The TEAP (abbreviated for "Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen") is a popular psychological research conference of junior and senior scientists working in Experimental Psychology in the German speaking countries Austria, Germany and parts of Switzerland and Italy. It has a long-standing tradition and is run at a different university each year since 1959. 

To work in Experimental Psychology is really a preference for a method as it involves an experimental factorial design, but as such it is open to various fields in Psychology such as cognitive, developmental, biological, social, educational, or clinical psychology.

Since many years, the TEAP conference language is English, but for the first time, the TEAP will take place in England itself at the London Metropolitan University from the 15th to the 17th April 2019.

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Schmidt, Adam, Universität Datenhof, An der Brücke 5, 10578 IMPACT, Germany

Myers, Eva, University of Experimental Design, Blackboard Avenue, CITATION 5N 89LS, UK

The use of repeated sampling in producing reliable research results

The use of small samples has been in the focus of the reliability debate which called into question some of the most well-established methods in psychological research. Our research question was whether repeated sampling and testing in (a) follow-up experiments or (b) within-subject designs is the better way to produce reliable experimental effects. As an exerimental paradigm, a verbal recall experiment on pro-active interference was used. Study 1 tested five samples of n=20 (N = 100) who completed the task in five different labs. Study 2 tested one small sample (n=20) that completed the task in one session but five times. The results showed considerable practice and learning effects during the five sessions in Study 2 which were not present in any of the five sessions of small samples in Study 1. Moreover, in the extended one-session condition, the experiment effectal was statistically significant with a much higher effect size. We conclude that extended testing is a more reliable way of testing experimental effects than testing a large sample in shorter sessions because it controls for learning effects and minimises individual differences by giving every participant a fair learning opportunity.

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Author guidelines

Early abstract submissions are strongly encouraged. The TeaP organisers reserve the right to decline acceptance if the number of submissions by far exceeds the capacity. The deadline for all types of abstract submissions is the 15th January 2019. Acceptance of abstracts will occur on a rolling basis. All accepted abstracts will be part of the conference proceedings pdf (abstracts only) for the conference which is later available on a permanent basis at the TEAP Archive hosted by the ZPID in Trier.

At least one of the authors of an accepted abstract is required to register for the conference latest on the 28th February2019. Missing this deadline will lead to a cancellation of the submission because of the need to create a definite conference program. Payments can be made using all major credit cards. Please note that the early bird registration deadline is on the 15th February 2019.

Abstracts for posters, individual talks and symposia should contain a clear and explicit title and sufficient information about (1) the research question, (2) the hypothesis, (3) the sample size and method, (4) the results and (4) the conclusion. Abstracts should consist of not more than 250 words.

Poster This format is ideal for work in progress and for first results that will benefit from extended discussions. The poster format may also be allocated if we are running out of spacetime for talks. When planning the poster, please bear in mind that the content of your poster needs to fit into DIN A0 portrait format (84.1 x 118.9 cm; 33.11 x 46.81 inches).

Individual Talk Individual talks will be organized in thematic sessions of 150 minutes hours with 5-6 presentations followed by a 30 minutes break. Please note that the presentation and discussion time in minutes is not yet final until we have the definite number of accepted and registered presentations. Abstracts for individual talks can also be submitted in a paper format that will be published in an open-access format against an increased registration fee. Please find examples of published open access conference papers on this link Open Access Conference Proceedings (full articles only). The template for the abstract plus manuscript will be available shortly.

Symposia consist of the submission of related abstracts for symposium about a particular research area and question. A symposium should consist of 5-6 talks, each with a separate abstract, and an additional summary abstract covering the overarching theme by the symposium convenor(s).

All speakers of accepted symposia are kindly asked to register promptly within 5 days after receipt of acceptance. In case symposium participants cannot take part, and/or the symposium cannot take place, the organiser will consider the remaining proposals as individual talks and allocate them to topic-focused workshops.


Program Committee

  • Christopher Chandler, London Metropolitan University

  • Lynn Hystegge, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

  • Yanbo Hu, London Metropolitan University

  • Thomas Lachmann, Technical University of Kaiserslautern

    Christiane Lange-Küttner, London Metropolitan University

  • Gert Westheimer, Lancaster University


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    15 Apr.



    17 Apr.


  • 15 Jan.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 15 Jan.


    Draft paper submission deadline

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