Professor Sir Cary COOPER, CBE, is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. He was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, former Editor of Stress and Health, Co Editor of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness and the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management (now in its 4th Edition). He has written or edited over 150 books and over 400 scholarly articles in the field of occupational health psychology. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Society of Public Health, Royal Society of the Arts and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He was Knighted by the Queen of England in 2014 for his services to the social sciences.
Ovidiu A. BAJENARU, PhD, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine is professor of Neurology at University of Medicine, Bucharest, dean of Faculty of Kinetotherapy and chief of Neurology Clinic at University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Bajenaru is a also talented practitioner in Clinical Neurology, frequent contributor in international journals of neurology and participant at international conference in this field. He is the author of books in clinical neurology and as a specialist in Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases, a fervent defender of the idea of early diagnostic of these diseases. Professor Bajenaru is the President of Romanian Neurological Society and member in scientific boards of international professional associations.
Ronald J. BURKE, PhD, University of Michigan, is currently Professor of Organizational Behavior, Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto Canada. Burke was the Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and has sat on the Editorial Boards of approximately 20 journals. His research interests include workand health, gender issues in organizations, human resource management practices and organizational effectiveness and career development processes in organizations. He has particpated in numerous executive development sessions and consults on human resource issues to both private and public sector organizations.
Daniel DAVID, PhD, is President and Executive Director of the International Institute for the Advanced Sudies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health and Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Dr. David is Editor of the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies (a PsychInfo abstracted journal), Romanian representative in the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, European Association for Psychotherapy, and International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Professor David’s expertise includes evidence-based psychotherapy, cognitive science, cognitive-behavioral interventions, clinical trials research. He is certified as supervisor in cognitive-behavioral therapies by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, USA and the Albert Ellis Institute, USA and published 4 books and over 40 articles in Romanian and international journals.
Irina HOLDEVICI, PhD, Professor of Psychology at University of Bucharest, Titu Maiorescu University and National Academy of Information is specialized in psychotherapy, psychopathology and sports psychology. Dr. Irina Holdevici is also a renowned psychotherapist and trainer in Romania and abroad, she published more than 20 books and 100 articles in a variety of fields: hypnosis, cognitive behavior therapy and psychological assistance of top performance sportsmen. President of Romanian Society of Suggestiology and Hypnosis and member in the Board of European Federation of Sports Psychology, Dr. Irina Holdevici has a prodigious academic and editorial career which spreads over thirty years.
Bogdan Cezar ION, PhD, lecturer in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Suggestiology and Sports Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Bucharest, Romania, teacher of “Cognitive Behavior Therapies and Clinical Hypnosis” Master’s program at “Titu Maiorescu” University, Bucharest, co-founder of “Brief Therapies, Study and Promotion of Change” Section of Romanian Psychological Association, psychotherapist and trainer in Solution Focused Brief Therapies, Narrative Therapy and Ericksonian Hypnosis.
Nicholas A. KUIPER. Dr. Kuiper received his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Psychopathology from the University of Calgary in Alberta, and has been a faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of Western Ontario in London for over 25 years. During this time, he has published numerous research articles and several book chapters on such topics as the self-schema, social information processing, depression-related cognitive processes, and, more recently, the effects of adaptive and maladaptive humor styles on psychological well-being. Dr. Kuiper is the current Director of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at UWO, and has served on the editorial boards for a number of major psychology journals. Professor Kuiper is also a current Board Member for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program, and a Council Member for the Professional College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Georg LIND, PhD in Social Sciences at University of Konstanz, Germany, Ph.D. in Philosophical Sciences, Catholic University of Eichstatt, visiting professor at the University of Illinois, Mexico and Humbold University, Germany. Dr. Lind is researcher and teacher in Psychology of Development of Moral and Democratic Competencies, dilemma discussions, supervision and counseling, teacher training and educational policy making and original author of monographs, research reports, scholarly presentations and more than 200 articles and contributions in specialized journals. Professor Lind is consultant for Education & Evaluation Projects in Colombia, Curacao, Mexico, Israel and Switzerland.
John MORREALL, PhD, Professor of religion at the College of William and Mary, has been studying humor for more than 25 years. He is the current president of the International Society for Humor Studies. Morreall teaches several courses at William and Mary, “Comedy, Tragedy and Religion”, “Modern Religious Thought”, “Theory and Method in the Study of Religion”, and “Roman Catholicism Since 1800″. He has given more than 400 talks and seminars on humor in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Ruxandra RASCANU, PhD, Clinical Psychologist with more than 30 years experience, Professor of “Introduction in Psychoanalysis” course and “Psychology and psychopathology of addiction” course at Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at University of Bucharest. Dr. Rascanu also teaches Clinical psycho-diagnosis, Differential psychology, Projective techniques, Communication Psychology, is involved in research projects in Studying Drug Addiction in Youth and Teenagers and participated at International Conferences on Drug Addiction.
Nicola SCHUTTE, PhD, Arizona State University, Senior Lecturer, coordinator of Learning, Motivation and Emotion course, Psychopathology and Clinical Research course at School of Psychology, The University of New England, researcher in the field of Emotional Intelligence, situational aspects of the Big Five dimensions and scale development. Dr. Nicola Schutte is studying the role of the Big Five in the creation and influence of situations and the interaction between situations and personality.
Paul E. SPECTOR, PhD in I/O psychology, University of South Florida (USF), Professor of I/O Psychology and Director of the I/O graduate program. His research interests include the impact of jobs on the behavior and well-being of employees, job satisfaction, job stress, and withdrawal behavior. Professor Spector published in many journals in the field, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. He has written books on both methodology (research design and SAS programming) and content, including an I/O psychology textbook (Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Research and Practice). Professor Spector’s most active interests now are counterproductive behavior at work and cross-cultural job stress.