BC-Well Seminar 15.2.2024

BC-Well seminars strengthen the profiling area "BC-Well - Behaviour change, health, and well-being across the lifespan", and facilitate interaction between researchers from different disciplines.

Welcome to BC-Well seminar on Thursday February 15th 2024 at 14:00-16:00. The seminar is organized on-site in Liikunta-Building lecture room L302. Virpi-Liisa Kykyri, Associate Professor at JYU, will be the chair for this seminar. The seminar focuses on difficulties in interaction, and the speakers and topics for this event are:

  • Melisa Stevanovic, Associate Professor in Social Psychology (tenure track), Tampere University: Telling a supervisor about experiences of belittling: Problems of documentation, tellability, and failed authority
  • Petra Nyman-Salonen, Special Psychologist on the field of Psychotherapy, University of Jyväskylä: Movement synchrony in couple therapy - does less movement synchrony mean difficulties in the interaction?


Find out more about the event speakers below:

lisa Stevanovic (SocSciD, docent in sociology) is associate professor in social psychology (tenure track) in the Faculty of Social Sciences at  Tampere University. She has investigated power, authority, participation, and joint decision-making in both naturally occurring settings, such as work meetings, mental health rehabilitation, teaching, and social and health care service development, and experimental settings, including encounters with participants with various clinical conditions. Currently she leads an Academy-of-Finland funded project on the ways in which people account for their problematic interactional experiences.

Petra Nyman-Salonen
is working as a post-doctoral researcher investigating nonverbal synchrony of body postures and movements between participants in couple therapy. She works on the Relational Mind couple therapy data set, which has been collected at the University of Jyväskylä at the department of Psychology. She is affiliated with the Department of Philosophy and working as a part of the research team "Experiential Demarcation: Multidisciplinary Inquiries into the Affective Foundations of Interaction", in which different research perspectives (philosophy, arts, psychology) have been used to study demarcation during interaction.