Call for Papers

Presentations or posters may address various issues within the following (suggested) topics:

  • Psychological aspects of religious life
  • Psychology of spirituality
  • Theory and methodology in the psychology of religion
  • The classics of the psychology of religion and their heritage
  • Research on contemporary religiosity
  • Multiculturalism and migration from a psychology of religion perspective
  • Religion and mental health
  • Existential health
  • Public mental health and religion
  • Experimental- and cognitive approaches in the study of religion and spirituality
  • Varieties of religious experience
  • Religious conversion and deconversion
  • New religious movements and the phenomena of New Spirituality
  • Psychology of religion and spirituality in Poland – current research and theoretical perspectives (sessions in Polish language, limited to 12 abstract submissions, abstracts can be submitted in Polish language)
  • Developmental psychology and religion
  • Religious education
  • Brain, behavior, religion
  • Cognitive and biological studies of religion

Submission of abstracts is open till 31 January 2016 via this webpage: Abstract Submission.


Language of the conference is English.

There is a possibility of submitting an abstract in Polish to the session “Psychology of religion and spirituality in Poland – current research and theoretical perspectives” (limited to 12 submissions, accepted according to the date of submission).

Posters can be submitted both in English and Polish.


The organizers are planning to publish conference papers (after a successful peer-review process) through the following venues:

  • The international journal “Studia Religiologica” (rated 8 points by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
  • Post-conference e-book – open access (rated 5 points by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
  • Post-conference edited volume on existential health in the context of healthcare, education and well-being

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Download Call for Papers in PDF format: Call_for_Papers.pdf.

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