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SoDoc 2020

Due to the spread of COVID-19 (corona virus), the SoDoc workshop 2020 at LMU Munich has to be cancelled.
Partcipants will be informed about a possible postponed workshop date later this year.

What is the SoDoc workshop?

It is an annual workshop of the Social Psychology Section of the German Psychological Society (DGPs). It provides the opportunity to present ongoing PhD projects and to receive feedback from fellow graduate students and experienced experts.


The SoDoc workshop will take place at the Department for Psychology at LMU Munich, Leopoldstr. 13, 80802 München. It’s situated in München-Schwabing.

For this upcoming SoDoc, we are happy to announce the following expert teachers:

balliet   Prof. Daniel Balliet

   VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands



corcoran   Prof. Katja Corcoran

   University of Graz, Austria



degner  Prof. Juliane Degner

  University of Hamburg, Germany



deutsch   Prof. Roland Deutsch

  Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg, Germany




Over sixty PhD candidates submitted their projects for SoDoc 2020. There will be two presentations formats: Group sessions and a poster session.

Independent of whether you give a talk or present a poster, we want to encourage you to present your projects in a transparent manner. In contrast to most conferences, where it is usually about “showing off” (i.e., presenting only the bright sides of one’s research), we hope we can create an open atmosphere, in which discussions about problems, failures, and concerns are welcome. We think that benevolent but honest discussion of your work is arguably most helpful for everyone.

Group Sessions

There will be four expert teacher groups with ten talks each, which include time for discussion. These talks will be allocated to five group sessions during the workshop. Accordingly, each session will consist of two project presentations, 45min per project.

Poster Session

There will be a 1.5h poster session with around twenty posters giving ample time for viewing all the posters and interesting discussions. There will be a poster award for the best project-outlining and discussion-sparking poster. Additionally, there will be a discussant award for the person who gives the most helpful and valuable feedback during the poster session.

Whether your project was selected as a talk in one of the group session or a poster in the poster session and how best to prepare for it, can be found in the E-Mail we sent on 20.12.2019.

Open Science Workshop

Currently, open science is one of the most important and most discussed issues in social psychology. We want to integrate this into the SoDoc 2020; therefore, we will organize an open science workshop.

Participation Fees

We are doing our best to get funding for the workshop and are in negotiations with different sources to make participation as low-cost as possible. However, as we do not have enough confirmed funding yet, please be prepared to pay a participation fee of up to 50€. If you cannot afford this (and this would ultimately mean that you would have to cancel your participation), please do not hesitate to contact us - we will find a solution.

Hotel Opportunities

We reserved some rooms at two hotels in Munich (carathotel München City and Star Inn München Schwabing). These rooms need to be booked by February 18, 2020. This is to make it easier to find a place to stay but you are of course free to find whatever accommodation you would like. You can look at the two reserved hotels and book them via the link which can be found in the E-Mail we sent on 20.12.2019.

Preliminary Schedule

Here you find the preliminary SoDoc schedule. Participants are welcome to join an informal get-together Tuesday night (March 17th) at 07:00 p.m. (location will be announced soon). The SoDoc workshop officially starts at 09:00 a.m. on Wednesday (March 18th).
In addition to the poster and group sessions and the open science workshop, there will be keynotes by our expert teachers and an “ask the expert”-panel, in which you get to ask questions about social psychology, science and research, and academic careers.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!



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