Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2017, 15:00 - 16:30 iCal

Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Drozdstoj Stoyanov

On the introduction of trans-disciplinary validity in clinical psychology: contributions from innovative fMRI research

HS A - NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude)
Universitätsstr. 7, 1010 Wien



The aim of our project is to discover bridge-laws, which exist between psychopathology, clinical psychology and neuroscience.

The objective is to perform trans-disciplinary validity operations across different clinical and neurobiological measures, which may endorse such laws.

For the moment, we have discovered various significant correlations of diagnostic items on paranoid and depression self-rating scale and BOLD fMRI, administered simultaneously, and observed contrasts between patients and control group.


CV Prof. Dr. Drozdstoj Stoyanov:

Prof. Dr. Drozdstoj (Drossi) Stoyanov was born on July 20th 1980 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from the high school in 1996 and received his MD from the Medical University of Sofia in 2002. He presented a PhD thesis in the field of theory and methodology of neuroscience in 2005; certified in December 2007 by the Government Specialty Board with the rank of Psychiatrist and awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy of Mental Health from the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom in October 2010.

Dr. Stoyanov was tenured as Associate Professor in the Medical University of Plovdiv in 2008 and hold the position of Vice Dean for International Affairs of its Faculty of Public Health from 2009 to 2011; since 2011 appointed in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology and Special Advisor Strategic Partnerships to the Vice Rector.

In December 2013 he has been promoted to the academic position of Full Professor. Prof. Stoyanov was invited at the discretion of the Chair into the Philosophy Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2007; appointed Vice Chair and member of its Executive Committee in 2012; Chair of Conceptual group in the Global Network for Diagnosis and Classification launched by the World Psychiatric Association (2008). Visiting Fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA (2009) and Project Partner at the Collaborating Center for Values Based Practice in Health and Social Care, St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford (2015), Guest Lecturer, University of Copenhagen (2015).

He published more than 160 scholarly papers, including five monographs and three textbooks.

Since 2007 Prof. Stoyanov acts as Associate Editor of the European Journal of Person Centered Health Care, Editorial Board member of Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation, Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neurosciences, International Journal for Person Centered Medicine, Folia Medica and others.


Fakultät für Psychologie (ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Germain Weber)


Martina Gasser
Fakultät für Psychologie
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