Ovidiu Jurje, MA



Department of Psychology

Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania



Research Interests:

Social development in general, particularly deceptive behavior and its relations with executive functioning, theory of mind and anxiety.

Other subjects of interest: peer pressure, aggression, emotional and social intelligence.



2010 – 2012 Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy (EQF level 7)Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

2007 – 2010 Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (EQF level 6), Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)


Relevant experience:

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

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 Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling Using Mplus, Utrecht University, Netherlands

2014 "Conference of European Association of Psychology and Law" with the poster "Assessing the concealed information efffect in primary school-aged children: Relations with cognitive development"

2014 "STAR Conference", with the poster "Anxiety in primary school-age children: Relation with executive functions and emotion understanding"

2014 "ICCAP Conference", with the 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")



Visu-Petra, L., Jurje, O., Ciornei, O., & Visu-Petra, G. (2015). Can you keep a secret? Introducing the RT-based Concealed Information Test to children. Psychology, Crime & Law, (just-accepted), 1-54. DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2015.1109085

Visu-Petra, G., Jurje, O., Opre, A., Miclea, M., & Visu-Petra, L. (2014). Which came first, the truth or the lie? Effects of order and habituation in the Reaction Time-based Concealed Information Test. Cognition, Brain, Behavior 18(4), 283-297. Full text here.

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.

Buta, M., Ciornei, O, Fizeșan, C., Jurje, O., & Visu-Petra, L. (in press). 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 Health and Well-Being, Work Stressors, and Assessment. Berlin: Logos Verlag



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