Differential Sport Psychology -
Personality Research in Sport Science

40th Annual asp Conference - 1st - 3rd May 2008 in Berne

Do successful athletes possess a different personality structure than their less successful counterparts? What personality characteristics (e.g. specific emotions or coping styles) do competing athletes exhibit when achieving a peak performance in their discipline? Which personality type opts for which type of sport? What influence does health-related physical exercise have on specific personality traits? Can pedagogical postulates regarding the positive effects of physical education on personality development be empirically substantiated? What influence do specific types of sport activities have on motor characteristics of personality?

The Institute of Sport Science of the University of Berne cordially invites you to the 40th annual asp Conference from the 1st to the 3rd of May 2008, where research questions in the nature of the above will be the focus of this year's event. The theme for the 2008 Conference of the German Association of Sport Psychology (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie, asp) is "Differential Sport Psychology - Personality Research in Sport Science".

We would like to combine this invitation with a call for papers and request the submission of scientific contributions (lectures, posters or group sessions) by February 3rd 2008. Please note the organisational guidelines as well as the dates and deadlines available on this Website. As in every annual asp Conference, contributions not directly related to this year's theme are also welcome.

As is every year the case, the 12th Workshop for the up-and-coming researchers will precede the conference. This workshop will take place from the 29th of April to the 1st of May 2008. Junior researchers in the field of sport psychology and related disciplines are very welcome to participate.

We are looking forward to welcoming all conference participants in May 2008 in Ittigen near Berne at the House of Sport, the Headquarters of Swiss Olympic.

Prof. Dr. Achim Conzelmann
Dr. Gorden Sudeck
Katrin Lehnert
Corinne Ammann


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