Advanced Research Training Seminar: ARTS

What is ARTS?

The Advanced Research Training Seminar (ARTS) is a special summer school program organized by IAAP. It is a capacity-building workshop that takes place every two or four years in conjunction with the International Congresses of Applied Psychology (ICAP) since 1992. ARTS promotes excellence in research skills and facilitates exchange and dialogue amongst early career scientists.

ARTS is organized around group projects. Six team leaders (early career researchers: assistant professor, postdoc) are recruited to organize and coordinate an international research project on the topic of their choice. Each of these six teams are composed of a team leader and three to five participants (PhD candidates or Master students).

The projects last around 12 months. ARTS participants come from all over the world and most of the communication is via the Internet; they have the opportunity to meet each other for a few days during a workshop organized prior to the ICAP.

Presentation on The ARTS Program

ARTS Special Committee Co-Chairs

Prof. Richard Griffith & Dr. Jérémy E. Lemoine

How does ARTS work?

ARTS has several components:

  1. Research – Team leaders define and lead the research projects. ARTS participants work on one of these projects with their team leader and peers in groups of three to five people.
  2. Feedback – Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own research through an oral presentation (or poster) and receive feedback from their peers, team leaders and the ARTS committee.
  3. Presentations – Teams will present their team project at the symposium organized by IAAP and will have the opportunity to receive feedback from renowned experts.

ARTS 2022-2023 Projects

1. The cross-cultural conceptualization of human flourishing among emerging adults in selected countries: A qualitative study

Team Leader

Dr. Bukola Victoria Bada


Astha Arora

Divya Bansal

Delia Bingea

Jennifer Namutebi

2. #Drinking: Can taking photographs change your thoughts about alcohol?

Team Leader

Maya Pilin


Thomas Adams

Shams Farhad

Sara Felber

Greeshma Rajgopal

3. Motivational Factors of Driver Distraction!

Team Leader

Dr. İbrahim Öztürk


Bilgesu Kaçan Bibican

Jerin V. Philipose

Natasha Sutherland

Şerife Yılmaz

4. The role of emotional intelligence, resilience, and social support to mental health among high school teachers and students

Team Leader

Dr. Quynh-Anh Ngoc Nguyen


Arianna Addis

Martina Marie Aquilina

Cristina Goilean

Sadia Zaman

5. LGBTQ+ Prejudice in Universities

Team Leader

Dr. Angelo Brandelli Costa


Sara López Corlett

Harleen Kaur

Chioma Cynthia Mildred Ojiaku

Miriam Panning

6. Mental health assessment of migrant domestic workers (MEADOW Project): A mixed-methods study

Team Leader

Dr. Andrian Liem


Marija Davcheva

Akash Dubey

Ecem Erkol

Tôn Thất Minh Thông

ARTS 2018 Committee

Prof. Richard Griffith

Dr. Jérémy E. Lemoine

Elena Burkey

Zachary B. Hesson

Erica Medrano

Valerie Robbins-Roth

Anderson Wilder