|European Association of Social Psychology
June 12-14, 2013, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Organisers: Steve Reicher (St. Andrews University), Ewa Drozda-Senkowska (Paris Descartes), Bernd Simon (University of Kiel), Christian Staerklé (University of Lausanne), Chiara Volpato (Milan Bicocca)
From its inception, EASP was committed to developing a social psychology which embraces all of Europe, which includes all sections of society and which is open to multiple intellectual traditions. In many ways, the Association has made remarkable strides forward in all of these respects, but equally, it is undeniable that we are still far from perfect, for example in terms of geographical diversity, gender equality and scientific recognition of different intellectual and methodological traditions. Moreover, it is arguable that the current economic crisis may have detrimental effects on our discipline. Funding cuts may affect the periphery more than affluent centres and increased competition privilege traditionally valued forms of research.
This small group meeting addresses these issues. It will have three aims: (1) to clarify the current state of affairs as concerns diversity in EASP; (2) to analyse the source of the problems; (3) to develop concrete plans for changes in the Association. The meeting will be structured in workshop format in order to maximize discussion and ensure that concrete outputs emerge from these debates. For each workshop participants will be asked to prepare position statements as a basis for discussion.
The meeting will be held at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, starting early afternoon on Wednesday, June, 12 until Friday, June, 14, 2013. We envisage a meeting of 20 – 25 people and priority will be put on ensuring diversity in terms of geographical location, gender, level of seniority and theoretical/methodological orientation. There are no participation fees and costs of accommodation and meals will be partially covered. Please contact the organizers for further information.
If you are interested in participating, please send an email with your contact details and a short position statement (200 – 400 words) concerning the views on diversity within the association and concrete ways to deal with it to Christian Staerklé (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 15th of January 2013.
June 17-18, 2013, Berlin, Germany
Organizers: Daan Scheepers, Kai Sassenberg and Kai Jonas
As apparent from the media coverage of intergroup conflicts and rapid demographic, technological, and environmental changes, threat is a core psychological state in our modern society. Not surprisingly, threat is also a central motivational principle in a wide range of social psychological theories (e.g., terror management theory, social identity theory). Research in this area has been directed at exploring the different sources of threat (from material resources to self-esteem, belonging, meaning in life) as well as the different consequences of threat, ranging from information processing biases to prejudice against out-groups.
June 27-30, 2013, near Utrecht, The Netherlands
Organizers: Susanne Täuber, Ernestine Gordijn, Hedy Greijdanus, Tom Postmes, Bart de Vos, and Martijn van Zomeren (all University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Key note speakers: Karen Douglas (School of Psychology, University of Kent, United Kingdom), Yoshihisa Kashima (Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, Australië), and John Dixon (The Open University, United Kingdom)
This meeting aims to bring together researchers who study the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral consequences of communication– crucial factors in (de-)escalating intergroup conflict. There is an emergent consensus that a multilevel perspective encompassing interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup communication is required to fully understand the association between communication and intergroup conflict. This multilevel approach carries with it considerable theoretical and empirical advancement in the field, for it necessitates us to focus on the dynamic that unfolds between the different levels of interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup communication.
Please visit our conference website for more information on this meeting: http://www.gmw.rug.nl/~conflictandcommunication
June 27-29, 2013, Kraków - Przegorzały, Poland
Organizers: Małgorzata Kossowska, Arie W. Kruglanski, Arne Roets, Marcin Bukowski, Katarzyna Jaśko
The meeting has two general aims. The first aim is to bring together researchers who are interested in the role of epistemic motivation and cognitive processes in the knowledge formation process in both intrapersonal and intergroup settings. The second aim is to enable researchers to share novel findings about epistemic process, and work towards developing a common, multi-level approach that combines the neuroscience of intra- and interpersonal processes as well as group, intergroup and cultural processes. Given the seminal contributions of lay epistemic theory, the construction of new knowledge is a persistent human activity. For activities that range from the relatively simple and mundane to the highly complex, new knowledge is essential to ensure confident decisions and reasoned actions. Given the breadth of interest in knowledge formation, and the essential psychological relevance of the field to the generation of human thoughts, feelings and actions, an understanding of how knowledge is formed and changed has been recognized as a very important goal in psychology. Thus, the general purpose of the present meeting is to offer an opportunity to develop an integrative, unique approach to the epistemic process. This will afford a bird`s eye perspective on knowledge formation process, its motivational, affective, cognitive and neurocognitive underpinnings, and its ramifications for a broad variety of social psychological phenomena. These phenomena include intrapersonal processes (e.g., decision making, ideological, or religious beliefs), interpersonal processes (e.g., perspective taking), and intergroup processes (e.g., group centrism and outgroup derogation).
October 07-08, 2013, Schloss Reisenburg (near Ulm), Germany
Organizers: Claudia Sassenrath, Svenja Diefenbacher, Johannes Keller
We are very happy to invite you to the EASP Small Group Meeting ‘Towards a multifaceted
understanding of empathy: Integrating findings on physiological, affective, cognitive and
Empathy is a key component of effective social functioning and its importance is reflected in innumerable findings obtained in different fields of psychology. Hence, it is time to attempt an integration of this growing body of empirical evidence and theoretical developments as it provides the opportunity to enhance our methodological skills and to deepen our understanding of what empathy as a concept entails. Accordingly, with this Small Group Meeting we wish to bring together researchers from different fields of social psychology but also from other psychological disciplines who investigate empathy. In this way, we want to provide empathy researchers at all stages of their career with a chance to benefit from their colleagues’ findings and to receive new impulses for their own research on empathy.
July 9-12, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
|Last update: January 1, 2013|