Dana Rad

Dana Rad
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad

PhD Applied Cognitive Psychology
Head of Center of Research Development and Innovation in Psychology

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Introduction
Associate Professor PhD at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Psychology and Social Sciences of Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania. Head of Center of Research Development and Innovation in Psychology
Additional affiliations
September 2016 - present
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Titular for courses: Organizational Psychology, Work Psychology, Data Analysis, Statistics in Psychology
July 2015 - present
Asociatia Doceo
Position
  • Trainer Project Management
Description
  • Trainer for AJOFM ARAD project's beneficiaries.
November 2014 - May 2015
SC Life Courses SRL Craiova
Position
  • Trainer of Trainers
Description
  • Trainer of Trainers (theoretical and practical modules) for project's beneficiaries.
Education
October 2015 - June 2017
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad
Field of study
  • Automation and intelligent systems
July 2015 - July 2015
Arad Penitenciary
Field of study
  • Psychodrama and creative education in prison
December 2014 - December 2014
S.C. Doctus S.R.L.
Field of study
  • Competencies Evaluation

Publications

Publications (184)
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A bean counter is defined as an accountant or economist who makes financial decisions for a company or government, especially someone who wants to severely limit the amount of money spent. The rise of the bean counter in both public and private companies has motivated us to develop a Bean Counter Profiling Scale in order to further depict this pers...
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The purpose of this research was to analyze how different effects of the COVID pandemic, expressed through pandemic accentuated occupational stress, perceived job insecurity, occupational safety and health perception and perceived organizational effectiveness, may impact turnover intentions of the personnel in the hospitality industry. Our research...
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The goal of this study was to widen the scope of the social component of family sustainability. The fundamental goal of this non-experimental, quantitative study was to look at the links between parenting correlates, personality characteristics, marital satisfaction, and well-being in couples, as well as to construct explanatory prediction models f...
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According to Sustainable Development Goal 4.2 (SDG 4.2), Equal Access to Quality Pre-primary Education, governments throughout the world are working to ensure that all children have access to high-quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education by 2030. In order to organize available evidence into a coherent framework, the curr...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, has devastated every sphere of human society. Governments around the world implemented unprecedented policies designed to slow the spread of the disease and assistance to cope with its impacts. Such policies, however, are short-term and deba...
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With the continual development of artificial intelligence and smart computing in recent years, quantitative approaches have become increasingly popular as an efficient modeling tool as they do not necessitate complicated mathematical models. Many nations have taken steps, such as transitioning to online schooling, to decrease the harm caused by cor...
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Quality education is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations in 2015. SDG 4 refers to guaranteeing inclusive and equitable quality education for all, as well as fostering opportunities for lifelong learning for everyone. Equal access to high-quality pre-primary education is one of DSG4's 11 indicators, and it wi...
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UNIVERSITATEA “AUREL VLAICU” DIN ARAD FACULTATEA DE ȘTIINȚE ALE EDUCAȚIEI, PSIHOLOGIE ȘI ASISTENȚĂ SOCIALĂ CENTRU DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE ȘI INOVARE ÎN PSIHOLOGIE PROGRAMUL DE STUDII: MASTERAT Consiliere şi evaluare psihologică Volum disertatii
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It is a common practice for organisation to carry out assessment exercises regarding performance of their organisational activities and processes. This paper assesses the market performance of five agro-processed crops at Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) against some criteria. Experts at SAT supplied useful information by responding through a...
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Mapping the multidimensional impact of learner attributes on behavior demonstrates the importance of models in learning. To this purpose, we examined the correlations between strategies and student characteristics and utilized regression analysis to determine how learner attributes affect strategy selection. A cross-sectional study of 258 students...
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The emergence of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the UK that is spreading more rapidly has raised great concerns not only in the UK but also whole Europe and other parts of the globe. The newly identified variant of SARS-CoV-2 that is reported to be more contagious has prompted many countries to ban travel to and from the UK. As of April 2, 2021, ne...
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Meeting basic psychological needs could be difficult to maintain in current pandemic times, mainly due to preventive measures involving social distancing or full quarantine, which seem to play a very important role in well-being. The theory of basic psychological needs is a sub-theory of human motivation theory known as the theory of self-determina...
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The technology acceptance model (TAM) is a well-known postmodern idea that explains how humans adopt and use new technologies. The model focuses on variables that impact behavioral intention to use new technology from the perspective of the end user. The purpose of this study was to construct a viable questionnaire for assessing preschool teachers'...
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Many individuals become aggressive in reaction to an actual or potential danger, or it can be a learned behaviour that assists them in meeting their needs. Anger is a natural emotion that everyone feels at different moments. It is, in effect, a normal reaction to a challenge, assisting us in preparing for defence or standing up for ourselves It usu...
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Technology has permeated every facet of our daily lives. In many situations, technology may improve productivity in our fields of study while also increasing social involvement. Despite these benefits, technology and digital services can have a negative influence on people’s emotional, physical, and social wellbeing. Life might seem to stack up all...
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Every aspect of our everyday life has been infiltrated by technology. In many cases, technology has the potential to increase productivity in our subjects of study while simultaneously enhancing social participation. Despite these advantages, technology and digital services have the potential to have a detrimental impact on people's emotional, phys...
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While the digital environment is so prevalent in our daily existence, does the amount of time spent on the digital devices affect our psychological states? Recent data suggests that the amount of time spent on digital devices (i.e. smart phones and personal computers) is at an increasing rate worldwide, and some studies from the scientific literatu...
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Purpose: The key purpose of this article is to extend insights into how to continue to motivate personnel to work in unsafe environments, especially now with the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, by examining numerous current literature and using qualitative methodologies to validate this study. Design/Methodology/Approach: This research is an intern...
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Given the current circumstances, we can argue that this epidemic, as well as the state of emergency declared from one day to the next, has resulted in a true educational experiment. Education systems all across the world must adapt to the circumstances and reinvent themselves. Millions of toddlers have been forced to stay at home due to the crisis,...
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The WHO's declaration of COVID-19 as a global health threat has contributed to a range of precautionary measures, such as quarantine and social distancing, and in certain situations a 2-month lockdown, such as in the case of Romania. Humans are social organisms and our evolutionary psychosocial processes have developed to flourish in people's colle...
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Due to digital transformation, technology advancements, telework, we can no longer pretend that traditional work offers high incentives and efficiency, but on the contrary, traditional work falls behind each year, deeming organizations and individuals to adopt the agile work. Rapid technological developments have altered the way businesses operate,...
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Individuals have a capacity for growth, integration and well-being, while at the same time being vulnerable to defensiveness, hostility and ill-being. Self-Determination Theory suggests that the fulfillment of essential psychological requirements for autonomy, competence, and relatedness simultaneously facilitates immediate well-being and enhances...
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Researchers have lately been interested in the scientific literature on the dark triad and antisocial conduct in order to better comprehend the complexity of human aggression. Furthermore, studies revealed that breaking rules, physical violence, and social hostility were three aspects of antisocial behavior, underlying the Machiavellian correlation...
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Problems and Challenges of the Aging Population of Mala Meeting fundamental psychological necessities may be difficult to sustain, owing to preventative measures such as social separation and full quarantine, which seems to have a significant impact in well-being. Convincing people to remain isolated in their homes caused low satisfaction with auto...
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The theory of self-determination (SDT) is a human motivation and personality theory that examines people’s fundamental developmental tendencies and psychological requirements. It is concerned with the motivations that drive people’s decisions in the absence of outside influence and intervention. SDT is made up of six mini-theories, the most importa...
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Evolutionary psychology is a social and natural science theoretical framework that explores psychological structure from a current evolutionary standpoint [1]. It aims to determine whether human psychological features are developed adaptations-that is, the functional outcomes of natural or reproductive selection in human development. In evolutionar...
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Our individual and social well-being is intimately connected with the state of our information environment and the digital technologies that mediate our interactions, which poses pressing ethical questions concerning the impact of digital technologies on our well-being that need to be addressed.
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Theory of Graphs could offer a plenty to enrich the analysis and modeling to generate datasets out of the systems and processes regarding the spread of a disease that affects humans, animals, plants, crops etc., In this paper first we show graphs can serve as a model for cattle movements from one farm to another. Second, we give a crisp explanation...
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In a digitally developed civilization access to different kinds of content and information can be easily acquired. From all the available content, some individuals chose and prefer to consume aggressive or violent content. In this light, the scope of this investigation is to determine the connection between the level of Violent Content Preferences...
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Digital culture has deeply influenced our social, economic, political, and cultural system, characterized by fast and constant technological transition, as people are increasingly interconnected and compelled to reject the past paradigms. It has the potential to turn power relations and interactions from institutions of centralized and hierarchical...
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Awareness of the context of social media is identified as an emerging technical capacity relating to the awareness of the social digital community in which a particular experience takes place, realizing the impact on the observer of the perceived social media context, rationalizing the process of social media information undergoing and owning trust...
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A theory of change is a purposeful model of how an initiative, such as a policy, a strategy, a program, a project or an intervention contributes through a chain of early and intermediate outcomes to the intended result. Theories of change help navigate the complexity of social change. Digital behavior change interventions (DBCIs) and Community-base...
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Theory of Change is essentially a detailed illustration and exemplification of how and why a desired change is expected to occur in a certain setting. It is particularly concerned with mapping out or what has been termed as the missing gap between what an intervention or change effort performs and how they contribute to the achievement of desired o...
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Based on self-determination theory, the present investigation aimed to analyze the potential mediating effect of social media context awareness on the relationship between autonomy need frustration and behavioral disengagement as coping mechanism in current COVID-19 socio-distancing context. According to the theory of self-determination, autonomy,...
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In today's world, where new technologies are rapidly evolving, it is critical to understand the advancement of individual well-being when engaging with the digital world. Via the benefits of the internet's vast scope, remote access, anonymity, and variety of formats, digital psychological therapies for mental wellbeing may help to improve access to...
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This work is a phenomenological analysis that investigates how the lockdown was perceived by dysfunctional families, namely, narcissistic families. The literature indicates serious disorders in the family life of the narcissist, hostility, tension, conflict, instability (Campbell, Foster, 2002; Kohut, 1972), so, we are interested in describing how...
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The monograph presents the results of international research activities on the pedagogical education and professional training development in the modern socio-cultural environment. Theoretical and methodological principles of the professional training for future specialists in the field of pedagogy and educational policy strategy during socio-econo...
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Scientific literature on the dark triad and antisocial behavior has recently attracted the interest of researchers to effectively understand the complexities of human aggressiveness. In addition, studies showed that rule-breaking, physical violence, and social hostility represented three aspects of antisocial behavior, underlying of the Machiavelli...
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Based on self‐determination theory, the present investigation aimed to analyze the potential mediating effect of social media context awareness on the relationship between autonomy need frustration and behavioral disengagement as coping mechanism in current COVID-19 socio-distancing context. According to self-determination theory, there are three u...
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In order to exchange knowledge and make links, billions of people around the world use social media. Social networking helps users to engage with friends and family on a personal basis, learn new knowledge, grow new passions, and be amused. One may use social media at a personal level to extend experience in a specific area and develop their profes...
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Weather the silence of bystanders is consent or not in cyberbullying type incidents has risen a scientifically debate in the field of victim-aggressor-witness dynamics research. Silence implies consent represents a concept of social interaction, which generally states that people tend to assume lack of a response or opinion to an action as a tacit...
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The digital identity, online identity or internet persona, is defined as a social identity, an actively constructed presentation of oneself that an individual creates in online communities and digital environments. Considering social identity theory as an explanatory framework, this paper brings evidence on the dynamic relationship between psycholo...
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Erasmus+Programme. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Use of the Toolkit is explicitly restricted to that authorized by distributed pa...
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From a psychological viewpoint, the expectations of emerging Blockchain technology are perfect to satisfy the fears around security, power, anonymity, and peer-to-peer communications that are being pursued by our existing generation of decentralized peer-attached individuals. At the core of this context rises the digital wellbeing pursue, naming th...
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Digital counter narratives have proved to be a consistent support to victims of online speech as they are defined as online narrative activities and actions, mostly verbal that have as effect the lowering of the negative psychological distress caused by hate speech (HS) over their victims. Internet content awareness (ICA) has an indirect significan...
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oportunitățile informațională din zilele noastre. În timp ce generarea rapidă și accesul la informații prin intermediul internetului permit persoanelor să fie bine informate, să ia decizii înțelepte și să tragă concluzii bine fundamentate pe baza faptelor disponibile, acestea fac, de asemenea, persoanele vulnerabile la gândire superficială, la luar...
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Cercetările privind percepțiile profesorilor specializați în educație timpurie privind integrarea tehnologiei în procesul educațional au fost criticate pentru că nu au acordat suficientă atenție caracteristicilor pedagogice unice ale educației timpurii. S-a constatat existența unor diferențe importante între educatori și învățători și faptul că est...
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Starea de bine este o percepție subiectivă a fiecăruia dinre noi și se află în relație cu calitatea vieții noastre. Este de asemenea un criteriu important în aprecierea capacității noastre adaptative, pentru că ne dă măsura înțelegerii posibilităților noastre, a propriei eficiențe personale în situații de viața. Starea de bine este legată, de aseme...
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Ultimii ani au deschis calea spre o nouă eră în tehnologie care a remodelat viața de zi cu zi, așa cum o cunoaștem, eliminând procesele depășite și dând naștere unor sectoare cu totul noi. Unele dintre conceptele din arealul cercetării în științele educației care au cunoscut o expansiune semnificativă sunt digitizarea, digitalizarea și transformare...
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Digitalization refers to the integration of digital technologies into daily lifestyle by digitizing everything that allows for digitization. In this paper, digitalization means computerization of systems for better ease and accessibility. Defining a digital psychological assessment methodology focused on how to gain more data out of individuals' re...
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Digital natives are wellknown multiplier vector factors that perform a massive impact on youth over the internet. Digital naratives usually have both positive and negative impact on individuals' wellbeing. Starting from the assumption that lack of emotional awareness in emotional regulation of youth in tensed digital environments can be predicted b...
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The need for a behavioural interview scoring strategy is a critical element in order to ensure an optimal organizational human capital. Behavioural interview based on storytelling approach is a technique through which career seekers are required to provide clear details of how they have handled such workloads in the past. The whole literature assum...
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In the Internet of Things era, or in the digitalization and mediatization of everything paradigm, where context awareness computing is on the rise, people are also facing a new challenge, that of being aware of the digital contexts, in all situations when surfing the internet's ocean of row information. The emerging social media context awareness c...
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One of the direct effect of current COVID-19 pandemic’ social distancing on an unspecified period of time urges us to compensate our lack of physical connection with our readiness in the online environments, especially social media platforms. Present research investigates to which extent the internet content awareness construct, difficulties in emo...
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Healthy development can be viewed as an important dimension of the general wellbeing index and can be based upon lifelong sustainable satisfaction. Young individuals can represent an important component for society and its development. The literature shows that increased levels of global life satisfaction (LS) can be associated with minimal levels...
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To tackle psychological sources of hate speech, our project Hate's Journey, financed by Erasmus+, 2018-2-ES02-KA205-011733 has designed an online questionnaire composed by some single item research questions, general data collection and tests regarding emotional regulation, internet content awareness and helping attitudes. The hypothesis of this re...
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In the present study, physical self-schema referred to the perceived body image youths have over their physical appearance. Using a two-item online questionnaire, the study analyzed the effect of physical self-schema acceptance on perceived severity of online aggressiveness in cyberbullying. Five hundred and seven students from Belgium, Spain, Roma...
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Rad D. Social Isolation, Towards a Monastic Epidemic. Psychol Psychology Res Int J 2020, 5(2):000237.
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The public digital outing refers to people creating and sharing personal information over the social media platforms. This specific digital outing behaviour is none of the less uniquely vulnerable to the negative effects of the digital public, triggering the individual's digital selfconfidence injuring, and negatively impacting individual’s digital...
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Nowadays the scientific literature on human values is focused on identifying a comprehensive set of values that help to explain individual differences in people’s attitudes and behaviors. The research investigation coordinated by Schwartz (2012) concluded on the structure of basic values recognized in all societies and identified how these values a...
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Statutul de țară membră a Uniunii Europene a adus pentru societatea românească o serie de modificări mai mult sau mai puțin integrate de populația largă. Accesul larg la resurse materiale și informaționale, libertatea din sfera profesională, mobilitatea și accesul la alte sisteme profesionale și culturale, posibilitățile extinse de expresie individ...
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Digital well-being emerged as a postmodern concept describing the overflowing daily input of information and social networking options. The theoretical literature frameworks related to digital skills are not specifically considering some particular abilities needed for coping with daily interactions' overwhelming and currently depict two sides of t...
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Our research team has developed the project Keeping youth safe from Cyberbullying under Erasmus+, that aims to deeper understand the dynamics of cyberbullying in online environments among youth, to develop educational resources for professionals involved in youth activities in order to prevent these type behaviours, to develop youth skills to prote...
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Our study contributes with practical evidence to the theory of values reformed by Schwartz in 2012, according to which values are arrayed on a circular motivational continuum in dynamic relationships. This study demonstrates intraclasses dynamic relationships at the individual between daring as an openness value and ambition and competition as self...
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Once upon a time, social media notifications’ pressure indulged adding all friends request, even if the persons knew each other in real life or not. Nowadays, youth online behaviour tends to be more critical and selective with social media profiles and online identities. Coming out of the closet, or shortly coming out, represents a metaphor for LGB...
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The paradigm of basic human values implies shared universal values that are encountered in cultures all over the world. The theory of values designed by Schwartz has refined the pool of 19 basic individual values representing principles in individuals and group, further describing the inter-class dynamic relationships among them. Some of the practi...