The role of gratitude on mental health: ACT Psychology student presents research paper
On October 5th, Anastasia Skouloudi, an undergraduate psychology student, participated at the 18th Panhellenic Conference on Psychological Research of the Hellenic Psychological Society, ELPSE, in Athens (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences) with an oral presentation on the "Role of gratitude on mental health during Covid19". The student presented an extensive body of research that documented the many potential benefits of gratitude, especially during stressful times, and emphasized the practice of gratitude during the pandemic.
Anastasia reported gaining confidence interacting with professionals at the conference and was surprised at how friendly and supportive the professionals were during these interactions.
The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Psychology Department provides the framework for mentoring students who wish to present at a scientific conference for the first time and support them before and during the conference. As a result, students feel better prepared, which increases their confidence to deliver a great first-time conference talk.