Social Psychology PhD Student Workshop

The SoDoc meeting at the Jacobs University of Bremen is an annual consultation possibility for PhD students in Social Psychology from German-speaking countries. The workshop is however also open for a limited number of international students and the workshop language is English. It will be held from june 24 till june 27.

Deadline: 31/03/2010

The aim of the workshop is to provide an opportunity to present your ongoing PhD project and preliminary data, and to receive feedback from fellow graduate students as well as from experienced teachers. Participants will work in small groups (up to 15 students) with one of the teachers. Each group will have a certain main theme, based on the teachers’ field of expertise (see below). When you apply, you can choose which group you would like to participate in. In these groups you can present your doctoral project (30 min.), followed by a 15 min. discussion, to receive comments and suggestions.

Each teacher will also provide a keynote address and an open question and answer session with all four teachers will round of the program. In this Q & A session, PhD students can ask the teachers about topics concerning scientific work, such as ethics, publishing, or applied research, and about steps in scientific career planning, e. g. organizing a stay abroad or a Post-Doc abroad.

The workshops will offer ample opportunities to get to know other PhD students and their work, to build networks, to develop new research ideas, and of course – to have a lot of fun. Above and beyond the scientific schedule there will therefore be a number of social events in which you can participate. Stay tuned for more information!

The groups:

1. Social cognitive / Cultural Psychology
Teacher: Ulrich Kühnen, Jacobs University

2. Organizational Social Psychology
Teacher: Steffen Giessner, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands

3. Acculturation, Prejudice & Intergroup Attitudes
Teacher: Andreas Zick, Universität Bielefeld

4. Aggression / Applied Social Psychology
Teacher: Barbara Krahé, University of Potsdam


Since the University is located in a sub-urban area of Bremen, the University offers an accomodation on the campus.

The costs for the rooms are:
Double room / shared bathroom: €35 per night
Single room: €45,- per night.

You can indicate your accommodation preference in the registration form. Please note that the fees do not cover any expenses for meals during the workshop.
You can also stay in an off-campus accommodation, some recommendations can be find here. Notice however, it will take around 30 minutes to get to the University and there will be some additional costs for the public transport.

Participation fee

The SoDoc workshops are supported by the Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie of the German Psychological Association. Members of the Fachgruppe are therefore eligible for a discount for the workshop.

The participation fee for the workshop is €45,-
Members of the Fachgruppe may register for €35,-

Only after you receive our confirmation of the acceptance of your application, the accommodation AND participation fees are to be paid by bank transfer.


You can apply by filling in the online form here and send it before 31 march 2010.

They will notify you at the end of April of the acceptance of your application.

More information can be found on their website.

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