Cristina Fizeşan, MA

 

Affiliation:

Departament of Psychology

Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

 

Research Interests:

Development of deception among children. Specifically, the relations between children’s verbal deception and theory of mind understanding with a focus on children's ability to make false statements in front of physical evidence of their transgression. Also, the relations between children’s lie-telling behaviour and internalizing-externalizing problems, emotional competence, executive functioning.

 

Education:

2010-2012 - MA student in Clinical Psychology, Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

2007-2010 - Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Relevant Experience:

Since 2011 - research assistant at the Developmental Psychology Laboratory,  Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

2014  - became a member of the European Association of Psychology and Law.

Posters and conference presentations:

  • 2012 “Attention and executive functioning in high-trait anxiety: Implications for cognitive and academic performance” workshop  (Poster: Investigating the interrelationships between anxiety, executive functioning and theory of mind in preschoolers)
  • 2013 ‘’Hands-on deception: A practical workshop on deception detection across the lifespan’’ (Paper: Deception across the lifespan)
  • 2013 "Conference of European Association of Psychology and Law" (Poster: Can you keep a secret? A preliminary study introducing the RT based Concealed Information Test to young children)
  • 2014 "Conference of European Association of Psychology and Law" (Poster: Assessing the concealed information efffect in primary school-aged children: Relations with cognitive development)
  • 2014 "STAR Conference" (Poster: Anxiety in primary school-age children: Relation with executive functions and emotion understanding)
  • 2014 "ICCAP Conference" (Poster: Internalizing problems: Relation with executive functions and emotion regulation in primary school-age children)
  • 2014 "The Anual Scientific Session – Romanian Academy" (Presentation: Children in the judicial context: Suggestibility and imagination)
  • 2014 "Child safety above all. Protection against violence(Presentation: "Preschoolers' deceptive behavior, when confronted with conclusive evidence")
  • 2015 "International Conference in Forensic Psychology & Psychological Expertise"
  • 2015 "EAPL Conference" (Presentation: "Children’s ability to conceal information. Longitudinal links with their executive functions and emotional difficulties")
  • 2015 "Decepticon Conference" (Poster: "The concealed information effect in primary school-aged children: Relations with cognitive development")
  • 2015 "ECDP Conference" (Poster: "Deceptive skills in primary school age children: Relation with executive functions")
  • 2016 "PsyForensic Week" (Workshop: Can you keep a secret? Implications for the cognitive and emotional development of children in a legal context [Poți păstra un secret? Implicații pentru dezvoltarea cognitivă și emoțională a copiilor în context judiciar])
  • 2016 "Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Human Memory Conference" (Poster: Children's ability to conceal information: relations to memory and affective problems.)
  • 2016 "24th ISSBD meeting" (Poster: A longitudinal study of children's ability to conceal information in relation to their executive functions, theory of mind and trait anxiety)

 

2007-2010 – Pedagogical Module, Level 1, Departament of Teacher Training, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

2010-2012 – Pedagogical Module, Level 2, Departament of Teacher Training, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

 

Publications:

Buta, M.,Ciornei, O, Fizeșan, C., Jurje, O., & Visu-Petra, L. (2015). Anxiety symptoms in primary school-age children: Relation with emotion understanding competences. In Moore, K., Buchwald, P., & Howard, S. (Ed.) (2014). Stress and Anxiety. Applications to Schools, Well-Being, Coping, and Internet Use. Berlin: Logos Verlag;

Visu-Petra, L., Jurje, O., & Fizeșan, C. (2014). Deceptive behavior in young children confronted with physical evidence of their transgressions: Links with executive functioning and internalizing or externalizing symptoms. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 140, 599-604. Full text here.

 

Professional Affiliation:

2013: certified as practitioner by the “Psychology  counselling and psychotherapy” committee, College of Psychologists of Romania

 

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