Call for Abstracts



ICP 2020 accepted Abstracts from registered presenters will be published as a Supplement to the International Journal of Psychology.

The  32nd Scientific Committee is pleased to invite authors to submit their abstracts for oral, poster presentations and symposia, to be delivered at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology with its motto: ‘Open Minds, Societies and the World.’
The timetable below the thematic area list sets out key dates for your attention.

The organizers of the  32nd ICP welcome the submissions of abstracts for original contributions to the field in the ICP 2020+ thematic areas.

(All abstract authors are asked to choose the closest relevant thematic area during the submission process)

2nd  Announcement - Call for Abstracts available in PDF here.

Important dates for Abstract Submissions

August 1, 2018Opening abstract submissions for early review
April 1, 2019
July 1, 2019
Deadline for early review abstract submissions
Notification regarding early review submissions
June 1, 2019Opening general abstract submissions
December 1, 2019
March 1, 2020
Deadline for all abstract submissions
Notification regarding general abstract submissions

Abstracts for oral presentations, posters, and symposia may be submitted only electronically using the online form on the Congress website

In the case that electronic submission is not possible, please contact the ICP 2020 Scientific Committee at email address

ICP 2020 presentation formats individuals

By providing a flexible way of submitting abstracts, we are inviting you to help compose the overall congress scientific programme. Each author may select from wide range of different submissions types. Papers may be submitted as individual presentations or as a part of a symposium:

Oral Presentations: 15-minute time slot

Papers submitted to the ICP 2020 thematic areas will be grouped together by the thematic area chairperson into paper sessions allotted of 15 minutes including discussion.

Posters: size of the poster 200 cm (height) x 90 cm (width)

Poster sessions allow presenters and attendees to engage in extended personal discussions regarding presentations that is in paper/cloth or electronical format.

NOTE:  Participants who wish to submit an individual paper may choose between an oral presentation and poster. Both oral presentations and posters submitted and accepted by the Scientific Committee will be handled within the grouped by thematic sessions category topics and the best effort will be exercised to create groups of presentations related by their themes in order to promote networking among the presenters and their audience and in order to facilitate meaningful discussion As the distinction between oral presentations and posters is only a matter of the presentation mode, submissions in both categories will be assessed by the same scientific criteria. The Scientific Committee will determine the final mode of presentation, also taking into account the quality of the proposals, their relationships, temporal and technical possibilities.


Symposia: 90-minute time slot

A symposium is a focused session in which multiple (3-5) participants present their contributions related to a shared theme. The format of a symposium usually consists of an introduction to the topic by the Chairperson to provide the audience with a background for the ensuing discussion. Participants then present their viewpoints, followed by interchange among participants and between the audience and participants. Often the symposium will end with an overview of the proceedings by the chairperson or a discussant.


  • The abstracts will be accepted in English only.
  • The abstracts will be accepted only via online ICP 2020 Submission form.
  • Abstracts will be made available to the participants in an electronic form. The author is solely responsible for the ethical and scientific content of the submission as well as for its proper grammatical and stylistic form. 
  • There are no fees for submitting abstracts
  • The complete abstract is submitted by the Chair of the Symposium including each participant's presentations. 
  • Do not submit the symposium if you do not have all presentations from your symposium participants.

NOTE:  If English in not Author’s first language, we recommend that the abstract is checked by somebody who is fluent in English prior to submission.

ICP 2020 presentation formats for invited speakers

State-of-the-Art Lectures

State-of-the-Art lectures are presented by the most outstanding invited speakers at the ICP 2020.
The time allotted will be 45 minutes, including the discussion time. A Chair will introduce the speaker and moderate a short discussion, or select questions from the audience.

Keynote Addresses

An Invited Keynote Address is a lecture scheduled for 40 minutes, including discussion time, presented by an outstanding invited speaker. All Invited Addresses will have a Chair who will introduce the speaker and moderate a short discussion or select questions from the audience.

Invited Symposia

Invited Symposia are preferably multi-national sessions consisting of three to five presentations and a discussion on a specific topic. Colleagues who will be invited to chair a symposium are asked to gather a group of speakers and discussants for lively exchange, including the state of research and future challenges in their specific field. Invited Symposiums have a duration of 90 minutes.

Controversial Debates

Controversial Debates, a presentation format first introduced at the ICP 2008 in Berlin, will continue in stimulating discussions at the 32nd ICP 2020 in Prague. At this format we will focus on psychologically loaded, exciting topics.  There will be a daily debate in a prominent time slot that will be chaired by leading psychologists.