International Conference of Psychology (ICP2015)

1st International Conference of Psychology On Advancing Women Issues: Local and Global Directions (December 12th, 2015).

The Department of Psychology, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University is proud to host the 1st International conference on “Advancing Women Issues:Local and Global Directions” in collaboration with Southern Methodist University, USA. The conference will feature talks and poster presentation given by Psychologists/ Psychiatrists and keynote presentations by eminent researchers in the field. Submissions of papers describing original works are encouraged on a two major themes as given below and sub themes under these:..

Social Issues

  • Human and civil right
  • Discrimination and prejudice
  • Economic issues
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Aging
  • Violence
  • Migrations and immigrations
  • Peace and war
  • Harassment And other related issues
  • Divorce
  • Urban issues
  • Rural issues

Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Psycho-education
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction
  • And other Rehabilitation Strategies

Abstracts Accepted for Oral Presentation

1. Development and validation of relapse risk scale for substance dependents in Pakistan.
2. Psychosocial stress and health beliefs among non-insulin dependent diabetes married patients in private clinics of Rawalpindi Pakistan.
3. Effectiveness of play therapy in enhancing social skills of intellectually disabled children.
4. Nepali teachers’ views about classroom discipline.
5. Parents attitude toward female education in Gilgit, Pakistan.
6. The mediating role of emotional empathy between personality traits and coping strategies across orphan students and non-orphan students.
7. A comparative study of effect of single parenting on emotional expression of adolescent.
8. Effects of distraction on moderately depressed patients with depressive ruminative thoughts.
9. Relationship between psychological well-being, emotional intelligence and resilience among university students.
10. The impact of forgiveness and gratitude at student’s mental health.
11. Psychological impact of unequal distribution of inherited property in women of rural area.
12. Parenting styles as predictors of psychopathology in their children: a correlation study.
13. Mental health of adolescents: addressing differential role of parents and adolescents prejudices toward opposite gender.
14. Social physique anxiety, self-esteem and eating attitudes among adolescent females.
15. Gratitude, altruism and forgiveness among middle aged and young working women.
16. Thematic analysis of anecdotal accounts of volunteer work in Pakistan.
17. Psychological capital, work related flow, and creative work behavior among employees of software houses: moderating role of gender.
18. Analysis of gender based variations in leadership styles and effectiveness.
19. Personality traits as predictors of decision making styles among judges.
20. Effect of shame and guilt in development of psychological distress among adolescents.
21. Moderating role of resilience in relationship between parent-adolescent conflict and psychological distress among adolescents.
22. Correlation of internet addiction and academic performance among undergraduate students.
23. Cyber-bullying victimization and its relationship to social anxiety, social competence and life satisfaction 24. Effect of anxiety on psychological adjustment among caregivers and children with thalassemia.
25. Comparison of social skills between fostered and housed children.
26. Posttraumatic growth and perceived social support among women who experienced miscarriage.
27. Family relations, quality of life and post-traumatic stress among amputees.
28. Relationship between coping, psychological distress and quality of life among infertile women in Pakistan.
29. Self-efficacy and sex role liberalism in young adults: a look into predictors and relationship.
30. Of demographic and associated behaviors on body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating behaviors in mothers during lactation period.
31. Academic expectations, stress, and coping strategies among science and arts students of intermediate level. 32. Effect of body image and narcissism on psychological distress among dermatology patients; moderating role of social support.
33. Perceived parental rearing behaviors, anxiety, and intolerance of uncertainty among university students.
34. Impact of personality traits on drop out tendency across orphan students and non-orphan students in Pakistan 35. Do gender differences exist on the construct of meaning in life in Pakistan?
36. How do people respond to stress: an evidence from a qualitative study.
37. Perceived barriers for females perusing doctoral degree in Pakistan.
38. What restricts women advancing further? While holding management positions.
39. The psychological well-being of widowed and still-married middle aged individuals.
40. Anger expressions and coping strategies among patients with cardiac illnesses.
41. Relationship between anxiety sensitivity and negative life events: moderating role of conscientiousness.
42. Relationship between cognitive rigidity and quality of life among students: moderating role of mental health.
43. Relationship between perfectionism and work holism: moderating role of narcissistic personality trait.
44. Sexual harassment, stress and self esteem among university students.
45. Comparing Posttraumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth among Flood affected Men and Women: Understanding the Patterns in an Integrative Psychosocial Framework.
46. Relationship between Dimensions of perfectionism, Unconditioned self-acceptance and Narcissism among Young Adults.
47. Relationship between Religious Orientation and Optimism among Muslim and Christian adults in Pakistan.
48. Social impact of Infectious disease (HCV) on women and men: A Pakistani experience.
49. Perceived Authentic Leadership Practices, Organizational climate and Team Innovativeness in Employees of Multinational Companies.
50. Perceived Parental and Peer Rejection, Goal Directed Thinking and Perception of Meaningful Life in Late Adolescents.
51. Peshawar School Attack and Counter-Terrorism Policy: An Account of Citizens’ Perceptions.
52. Role of face book addiction as predictor of work engagement and social relationship.
53. Role of shyness and perceived social support in self disclosure among university students.
54. Impact of Home Environment on Academic Performance and Family Relations among Children of Divorced Parents.
55. Impact of Home Environment on Workers Self Esteem and Motivation.
56. Impact of hostile aggression on self-esteem among adolescents.
57. Male Chauvinism in A Thousand Splendid Suns and Things Fall.
58. Relationship between spiritual well being and quality of life among chronically ill individuals.
59. Work-family enrichment: exploring personal and organizational correlates.
60. Moderating role of cognitive errors in relationship of anxiety and depression among adolescents.
61. Life participation, social support and quality of life of parents having children with cerebral palsy.
62. Relationship among stress, depression, anxiety, somatic symptoms and menopausal status in Pakistani women.
63.Impact of social support and job stress on stress, anxiety and depression: comparison of health professionals and educators.
64. Relationship between emotional intelligence, self-esteem and marital satisfaction among female school teachers of Punjab Pakistan.
65. Body image and social network interaction: mediation by social interaction anxiety.
66. Decreasing inattention among children with ADHD co-morbid intellectual disability through art therapy.
67. Psychological well being and resilience as predictors of social isolation among bereaved elderly: the role of social support.
68. Social isolation among old age people.
69. Transformational leadership and innovation work behavior as predictor of knowledge management.
70. Perceived stigma, discrimination and psychological problems among epilepsy patients.
71. The psychological well-being of widowed and still-married middle aged individuals.
72. Emotional and behavioral problems among children and adolescents with learning disability, parental stress, and coping strategies.
73. The impact of the utilization of assistive devices in teaching students with learning disabilities at elementary level. "a cross-cultural study”
. 74. Relationship between media violence and anxiety among adolescents and young adults: role of parenting styles.
75. The moderating role of menopausal status among somatic symptoms and development of stress, depression and anxiety in Pakistani women.
76. Antecedents and consequences of facebook; moderating role of sleep duration.
77. Reification of women in Shakespeare’s Othello: a feminist perspective.
78. Relationship of social support with self-concealment and social self-efficacy among teenagers.
79. Experiencing career success in telecom and banking sector: does gender matter?
80. Relationship between spirituality and psychological well-being among Muslim and Christians adolescents and young adults.

Abstracts Accepted for Poster Presentation

1. Sociological analysis of the problems facing by women working in NGOS.
2. Relationship between gender roles and disordered eating behaviors among adolescents.
3. A research study about the problems of women higher education in Peshawar, Pakistan.
4. The moderating role of infertility type between coping strategies, and psychological distress in Pakistani women.
5. Role of demographic variables in witnessing domestic violence and aggression among university students: moderating role of gender and religiosity.
6. Gender differences of facebook addiction and loneliness in higher educational institutes.
7. Number of facebook friends and its impact on facebook addiction and loneliness.
8. Impact of perceived stress on the academic performance of the students of science and arts.
9. Knowledge /awareness and practices related to menstruation among female students: role of mother-daughter relationship.
10. Significance of attitude towards menstruation in social adjustment and mood states of young women.
11. The moderating role of infertility type between quality of life and psychological distress in Pakistani women.
12. Concept of masculinity in men and their attitude towards women.
13. Determinants of women’s empowerment in economic decision.
14. Private and public sector university employees: a study of their life satisfaction, job satisfaction and perceived stress.
15. Bullying as a group process: prevalence across gender among adolescents.
16. Sexual harassment and coping strategies among domestic female workers.
17. Trait emotional intelligence and gender differences among university students.
18.Attitudes towards honor killing among honor killers, murderers and a general population sample.
19. Level of stress, self-esteem and psychological adjustment among orphan and non-orphan children.
20. Relationship between irrational beliefs and self-efficacy among university students.
21. Impact of personality traits on examination stress among the students of social sciences.
22. Effect of aggressive behavior of family on personality of students at secondary level.
24. An exploratory study of perception about the delegated right of divorce for women (Talaq-e-Tafwid).
23. Childhood exposure to domestic violence and symptoms of borderline personality disorder among university students.
24. Exploring eating attitude phenomenon among adolescents’ girls and boys in Pakistani context.
25. Gender differences in stress, work family conflict and job satisfaction in academia.
26. Experiencing job insecurity and harassment: case study of a female faculty member in a public university of Lahore..
27. Impact of emotional intelligence on personal competency mediating by personality trait.
28. Protection of working women rights in the light of the Teachings of Islam.
29. Eating attitude phenomenon in Pakistani context: a qualitative exploration.
30. Relationship between perceived social support and psychological distress among pregnant women.
31. Body image and psychiatric complaints among burn patients.
32. Impact of perceived stress on the academic performance of the students of science and arts 33. Differences in autonomy among married and unmarried working women.
34. Further translation, adaptation and cross language validation of palliative grief depression scalein Pakistan.
35. Gender pay gap among employees of private organizations of Lahore.
36. Differences in autonomy among married and unmarried working women.
37. Synthesis of direct and indirect effect of need to belong on bmi: the cost of socialization.
38. Relationship between personality types and interpersonal communication competence of students.
39. Body image and social network interaction: mediation by loneliness.
40. Resilience, wisdom and life satisfaction among elderly adults living with families and living in old-age homes.
41. The mediating role of aggression behaviour between aggression towards parents and development of delinquency across male and female university students.
42. Gender prejudices across generations; transition from parental to children perceived social support as a predictor of depression in middle and older aged people.
43. Loneliness among widows and widowers and its effect their mental wellbeing: a comparative study.

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Call for Abstract

Abstract (200-250 words) of empirical papers should be submitted by 20th September 2015. After reviewing from scientific committee, acceptance for paper presentation will be sent to the author(s) as either poster or oral presentation. Full text papers will be required to be submitted within 30 days of intimation of abstract approval of the scientific committee. Paper presentation will be contingent to the submission of full text articles.

You are requested to submit your Research Abstracts online on the following email address
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  • Note: Selected papers will be published in a Special Issue of FWU Journal of Social Sciences , official journal of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women Peshawar, Recognized by the HEC, in X category of Journals and is abstracted and indexed in a wide range of databases. As per requirement of the HEC, Conference proceedings will be published.

    1. Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

    • Abstract should be limited to 250 words. Abstracts should be prepared strictly following the guidelines by APA 6th ed. manual covering the following section without headings:
    o Study objective
    o Method
    o Results
    o Conclusion
    o Implication
    o Five Keywords
    Abstract should be sent along with the title of the paper, the author's names, email address and the institutional affiliation. Please indicate the presenting and corresponding author by underlining it with their email address.

    2. Guidelines for Submission of the Full Text Manuscript:

    The manuscript should be prepared following APA 6th ed. manual guidelines including: the Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion and References.

    3. Guidelines for Submission of Power Point Presentation:

    • Prepare Power point presentation so that the language of the presentation is clear and concise.
    • It should be typed, double spaced
    • Fonts Times New Roman
    • 8 to 10 minutes will be allotted to every presenter.

    4. Guidelines for Poster Submission:

    Prepare a label indicating (a) the title of your paper and (b) the author(s) for the top of your poster space.
    A copy of your abstract (250 words), in large typescript, should be posted in the upper left-hand corner of the poster board, along with names of the author and institutional affiliation. Indicate clearly the sections Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Tables & Figures and Conclusions.

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    1st International Conference of Psychology (ICP2015)

    Chief Organizer:

    Prof. Dr. Razia Sultana

    Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University


    Dr. Um-e-Kalsoom

    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, SBBWU

    Scientific Committee:

    Dr. Um-e- Kalsoom

    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, SBBWU

    Dr.Lorelei Rowe

    Ana Mari

    George Holden

    Dr. Arooj Kahkashan

    Dr. Mah Nazir Riaz

    Dr. Rukhsana

    Dr. Jamil A.Malik

    Dr.Rubina Hanif

    Dr.Nouman Amjad

    Dr.Riaz Ahmad

    Dr.Asir Ajamal

    Dr. Iftakhar N.Hassan

    Dr.seema Munaf

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    Hira Nauman

    Lecturer, Department of Psychology, SBBWU

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    Lecturer, Department of Psychology, SBBWU

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