11th European Conference on Positive Psychology
Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts is now closed..
Presenters are invited to submit abstracts to the conference. Abstracts must be submitted through the abstract submission form. Members of the scientific committee will review all submitted abstracts.
Abstracts should be written in English and have to be structured in this order:
We kindly ask you to note that each participant can only submit one abstract for any type of oral presentation (including either oral presentation, symposium or workshop), while there is no restriction regarding abstract submission for poster presentations.
To submit your abstract follow these simple steps:
- sign up to the conference organization website
- select ECPP 2024
- choose your type of submission (abstract oral/poster, workshop, symposium)
- submit your abstract (for specific requirements, please see below)
Submitting your abstract will require you to choose:
A) General category
B) Congress Track
C) Congress Theme
D) Presentation Type
A) General Categories (select the description that fits your presentation best)
Positive psychology: Theory / Basic Research
Positive psychology aims to reveal those factors which can facilitate human flourishing, at both individual and group levels. The special goal of this perspective is to make evidence-based studies about those ingredients which are revealed through the research on positive functioning. This category also includes all methodological based research approaches.
Positive psychology: Applied Research
At the applied level of positive psychological studies, researchers use basic concepts and findings to reach a specific practical goal: for example to check how we can facilitate mindfulness in schools, if there is a difference in subjective wellbeing in various age groups, or to see which strengths have more advantages in different jobs. This category includes all applied based research approaches.
Positive psychology: Practice
The practice of positive psychological findings is parallel with the academic, research-oriented side of the perspective. The aim is to use evidence-based results or best practices to help people flourish, for example, through the development of training programs aimed at making students engage in schools, enhancing wellbeing at work, increasing positive relations in families or at developing strategies to increase flourishing in a community. This categories includes all hands-on and practice focused approaches, based on scientific evidence.
B) TRACK: Choose a track/focus that is most relevant for your presentation:
Positive Psychology in education emphasizes the importance of cultivating strengths, resilience, and a growth mindset in students. It promotes teaching methods that foster a love for learning, emotional intelligence, and a sense of purpose, ultimately leading to improved academic performance and personal development.
In the workplace, Positive Psychology encourages strategies to enhance employee well-being, satisfaction, and productivity. This may involve creating a positive work culture, providing opportunities for skill development and growth, fostering positive relationships among colleagues, and promoting a healthy work-life balance.
Positive Psychology offers insights and interventions to cultivate healthy, fulfilling relationships. It emphasizes the importance of communication, empathy, trust, and gratitude in building and maintaining strong connections with family, friends, and romantic partners.
Positive Psychology encourages individuals to engage in activities that bring them joy, satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment during their leisure time. It focuses on identifying and nurturing personal interests, hobbies, and passions, which contribute to overall well-being and life satisfaction.
Positive Psychology recognizes that well-being is a lifelong pursuit and addresses the challenges and opportunities that arise at different stages of life. It provides tools and techniques for individuals to navigate transitions, develop resilience, and find meaning and purpose throughout their lifespan.
Positive Psychology complements traditional approaches to healthcare by emphasizing the importance of mental, emotional, and social well-being in addition to physical health. It promotes practices like mindfulness, gratitude, and positive coping strategies to improve overall health outcomes and quality of life.
At a societal level, Positive Psychology advocates for policies and practices that promote the well-being of communities and populations. It highlights the importance of social connections, civic engagement, and inclusive policies that support the flourishing of individuals and society as a whole.
Positive Psychology acknowledges the cultural context in which individuals live and aims to understand how cultural values, beliefs, and practices influence well-being. It seeks to promote cultural competence and appreciation for diverse perspectives, fostering greater understanding and harmony within and between cultures.
Positive Psychology addresses pressing global issues such as poverty, inequality, and conflict by advocating for solutions grounded in well-being and positive social change. It encourages collaboration, empathy, and innovative approaches to tackle complex challenges and create a more flourishing world.
Positive Psychology recognizes the profound impact of the natural environment on human well-being. It encourages practices that promote environmental stewardship, connection with nature, and sustainable living, recognizing that a healthy planet is essential for the well-being of all living beings.
C) THEMES: Choose a theme that is most relevant for your presentation:
D) Presentation Type
Oral presentations offer presenters an opportunity to present their research through a 15- minute individual presentation in a 60 min session along with 3 other presenters. Individual presentations should include (1) a title with a maximum of 25 words, (2) a separate max 250-word abstract, and (3) an indication of General, Track and Theme categories to assist the Program Committee in choosing appropriate reviewers and an appropriately diverse set of topics.
Symposia are 60-minute presentations by 3-4 individuals who address a common theme or topic in positive psychology. A minimum of 15 minutes should be reserved for questions from the audience and dialogue among presenters. Proposals that include participants from more than one country will be given preference. Symposium submissions should include (1) a title with a maximum of 25 words, (2) a separate max 250-word overarching abstract, and (3) an indication of the Symposium’s General, Track and Theme categories to assist the Program Committee in choosing appropriate reviewers and an appropriately diverse set of topics. Submissions should also include, for each participant’s presentation (a) a title with a maximum of 25 words and (b) a separate max 250-word abstract.
Workshops are 60-minutes, small-group interactive and experiential sessions that focus on either a specific positive psychology intervention or assessment or a specific research method or tool. Workshop submissions should include (1) a title with a maximum of 25 words, (2) a separate 250-word abstract, and (3) an indication of General, Track and Theme categories to assist the Program Committee in choosing appropriate reviewers and an appropriately diverse set of topics. The abstract should include the specific learning objectives and the program for the workshop.
Poster submissions should include (1) a title with a maximum of 25 words, (2) a separate max 250-word abstract, and (3) an indication of General, Track and Theme categories (see above) to assist the Program Committee in choosing appropriate reviewers and an appropriately diverse set of topics.