IAPR Conference 2013


The 2013 Congress of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Congress is organized in collaboration with the University of Lausanne, particularly the Institute for Social Sciences of Religions (ISSR-Religions, Science and Theological Faculty/FTSR) and the Institute of Psychology (IP-Social and Political Sciences Faculty/SSP).
Increasingly, the IAPR Congresses have become an essential place for meeting and dialogue between researchers and scholars from a vast array of countries. We cordially invite you to attend this congress and present your empirical and/or theoretical research in, for example, neurosciences, religion/spirituality, mental health, religious development, cultural perspective or other topics. The main language of this Congress will be English.


Every two years, the International Association for the Psychology of Religion organizes a congress (e.g., IAPR 2009-Vienna, Austria, IAPR 2011- Bari, Italy). The University of Lausanne is proud to host the 2013 gathering in Lausanne, Switzerland. We look forward to welcoming you in our city the 27 – 30 of August, including the optional pre-conference event in the morning of the 27 of August.

Video of the opening session

Scientific committee

Vassilis Saroglou (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Hans A. Alma (University of Humanistic Studies, the Netherlands), Herman Westerink (University of Vienna, Austria), Mario Aletti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), Pierre-Yves Brandt (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Kevin L. Ladd (Indiana University South Bend,  USA), Christopher Alan Lewis (Glyndŵr University, UK).

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The International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) is an international organization promoting the scientific research and exchange within the field of the psychology of religion. The Association is not partial to any particular trend but aspires to provide a platform for the entire spectrum of the scientific-psychological study of religion for psychologists of religion from all over the world.

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