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Rita Zukauskiene

Rita Zukauskiene

2005-present: Professor, Mykolas Romeris University

JOURNAL AND EDITORIAL AFFILIATIONS

--European Journal of Developmental Psychology (editorial board member, 2003)

--European Psychologist (editorial board member since 2003)

--Social Work (in Lithuanian, editorial board member since 2004)

--Educational Psychology (in Lithuanian, editorial board member since 2004)

--International Journal of Psychology: Biopsychosocial Approach (since 2007)

REFEREE

European Psychologist, European Journal of Developmental Psychology, Personal Relationships (Journal of the International Association for Relationship Research), Social Work, Educational Psychology (in Lithuanian)

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

--European Society of Developmental Psychology. Member of ESDP Council
--European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA). Member of EARA
--International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD). Coordinators of ISSBD Regional Office (Lithuania)
--Lithuanian Association of Psychologists, member of the LAP
--Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)
--Member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University, http://www.sfu.ca/~mhlpi/Members/

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

• Principal organizer of Nordic Baltic Summer Institute on Risk and protective factors in the development of antisocial behavior (together with Lars R. Bergman). June 7 - 13, 2001 Vilnius, Lithuania

• Principal organizer of Nordic-Baltic International Workshop on Survey methodology and statistics. November 7 - 10, 2002, Vilnius, Lithuania

• Principal organizer of Nordic-Baltic International Workshop on Positive Psychology and research methodology (together with Lars R. Bergman). Vilnius, Lithuania, October 23 - 26, 2003

• Principal organizer of Nordic Baltic International Workshop “Child and Adolescent Welfare: Assessment and Research Methodology” Vilnius, Lithuania, October 22 - 23, 2004

• Principal organizer (Conference Chair) of the XVth European Conference on Psychology and Law, Vilnius, Lithuania, June 29 - July 2, 2005.

• Principal organizer (Conference Chair) of the 12th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, 12 - 15 May, 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania, http://www.eara2010.eu/

INVITED SYMPOSIUM

• "Developmental significance of personal relationships" (chair, organizer). XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany, 2009 20-25.

• ISSBD Regional Workshops: Perspectives from Eastern Europe and South America Zukauskiene R., Koller S. ISSBD meetings, Germany, 2009

PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

1994: Baltic-Scandinavian Summer School on Life-Span Development, Pyhajarve, Estonia

1996: The research training at the Oregon Social Learning Center, USA (under the financial support of the Johann Jacobs Foundation)

1998: The research training at the Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden (under the financial support of the Svenska Institute, Sweden)

1999: Workshop on Suicide prevention, intervention, postvention at schools (by Antoon. A Leenaars), Vilnius, Lithuania

1999: Summer workshop on Advanced Methods in Social, Personality and Developmental Psychology, Jyväskylä, Findland

1999: Fellow of Session 366: Urban Youth, April 25-May 2, Salzburg Seminar, Austria

2000: ISSBD Beijing Preconference Workshop "Cultural and Life-Span Perspectives on Human Development", Beijing, China

SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

1996-1998: Leader and main grant holder of the research project "Aggressive Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence" (Research Support Scheme, Prague, RSS No. 128/1966)

1999-2000: Leader and main grant holder of the research project “Future goals and beliefs of potential at-risk youth in changing social system” (Young investigators grant from John Jacobs foundation)

1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003: Leader and main grant holder of the research projects on Development of Antisocial behavior in adolescence (Lithuanian Science Foundation)

2001: Principal organizer and main grants holder of Nordic-Baltic Summer Institute on Risk and protective factors in development of antisocial behavior, Vilnius, Lithuania

2001, 2002, 2003: Leader and main grants holder of the Network under support of Nordic Grant Scheme and NorFA

2002-2003: Leader and main grant holder of the research project on Implementation of gender equality as guarantee of women's career success in education, science and decision-making processes (UNESCO participation program 2002-2003)

2004: DAPHNE II 2004 project Sara travels (Spousal Assault Risk Assessment: Transferring Assessment of Violence in Europe and Locally Studying Stalking). Associazione Differenza Donna (ONLUS)

2005: DAPHNE II 2005 FEAR in IPV - Fatality European Assessement Review in Intimate Partner Violence. Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples, Italy, Partner organisation: Department of Psychology, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, LITHUANIA. Coordinator: Rita Zukauskiene

2006: SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME PRIORITY 7. Citizens and Governance in a knowledge based society. PROMINSTAT (STREP). Promoting Comparative Quantitative Research in the Field of Migration and Integration in Europe. Proposal Nr. 028972

2008-2012 Cyberbullying: coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings. COST (EU) (MC member)

EXPERT IN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

2004: EU, Priority 7: Citizens and Governance in the Knowledge-Based Society

2004-2005: EU project POLITIS "Civic Participation of Naturalised Citizens and Foreign Residents in 25 Countries"

2004: USA National Science Foundation (NSF)

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Causal Attribution
  • Close Relationships
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

  • Zukauskiene, R. (2006). Lithuania. In J. J. Arnett (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 591-608). New York: Routledge.
  • Zukauskiene, R. (2007). Lithuania. In A. Triandafyllidou & R. Gropas (Eds.), Who are European immigrants? European immigration: A sourcebook. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Courses Taught:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Antisocial Behavior
  • Research Methodology

Rita Zukauskiene
Ateities str. 20
LT-08303 Vilnius
Lithuania

  • Phone: +37052714620

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