Pre-conferences

21 August, 13:00 – 16:00

13:00 - 14:30Annotating images: two methods developed on children’s drawings of godsDr. Pierre-Yves Brandt, Dr. Christelle Cocco, Dr. Grégory Dessart
14:30 - 16:00From Research to Practice: Advances toward an Applied Psychology of Religion and SpiritualityDr. Kenneth I. Pargament

Annotating images: two methods developed on children’s drawings of gods

21 August, 13:00 - 14:30

Dr. Pierre-Yves Brandt, Dr. Christelle Cocco, Dr. Grégory Dessart

ISSRC/FTSR/University of Lausanne

This workshop will present two annotation methods used in the project “Drawings of gods” (http://ddd.unil.ch/) to analyse children’s drawings from various countries.

The first method makes use of an online tool for image annotation, which offers the possibility to identify objects/features as well as their surface position or occupancy with points or boxes, respectively: Gauntlet (http://d2d.vital-it.ch/#/).

The second method is a manual annotation employed to score sex markers of specified figures in drawings using external judges accounting for both dimensions and categories.

The workshop will begin with a quick overview of a sample of drawings taken from the present project. Then participants will be given the opportunity to test and challenge the above-mentioned methods on their own computer. Note that attendees should come along with their own laptop, and free Wi-Fi access will be provided by the Conference organisation.

After this collective exercise findings from our research group using those methods will be presented and interpreted. More specifically we will display ways of work out the occupancy and spatial distribution (over the image surface) of different types of drawn figures. In addition we will show how to compute the mass centre of  figures as well as provide an anthropomorphism rate of figures based on their type (god or non-god figures).

At the end time will be given for discussion.

Duration: 2 hours

Number of participants: max 20. For registration, please send your email to:
pierre-yves.brandt@unil.ch. First-come, first-served.

Participants must have their own computer with one of the following web browsers installed: Firefox or Chrome. And they must have checked on Wi-Fi connection in advance.

From Research to Practice: Advances toward an Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

21 August, 14:30 - 16:00

Dr. Kenneth I. Pargament

Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

This talk would be directed to both researchers and practitioners in the field.  More specifically, it would (a) describe the movement from research to practice as a “third wave” in our field; (b) discuss the factors that have made the integration of research and practice particularly challenging; (c) present a rationale for the integration of research and practice, and (d) review advances that have been made that highlight the promise and potential of an applied psychology of religion and spirituality.

There will be time for questions and discussions. No pre-registration.