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Laura Dryjanska

Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Ph.D., Sapienza University of Rome
  • M.A., University of Warsaw
  • B.A., Global University
  • B.A., Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja

CV Document (PDF)

Laura Dryjanska obtained a European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication in the field of social psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) in 2012. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Sapienza University of Rome and is currently an assistant professor for Rosemead School of Psychology. Her research interests include social representations applied to diverse fields: migration, human trafficking, intergenerational solidarity, ageing, place-identity, and organizational psychology. Dr. Dryjanska is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Polish (her mother tongue).

Dr. Dryjanska belongs to INTERFASOL, the European interdisciplinary network of scientists funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), action IS1311, dedicated to intergenerational family solidarity across Europe. She is also a member of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). As a result of her interest in human trafficking, Dr. Dryjanska recently served as the Coordinator for Italy of the Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery; among other engagements, she represented this organization during the Working Group on “Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery” organized in 2013 by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and of the Social Sciences (Final Statement).

Affiliations

Since 2017 – Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Since 2015 – Member of the Sapienza Supervisory Board of the European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication

Since 2015 – Member of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Since 2014 – Member of the Working Group 4 “Informing key stakeholders” of the European Concerted Research Action designated as COST Action IS1311: Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe (INTERFASOL)

Since 2013 – Lecturer of the Interior Ministry School of Administration of the Republic of Italy

Since 2013 – Coordinator for Italy (until 2017) of the Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery

Since 2013 – Member of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)

Since 2013 – Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Since 2012 – Member of Rotary International (Rotary Club Roma Centenario), Club President in 2016-2017

Publications

de Rosa, A.S., & Dryjanska, L. (2017). Visiting Warsaw for the first time: imagined and experienced urban places. International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 11(3), 321-340.

de Rosa, A.S., Bocci, E., & Dryjanska, L. (2017). Social representations of the European capitals and destination e-branding via multi-channel web communication. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2017.05.004

Dryjanska, L. (2017). An organizational scandal in psychology: social representations of Hoffman Report in Europe. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26(4), 613-627. T&F Online

Dryjanska, L., Aiello, S., & Giua, M. (2017). Social representations, ageing and memory: a holistic approach to cognitive assessment. Ageing and Society, 37(4), 804-822. Cambridge.org

Dryjanska, L. (2016). Industrial-Organizational Psychology in Poland: Past and Current Trends. Organizational Psychology, 6(4), 8-13.

Dryjanska, L., & Giua, R. (2016). Solidarieta’ intergenerazionale: Universo Argento. Saarbrucken, Germany: Edizioni Accademiche Italiane.

Dryjanska, L. (2016). Lo stigma della vita d’argento. In L. Dryjanska & R. Giua, Solidarieta’ intergenerazionale: Universo Argento (pp. 169-184). Saarbrucken, Germany: Edizioni Accademiche Italiane.

Dryjanska, L., & Giua, M. (2016). Diversified path to the psychological career: Europe vs. USA. International Psychology Bulletin, 20(2), 51-56.

Dryjanska, L. (2015). Le nuove schiavitù e il traffico umano. In G. Pacifici, Le maschere del male: Una sociologia (pp. 152-170). Milan, Italy: FrancoAngeli.

Dryjanska, L. (2015). Organizational Psychology. Rome, Italy: Aracne Editrice.

Dryjanska, L. (2015). Book Review: Drug mules: Women in the international cocaine trade. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(1), 134-135, DOI: 10.1177/0361684314557249.

Dryjanska, L., & Giua, R. (2015). Solidarieta’ intergenerazionale: bambini nell’ombra. Saarbrucken, Germany: Edizioni Accademiche Italiane.

Dryjanska, L. (2015). Solidarieta’ intergenerazionale verso i bambini nell’ombra. In L. Dryjanska & R. Giua, Solidarieta’ intergenerazionale: bambini nell’ombra (pp. 89-107). Saarbrucken, Germany: Edizioni Accademiche Italiane.

Dryjanska, L. (2014). A social psychological approach to cultural heritage: memories of the elderly inhabitants of Rome. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 10(1), 38-56. DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2014.940960.

Dryjanska, L. (2014). Thematic Review: Negotiating Identities of Street Children. Papers on Social Representations, 23. London: London School of Economics.

Dryjanska, L. (2014). Sociology of Delhi. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18(2), 234-238, DOI: 10.1080/13604813.2014.896657.

Dryjanska, L. (2014). Review of Social Representations in the “Social Arena”. The Journal of Social Psychology, 154(3), 264-267, DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2014.892367.

Dryjanska, L. (2014). Geotourism Potential of the Islands of the Western Mediterranean: Case Study of Elba Island. European Journal of Tourism Research, 7(1), 127-139. International University College.

Dryjanska, L. (2013). Cultural Heritage Represented in Memories of the Elderly Inhabitants. In L. Marchegiani, Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Cultural Heritage Management (pp. 383-392). Rome, Italy: Aracne Editrice.

Dryjanska, L. (2013). Turismo accessibile a Viterbo (The Challenge of the Total Quality of Life in Viterbo), Turismo e Psicologia, 1, 31-45. Padova: Associazione Ricerche Interdisciplinari Psicologia del Turismo.

Dryjanska, L. (2013). The Magnetic Attraction of Rome. Humanities and Social Sciences Review, 2(1), 301-309. International Journal of Arts and Sciences: Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Dryjanska, L. (2012). Representations and identities of Warsaw: A journey from the past, into the present, toward the future… PhD Thesis, presented on July 11, 2012 in Rome, Italy, catalogued by the Library of Senate of the Republic of Italy.

Dryjanska, L. (2011). Social representations of Smolensk, April 10, 2010, in Poland and in Italy. Papers on Social Representations, 20(2), 41.1-41.35. London: London School of Economics.


Note: this is only a select list of publications by this faculty member. For a complete list, please see their CV Document.

Presentations

Dryjanska, L. (2017). Activating Psychologists in Europe. Symposium co-chaired by Patrick DeLeon and Joanna R. Sells, “Activating Psychologists - Advocacy in Science, Education and Practice”. APA 2017 Annual Convention. August 3-6. Washington, D.C., United States: Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., & Bocci, E. (2017). Place-identity and urban tourism: a galaxy of social representations of places in capital cities. Changing Cities III: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic Dimensions, hosted by the Laboratory of Urban Morphology & Design, Department of Planning & Regional Development School of Engineering, University of Thessaly Volos, Greece, in collaboration with the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering University of the Aegean Syros, Greece. June 26-30. Syros - Delos - Mykonos Islands, Greece.

de Rosa, A.S., Kukharava, M., Dryjanska, L., & Bocci, E. (2017). Genesis and development of the narrative paradigmatic approach to social representations in more than 50 years of the development of the theory. Narrative Conference 2017, hosted by the University of Kentucky. March 23-26. Lexington KY, United States.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., & Bocci, E. (2017). Profiling authors based on their participation in academic social networks. In 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED) 2017 Proceedings, (pp. 1061-1072). March 7-8. Madrid, Spain: INTED Publications.

Dryjanska, L., & Giua, R. (2016). Prevenire il declino cognitivo per non perdere il ricordo del patrimonio storico-culturale. In Gli Atti del III Convegno Nazionale dell’Associazione Italiana per gli Studi sulla Qualita della Vita (p. 2). December 8-10. Florence, Italy: Centro Studi CISL.

Ramazanova, A., de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., & Latini, M. (2016). Social representation faced with science and technological development, its regulatory policies and impact on education. In Proceedings of International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI) 2016 Conference: “Transforming Education, Transforming Lives” (pp. 8306-8316). November 14-16. Seville, Spain.

de Rosa, A.S., Bocci, E., Dryjanska, L., & Latini, M. (2016). Verbal-, Textual-, Image- Traditional and New Media- based methodologies adopted for the study of social representations. In Proceedings of The Seventh Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication (pp. XX). October 27-29. Kobe, Japan: International Academic Forum.

de Rosa, A.S., Miguel Aguilar, C., & Dryjanska, L. (2016). Salud y Comunidad: Análisis meta-teórico de la literatura inspirada por la Teoría de las Representaciones Sociales. In Proceedings of the II Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Científica Española de Psicología y XIII Congreso Nacional de Psicología Social. October 20-22. Elche (Alicante), Spain: Centro de Congresos de Elche.

de Rosa, A.S., Ramazanova, A., & Dryjanska, L. (2016). Cultural dynamics of Education, Science and Social Representations in the worldwide research landscape and contemporary media scenario. In Proceedings of the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference: Enhancing European Higher Education 'Opportunities and impact of new modes of teaching' (pp. 18-33). October 19-21. Rome, Italy: Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., Bocci, E., Arhiri, L., De Madaria, B. , Forte, T., Gherman, M.A., Panzaru, G.M., & Ramazanova, A. (2016). Symposium coordinated by A.S. de Rosa “Per un’analisi meta-teorica della produzione scientifica sulle rappresentazioni sociali nel mondo: approcci paradigmatici, ancoraggi geo-culturali e orientamenti tematici”. In Atti del Congresso Nazionale A.I.P. della Sezione di Psicologia Sociale (p. 9). September 17-19. Naples, Italy: University of Naples Federico II.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., Ramazanova, A., De Madaria, B., Panzaru, M. G., Miguel Aguilar, C., Berardi, F., Santos, T., Bocci, E., Latini, M. (2016). The attractiveness of the social representation theory for various disciplinary, thematic domains and topics characterized by differently shared Social Representations. Contribution to the round table “Serge Moscovici’s supra-disciplinary power of thinking" organised by Annamaria Silvana de Rosa. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Social Representations (p. 348). September 14-17. Marseille, France: Palais du Pharo.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., Guraliuc, I., Gjorgjioska, M.A., Kukharava, M., Arhiri, L., Pastorino, A., Tomicic, A., Gherman, M. A., Forte, T. (2016). The generativity of the social representations theory for multiple paradigmatic approaches along different decades and across various geo-cultural contexts-continents. Contribution to the round table “Serge Moscovici’s supra-disciplinary power of thinking" organised by Annamaria Silvana de Rosa. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Social Representations (p. 347). September 14-17. Marseille, France: Palais du Pharo.

Dryjanska, L., & Giua, M. (2016). Hoffman Report: A public affair, but for whom? APA 2016 Annual Convention. August 4-7. Denver, United States of America: Colorado Convention Center.

de Rosa, A.S., Berardi, F., & Dryjanska, L. (2016). What works, when works? Exploring the current state about method biases in Social Representations and Politics literature when choosing a journal to submit a manuscript. The 39th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology “The Good Society: Prospects for Reason, Communication, and Well-Being”. July 13-16. Warsaw, Poland: University of Warsaw.

de Rosa, A.S. Berardi, F., Dryjanska, L., Bocci, E., & Latini, M. (2016). What is known in the process of knowing? Exploring the global dissemination of the Social Representations Theory in the thematic field of “Politics, Multidimensional identities, intergroup relations, social movements and active minorities”. The 39th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology “The Good Society: Prospects for Reason, Communication, and Well-Being”, July 13-16. Warsaw, Poland: University of Warsaw.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., Bocci, E., & Borelli, F. (2016). The role of academic social networking in the dissemination of the social representations literature. In Proceedings of INTED2016 Conference, (pp. 1051-1060). March 7-9. Valencia, Spain: IATED.

Dryjanska, L. (2015). Child slavery and violence against women. Round table on anti-human trafficking organizations in Italy, organized by the Salvation Army Italy. November 25. Rome, Italy: Aleph Conference Center.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., & Bocci, E. (2015). Geo-Mapping the Global Dissemination of the Social Representations Theory: Paradigmatic, Geo-cultural and Thematic Focuses. In M. E. Batista Moura, A. M. Silva Arruda and L. F. Rangel Tura (Eds.) Anais da IX Jornada Internacional sobre Representações Sociais JIRS e VII Conferência Brasileira sobre Representações Sociais (pp. 413). November 24-27. Teresina, Brazil: Centro Universitario UNINOVAFAPI.

de Rosa, A.S., Forte, T., & Dryjanska, L. (2015). Geo-mapping the evolution of the social representations theory: the Latin American scenario. In M. E. Batista Moura, A. M. Silva Arruda and L. F. Rangel Tura (Eds.) Anais da IX Jornada Internacional sobre Representações Sociais JIRS e VII Conferência Brasileira sobre Representações Sociais (pp. 412). November 24-27. Teresina, Brazil: Centro Universitario UNINOVAFAPI.

de Rosa, A.S., Arhiri, L., & Dryjanska, L. (2015). El desarrollo y difusión de la Teoria de las Representaciones Sociales desde un Enfoque Paradigmático Antropológico. III National Research Symposium on Social Representations (Renirs-Cemers): Citizenship, conflict and social change. October 28-29. Xalapa Veracruz, Mexico: Universidad Veracruzana.

de Rosa, A.S., Guraliuc, I., & Dryjanska, L. (2015). Do Social Representations orient Practices or Practices orient Social Representations? The Relevance of Applied Societal Dimension In The Structural Approach to Social Representations. 6th International Conference on Applied Psychology “Prolific intersections between theory and practice”. October 22-24. Iași, Romania: University of Iași.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., & Bocci, E. (2015). Chi lavora con chi, su che cosa e dove? Network analisi e Geo-Mapping delle collaborazioni inter-istituzionali tra ricercatori in diversi paesi e continenti per una epidemiologia della produzione scientifica sulle rappresentazioni sociali nel mondo. In symposium by Ida Galli, Le rappresentazioni del sociale. National Congress of the Italian Psychological Association, Division of Social Psychology. September 17-19. Palermo, Italy.

de Rosa, A.S., Dryjanska, L., & Panzaru, M. (2015). The Worldwide Diffusion of the Social Representations Theory in the Thematic Field of “Economics, Advertising, Marketing and Organisational Context”. 2015 IAREP-SABE-ICABEEP Joint Conference “Psychology and Economics: Together for a better life”. September 3-6. Sibiu, Romania: Biblioteca Centrală Universitară "Lucian Blaga".

Dryjanska, L., & Giua, M. (2015). Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking in Europe. APA 2015 Annual Convention. August 6-9. Toronto, Canada: Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Dryjanska, L. (2015). Sustainability, Environment, and Gender From a European Perspective. APA 2015 Annual Convention. August 6-9. Toronto, Canada: Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Giua, M., & Dryjanska, L. (2015). European Psychologists: Not a Very United Diversity. APA 2015 Annual Convention. August 6-9. Toronto, Canada: Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

de Rosa, A.S., Negura, L., & Dryjanska, L. (2015). Women in sciences: Enhancing their international training and career prospects through an innovative, networked triple “I” doctoral program. International Summit – APA Division 35: “From International to Transnational: Transforming the Psychology of Women”. August 4-5. Toronto, Canada: Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto-Harbourfront.

Dryjanska, L. (2015). How a documentary can raise awareness about human trafficking: fighting objectification of women in sex industry. EASP Small group meeting “Objectification: Seeing and treating other people as objects”. June 11-13. Rovereto, Italy: University of Trento.


Note: this is only a select list of presentations by this faculty member.

For a complete list, please see their CV Document.

Research Interests

  • social representations applied to diverse fields: migration, human trafficking, intergenerational solidarity, ageing, place-identity and organizational psychology.
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