Call for Papers: “Regulating Emotions”. University of Limerick, April 30th-May 1st

The University of Limerick Research Cluster in Emotions in Society is delighted to announce that it will host a conference on the theme of “Regulating Emotions” on the 30th of April and 1st of May 2012 at the University of Limerick. The conference is kindly funded as part of the “New Ideas” scheme by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) (See
The study of emotional regulation (Gross, 1998a, 1998b) is a developing area of scholarship nationally and internationally. The role of emotional regulation in cognition and behaviour and its consequential importance in society is increasingly recognised within distinct academic disciplines including law, education, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, psychiatry and economics, for example. However, the current paradigm operating in the study of emotional regulation is for individual disciplines to examine the concept from an established perspective with little opportunity for active engagement in interdisciplinary scholarship in this area. This conference will provide an opportunity for collaboration across a range of disciplines which will allow new ideas to form and existing dogma to be challenged and critiqued.

The conference will take place over two days and will include a combination of panel discussions, roundtable discussions and addresses by key note speakers. The conference line-up will feature a range of distinguished speakers from the US, Canada and Europe.

The conference organisers welcome proposals from all disciplines on any topic relevant to the theme of emotional regulation. The organisers particularly welcome inter-disciplinary submissions, though this is not required. All proposals will be subjected to peer-review by the Scientific Committee.

Attendance at the conference will cost €60. The organisers also welcome submissions from early career researchers, with discounts of €30 available for PhD and postdoctoral students. Presenters will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. There will be a conference dinner on the evening of Monday 30 April which will cost an additional €25.

Possible areas on which papers may be given include, but are not limited to:
* Sociology
* Psychology
* English
* Business
* Politics
* Education
* Music
* Applied Languages
* Medicine
* Occupational Therapy
* History
* Information Technology, including Artificial Intelligence and
* Law

Persons interested in participating in the event should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words along with a brief biography (150 words). Submissions should be made to using the form attached.

Paper submissions should be received by February 29th, 2012.

Submissions for posters will also be considered. Please submit proposals in the form of 250 world abstracts to by latest March 31st 2012.

If you have any queries, please contact the conference organisers at

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