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EASP Small Group Meeting on Culture and Psychology: Insights from the European Context

July 5-7, 2014, Leuven, Belgium

EASP Small Group Meeting on Culture and Psychology: Insights from the European Context

Organizers: Ayse Uskul (University of Kent), Matthias Gobel (University College London), Batja Mesquita (University of Leuven), Veronica Benet-Martinez (Pompeu Fabra University), William Maddux (INSEAD)

We invite both junior and senior researchers to submit abstracts for the first EASP small group meeting on the topic of ‘Culture and Psychology: Insights from the European Context’. The meeting will take place at the University of Leuven in Leuven, Belgium from July 5th to 7th 2014, shortly before the 17th EASP General Meeting.

The aim of the small group meeting is to provide a platform for researchers who examine psychological processes using a cultural lens within the European context. To date, much of the ork in cultural and cross-cultural psychology has been conducted comparing Western (e.g., North American cultures) and Eastern cultures (e.g., East Asian cultures). Cultural groups in Europe are distinct from North American and East Asian counterparts due to very different historical, political and economic circumstances. In an era where Europe faces enormous economic and social challenges and governments must make difficult choices about social equality and financial stability, the meeting aims to discuss the role of culture within the European context and promises important insights into the psychological reality of its citizens. The meeting also sets out to advance our theoretical understanding shifting the attention of (cross-)cultural research towards dimensions beyond individualism-collectivism.
The meeting will host around 30 participants and thus will facilitate the exchange and discussion between researchers at all stages of their career.

The meeting will conveniently take place in geographical and temporal proximity to the 17th EASP General Meeting as to facilitate attendees’ travel to Amsterdam. If you are interested in participating, please send an email including title, abstract (max. 250 words), contributing authors, and the contact details of the presenter to Ayse K. Uskul (mailto:a.k.uskul@kent.ac.uk ) or Matthias Gobel (mailto:matthias.gobel.11@ucl.ac.uk ) before 31 January 2014.

There will be no participation fees. Costs of accommodation and meals will be partially covered. Please feel free to contact the organizers for any questions. We look forward to this exciting meeting and receiving your abstracts.

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