International Congress of Psychology
July 20-25, 2008, Berlin Germany
The abstracts of the XXIX International Congress of Psychology (July 2008, Berlin) are published in Volume 43, Issue 3/4 of the International Journal of Psychology. The published volume includes the abstracts of the invited addresses, symposia, oral and poster presentations, numbering over 9,000 separate contributions and creating an invaluable overview of the discipline of psychological science around the world today. The Abstracts can be browsed at the online archive of the International Journal of Psychology (Volume 43, Issue 3/4), and searched using your Browser's "Find" function.
Proceedings of the XXVIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, 2008
Frensch, P. & Schwarzer, R., Eds. (2010). International Perspectives on Psychological Science, Volume 1: Cognition and Neuropsychology. Hove: UK, Psychology Press. Link
Schwarzer R. & Frensch, P., Eds. (2010). International Perspectives on Psychological Science, Volume 2: Personality, Human Development, and Culture. Hove: UK, Psychology Press. Link
Psychological Research in Berlin, the host city of ICP2008
Photos from the Congress
Summary of Conference
(adapted from "Introduction" by Peter A. Frensch, in Wedding, D., & Stevens, M. J. (Eds.). (2009). Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource (Edition 2009) [CD-ROM]. International Journal of Psychology, 44 (Suppl. 1)
The XXIX International Congress of Psychology, under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science, was held July 20–25, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. It was organized under the leadership of Congress President Professor Peter A. Frensch. There were more than 9,300 registered delegates from 110 countries, giving approximately 90 Invited Addresses, 159 Invited Symposia, 12 IUPsyS Invited Symposia, 298 Symposia, 4,180 Poster presentations, and 4,400 Oral presentations. Michael Posner delivered the Paul B. Baltes Lecture, entitled "Executive attention: Its origins, development, and functions". The Closing Ceremony was held on the evening of July 25, in which the German organizers handed the hosting of the 2012 XXX International Congress of Psychology to the South African organizers.
Organization and committees
The Congress was organized by the German Federation of Psychological Associations under the auspices and sponsorship of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). The German Federation of Psychological Associations are: German Psychological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie) and the Association of German Professional Psychologists (Berufsverband deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen).
The Congress was directed by the Congress Executive Committee: Peter A. Frensch (President), Carola Brücher-Albers (Vice-President), Barbara Schauenburg (Secretary General), Michel Denis (IUPsyS Liaison), Marcus Hasselhorn, Arthur M. Jacobs, Heinz-Jürgen Rothe, Ralf Schwarzer, and Rainer K. Silbereisen.
The Scientific Program Committee: Arthur M. Jacobs (Chair), Jens B. Asendorpf, Jürgen Baumert, Niels Birbaumer, Anke Ehlers, Michael Eid, Michael Frese, Joachim Funke, Gerd Gigerenzer, Peter M. Gollwitzer, Kurt Hahlweg, Christoph Klauer, Rainer H. Kluwe, Ulman Lindenberger, Gerd Lüer, Stefan Petri, Frank Rösler, Wolfgang Schneider, Lael Schooler, Sabine Sonnentag, Ursula M. Staudinger, Elsbeth Stern, Hannelore Weber, Hans Westmeyer, and Peter A. Frensch (Ex-Officio).
The Congress Organizing Committee: Heinz-Jürgen Rothe (Chair), Robert Gaschler, Matthias Jerusalem, Helmut Jungermann, Ulf Kieschke, Dietrich Manzey, Michael Niedeggen, Peter Walschburger, Hartmut Wandke, Jochen Ziegelmann, and Peter A. Frensch (Ex-Officio).
The International Advisory Committee: Rainer K. Silbereisen (Chair), Conny H. Antoni, Merry Bullock, Avshalom Caspi, Erik De Corte, Nancy Eisenberg, Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros, James D. Georgas, Esther R. Greenglass, Buxin Han, Jutta Heckhausen, Michael Knowles, Howard Leventhal, Gerold Mikula, Walter Mischel, Elizabeth Nair, Lars-Göran Nilsson, Arne Öhman, Meinrad Perrez, José M. Prieto, Marc Richelle, Sir Michael Rutter, Juan José Sánchez Sosa, Christiane Spiel, Ingrid Schoon, Wolfgang Stroebe, Richard E. Tremblay, Endel Tulving, Alexander von Eye, and Kan Zhang.
The Honorary Committee: Paul B. Baltes † (Chair), Albert Bandura, Gian Vittorio Caprara, Fergus I. M. Craik, Raymond Fowler, Carl-Friedrich Graumann †, Lothar J. Hellfritsch, Mavis Hetherington, Qicheng Jing, Daniel Kahneman, Walter Kintsch, Jacques Lautrey, David Magnusson, Kurt Pawlik, Lea Pulkkinen, Gavriel Salomon, Wolfgang Schönpflug, Martin E. P. Seligman, Charles D. Spielberger, Robert J. Sternberg, Jan Strelau, Richard F. Thompson, Tuomo Tikkanen, Bernhard Wilpert †, Géry d'Ydewalle, Robert Zajonc, and Houcan Zhang.