Oana Ciornei, MA

 

Affiliation:

Departament of Psychology

Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

 

Research Interests:

Developmental psychology, particularly the development of children from preschool to adolescence with a focus on deceptive behavior and executive functions. I am interested also in detecting deception techniques and in evaluating social and emotional competencies across the lifespan.

 

Education:

2010- 2012- MA  Degree 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 2010 - 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: The ability to conceal relevant information in relation to executive functioning and anxiety in children)
  • 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 "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

 

 

2013 – Pedagogical Module, Level 1, Departament of Teacher Training, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

 

Publications

Visu-Petra, L., Jurje, O., Ciornei, O., & Visu-Petra, G. (2016). Can you Keep a Secret? Introducing the RT-based Concealed Information Test to Children. Psychology, Crime & Law, 22(3), 276-301. DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2015.110908

 

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;

 

 

Professional Affiliation:

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

 

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