The past months full of concern about the Pandemic have been so difficult and full of regular news that it is well worth it to overcome and get out of it. Giving good news and fulfilling its reality is an honor and satisfaction. We are overcoming the Pandemic and this will allow us to meet again in Zaragoza.
September 23-25 November 10th-12th, we will celebrate the 30th INFAD International Congress of Psychology and Education. We need to meet again, we need to see each other, share our experiences. That is already the good news that I communicate to you. It’s very good. We will be vaccinated, immunized and eager to meet again.
The International Association for Developmental and Educational Psychology of Childhood, Adolescence, the Elderly and Disability (INFAD) is and represents an International Group of Teachers and Researchers very aware of the new realities that today’s society is experiencing, of the generational changes incorporated into the culture of our days and of the collaboration and help that psychological science can offer to the world of today.
Zaragoza awaits us. The Year of Goya is also celebrated and we are designing an interesting program. It is our 30th International Congress of Psychology and Education and it is well worth a special celebration. We will do it. We are counting on you.
You have all known our permanent values for more than thirty years. You know that we are serious, rigorous, compliant, scientific, positive and that we plan, organize, develop and celebrate Congresses very scientifically, that we have prestigious and celebrated them in various countries, with enthusiasm, professionalism, methodological and scientific rigor.
You know that the values that accompany us since that distant but close yesterday are the search for knowledge and research and the proximity and human collaboration of women and men who work to achieve a humanity with more knowledge, more scientificity and more social values and humans. Because of that proximity and human closeness we want our congress to be fundamentally face-to-face, although we will admit the On-line Congress.
We want our Congress to be meaningful at the present time. The issue at hand is important. The title already indicates it: “THE CONCERN FOR THE OTHER AND POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: After the pandemic, react positively: The help of the Psychology and intervention proposals.
That “OTHER”, a constant object of our concern at INFAD, is the human person. His mental health, his dignity, his life, his physical health, yes, but especially that internal world that sometimes needs so much help. All this deserves to show our support, and our research, our scientific work in a clear and generous way in a Congress. We want that to be our main objective.
The objectives that we set ourselves, in this Congress, and in the thirty years of previous congressional efforts carried out in various countries, have focused on making this CONCERN FOR THE OTHER known. We believe that our efforts over the years deserve your support, and therefore, with your presence, your explicitly showing that CONCERN for the OTHER that we know occupies and worries you and is made manifest, in how many occasions offer you that pretext, our congress is given prestige.
We have already celebrated the XXX International Congress of Psychology and Education. Having held 29 previous congresses forces us to do a lot. And we respond to that significance. We want the INFAD in Zaragoza to be a new important milestone in our trajectory. Many have been before, from the one held in Cáceres years ago to the very significant ones in Portugal, Italy, Greece, Russia, Poland, Romania, Spain, etc.
The XXX International Congress of Psychology and Education INFAD, with the theme of “CONCERN FOR THE OTHER” is a meeting place, for reflection and scientific approach to the most worrying issues of our day to try to offer future perspectives. It is a forum in which we all have the opportunity to present our most mature and scientific reflections, our contributions to psychological science from researches thought, researched and worked with rigor and excellent professional qualification and where we can share our knowledge and conclusions with other colleagues and friends. scientific research of the research that occupies us the most, enriching us and enriching others and providing solutions to our society. This International Congress provides a space where you can contribute these pioneering research and / or data from work in progress, to contrast contributions, opinions, suggestions and offer them to the scientific community.
Zaragoza, May 2021
Pilar Teruel Melero
Florencio Vicente Castro