Our in-person conference is going ONLINE via Zoom. Go to EventBrite to register.

Online, June 29—June 30, 2022

Sponsored by The PsyArt Foundation and hosted by University at Albany


Ylisto Bridge

Ylistö Bridge connecting University of Jyväskylä campuses (Owner: JYU)



We are pleased to announce that the 38th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, originally to be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, will occur online from June 29—June 30, 2022. The conference is sponsored by The PsyArt Foundation ( ( Our host is University at Albany.

The organizers of PsyArt 2022 call for papers dealing with any application of psychology—including psychoanalysis, object relations, feminist, Jungian, or Lacanian approaches, cognitive psychology, or neuroscience—to the study of literature, film and visual media, painting, sculpture, music, performance, or the other arts. The conference is convivial and draws scholars from around the world. We also warmly welcome conferees who do not present papers. A maximum of 75 papers will be accepted for presentation.


Abstract submissions: deadline for abstract submissions is May 20, 2022.
Registration fees: regular registration fees are due by May 27, 2022. Late registration fees are due by June 1, 2022. Late registration fees will NOT be accepted after June 1, 2022. USD represents the fixed price for registration fees.


SUNY at Albany Campus

SUNY Albany Uptown Campus (Photo by: SWA Balsley)



Papers should be short, 20 minutes at most. Please observe the time limit. Normal speaking rate is 140 words per minute, and, for clarity, a scholarly presentation should be somewhat slower for the purpose of speaking at the pace of audience comprehension. Please try to limit or avoid jargon. Our standard 20-minute limit allows you to speak about 2400 words or eight to ten pages maximum. An additional ten minutes are allotted for discussion of each paper, usually at the end of the session. The moderator is responsible for keeping speakers to 20 minutes. The moderator speaks last, and it is therefore in his/her/their interest to maintain the schedule.

English is the conference language. We recommend that any speakers who are not native speakers of English accompany their talks with a PowerPoint presentation.

If you submit your paper for publication after the conference, at that time it can be as long or short as you like.

Please prepare an abstract, 150 words maximum. The deadline for sending the abstract is May 20, 2022. Send your abstract to If your abstract is accepted, registration details will follow.


Student Fellowships

The PsyArt Foundation is offering up to two fellowship scholarships:

1. Norman and Jane Holland Travel Fellowship of $500 / €430 for outstanding graduate student papers (prior to completing the Ph.D.). We consider individually authored papers that contribute to the psychological / psychoanalytical study of the arts, including literature. These can be awarded only once per person, but you can apply every year until you win. To be considered for a fellowship, once your abstract has been accepted to the conference, please send the complete text of your paper by March 31, 2022, to PsyArt Vice-President, Paavo Manninen, at No recommendations are necessary.


  1. In memoriam of our longtime Vice President, Andrew Gordon, the PsyArt Foundation also offers one Andrew Gordon Fellowshipof $500 / €430 for Ph.D. students who are participating at the conference for the first time. We consider individually authored papers that contribute to the psychological / psychoanalytical study of the arts, including literature. Allocation of scholarship is on a first-come, first-served basis. A supporting letter from the supervisor is necessary. To be considered for a fellowship, send your conference abstract and supporting letter by March 31, 2022, to PsyArt Vice-President, Paavo Manninen, at


Registration Form 2022

The deadline for sending us your title and abstract is May 20, 2022, or when we have 75 accepted abstracts, registration forms, and registration fees, whichever comes sooner. Once you receive notice that your abstract is accepted, you will be notified and can then pay your fees to be assured a place at the conference.

For each person attending the conference, please fill out a separate online form and pay the registration fee. Please indicate clearly “No Paper” if that is the case. Otherwise indicate the title and abstract below.

For a complete registration, we require three items:

  1. A completed registration form(see below) including paper title.
  2. Brief abstract of paper (150 words maximum), if you are giving a paper. These abstracts enable us to decide if your paper is acceptable for the conference and then to place your paper in an appropriate session. We also publish them online.
  3. A registration fee. See registration payment details below.


  • Ensure your email address is typed correctly to receive a response. If, by May 30, 2022, you are not receiving e-mails from us, let us know.
  • Do not assume that some currency arrangement you made the previous year is still effective.
  • Do not leave your registration for someone else to complete unless you are a guest, i.e., a child under 18, friend, or family member attending as a non-presenter.
  • Ensure that we have your complete registration (all three items) and your correct e-mail address. Fill out a separate form and pay for each person attending.


Registration Fees & Payments

To register, click here. U.S. and non-U.S. registrants will be taken to our PsyArt account at

USD represents the fixed price for the conference registration fees.

  • $50 (USD) plus processing fee. Regular registration.
  • $75 (USD) plus processing fee. Late registration, May 28-June 1, 2022.
  • $25 (USD) plus processing fee. Non-presenters (listeners only).


$25 of the conference registration fee is a non-refundable tax-deductible donation to The PsyArt Foundation, which supports the conference, the journal, and the listserv. If you require a refund, it will not include the processing fee or $25 donation.


Late Fees

$25 will be added to registration fee after May 27, 2022. No payments will be accepted after June 1, 2022.

The registration fee (except for the $25 non-refundable donation) is refundable for any reason until June 1, 2022, but not for any reason thereafter. The $25 donation makes you a member of PsyArt, which also entitles you to attend and to vote at the annual meeting to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Please do attend and vote.


If you are having problems registering or have any other questions related to registration, please contact our Treasurer, Marcie Newton, at

To register, click here. U.S. and non-U.S. registrants will be taken to our PsyArt account at


Table of Contents

Student Fellowships
Registration Form
Fees & Payments