About the organising committee
The 2011 IAREP / SABE / ICABEEP conference organising committee are:
Stephen E. G. Lea
|Stephen Lea is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Exeter. He has been teaching and researching in economic psychology for 40 years. One of the founders of IAREP, he was the association's first treasurer, and served as its president from 2003 to 2005. With colleagues, he is the author of two major textbooks of economic psychology (The individual in the economy, 1987, recently re-issued; The economic psychology of everyday life, 2001), and many review and research papers, especially on the psychology of money and the psychology of debt. He was one of the instructors at the first international summer school in economic psychology, held at Linz, Austria in 1990, and again at the most recent summer school, held in Moscow in 2010.|
2009 - present : University of Exeter PhD Candidate: Psychology
2008 - 2009 : University of Exeter MSc Economic and Consumer Psychology
2005 - 2008 : University of Exeter BSc Psychology (Hons)
I am in the second year of my PhD working with Professor Stephen Lea at the University of Exeter. I am primarily interested in student finance and higher education. I am currently investigating the effect of rising tuition fees on students' identity and their role as consumers within the university.
2007 - : University of Exeter PhD Candidate: Psychology
2008 - 2009 : University of Exeter AHEA - Higher Education Academy
2004-2005 : University of Exeter MSc Economic and Consumer Psychology with distinction
2000 -2003 : University of Wales Swansea BSc Psychology (hons)
I am currently in the final year of my PhD working with Professor S Lea at the University of Exeter. My principal research interests are in the field of consumer decision making and in particular ethical spending. I am currently investigating the role of self regulation and fatigue effects in consumers spending. The overall aim of the project is to explore whether consumers utilise different spending heuristics under conditions of fatigue. Other research interests include: compulsive and impulsive spending, emotional regulation, bounded rationality, online spending methodologies and mortality salience.
2010 - : University of Exeter PhD
2007-2008 : University of Liverpool MSc Evolutionary Psychology
2003 -2006 : Manchester Metropolitan University BSc Psychology (hons)
I am currently in the first year of my PhD under the supervision of Professor Stephen Lea at the University of Exeter. My main research interest lies in the field behavioural economics, primarily how acts of costly punishment effect the reputation and reproductive fitness of the individuals who engage in them. My other research interests include facial morphology and the perception of trustworthiness, the evolution of personality traits, altruism and cooperation, and the co-evolution of biology and culture.
2008 - : University of Exeter PhD
2009 - 2010 : AHEA - Higher Education Academy
2001 - 2006 : MSc (distinction) - University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, department for Social Pedagogy
1995 - 2007 : Certified Transactional Analysis Counsellor - Psychopolis Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
1993 - 1999 : BSc Social Pedagogy (hons) - University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, department for Social Pedagogy
1988 - 1992 : High School for Computer Sciences
2008 - Present: EGF at the University of Exeter, School of Psychology
2007 - Present: PITA - Modic and associates Unltd. Pita is a consultancy company, offering advice on global image, financial development and inter-organisational dynamics. CEO, Project manager and Founder
2004 – 2007: Centre for treatment of drug addiction, University Psychiatric Hospital, Ljubljana. Group and individual therapist in a IC unit for detoxication. Occasional lecturer on theory of addiction and theory of emotions
2001 - 2007: sinister systems – interactive content development company. CEO, Project manager and one of the Founders.
2000 - 2002: South East European Education Cooperation Network - a joint effort of University of Ljubljana and KulturKontakt (Graz, Austria), an on-line network providing comprehensive coverage of educational issues covering the whole field of South – Eastern Europe. The project is sponsored by OSI, Austrian Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Was the online content editor
I am currently in my third year of my PhD, working with professor Lea. My research interests include decision making and scams, virtual communities, IT security, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.