Psychology and Spirituality Society 2007 Conference
- Psychology and Spirituality Society 2007 Conference
Friday 20 July
Spirituality in Australia
Psychological, social and religious perspectives
The purpose of the conference is to foster research and dialogue between psychologists, social scientists and religious leaders around the theme of spirituality in Australia today. Although some research relating psychology and religion/spirituality has been conducted in Australia, there is little interdisciplinary research that includes psychological perspectives. A first step is to begin the dialogue.
Topics that could be addressed include spirituality and -
a.. Contemporary Australian society
b.. Inter-faith dialogue: Christian, Muslim and other perspectives
c.. Gender and sexuality
d.. Secular and religious leadership
e.. Personal identity
f.. Human development, life stages and crises
g.. Religious education
h.. Professional practice
Dr David Tacey, Associate Professor and Reader in Arts and Critical Enquiry, at La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Mehmet Ozalp, one of the founding directors and President of Affinity Intercultural Foundation, Sydney.
Call for Papers
Abstracts of 150 words are to be submitted via email to Maureen Miner by Friday 1st June 2007. Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts for a paper or poster session will be provided by 15 June.
Papers: Presenters may nominate to submit their papers for peer review in order to have the paper or poster published electronically within the Conference Proceedings according to DEST guidelines. In addition, we are planning a separate monograph of the best papers. Papers should be approximately 5000 words and the conference presentation no more than 20 minutes.
Authors requesting peer review for publication must submit papers by 29th June. Reviews will be sent to authors by 13 July and final papers (including any revisions as a result of reviewers' comments or discussion at the conference) must be received by 17th August.
Conference Organiser and contact for academic matters:
University of Western Sydney
Contact for administrative matters:
School of Psychology Administrative Officer (Research) UWS
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