SYMPOSIA

Emotional intelligence from A to Z: Concept, measurement and practical issues
Affective and cognitive functioning in patients with chronic desease
Approaches to the research of language function
Cognitive control and some new tests for its measurement
Psychobiological paradigm in psychology of individual differences
Body image, eating disturbances, and obesity
Social identities in in South-Eastern Europe
Vulnerability To Psychopathology: Its Nature And Mechanism Of Action

Dark tetrad: measurement, correlates, and outcomes

AFFECTIVE AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING OF PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC ILLNESSES
Moderator:Alessandra Pokrajac-Bulian
Upon diagnosis of a chronic illness the patient usually experiences a crisis in the form of a physical, social and emotional imbalance. If usual coping strategies fail to successfully resolve developed problems, this leads to the exacerbation of symptoms, unselective use of coping strategies, increase of negative attitudes to the illness and its progression. Patients suffering from cronic illnesses are generally more depressive and anxious and experience greater levels of stress. Abovementioned psychological changes are significant because they affect one's quality of life, influence treatment outcomes and increase the risk of premature death.
Anxiety is a common factor in cronic patients; it increases when people wait for test results, during diagnosis, invasive diagnostic procedures and anticipation of treatment side effects. The problem is that anxiety interferes with treatment; anxious patients have a harder time coping with operative procedures and they are less able to control their illness, e.g. in the case of irritable bowel syndrome or multiple sclerosis.
Cronic illnesses are often accompanied by depression, especially in stroke, cancer, heart disorder or multiple cronic illness patients. Depression used to be viewed as an exclusively emotional disorder, however, research has shown that it is a significant factor in numerous medical conditions. Depressive individuals are more likely to develop heart and vascular system disorders, hypertension, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Cronic patients develop explanations about the nature of their illness, its causes, controllability and possible consequences. Cronic patients often display irritability, hostility or aggression, especially patients with heart disorders, while patients with diabetes and cancer are generally more prone to negative emotional states and HIV patients experience both emotional and cognitive consequences.
This aim of this symposium is to increase the understanding of emotional and cognitive factors related to cronic illnesses that enable better understanding of the illness and adjustment to it, as well as the monitoring of its progression and the increase in responsivity to treatment and quality of life.
Introdutory note
Alessandra Pokrajac-Bulian
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Correlation of neurocognitive performance and affective status with neurobiochemical profile in HIV-positive subjects
Vojislava Bugarski Ignjatović1,2, Jelena Mitrović3, Jasmina Boban1,4, Duško Kozić1,4, Dajana Lendak1,5, Snežana Brkić1,5
1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
2 Clinic for Neurology, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
3 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
4 Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia
5 Infective Disease Clinic, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

Determinants of chronic illnesses acceptance in people with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain
Ivana Ignjatović1, Zdenka Novović2
1 Clinic for Neurology, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
2 Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, Novi Sad, Serbia

Affective and psychopathological characteristics of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease
Željka Nikolašević1, Tijana Vujanić Stankov2,3, Marija Semnic2,3, Vojilsava Bugarski Ignjatović2,3
1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
3 Clinic for Neurology, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

Emotion regulation and quality of life in breast cancer patients
Aleksandra Kovač1,2, Vojislava Bugarski Ignjatović3,4, Snežana Tovilović1, Svetlana Popović Petrović2,4
1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
2 Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia
3 Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
4 Clinic for Neurology, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

Illness perception and affective disorders in patients with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
Alessandra Pokrajac-Bulian
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia




 
STuP 2017 // FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, NOVI SAD // OCTOBER 19th-21st, 2017