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ISSBD Conferences and Workshops

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Upcoming Events

Regional Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland
3-5 September, 2015

Workshop on cognitive and socio-emotional development across the lifespan

This workshop is organized for early career scholars – up to 7 years after receiving their highest degree - interested in cognitive and socio-emotional development across the lifespan. This 3-day workshop will bring together experts in lifespan psychology and junior researchers working in lifespan development, child development or aging. The workshop includes both theoretical lectures and lab sessions, and is designed to be highly interactive.

Deadline for applications: May 31st, 2015

For more information and an application form, please click here.

Workshop on Advancing Research on Vulnerable Populations by Early- to Mid-Career Scholars in Africa

The aims of this workshop will be to provide a forum where junior scholars can meet and learn from senior scholars who have outstanding publishing backgrounds. Interested individuals are invited to submit their applications to take part in the 11th ISSBD African Regional Workshop to be held from 4th to 6th November, 2015 in Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Local Organizing Committee

  1. Prof. Kofi Marfo, Professor and Founder, Institute for Human Development, The Aga Khan University, Nairobi
  2. Dr. Maureen Mweru, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Studies Department, Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  3. Dr. Nyakwara Begi, Chairperson, Early Childhood Studies Department, Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  4. Dr. John Ng'asike, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Studies Department, Mount Kenya University, Lodwar
  5. Dr. Peter Mwaura, Chairperson, Educational Psychology Department, Kenyatta University, Nairobi

Deadline for applications: June 30th, 2015

For more information, please click here or contact Dr. Maureen Mweru at for more details.

24th Biennial Meeting for ISSBD
Vilnius, Lithuania
The online registration for ISSBD 2016 is now open! Click here for more details.

ISSBD 25th Biennial Meeting, 2018
ISSBD will be hosting the 25th Biennial Meeting on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from July 8-12, 2018, including preconference workshops on July 7, 2018.

Recent Events

23rd Biennial Meeting for ISSBD
July, 8-12, 2014
Shanghai, China

10th ISSBD African Regional Workshop
September 25-27, 2013
Pretoria, South Africa

ISSBD Regional Workshop
September 3-7, 2013
Budapest, Hungary

22rd Biennial Meeting for ISSBD
July, 8-12, 2012
Edmonton, Canada

ISSBD India workshop report: Chandigarh, October 13-15, 2011
For full details of the workshop in Chandigarh run by Deepali Sharma and Suman Verma

ISSBD Awards 2012

The following scientists were selected as awardees at the 22nd ISSBD Biennial Meeting, Edmonton, Canada:

(1) ISSBD Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award:

AWARDEE: Professor Wyndol Furman from the University of Denver who was nominated by William Bukowski of Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

(2) ISSBD Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Behavioral Development Theory and Research:

AWARDEE: Professor Rainer K. Silbereisen, Ph.D., University of Jena, Germany, who was nominated by Katariina Salmela-Aro from the University of Helsinki and Karina Weichold from the University of Jena.

(3) ISSBD Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Research and Theory in Behavioural Development:

AWARDEE: Dr. Rachel Seginer of the University of Haifa. She was nominated by Margarita Azmitia and Catherine Cooper of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

(4) ISSBD Young Scientist Award:

AWARDEE: Dr. Michael Pleuss, University of California, Davis who was nominated by Jay Belsky, also at the University of California, Davis.

2012 Awards committee:

Toni Antonucci, Chair: Avi Sagi-Schwartz, Jaap Denissen, Jeanette Lawrence.

Toni Antonucci would like to thank the committee members for their tireless hard work.

ISSBD Fellows in 2015

We are delighted to announce the first cohort of ISSBD Fellows, awarded in 2015. ISSBD Fellow status is awarded to ISSBD Members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the field of lifespan human development in the areas of research and/or application. A major feature of ISSBD Fellows is the representativeness of international scholars and international contributions to the advancement of the field.

For the full list, please go to the History page.



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