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Call for Papers: International Conference on the Fragmented Self @ Indraprastha College for Women, DU [Delhi, Oct 30-31]: Submit by Aug 15: Expired

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Extensive psychological enquiries, anthropological ventures, and philosophical postulations have ascertained that the ‘Self’ is complex, abysmal, and elusive. Attempts to map the uncharted terrain of ‘Self’ have left the scientific community with an unsatisfying piece of knowledge: what is ‘Self’ and ‘not self’.
Contemporaneous developments – specifically, technological furtherance and the rise of mass media platforms – have helped in unveiling untouched facades of ‘Self’.
The Conference will focus on understanding the concept of ‘Self’ as well as its multifaceted and multi-dimensional nature. Various theories spanning many schools of thought within Psychology will thus be critically analysed and scrutinised to understand what constitutes our understanding of ‘Self’.
Further, the Conference will attempt to explore the compartmentalisation of ‘Self’ into ideal versus real, public versus private, and the numerous ‘selves’ that exist within, etc. These theories will be examined by superimposing the realities of the contemporary world and juxtaposing them with a traditional understanding of these conceptions. We hope to then understand how the ‘Self’ is evolved and whether the boundaries we claim really do exist.
The Conference has been envisaged for researchers, practitioners and students of Psychology and allied disciplines across Universities, cities and countries. Students, researchers and faculty members from various Universities/educational institutions are being invited.

  • Perspectives on Self: a. Self-Psychology
    b. Cultural Knowledge and Understanding
  • Exploring Identity: a. Identify as Transient?
    b. Creative Explorations
  • Self & Social Media: a. Anomy and Concerns of the Young
    b. Influence of Media on Self Understanding
  • Self Identity & Gender: a. Gender Burden
    b. Epidemiology of Disorders
    c. Sexual Identity, Roles and Wellbeing
    d. Exploring and Exploding Binaries
  • Stories of Love & Conflict: a. Self and the Other
    b. Self and Identity in Relationships
    c. Negotiating Conflict
  • Fame, Self & Identity: a. Adulation: Its Need and Effects
    b. The “Public” Publicised Self
    c. Private Negotiations
  • Towards Wellness: a. Maximising Access to Mental Health Services
    b. Integrating ‘Selves’
    c. Wellbeing and Growth

Call for Papers
he Abstract submitted for consideration should contain the title of the research paper, the author’s(s) full name, email address, name of the institution/ organisation/ university, and contact details i.e. mobile/ landline numbers. The Abstract should indicate the research background, objective of the paper, methodology and important findings.
The text of the Abstract should be justified, typed in 12-point Times New Roman. It must not exceed 300 words. A maximum of 4-6 keywords should also be listed alphabetically, separated by commas and full stop at the end. Abstracts must be submitted electronically, latest by 15th August 2017 to the following email address: psychology@ip.du.ac.in
Click here to Download Conference Call for Papers Document (PDF).
Publication: We are pleased to announce that all accepted Papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of Psychological Studies, the Official Journal of the National Academy of Psychology published by Springer. It is for this reason that the Abstract submission date has been extended to 15th August 2017.
Additionally, all Abstracts of Papers presented will be published in the Book of Abstracts.
Registration Fees

Registration Fee for Foreign Nationals other than SAARC
Registration Fee for SAARC Nationals
Registration Fee for Indian Nationals
Early Professional Registration31 August 2017
USD 200.0
USD 125.0
3000.00 INR
Early Student/ Research Scholar Registration31 August 2017
USD 125.0
USD 100.0
2500.00 INR
Companion Full Registration30 September 2017
USD 100.0
USD 75.0
2000.00 INR
Professional Registration30 September 2017
USD 250.0
USD 200.0
4000.00 INR
Student/ Research Scholar Registration30 September 2017
USD 175.0
USD 125.0
3500.00 INR

The Registration Fee includes access to all Conference Sessions, Conference Kit, Book of Abstracts/ CD, Tea/ Coffee, Breakfast, All Lunches and Snacks. Registered Companions will not receive the Conference Kit, Book of Abstracts/ CD, however they shall be allowed access to all Sessions and Conference meals. Registration Fee once paid cannot be refunded.

  • Abstract text should be justified, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Word limit – 300 words
  • A maximum of 4-6 keywords should be listed
  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically to psychology@ip.du.ac.in
  • The last date for Abstract submission has been extended to 15th August 2017.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: August 15, 2017
  • Abstract Acceptance: August 21, 2017
  • Submission of Full Papers: October 3, 2017

Dr. Surabhika Maheshwari
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Email address: smaheshwari@ip.du.ac.in
Mobile: (+91) 9810-510-536

For more information on the competition, click here.


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