20th Conference of the
International Society for
Theoretical Psychology

Theme: Theory as engagement

20–24 May 2024
Belgrade, Serbia

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ISTP 2024

A call for engaged theorising has a long history, however it seems as timely and needed today as ever, particularly in psychology. Theory is an inevitable tool for engaging in the world and contributing to individuals and communities in navigating complex environments and potential futures. The beauty of theorising is that it transcends national, historical, social, and linguistic barriers while simultaneously serving as a tool for their critical examination, provided that it is respectful, honest, transparent, dialogical, and reflexive.

We welcome scholars from around the world and belonging to different theoretical and critical traditions in psychology and beyond to join us in presence for the 20th ISTP conference, which will take place at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, May 20–24, 2024 — our first in-person meeting since Copenhagen in 2019!

We invite communication and discussion that bring back to the fore the vital, engaged, dialogical nature of the exercise of theorising as well as its historical, institutional, ethical, or societal implications.

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Extended submission deadline: before November 1st, 2023

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