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10-14 July 2016ISSBD conference in Vilnius, Lithuania 
8-12 April 2016AERA annual conference in Washington DCPublic scholarship to educate diverse democracies
31 March - 2 April 2016SRA meeting in Baltimore 
14-17 March 201615th International Pathways Workshop in LondonHeld in collaboration with the OECD and the British Academy
December 2015Commencement of PIREBy Barbara Schneider and Katariina Salmela-Aro
30 November - 3 December 201514th Pathways Workshop in the University of Irvine, CaliforniaSpecial topic: Preparing for the transition to adulthood: the role of motivation and self-control.
19-21 October 2015Pathways Symposium at the SLLS conference in Dublin

"Transitions to Adulthood in Context".

  • Keynote by Rainer K. Silbereisen: "Dealing with perceived uncertainties in work and family and their psychosocial consequences: Comparative studies in Germany and Poland in times of social change".

Organised by Ingrid Schoon with contributions from Jake Anders, Mark Lyons-Amos, Regina García Velázquez and Katariina Salmela-Aro.
Emerging adulthood symposium by Pathways alumni Jennifer Symonds, Katja Upadyaya and Angela Chow.

8-12 September 2015Pathways Symposium at EADP 2015 in Braga, Portugal

"Positive Functioning in Adulthood", and Presidential Address by Katariina Salmela-Aro.

Organised by Julia Dietrich and Julia Moeller with Florencia Sortheix.

20-24 August 2015Pathways Symposium at the 8th SELF Biennial International Conference in Kiel, Germany

"Flourishing and Staggering Pathways to Adulthood: International Longitudinal Studies on Motivation and Well-Being."

Organised by Heta Tuominen-Soini, with contributions from Julia Moeller.

7-10 July 2015Pathways Symposium at the ECP conference in Milan

"Advances in socio-ecological psychology: How do psychological variables interact with objective features of places, cities, and regions in the process of psychological adaptation?"

Organised by Martin Obschonka and Rainer K. Silbereisen. With contributions from Clemens Lechner, Richard Göllner, Mark Lyons-Amos and Ingrid Schoon.

19-22 May 201513th Pathways Workshop at Cumberland LodgeSpecial topic: The role of context in shaping the transition to adulthood
April 2015Collaborative research workshop at the University of HelsinkiSite visit and presentations from Clemens Lechner, Maria Pavlova, Florencia Sortheix, Heta Tuominen-Soini and Julia Moeller.
Organised by Katariina Salmela-Aro.  Edited handbook on motivation by Jacque Eccles and Katariina Salmela-Aro, to be published by Elsevier.
November 2014Publication of 'Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment: A Lifecourse Perspective'Edited by Ingrid Schoon and Jacquelynne Eccles (Cambridge University Press), with contributions from PATHWAY Fellows reporting on their studies examining how gender differences emerge and develop over the life course, using longitudinal data to examine the role of multiple interlinked factors, such as the role of parents, peers and teachers in shaping school experiences and informing the career choice of males and females.
14-17 November 201412th Pathways Workshop at Marbach CastleSpecial topic: "Pathways to Adulthood: the role of structure, agency and social change."
23-25 October 2014SRCD European theme meeting in Prague

Invited presentation by Ingrid Schoon on "Making it against the odds" and Rainer K. Silbereisen on "Positive youth development and adaptation in the context of social change".

Pathways Symposium on the "Effects of economic hardship on youth development in Germany and Poland" organised by Martin Tomasik and Rainer K. Silbereisen.

3-7 September 201414th Biennial European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) Conference, Cesme/Izmir, TurkeyInvited symposium on youth transitions - Ingrid Schoon
15-17 July 201417th European Conference on Personality, University of Lausanne, SwitzerlandInvited symposium - Katariina Salmela-Aro
8-13 July 2014International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP): From crisis to sustainable well-being, ParisInvited symposium on Entrepreneurship - Rainer Silbereisen
8-12 July 201423rd Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Shanghai, China 
12-14 June 2014International Conference on Motivation: Passion to Learn, University of Helsinki, Finland 
20-23 May 2014Pathways workshop, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK 
3-7 April 2014American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA 
20-22 March 2014Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) 15th Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas 
10-13 November 2013Pathways workshop, Windsor, UK 
3-7 September 201316th European Conference on Developmental Psychology , Lausanne, SwitzerlandKatariina Salmela-Aro, symposium on motivation.
27 - 31 August 2013EARLI conference, Munich, Germany 
27 April - 1 May 2013AERA conference, San Francisco

Session chaired by Barbara Schnieder: Innovations in Data and Technology for Education Research.

  • Four papers presented: (1)  student data longitudinal systems, (2) international assessments; (3) observational data for studying social contexts and (4) learning in the age of MOOCs (Massive open online courses). Presenters include Ingrid Schoon and Katariina Salmela-Aro.
16 - 19 May 2013Pathways workshop, University of Tubingen, Germany 
2-5 December 2012Pathways workshop at Cumberland Lodge, UK 
18-20 October 2012Pathways Symposium at the SRCD in Tampa, Florida 
29-31 August 2012Pathways Symposium at the EARA conference in Spetses, Greece 
8-12 July 2012Pathways Symposium at the ISSBD held at the University of Alberta, Canada
  • Symposium 19: Connecting Contexts: Understanding School Motivation Across Multiple Social Contexts and Academic Domains, July 9 2012, chaired by Barbara Schneider & Jacque Eccles. Also: Lara Perez- Felkner, Yi-Miau Tsai, Katja Upadyaya and Ming-Te Wang.
  • Symposium 21: The 'what' and the 'how' of Career Choices: The Role of Motivation at the Post-school Transition, July 9, 2012, chaired by Julia Dietrich & Ingrid Schoon. Also: Angela Chow, Jacque Eccles, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Katja Upadyaya and Ming-Te Wang.
11-13 June 2012Course held at the University of Helsinki 
20 - 23 May 2012Pathways workshop held at Jena UniversityBuilding and Testing Structural Equation Models (SEM) In the Social Sciences, held at the University of Helsinki. 
15 February 2012Happy School Series 4 Seminar held at the Finnish Institute in LondonHappy School 4: Adolescence in the 21st century - Current debates in Finland and the UK.
24 November 2011Happy School Series 3 Seminar, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
  • Welcome by Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro.
  • Professor Dr. Drs. h.c. Jürgen Baumert, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin: "Professional Competence of Mathematics Teachers"
  • Professor Dr. Ulrich Trautwein, University of Tuebingen: "Frame of Reference Effects on Self-Concept and Behaviour: The Role of Tracking

Organised by Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

18-22 October 20116th Pathways Workshop, University of Michigan. 
10-11 October 2011Happy School Series 2 Seminar, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki

Speakers: William Burk (Maastrich University), Jan Kornelis (Dijkstra University of Groningen), Ernest Hodges (St. Johns University), Julie Hubbard (University of Delaware), Brett Laursen (Florida Atlantic University), Katariina Salmela-Aro (University of Helsinki), Christina Salmivalli (University of Turku), René Veenstra (University of Groningen).

Organisers: Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki), Professor Christina Salmivalli (University of Turku), National Doctoral Programme of Psychology.

26- 28 September 2011Symposium - Bielefeld, Germany  Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference
8 September 2011International Conference on Success and Well-Being in Education and Employment, University of Basel, Switzerland. 
23- 27 August 201115th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Bergen, Norway. 
4-8 July 201112th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey 
31 March- 2 April 2011SRCD Biennial Meeting, Montreal, Canada
  • "A Multi-Nation Study of Career Aspirations and the Internal/External Frame of Reference". Chairs: Philip David Parker, Ingrid Schoon. Discussant: Rainer K. Silbereisen
  • "Academic Career Choice: The Role of Gender, Academic Attainment and Ability Concepts in a UK Sample", Ingrid Schoon, Julie Ashby, Philip David Parker.
  • "Math and English Achievement and Self-Concept as Predictors of University Major and Career Aspirations in Germany", Philip David Parker, Gabriel Nagy, Ulrich Trautwein, Oliver Lüdtke.
  • "Mathematics, the Only Critical Filter? Predicting Adolescents Career Aspiration With Self-Concept and Ability in Multiple Domains", Yi-Miau Tsai, Jacque Eccles.