This preconference will bring together researchers who 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 eight invited speakers who will give talks about extremism from different perspectives, as well as a data blitz and poster sessions.

The idea of the preconference 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. This year’s preconference will focus on self-sacrifice in different realms (e.g., religion, career, sport, helping, relations, etc.)

Preconference Organizers

Erica Molinario, [email protected], Florida Gulf Coast University/Jagiellonian University
Arie W. Kruglanski, [email protected], University of Maryland
Ewa Szumowska, [email protected],  Jagiellonian University


Preconference submissions are now closed. If you have any questions about this preconference, please email the organizers (listed above).