"The promise of happiness in turbulent times: A look science from psychology"
SPEAKER: Dr. Carmelo Vazquez
In this month of May, in which we continue to adapt to such extraordinary circumstances, the Fulbright Association has invited a speaker of great international prestige in the field of Psychopathology, a neuroscientist of high level and production, and an expert, among other things, in making us see reality in a positive way. His words in recent articles published during the state of confinement are especially refreshing. One of them is attached as a pdf document. You can read the other through this link:
2020-Trauma or personal growth_ Possible futures after a pandemic (The Conversation) (1)
His visions reflected in any of his numerous contributions in book form are also very hopeful: "Intelligent Optimism", "Applied Positive Psychology", "The science of well-being, foundations of a positive psychology". There is no doubt that we will enjoy his presentation.
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Dr Carmelo Vazquez
Carmelo Vázquez is Professor of Psychopathology at the Complutense University of Madrid, he was awarded Extraordinary Degree Award (UCM, 1982).
Author of more than 200 publications, his works on psychopathology, mental health and cognition have been published in some of the journals with the highest impact index in Psychology and Psychiatry (Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology Review, Emotion, Cortex, Biological Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Behavioral Brain and Sciences, etc.).
He served as deputy editor of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology (1992-1997). He was awarded in 1997 by the European Association of Psychological Assessment in recognition of "European psychologist under 40 years of age with the most distinguished academic and professional career". In 2002, together with his team, he received the Caja Madrid Social Work National Award for his work on mental health and social exclusion.
Co-director of the Diploma of the UCM Mental Health in Situations of Political Violence and Catastrophes since 2000. In 2006 he contributed to the start-up and design of the Critical Incident Unit of Doctors Without Borders- Spain. Since 2019, director of the Master in Mindfulness in Health and Research Contexts (Complutense University of Madrid and Extraordinary Chair Mindfulness and Cognitive Sciences of the UCM).
He has been a Visiting Scholar, in all cases with scholarships or competitive grants (postdoctoral Fulbright, del Amo/UCM, Salvador de Madariaga), at Northwestern University (1984-86), Univ California in San Diego (2002), San Diego State University (2002) and Harvard University (2013).
Since 2013 he has been a member of the SH4-Cog Panel “The human mind and its complexity” of the European Research Council (ERC).
He was Manager of the Psychology Area of the National R&D Plan of the MICINN (2007-2009) and member of the CC Committee. Social of the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity, CNEAI (2010-2012). Since June 2018 he is President of the Psychology Area of the State Research Agency.
He has been President of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) (2013-15) and founder and president of the Spanish Society of Positive Psychology (SEPP, 2009-2013).
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