Contributions held at scientific conferences (a selection)
(for invited lectures see heading below)



Pécs, 2019: Overcoming grave misunderstanding when different cultures meet
(European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) Network Conference: Living and Learning in Diverse Communities)

Sopron, 2019: How school can foster creativity and cooperation between cultures
(2nd Erasmus+ Conference and International Week on Early Childhood Education)

Cracow, 2018: Fear of getting old? Healthy and active aging
(2nd Nationwide Polish Scientific Conference for Healthy and Active Aging at the Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego)

Sopron, 2018: (Pre-) School climate and the joy of discovery
(Conference on pre-school at the Faculty of Education of the University of Sopron)

Pécs, 2018: A szerelem jövője
[The future of love]

(TEDx talk)

Cracow, 2017: Value-based synergy in a globalized world - How can school prepare for cooperation with extremely different cultures?
(International Scientific Conference "Synergy of Educational Environments - Social Contexts of Education")

Cracow, 2017: Hardly visible and depicted as a good-for-nothing. Seniors' negative media presence and the dangerous dynamics of a self-fulfilling prophesy
("Seniors in Social and Media Space" First International Scientific Conferende of the Visegrád Group Countries)

Budapest, 2017: Tanulni-tanulni-tanulni. Állatkísérletek a pszichológiában
[Experiments with animals in psychology]

("Versatility of an Ethical Human-Animal-Relationship" Third Conference of the Hungarian Society for Animal Protection and -Welfare at the Veterinary University)

Budapest, 2016: Intercultural understanding and cultural diversity - Educating global citizens
(WCCI 17th World Conference in Education)

Hollabrunn, 2015: Education for tolerance - Mastering global challenges
(SCHOLA 2015, Pedagogical University of Lower Austria)

Debrecen, 2014: Erziehung zum lebenswerten Stammesleben in Globalien…- Emotionale Intelligenz in der Erwachsenenbildung
[Educating the citizens of Globalia for a tribal life worth living… - Emotional intelligence in adult education]

(12th Symposium „The history of adult education in Central Europe“)

Pécs, 2014: Szabadság vagy szerelem? A szingli-lét boldog(talan)ságáról.
Freedom or love? The (un-)happiness of single life]
19th Psy-esta-Conference of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Pécs)

Sarajevo, 2013: The resurrection of democracy in the Baltic States
(24th Annual Conference of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM))

Klausenburg, 2013: Hatékony tanulás – versenyképes tudás
[Effective learning - competitive knowledge]
(Conference for Educational Science at the Babas-Bolyai University)

Pécs, 2012: Cognitive networks in social research
(Opening lecture at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Szentágothai Research Centre)

Budapest, 2011: A tolerancia pedagógiai pszichológiai alapjairól
[How educational psychology may contribute towards tolerance]
(11th National Conference on Educational Science)

Dubrovnik, 2011: Bologna baloney – University, an independent stronghold of free thinking since the Middle Ages, is in danger
(22nd annual conference of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM))

Bursa, 2009: Who is to blame? – Alleged causes and cures for the tension between Hungarians and Gypsies.
(20th annual conference of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM))

Baku, 2008: Educating citizens for the global challenge
(19th annual conference of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM))

Potsdam, 2000: Partnerwahlstrategien - ihre Herkunft und Zukunft
[Strategies of mate selection - history and future]
(Homo - our history and future. 4th Congress of the Society for Anthropology, GfA)

Andechs, 1999: Erziehung als Universalie - interdisziplinäre Annäherungen
[Universal aspects of education - An interdisciplinary approach]
(Annual meeting of the Society of Anthropology, Unit Anthropology and Education)

Düsseldorf, 1998: Von der Traumzeit zum aufgeweckten Schüler
[From the Dreamtime to pupils wide awake. Time in Education]
(Annual conference of the work group Educational Anthropology of the German Society for Educational Science)

Marburg, 1998: Jung, ledig sucht? - Die Welt der Singles
[White, single seeks - The world of singles] Chair of the work group Interpersonal Relationships
(40th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, -TeaP)

Hamburg, 1998: Schulleistung aus evolutionstheoretischer Sicht
[Evolutionary aspects of school achievement]
(16th Congress of the German Society for Educational Science)

Bressanone, 1997: Durch die Grenze von der Sowjetunion nach Rußland - wie kündigte sich der Zerfall im Ausdruck ehemaliger und Noch-Sowjetbürger an?
Across the border from the Soviet Union to Russia - How disintegration could be prognosticated from expressed behaviour of ex and still Soviet citizens]
(German Society for Art and Psychopathology of Expression, DGPPA)

Berlin, 1997: Das erste Mal: "Drehbücher" in unseren Köpfen zum ersten Rendezvous
[The first time: Scripts we have in our minds about a first date] Chair of the Study group "Gender differences"
(Conference of Experimental Psychologists, -TeaP)

Munich, 1996: Chair of the Study group "Odour-communication"
(Conference of the German Psychological Society, DGPs)

Vienna, 1996: Dating like in the African savannah: An evolutionary psychological contribution to human mating behaviour.
(International Society for Human Ethology, ISHE)

Eichstätt, 1996: Der Traumpartner: Evolutionspsychologie der geschlechtsspezifischen Bewertungskriterien für die Partnerwahl
[Evolutionary psychology of gender specific selection criteria in mate choice]
(Conference of Experimental Psychologists, -TeaP)

Bochum, 1995: Die hedonische Bewertung geschlechtsspezifischer Düfte bei Homo- und Heterosexuellen
[The hedonic evaluation of gender-specific odours through homo- and heterosexuals]
(Conference of Experimental Psychologists, -TeaP)

Osnabrück, 1992: Ein Wort vor der Liebe: Ein neuer Ansatz in der Sympathieforschung
[A word before love: A new paradigm to prognosticate congeniality]
(Conference of Experimental Psychologists, -TeaP)

Marburg, 1988: Was "lernen" Psychologen? - Einstellungsänderungen zu Neurose im Laufe des Studiums
[What do Psychologists "learn"? - Alterations in attitude towards neurosis in the course of studies]
(Conference of Experimental Psychologists, -TeaP)

Saarbrücken, 1986: Die subjektive Repräsentation Europas bei Ost-, West- und Nichteuropäern
[The subjective representation of Europe in East-, West- and non Europeans]
(Conference of Experimental Psychologists, -TeaP)


Invited lectures (a selection)


Pécs, 2021: SZAGpszichológiai gondolatok
[Stool - Remarks from the psychology of olfaction]
(Stool in Science and Art. Lecture series of the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology of the University of Pécs)

Pécs, 2020: Beavatás: Ami a nyugati ifjúság neveléséből hiányzik
[Initiation: The missing element in the upbringing of Western youth]
(Matthias Corvinus Collegium for the Gifted)

Pécs, 2019: Kairosz: Az idő szava
[Kairos: The quality of time]
(Ceremonial Address at the Official Opening of the Academic Year 2019-20 of the University of Pécs)

Budapest, 2019: Az agresszió pszichológiai alapjai
[Psychological basics of aggression]
(Conference: Interdependence of Animal Torture and Violence against Humans at the University for Veterinary Medicine Budapest)

Pécs, 2019: A fenntarthatóság és az ember természete
[Sustainability and Human Nature]
(Green University in the Knowledge Center of Pécs)

Budapest, 2018: Beavatás: Ami a nyugati ifjúság neveléséből hiányzik
[Initiation: What Western youth lack in their education]
(SHL Talent Measurement)

Baja, 2017: A szenior szerelem bölcsessége és bolondsága
[The psychology of senior love]
(University of the Third Age in Baja)

Pécs, 2017: Kommunikáció a kultúrák között
[Communication with different cultures]
(Senior Academy Pécs "For an Active Old Age")

Kaposvár, 2017: Ámor nyilának sosem késő. A szenior szerelem bölcsessége és bolondsága
[It is never too late for Amor's Arrow. Wisdom and sillyness of old-age love]
(Old-Age Educational Program of the University of Kaposvár)

Paks, 2016: FÉL-elem az öregedéstől? EGÉSZ-séges élet és természetes anti-ageing
[The fear of growing old. Healthy life and natural anti-ageing]
(Paks University of the Third Age)

Beregovo, 2016: Az igazi fenntarthatóság az ember természetével szemben is fenntartható elvárásokra épül!
[Real sustainability can only work if founded on expectations in accordance with human nature!]
(Keynote at the 12th Environmental Science Conference of the Carpathian Basin)

Berlin, 2016: Evolutionäre Ästhetik als bare Münze?
[Evolutionary aesthetics on face value?]
(Keynote at the Conference Evolutionary Aesthetics)

Pécs, 2016: Orrunknál fogva? - A csábító illatok pszichológiája.
[Led around by the nose? The psychology of seducing scents]
(Invitation to the DOK-Salon of the University of Pécs)

Budapest, 2015: FÉL-elem az öregedéstől? Testi-lelki EGÉSZ-ség és anti-ageing.
[Half-hearted of growing old? Holistic health of body and soul & anti-ageing]
(Beauty Forum Budapest)

Budapest, 2015: Kifizetődik-e a szépség?
[Does beauty pay?]

(Animi Conference for Beauty and Emotional Health)

Dargov, 2015: Successful management with the intelligence of the stone-age.
(Manazment podnikov - Management of companies 2015)

Pécs, 2014: Az aktív időskorért – A boldogság és az anti-aging pszichológiája.
[An active life for seniour citizens – The psychology of happiness and Anti-Aging]
(University for Seniour Citizens of the City of Pécs)

Budapest, 2014: Szép testben ép lélek – Hogyan teheti a szépség pszichológiája a kozmetikus munkáját sikeresebbé?
[A healthy spirit in a beautiful body – How can the psychology of beauty help the work of the beauty trade?]
(Beauty Forum Conference)

Veszprém, 2014: Ámor nyilának sosem késő – Az időskori szerelem bölcsessége és bolondságai
[It is never too late for Amor’s arrow – Wisdom and sillyness of seniour citizens‘ falling in love]
(Veszprém’s University for the Wise (Seniour Citizens))

Pécs, 2013: Ha Ámor nyila célba ér
[When Amor's arrow hits the bull's eye]
(Open University, UnivTV)

Beregovo, 2013: Nigeria revisited – 40 years of social transit in one of Africa’s richest and poorest countries
(Transnational conference for the gifted)

Pécs, 2013: Lehet más a prezentáció - Az izgalmas előadás titkairól
[Presentations can be different - Some of the secrets of an exciting lecture]
(Szentágothai Science Circle)

Budapest, 2012: The psychology of falling in love
(Keynote Speaker at the Annual Conference of Psychologists Psynapsis)

Pécs, 2011: Motiváció a mentálhigiéné szolgálatában
[Motivation serving mental hygiene]
(Szentágothai Science Circle)

Pécs, 2011: Mielőtt tizenkettőt üt - a suhanc. Hogyan segít az érzelmi intelligencia úrrá lenni az erőszak fölött
[Before the JD strikes 12. How emotional intelligence can help master violence]
(Invited lecture at the Law School of the University of Pécs)

Pécs, 2011: Mikor figyel a diák? Egy kibernetikai modell és a valóság
[When will the student pay attention? A cybernetic model and reality]
(Annual conference of the Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Pécs, 2010: Kultúrák keveredése Dél-Afrikától Dél-Tirolig és Németországtól Nagy-Britanniáig
[Confronting cultures from South Africa to South Tyrol and from Germany to Great Britain]
(Conference Cultural Reality and the European Cultural Capital 2010)

Chemnitz, 2010: Wer ist schuld? – Vermeintliche Gründe und Lösungen für die Spannungen zwischen Ungarn und Zigeunern
[Who is to blame? – Alleged causes and cures for the tension between Hungarians and Gypsies]
(Invited lecture at the Institute of Intercultural Communication of the University of Chemnitz)

Pécs, 2010: Beavatás és újjászületés - Felkészítés a felnőtt- és az örök életre
[Initiated and born again - Getting prepared for adult and eternal life]
(The values of culture - Celebration Lectures in Europe's Cultural Capital 2010)

Pécs, 2008: A négy elem az európai gondolkodásban
[The four Elements in Western schools of thought]
(Symposium of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Berlin, 2005: Ein Sozialwissenschaftler als Augenzeuge im besetzten Irak
[A social scientist as eyewitness in occupied Iraq]
(Presentation and discussion held at the public theatre Urania)

Berlin, 2004: Depression Bewältigen
[Understanding and overcoming depression]
(Presentation and discussion held at the public theatre Urania)

Budapest, 2004: Az agyirányítás-hadművelet. Reklám és szuggesztió.
[Operation Mind Control]
(Invited speaker at the Hungarian Academy of Arts, Budapest)

Berlin, 2003: Mode als Kommunikationsmittel
[Fashion as a means of communication]
(Presentation and discussion held at the public theatre Urania)

Passau, 2002: Identität und Integration.
[Identity and integration]
(Invited speaker at the moral theological meeting "No time to lose. Man on the hunt for his identity")

Hildesheim, 2001: "All men are created equal" - Psychologische Aspekte der Geschlechtlichkeit des Menschen.
[Psychological aspects of human gender]
(Invited speaker at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Hildesheim)

Frankfurt am Main, 2001: Moderne Methoden im Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz
[Modern methods in work and health protection]
(Conference in the Chamber of Industry and Trade, IHK)

Koblenz, 2001: Ist Liebe Frauensache?
[Is loving a woman's domain?]
(Public lecture in co-operation with Senate's Committee for Gender Issues at the University of Koblenz-Landau)

Matrei, 2000: Die Welt in unseren Köpfen - Die Kunst kognitiven Kartierens
[Maps in minds - The art of cognitive mapping]
(Orientation - Matrei Conference on Interdisciplinary Cultural Research)

Karlsruhe, 2000: Emotionale Intelligenz - ein Muss für erfolgreiche Führungskräfte
[Emotional intelligence - a must for successful managers]
(Modern methods in company health management Conference in the Europahalle)

Vienna, 2000: Zwischen Automat und Autarkie: Menschenbilder in den Sozialwissenschaften zum Aufbruch des neuen Jahrtausends
[Automat to autarky: Mankind perceived in the social sciences at the verge of the new millennium]
(Kochholzer Society for Philosophy

Hildesheim, 2000: Fühlen Frauen anders? Über die phylogenetischen Wurzeln der kognitiven Strategien der Partnerwahl
[Do women feel differently?]
(Public lecture organised by the University's Female Interests' Officer: Do women feel differently?)

Karlsruhe, 2000: Erfolg im Unternehmen mit der Intelligenz der Steinzeit
[Global corporate success based on the intelligence of the stone age]
(Lecture and discussion at the Medical and Technical Directors' Meeting of the IAS Institute of Work and Social Hygiene Foundation)

Matrei, 1999: Der Bedeutungswandel des deutschen Michel
[Development of the meaning of the German "Michel"]
(Cultural development - Matrei Conference on Interdisciplinary Cultural Research)

Passau, 1999: Förderung der emotionalen Intelligenz.
[Developing emotional intelligence]
(Catholic Academy of Bavaria)

Schliersee, 1999: Evolution - aus der Vergangenheit für die Zukunft. Ihr Beitrag zu einem humaneren Miteinander in der globalisierten Massengesellschaft
[Evolution - out of the past for the future. A contribution towards more human co-operation in a global mass society]
(Responsible organiser of the conference on behalf of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, opening lecture Educational goal: Promoting the intelligence of the stone age)

Hamburg, 1999: Globalisierung und soziale Bindung: Was die Gruppengröße mit der Evolution der Kommunikation zu tun hat
[Social bonding in a global age: How group size is related to the evolution of communication]
(Conference on Universalistic Moral and Education for Global Citizens. The Challenge of Globalisation Tackled by Modern Evolutionary Research)

Matrei, 1998: Relikte aus dem steinzeitlichen Stammesleben unter den Bedingungen der Postmoderne: Klatsch & Tratsch.
[Relics of tribal life in the East African Savannah under the conditions of post modern society]
(Matrei Conference on Interdisciplinary Cultural Research)

Altenberg / Vienna, 1997: Abenteuer Heiratsmarkt: Die stammesgeschichtlichen Wurzeln der Kommunikation in Partnerschaften
[Making the mate market: The evolutionary roots of communication in relationships]
(Presentation and discussion at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolutionary and Cognitive Research)

Passau, 1997: IQ - EQ: Pädagogische und psychologische Aspekte eines Paradigmenwandels IQ - EQ:
[IQ - EQ: Educational and psychological aspects of the change of a paradigm]
(Invited lecture and discussion held at the University of Passau)

Quito, 1997: Entre la Filosofia, la Medicina y las Ciencias Exactas - Qué es la Sicologia?
[Between philosophy, medicine and the exact sciences - What is Psychology?]
(Presentation and discussion held in the Aula of the Central University of Ecuador)

Hatfield, 1996: Genes and memes: An experiment to predict congeniality
(Presentation and discussion at the University of Hertfordshire)