Contributions shall be submitted:

on our Conftool website.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated and published during the conference by a panel of experts to be determined. By submitting your paper, you agree to the review and publication of your abstract and name.

Each speaker must register to attend the conference. The submission and admission of abstracts does not replace the regular registration of participants. You can do this here.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the organisation team.

Important dates

  • Start of uploading period: January 15, 2019
  • Deadline for uploading abstracts: May 15, 2019
  • Notice of acceptance or rejection: July 5, 2019

Formal criteria

  • We are welcoming plenty international guests. Therefore we are specifically looking forward to scientific abstracts in English language. However, we also appreciate contributions in German.
  • A submission must not exceed a maximum of 2.500 characters (including spaces).
  • Embedding or uploading pictures, graphics, charts etc. is not possible. 
  • Each author can hand in a maximum of two submissions.

Topics of contributions

  • attachment
  • emotion, emotion regulation, emotional competence *
  • developmental disorders *
  • upbringing (childhood only)
  • gender
  • family
  • identity, self, personality *
  • abuse, neglect, sexual abuse 
  • cognition *
  • media, new media *
  • social behaviour, social cognition, social relationships *
  • language, multilingualism *
  • stress and stress management *
  • counseling
  • adult education/life-long learning  
  • learning disorders *
  • learning strategies *
  • assessment, evaluation *
  • motivation *
  • moral development, pro-social behaviour *
  • culture, cultural comparison  
  • early education
  • knowledge acquisition *
  • cooperative learning, learning in groups *
  • informal learning *
  • reading competence
  • mathematic competence *
  • scientific competence *
  • teacher research
  • prevention, intervention *  
  • research methods, Open Science
  • comparative psychology 

*Age-set: early childhood, childhood, youth, adulthood, old age, lifespan

Types of contributions

Poster (individual)

Posters can be submitted that present empirical, conceptual, theoretical or methodological research work (dimensions: A0 portrait, 841mm x 1189mm). Each poster will be displayed in one of several poster sessions scheduled in the program. Authors/authoresses remain with their poster for questions and discussions throughout the whole time it is on display. We recommend that you bring handouts of your poster with you.

The posters will be judged and awarded according to originality, appealing design and scientific relevance by a jury. In addition, you have to upload your poster to the OSF (via this link).

Individual presentation

An oral presentation of empirical or theoretical work, which can be merged into a symposium by the organizing committee.


In a symposium, thematically related research work conducted by several authors/authoresses on a specific question is presented. Four to five abstracts by 1-2 speakers can be submitted for joint presentation in a work group. The chair of the respective symposium is in charge of its internal organization. Including at least one discussion paper is recommended but not obligatory. We kindly ask you to hand in one single abstract for the symposium and, additionally, abstracts for each contribution which is part of this symposium.

Position Paper

The purpose of a position paper is the corroborated presentation of a scientific position on a topic.

Psycho Slam

In the framework of an evening event on Wednesday, 11.09.2019, which will be open to the public, four researchers will each “bring to the stage” his/her own research work in an amusing, creative and nevertheless informative way in a slam. It is not a competition – all that is important is to inspire the audience for psychology.
Please note that the Psycho Slam will take place during the Gala Evening and that you must therefore purchase a ticket for the Gala Evening when registering for the Psycho Slam.


DGPs Young Members are in charge of organizing, selecting and chairing the flashlights, which can be submitted by students, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers as well as junior professors. The session will consist of 5-minute slams followed by time for questions.

We will publish precise time frames concerning the duration of contributions soon.