We congratulate the winners of the EADP Collaboration Grant.


Gamze Er Vargün, Michaela Gummerun, Lysanne te Brinke: Interpersonal emotion regulation and prosocial behavior in adolescents: A cross-cultural study


Maja Schachner, Adriana Umaña-Taylor Ughetta Moscardino, Linda Juang, Ann Frisén, Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, Brit Oppedal.  The Identity Project as a Way to Promote Youth Development and Positive School Communities: Integrating Findings across Europe and the US


Monika Abels, Paula Döge, Gabriella Óturai, & Anett Sundqvist. Children’s emotion understanding in different cultural and social contexts









In 2022, EARA, EADP and SRA will again jointly organize a summer school focusing on research on adolescence. The summer school is a training ground for young scholars interested in adolescent development. The summer schools bring together established researchers, recognized for their expertise and teaching abilities with doctoral students from around the globe, for several intensive days of research training. The training includes exposure to innovative and creative research, as well as workshops focusing on professional skills. The summer schools have given students enthusiasm to search for scientific guidance outside of the borders of their countries and the walls of their universities.


The 2022 EARA-EADP-SRA Summer School will be held in Dublin, Ireland from August

21st to August 24th (just before the EARA2022 conference, submission deadline January 10), th

with arrival on August 20 . The site for the school will be in Wicklow, a nice town nearby Dublin, Ireland. The summer school will be directed by Susan Branje, Lisa Kiang, Oana Negru-Subtirica, and Stefanos Mastrotheodoros. Senior Scholars participating this year will include (in alphabetical order): Toon Cillessen, Candace Currie, Nancy Hill, Lisa Kiang, Noona Kiuru and Andreas Neubauer.


We invite doctoral students in any part of the world to apply. A total of 24 students (8 per association) will be selected based on their academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, and overall evidence of scientific aptitude and competence. Students who apply should have their doctoral research planned or underway, but not completed, so that they can benefit from the critiques given during the school. Students will have to cover their own travel costs, with accommodations from August 20th to August 24th and meals from August 21st to August 23rd paid for by the School. Students from outside of Europe selected by SRA (whose travel costs are expected to be substantially higher) can opt for an SRA travel fellowship.




Send the following documents in English, saved as Word (.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files.

1. Your curriculum vitae (labeled firstname_surname_cv.docx)

2. A short description of your dissertation topic and progress so far (1-2 pages double spaced), (labeled firstname_surname_dissertation.docx)

3. A recommendation letter from your supervisor (labeled firstname_surname_letter.docx).

4. You need to be a member of EARA, EADP or SRA upon acceptance for the school. Indicate your (anticipated) membership(s) in your application.


Send the files, by email, to the 2022 EARA-EADP-SRA Summer School committee


Applications must be received by April 5, 2022. All applications received by that date will be

evaluated by members of the EARA-EADP-SRA Summer School Committee, with

notifications emailed before the early bird registration deadline of the EARA2022 conference,

May 15th , 2022. 





The 26th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) 

will take place in person on the Island of Rhodes in Greece, June 19-23, 2022.


The 2020 ISSBD conference, which was planned to take place at the same site, had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.


ISSBD accepts applications, without peer review, from colleagues and students who were planning to attend ISSBD 2020, provided that the work has not already been presented internationally or published in an international journal.

There will also open a new call for abstracts addressed to colleagues and students who hadn't planned to attend ISSBD 2020. These applications will go through the normal peer review process.


For more information please visit the conference website: :




17th European Congress of Psychology postponed to July 2022

Dear colleagues, dear friends,


This is to inform you that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our 17th European Congress of Psychology from 2021 to 2022.

You will be aware that the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, decided to postpone the 32nd International Congress of Psychology (ICP) that was to have been held in this year 2020, to 2021. The postponement is to a date approximately a week apart and at a venue around 750km from Ljubljana, also in Eastern Europe.

EFPA has carefully considered the issues the ICP postponement has raised for the organisers of the 17th ECP, the Slovenian Psychologists’ Association.  We have held conversations with interested parties, and considered a number of options and strategies of possible mitigation. EFPA has however now agreed, notwithstanding the disappointments and other difficulties that will ensue, that holding the 17th ECP in 2021 in the face of these issues is not viable.

The 17th European Congress of Psychology has therefore now been rebooked for 5-8 July 2022 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The organisers have planned an exciting theme and programme, and the venue and city of Ljubljana are enticing.  We are confident that ECP2022 can be a success, and the organisers look forward to welcoming you all.  They will write with more details in due course.

We are pleased to confirm that ECP2023 in Brighton, United Kingdom, will proceed as planned.

The General Assembly of EFPA is still planned to take place in July 2021, and we are in conversation with our colleagues in IUPsyS about this being hosted in conjunction with ICP2021 in Prague.  More information will follow in due course.

We considered it appropriate to take this decision before the 17th ECP opened for abstracts, early enough so our colleagues and delegates can factor the change into their plans, and in time to take advantage of rescheduling without penalty cost.

We remain grateful for your support,

Christoph Steinebach - EFPA President

Marko Vrtovec - SPA President

Sabine Steyaert - EFPA Director



Amidst the Corona Crisis

Dear colleagues, dear friends,


In the midst of the horrible Corona-crisis, I just wanted to reach out to everyone and wish everyone strength. We receive terrible news from all over Europe, from all over the world, and can only hope that you and your loved ones are doing fine, and coping with this difficult situation.

I know that a lot of you are trying to keep up with your teaching and your research. This is great! Despite the horrid situation, we should realize that eventually this will end, and we will find the strength to resume our work, our future. And the work we are all doing within developmental psychology, be it teaching or research, is part of that future!

But at the same time, our family and loved ones are deserving all our attention at this moment.  Don’t forget them, take the time for them, at this moment they are just as important.

Again, best wishes, and strength to you, also on behalf of the rest of the council members,



Marcel van Aken


President EADP


Winter School in Evidence Based Interventions (EBI). Social and Emotional Comptence in Infancy and Childhood: Developing Inclusion

The Developmental and Educational Psychology Section of the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP) is pleased to announce the opening of 4th International Winter Training School for 30 Ph.D. students and researchers and 15 practitioners, to be held in Rome, November 14-16, 2019. Candidates have to submit the application form in English within October the 1st, 2019.  <read more>

ECDP 2019 in Athens



On September 29th the ECDP conference starts in Athens.

Find out about the Program here.

ISSBD Conference 2020

The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) will hold its next Conference June 21 -25, 2020 on the island of Rhodes in Greece.

The Conference website is

Deadline for Abstract Submission is November 2019

Postdoc position at Örebro University, Sweden

The School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in psychology for a fixed-term position.

Deadline: September 13th 2019
More information can be found here

Online questionnaire on research practices in psychological research from University College London, U.K.

Researchers at the University College London, U.K., kindly request your participation in a 10-minute online questionnaire focusing on research practices in psychological research. The survey has a focus on factors that influence research practices. Your honest and realistic answers on research practices in this anonymous survey will greatly help to identify trends in psychology research.


To participate, please visit:

1st International Conference on Parental Burnout (ICPB): December 6-7, 2019 at UCLouvain (Belgium)

The 1st International Conference on Parental Burnout (ICPB) is a multidisciplinary, international conference bringing together researchers who share an interest in parental burnout. The ICPB conference provides a unique opportunity to learn about parental burnout from an interdisciplinary perspective, capitalizing on the integration of various disciplinary fields and subfields (e.g., clinical psychology, organizational psychology, history, management, developmental psychology, affective sciences, health psychology, anthropology, psychiatry, public health). In this way, ICPB aims at going exceedingly active in honoring all the academics and professionals dedicated to parental burnout research, prevention, and treatment.


More information can be found here.

The 2019 EADP-EARA-SRA Summer school

In 2019, EADP, EARA and SRA will again jointly organize a Summer School focusing on research on adolescence. It will be held in Greece from August 26 to 29 (just before the ECDP2019 conference), with arrival on August 25.We invite doctoral students in any part of the world to apply. A total of 24 students (8 per association) will be selected on the basis of their academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, and overall evidence of scientific aptitude and competence.


More information about the summer school and the application procedure can be found here.


Call for Nominations: 2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences. The prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Swiss Francs, of which 900'000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project and 100'000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination.


More information can be found here.

Early Carreer Travel Fellowships for the 19th ECDP available

The EADP will provide 20 fellowships (travel grants of €250 each) for early career scholars to attend the 19th European Conference on Developmental Psychology in Athens.


More information on eligibility criteria and the application process can be found here.

Call for Applications: EADP WINTER SCHOOL on Translating Research Into Practice and Policy

We are pleased to announce the CALL FOR APPLICATION for the EADP-Winter School on

Translating Research Into Practice and Policy: the contribution of longitudinal and
intervention research to promote child and adolescent development.


Florence (Italy) January 31st – February 2nd, 2019


The Winter School is devoted to early career researchers with priority of European young scholars.

Deadline for appplication is November 30th 2018.

More Information can be found here.

Psychology of Adolescence - Full-time tenure-track/tenured Academic position open at the UCLouvain, Belgium

Psychology of Adolescence - Full-time tenure-track/tenured Academic position open at the UCLouvain, Belgium
Start: September 1st, 2019
Deadline for applications: November 15, 2018 at 12 am

Job description
How to apply
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ERU - Call for Application: Writing Week in Erice, Italy (5.-9.11.2018)

We are pleased to announce the CALL FOR APPLICATION for the EADP-ERU Writing Week, which will take place in Erice, Italy, from November 5 through November 9, 2018. The Writing Week is designed to improve early career researchers’ academic writing skills by offering the opportunity of writing together joint papers in a writing retreat.


Deadline: 20.09.2018 NOW: 25.09.2018
Download the CALL FOR APPLICATION here

Please feel free to spread the word. We hope for your active participation and contribution and are looking forward to meeting you in Erice in November 2018.

Joint International Workshop: Understanding and Promoting Change From Early to Complex Skills in Typical and Atypical Development: A Cross-population Approach

The workshop is organized by the Developmental Psychology Lab and the Psychometrics Lab of the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, in collaboration with the Infant Communication Lab of the Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, and the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh.

Location: Department of Psychology, University of Bologna
October 10 – 11, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission September 22nd  2018

More information can be found here

Post-Doc position at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Intercultural Psychology

A post-doc position (100 %, 3 years) is vacant at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen Campus, Institute of Psychology, Intercultural Psychology unit of Philipp Jugert. Researchers with a background in social-developmental psychology and a focus on intergroup relations, ethnic diversity, and acculturation are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: July 22nd.
More information can be found here.

Conference on Developmental Psychology and Prevention

The School of Education, Tel Aviv University (Israel) in collaboration with the European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP)  are pleased to invite you to attend the coming International Conference on "Developmental Psychology and Prevention" to be held in the "truly diverse 21st-century Mediterranean hub" - Tel Aviv-Jaffa

More Information can be found here.

Invitation for the ECP Moscow July 2-5, 2019

The 16th European Congress of Psychology will be held from July 2nd to July 5th 2019 in Moscow, Russia.

For information about the conference, submission guidelines, and registration procedures, please visit:

The 2018 EADP-EARA-SRA Summer school

In 2018, EADP, EARA and SRA will again jointly organize a Summer School focusing on research on adolescence. The training includes exposure to innovative and creative research, as well as workshops focusing on professional skills.

More information and application processes is described here.

16th Biennial Conference of EARA, in Ghent (Belgium)

Join the 16th Biennial Conference of EARA. It is taling place in Ghent (Belgium) from september 12th - 15th 2018.

More information can be found on

2018 Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program: Call for Applications

The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 call for applications for its Research Fellowship Program. The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is an internationally open, competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers focusing on learning and development of children and youth.


For further information and to submit an online application, please visit: Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship

The 26th Congress of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA)

The largest international association of psychiatrists in Europe, the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), will host its 26th conference from 3-6 March 2018 at the prestigious Nice Acropolis Convention Centre. The theme of the Congress will be "Mental Health - Integrate, Innovate, Individualise". More information about the conference can be found here.

Post-doc Position at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology

A post-doc position (30 hours/week, 4 years) is vacant at the Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy. The position is assigned to the area of “Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation” (Chair Prof. Christiane Spiel). The working focus of this area is linked to the faculty’s research topic “Promotion of lifelong learning in educational institutions”.


Deadline: November 29th.

More information can be found here.

Postdoc position at Umeå University (Sweden)

Umeå University (Sweden) has an open call for a Postdoc (Developmental/Social Psychology). The position is for 2 years with a possibility of extension for another year. Developmental/social psychologists with experience in longitudinal analyses are strongly encouraged to apply.


Deadline: November, 30th

More information can be found here.

Two Recent Issues of Research in Human Development: Temporary Free Access!

Taylor & Francis has opened access to two recent special issues of Research in Human Development. For a limited time, these articles can be downloaded.


Edited by Manfred Diehl and Hans-Werner Wahl


Edited by Marlis Buchmann, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Barbara Schneider, and Ingrid Schoon

Permanent Post in Positive Psychology/Well-Being available at Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University is one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions. The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology was founded in 2008 and emphasises a modern interdisciplinary approach, at the interface between behavioural (perception, cognition, communication and social life) and biological aspects of psychology (genomics, neuroscience, ethology and evolution) with an emerging focus on biological and psychological roots of resilience and well-being. To complement our staff, we are now seeking to appoint an ambitious research-driven psychologist (at the Lecturer level) with a strong track record of research outputs and potential for funding in the area of Well-Being and/or Positive Psychology.


For more information see here


The current newsletter of our association is availbale. It informs about our association and the current version entails a letter from the EADP President, Information on the New Membership Management system of the EADP, as well as reports and news about the ECDP 2017 Conference in Utrecht, the Website, and the European Journal of Developmental Psychology. In addition, the Early Researcher's Union (ERU) reports about their activities.

The newsletter can be found here

Job Advertisement

The University of Potsdam, College of Human Sciences, Inclusive Education Group, is inviting applications to fill the following position: Researcher (Pre-Doc; 50%, TVL 13). The international team focuses on issues of culture and migration for youth development and education. The successful candidate will be expected to work on a DFG-funded longitudinal research project entitled “Short-term and long-term effects of a culture-specific self-affirmation intervention to promote school adjustment of adolescents of migrant and refugee backgrounds” More information can be found here.

Deadline for submissions to the 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology was extended

The deadline for abstract submissions to the 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is

extended until February 27.


For more information, visit the conference website.

SSEA2017: The eighth conference on emerging adulthood

The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) invites proposal submissions for the 8th Biennial Conference (November 2-4, 2017 Washington DC, USA). The goal of the conference is to bring together a multidisciplinary and internationally diverse network of scholars to advance the study of emerging adulthood (age range 18-29). All conference sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

More information can be found here.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  ISSBD-Workshop on Positive Youth Development in Times of Social Change, 2nd to 6th of July, Syros, Greece

The International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) in collaboration with the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) invite applications from young scholars to participate in the 2017 ISSBD workshop on Positive Youth Development in Times of Social Change. The event will take place between the 2nd and the 6th of July on the island of Syros in Greece.


More information can be found here

Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions (CATCH-EyoU)

Catch-EyoU has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement (G.A NO 649538). We are glad to announce the first CATCH-EyoU Conference. If you want to engage in a lively debate on the role of young people in a renewed project of Europe, the next CATCH-EyoU Conference is the right place to be. Take the opportunity to meet the Consortium, to share research results and ideas on youth, active citizenship and Europe. Join us in Athens, 2- 4 March 2017.

More information can be found here.


EADP-WORKSHOP: Advanced statistical methods in psychology

The Early Research Union of the European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP), Humboldt University, and Tilburg University are inviting young scholars for a workshop on some of the most exciting novel data-analytical techniques, such as continuous time modelling, random intercept cross-lagged panel models, and multilevel structural equation modeling. The teachers will be Daniel Oberski, Manuel Voelkle and team, and Loes Keijsers. It will be hosted in the beautiful city of Berlin from Oct, 10 to Oct, 14, 2016.

More information can be found here.

Second International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)

Second International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) is held 23-25 March 2017 in Vienna, Austria. ICPS is designed to stimulate integrative scientific advances in psychological science and related disciplines. Increasingly, challenges in psychological science can be met only by boundary-spanning investigations that utilize diverse methods and multiple levels of analysis. Submissions will open in June.

ECDP2017: PLease join us in Utrecht!

The ECDP2017 website is now online. We would be more than glad to welcome you in Utrecht next year:


Aiming to attract an international audience of adolescence health experts, the 20th European Congress of IAAH will be held in the newest country in Europe - Republic of Kosovo. We invite all health professionals, researchers, professors and devoted students to submit their abstracts for the 20th IAAH Congress.


More information can be found here.

Call for Papers: 50th Anniversary Congress of the German Psychological Society - LeiPSYCH

In 2016 the German Psychological Society (DGPs) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Congress. We expect 2,200 paper submission from all areas of psychological science. For the first time, the flagship congress of psychology in the German‐speaking countries will have both German and English as congress languages.


For submissions and further information,

visit the conference website or

download the full call for submissions


EFPA Press release on Universal Children’s Day

On this day, November 20, the Universal Children´s Day, EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations) urges all psychologists to pay due attention to the psychological and human rights issues that arise from the situation of unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking children.

More information on the Universal Children's Day can be found here.

Winter School on Evidence Based Intervention in Developmental Psychology

The Italian association of developmental psychology is organizing the third training school on Evidence based intervention in developmental psychology. This year the focus is: “EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT DEVELOPMENTAL RISK OUTCOMES IN YOUTH AND ADOLESCENCE”

It will be held in Pavia (close to Milan)on  February, 18-20, 2016.

More information can be found here.

MISSION STATEMENT: Positive Development of Immigrant Youth: Why Bother?

The European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP) together with the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) formulated a mission statement for improving the situation of immigrant youth.

Read the full mission statement


EFPA: European Psychologists offering their expertise: “The duty to help in the refugee crisis in Europe”

Europe is facing an influx of refugees that is unprecedented in recent times. These refugees are escaping war, violence, terrorism, political persecution and poverty. The community of psychologists in Europe, represented by the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA) follows on the appeal of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, when he states “Europe cannot go on responding to this crisis with a piecemeal or incremental approach. No country can do it alone, and no country can refuse to do its part (…) The only way to solve this problem is for the Union and all member states to implement a common strategy, based on responsibility, solidarity and trust.”

For more information, click here.

Webinar on "Intrapersonal data and statistical methods"

Thursday 8th October 9.30am – 4.00pm, University of Helsinki, Finland

Venue: Room K226, Minerva Square, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Siltavuorenpenger 5A, University of Helsinki, Finland. This seminar is free to attend, to book a place please e-mail: Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

The seminar will be broadcasted as a webinar.
Collective viewings in the following locations:

Streaming takes place through
The info-page about the webinar is
and the actual webinar will be visible during the day:

Rethinking trauma and resilience in the context of political violence: new directions in research and practice

November 14th - 15th 2015

This conference brings together diverse groups of mental health workers, social workers and academics to evaluate mental health practices in a war zone and question the traditional concept of trauma. It will examine the effectiveness of Western-derived interventions for ongoing trauma and discuss the viability of a PTSD diagnosis (including DSM & ICD) for civil conflict situations.

For further information about this event:

We call for abstract submissions (PDF) that can be submitted to the conference via email:

Third Seminar on Statistical Methods for Intrapersonal Data

An SRCD-Funded Event in Collaboration With EADP and EARA

SRCD funded a proposal prepared by Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, on behalf of SRCD’S International Affairs Committee and Radosveta Dimitrova, on behalf of SRCD’s Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee, to organize an experts’ meeting on the topic of immigrant youth adaptation and well-being. The main goal of the meeting is to generate new insight on explanatory mechanisms on what is presently known about positive youth development (PYD) and positive adaptation of immigrant youth from a global perspective. The organization of this meeting has provided a venue for collaboration between SRCD with the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) and the European Association of Research in Adolescence (EARA). Fifteen experts from the USA and Europe will take part in the meeting. EADP and EARA will each cover the expenses of one of the European participants. The meeting will take place September, 16-20, 2015 on the island of Hydra in Greece.

Scientific Program

Call for contributions at the International Psychology Bulletin (IPB)

The International Psychology Bulletin (IPB) is the official periodical of the Division 52-International Psychology, American Psychological Association. IPB is published in 4 issues every year including news and reports, a peer-reviewed research article, a student column, an early career professional column, teaching international psychology, travels in the history of psychology, heritage mentoring project, current issues around the globe, and book reviews. Recent and past issues can be found here:

IPB invites submissions from psychologists all around the world! For submissions or questions, contact Vaishali Raval (email:, Radosveta Dimitrova (email: or Genomary Krigbaum (email:


More information can be found here.

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