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Psychology Faculty

Emese VitalisEmese Vitalis

Email: vitalis@sxu.edu

Biography

Vitalis has extensive training in anatomy, physiology, neurology, psychopharmacology and psychiatry; thus, she is especially strong in areas of psychology related to biology and physiology (biological bases of behavior, cognition, perception and the brain and behavior). Vitalis has considerable training in hypnotherapy, a year of experience in a psychiatric hospital and experience in teaching abnormal psychology.

Vitalis joined the Psychology Department in January of 2017. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and an MBA from the University of Montana. She has more than 14 years of experience teaching college and graduate students from a variety of countries, social backgrounds, interests and ages as well as five years of experience teaching online. Vitalis has also taught adults and trained teachers, designed and managed courses and programs and developed educational and training materials. She has managed research groups, volunteers and committees and coached people in several different areas.

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Vitális, E. (1999). Tanulási módszerek es fejlesztésük. [Improving learning methods]. In Balogh, L., & Tóth, L. (Series Editors). Útmutató a tanárszakos hallgatók iskolai pszichológiai gyakorlatához [Educational psychology for teachers in training]. Debrecen: University of Debrecen, Educational Psychology Department. (67 pages)

Balogh L. & Vitális, E. (1997). Egész életre szóló tanulási képességek kialakításának követelményei a tanárképzési programban [Developing life-long learning skills: A guide for teachers]. IKSTT Pályázat Kutatási Beszámolójára [Research report for a grant application]. University of Debrecen, Psychological Institute (pp. 70-82). Reprinted in Fejezetek a pedagógiai pszichológia köréből [Topics in educational psychology], Balogh, L., & Tóth, L. (Eds.), Debrecen: University Press.

Balogh, L., Vitális, E. (1996). A tanulási módszerek fejlesztésének pszichológiája [The psychology of learning methods]. In Balogh, L., & Tóth, L. (Eds.), Pszichológia a tanárképzésben [Psychology for teachers in training], Debrecen: University Press, pp. 90-96.

Vitális, E. (1995). Az intelligencia, a kreativitás és a tanulási stratégiák összefüggésének vizsgálata hatodik osztályosoknál [Connections between intelligence, creativity and learning strategies in 6th graders]. In OTDK Dolgozatok összefoglalói [Conference Abstracts of the National Student Scientific Association]. Zsámbék: Catholic Teacher Training College, p. 123.

Selected Presentations

"Marching Through the Material: Hungarian Children Speak About School and Learning." Paper presented at the Seventh European Council for High Abilities Conference (ECHA), Debrecen, Hungary, August, 2000.

"The Role of Imagination in Learning Strategies." Paper presented at the Sixth European Council for High Abilities Conference (ECHA) Conference, Oxford, England, 1998.

"Correlations between IQ, Creativity, and Socio-economic Status." Dávid, I., Pásku, J., & Vitális, E. Paper Presented at the Fifth European Council for High Abilities Conference (ECHA), Vienna, Austria, 1996.

"Az intelligencia, a kreativitás és a tanulási stratégiák összefüggésének vizsgálata hatodik osztályosoknál [Connections between intelligence, creativity and learning strategies in 6th graders]." Paper presented at the National Student Scientific Association Conference, Catholic Teacher Training College, Zsámbék, Hungary, 1995.