Call: 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology

The 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology
September 26-28, 2011
Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The 9th biennial conference on Environmental Psychology aims to bring together people interested in the field of environmental psychology to meet, share experiences, present research, and discuss ideas with regard to the state of the art in environment and behavior research.

Key themes of the conference include, but are not limited to, the built and natural environment, conservation behavior and sustainability, environmental perception and decision making, environmental risks and stress, methods and theories in environment-behavior research, proxemics, restoration and health. We encourage, in particular, theoretical and empirical contributions addressing this year’s conference theme Environment 2.0.

Environment 2.0. The environments we live and work in are becoming increasingly technological. This is reflected in this year’s special conference theme Environment2.0. We invite participants to reflect on environmental psychology’s status with regard to technological innovations. Are we as environmental psychologists sufficiently aware of and involved in developments such as, ambient intelligence, virtual reality, persuasive technology, lighting technology for wellbeing and performance, and location aware services on mobile phones and the Internet?


Three renowned speakers will give a keynote address:

dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University.

We will announce the two other keynote speakers soon.


We accept three types of contributions: oral presentations, posters, and proposals for symposia. A symposium proposal is appropriate for a coherent group of presentations that focus on one topic. Please find below, calls for symposia to which you might contribute.

The conference will follow a thorough blind peer reviewing process in order to guarantee the quality and relevance of the work presented. The submission format is single page extended abstracts (i.e., about 500 words). Two versions of the abstract should be submitted: the final proposal in Word format (with all author names included), and an anonymous version in pdf format. The abstract should include an introduction of the research, a brief method and results section, and a discussion.

A Word template for extended abstracts and posters can be downloaded here.

Symposium proposals should include a minimum of four presentations and a discussant. The participation of each presenter should be secured before submitting the proposal. Each symposium session at the conference will be allotted up to 90 minutes. There will only be a limited number of slots available for special symposiums. The submission format is as follows: One page on which the topic of the workshop and the individual contributions are introduced. In addition, an extended abstract for each individual contribution should be included. Two versions of the proposal should be submitted: the final proposal in Word format (with all author names included), and an anonymized version in pdf format.

A Word template for symposium proposals can be downloaded here.

Contributions should be submitted online through the conference website. Please check in at a later time for details.

Important dates

March 20, 2011: Abstract submission deadline
April 24, 2011: Abstract acceptance notification
May 15, 2011: Early bird registration deadline
September, 1, 2011: Regular registration deadline

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