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The European Association of Social Psychology Summer School, 2012
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The summer school, a long-time EASP tradition, is held every two years. The main goal is to familiarize students with the latest theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments in specific subfields of social psychology. This in turn should help them plan and execute their own research projects in the future. An equally important function is to facilitate contact among young scholars from different countries, encouraging collaborative relationships and research. Previous summer schools have been very successful in this regard.

SPSP participates in the European Association of Social Psychology Summer Schools by co-sponsoring up to 5 students enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the United States or Canada. For information about the application requirements please see the Apply link.

EASP Summer School, 2012, Limerick, Ireland

The 2012 EASP Summer School will be hosted by the Departmentof Psychology and the Centre for Social Issues Researchthe 6th and the 19thof August 2012. In the tradition of the EASPSummer Schools, applicants are invited to apply for participation in one of thefollowing five workshops:

Workshop 1:Groups, identity, and health

Teachers:Alex Haslam (University of Exeter, UK) & Stephen Gallagher (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Workshop 2: Morality in self, emotion, and social relations

Teachers: Colin Wayne Leach (Universityof Connecticut, USA) & Patricia M.Rodriguez Mosquera (Wesleyan University, USA)

Workshop 3: Intergroup Relations: Differentidentities -> Different psychologies for ethnic minorities and nationalmajorities?

Teachers:Karen Phalet (University of Leuven, Belgium) & Anca Minescu (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Workshop 4: 'The space between us': The role ofintergroup boundaries in shaping social inclusion, integration, and well-being.

Teachers:John Dixon (Lancaster University, UK), Kevin Durrheim(University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa) & OrlaMuldoon (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Workshop 5: When is life meaningful? Social cognitiveprocesses underlying inferences of meaninglessness and meaningfulness

Teachers:Leonard L. Martin (University ofGeorgia, USA) & Eric R. Igou (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Applications are welcome from PhD students based at a European University, and should follow the guidelines described on the EASP Summer School webpage of the Department of Psychology at UL (

Interested participants are required to email a completed application form and arrange for a letter of reference to be sent to the address: . The deadline for applications is January 15, 2012. Decisions on the selection of participants are communicated by the 30th of March 2012.

(PhD students based at a US or Australian university will have to apply via the SPSP and SASP, respectively. A different set of deadlines may apply in their case.

Please visit the following websites for more information: or, respectively).

Once accepted participants to the 2012 EASP Summer School are required to pay the fee of 550 Euro to the University of Limerick, by the 30thof May 2012.

 For inquiries about the 2012 EASP Summer School, please contact the local organizing team via Anca Minescu (, Tel: +353 (0) 61 234859) or directly to the Summer School email address:

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