects of individuation in relation to mother and father separately (connectedness, support seeking, sel-reliance, perceived intrusiveness and fear of disappointing the parent). It was also validated the ITEA with samples of Austrian and German emerging adults, and partly with samples in the US and Turkey. The instrument is predictive of psychosocial maturity and life satisfaction and proves to be an useful tool in developmental assessment and professional work with emerging adults, along with its utility for research purposes. It is meant to be employed in pychological counselling, health-care institutions, employment services, and is especially valuable in folowing-up the effevts of professional treatment. A great interest in the application of the linguistically adapted forms of ITEA international-wise provides a valuable aknowledgment to the Slovene psychology. The SSLE-EA was also validated and suggested a relevant supplement to assessment of difficulties in emerging adulthood. Due to the international interest the instrument is in the process of adaptation for its use in different cultural environments. In addition, we have validated an instrument to assess occupational stress, which is useful in various work-related environments in evaluation of risk for adverse effects of stress at work.
F.21 Development of new health/diagnostic methods/procedures
The invited lecture at the Festive Symposium at the 90th Anniversary of Developmental Psychology in Vienna, Vienna, Nov. 22nd, 2013 (Zupančič), invited lecture at the 1st Klett International Symposium for School Principals Towards a Digital School, Kranjska gora, Nov. 29th, 2013 (Fekonja Peklaj), invited lectures at the round table about the translated publication of On the Nature of Learning, final conference on the project Empowering pupils by improvement of reading literacy and accesibility to knowledge, Ljubljana, Jul 7th, 2013, at the Presentation of exceptional achievemsnts 2012, Ljubljana, Nov. 11th, 2013, aat the XIXth Professional Meeting of School Principals, Portorož, Oct. 11th, 2013 (all Marjanovič Umek).
B.04 Guest lecture