The year 2008 marked a more visible and significant orientation of the scientific research activity of the teaching staff in the faculty and in each department, by frequent reporting to the reference points of the European higher education framework and area, to the requirements / standards of the fields in which the graduates of the faculty, In the conditions of sustainable competitiveness and exploitation of research results, of the knowledge-based economy. The research strategy of the faculty wanted to be a modern, effective and efficient one, developed both in the short term (yearly) and the medium (4 years) and long (2008-2016).
In elaborating the final form of the Research Strategy 2008-2012 of the Faculty of Psychology, the values and support points provided by the leadership of Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest were respected. The following fields / faculties of study were crystallized:
  • The academic values ​​of Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest, the mission, the vision and the strategic operational plan of the faculty;
  • The education and training reform directions, both formal and non-formal, with application to the areas where the graduates are employed, as also provided for in the National Development Strategies for the next period;
  • The priorities of European research areas in the social sciences and humanities as well as the main pillars of funding;
  • The experience of teaching staff in the faculty, which allows for the reconstruction of a modern and effective pedagogy of higher education, based on strategic management and quality, in the requirements of the future society based on knowledge and competitiveness;
  • The involvement of all teachers and students of the older years in master and mid-term research programs as well as future research networks (laboratories, mixed teams, centers of excellence) with significant impact on performance Academic and, at the same time, educational and social realities;
  • The professional research interests of the teaching staff have been linked both to the sphere of personal project development, to the specialization area, and to the modernization of the themes of newly introduced or rethought courses from the perspective of the Bologna process;
  • More and more visible research and research enrollment in the area of ​​international recognition;
  • Creating more relevant, more offensive and more persuasive journalistic remodeling of the faculty image and impact in the academic environment in the context of comparability with other similar institutions in the country;
  • The progressive, still less effective, transfer of research results from the theoretical area to the values ​​of the application, in particular towards increasing the real institutional capacity (eg the organization and functioning of centers of excellence, resource centers) to the operational area of ​​the research activity In interdisciplinary teams, to the establishment of institutional research networks in the field, at national and / or international level);
  • Investment in the professional development of young teachers from the perspective of refining research potential (research internships, scholarships for masters studies), widening the offer of cooperation on the market of research actors, developing human resource absorption capacity, generating, applying and Dissemination of psycho-pedagogical research results, etc.



The main evidence for the strategic reorientation of research is given by the particular increase in the share of programs / projects carried out in a national context based on competition, with particular relevance to the sustainable valorisation of research results and the reform of the fields related to the faculty profile (education, Higher education, integrated education, equal opportunities, child rights protection). Thus, in 2009, the teachers from the two departments intend to participate in competitions organized at national level and within the programs of the European Union, including in the framework of the CEEX Excellence Research Program.


  1. Application of educational software in socio-human sciences, associate professor Tănase Viorel – responsible; Professor PhD Paraschiv Titi; Associate Professor Odette Dimitriu; University doctor Petru Craiovan; Lecturer Corina Bogdan, general manager, Cătălin Aramă; Coordinator / partner: Faculty of Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University / Data Soft Galati.
  2. Contributions of the Romanian Diaspora in World Psychosocial Research, Scientific Session with International Participation, Associate Professor Tănase Viorel – Responsible; Associate Professor Odette Dimitriu; Lecturer doctor Petru Craiovan; Lecturer Corina Bogdan; Coordinator / partner: Faculty of Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University.
  3. Work-family interference in the globalist society, university lecturer. Petru Craiovan – responsible; Associate Professor Tănase Viorel; Associate Professor Mihai Puiu; Associate Professor Odette Dimitriu; Lecturer Corina Bogdan, student Bogdan Mănoiu; Coordinator / partner: Faculty of Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University.
  4. Identifying a Behavioral Model of Managerial Educational Leadership of Young People in Romania. Comparative Study England-Cyprus-Romania, PhD Associate Professor Mihai Puiu – Responsible; Professor Yannakis Simona; Associate professor Georgeta Mihai; Coordinator / partner: Faculty of Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University.
  5. Elaboration of recruitment and training strategies in the field of energy, associate professor Tănase Viorel – responsible; Lecturer doctor Petru Craiovan; Associate Professor Odette Dimitriu; Lecturer Corina Bogdan / general manager – professor Paraschiv Titi; Coordinator / partner: Faculty of Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University / Electrica Serv S.A ..
  6. Quantitative-qualitative study on psychotherapy services in Romania, associate professor Odette Dimitriu – responsible; Professor Irina Holdevici; Professor Mirela Manea; Lecturer Valentina Neacsu; Coordinator / partner: Faculty of Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University.
  7. Development of Logical Reasoning Tests, Ph.D. professor Petre Bieltz – responsible; Assistant Professor Marius Dobre; Coordinator / partner: CSM Romania / LSAC – New Jersey, USA / Titu Maiorescu University.
  8. Continuous professional training course of physicians in the field of applied medical research and evidence-based medicine, PhD associate professor Margareta Dincă – responsible; Assistant Professor Ioana Panc; Assistant professor Teofil Panc; Coordinator / partner: Faculty of Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University.
  9. Developing interdisciplinary academic research in order to increase the international universities’ competitiveness in Romania; Professor Mirela Manea – responsible; Coordinator / partner: “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy / Titu Maiorescu University.



Publications include, in various forms (books, articles, studies, etc.), results of fundamental and applied research carried out individually and collectively. These publications are a prerequisite for the effective development of the entire education process within the departments, as well as the training and improvement of the specialists in the field.
  1. Surdu, Al. (2007),Pentadic Philosophy I, The Problem of Transcendence, Romanian Academy Publishing House, Bucharest;
  2. Surdu, Al. (2008), Theory of Logical-Classical Forms, Technical Publishing House, Bucharest;
  3. Surdu, Al. (2008), Logical-philosophical research, Technical Publishing House, Bucharest;
  4. Paraschiv, T.; Tănase, V. (2007), Social statistics, Canphys Publishing House, Râmnicu-Vâlcea;
  5. Paraschiv, T.; Tănase, V. (2008), Theory of Information Systems, Academia Publishing House, Bucharest;
  6. Aniţei, M. (2007)Experimental psychology, Polirom Publishing House, Iaşi;
  7. Aniţei, M. (2007), History of Psychology, Psihomedia Publishing House, Sibiu;
  8. Holdevici, I. (2007),The strategies of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, Dual Tech Publishing House, Bucharest, 2007;
  9. Holdevici, Irina.; Neacşu, Valentina. (2008), Psychotherapy and psychological counseling systems, Kullusys Publishing House, Bucharest;
  10. Cristea, D. (2009), Social Psychology Treaty, vol. 1 and volume 2, ProTransilvania Publishing House, Bucharest;
  11. Manea, Mirela; Patrichi, B.; Manea, T. (2007), Psychiatry, “Carol Davila” University Publishing House, Bucharest;
  12. Manea, Mirela (2008), Psychiatry and psychopathology for psychologists, Titu Maiorescu Publishing House, Bucharest;
  13. Puiu, M. (2008), Smart Management, 2nd edition, Titu Maiorescu Publishing House, Bucharest;
  14. Dimitriu, Odette (2009), Therapeutic Communication, Titu Maiorescu Publishing House, Bucharest;
  15. Dincă, Margareta, Iliescu, D. (2007), Learning Style Questionnaire, Test Central Publishing /Odiseea  Cluj;
  16. Dincă, Margareta; Iliescu, D.; Panc, I. (2008), Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, Test Central Publishing / Odiseea, Cluj;
  17. Dincă, Margareta (2007), Hospital Communication in “Hospital Management for Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs”, Hpress Publishing House, Bucharest;
  18. Craiovan, P. (2007), Psycho-sociology of organizational communication, Titu Maiorescu Publishing House, Bucharest;
  19. Craiovan, P. (2008), Psychology of Work and Human Resources, Renaissance Publishing House, Bucharest;
  20. Bogdan, Corina (2008), Psychodiagnosis Elements, Harvia Publishing House, Tulcea;
  21. Anghel, Elena;  Cucu-Ciuhan, G.; Ciucurel M.;  Vitalia, I., Raban-Motounu N.;  Ionescu C.; Vasile A.; Stan, A. (2008), “Experimental intervention in approaching disruptive disorders in child – diagnosis and psychotherapy“, University of Pitesti Publishing House;
  22. Crăciun, Eftihiţa (2008), Psycho-neurology, Renaissance Publishing House, Bucharest.



A special achievement of the Faculty of Psychology is the organization of the Scientific Communication Session with international participation held in May 2008. The session had a strong echo among the psychologists in Romania with the participation of 300 people.
The great number of themes and their diversity reflect the participants’ interest in the latest concepts, theories and methodologies of contemporary psychology. The organizers grouped the works into three sections:
1. Social psychology, organizational psychology and psychology of human resources;
2. Psychology of personality, educational psychology and psychodiagnosis;
3. Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The authors of the papers come from all levels of scientific life, from academics and university professors to masters and students. Thus, over 140 authors with 60 studies were selected.
We have proposed that this meeting should give psychologists from all theoretical and applied fields the chance to communicate and to know the latest concerns in the field both in Romania and in Europe. Our mission was that all the studies presented at this session should be of real use.
The session enjoyed remarkable international participation through the value, prestige and visibility of the guests:
  • Constantin Antonio CENTEA, UNIVERSITY DI ROMA, Italy

The session was chaired by Academician Alexandru SURDU, and the SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE of the session was composed of:
  • Professor Dr.. Dumitru GHEORGHIU
  • Professor Dr. Irina HOLDEVICI
  • Professor Dr. Dumitru CRISTEA
  • Professor Dr. Vasile Dem ZAMFIRESCU
  • Professor Dr. Titi PARASCHIV
  • Associate professor, PhD Viorel Iulian TĂNASE
  • Lecturer doctor Mihai Petru CRAIOVAN
THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE of the Scientific Session was composed of:
  • Associate professor, PhD Viorel Iulian TĂNASE
  • Professor Dr. Titi PARASCHIV
  • Lecturer doctor Mihai Petru CRAIOVAN
  • Lecturer doctorand Corina BOGDAN
  • Lecturer doctor Elena ANGHEL
Professor Iosif R. URS, Rector of Titu Maiorescu University, stated in the Communication “Scientific research, a priority of Titu Maiorescu University” the following: “Scientific research at Titu Maiorescu University, Faculty of Psychology plays a leading role. In the nearly two decades of existence of our University, it was noted as an elite faculty that contributed and contributed to the good reputation of Titu Maiorescu University in the Romanian higher education area. The quality of education, faculty elite prodigious research activity, publications, national and international conferences are some of the elements of identity Faculty of Psychology, which recommends one of the first institutions in Romania with a good image in space Of European higher education. Intellectual potential of this institution, both the teachers and to the students, are for us a certainty that the Faculty of Psychology will develop further in a spirit of European requirements regarding the quality of education and scientific research. An Auspicious Development for Titu Maiorescu University and for its European becoming. “