We are excited to announce the biennial World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression in Paris, France. The World Meeting will be held at the Université Paris Descartes from Tuesday, July 10 to Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Please visit the World Meeting website for all the information that you will need to plan for the meeting.
Call for Abstracts →


Scientific Program

The scientific program of the 2018 World Meeting represents multidisciplinary research on aggressive behavior and will include 4 days of presentations within a 5-day period (Tuesday to Saturday). It will also include:

  • A preconference workshop for ISRA’s Young Investigators Program one day (Monday)
  • ISRA Presidential Address by Mike Potegal
  • Plenary lectures for internationally recognized aggression scholars
  • Organized symposia and oral paper presentations 
  • Poster sessions

Conference proceedings and a pocket program will be included in the registration fee. In addition, select contributions from the World Meeting will be considered for publication in a special issue of International Review of Social Psychology.

Social Program

The social program includes a welcome wine reception on Monday evening, a welcome lunch on Tuesday, a poster session reception, a river cruise with optional dinner on Wednesday evening, a closing award banquet on Friday evening, and a day off for tourism on Saturday (‘Bastille Day’). 

Important Dates

February 1, 2018: Deadline for submission of symposia proposals
March 1, 2018: Deadline for submission of paper and poster abstracts
March 15, 2018: Deadline for applications to the Young Investigator Program
April 1, 2018: Notification of submission acceptance/rejection
June 20, 2018: Late registration begins (additional fees)
July 10-14, 2018: Conference meeting dates

Preparing Contributions to the Scientific Program

Oral presentations
Individual oral presentations will be aggregated by the Program Committee into themed panels. Each presentation will be allotted at least 20-25 minutes (this includes 5-10 minutes for discussion).

Submitting a symposium requires the proposer (organizer or “chair”) to organize multiple presentations around a central topic. Session length will vary, depending on the number of proposed presentations within each symposium (typically 3-4). However, individual presentations will usually be 20-25 minutes with additional time set aside for discussion and questions.

Poster Presentations
Posters will be on display in the Medical School of the Paris Descartes University throughout the entire day of presentation. Specific requirements for poster dimensions will be provided in early 2018.


Past Meetings

XXII — Sydney, Australia, July 19–23, 2016
President: Kaj Björkqvist (Finland)
Introductory video →

XXI — Atlanta, Georgia, July 15-19, 2014
President: John Knutson (USA)
Research briefs from the meeting have also been published.

XX — Walferdange, Luxembourg, July 17-21, 2012
President: Craig Anderson (USA)

XIX — Storrs, Connecticut (University of Connecticut), United States, July 27-31 2010
President: Deborah Richardson (USA)

XVIII — Budapest, Hungary, July 8-13, 2008
President: Menno Kruk (the Netherlands)

XVII — Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, July 2006
President: Caroline Blanchard (USA)

XVI — Santorini, Greece, September 2004
President: John Archer (UK)

XV — Montreal, Canada (McGill University), July, 2002
President: Ed Donnerstein (USA)

XIV — Valencia, Spain (University of Valencia), July 2000
President: Jaap Koolhaus (the Netherlands)

XIII — Mahwah, New Jersey (Ramapo College), United States, July 1998
President: Rowell Huesmann (USA)

XII — Strasbourg, France (Universite Louis Pasteur), 1996
President: Dan Olweus (Norway)

XI — Delray Beach, Florida (Florida Atlantic University), 1994
President: Robert Blanchard (USA)

X — Siena, Italy (Universita Degli Studi Di Siena), 1992
President: Adam Fraczek (Poland)

IX — Banff, Alberta, Canada (University of Lethbridge), 1990
President: Leonard Eron (USA)

VIII — Swansea, Wales (University of Swansea), 1988
President: Kirsti Lagerspetz (Finland)

VII — Chicago, Illinois (University of Illinois at Chicago), 1986
President: Seymour Feshbach (USA)

VI — Turku, Finland (Abo Akademi), 1984
President: Paul Brain (UK)

V — Mexico City, 1982
President: Leonard Berkowitz (USA)

IV — Haren, the Netherlands (University of Groningen), 1980
President: Pierre Karli (France)

III — Washington, D.C. (National Academy of Sciences), 1978
President: David Hamburg (USA)

II — Paris, France, 1976
President: Anthony Barnett (Australia)

I — Toronto, Canada, 1974
President: John Paul Scott (USA)

Founding meeting—Tokyo, Japan, 1972
President: Saul Rosenzweig (USA)

Off-year meetings have also been held in Strasbourg, France (1979); Zeist, The Netherlands (1983); Parma, Italy (1985); Univ. of Seville, Spain (1987); Szombathely, Hungary (1989); and Jerusalem, Israel (1991).