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18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission has passed. The abstract submission is now closed.


To submit your abstract go to the submission portal and follow the instructions appearing in the online submission portal.

Before proceeding, it is advisable to prepare your abstract text and store it on your computer, such that you can retrieve it when needed and make sure you have read carefully the abstract preparation and submission guidelines. Make sure your abstract complies with all requirements. Non-compliant abstracts will be discarded and will not be reviewed nor be scheduled for presentation.

Brief guidelines:

  • Title maximum 12 words.
  • Abstract text should not exceed 300 words, excluding a table/figure.
  • Please consider the following outline:
    • Aim: Clearly state the purpose of the abstract.
    • Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects clearly.
    • Results: Present your results in a logical sequence in text and tables.
    • Conclusions: Emphasize new and important aspects of the study (perhaps as a discussion section) and the conclusions that are drawn from them.

You are able to return to your abstract(s) by clicking on the abstract title(s). If you have any incomplete abstract(s), you may change the content of incomplete abstracts until February 13, 2017. If any changes in one of your completed abstracts should be made, please contact the ECDP2017 Secretariat by email. After having submitted your abstract, you will receive an automatic email confirmation (this may take several minutes). If you did not receive it, please contact the ECDP2017 Secretariat.

 Submission types:

  • Paper presentations: (5-8 minutes) may be focused on either empirical findings or theoretical analysis. The program review committee will select individual submissions and schedule a series of paper sessions that include 8 abstracts into thematic sessions.
  • Poster presentations –Posters are recommended for individual, free-standing research presentations. Posters are the appropriate format when material can be explained briefly, is suited for graphic or visual presentation, and/or the presenter would benefit from high levels of interaction and discussion.
  • Paper symposium – A paper symposium is defined as an integrated set of 4-5 presentations on empirical research and theoretical perspectives around a specific topic and emphasize the integration of findings. Symposium organizers are strongly encouraged to incorporate multiple disciplines, and contributions coming from different cultures/countries. It is composed of 4 paper presentations and a discussant or 5 paper presentations.
  • Poster Symposium – A poster symposium is a focused group of 5-8 poster presentations on a common topic. A poster symposium must include multiple perspectives and contributions coming from different cultures/countries. The Discussant of the poster symposium provides integration of perspectives into a meaningful whole. The recommended distribution of time for a session is: 20 minutes for poster viewing and discussion with individual authors, 40 minutes of brief integrative presentations by the chair/discussant and first authors of each poster, 30-minute discussion with the audience.

Thematic areas:

  1. Biological Development
  2. Brain Development
  3. Cognitive Development
  4. Development of social cognition
  5. Developmental methods
  6. Developmental psychopathology and disabilities
  7. Education, Schooling, Child care
  8. Family, parenting, parent-child relationships
  9. Language development and communication
  10. Peer relationships
  11. Prevention and Intervention
  12. Race, ethnicity, culture, context
  13. Social, and personality development