ESCoP: The European Society for Cognitive Psychology

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  • About the Society

    The European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP) is a large society with over 500 members, across a range of European countries and beyond. ESCOP's mission is "the furtherance of scientific enquiry within the field of Cognitive Psychology and related subjects, particularly with respect to collaboration and exchange of information between researchers in different European countries".

    There are three types of membership within the Society: associated members (postgraduates or postdoctoral researchers who are developing their research career, full members and retired members.

    The Society encourages scientific research through the publication of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology. Other forms of communication include less formal newsletters sent to all members, this website, and an electronic mailing list. The Society also promotes research through its regular conference meetings, has a highly successful programmer of summer schools. It has recently initiated research workshops to act as a catalyst for the establishment and networking of research groups in emerging areas of cognitive psychology.

    The Society has a constitution and a committee who oversee the workings of the Society. From relatively humble beginnings, ESCoP has developed into a broad, successful and respected Society that promotes research in cognate subjects. A history of the executive officers of the Society has been compiled and this could be referenced here.

    Journal of Cognitive Psychology

    First and foremost is the Journal of Cognitive Psychology (JCP), ESCoP's official peer-reviewed journal, published worldwide by Psychology Press.

    JCP is currently edited by Janet van Hell.

    The journal publishes reports of empirical work (including brief reports), theoretical contributions, and reviews of the literature in all areas of cognitive psychology, including applied cognitive psychology.

    Note that the journal's web page contains complete information, including the composition of the editorial board, subscription information, submission information, and a list of forthcoming papers. In addition, JCP material is also available on internet (for a fee) through the Informaworld service.

    JCP is available free of charge to current ESCoP members.

    Awards and Funding

    • ESCoP Early Career Stimulus
    • ESCoP Early Career Publication Award
    • ESCoP Conference Attendance Funding
    • ESCoP Summer School Funding
    • ESCoP Activity Funding
    • ESCoP Thematic Meetings
    Further information can be found on ESCoP's Awards and Funding page.


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