Editorial Board

Sergiu SANDULEAC, Associate Professor, PhD in Psychology, Director of Doctoral School “Science of Education”, at the „Ion Creanga” State Pedagogical University of Chisinau in the Republic of  Moldova; member of the editorial board of scientific journal „Psychology. Special Pedagogy. Social Work” from Republic of Moldova and Scientific Annals of PhD. candidates. Teaches courses: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methodology in Education Sciences, Psychology of Conflicts Solving, Psychology of influence and Optimizing staff, Psychology of intercultural education, Leadership psychology (first cycle – license) and Psychological assistance in the educational system (second cycle – master); Advanced statistics in developmental and educational psychology (third cycle-doctorate). Author of diverse publications including a handbooks for students, methodical teaching papers and over 50 scientific articles. Actively has participated in national and international projects, taught psychology at American University of Moldova; Comrat University of Moldova, American University of Moldova, University “Constantin Stere” from Chisinau. The research area of interest: scientific thinking, loneliness, violence, psychological security, emotional intelligence, social representations (sanduleac.sergiu@upsc.md).

Viorica ANDRIŢCHI is an Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogy, Head of Psychology and Educational Management Department, at the Institute of Education Sciences, a national trainer in the field of Psychology and Educational Management. It has participation in national and international scientific projects, national and international scientific forums, trainings, workshops, roundtables with addressing importance for the country’s education system. She presented a number of communications at more than 50 scientific forums. She has significant contributions in research, by publishing over 100 scientific and scientific-methodical articles including monographs about educational management and extended trainings for school managers. She is the co-author of several educational policy documents, is the author of the theory and methodology of human resource (HR) management in education (2012); the author of HR management standards in education (2012); co-author of educational management standards (2013, USM, UNICEF Moldova); author of extended professional training programs for teachers in Pedagogy; author of continuous professional training programs for school managers.

Elena BONCHIS is the University Professor at Oradea University, PhD in Pedagogy. She is a senior psychologist, supervisor in educational psychology and school counseling and vocational specialist in Developmental Psychology. He has published over 80 studies and articles in national and international scientific journals. Mrs. is the author of scientific volumes as: Developmental Psychology (2004), General Psychology (2006), Theories of child development (2006), Child Psychology (2007), methodical guidelines for teachers and school psychologists. Dr. Bonchis is an Associate Member of several professional associations: the International School Psychology Association, the Association of Psychologists of Romania, the College of Psychologists from Romania, the President and founding member of the National Association of School Psychologists and is part of the editorial board of School Psychology Journal.

Irina CAUNENCO holds PhD in Psychology, Head of Inter-ethnical Division, Centre for Ethnology, at the Institute of Cultural Heritage, research coordinator at the Academy of Science of the Republic of Moldova and senior lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, Sciences of Education and Social Assistance at Free International University of Moldova. Dr. Caunenco is the author of over 100 scientific articles, co-author of 3 scientific monographs in cross-cultural psychology. Her research interests comprise the psychology of big social groups, the psychology of ethical identity, and psychology of intergroup and inter-ethical relationships.

Petru JELESCU is University Professor, teaching the Educational and Developmental Psychology, at Faculty of Psychology and Special Education, at the State Pedagogical University (UPS) “Ion Creanga” from Chisinau of the Republic of Moldova. Member of the Editorial Board of the “Psychology” journal, in domain of Special Pedagogy and Welfare, member of the Profile Scientific Seminar in psychology from the UPS “Ion Creanga” and the Profile Scientific Seminar in psychology at the Institute of Education Sciences of the Republic of Moldova. Dr. Jelescu is the author of scientific monographs and teaching materials of several scientific articles. Prof. Jelescu has awarded with the Medal of Civic Excellence of the Republic of Moldova.

Victoria GONTA is an Associate Professor with PhD in Psychology, Head of the Psychology and Social – Human Sciences Department at the American University of Moldova (AUM). As researcher, Mrs. Gonta participated in multiple national and international scientific forums and has published over 100 scientific papers. Her scientific interests include issues about violence and aggressors, psychosocial models of victims recovering, migration, self-image formation, organizational communication, working with personnel and conflict mediation. The social affiliation of Mrs. Gonta is tremendous, she is a Member of the International Professional Psychotherapeutic League, Member of the editorial board of scientific-practical journal ”Psychology” of the Psychologists Practitioners Association from the Republic of Moldova, the member of editorial board of specialized journal „The Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy” from Bucharest, Romania, and the member of editorial and scientifically board of „Interdisciplinary Studies Magazine” from Iasi, Romania ( victoriagonta1@gmail.comv.gonta@aum.md).

Elena LOSÎI is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, at the State Pedagogical University (UPS) “Ion Creanga” from Chisinau of the Republic of Moldova, PhD in Psychology. Mrs. Losii teaches courses as: pedagogical psychology, organizational and work psychology, addictive behaviours psychology, psychology of advertising, psychological factors of academic failure (first cycle – licence) and psychology of young, adult and old age, Psycho diagnosis and interventions in the baking, retail and advertisers (second cycle – master). Dr. Losii is the author of diverse publications including a monograph, a handbook for students, co-author of 10 handbooks, methodical teaching papers and over 90 scientific articles. She actively participated in international projects: TEMPUS MOLDINCLUD (2009-2012), TEMPUS TEREC (2011-2014), TEMPUS INOVEST (2012 – 2015), winning in 2015, the first place at the researches contests, awarded by the Supreme Council of the Pedagogical University „Ion Creangă” and hold the diploma for science and teaching activity on the 75th anniversary of CSPU „Ion Creangă”, honoured by the Ministry of Education.

Anatol NACU is the University Professor, PhD, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Narcology and Medical Psychology, member of Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis, member of editorial board of three journals from abroad and three national periodicals. He is the author of more than 150 scientific articles, the President of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Society from Moldova and vice-president of Psychiatrists and Neurologists Society. 

Angela POTANG is an Associate Professor, PhD, head of Psychology Department, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences ofMoldova State University. Dr. Potang research interests are based on work psychology, managerial psychology, psychology of affectivity and self-regulatory processes, organizational health psychology, psychology of transport and other topics. She is the author of 5 original books and about 50 scientific articles.

Valentina PRITCAN, PhD and Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, “Alecu Russo” Balti State University, from the Republic of Moldova, the holder of general psychology courses and courses of burnout preventing, manager of international projects. Mrs. Pritcan is member of three Specialized Scientific Councils in Psychology sciences, regarding of PhD thesis defence; the Member of Academic Council in Studia Universitatis Moldaviae newspaper from the Moldova State University (ISSN online 2345-1017 with 2014 Universal Impact Factor 0.1928).

Steliana RIZEANU is the dean and professor, Ph.D. at Hyperion University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Dr. Rizeanu currently is teaching courses in Psychotherapy, Psychological Counseling, Clinical psycho-diagnosis and Psychology of addiction. She is also certified psychotherapist in cognitive-behavioral therapy, clinician psychologist and supervisor. Over the past years she was involved with theoretical and practical research in pathological gambling field and since 2010 she coordinates the “Gamble responsible” project in Romania. Dr. Rizeanu is member of many international editorial boards, such as: American Research Journal of Addiction and Rehabilitation, Cresco Online Publishing, American Research Journal of Geriatrics and Aging, Journal of Child & Adolescent Behaviour, Mental Health & Human Resilience International Journal, Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology, Romanian Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Hypnosis and Romanian Journal of Psychological Studies. She is the author/coordinator of six books and over 40 scholarly articles and papers published in accredited/ peer reviewed journals (stelianarizeanu@yahoo.com).

Viorel ROBU, PhD and Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Humanistic Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, “Petre Andrei” University of Iasi, Romania. Dr. Robu currently is teaching courses in Applied Statistics in Psychology, Foundations of Psychological Assessment, Elaboration, Implementation and the Marketing of Scientific Research, and Assessment of Competences in Vocational Counseling. He has pursued post-doctoral studies at the Romanian Academy and Institute of Education – University of Lisbon (Portugal). He is the member of the Romanian Psychological Society, Romanian Association of School Psychologists, and the Romanian Association of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Viorel ROBU currently serves as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Psychology (edited by Romanian Academy), Romanian Journal of School Psychology, and theJournal of Psychological and Educational Research. He is author/co-author of two books and 100 scholarly articles. His main research interests include psychometrics, mental health of adolescents, risk behaviors, and student engagement with school (robuviorel_upa@yahoo.com).

Ruxandra RĂSCANU is an Associate Professor, PhD and Clinical Psychologist with more than 30 years experience. Dr. Răscanu is teaching Introduction in Psychoanalysis, Clinical psycho-diagnosis, Differential psychology, Projective techniques, Communication Psychology and Psychopathology of Addiction courses at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at he University of Bucharest. Prof. Rascanu is involved in research projects in Studying Drug Addiction in Youth and Teenagers and participated at International Conferences on Drug Addiction.

Svetlana RUSNACPhD, Associate professor, has argued in 1995 PhD thesis in psychology on “Mutual perception between ethnic groups in mixed communities” at “Al. I. Cuza” University from Iasi, Romania. Since 1995 until present is working at the Free International University of Moldova (ULIM), Chisinau, Moldova. Is Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences and Social Work. She was involved in dozens of projects at national and international scale. She is author of about 250 publications, four monographs, six manuals and guidelines, articles in journals and collections. She participated in more than 200 national and international scientific meetings. Research interests: social psychology, psychology and humanistic psychotherapies, ethno-psychology, gender psychology, etc.

Lucia SAVCA, Doctor in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, worked over 40 years at the State University “Ion Creanga”, Chişinău, to Department of Psychology. Dr. Lucia Savca is the founder and president of the Association of Psychologists Practitioners in Moldova, founder and chief editor at the journal “Psychology” scientific-practical. She founded and leaded over 24 diagnostic and psychological rehabilitation centre “Harmony” in Chişinău. Her research interests include behavioural and emotional vulnerability caused by stress, as well as the study of changing behavior and cognition under positive emotions. Mrs. Lucia SAVCA is an excellent specialist in Differential Diagnosis, Developmental Psychology, Family Psychology, Clinical Psychology and humanistic psychotherapies and cognitively behavioral psichotheterapies. She participates in national and international scientific projects, national and international scientific forums, trainings for psychologists, workshops, roundtables addressing topics of utmost importance. Mrs. is author of over 100 works, including training manuals, school handbook “Psychology”, methodical guidelines for psychologists and scientific publications, in local and foreign periodical editions (luciasavca@mail.ru).

Rosina P. SHEVCHENKO PhD thesis on the specialty “19.00.04 Medical Psychology” defended on the subject: “Emotionally and personal features of patients with coronary heart disease”, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Odessa National Maritime University. Dr. Shevchenko is working on the doctoral dissertation on the following subject “Medical and psychological support of servicemen with neurotic and psychosomatic disorders on the stage of admission.” Mrs. is author of over 100 works, including training manuals, scientific publications in domestic and foreign periodical editions.

Mihail ŞLEAHTIŢCHI holds PhD in Psychology (with a thesis presented in 1998 at the Al. I. Cuza University) and PhD in Pedagogy (with a thesis presented in 1987 at the Moscow State Pedagogical University). He participated in traineeships and research projects in the US, UK, Germany, France, Egypt, Romania, and Russia. He is a member of several scientific and professional associations and is engaged also in various research programs, Masters and PhD. He holds the position of a founding member of the National Observatory of Social Psychology (2000), Logos Plural College (2001), Institute for Community Development (2004), Open University Europedia (2010), and the Centre for Personal and Professional Development ( 2016). So far, he has published as an author, coauthor or/and coordinator 15 specialty books (among which: Manipulation in Posttotalitarism, Chisinau, Gunivas Publishing, 2008; The Anatomy of the Posttotalitarian Society, Chisinau, Technica Info Publishing, 2002; Essay on the Representation of Power, Chisinau, Science Publishing, 1999; The Leaders, Chisinau, Science Publishing, 1998; The Social Field, Chisinau, Science Publishing, 1996; The Universe of Social Representations, Chisinau, Science Publishing, 1995; The Social Psycho pedagogy, Chisinau, Science Publishing, 1995; Dictionary of Psychology and Pedagogy, Chisinau, Science Publishing, 1995); and about 200 scientific articles in national and international journals.

Maria VÎRLAN is PhD, Associate Professor and Head of Social Work Department at the State Pedagogical University “Ion Creanga”. Dr. Maria Vîrlan is member of the editorial board of the “Psychology” scientific-practical journal, domain of special psycho-pedagogy and social work. She is the author of over 80 scientific articles, a monograph and about 15 methodical papers and director of two scientific projects (maria_virlan@yahoo.com).

Delia Birle , PhD is a licensed psychologist and an associate professor in experimental psychology, school counseling, career counseling and psychological statistics at the University of Oradea, Psychology Department. She is, also, the coordinator of the Master degree program in the area of Educational Psychology, School and Vocational Counseling, at the University of Oradea. Her research interests that translated into books, numerous articles and conference presentations include: career counseling, school psychology, child development and moral reasoning. She is the main author of the book Career counseling – the efficiency of a training program (original title: Consilierea carierei – eficiența unui program de training), published in 2013. Also, she is the coordinator of more than 10 books and chapter books and more than 30 scientific articles published with prestigious international publishers (Palgrave McMillan, IGI Global Publishing), Romanian prestigious publisher (Romanian Academy Publishing House, Polirom Publishing House, SPER Publishing House, Didactical and Pedagogical Publishing House) and ISI Thomson Reuters indexed journals. She participated in 10 national and international project teams, funded by Romanian Ministry of Education, European Commission and different NGO’s, numerous research projects in the area of career and education.