This preconference will bring together researchers that study various forms of extreme behavior (such as addictions, violent and political extremism, extreme diets, extreme sports, extreme love, extreme humanism or extreme groups) in order to explore the psychological and biological commonalities they share. The line-up includes ten invited speakers who will give talks about extremism from different perspectives, as well as a data blitz and poster sessions.

The conference will be related to the forthcoming handbook on this topic titled ‘The Psychology of Extremism: A Motivational Perspective’ that explores the commonalities that various types of extremism share. The idea of the pre-conference is to bring together researchers from various areas of study and create a platform to exchange thoughts and ideas that can help define the domain of extreme behavior and establish it as a fruitful area of study across levels and disciplines.

Preconference Organizers

Arie Kruglanski,, University of Maryland
Erica Molinario,, Florida Gulf Coast University
Ewa Szumowska,,  Jagiellonian University


We will begin accepting submissions for our 2023 preconferences on Sept. 1. All submissions must be completed by 11:59 PM ET on Nov. 15.
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