Eighth International Student Research Conference

The International Student Research Conference is an annual event that has been taking place since 2012, organized by the School of Psychology at the University of New York in Prague. Students from UNYP, Empire State College, and beyond are invited to present their original research to a panel of experts as well as attendees from different parts of the world.
This year, and for the first time, our all-day research conference was held entirely online, due to the ongoing pandemic. Although the physical contact and interactions were sorely missing, especially the academic chatter that happens during breaks, the online nature of the conference attracted a record number of attendees from all over the world, at one single point reaching 89. 
We were honored to have Dr. David Greger, Director of the Institute of Research and Development at the Faculty of Education in Charles University, as our guest of honor, who advised students to embrace the world of research and shared some experiences in this realm. Dr. Sanders, the Dean of the School of Psychology, warmly welcomed the students and stressed the importance of original, high-quality research. The Rector, Dr. Antonopoulos praised the faculty and students at UNYP for exceeding all expectations and providing quality instruction despite the pandemic, and Dr. Oravcová of ESC reminded students of the importance of grabbing every opportunity during their student years. 
Dr. Agopian – organizer of The International Student Research Conference – moderated, and Drs. Priess, Butzer, Vandrovcová, Nesbitt, and Sanders were on the panel. The ISRC hosted 15 presentations by students from UNYP, ESC, Greenwich College, Tver State Medical University, Charles University, University of Bolton, and the University of Valencia. Topics ranged from the effect of social media on self-esteem, the influence of lullabies on musical and linguistic development, and the impact of a vegan diet on mood and memory all the way to trauma TV, nightmares, and the psychological impact of date rape.
Students of the Psychology Club and the master’s program in psychology helped organize the event, editing PowerPoints and papers, providing an online space for socialization, and preparing certificates of participation.
We look forward to hosting ISRC 2022 on campus next year.


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