Welcome to the 13th biennial Conference
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. Depending on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, we may have to switch to a hybrid format. This decision will be made end of June 2023 (about 10 weeks in advance of the conference date).
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Luxembourg!
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.
For more information, see the PDF version of the Call for Papers.
Further information on the programme will follow soon!
We are excited to welcome
6 SEPTEMBER, 2023
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).
The application deadline is 1 July, 2023. PLEASE APPLY SOON!
Early bird until 3 July, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student/PhDmember or non-member
late : 50€
on site : 75€
late : 100€
on site : 125€
late : 125€
on site : 150€
Conference dinnermember 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
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.
Organisation & contact
Gary L. Wagener
Nick D. Bowman
Gary L. Wagener