• Recollections of the 1967 Louvain Summer Institute

    In their comprehensive account of the formation and development of the European Association of (Experimental) Social Psychology[Read more]

  • Early Activities: Publications

    In his 1969 presidential report, Moscovici wrote: “The Executive Committee estimates that the diffusion of European social ps[Read more]

  • Early Activities: Summer Schools

    Reading what Moscovici and Tafjel wrote about the early summer schools (The Hague in 1965 and Leuven in 1967) leaves one with t[Read more]

  • Early Activities: Visits and Meetings

    The addresses held by the first two presidents of the Association, Serge Moscovici and Henri Tajfel, at the end of their term [Read more]

  • The Frascati Conference: The Second Step

    To carry out the intentions formulated at the end of the Sorrento Conference early in 1964 the Planning Committee and Lanzetta[Read more]

EASP: Then and now 

The Past, the Present and the Future

Eddy Van Avermaet

The EASP was founded with clear goals in mind: To bring Europeans social psychologists together, advance the quality of research and research training with due respect for diversity in theoretical approaches and methodology, and put European social psychology on the map of the international scene of social psychology. Fifty years have passed since …


Eddy Van Avermaet

Editors note: In 2020 the Awards have been renamed to put the emphasis on the person of the recipient, rather than on the founding fathers of social psychology. It has been a tradition of EASP to honor members who made an outstanding contribution to the discipline of social psychology or the Association. On the occasion of our General Meetings …

Joint Activities with Other Associations

Eddy Van Avermaet

The original Articles described one of the ways in which the objectives of the Association could be reached as: “the interchange of information relating to this subject between the members and other associations throughout the world towards an international achievement of these objects and purposes.” A look at the present formal links and joint …


Eddy Van Avermaet

From the beginning, the Association’s founders considered it important that communication among the members and between the Executive Committee and the members would not only take place via conferences, exchange visits and specialized seminars, but also through a regularly appearing ‘letter’, sent to all members. To achieve this goal the …

From Exchange Visits to Grants

by Eddy Van Avermaet

The founders of the Association felt that the organization of ‘exchange visits’ was one of the ways to contribute towards setting up joint research projects and towards creating networks of social psychologists across Europe. Members were stimulated to submit proposals for such exchange visits that would be (partly) funded by the Association. What …

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