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10th Bienniel Conference on Environmental Psychology

The 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology will be held September 22 - 25 2013, at Otto-von-Guericke-University, in Magdeburg, Germany.

Otto-von-Guericke-University, in Magdeburg, Germany


This conference on behalf of the Environmental Psychology Division of the German Association of Psychology will bring together people from all over the world 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 behaviour research.

Key themes of the conference are, but are not limited to, the built and natural environment, environmental relevant behaviour and sustainability, environmental perception and decision making, consumer behaviour, environmental risks and stress, methods and theories in environment-behaviour research, proxemics, restoration and health.

Particularly appreciated and encouraged are theoretical and empirical contributions addressing the conference’s main theme: the role of the individual in the transformation of energy systems.

The conference will be organized by Environmental Psychology Division of the Otto-von-Guericke-University and its chair, Ellen Matthies. Conference language will be English.

There will be keynote presentations by three scientists, renown in the field of environmental psychology:
• Barbara Brown (University of Utah)
• John Thøgersen (Aarhus University)
• the third person will be announced shortly

Moreover there will be a special lecture of the Environmental Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) by Rainer Guski (Ruhr-University Bochum).