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MediaPsych 2023

13th Conference of the Media Psychology Division (DGPs)

6 - 8 SeptembER 2023 | Luxembourg


Welcome to the 13th biennial Conference

André Melzer

We welcome you to the 13th biennial Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society, which will be held on the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg from 6 – 8 September, 2023. The division and the local organiser André Melzer cordially invite you to participate in the conference. For this conference we have chosen a topic that addresses current issues of research in our field, but also of social coexistence: Inclusion and Diversity in Media Psychology.

We invite international researchers from all areas of media psychology as well as associated disciplines. Although we will be paying special attention to this year’s conference topic, submissions and contributions will be welcomed from other fields of psychological research related to the use and impact of media.

The conference will be held in English and include keynote presentations, thematic panels, and poster sessions. The Media Psychology Division will also present the Best Paper Award 2023 (both for research reports and posters) at the conference.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the conference is planned “as before the pandemic”, that is, in full attendance and on site at the Belval campus of the University of Luxembourg. 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Luxembourg!

Conference Proceedings

Find the conference proceedings on the Melusina Press Website, or download them as a PDF.


News and Call for Papers

Social Media

Our conference social media is now live. Find us at @mediapsych23 on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram to stay up to date and interact.
Use #Mediapsych23 when posting about the conference to stay connected.
Our university uses #uni_lu and is also always happy to be tagged in conference posts.

Poster Guidelines

Please create the poster in portrait format Din-A0 (i.e. 84.1 × 118.9 cm or 33.1 x 46.8″).
Landscape format is not really suitable for the poster walls we have here at our university. The poster itself should then include results, unlike what was required in the submission.
Beyond that, only your imagination determines the further design.

Call For Papers

The conference offers several types of submissions, all of which will be peer reviewed. All submissions can be uploaded via ConfTool as of 23 January, 2023. Each author may submit and present only one contribution as first author (not applicable to JMP Special selection), additional contributions as co-author are welcome.

Research reports (300 words max)
Proposals for research reports should provide (1) a brief description of the theoretical background, (2) research questions, and (3) a summary of the methodological approach. Please do not include any results of your study in the submission. Submissions will be judged on the quality of theory and methods, not results. However, participants are expected to present their results at the conference.
Reviewing process: Everyone who submits a research report will also be a reviewer.
Poster (300 words max)
Like research reports, the abstract for poster submissions should include (1) a brief description of the theoretical background, (2) research questions, and (3) a summary of the methodological approach. Please do not include any results of your study in the submission. Participants are expected to present their results at the conference. Reviewing process: Everyone who submits a poster will also be a reviewer.
Position Paper (500 words max)
Proposals for position papers or theoretical contributions describe theoretical approaches or concepts in greater detail, which may include methodology. Submissions should cover a current topic in media psychology and be of broad interest to the research community. Position papers may focus on systematic reviews or meta-analyses, but also on advances in theoretical work or new approaches to describing and understanding the available literature in a particular area.
Reviewing process: Members of the scientific committee will serve as reviewers.
Full papers – JMP Special Selection Panel (4000 words max)
In collaboration with the Journal of Media Psychology (JMP), there will be an opportunity to submit full papers on topics relevant to media psychology—preferably, of course, on the conference theme—that meet the JMP author guidelines. We especially encourage authors in non-tenure positions to submit papers here. Reviewing is carried out in a two-stage procedure. Once a submitted paper has been accepted for the panel in a first step, it is automatically considered a “Revise and Resubmit” for the JMP. If the revised version is submitted to the JMP after the conference, the journal will handle the reviewer assignment. Reviewing process: Members of the DGPs experienced in reviewing journal submissions will serve as reviewers.
For more information, see the PDF version of the Call for Papers.
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The preliminary conference and preconference schedule overview can be downloaded here.



A schedule with details of all sessions (incl. speakers, rooms and chairs) can be downloaded here.

Find an online version here.

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to welcome 

Meryl Alper

Department of Communication Studies
Northeastern University, Boston

Sonia Livingstone

Department of Media and Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science


PhD Workshop

The conference will be preceded by a Workshop for PhD students of Media Psychology, organised by Leonard Reinecke, Sabine Trepte, and German Neubaum. The workshop will take place on the first day of the conference (6 September) at the conference venue on the Campus Belval of the University of Luxembourg. All PhD students working on topics from media psychology and related areas are welcome to apply – especially students who are pursuing an academic career after their dissertations. As part of this workshop, participants will work on their individual presentation and writing skills, discuss their PhD projects, receive advice on career planning, and will have the opportunity for networking. The entire workshop will be held in English. To enable intensive group work and mentoring, a maximum of 9 PhD students will be accepted. Informal applications should include a short motivation letter, a CV, and a brief description of the dissertation topic (in English).

Please send these files electronically to


The application deadline is 1 July, 2023.

Workshop on Theory Construction

The conference will be preceded by a workshop on “Theory Construction: Building and Advancing Media Psychological Theories” held by Dr. Daniel Possler and Asst. Prof. Dr. Adrian Meier. The half-day workshop will introduce the basic concepts, structure, and quality criteria of social scientific theories and present hands-on procedures for building and advancing theory in media psychology. The workshop will take place from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm on the first day of the conference (6 September) at the conference venue on the Campus Belval of the University of Luxembourg, followed by the Get Together. All media psychologists interested in developing and advancing theories, whether in the context of a “grand” theory project or as a basis for theory-building empirical contributions, are welcome. A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted (preference will be given to applications from early career scholars, i.e., non-tenured applicants).

Further information on the workshop and the application procedure can be downloaded here. Applications can be submitted here: Google Form.

The application deadline is 1 July, 2023. PLEASE APPLY SOON!

Pricing information

Registration fees

Early bird accepted until 3 July, 2023

Late accepted until 25 August, 2023

Any later, on site payments only.

If you would like to attend the conference dinner, please register no later than August 29th.

When registering you can support student participants by donating an amount of your choice.
After the conference, the donation amount will be divided between the students who have registered for a partial reimbursement of their conference costs.

If you are a student or PhD student interested in partial reimbursement of your conference expenses,
please send an email to mediapsych2023@uni.lu.


member or non-member
on site
  • early bird : 25€
  • late : 50€


on site
  • early bird : 75€
  • late : 100€


on site
  • early bird : 100€
  • late : 125€

Conference dinner

member or non-member


University of Luxembourg: Belval Campus

The conference will take place on the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg. 
University of Luxembourg – Belval Campus
2, Avenue de l’Université – L- 4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Public Transport

All public transport in Luxembourg is completely free of charge, this includes trains, as well as busses. All relevant informations and bus and train schedules can be found at www.mobiliteit.lu.


Highway speed limit is 130km/h, 110km/h when raining. Country road speed limit is 90km/h and 50km/h with city limits. Eating and drinking (incl. non-alcoholic beverages) is prohibited while driving.

There is a car park directly in front of the Maison du Savoir, where all events take place. However, this car park, like all others in the vicinity, is subject to a charge (this even applies to employees of the University of Luxembourg).

The least expensive parking is a park-and-ride lot at the Raemerich roundabout (3€ for 6h or 5€ for the entire day, Mon-Fri), but it requires a short walk (900 m, 12 minutes) or free bus ride (P+R Raemerich to Porte des Sciences): https://tinyurl.com/3n4h6y2b

Tourist Activities

We have put together a number of suggestions for tourist activities in Luxembourg and offer you a free guided tour of Luxembourg City on September 8th at 5pm (register for the free tour by August 24th via email to louise.racke@uni.lu). 

Find more information here.

Organisation & contact

Scientific Committee

André Melzer
Elisabeth Holl
Lena Frischlich
Aileen Oeberst
Leonard Reinecke
Regine Frener
Miriam-L. Hale
Gary L. Wagener
Nick D. Bowman

Local Organisation

André Melzer
Elisabeth Holl
Miriam-L. Hale
Gary L. Wagener
Betty Geidel
Kriti Kelkar
Nicole Knoblauch
Louise Racke

Important Dates 2023