Irina Macsinga is an Associate Professor at West University of Timisoara. She received her Ph.D. from Babes-Bolyai University, in 2005, in Philosophy. The Ph.D. thesis addresses an interdisciplinary topic, with influences from cognitive psychology and neurosciences, named the analysis of errors in deductive reasoning.
Her main research interests focus on personality and implicit methods in personality assessment, social cognition and the applications of cognitive psychology in educational field.
She is a member of the Romanian Psychologists’ Association, member of the editorial staff of the Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology, founding member of the CEPA Timisoara, member of the Board of Faculty of Sociology and Psychology from UVT and head of the Committee 2 in West University Senate. She coordinated the Psychology Students’ Research Group that participated in numerous international conferences where students received various awards (second prize at the International Conference on Psychology, Sibiu, 2012).
Teaching activity. Most of her teaching activity is linked to personality theoretical models, research methods in personality assessment, and cognitive approach to mental processes and decision making.
Research topics: implicit and explicit methods, social cognition, organizational behavior, motivation, emotion, decision
Research Summary. Relation between needs and competencies for the university first year induction, the successful intelligence and academic performance, Conditional Reasoning Test and the Five-Factor Model of personality, master’s programs in Psychology adapt to the needs of the labor market in Romania, Quality Management in Higher Education
Honours and Awards. In 1999, she was awarded with the paper Reasoning and Memory Mechanisms, in the International Symposium of Applied Psychology, Timisoara.
Email: imacsinga [at] socio.uvt.ro
Location: West University of Timisoara, 4 Vasile Parvan Blvd., Timisoara, Timis, 300223
Consultations: on Monday, between 14 and 16 (office 509)