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CFP Main Conference MediaPsych 2019

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CFP Main Conference MediaPsych 2019

MediaPsych 2019 - The 11th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society

Chemnitz, September 4-6, 2019

The 11th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society will take place from September 4th to 6th, 2019, at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. Both, the division and the local organizers, (Peter Ohler & Günter Daniel Rey) sincerely invite all of you to come to Chemnitz to join the discussion.

National and international Researchers from all areas of media psychology as well as associated disciplines are invited. We welcome contributions focused on a broad range of topics that demonstrate the importance and impact of ‘the media’ in its various forms.

The conference will be held in English. The program will include keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, thematic panels and sessions and poster sessions. The division will also give out the Best Paper Award 2019 at the conference. In cooperation with the Journal of Media Psychology, the conference will also host a special pre-registered reports panel of JMP with a separate Call for Papers which can be found below.

The conference will be part of a ”thematic week on Digitization” at TU Chemnitz with several ancillary academic and public events. More information on all the events will be available on the conference website in winter 2018. The full program of all events will be available in Spring 2019.


The conference invites several types of submissions:

  • Position papers/Theoretical Papers (extended abstract of 1000 words)
  • Research Reports (abstract of 500 words)
  • Posters (abstract of 500 words)
  • Panel session proposal (3 to 4 contributors plus a discussant; panel session proposals require a 500 word rationale for the panel as well as 500 word abstracts for each contribution)

Submitted proposals should provide (1) a brief description of the theoretical background, (2) research questions, and (3) a summary of the methodological approach. Please do not include any results of your study in the submission. Submissions will be judged on quality of theory and methods, not results. However, participants are expected to present their results at the conference.

All submissions must be anonymous (all identifying information must be removed from the paper). The indicated word count does not include references and figures.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Conference Committee. Each author may submit and present only one contribution as first author; additional contributions as co-author are welcome. The submission system will be available from January 1st to April 1st, 2019 via the conference website.

PhD Workshop

The conference will be preceded by a Workshop for PhD students of media psychology, jointly organized by Leonard Reinecke, Özen Odağ and Diana Rieger. The workshop will take place on first day of the conference (September 4, 2019 ). A maximum of 8 doctoral students will be accepted. The application deadline is Junes 1st, 2019. More information on the workshop is available here:

Conference Venue

Chemnitz University of Technology – Campus Reichenhainer Straße

Reichenhainer Straße 90 – D-09126 Chemnitz

Central Lecture Hall Building

Important Dates

  • January 1st, 2019:

    Registration and online submission system is open

  • April 1, 2019:

    Submission deadline

  • May 1st, 2019:

    Notification of acceptance

  • June 1st, 2019:

    Application deadline for the PhD workshop

  • June 15, 2019:

    Deadline for Early Bird registration

  • September 4-6, 2019:


  • September 4, 2019:

    PhD workshop and Get Together

  • September 5, 2019:

    Business meeting and Conference dinner

Conference Organizers

Peter Ohler, Media Psychology
Günter Daniel Rey, Psychology of Learning with Digital Media

Daniel Pietschmann, Media Psychology
Sascha Schneider, Psychology of Learning with Digital Media

CFP Pre-Registered Reports Panel JMP

Pre-Registered Reports Panel at the Media Psychology 2019 Conference

For the 11th conference of the Media Psychology Division of the DGPs in September 2019 in Chemnitz, the Media Psychology Division and the Journal of Media Psychology (JMP; Editor in Chief: Christoph Klimmt) jointly promote media psychologists’ engagement in open science and research robustness.

Since 2015, JMP invites authors to submit Pre-Registered Reports: In Phase 1, authors “register” hypotheses and study protocols before data are collected – and, if positively evaluated, receive an „In-principle Accept,“ after which in Phase 2 they proceed with data collection and writing of the final paper (read more about Pre-Registered Reports here).

We now offer authors of Pre-Registered Reports submitted to JMP the opportunity to present their work at the Media Psychology 2019 conference in Chemnitz! All you need to do is submit a Phase 1 Pre-Registered Proposal to the JMP and indicate in the cover letter that you would like to participate in the Pre-Registered Reports Panel at the conference. If your submission is sent out for review at JMP, it is automatically accepted for presentation at the conference! Peer Review at JMP continues as usual.

All such submissions made to JMP until May 31, 2019 are considered.

In the Pre-Registered Reports Panel, authors will have the opportunity to present their research designs (or completed studies, depending on how far they already have proceeded) to the media psychology research community.

Further, a jury (independent from JMP’s own peer review process) will determine the most promising proposal, which will receive financial support from the Media Psychology Division up to 750 EUR.

What do you get from submitting your proposal at JMP and presenting your ideas in Chemnitz?

  • You get the chance to present your proposal and discuss it with other media psychologists and the journal’s editors.
  • You have the chance to receive financial support for your pre-registered study.
  • You foster the idea of open science, making media psychology one of the pioneering disciplines.

Important Dates

  • May 31, 2019:

    Submit your Pre-Registered Proposal to the Journal of Media Psychology

  • June 15, 2019:

    Get an invitation by the Conference Organizers to present your proposal in Chemnitz (note: if your Pre-Registered Proposal has been sent out for review, it is automatically accepted for presentation at the conference)

  • September 4-6, 2019:

    Present your work at the conference and compete for financial support by the Media Psychology Division