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The 5th International Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Education (ICPCE 2023) has concluded, and Psychreg is delighted to announce the winners of the Best Abstract Awards. This year, the awards were divided into two categories: virtual presenters and in-person presenters. Each category had sub-divisions for professionals, undergraduates, and promising students or researchers.
The winning abstracts were selected based on their originality, relevance to the field, and overall impact.
In addition to the recognition, the winners will receive certificates and a copy of the book Cynical Therapies, edited by Dr Val Thomas.
Virtual presenters shine with innovative research
Professional category: Juraj Martonyik, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Slovakia)
- Training a mind to feel good – the importance of long-term mental health care approaches. Juray Martonyik’s research focuses on the long-term approaches to mental health care, particularly in the realm of cognitive behavioural therapy for treating anxiety disorders. His work promises to offer new avenues for sustainable mental health care solutions.
Undergraduate category: Abbie Liquorish, Loughborough University (UK)
- Investigating the relationship between non-clinical autistic traits, perceived stress and perceived social support. Abbie Liquorish delved into the psychological effects of social media on young adults, particularly exploring the relationship between non-clinical autistic traits, stress, and social support. Her research could significantly enhance our understanding of mental health in the digital age.
Promising student category: Zoila Isabel Madrelejos et al., University of Santo Tomas-Junior High School (Philippines)
- To meme or not to meme: Investigating the effectiveness of memes as a pedagogical tool to Grade 9 students. Zoila Isabel Madrelejos and her team explored the role of memes as educational tools for Grade 9 students. Their findings could have far-reaching implications for educational policies and pedagogical strategies.
In-person presenters make a lasting impression
Professional category: Zarah May C. Buyan, Miriam College (Philippines) et al.
- Influences of self-efficacy and motivation on academic burnout: a predictive study. Zarah May C. Buyan and her team’s research focused on the role of self-efficacy and motivation in academic burnout among students. Given the current educational landscape, her work is both timely and impactful.
Promising researcher category: Christian Andrei N. Laplap, University of the Philippines-Cebu
- Post-colonial life, colonial mind: An exploratory study on the 21st Century Cebuanos. Christian Andrei N. Laplap’s abstract delved into the psychological impact of colonial history on modern-day Cebuanos. His research opens up new discussions on identity and cultural psychology.
Undergraduate category: Evy Gulane, Cebu Institute of Technology-University (Philippines)
- Cyberbullying and its relationship on emotional efficacy among selected BS Psychology students. Evy Gulane’s research explored the relationship between cyberbullying and emotional efficacy. Her work could be instrumental in shaping anti-bullying policies and mental health support systems in educational institutions.
A celebration of academic excellence
The Best Abstract Awards at ICPCE 2023 served as a celebration of academic excellence and innovation in the fields of psychology, counselling, and education. The winners, hailing from various parts of the world, showcased the global reach and diversity of research in these disciplines. Their work not only contributes to academic discourse but also has the potential to bring about meaningful change in society.