16th SPS SGP SSP Conference
September 09-11, 2019 | Bern

Psychology’s Contribution to Society

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Call for Papers

Psychological research makes many important contributions to society — from advancing responsible decision making and action, and supporting development throughout the life span, to improving healthy living and personal strengths, as well as peaceful living together across diverse groups and ethnicities. Improving competencies in use of modern technologies is a further important endeavor in our digitalizing world. At the basis of these various contributions lies an ever more refined understanding of who we are as human beings.

The 16th conference of the Swiss Psychological Society will bring together researchers from the various areas of psychology to exchange their newest findings. The theme of this year’s conference “Psychology’s Contribution to Society” will highlight how basic and applied psychological science can add to successful societal development. We therefore encourage symposium, talk, and poster submissions that speak to psychology’s beneficial effects to society. The goal of the conference is to show how psychological research can make a difference.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bern!

The Organizing Committee

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Keynote Speakers


Université Genève


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


University of Bristol (Public Keynote)


Universität Bern


Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: February 01, 2019 – 01. April 2019
  • Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be sent mid-June 2019
  • General registration (including payments): February 01, 2019 – August 10, 2019
  • Early bird registration: February 01, 2019 – July 15, 2019

Locations (barrier-free)

  • Talks, keynotes and poster presentations:
    • UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, 3012 Bern
    • very close to the main train station (reachable on foot in few minutes)
  • Public Keynote (September 11, 2019):
    • vonRoll, Fabrikstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
    • easy to reach from the main train station with bus no. 12 in direction of Länggasse (in 6 minutes)
  • Conference dinner (September 10, 2019):
    • Restaurant Grosse Schanze, Parkterrasse 10, 3012 Bern
    • directly reachable by lift in the main train station
    • www.grosseschanze.ch

Young Scientist Award

Apply for the Young Scientist Award!

Send application electronically by 1 May 2019 to the SSP/SGP member Prof. Dr. Johannes Ullrich. See the guidelines for further information.


Organization committee

Thomas Berger, Alex Bertrams, David Buttelmann (chair), Achim Elfering, Simone Ingold, Janek Lobmaier, Carolyn Morf, Niamh Oeri (co-chair), Bilge Sayim