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  • Fourth World Conference on Personality: Call for Abstracts

    Call for abstracts for the Fourth World Conference on Personality, Curaçao, 2—5 April 2024

    The Fourth World Conference on Personality will take place in Curaçao, 2 to 5 April 2024. The call for abstracts has been published on the conference website:

    Some key dates:

    Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2023

    Early-bird registration: 8 March 2024

    Registration of presenting authors: 15 March 2024

    The scientific program committee is looking forward to abstracts from the many corners of the field of personality and from the many regions of the scientific world.

    published: Velichko Fetvadjiev, Fri, 22 Sep 2023

  • Fourth World Conference on Personality: 2—5 April 2024

    Invitation to the Fourth World Conference on Personality, Curaçao, 2—5 April 2024

    With great pleasure we invite you to the Fourth World Conference on Personality, to be held on Curaçao in the Caribbean, 2 to 5 April 2024. The conference accommodates a broad array of topics, such as genetic and cultural aspects of personality, methods, personality change, evolution, personality and work, ability, motives, emotions, the history and future of personality psychology, health, neuroscience, personality in the digital age, etc. The conference website with the call for abstracts will be posted in September.

    The WCP4 Organising Committee

    published: Velichko Fetvadjiev, Wed, 02 Aug 2023

  • Fourth World Conference on Personality

    Finally: The Fourth World Conference on Personality is planned to take place in March–April 2024 in the Caribbean, possibly on Curaçao. Exact dates and conference venue will be announced soon. Have it noted in your agenda!

    The conference aims to cover the field of personality and individual differences in the broadest sense, including such varying topics as: 

    • Structure and dynamics; theory and measurement; culture and values; traits, ability, emotion, and cognition
    • Personality in applied fields (e.g., clinical, organizational, developmental)
    • Personality and biology (e.g., genetics, psycho-neurology)
    • Interfaces with other disciplines (e.g., politics, forensics, economy)

    published: Velichko Fetvadjiev, Sat, 01 Apr 2023

  • published: Boele de Raad, Tue, 08 May 2018

  • Regional News

    The Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU)

    PAPU arose from a meeting held during the 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2012), held in Cape Town in July 2012, where the leadership of African psychology announced their Cape Town Declaration (see: in which they commit to the establishment of a Pan-African Psychology Union to promote the development of psychology as a science and practice in their countries, Africa and the world.
    Consultations were held in various parts of the African continent, resulting in unanimous support for the formation of PAPU, which caters for national, category, university, individual, student and elder membership.

    1st Pan-African Psychology Congress (

    Africa is honored to invite you to the 1st Pan-African Psychology Congress (PAPU2017) to be held in Durban, South Africa on 18-21 September 2017. PAPU2017 is hosted by the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), in collaboration with various African psychology societies and universities, under the auspices of the Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU). This first-ever continental psychology congress promises to be a memorable professional and scientific experience in a unique social and cultural setting. Embracing the theme Psychology for Society, this historic PAPU2017 will showcase the best in psychology and its allied disciplines, featuring academics, researchers, practitioners and students from Africa and the rest of our diverse globe.
    While PAPU2017 seeks to chart a positive trajectory for the growth of psychology in Africa, the scientific program will reflect global cutting-edge and critical trends, including epistemological, theoretical and applied developments and innovations that will contribute to the discipline in all its forms, so that there is more consonance between psychology and the people and environments that make up fast-changing societies everywhere. The scientific program caters to all areas of psychology and related disciplines such as psychiatry, social work and education.

    published: Boele de Raad, Tue, 18 Apr 2017

  • In continuation to the keynote lecture by Robert Hogan at the WCPII in Buzios, Brazil, Robert Hogan and Jeff Foster wrote “Rethinking personality”, an overview and critique of personality psychology. This was followed by commentaries by David Funder, Sergei Shchebetenko, Colin DeYoung, Adrianne Galang, and Bertus Jeronimus & Harriëtte Riese, and concluded with a reply by Hogan and Foster.

    Check out this discussion and other articles published in IJPP.

    published: Boele de Raad, Tue, 18 Apr 2017

  • World Conference on Personality

    Coming soon: location of the 3rd World Conference on Personality

     After WCP-I held in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2013, and WCP-II in Buzios, Brazil in 2016, the next conference, WCP-III, is planned in Asia. The country and the exact location should soon be known, and announced here. Keep on the alert!

    published: Boele de Raad, Tue, 18 Apr 2017

  • World conference on Personality in 2016

    The abstract book can be downloaded as PDF from our website now.

    published: Boele de Raad, Tue, 10 May 2016

  • Second World Conference on Personality in 2016

    Abstract submission reaches closing date on october 15, 2015!!

    The WAPP-journal, the IJPP is live; members of the WAPP can freely submit papers.

    published: Boele de Raad, Fri, 15 Nov 2013

  • Second World conference on Personality in 2016

    Share your ideas on personality, individual differences, and intelligence through discussion, informal encounters, taking position, constructive skepticism, and through plain critique.

    For further details, see

    published: Boele de Raad, Mon, 04 Nov 2013