Informations in English 2018

1. Call for Papers and Submission Templates 2018

You can find the Call for Papers for the conference of the DGPPF 2018 here (english / german).



2. Information about the Conference 2018

Growing Together – Promoting the Positive Development of Individuals, Organizations and Society
3rd Conference oft the German Association for Positive-Psychological Research (DGPPF)
Ruhr University Bochum, 3 – 5 May 2018

Conference Chairs

  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Corinna Peifer (peifer(at)
  • Prof. Dr. Michaela Brohm-Badry (brohm-badry(at)


Preliminary Planning

15.10.2017: Call for Papers
31.01.2018: Submission deadline for contributors
01.03.2018: Notification of the authors
01.03. – 31.03.2018: Participation registration early booking
01.04. – 30.04.2018: Participation registration
03.05. – 05.05.2018: Conference of the DGPPF in Bochum


Keynotes of the Conference

  • Tanja Gabriele Baudson (University of Luxembourg)
  • Tobias Esch (University of Witten/ Herdecke)
  • Maike Luhmann (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Jürgen Margraf (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Willibald Ruch (University of Zurich, Switzerland)



The registration for the third conference of the DGPPF is now open.

In the registration system, you can also book our social evening on the 04th of May 2018: It takes place in the Hardys, a cozy mix of restaurant and club with a beautiful outdoor area for the early-summer evening. For 50 €, the program includes a champagne reception, a delicious buffet (including vegetarian options), good music and above all: many interesting people for informal exchange. We would be happy, if you take this opportunity and join us for the social evening!

Please click on your category to get to the registration.

  No member of the DGPPF Member of the DGPPF Note
Full rate  300 €

(from April 1st: 320 €)

 190 €

(from April 1st: 220 €)

Doctoral students  210 €

(from April 1st: 230 €)

 150 €

(from April 1st.: 170 €)

Please send proof of your doctoral studies to konferenz (at)
 Students  95 €  65 € Please send your current matriculation certificate to konferenz (at)

If you are not yet a member of the DGPPF, you can apply for membership here and receive the discounted conference rate.


Hotels in Bochum

  • Ibis Styles (rooms from 68€ / night), Kurt-Schumacher-Platz 13-15, 44787 Bochum
  • Ibis Bochum Zentrum (rooms from 68€ / night) Universitätsstrasse 3, 44789 Bochum
  • Hotel Claudius (rooms from 89 € / night), Düppelstraße 20, 44789 Bochum
  • Mercure Hotel (rooms from 90€ / night) Massenbergstraße 19-21, 44787 Bochum
  • Hotel Ostmeier (rooms from 97€ / night) Westring 35, 44787 Bochum
  • Acora Hotel und Wohnen (rooms from 97€ / night) Nordring 44-50, 44787 Bochum


Cheaper alternatives

  • Youth Hostel: DJH Jugendgästehaus Bochum (shared rooms from 32,40€ / night), Humboldtstraße 59-63, 44787 Bochum
  • Couchsurfing: If you are a student or doctoral student you can ask for couchsurfing opportunities. Please send an email to: konferenz(at)