The 13th meeting of the NNPL in Poland, September 22-23, 2017

It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in the 13th meeting of the Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law (NNPL). The 2017 conference will be held at University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland).

This Nordic conference provides a forum for PhD students and researchers to present their ongoing projects and research findings on all aspects of psychology and law

Preliminary programme (announced 8th September).

Except first authors of the submitted papers and already registered participants, all those who are willing to participate in the NNPL Meeting should notify Bartosz on no later than 14th September.

Keynote speaker Prof. Siegfried L. Sporer

Siegfried Ludwig Sporer, Ph.D., is Professor for social psychology and psychology and law at the University of Giessen, Germany (mandatory retirement since October 2015). His research has focused on eyewitness testimony, facial recognition, person identification and eyewitness meta-memory as well as on nonverbal, paraverbal, linguistic and content cues to deception and on the detection of deception. In recent years, he has specialized on meta-analyses of various aspects of eyewitness identification testimony and deception. Currently, he is serving as an expert witness on eyewitness testimony issues. More information about prof. Sporer and his research:

Prof. Sporer will give a lecture entitled:

Reading Meta-analyses in Detecting Deception and Eyewitness Research: A Critical Consumer's Guide

When planning their own studies, researchers often consult narrative and quantitative reviews (meta-analyses) to plan their own work. The main advantage of finding a meta-analysis relevant for one's own project is that it allows one to estimate the sample size needed for one's own future study. However, meta-analyses do not only reveal information about mean effect sizes but are often characterized by heterogeneity in findings and moderator variables accounting for some of the variability. Meta-analyses may also be plagued by publication bias. Thus, I propose a critical consumer's guide to scrutinize existing meta-analyses regarding their strengths and weaknesses. Illustrative examples are primarily drawn from research on research on deception of detection and eyewitness testimony.

Abstract Submissions

NNPL welcomes abstract submissions of two different kinds:

  1. Standard oral presentations, where there is some data or result to report
  2. PhD-presentations, where students briefly outline ideas and plans for their projects

Abstract Format

When submitting an abstract, please state clearly whether the abstract is for a *standard oral presentation* or a *PhD project*.

  1. Abstracts should be written in English and are limited to 250 words.
  2. All author and co-author names and affiliations should be stated

Abstracts should be submitted to or with the subject heading ‘NNPL abstract’.

Important Dates

Call for papers: May 10th 2017

Abstract submission deadline: August 11th 2017

Registration deadline: August 27th 2017

Conference: September 22nd-23rd 2017

The NNPL committee will review submitted abstracts. Applicants can expect to receive a decision about the acceptance of their abstract before August 18th.

Conference venue

The 13th NNPL Meeting will be held in the Centrum Informacji Naukowej i Biblioteka Akademicka, Bankowa Street 11 A, Katowice, Poland (

Conference dinner

The 13th NNPL Meeting dinner will be held in the Moodro Restaurant at Dobrowolskiego Street 1 A, Katowice, Poland (  


There are several hotels in walking distance from both the conference venue and the central railway station, here are some, which we can recommend:

1. Hotel Monopol Katowice:

2. Hotel Novotel Katowice:

3. Hotel Angelo:

4. Hotel Diament Spodek:

5. Hotel Campanile:

6. Hotel Diament Plaza Katowice:

Preliminary information about the schedule

We plan to start at 12 a.m. on Friday, Sep 22 with the keynote talk, after which the individual presentations will take place until appr. 5 p.m. Individual presentations will continue during Saturday morning and we plan to close the conference at appr. 1 p.m.

Getting to Katowice

The Katowice - Pyrzowice Airport ( is located around 30 km from the Katowice city centre. Several bus lines stop at the airport arrivals terminal, taking you to different parts of the city (

The Kraków - Balice Airport ( is located around 70 km from the Katowice city centre. The easiest means of transportation to the venue is to catch the airport express bus to Katowice (,c70/transport,c313/how-to-get-to-krakow-airport,c314).

Further information

Participation is free, but all participants are required to register to: or

Additional information will be available at the NNPL Meeting website after May 15:  

Published May 8, 2017 4:12 PM - Last modified May 13, 2019 1:12 PM