V th International Eurasian Educational
Research Congress

02 - 05 May 2018
Akdeniz University / Antalya/TURKEY


Guest Speakers

Prof. Irvin David Yalom

Dr.Irvin David Yalom born 13 June 1931 is an American existential psychiatrist who is emeritus professor of psychiatryat Stanford University, as well as author of both fiction and nonfiction.

Dr. Yalom is one of the most important living representatives of existential psychotherapy. He is also the recipient of the International Sigmund Freud - Psychotherapy 2009 award

Dr.Yalom, who retired from Stanford University, has pioneered the development of psychoanalysis, which is constantly criticizing within psychoanalyst.

Through long, yet impressive new methods of rehabilitation in psychoanalysis, novels filled with contents that are specific to the methods that people use to reestablish and better understand their psychological disturbances have helped him to take place in the world of literature.

His most lasting contributions by teaching about group psychotherapy and developing his model of existential psychotherapy.

His writing on existential psychology centers on what he refers to as the four "givens" of the human condition: isolation, meaninglessness, mortality and freedom, and discusses ways in which the human person can respond to these concerns either in a functional or dysfunctional fashion.

There are a total of 21 works translated into Turkish. Some of her works are: Treating Alcoholism, Love's Executioner, And Other Tales Of Psychotherapy, Schopenhauer Cure, Sex Therapy, Religion and Psychiatry, Treating Adolescents, Marriage Therapy, In Every Day Gets a Little Closer.

Prof. Dr. Gerald Nosich

Dr. Nosich is Professor Emeritus at Buffalo State College in NY, and Professor Emeritus at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Gerald Nosich is a noted authority on critical thinking and has given more than 250 workshops on all aspects of teaching critical thinking. Since the mid-1980s he has become committed to teaching critical thinking across the curriculum. He is convinced that the only way for students to learn a subject matter is to think their way through it. He is the author of Reasons and Arguments (Wadsworth, 1982). His second book, Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum, has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.

Dr. Nosich has worked with the U.S. Department of Education on a project for National Assessment of Higher Order Thinking Skills; given teleconferences sponsored by PBS and Starlink on teaching critical thinking within subject-matter courses; served as a consultant/evaluator for SACS Accreditation of programs at various colleges and universities emphasizing critical thinking; He is the author of numerous articles, audio and video tapes on critical thinking. He has been Assistant Director at the Center for Critical Thinking at Sonoma State University, and is an associate of the Center and the Foundation for Critical Thinking.

Prof. Antonio De Puente

President of American Psychological Association Antonio Puente, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), is the 2017 president of the 125,000-member American Psychological Association (founded in 1892). The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading and largest scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States.

Dr. Puente has lectured in 15 foreign countries and holds appointments as a visiting professor at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and the University of California Los Angeles.

He has taught at UNCW since 1981 and prior to that at St. George’s University School of Medicine (neuroanatomy). His primary teaching activities include Brain and Behavior, Clinical Neuropsychology and History of Psychology. Puente is founding director of UNCW’s Centro Hispano.

Dr. Puente founded and edited the journals Neuropsychology Review and Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice as well as a book series (33 books) in neuropsychology. He is the author of 8 books, 79 book chapters and 107 journal articles (in English, Spanish and Russian).

Prof. Dr. Jimmy De La Torre

Prof. Jimmy de la Torre is Professor at the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong. He is also currently a Chair Professor at the National Taichung University of Education in Taiwan, and an Honorary Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain. He is one of the leading researchers in the field of cognitive diagnosis modeling, and his work has covered both theoretical and implementation issues in this area.

His work has been published in some of the leading measurement and methodological journals such as Applied Psychological Measurement, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Journal of Educational Measurement, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, and Psychometrika. In 2009, he was named by the White House as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. He also received the Jason Millman Promising Measurement Scholar Award in 2009 and Bradley Hanson Award for Contributions to Education Measurement in 2017 from the National Council on Measurement in Education. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Educational Measurement, and currently an associate editor of Applied Psychological Measurement.