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Lecturer: Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D., Laval University, Canada
Duration: Half day, Morning, August 7, 2004
Fee: US $70

The legalization of new forms of gambling is increasing in most countries around the world. This trend has created a situation in which more and more people will develop serious gambling problems, for which they will need to seek professional help. Pathological gambling was officially recognized in 1980 with the publication of the DSM-III (A.P.A., 1980). The focus will be on the empirical data supporting the use of a cognitive treatment and its efficacy. This workshop will describe and illustrate a clinical model for assessing and treating problem gamblers. The use of the downward arrow will be shown in order to identify a basic misconception toward gambling. Role-playing and clinical material suggested by participants will be used to illustrate how to conduct cognitive therapy and the role of behavioral interventions.
Keywords: Pathological gambling, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Assessment, Treatment


Lecturer: Ge Fang, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
               Kevin Miller, Dept of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Duration: One day, August 7, 2004
Fee: US $120

This workshop will provide an introduction to the Chinese primary educational system with a focus on mathematics, as well as training in methods for observing and systematically recording classroom processes. The workshop will consist of  1) Discussion of issues that arise in making video records of classroom processes; 2) Demonstrations of relatively inexpensive digital video tools for recording and coding classroom processes; 3) An overview of Chinese mathematics education and its recent development complete with video-based examples; and  4) The opportunity to visit a local Chinese elementary school and see summer school classes in session.
Keywords: mathematics, education, observational research

Lecturers: Lijuan Pang, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
                 Yong Jiang, East-China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Duration: One day, August 7, 2004
Fee: US $120

Nowadays in China, there are many environmental changes that have obvious effects on child development. Especially, most families have only one child with the implementation of the family planning program since 1978, many parents employ baby-sitters from rural areas or send their children to boarding kindergartens or schools due to the heavy competition, some teachers and parents focus on their children's language and cognitive development, and the electronic world in which children live, have both positive and negative influences on children's development. Some constructive suggestions and strategies for solving the problems are discussed.
Keywords: child development, environment, only child

Lecturer: Zhi-Long Shen, Beijing Technology and Business University, China
Duration: Half day, Morning, August 7, 2004
Fee: US $70

The main characteristics of ancient Chinese painting are introduced with demonstration of slides that come from some of most famous works in arts history of China. The various characteristics of Chinese ancient painting are explained, such as the special tools and materials used by painters, method of cavalier perspective, calligraphy, poem and seal on the paintings. The comparison of the above characteristics with Western classical painting will also be discussed. Chinese painting highlights the affective aspect, pay more attention to expression and emotion, whereas Western paintings highlights the perceptual effect, pay more attention to representation and logos. Lines are the main method of model making for Chinese painters, lights and colors are the main method of model making for Western painters. The differences of the characteristics materialized in paintings demonstrate the different ideas on the structure of society in history, and the relationship of true, goodness and beauty for classical aesthetics in Chinese and Western cultures.
Chinese culture, classical aesthetics, ancient paintings

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